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Joanne Joseph releases her first novel – Children of Sugarcane


Media personality Joanne Joseph has released a new work of fiction, Children of Sugarcane.Vividly set against the backdrop of 19th century India and the British-owned sugarcane plantations of Natal, written with great tenderness and lyricism, Children of Sugarcane paints an intimate and wrenching picture of indenture told from a woman’s perspective.Shanti, a bright teenager stifled by life in rural India and facing an arranged marriage, dreams that South Africa is an opportunity to start afresh. The Colony of Natal is where Shanti believes she can escape the poverty, caste, and troubling fate of young girls in her village. Months later, after a harrowing sea voyage, she arrives in Natal only to discover the profound hardship and slave labour that await her.Spanning four decades and two continents, Children of Sugarcane demonstrates the lifegiving power of love, heartache, and the indestructible bonds between family and friends. …

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The agony of Valliamma by Aziz Hassim

Agony of Valliamma

Heroine of the SA liberation struggle. Barely 15, she was martyred. This is the story of Valliamma Munuswami Mudliar. The book, The Agony of Valliamma by Aziz Hassim.

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Of Mother and Land

Heroism of unsung women lauded

Women - South Africans of Indian Origin, is written by award-winning academic and columnist Devi Moodley Rajab with veteran photojournalist, Ranjith Kally was launched in Gauteng on the 28th March 2011. Publishing House: Jacana Media

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