I Aint Yo Bitch by Jabulile Ngwenya

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A punchy, in your face, unapologetic and exciting novel titled, I Aint Yo Bitch by Jabulile Ngwenya, is set to keep a few tongues wagging, a must read but definitely not for the faint hearted.

Published by Paper Bag Publishing, I Aint Yo Bitch was launched at the Wits Writing Centre, on 20 August 2009.

Ngwenya said by writing this book she deliberately wanted to advocate for tolerance and initiate dialogue in the black community about homosexuality and hate crimes.

“People should talk about why a woman has to be killed because she is lesbian”, she says.

The book is about an emerging lesbian hip hop performer Tebogo and explores her relationships with her band members and female groupies.

The book also delves into the violence and prejudices women and gays are faced with, especially if they dare to be different, Ngwenya added.

Ngwenya reiterated that she wants people to feel some kind of emotion or empathy for the main character and learn whatever they need to learn from the book. Continue reading

Via Tayari Jones and Sex Gender and Body

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