Book Size:

Pages: 176

Format: Hardback & Paperback

ISBN: 9781566561631 HB
ISBN: 9781566566490 PB

Imprint: Interlink Books

Edition: 1

Category:

To My Children's Children

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Paperback $ 12.95 | Hardback $ 24.95
"Her book may be written to her children's children, but its messages go beyond bloodlines. It has something to say to the global family about the ravages of racism, the strength of the family and the perseverance of the African spirit." - The Boston Globe "

About this book

This powerful and widely acclaimed autobiography of Sindiwe Magona's early years in South Africa, announced the arrival of a major new black writer. Here she gives an account of her eventful first 23 years and tells a candid, unself-pitying story of triumph and endurance in the face of hardships relentlessly reinforced by the apartheid system.

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About the author

Sindiwe Magona is the author of Forced to Grow and Living, Loving and Lying Awake at Night, also published by Interlink.

Reviews

"Her book may be written to her children's children, but its messages go beyond bloodlines. It has something to say to the global family about the ravages of racism, the strength of the family and the perseverance of the African spirit." - The Boston Globe "Magona's memoir is a delightful, poignant, feisty and uplifting story that chronicles, in a refreshing and authentic voice, what it means to attain womanhood in a society where patriarchy and apartheid often conspired to degrade and enslave women economically, domestically, politically, traditionally and sexually." - Washington Post Book World "Her vivid descriptions of Xhosa customs unfold not as an anthropologist's field study but as a memory etched from experience." - Publisher's Weekly "Her book may be written to her children's children, but its messages go beyond bloodlines. It has something to say to the global family about the ravages of racism, the strength of the family and the perseverance of the African spirit." - The Boston Globe

Additional information

Author

Magona, Sindiwe

Edition

1

Inprint

Interlink Books

Pages

176

Author Home

South Africa

Reviews

"Her book may be written to her children's children , but its messages go beyond bloodlines. It has something to say to the global family about the ravages of racism , the strength of the family and the perseverance of the African spirit." – The Boston Globe "Magona's memoir is a delightful , poignant , feisty and uplifting story that chronicles , in a refreshing and authentic voice , what it means to attain womanhood in a society where patriarchy and apartheid often conspired to degrade and enslave women economically , domestically , politically , traditionally and sexually." – Washington Post Book World "Her vivid descriptions of Xhosa customs unfold not as an anthropologist's field study but as a memory etched from experience." – Publisher's Weekly "Her book may be written to her children's children , but its messages go beyond bloodlines. It has something to say to the global family about the ravages of racism , the strength of the family and the perseverance of the African spirit." – The Boston Globe

MainReview

"Her book may be written to her children's children, but its messages go beyond bloodlines. It has something to say to the global family about the ravages of racism, the strength of the family and the perseverance of the African spirit." – The Boston Globe "

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Paperback, Hardback