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Maverick - Extraordinary Women from South Africa's Past (Paperback) Loot Price: R121.00 Discovery Miles 1210 You Save: R19.00 (14%)

Maverick - Extraordinary Women from South Africa's Past (Paperback)

Lauren Beukes

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This is a title about raconteurs and renegades, writers, poets, provocateurs and pop stars, artists and activists and a cross-dressing doctor. From Africa's first black movie star and Drum covergirl, Dolly Rathebe to Glenda Kemp, the snake-dancing stripper who shook up the verkrampte social mores of the 70s, these are the riveting true tales of women who broke with convention and damn the consequences. Spanning over 350 years of history, Maverick explores the compelling lives of some of South Africa's most famous - and notorious - women, including Brenda Fassie, Daisy de Melker, Sara Bartmann, Ingrid Jonker, Helen Joseph, Nongqawuse and Bessie Head. But it also delves into lesser known stories of the likes of reluctant Boer commando Sarah Raal, the ill-fated khoekhoe interpreter Krotoa-Eva, Black Sophie, the brothel queen of Bree Street and Elizabeth Klarer who gave birth to an alien love child in 1958.


Imprint: Oshun Books
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: November 2005
Authors: Lauren Beukes
Dimensions: 230 x 150 x 20mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 249
ISBN-13: 978-1-77007-050-9
Barcode: 9781770070509
Categories: Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Encyclopaedias & reference works > Reference works > Dictionaries of biography (Who's Who)
Books > Humanities > History > African history
Books > History > African history
Books > History > African history > General
Books > Humanities > History > African history > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies > Women's studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies > Women's studies > General
LSN: 1-77007-050-8

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