I WRITE THE YAWNING VOID, selected essays of Sindiwe Magona

: Schatteman (R.) ed. & comp.

R 350.00
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215pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2023


A collection of essays that span the transition from apartheid to the post-apartheid period.

"In examining seminal moments in her 80 years, Sindiwe Magona gifts the nation and the world a raw, unapologetic dissection of a hard but triumphant life. Readers will do themselves a great disservice if they do not contemplate her musings. They moved me greatly." Zubeida Jaffer, author of Love in the time of treason

"Magona does not speak for the marginalised, she amplifies their voices. This collection of essays, flowing from the pen of one of South Africa’s foremost socially committed authors, provides a profound sense of social consciousness and unparalleled wisdom." Siphiwo Mahala, editor go Imbiza, journal for African writing

Sindiwe Magona is the author of two autobiographical books, 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 the novels, Mother to Mother, Beauty's Gift and When the Village Sleeps. She was awarded the Order of iKhamanga by the President of the Republic of South Africa in 2011. She is Senior Research Fellow at the University of the Western Cape.

Renée Schatteman is Associate Professor at Georgia State University, USA. She is the co-author of Voices from the Continent and co-editor of Five Points: Special issue on the writing and a of South Africa.