LAURETTA NGCOBO, writing as the practice of freedom

: Boswell (B.) ed.

R 380.00
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262pp., illus., paperback, Voices of Liberation Series, Cape Town, 2022 


Selected writings by feminist and Pan Africanist Congress member Lauretta Ngcobo (1931-2015), edited and with analysis by Barbara Boswell.

Lauretta Ngcobo is author of the novels Cross of Gold (1981) and And They Didn’t Die (1990), and editor of the essay collection, Let it Be Told: Black women writers in Britain (1987), all written while she was in exile in the UK. After her return to South Africa she published the children’s book, Fikile Learns to Like Other People (1994) and edited Prodigal Daughters: Stories of women in exile (2012). 

Barbara Boswell is an Associate Professor of English Literary Studies at the University of Cape Town. She is the author of Grace: A novel (winner of the 2018 University of Johannesburg’s Debut Creative Writing Prize) and the monograph And Wrote My Story Anyway: Black South African women’s fiction as feminism (2020).