Gogo Mama: A Journey into the Lives of 12 African Women

Author(s): Sally Sara

Non Fiction

Gogo Mama intimately profiles the lives of twelve very different African women. They include a genocide survivor from Rwanda; a pygmy who lives in a grass hut at the base of a volcano in the Congo; Zanzibar's most famous living diva; a former child soldier from Liberia; a grandmother fighting AIDS in South Africa; a freed slave from Ghana, who as a child was given to a priest as a sacrifice for crimes committed by an ancestor; a famous Egyptian belly dancer turned movie star; and a pioneering midwife from Timbuktu. The women speak frankly about their astonishing lives, past and present, in some of the most hostile and exotic parts of the continent.This book is a journey across Africa, in all its complexity - from the townships of Johannesburg, to the back alleys of Zanzibar; from the frontline of the war in the Sudan, to the nightclubs of Cairo. It is a vivid, illuminating and often haunting composite picture of an extraordinary continent, in the words of the people who know it best.


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General Fields

  • : 9781405037396
  • : Pan Macmillan Australia Pty, Limited
  • : Macmillan Australia
  • : May 2007
  • : 2.7 Centimeters X 15.6 Centimeters X 23.5 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Sally Sara
  • : Paperback
  • : illustrated edition
  • : English
  • : 345
  • : illustrations