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Singing Away the Hunger: The Autobiography of an African Woman
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Diane  | 12974 comments About the Book (from the publisher)

A compelling and unique autobiography by an African woman with little formal education, less privilege, and almost no experience of books or writing. Mpho's voice is a voice almost never heard in literature or history, a voice from within the struggle of "ordinary" African women to negotiate a world which incorporates ancient pastoral ways and the congestion, brutality, and racist violence of city life. It is also the voice of a born storyteller who has a subject worthy of her gifts - a story for all the world to hear.


About the Author (from the publisher)

Mpho ’M’atsepo Nthunya was born in Lesotho in 1930 and educated in South Africa. Having returned to Lesotho in 1949 to escape apartheid, she supported her family as a domestic worker for thirty years.


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