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Jail Birds And Others

by Muthal Naidoo

A book of short stories, mainly about South African women, that looks at some of the complexities of life faced by women living in a society of diverse cultures. They are rooted in personal experience yet illuminate the social contexts in which they are embedded. These stories about political activists, domestic workers, rural mothers, and aging widows, are bound together by humour and sharp observation.


Muthal Naidoo was born in Pietermaritzburg in 1935. She studied English and drama at the University of Natal and worked as a schoolteacher for forty-five years. She has written extensively for the theatre as well as works of social commentary.

ISBN 9780620333993
Published 2004
Publisher Botsotso Publishing, South Africa
Format Paperback