When Secrets Become Stories


When Secrets Become Stories: Women Speak Out


She was asking for it.

She should have known better.

Bekezela (persevere), she was told.

It’s because I love you, he said.

It’s not that bad, she told herself.

In sharing their experiences from girlhood to the boardroom, from Cape Town’s suburbs to the hills of KwaZulu- Natal, women from different walks of life show how chillingly common male violence against women is. Together, their voices form a deafening chorus.

Gender-based violence feeds on shame and silence but in this extraordinary collection, brave women reclaim their power and summon the courage in others to do the same.

In speaking out, sharing what was once secret, shame’s hold is broken.

Heart-rending at times, it is the honesty and courage of the writing that truly inspires.

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Product Details

Product details
ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0989PBJ53
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Jonathan Ball (July 7, 2021)
Publication date ‏ : ‎ July 7, 2021
Language ‏ : ‎ English
File size ‏ : ‎ 828 KB
Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
Best Sellers Rank: #1,540,783 in Kindle Store