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Author Burge, Kimberly, author
Title The born frees : writing with the girls of Gugulethu / Kimberly Burge
Published New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2015]
 Rodman Main Adult  305.242 B954    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition
Descript xii, 348 pages ; 22 cm
Content text
Media unmediated
Carrier volume
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references
Summary A creative writing group unites and inspires girls of the first South African generation "born free." Born into post-apartheid South Africa, the young women of the townships around Cape Town still face daunting challenges. Their families and communities have been ravaged by poverty, violence, sexual abuse, and AIDS. Yet, as Kimberly Burge discovered when she set up a writing group in the township of Gugulethu, the spirit of these girls outshines their circumstances
Contents Voices of the girls. Our pride ; OVCs ; Disclosure ; Amazw'Entombi -- You strike a woman, you strike a rock. A force to be reckoned with ; Paradise road ; You can wear your Gucci or your Prada, but I don't have to feel insecure just because I'm wearing my Mr. Price ; Do you even ask yourself who is she? ; All these thoughts in my head and heart ; Be you to the full ; And guess what? I'm still alive ; Make the choice to life and not just exist -- Ubuntu in abundance: Gugulethu, two years later. As old or as young as democracy ; Still trying to find my way through ; Epilogue: youth day
Subject Young women -- South Africa -- Social conditions
Creative writing
Creative writing -- Therapeutic use -- South Africa
Post-apartheid era -- South Africa
Add Title Writing with the girls of Gugulethu
ISBN 9780393239164

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