Panashe Chigumadzi on Lauretta Ngcobo’s ‘path-breaking novel’ And They Didn’t Die
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Panashe Chigumadzi has written a piece for the City Press on Lauretta Ngcobo’s 1991 novel And They Didn’t Die, a novel that examines the anti-pass campaign of the 1950s and 1960s and its aftermath.

Right from the beginning of her path-breaking novel Ngcobo (1931-2015) imagines black women characters fully and gloriously human in their complexity. Along with Bessie Head and Miriam Tlali, Ngcobo was a pioneer black women writer of English novels who showed the world apartheid South Africa from the particular vantage point of black women.

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Categories Fiction South Africa

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