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Ngiyolibala ngifile (ePub) | Young Adult Fiction

E.D.M. (Dumisani) Sibiya

Sanlam Youth LIterature Gold winner 2009: Nguni languages

English translation of the title: I will forget when I am dead

Khanyisile has eventually divulged to her mother, MaKhoza, that her baby was conceived after she had been raped by her own father, Jabulani Madonsela. MaKhoza is devastated by this information and tries in vain to calm down Khanyisile. MaKhoza learns about this while Madonsela, who has risen to be a prominent government official, is still away in the USA on an official visit.

This story is captivating, especially because of the narrative techniques employed by the author. The author strategically zooms from the present to the past to link the different phases of the story with admirable effect.

The writer is dealing with one of the topical social evils. The youth, which is the targeted readership, will benefit in many way from reading this book. The young people are implicitly encouraged to be vigilant and to speak out.

The story addresses one of the current challenges of the abuse of daughters by their own fathers and advocates for no compromise in exposing such indiscretion. The whole story is a piece of art which will be a contribution to the development of the novel in isiZulu.

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Ngiyolibala ngifile (ePub) | Young Adult Fiction


Author: E.D.M. (Dumisani) Sibiya
Category: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 9780624051008
Date Released: 22 October 2010
Price (incl. VAT): R 135.00
Format: ePub, 96pp

About this author

E.D.M. (Dumisani) Sibiya


Dumisani Sibiya is a publisher at Clever Books in Johannesburg. His previous Sanlam-award winning books (Kungasa Ngifile and Ngidedele Ngife) have been approved...