About the au­thor

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Mal­phia Hon­wane is a young au­thor from the ru­ral vil­lage of Gothen­burg near Bush­buck­ridge. He holds a Bach­e­lor of Arts and Me­dia Stud­ies de­gree from the Uni­ver­sity of Venda and is a trained me­dia an­a­lyst, writer, proof­reader and edi­tor who has worked for in­sti­tu­tions such as the SABC and The Ci­ti­zen. He cur­rently works for Govern­ment Com­mu­ni­ca­tion and In­for­ma­tion Sys­tem. He also serves as a po­lit­i­cal and me­dia an­a­lyst for radio and tele­vi­sion.

This is his de­but novel and he hopes it will in­spire hope and mo­ti­vate other un­earthed writ­ers based in pre­vi­ously dis­ad­van­taged com­mu­ni­ties to come out of their shell and face the light.

“The book at­tempts to high­light the daily struggles of women in the town­ships and vil­lages, with re­gard to var­i­ous stereo­types and other forms of un­fair treat­ment.The book also high­lights that life is not a play­ground but a bat­tle­field. It is full of many chal­lenges that can be over­come through per­se­ver­ance and de­ter­mi­na­tion. It also teaches us the power of for­give­ness and ac­cep­tance,” he said.

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