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A grandmother named love : a novel

Author: A S Compton
Publisher: Toronto, Canada : Inanna Publications & Education Inc., 2019.
Series: Inanna poetry & fiction series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Lorato lives a comfortable but lonely life in her retirement years, alone in the home her husband had built in their rural village on the Kalahari in southern Africa. She becomes a grandmother when she adopts Lesedi after the death of a neighbour of from HIV-related causes. Then six more children come into Lorato's care, her biological grandchildren. Now primary caregiver for seven grandchildren, she struggles to  Read more...
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Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Compton, A.S., 1989-
Grandmother named love.
[S.l.] : INANNA PUBLICATIONS, 2019
(OCoLC)1096471737
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: A S Compton
ISBN: 9781771336789 9781771336796 9781771336802 1771336781 177133679X 1771336803
OCLC Number: 1107989860
Description: 1 online resource
Series Title: Inanna poetry & fiction series.
Responsibility: A.S. Compton.

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"Lorato lives a comfortable but lonely life in her retirement years, alone in the home her husband had built in their rural village on the Kalahari in southern Africa. She becomes a grandmother when she adopts Lesedi after the death of a neighbour of from HIV-related causes. Then six more children come into Lorato's care, her biological grandchildren. Now primary caregiver for seven grandchildren, she struggles to feed them all, to teach them right from wrong, and traditional ways of life in a world shifting and modernizing. We see how AIDS as well as cultural changes disrupt traditional life when Lorato's son dies of the disease. Mpho, Lorato's grown daughter teaches Lesedi to read, to love learning and to dream. Lesedi wants nothing more than to go to school like Aunt Mpho and see the world, but providing for Lesedi's education is a challenge. Lorato is concerned about the bullying Lesedi experiences because of the stigma associated with her parents' AIDS death and abandonment. When Lesedi is beaten and raped by a man who felt he could do it because she is an orphan, and who believed that raping a virgin would cure him, Lorato and Lesedi face a real crisis that may forever change the course of their lives."--

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