The Nevergiveups: The Extraordinary Life Stories of Six South African Grandmothers
The Nevergiveups tells the extraordinary life stories of six grandmothers now living in Cape Town, South Africa. These women have experienced hardship and sorrow, yet their stories are cameos of ingenuity and resilience – a testimony to the indomitable human spirit. The biographies describe how a group of ordinary women have experienced the dramatic transitions of the past six decades, between rural and urban lifestyles, African and Western cultures, the apartheid and post-apartheid eras, and from a time in which the elderly expect to be cared for, to one in which they are thrust into a care giving role once again as providers for their Aids-orphaned grandchildren and unemployed adult members. The poignant biographies are accompanied by the portraits and handwritten memories of 17 of their fellow grandmothers from Grandmothers Against Poverty and Aids, a grassroots organization formed by grandmothers in the Cape Town township of Khayelitsha. The book is a tribute to these grandmothers and others like them, across South Africa: a generation of unsung heroes. [From Amazon.com]
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Grandmothers, Cape Town (South Africa), Biography, Apartheid, Post-apartheid, Caregivers, Grandmothers Against Poverty and Aids
African Studies | Family, Life Course, and Society | Women's Studies
Smetherham, Jo-Anne; Miller, Eric; and Fish, Jennifer N., "The Nevergiveups: The Extraordinary Life Stories of Six South African Grandmothers" (2013). Women's & Gender Studies Faculty Books. 7.