POSTMORTEM, the doctor who walked away

: Phalime (M.)

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208 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014


Maria Phamile's account of why, after nine years of study and four years of practice, she chose to give up working as a medical doctor. She also speaks to other doctors who have made a similar choice and exposes the often unbearable pressures that come with working as a doctor in South Africa.

Maria Phalime is the recipient of the City Press Tafelberg Nonfiction Award.