Mother to Mother

A beautifully written exploration of South African apartheid – based on a real-life incident

By Sindiwe Magona Read by Janina Edwards Fiction / History - African / Literary English, Unabridged 8h 17m Sell Sheet
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7 Audio CDs October 2, 2018 $34.99 $24.99 9781974923571 Add to Cart
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							Sindiwe Magona's novel Mother to Mother explores the South African legacy of apartheid through the lens of a woman who remembers a life marked by oppression and injustice. Magona decided to write this novel when she discovered that Fulbright Scholar Amy Biehl, who had been killed while working to organize the nation's first ever democratic elections in 1993, died just a few yards away from her own permanent residence in Guguletu, Capetown. The book is based on this real-life incident, and takes the form of an epistle to Amy Biehl's mother. The murderer's mother, Mandisi, writes about her life, the life of her child, and the colonized society that not only allowed, but perpetuated violence against women and impoverished black South Africans under the reign of apartheid. The result is not an apology for the murder, but a beautifully written exploration of the society that bred such violence.