Tumelo Moleleki attends Jozi Book Fair
Have the chance to meet Tumelo Moleleki and grab a signed copy of her book 'The Dry Tears of a Bleeding Child' at the Jozi Book Fair on 31st August - 3 September. 2017. The free festival promotes reading and writing in all South Africa’s languages especially indigenous languages and mother tongues; promotes access and exposure to all the arts, and supports affordable printing to make books accessible and affordable. Tumelo Moleleki Tumelo is an IT consultant who loves languages. She has a commerce degree, specializing in law. She is multilingual and enjoys reading as well as writing. Tumelo started writing early when she used to dabble at writing books and poetry by hand. She wants to see more people enjoying reading books. 'The Dry Tears of a Bleeding Child' Elizabeth, along with her younger brother, Lawrence, is a virtual slave living on a farm owned by the Forsythes. She depends upon Charles Forsythe, her cruel master, for everything. He extends his hold over her by raping her and as a result she becomes pregnant. It is while she is in hospital giving birth that she glimpses a life that is possible beyond her miserable existence, mainly because of the kindness shown to her by a young white male nurse. Elizabeth has nothing, and even the child, whom she has named Jordan after the young nurse, is taken from her by the Forsythes who rename her. Her only hope is Charles' mother, a kind lady who visits occasionally from England. Over time she realises the state of affairs and attempts to right the wrongs done to Elizabeth and her brother. But Elizabeth is not free. A chance meeting with the nurse, now a doctor, again gives her a glimpse of a different kind of life, but a different fear holds her back. Will she ever be free and happy?
31, Aug 2017 - 03, Sep 2017
Packhorse Lane, Potters Bar