When the Village Sleeps is a visionary novel about what the loss of identity and dignity do to a people afflicted by decades of brokenness. Told through the lives and spirits of four generations of amaTolo women, it moves between the bustling township setting of Kwanele and the different rhythms of rural village life. An ode to the complex strengths of South African women, it is also a powerful call to respect the earth that nurtures human life, and to live in self-sufficiency and harmony with the environment and each other.
A wake up call to the sleeping village that is our country, and a must-read to feed our souls ~ Mamphela Ramphele
Timely and truthful… One of our wisest voices ~ Elinor Sisulu