About the author
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.