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Breaking the Silence

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Zama Ndlovu review of Redi book

 

 

Zama Ndlovu’s definitive review of Redi Thlabi’s groundbreaking memoir, Endings and Beginnings (Jacana) describes how this brave broadcaster and columnist has not just broken the silence that normally surrounds and protects sexual abusers of children and women in South Africa, but also explained why this silence is so widespread here, and where it’s sources lie in our culture and history.

 

This book does not just enlighten, it forces the reader to question the silence as never before and to  think of constructive action.

Sadly, this was Zama Ndlovu’s  last but one column in The Times.