ISBN 9781920397036
ePub ISBN 9781920590130
Pages 130
Dimensions 203 x 133mm
Published 2011
Publisher Modjaji Books, South Africa
Formats Paperback, eBook

Go Tell the Sun

by Wame Molefhe

WAME MOLEFHE's stories have a gentle, unassuming yet intimate and captivating feel to them. Set in Botswana, the stories trace the lives of characters whose paths cross and re-cross each others', some times in and through love, at other times through tragedy. And through them the author brings to bear a woman's perspective on the societal mores in which sexual abuse, homophobia and AIDS, among others, flourish and spread. The social content and views are never proclaimed as a loud agenda; instead, it forms a 'natural' backdrop to the lives of the characters, something that may raise a wry comment or thought in one character, while eliciting a mere shrug from another. Molefhe's voice is, to some extent, a world-weary voice, weary of all she has seen of society's failures, but never without the gentleness often absent and much needed in broken societies, and never without the hope and redemption that can be found in love and the imagination.

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"These are tight tales well-told. There are many gems here. Don't miss them."

About the Author

Wame Molefhe

Wame Molefhe started writing short stories in 2005. In 2008, she left her full time job to write. She freelances for a number of publications and also writes for TV. Just Once, her children’s collection of short stories was published in 2009. Go Tell the Sun is her second short story collection.

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