The Calling of Katie Makhanya

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This touching, insightful memoir, which was awarded South Africa's renowned Sunday Times/Alan Paton Award, details the life of a remarkable woman in South Africa who was born in colonial South Africa in 1873 and lived through the country's early years of apartheid until her death in 1955. The tale of Katie Makanya provides a rare glimpse into an aspect of South African culture, customs, community traditions, poverty, and adversity that is rarely documented. This book spans two centuries and is set in South Africa's largest cities and communities. It covers historical moments including the Boer War, the World Wars, and the change from colonialism to apartheid.

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