Undocumented for decades, black South African feminists are increasingly visible. The essays in Surfacing present 22 leading thinkers.
Her 1975 novel demonstrated a far more radical feminism than was common in Africa and the Arab world – a precursor of the #MenAreTrash anger of today.
She believed that writing is an act of speaking the truth, an act of courage, that must serve the people and not those in power.
A firebrand activist for women's rights, her novels espoused truths that made her hugely unpopular with the government.
Written from prison, the new book of poems by the writer, academic and activist shows her fire but also her deep love for Uganda.