The Heavens May Fall
By (author) Unity Dow
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Heavens May Fall by Unity Dow
Book DescriptionUnity Dow's fourth novel tells the story of Naledi Chaba, a young attorney who has to battle prejudices within the legal profession and in the broader society. Her clients are mainly women and children, and she finds that under traditional law and modern Botswana law they are without protection. This novel follows Naledi and her best friend and cousin Dr Mmdi More as they struggle against the frustrations of a society in transition. How can an unmarried, childless professional be expected to triumph -- even occasionally -- in a world caught between tradition and cosmopolitanism.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781876756482
(215mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Spinifex Press
Publisher: Spinifex Press
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: Australia
Books By Author Unity Dow
Saturday is for Funerals, Paperback (September 2011)
In the year 2000 the World Health Organization estimated that 85 percent of fifteen-year-olds in Botswana would eventually die of AIDS. This title tells the true story of lives ravaged by AIDS - of orphans, bereaved parents, and widows; and, of families who devote most Saturdays to the burial of relatives and friends.
Juggling Truths, Paperback (June 2003)
Recreates with telling insight and gentle humour a world in Botswana where the truths of the missionaries and the witchdoctors jostle with those of the generations of women. The author, Unity Dow, is Botswana's first and only female High Court judge.
Screaming of the Innocent, Paperback (February 2002)» View all books by Unity Dow
Imprint. One afternoon, a young girl goes missing near her village. The police tell her mother and the villagers she has been taken by a wild animal. But five years later, a young government employee finds evidence that there was human involvement in the affair. So begins an illegal and undercover struggle for justice and retribution.
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Author Biography - Unity Dow
Unity Dow is the first woman in Botswana to be appointed High Court judge. Dow has a long record as a human rights attorney, co-founding the Women and Law in Southern Africa Research Project and is a member of International Women's Rights Watch an advocacy organisation. In 1995 Dow challenged the government over the 1982 Citizenship Act, under which Botswana women married to foreigners could not pass on their nationality to their children, though Botswana men married to foreigners could. This led to passage of a legislation that gave women the right to pass on their nationality to their children.
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