317pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2015
Ksenia Robbe explores the theme of motherhood in texts by South African women authors written in English and Afrikaans from the 1970s to 2010. She compares works by Elsa Joubert and Wilma Stockenström, Sindiwe Magona and Marlene van Niekerk, Zoë Wicomb and Pamphilia Hlapa and Antjie Krog and Ellen Kuzwayo.
"A great pleasure to read. This book adopts a stimulating and productive way of addressing the existing literature and will be welcomed by those who wish to read a fresh and informative study of South African women's writing set within the fields of gender and African studies." Professor Eva Hunter, University of the Western Cape
Ksenia Robbe is Assistant Professor at the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society.