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Breaking the Silence: Sisterhood

SKU: T6660
Sisterhood is POWA’s 7th anthology of poems, short stories and personal essays. The anthology embodies the meaning of sisterhood, of relationships in which girls and women give and receive friendship, love and support.

Sisterhood is POWA’s 7th anthology of poems, short stories and personal essays. The anthology embodies the meaning of sisterhood, of relationships in which girls and women give and receive friendship, love and support. This safe, secure environment, increased by their bond, is neither threatening nor imposing; a “sister” is there to give encouragement and unconditional love.

The theme of Sisterhood grew from a personal essay published in last year’s anthology, Love and Revolution. “Am I my sister’s keeper?” by Joy Lange tells how her family started St Anne’s Homes, a shelter for abused women and children, which Joy and her sisters continue to manage today. Her parents left their children a legacy of love and concern for each other, which has reached into the lives of homeless families and the community, a revolutionary act of love.

All the contributions warmly embrace this theme. The writers defined what sisterhood meant for them, and incorporated it into their stories and poems. Their understanding of sisterhood deepened through reflection. In this way, writing also becomes an act of liberation.

POWA’s vision is to create a safe society that does not tolerate violence against women, where women are powerful, self-reliant, equal and respected. POWA’s mission is to be a specialised and multi-skilled service provider which contributes to the complete eradication of violence against women in society. POWA provides counselling, legal advice, court support and shelter to women survivors of domestic violence.

Contact POWA on 011 642 4945 or visit our website
www.powa.co.za

Poems
Sisterhood Patience Nozithelo Mkosana
My Sister Could Namhla Stemala
A Chant to My Sisters Mbali Langa
The Ladies Taking Tea Jayne Bauling
Slaughtered Sisters Nicole Rudlin
Liewe Vriendin Jade Niemand

Short Stories
Sisters by Blood Carlette Egypt
Mended Pieces Mawint Nokubonga Chauke
Witch and Bitch Jayne Bauling
Bread Sally Cranswick
White Without But Black Within Nkosinomusa Truth

Personal Essays
Companionship Fortunate Sethoga
My Circle of Angels Nokwethemba Musi
Inspired by Women Nomalanga Nkosi
“Suster” Jade Niemand
Love Her Madly Coleth Sitole
A Starved Sisterhood Amy Heydenrych
Forgive Me My Sister Karen Lanie
Strength from My Sister Dipuo Edna Molapisi
Impilo Iyaqhubeka Maria Shongwe

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Parameters of Book: Book
Author: POWA
ISBN: 9781920196660
d-PDF ISBN: 9781920196677
ePUB ISBN: 9781920196684
mobi file ISBN: 9781920196691
Size (mm): 212x136mm
Pages: 144pp
format: Paperback
Colour: Black & White
Rights: World
Language: English
Publication Date: 2012-08-16