A vital new book – Khwezi: The remarkable story of Fezekile Ntsukela Kuzwayo by Redi Tlhabi
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Khwezi: The remarkable story of Fezekile Ntsukela Kuzwayo, the new book by Redi Tlhabi, is out this week.
Betrayed in childhood … Vilified by her country … Her name reclaimed in death …
In sensitive and considered prose, journalist Tlhabi breathes life into a woman for so long forced to live in the shadows.
The book describes how, as a young girl living in ANC camps in exile, Khwezi was raped by the very men who were supposed to protect her; how as an adult she was driven once again into exile, suffering not only at the hands of President Jacob Zuma’s devotees but also under the harsh eye of the media.
In giving agency back to Khwezi, Tlhabi is able to focus a broader lens on the sexual abuse that abounded during the Struggle years, abuse which continues to plague women and children in South Africa today.
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