Half fledged she flew
by Margaret Heslop
Nomthandazo spends an idyllic childhood in the hills of Zululand. Her mother suggests she finds a job at a nearby store. She falls in love with Sipho,and, convinced that he feels the same way she foolishly sets off to find him ‘on the mines’. Life’s darker side is brutally made evident to her.Broke and ashamed she finds that some people can be harsh, while others are exceptionally kind.