Beauty's Gift is a riveting, moving tale of how four women lose
their best friend. And how they decide to change the fate of their
own lives as well as the lives of those closest to them. The
AIDS-activist Zackie Achmat described it as "one of the most
important books about HIV/AIDS in our country."The FFF used to
consist of Five Friends: Edith, Cordelia, Amanda, Doris and Beauty.
But then Beauty suddenly becomes very ill, and after six short
weeks, passes away. On her deathbed she begs Amanda to promise her
one thing - that she and the rest of the FFF will not pass away
prematurely like she is doing. All because of an unfaithful husband
. . . Ukuhle, she begs of Amanda. May you live a long life, and may
you become old. Edith, Cordelia, Amanda and Doris all swear an oath
after Beauty's premature death, that they won't have unprotected
sex - not even with their husbands - and that they will find out
their own HIV status as well as that of their
husbands/partners.This is Sindiwe Magona at her very best - writing
about social issues, and not keeping quiet. Speak up, she says to
women in Africa. Stand up, and take control of your own lives.
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