Forced to Grow

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Interlink Books, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 232 pages
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This is the story of an ambitious, determined woman--deserted by her husband at age 23 with three children under 6--who made it out of the black ghetto of Guguletu, put herself through high school and college, then grad school at Columbia, and obtained a job in New York.

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Together with To My Children's Children this makes a nice pair of autobios about the daily life of black women growing up under apartheid. I'm sorry she's so critical of the resistance groupings ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

After achieving degrees from UNISA and Columbia University, SINDIWE MAGONA started working for the United Nations Organizations in New York where she stayed for nine years. At the end of 2002, Sindiwe finally returned to her home country and now lives in Marina da Gama. She wrote many award winning novels after "To My Children s Children", which includes "Forced to Grow, Push-Push" and other stories, "Living, Loving and Lying Awake at Night" and "Mother to Mother", which has now been made to a major feature film. In April this year, she was awarded with Order of iKhamanga Bronze medal award by the President at the Union Buildings.

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