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And They Didn’t Die – Lauretta Ngcobo

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And They Didn’t Die dramatises the heroism of Jezile, a young rural woman. Her story also depicts the emergence of collective resistance by rural women in South Africa of the 1950s and 60s.

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And They Didn’t Die dramatises the heroism of Jezile, a young rural woman. Her story also depicts the emergence of collective resistance by rural women in South Africa of the 1950s and 60s. Above all it is a story of redemption in the strength and vitality of one woman who will not allow intense suffering to deplete her humanity. The author draws upon her relationship with the ‘very strong, very proud’ women who raised her and her knowledge of their history to create a novel that is sensitive, human and political. Lauretta Ngcobo was born and brought up in Ixopo, part of the rural community she describes in her book. Her work in the resistance forced her to flee South Africa. She worked as a freedom fighter from neighbouring countries before moving to London where she began writing her best-selling novel Cross of Gold. Lauretta returned to South Africa where she continues her work as a member of the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Assembly.

 

Additional information

ISBN

9780869809631

Date Published

1999

Publisher

Language

English

Specifications

Softcover, 14 x 21 cm, 272pp