YOU HAVE STRUCK A ROCK, women fighting for their power in South Africa

: Mhlungu (G.)

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212pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2021


Journalist, broadcaster and editor Gugulethu Mhlungu on how history - the pass laws, land dispossession, racial discrimination, the construction of gender under apartheid, and gender-based violence - has shaped the conditions women in South Africa live under today.

"Mhlungu shows that women have never been powerless in South Africa even with the ever-hanging cloud of systemic violence and myriad oppressions. In the midst of structural oppression and erasure, women continue to rise because women's power can never be dimmed." Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to health