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by Sindiwe Magona

  • Author: Sindiwe Magona
  • ISBN: 0864864337
  • ISBN13: 978-0864864338
  • ePub: 1598 kb | FB2: 1592 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Europe
  • Publisher: David Philip; First Edition edition (December 1, 1998)
  • Pages: 210
  • Rating: 4.7/5
  • Votes: 818
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Mother to Mother. Sindiwe Magona ePub download

Sindiwe Magona's novel Mother to Mother explores the South African legacy of apartheid through the lens of a woman who remembers a life marked by oppression and injustice.

Sindiwe Magona's novel Mother to Mother explores the South African legacy of apartheid through the lens of a woman who remembers a life marked by oppression and injustice. Magona decided to write this novel when she discovered that Fulbright Scholar Amy Biehl, who had been killed while working to organize the nation's first ever democratic elections in 1993, died just a few yards away from her own permanent residence in Guguletu, Capetown

Sindiwe Magona's novel Mother to Mother explores the South African legacy of apartheid through the lens of a woman who remembers a life marked by oppression and injustice

Sindiwe Magona's novel Mother to Mother explores the South African legacy of apartheid through the lens of a woman who remembers a life marked by oppression and injustice. Magona decided to write this novel when she discovered that Fulbright Scholar Amy Biehl, who had been killed while working to organize the nation's first ever democratic elections in 1993, died just a few yards away from her own permanent residence in Guguletu, Capetown. Sindiwe Magona's novel Mother to Mother explores the South African legacy of apartheid through the lens of a woman who remembers a life marked by oppression and injustice

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Mother to Mother The purpose of this paper is to introduce, discuss, and analyze the book .

Mother to Mother The purpose of this paper is to introduce, discuss, and analyze the book "Mother to Mother" by Sindiwe Magona. Specifically, it will critically analyze the book. The book "Mother to Mother" is a touching and elegant story of race relations and misunderstanding in South Africa. The book begins with the haunting line "My son killed your daughter" (Magona 1), and that line grabs the reader from the beginning, and makes them want to learn more about the two families and their responsibilities to themselves, and the their community.

Sindiwe Magona was born on 23 August 1943, in the village of Gungululu in rural Eastern Cape (formerly Transkei)

Sindiwe Magona was born on 23 August 1943, in the village of Gungululu in rural Eastern Cape (formerly Transkei). The first born of eight children, Magona earned her secondary and undergraduate education by correspondence, and later won a scholarship to study for her Master’s Degree in Social Work at Columbia University in the United States of America. Magona is one of many internationally prominent South African writers whose work is informed by her experience of impoverishment, femininity, resistance to subjugation and being a domestic worker.

An American girl is murdered by blacks in 1993 South Africa while preparing them for democracy. The novel is in the form of a letter to the girl's mother, from the mother of one of the killers, describing the way apartheid brutalized her son. A first novel based on real events by a black South African writer.

Sindiwe Magona was born in Umtata, a town in eastern South Africa, and grew up in Guguletu, a township outside of Cape Town. She attended primary school in Guguletu, but finished high school through a correspondence course

Sindiwe Magona was born in Umtata, a town in eastern South Africa, and grew up in Guguletu, a township outside of Cape Town. She attended primary school in Guguletu, but finished high school through a correspondence course. She then received a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Africa, and in 1981 moved to New York to work on a master’s degree in Social Work. In between, she did domestic work and worked as a schoolteacher

Mother to Mother, is the best. Sindiwe Magona at the launch of her new children's book, Skin we are in, this past Saturday at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS).

Writer-in-Residence at the University of the Western Cape. Mother to Mother, is the best.

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After being taught by Sindiwe Magona in a life writing class at GSU, I feel in love with her work and especially her narrative voice.The novel begins with a letter writing my Mxolisi’s mother, Mandy, as her Madam knows her. The narrative is always very concise and descriptive. The first is just as enticing as the lines that follow. “My son killed your daughter” (Magona, p1). Although the riddle is solved and the readers are not left wondering who did it, this line creates a lot of puzzlement within the reader. Questions about the son but most importantly the mother, which I found to be a brilliant perspective to use for this particular topic. Although the letter ends the style of short and descriptive sentences continue. Professor Magona always reiterated the importance of setting and in this novel it is crucial because the setting is the most influential character. This story is told through the somber and apologetic eyes of a mother who no longer sees potential in her surroundings. It's honesty is refreshing and disheartening at the same time. Which makes for a great timeless read.
Kinashand
Drawing from the 1993 killing of Amy Biehl in apartheid-era South Africa, Mother to Mother, a novel by Sindiwe Magona, shares with us a different perspective. Literature about murders of white people by black people tend to avoid the women in the killer's life - unless it's framed in terms of pathology. In Native Sun, for instance, the women were silent [as well as the first to be killed]. It is very rare for such women to be allowed to narrate their own life stories. With her quietly powerful novel, Magona has changed that dynamic.

From the author's preface (abbreviated):

Fulbright scholar Amy Elizabeth Biehl was set upon and killed by a mob of black youth in Guguletu, South Africa in August 1993. The outpouring of grief, outrage and support for the Biehl family was unprecedented in the history of the country.

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In my novel, there is only one killer. Through his mother's memories, we get a glimpse of human callousness of the kind that made the murder of Amy Biehl possible. And here I am back in the legacy of apartheid - a system repressive and brutal, that bred senseless inter- and intra-racial violence as well as other nefarious happenings; a system that promoted a twisted sense of right and wrong, with everything seen through the warped prism of the overarching crime against humanity, as the international community labelled it.

The mother, Mandisa, had her oldest child, Mxolisi - the one who, through his actions, catapults her into narration - when she was a 15 year old school girl. It has to be noted that, at the time of her pregnancy. Mandisa was a virgin. The inclusion of an African immaculate conception raises immediate questions concerning Magona's intent. Was it by design - the correlation between Mary and Mandisa and Jesus and Mxolisi. Or was it simply happenstance - a byproduct of the story line? Considering that Mother to Mother is Magona's first novel (although not her first book), the latter might be more legitimate.

The legitimacy of the questions, however. is overshadowed by the undeniable fact that both Mxolisi and Jesus were instrumental in bringing about changes in their respective status quos. As a result of the crucifixion of Jesus, Christianity became a potent force in the world. Subsequent to the killing of Amy Biehl, the death knoll for apartheid - which had been slowly but steadily ringing for decades - increased in volume to the point that it no longer was a "knoll" but a toyi toyi, the martial dance which symbolized the determination of South Africa's majority black population to never again live as a disenfranchised minority.

Going the Jesus route, however, in explaining the murder of Biehl sidesteps the question Mandisa herself asks, over and over again.

What was she doing, vagabonding all over Gugulethu, of all places; taking her foot where she had no business? Where did she think she was going? Was she blind not to see there were no white people in this place?

Or does it? Did Amy Biehl demonstrate a god complex by treading where no white person went? Did she think her presence in South Africa as a well meaning white person assisting with the transition to a democratically elected government would protect her from repercussions of apartheid? Was she so divorced from the harsh reality that produced slogans like one settler, one bullet that she thought it perfectly logically to drive her black companions to Gugulethu?

There will probably never be a definitive answer to such questions. However, Mandisa herself provides a perspective - one that both reinforces the primacy of her life as well as highlights of the consequences of disconnectedness.

Now, your daughter has paid for the sins of the fathers and mothers who did not do their share of seeing that my son had a life worth living.

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Duzshura
This is a great book written by a expert in her field.
Gathris
At first I wasn't sure I wanted to read this, but I'm glad I did. I learned some things I hadn't known about apartheid and was really drawn into the harsh realities of the lives of the narrator and her family.
Tantil
A Must Read for those who want to understand the dynamics of a broken community and what oppression by colonialists does.
SkroN
Mother to Mother is one of the best books I have ever read! I truly enhoyed it. I had to read for a South African Lit course at my college. It was my favorite and I even did a research paper on it. I highly recommend it to all- because it gives a very different perspective on a tragic situation. A side of the story very rarely encountered when one is not the "victim."
Coiwield
I do not understand how the entire book is made in an attempt to justify a horrific murder. , ,
It is a great book. It is good for college students. I gave it this rating because the writer wrote this book. But she threw me off with one chtp of the book. But still a very good reaD
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