And They Didn't Die - Chapters 12-13 Summary & Analysis

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In Chapter 12, a friend of Jezile's, Momawa, tells her about a road crew setting up their tents nearby. Jezile goes with Momawa and offers to help the men with whatever they might need, including brewing beer for them. The white foreman asks Jezile if she will do his laundry for him as well. Jezile works brewing beer and doing laundry for the men for six months. Jezile finds herself often afraid to be alone with the white foreman. However, when he talks to her and asks her to come to his home to be a servant for his wife, Jezile feels as though she has no other options. Even MaBiyela tells Jezile that she must take the job to care for her small children. Jezile takes a train to Bloemfontein the following day. When they finally arrive a full day later, the white foreman, Mr...

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