Written with uncommon candor 'Defining Pearl' ignites emotions making this a compelling, deeply moving memoir. More than a decade in the making this powerful publication presents how since childhood Pearl Matibe lived a prosperous lifestyle. Her previously unpublished personal journal shows her unique vantage point to chronicle a dangerous time in history. It is an amazingly riveting exposé of her private ordeal behind a public unleashing of retribution disclosing tumultuous years when the dictatorial government of Robert Mugabe inflicted state-sponsored violence on her. Pearl weaves a captivating journey from southern Africa to Europe to North America confronted with cultural realities.