The cry of Winnie Mandela by Ndebele, Njabulo S. (Njabulo Simakahle)The author portrays four women whose lives have been spent waiting for their men to return, like Odysseus' Penelope. They question themselves and each other about why they waited and what this waiting did to them. This leads them to imaginary conversations with Winnie Mandela, the most famous of the South African women who waited.
Call Number: PR9369.3.N37 C79 2013
Publication Date: 2013
Welcome to Our Hillbrow by Phaswane Mpe; Ghirmai Negash (Introduction by)"Welcome to Our Hillbrow is an exhilarating and disturbing ride through the chaotic and hyper-real zone of Hillbrow--microcosm of all that is contradictory, alluring, and painful in the postapartheid South African psyche. Everything is there: the shattered dreams of youth, sexuality and its unpredictable costs, AIDS, xenophobia, suicide, the omnipotent violence that often cuts short the promise of young people's lives, and the Africanist understanding of the life continuum that does not end with death but flows on into an ancestral realm. Infused with the rhythms of the inner-city pulsebeat, this courageous novel is compelling in its honesty and its broad vision, which links Hillbrow, rural Tiragalong, and Oxford. It spills out the guts of Hillbrow--living with the same energy and intimate knowledge with which the Drum writers wrote Sophiatown into being."