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And They Didn't Die Themes

Lauretta Ngcobo
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Themes

Government Oppression

This novel is set in South Africa during the apartheid that left many blacks imprisoned for their protests against their government. The government made laws that kept the blacks housed in particular parts of the country, forcing workers to live in overcrowded homes in a specific part of town while their families were left in the country, forced to work specific parcels of land that were often parched and unsuitable for even the most basic of farming. These people were not allowed to travel freely, to keep their families together, to live a free and happy life.

This novel follows Jezile, a young African woman who is unable to have children because her husband works in the city and they are only able to see one another when her husband's boss allows him to go home. Not only this, but the women of Africa, who have already...

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