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The Resource The born frees : writing with the girls of Gugulethu, Kimberly Burge

The born frees : writing with the girls of Gugulethu, Kimberly Burge

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The born frees : writing with the girls of Gugulethu
Title
The born frees
Title remainder
writing with the girls of Gugulethu
Statement of responsibility
Kimberly Burge
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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. Girls such as irrepressible Annasuena, whose late mother was one of South Africa's most celebrated singers; bubbly Sharon, already career-bound; and shy Ntombi, determined to finish high school and pursue further studies, find reassurance and courage in writing. Together they also find temporary escape from the travails of their lives, anxieties beyond boyfriends and futures: for some of them, worries that include HIV medication regimens, conflicts with indifferent guardians, struggles with depression. Driven by a desire to claim their own voices and define themselves, their writing in the group Amazw'Entombi, "Voices of the Girls," provides a lodestar for what freedom might mean" --
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Burge, Kimberly
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Young women
  • Creative writing
  • Creative writing
  • Post-apartheid era
Label
The born frees : writing with the girls of Gugulethu, Kimberly Burge
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xii, 348 pages
Isbn
9780393239164
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015010037
System control number
  • (OCoLC)891611161
  • (OCoLC)ocn891611161
  • 723944
Label
The born frees : writing with the girls of Gugulethu, Kimberly Burge
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xii, 348 pages
Isbn
9780393239164
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015010037
System control number
  • (OCoLC)891611161
  • (OCoLC)ocn891611161
  • 723944

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