Learning from pioneering SA writer Sindiwe Magona
She was one of many black women who found a way to resist apartheid, to speak back to it, and find resilience and hope
The African proverb, “Until the lion can tell its own story, the story of the hunt will always glorify the hunter,” speaks to the importance of telling one’s own stories. For a long time, African stories and realities were told by colonisers in ways that painted a picture of Africa as backward and uncivilised. It is for this reason that many literary scholars tell the story of colonialism and apartheid through personal autobiographies.
One such scholar is Sindiwe Magona...