The Calling of Katie Makanya

The Calling of Katie Makanya

A Memoir of South Africa

Book - 1995
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The winner of South Africa's prestigious Sunday Times/Alan Paton prize, this moving, illuminating memoir chronicles the life of an extraordinary woman in South Africa who was born in 1873 in colonial South Africa and lived through the early years of apartheid to her death in 1955. The story of Katie Makanya opens a window to a side of South African life seldom recorded, examining South Africa's patriarchal culture, customs, community traditions, poverty and hardships. Spanning two centuries and set in South Africa's major cities and towns, this memoir encompasses epoch-making events from the Boer War to the World Wars to the transition from colonialism to apartheid.
Publisher: New York : J. Wiley, c1995
ISBN: 9780471178903
047117890X
Characteristics: ix, 252 p. : ill. ; 25 cm

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