Singing away the Hunger
The Autobiography of an African Woman
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Singing away the Hunger by Mpho 'M'atsepo Nthunya
Book DescriptionA compelling and unique autobiography by an African woman with little formal education, less privilege, and almost no experience of books or writing. Mpho's voice is a voice almost never heard in literature or history, a voice from within the struggle of "ordinary" African women to negotiate a world which incorporates ancient pastoral ways and the congestion, brutality, and racist violence of city life. It is also the voice of a born storyteller who has a subject worthy of her gifts - a story for all the world to hear.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780253211620
(210mm x 146mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1997
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Mpho 'M'atsepo Nthunya
Mpho M atsepo Nthunya was born in Lesotho in 1930 and educated in South Africa. Having returned to Lesotho in 1949 to escape apartheid, she supported her family as a domestic worker for thirty years. K. Limakatso Kendall is an American actor, writer, and academic who emigrated to South Africa in 1995. She is now Professor of Drama Studies at the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg."
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