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When Secrets Become Stories - Women Speak Out (Paperback)

Sue Nyathi

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A young girl on the Cape Flats is gifted in exchange for a bottle of alcohol, a woman is beaten by her boyfriend and told to bezekela (persevere), a businesswoman is asked for sexual favours to secure a contract, while a child rapist is released on bail after three years...

South Africa is a country at war with its women. Rarely a woman can be found who has not been the victim of some kind of abuse or does not know a friend or a family member who has. Gender-based violence takes many different forms – emotional, financial, physical, sexual and structural – and it can be meted out by strangers, intimate partners or a family member.

Many women are overcome by a sense of shame when they are sexually or emotionally abused but sharing what was once a secret, helps to break shame’s hold. ‘I am not defined by the abuse I have suffered,’ writes Sue Nyathi. ‘I am not a victim; I am a survivor.’

In When Secrets Become Stories, women from all walks of life, across racial lines, age and income demographics, boldly speak out. With contributions by Lorraine Sithole, Desiree-Anne Martin, Mamokgethi Phakeng, Shafinaaz Hassim, Cathy Park Kelly and Olivia Jasriel, who as a child was sexually abused by tennis star Bob Hewitt.

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Imprint: Jonathan Ball Publishers SA
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: July 2021
Authors: Sue Nyathi
Dimensions: 235 x 150 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 224
ISBN-13: 978-1-77619-064-5
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies > Women's studies > Feminism
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Violence in society > Sexual abuse
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Violence in society > Domestic violence
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Violence in society > Stalking & sexual harassment
Books > Biography > General
Books > Local Author Showcase > Lifestyle
Books > Promotion > Women's Month
LSN: 1-77619-064-5
Barcode: 9781776190645

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