Ones with Purpose - Nozizwe Cynthia Jele (Paperback)

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When her sister, Fikile, dies after bravely fighting breast cancer, Anele cannot give in to sadness; she has to ensure that the cultural ceremonies and rituals associated with the burial are performed. Fikile’s husband, Thiza, absent during her dying days, is still nowhere to be found.

As mourners arrive at the house in the township of New Hope for the period of grieving, old family conflicts lurk under the surface.

All the while, Anele is haunted by memories of Fikile, who sacrificed her youth to take over their household; who got involved with her teacher and eventually trapped herself in a marriage with him. Only Anele knows of the chance Fikile had to start over in later years. But then cancer struck.

A betrayal causes Anele’s own support system to crumble, but she still has to care for her mother and for Fikile’s children. Will her life take the same course as Fikile’s? Is her sole purpose ensuring the happiness of others? Or is she allowed to want something more?

Product Details

Barcode
9780795708435
Department
Books
Released
12 Apr 2018
Content Source
South African
Supply Source
South Africa

Book

Author
Nozizwe Cynthia Jele
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Kwela Books
Language
English
Number of Pages
240
Dimensions
198 x 130mm

Summary

When her sister, Fikile, dies fighting breast cancer, Anele has to ensure that the ceremonies and rituals preceding the burial are performed. Fikile's husband, Thiza, is nowhere to be found. Memories of Fikile, who sacrificed her youth to take care of their household and trapped herself in a marriage with Thiza, haunt Anele. Only she knows of the chance Fikile had to escape. Will familial responsibility swallow Anele's life the way it did Fikile's? Or is she allowed something more?

Classification

General Subject
General Fiction
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / General
BIC Classification 1
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Inside Flap

Nozizwe Cynthia Jele grew up in a small border town in Mpumalanga and holds a BA in International Business from North Central College, Illinois. Happiness is a Four-Letter Word won the Best First Book category (Africa region) in the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize 2011 and the 2011 M-Net Literary Award in the Film category.

Author Bio

Nozizwe Cynthia Jele grew up in a small border town in Mpumalanga and holds a BA in International Business from North Central College, Illinois. Happiness is a Four-Letter Word won the Best First Book category (Africa region) in the Commonwealth Writers' Prize 2011 and the 2011 M-Net Literary Award in the Film category.