Athambile Masola

Critic

South Africa

Athambile Masola is a high school teacher in Cape Town. She completed her masters in education at Rhodes University as a Mandela-Rhodes scholar. She’s also a blogger for her own blog (http://xhantilam.blogspot.com/) and various other blogs. When she’s not marking she hikes with friends, listens to the same song over and over again, takes walks and loves cooking!

Always Another Country: A Memoir of Exile and Home

Date: 02 Oct 2017 Category: Books
7.0 Rating
This has been quite a year for black women’s writing. The floodgates are wide open and fiction, nonfiction and poetry are gushing out with an impressive urgency. It is interesting to note that life stories are emerging once again as they did in the 1970s and 1980s, when Ellen Kuzwayo, Phyllis Ntantala, Emma Mashinini, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and many others put pen to paper in a powerful chorus. Sisonke Msimang’s book has joined this cho ...