Go Tell the Sun

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African Books Collective, 2011 - Fiction - 121 pages
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WAME MOLEFHE's stories have a gentle, unassuming yet intimate and captivating feel to them. Set in Botswana, the stories trace the lives of characters whose paths cross and re-cross each others', some times in and through love, at other times through tragedy. And through them the author brings to bear a woman's perspective on the societal mores in which sexual abuse, homophobia and AIDS, among others, flourish and spread. The social content and views are never proclaimed as a loud agenda; instead, it forms a 'natural' backdrop to the lives of the characters, something that may raise a wry comment or thought in one character, while eliciting a mere shrug from another. Molefhe's voice is, to some extent, a world-weary voice, weary of all she has seen of society's failures, but never without the gentleness often absent and much needed in broken societies, and never without the hope and redemption that can be found in love and the imagination.
 

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Contents

Who Do You Tell?
11
Sethunya Likes Girls Better
24
Botswana Rain
37
The Vigil
50
Coloured Locks
58
Blood of Mine
71
EmptyHanded
89
Marang Mother of Keineetse
93
My Blood
105
Six Pack
118
Glossary
125
Back cover
131
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