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  • Half Fledged, She Flew

    • $26.95
    • Margaret Heslop
    Half fledged, she flew.

    Nomthandazo spends an idyllic childhood in the green rolling hills of Zululand.  As a teenager she fall falls in love with Sipho. Convinced that he feels the same way, foolishly sets off to find him. Life’s darker side is brutally made evident to this soft and gentle girl.  Broke and ashamed, but not defeated she finds that people can be harsh, while others are exceptionally kind. 

    Half fledged, she flew … is a novel, but Nomthandazo’s reality is ever present in the lives of many African girls.

    South African story telling at it’s very best! 

    Half fledged, she flew will make you think, it will make you cry, but most important, it will make you realise!

    "This wee book is great.  It is written easily yet poignantly"
    - Clem Sunter

    "This is a beautifully written book: well constructed with outstanding original imagery. But the ending… well you will never forget it."
    - Nicola Jenvey (editor)

    Margaret Heslop

    Margaret Heslop was born and educated in Springs, South Africa. She trained as a Medical Technologist (Clinical Pathology). Much later – to keep her daughter company – Margaret did a BA degree majoring in English and Psychology. This was followed by an Honours degree in English and some teaching diplomas. She is now retired from teaching and pursing her writing career.