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    Holding my breath

    Author: Moloi, Ace
    ISBN: 9781928337294
    Format: paperback
    Holding My Breath, is a memoir fashioned in a way that invites the reader to eavesdrop on a young manÆs heartfelt conversation with his dead mother. AceÆs mother died when he was 13, leaving behind an extremely broken boy in equally broken circumstances.
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    Dear Mama, It is me, your broken son. Although the earthÆs sorrows dimmed your light from us, I trust heaven has bestowed upon you the glory and dignity you deserve. You and I last spoke in February 2005, five days before you passed away. When you succumbed to your illness û which remains a mystery to this day û I was a mere 13-year-old who not only had to adjust to a new school, but also get used to the reality that you would never live to tell intriguing tales of your childhood. A decade has since passed and as I write you this note I have only heard from you once. You appeared in a dream to reprimand us for the culture of begging which we had adopted shortly after we laid you to your final rest. This is how Ace Moloi starts his book, a letter to his deceased mother. This book, this letter, is an important and necessary look at the state of our country 21 years into our democracy. It is the story of constantly holding your breath, hoping nothing else goes wrong. In a searing and beautiful narrative, Moloi manages to take the reader through various South African issues like: The trials of child-headed families in South Africa; The volatile issue of service delivery in townships; The story of broken families; Why Fees must Fall; Racial division in universities Funny in parts and tragic in others, this is the ultimate South African story.
    Dear Mama, It is me, your broken son. Although the earthÆs sorrows dimmed your light from us, I trust heaven has bestowed upon you the glory and dignity you deserve. You and I last spoke in February 2005, five days before you passed away. When you succumbed to your illness û which remains a mystery to this day û I was a mere 13-year-old who not only had to adjust to a new school, but also get used to the reality that you would never live to tell intriguing tales of your childhood. A decade has since passed and as I write you this note I have only heard from you once. You appeared in a dream to reprimand us for the culture of begging which we had adopted shortly after we laid you to your final rest. This is how Ace Moloi starts his book, a letter to his deceased mother. This book, this letter, is an important and necessary look at the state of our country 21 years into our democracy. It is the story of constantly holding your breath, hoping nothing else goes wrong. In a searing and beautiful narrative, Moloi manages to take the reader through various South African issues like: The trials of child-headed families in South Africa; The volatile issue of service delivery in townships; The story of broken families; Why Fees must Fall; Racial division in universities Funny in parts and tragic in others, this is the ultimate South African story.
    Products specifications
    Sub-Title A memoir
    Contributor Moloi, Ace
    Language English
    Format paperback
    Height 212.0
    Width 136.0
    Publisher Jacana Media (Pty) Ltd
    Publication Date 2016-10-21
    Short Description Holding My Breath, is a memoir fashioned in a way that invites the reader to eavesdrop on a young manÆs heartfelt conversation with his dead mother. AceÆs mother died when he was 13, leaving behind an extremely broken boy in equally broken circumstances.
    Full Description Dear Mama, It is me, your broken son. Although the earthÆs sorrows dimmed your light from us, I trust heaven has bestowed upon you the glory and dignity you deserve. You and I last spoke in February 2005, five days before you passed away. When you succumbed to your illness û which remains a mystery to this day û I was a mere 13-year-old who not only had to adjust to a new school, but also get used to the reality that you would never live to tell intriguing tales of your childhood. A decade has since passed and as I write you this note I have only heard from you once. You appeared in a dream to reprimand us for the culture of begging which we had adopted shortly after we laid you to your final rest. This is how Ace Moloi starts his book, a letter to his deceased mother. This book, this letter, is an important and necessary look at the state of our country 21 years into our democracy. It is the story of constantly holding your breath, hoping nothing else goes wrong. In a searing and beautiful narrative, Moloi manages to take the reader through various South African issues like: The trials of child-headed families in South Africa; The volatile issue of service delivery in townships; The story of broken families; Why Fees must Fall; Racial division in universities Funny in parts and tragic in others, this is the ultimate South African story.
    Author Biography Ace Moloi is from QwaQwa in the Free State. This is his first commercially published book. He studied at the University of the Free State where he was an award-winning student leader and campus journalist and earned a degree in Communications. He has just finished an internship programme at the Joburg Roads Agency and is currently looking for a job.