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. Bringing these issues into the open is a vital step in breaking the cycle of violence that is experienced by many in our communities.

Ludovic Romany

Ludovic Romany is a writer of biographies, novels, and poems.


He brings the inspirational stories of those who have come through hardships, celebrating their transformation, and providing inspiration for others who are starting on their journeys.

Ludovic's fictional stories & poems entertain and delight readers of all ages. Those who live in his chosen town of Lyttelton, near Christchurch, New Zealand, eagerly await the next selection to be published in the Lyttelton Review.