The Author Paulina Chiziane
Interesting book cover
Another interesting book cover
Sometimes I think we take our advancement as African women for granted..I mean for her who was born in 1955 to be the first woman in her country to ever publish a book..so how long ago was that? I mean it puts things in perspective, and reminds me that there are so much more work to do.
Her books themes center around the position of women within a familial structure, the society, polygamy how Mozambican women dealt , still deal it, its consequences...etc....
Of course there's a bit of controversy surrounding her in her land, because general opinion(men...) of of course don't feel comfortable having their dirt brought up of course...
You know what , I got to admit that living in the Western world, you even forget the importance of writing about these types of issues, because in the Western world are so above these type of issues..women's rights are much more respected...so it puts things in perspective when you read women like Paulina C.
Nevertheless Paulina is slowly but surely doing her thang in Portuguese but I saw couple of books translated in French as well...
Paulina Chiziane a Fabulafricana Woman:)