BEAUTY'S GIFT, including the essay, "Why I wrote 'Beauty's Gift'"

: Magona (S.)

R 230.00
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216pp., paperback, Revised Edition, Johannesburg, (2008) 2018


A novel about four women who decide to change their lives after a close friend dies of AIDS.

"One of the most important books about HIV/AIDS in our country.” Zackie Achmat, AIDS activist

"Just when I thought I have read all there is to read about HIV and AIDS, here comes a book that takes an absolutely different [approach] to the subject. It does not end there, it goes on to challenge the patriarchy that sometimes parades itself as culture and how damaging it can be sometimes in African marriages." Bayanda Mzoneli, Out Spoken


Dr Sindiwe Magona is motivational speaker, author, poet, playwright, story-teller and actor. Her books include two autobiographical titles, To My Children’s Children and Forced to Grow; two collections of short stories, Living, Loving and Lying Awake at Night and Push-Push and Other Stories, and a novel, Mother to Mother. Her most recent novel is When the Village Sleeps (2021).