Don’t miss the virtual book launch of Shana Fife’s Ougat: From A Hoe Into A Housewife And Then Some (4 Aug)
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Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Reading List invite you to the virtual book launch of Ougat: From A Hoe Into A Housewife And Then Some by Shana Fife!

Fife will be in conversation with author and radio presenter Sara-Jayne King.

By the time Shana Fife is 25 she has two kids from different fathers. To the Coloured people she grew up around, she is a jintoe, a jezebel, jas, a woman with mileage on the pussy. She is alone, she has no job and, as she is constantly reminded by her family, she is pretty much worthless and unloveable. How did she become this woman, the epitome of everything she was conditioned to strive not to be?

Unsettlingly honest and brutally blunt, Ougat is Shana Fife’s story of survival: of surviving the social conditioning of her Cape Flats community, of surviving sexual violence and depression, and of ultimately escaping a cycle of abuse.

Exploring themes of sexuality, marriage and motherhood, rape, drugs and depression and cultural identity, Shana describes – with the self-deprecating humour her followers love so much – what it means to be a Coloured woman, who gives Coloured womanhood meaning and, ultimately, how surviving life as a Coloured woman means being OK with giving a giant ‘fuck you’ to the norm.

A powerful, fresh and disarming new voice – Shana’s writing is like nothing you’ve read before.

The launch will be streamed live on The Reading List’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

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Event details

Date: Wednesday 4 August 2021
Time: 16:30 SAST
Venue: The Reading List’s Facebook page and YouTube channel
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Categories Non-fiction South Africa

Tags Book events Book launches Jonathan Ball Publishers Ougat Sara-Jayne King Shana Fife The Reading List Virtual book events Virtual book launches

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