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Dear Bullet: A letter to my shooter

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The village of Mpandela lies in one of the most beautiful parts of the Eastern Cape, amid soft flowing hills along which footpaths curl, cattle peacefully graze and children’s playful voices are heard.

This is not the village that Sixolile Mbalo remembers. Circumstances were less kind to her, but she thought that, with the love of her grandmother, she would be able to chan

Kindle Edition, 89 pages
Published April 2nd 2014 by Jonathan Ball Publishers
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Hloni Dlamini
Mar 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
I think I am a sucker for tragic stories. Read this book is one sitting
Ntombezinhle Nzama
Feb 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
a true over comer! not a victim but a victor!
Craizy Daisy
Jun 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a story! Mbalo's memoir was a riveting and painful read. I cannot recommend it enough. In sparse language, she conveyed so much emotion, horror and fear, but also such brilliance and clarity, that I felt both anxious and interested reading every sentence. Her story will remain with me for the longest time. Five stars! ...more
Mar 11, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow, this certainly is 'a brave and powerful book’!! It gives one a very clear picture of life in her village, of what happened to her and how she has risen above all her experiences to inspire and motivate others. Sadly, this is the experience of far too many young women living in rural areas and townships in South Africa. A short, worthwhile read. ...more
May 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
I didnt entirely enjoy the writing style but what a powerful story, it captures the tragedies black south african women live with daily. The length suited it but i feel like there could have been more.
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