AUTHOR: Njabulo S Ndebele
PUBLICATION: A Dissertation in Partial Fulfilment for the Degree Doctor of Philosophy
DESCRIPTION: These five stories are part of a long project in which I am attempting to explore imaginatively various aspects of life in the community I grew up in South Africa. The first part, which these five stories cover, deals with the themes of early childhood and adolescence. In the second part I hope to explore adult life up to old age; lastly, I want to imaginatively study the movement of social change. I have had this project in mind for many years. The more I think about it, the more it seems to grow and to subject itself to so many diverse influences that it seems to be one of those things that will take a lifetime to complete….