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Ougat - From A Hoe Into A Housewife, And Then Some (Paperback)

Shana Fife

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By the time Shana Fife is 25 she has two kids from different fathers. To the coloured people she grew up around, she is a jintoe, a jezebel, jas, a woman with mileage on the p*ssy. She is alone, she has no job and, as she is constantly reminded by her family, she is pretty much worthless and unloveable. How did she become this woman, the epitome of everything she was conditioned to strive not to be?

Unsettlingly honest and brutally blunt, Ougat is Shana Fife’s story of survival: of surviving the social conditioning of her Cape Flats community, of surviving sexual violence and depression, and of ultimately escaping a cycle of abuse. Exploring themes of sexuality, marriage and motherhood, rape, drugs and depression and cultural identity, Shana describes – with the self-deprecating humour her followers love so much – what it means to be a coloured woman, who gives coloured womanhood meaning and, ultimately, how surviving life as a coloured woman means being OK with giving a giant ‘f*ck you’ to the norm.

A powerful, fresh and disarming new voice – Shana’s writing is like nothing you’ve read before.


Imprint: Jonathan Ball Publishers SA
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: June 2021
Authors: Shana Fife
Dimensions: 233 x 152 x 18mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 232
ISBN-13: 978-1-77619-082-9
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies > Women's studies > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social groups & communities > Social classes > General
Books > Biography > General
Books > Local Author Showcase > Biography
Books > Local Author Showcase > Lifestyle
Books > Promotion > Women's Month
Books > Promotion > Heritage Month > Biography
Books > Promotion > Heritage Month > Social Studies
LSN: 1-77619-082-3
Barcode: 9781776190829

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Wow, amazing. Definitely recommend this book.

Mon, 28 Jun 2021 | Review by: Aakifah H

The lastest thing to hit the Coloured community and keep everyone awake is not Tik but Ougat. Did I cry? Yes -Why? Because I was confronted with the past experiences that triggered me. I think this book was very well written. It was like listening to that song that was lyrically well designed to fit and sum up your emotions and experiences after a heartbreak. To the author -Shana, Thank you for courageously writing a memoir that was both incredibly relatable but not fluffed with a happy ending that would have left my suspicious mind questioning . But it gave hope that things may not be the happy ending that Disney has scripted for you growing up -but you will get to a space of being okay that will give room for healing -even if that healing is another road to be travelled. Wonder if the movie will be as good.hint hint.

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