The Cry of Winnie Mandela: A Novel
A group of women at a specific period in the history of Southern Africa find their family life under the pressures of capitalist modernity and apartheid. These ordinary, intimate stories are anchored to the more powerful public stories of the Penelope of ancient Greek mythology (who waited 18 years while her husband Odyseeus was away), and Winnie Mandela (who waited for 27 years). The life of Winnie Mandela remains one of the great unfolding dramas of our times; a tale of triumphs and tragedies that is only just beginning to be examined.
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absence aka Patience Aunt Deli Basotho beautiful became become bedroom began begin Bizana Bizo body Brandfort Caravelle child Coloured Commission finds death Delisiwe departure descendants desire door dream drive Duduza Ethekwini eyes face feeling freedom fucking Gauteng girl give happened highway husband imagination intimacy Johannesburg journey Laingsburg laugh Leleidi Lesotho Letlala letter live loneliness look maize Major Theunis Swanepoel Mamello Mannete Marara marriage mellowness memory mind Mofolo Nelson Nelson Mandela never night Nomzamo ntombi Odysseus pain Patience Molete Penelope Penelope's Peter Magubane play political prison Quesalid question rage rape remember responsibility rituals Robben Island sangoma sense silence social South African Soweto space squatter camp stop story tell things thought torture township turned Urbania Victor Verster Prison walked watched wife Winnie Mandela woman wonder Zintombi