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Kimberly Burge on Writing with the Girls of Gugulethu

OF NOTE magazine

On Saturday afternoons for a year, anywhere from 4 to 22 girls, ages 13 through 20, gathered in Gugulethu for a weekly creative writing club. Ten miles from the city center, Gugulethu is one of Cape Town’s oldest townships, and South Africa’s racially segregated areas. At our first meeting, they brainstormed together for a name. They settled on Amazw’Entombi, “Voices of the Girls.”

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