Don’t miss Sue Nyathi’s Homebru Town Hall Q and A on When Secrets Become Stories: Women Speak Out! (9 Jul)
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Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books invite you to a Homebru Q&A session with Sue Nyathi, on her new book When Secrets Become Stories: Women Speak Out.

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.

The book contains 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.

Event details

Date: Friday 9 July 2021
Time: 12:00–13:00
Platform: Twitter

Use the hashtag #EBTownHall to ask your questions!

Categories Africa Fiction International

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