And They Didn't Die - Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

Lauretta Ngcobo
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Chapter 11 Summary

Jezile quickly finds herself without money and without food for her children. Jezile is befriended by a group of women who are also, for one reason or another, without husbands. These women encourage Jezile to work with them in the gardens of Counselor Duma's home. When Jezile gets her pay for this job, she buys powdered milk for her children, taking up more than half her wages and leaving her once again with little money. That fall, Jezile has her new baby, Ndondo, baptized in the church. Later that winter, Jezile attends her first prayer meeting in several months only to find that Counselor Duma has come to beg the women to share with him their political views and advise him of their future actions. The people no longer trust Counselor Duma, however, because he is paid by the government and appears to place their interests before...

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