Made in South Africa: A black woman’s stories of rage, resistance and progress is a vibrant collection of essays in which Lwando Xaso examines, with incisive clarity, some of the events that have shaped her experience of her homeland South Africa – a country with huge potential but weighed down by persistent racism and inequality, cultural appropriation, sexism and corruption; all legacies of a complicated history.
The essays were written over an eight-year period between 2013 and 2020. Some of them have been published previously in publications such as the Daily Maverick, The Journalist and the Sunday Independent. Others are straight from Lwando’s personal journal and have never been published before. Each essay is introduced with Lwando’s reflection which provides the reader with intimate insight and context for each article. Available from all good bookstores.