Singing Away The Hunger : The Autobiography Of An African Woman
Singing Away The Hunger : The Autobiography Of An African Woman
Singing Away The Hunger : The Autobiography Of An African Woman

Singing Away The Hunger : The Autobiography Of An African Woman

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... this gem of a book deserves a wide audience. Appropriate for African and womens studies courses and a must for college and university libraries. Choice

... Mpho relates the story of her life with an integrity that makes for utterly compelling reading.... The fortitude of this woman, now in her late 60s, is a lesson to us all. The Bookseller, United Kingdom

This is a fascinating autobiography... KLIATT

... a powerful autobiography of a Lesotho elder who tells her life as an African woman in South Africa. The focus on black culture and concerns as much as racism allows for an unusual depth of understanding of black concerns and lifestyles in Africa. Reviewers Bookwatch

An African womans poignant and beautifully crafted memoir lyrically portrays the brutal poverty and reliance on ritual that shape the lives of her people, the Basotho.... A commanding and important work that will captivate readers with its unique voice, narrative power, and unforgettable scenes of life in Southern Africa. Kirkus Reviews

... a stunning autobiography of a remarkable woman... Nthunyas telling is eloquent. Although her voice is generally one of dignified emotional distance, it is punctuated by her very human humor and pain. Publishers Weekly

... recommended for collections in African folklore. Library Journal

I am telling my stories in English for many months now, and it is a time for me to see my whole life. I see that things are always changing. I was born in 1930, so I remember many things which were happening in the old days in Lesotho and which happen no more. I lived in Benoni Location for more than ten years, and I saw the Boer policemen taking black people and beating them like dogs. They even took me once, and kept me in one of their jails for a while. Mpho Matsepo Nthunya

A compelling and unique autobiography by an African woman with little formal education, less privilege, and almost no experience of boo

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