n Scrutiny2 - Voices we cannot ignore
The closest of strangers : South African women's life writing, Judith Lutge Coullie (ed) : review

Volume 11, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0041-5359


Extracted from text ... ~ 145 . . . . REVIEWS Voices we cannot ignore Judith Lutge Coullie (ed). 2004. The closest of strangers: South African wo- men's life writing. Johannesburg: Wits University Press. MICHELLE MCGRANE michellem@stowell.co.za Well-researched and documented, The closest of strangers begins with an appropriate quotation by prize-winning Capetonian author, Lyndall Gordon: The time has come, then, to record the end ofaway of life and, more elusive, the truncated lives of women who were shaped by a warped society yet who were, all the same, portents of the future. Explaining the term ``life writing'', Coullie writes: ``Life writing refers to ..

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