Kharnita Mohamed, Called to Song. Cape Town: Kwela, 2018. Pages: 288. ISBN PRINT: 9780795708589

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Abstract

Called to Song documents the journey of a woman towards full self-actualisation, after having lived an outwardly perfect life for decades. It examines the intergenerational impacts of gender-based violence on families, and of quasi-religious patriarchy and internalised racism on communities. The novel is located in a South Africa that, far from being the happy-clappy rainbow nation that the political evangelists would have us swallow, continues to be traumatised by its apartheid past and the enduring inequalities which our history has bequeathed us.
Published
2018-12-20