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Eavesdropping Mundia Mwendende

Eavesdropping

Mundia Mwendende

Published September 5th 2000
ISBN : 9789982991131
Paperback
88 pages
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A collection of short stories published by the Zambian women writers collective (which also admits and publishers men writers). The stories take up subjects such as life during the Second Republic (1972-1991), oppression of expression, the power ofMoreA collection of short stories published by the Zambian women writers collective (which also admits and publishers men writers). The stories take up subjects such as life during the Second Republic (1972-1991), oppression of expression, the power of the military and the return of racism. One story tackles the issue of homosexuality, which in the light of its illegality is a radical step for fiction publishing in Zambia. Other stories address topics particularly relating to the experiences of women: the choice many women make between hawking and prostitution- and childlessness, presenting a subtle social critique of the cruel but common societal prejudices against women who do not bear children. A final story is a biographical account of the murder of the authors great-great-great grandmother, which has been passed down orally from generation to generation, and finally committed to paper.