Most of us would consider the gift of innocence to be the birthright of every baby brought into this world. Unfortunately, within New Zealand, a perpetuating cycle of violence and poverty can often deny this birthright.
Witere ‘Wi’ Peepe is one of those who never received his ‘gift of innocence’.
In his story, Wi recalls being subjected to the most monstrous crimes at the hands of his parents, from as young as two years of age. They extended to him the same violence and wrongful behaviour they themselves had experienced during their lives. All the pieces were in place to lead Wi down a similar path, but this account of his difficult journey tells how it was possible for him to come through the dark shadows and into the light.This story is one that needs to be told.