To My Children's Children by Sindiwe Magona

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This powerful and widely acclaimed autobiography of Sindiwe Magona's early years in South Africa, announced the arrival of a major new black writer. Here she gives an account of her eventful first 23 years and tells a candid, unself-pitying story of triumph and endurance in the face of hardships relentlessly reinforced by the apartheid system.

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Sindiwe Magona holds a master's degree from Columbia University. She is the author of two memoirs and two story collections, as well as the novel Mother to Mother (Beacon / 0949-0 / $14.00 pb). She lives in New York City, where she works for the United Nations. She has contributed to The New York Times and has been anthologized in Under African Skies.
Published May 1, 1994 by Interlink Pub Group Inc. 256 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Born in 1943, five years before apartheid and 15 before South Africa seceded from the British Commonwealth in order to protect its separatist laws, Magona describes a happy childhood in a traditional Xhosa village spent color-blind to race-a condition that soon changed.

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