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Let It Be Told: Essays by Black Women in Britain

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'We are laying claim to our selfhood... as women: separate and equal with men, demanding recognition not only from the host society but from our own community' - Lauretta Ngcobo

In this engaging and dynamic collection of essays by ten Black women writers in Britain are personal stories, glimpses of history, discussions of the intentions and obligations of writing itself, an
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Paperback, 145 pages
Published 1988 by Virago Press (UK) (first published 1987)
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Zanna
Nov 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry, feminism
My only experience of life so far is being a Black woman. That shapes my writing, and that's good. I don't understand the people who have to run away from these sorts of things... When you write from our perspective you are writing as a person, and our past and our present takes in things that everyone can relate to - tragedy, hope, despair, suffering, joy, you name it
-Marsha Prescod

Lauretta Ngcobo's introduction details a number of key issues addressed in Black women's writing in Britain in the
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Great book. Definitely one people should read especially if you are interested in black history. Crazy how most the themes are still relevant today.
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Lauretta Ngcobo (born 1931) was a South African novelist and essayist. After being in exile between 1963 and 1994, she lived in Durban until her death in November 2015.

The daughter of Simon Gwina, she was born in Ixopo, KwaZulu-Natal, grew up there, and was educated at the University of Fort Hare. She married Abednego Bhekabantu Ngcobo, a founder and member of the executive of the Pan Africanist C
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