The Born Frees In Post-Apartheid South Africa

Oct 19, 2015

  Born into post-apartheid South Africa, the young women of the townships around Cape Town still face daunting challenges. Their families and communities have been ravaged by poverty, violence, sexual abuse, and AIDS. Yet, as Kimberly Burge discovered when she set up a writing group in the township of Gugulethu, the spirit of these girls outshines their circumstances. 

A creative writing group unites and inspires girls of the first South African generation “born free.”

Kimberly Burge joins us to discuss her experiences and the stories of these young girls, which she shares in her book, The Born Frees: Writing with the Girls of Gugulethu.

Kimberly Burge will participate in “Raising Women’s Voices from Cincinnati to Cape Town” on Tuesday, October 20, at 6:00 p.m. at YWCA of Greater Cincinnati, 898 Walnut St. The book signing and discussion is sponsored by the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati, YWCA of Greater Cincinnati, Women Writing for (a) Change®, Bethany House Services and Caracole.