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Singing Away the Hunger: The Autobiography of an African Woman

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ISBN: 9780253211620
Author(s): Mpho 'M'atsepo Nthunya
Format: Paperback
Year: 1997
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Dimensions: 140 x 209 x 15 (w x l x h)
Pages: 200
Series: Autobiography of an African Woman

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'...this gem of a book deserves a wide audience. Appropriate for African and women's studies courses and a must for college and university libraries.' -Choice '...Mpho relates the story of her life with an integrity that makes for utterly compelling reading...The fortitude of this woman, now in her late 60s, is a lesson to us all.' -The Bookseller, United Kingdom 'This is a fascinating autobiography...' -KLIATT '...a powerful autobiography of a Lesotho elder who tells her life as an African woman in South Africa. The focus on black culture and concerns as much as racism allows for an unusual depth of understanding of black concerns and lifestyles in Africa.' -Reviewer's Bookwatch 'An African woman's poignant and beautifully crafted memoir lyrically portrays the brutal poverty and reliance on ritual that shape the lives of her people, the Basotho...A commanding and important work that will captivate readers with its unique voice, narrative power, and unforgettable scenes of life in Southern Africa.' -Kirkus Reviews '...a stunning autobiography of a remarkable woman...Nthunya's telling is eloquent.
Although her voice is generally one of dignified emotional distance, it is punctuated by her very human humor and pain.' -Publishers Weekly '...recommended for collections in African folklore.' -Library Journal 'I am telling my stories in English fo Please click here to ask a question
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