The POWA Women’s Writing Competition was launched in 2004, to celebrate POWA’s 25 years of existence. It is continuing to make a positive contribution both towards promoting women’s writing and writing in all of South Africa’s official languages.
This, the third volume in the yearly collection of stories, poems and essays, contains the winning entries of the Writing Competition, as well as entries selected for commendation. It also contains extraordinary artwork generated by participants of the Naledi Yamiso, a project involving creative skills transfer to counsellors at POWA and ADAPT – all in full colour.
POWA’s Women’s Writing Competition has now established itself as a pivotal platform to promote women’s writing as a way of healing, to increase discussion and debate about women’s issues and struggles, and to encourage women to write creatively.
The theme for 2007 was Murmurs of the Girl in Me. Whatever her age, when a girl experiences violence, something remains inside her; throwing her world into disarray, and sparking a range of murmurs in the survivor’s heart.
Murmurs of the Girl in Me is a collection of poems, personal essays and short stories told from the perspective of the girl within, from the moment of violence and through her struggles to survive and to reconcile a relationship with her present self. The entries came from a range of women of all ages, in five official languages and from diverse backgrounds and experiences from across South Africa. They include established writers, as well as the literary debut of fresh, innovative voices.
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|Author:||People Opposing Women Abuse|
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