The Rape of Sita (Women Writing Africa Series)

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Sita is a strong woman, a living legend in Mauritian society. She has also buried a secret that threatens to overwhelm her very self. Raped by a 'friend' eight years before, Sita's search to come to terms with her past extends beyond her physical violation to encompass other forms of oppression.

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Lindsey Collen, Mauritian writer and political activist, faced censure and threats of death, public rape, and acid attacks -- all in response to the publication of The Rape of Sita. Born in 1948 in the Transkei in South Africa, she has lived in Mauritius since 1974 and is the author of four other novels.

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"Beautifully written, powerful, and wise." ―Booklist

"Exquisitely crafted, The Rape of Sita is an insightful novel. Its extraordinary characters, rooted in the contemporary world, are drawn against a rich backdrop of tradition and mythology. . . . [It] transcends personal tragedy and stands as a metaphor for all forms of oppression." ―Multicultural Review

"A delicately textured novel, its technique drawn partly from oral tradition, that interweaves a modern story with mythological pre-history. It takes up the cudgels, with warmth, on behalf of Sitas then and now." ―The Independent (London)

"A witty, sharp protest against the age-old unfair treatment of women. . . . A beautifully gentle and subtle book . . . haunting and touching." ―Mail and Guardian Literary Supplement (South Africa)

"Beautifully written, powerful, and wise." Booklist

"Exquisitely crafted, The Rape of Sita is an insightful novel. Its extraordinary characters, rooted in the contemporary world, are drawn against a rich backdrop of tradition and mythology. . . . [It] transcends personal tragedy and stands as a metaphor for all forms of oppression." Multicultural Review

"A delicately textured novel, its technique drawn partly from oral tradition, that interweaves a modern story with mythological pre-history. It takes up the cudgels, with warmth, on behalf of Sitas then and now." The Independent (London)

"A witty, sharp protest against the age-old unfair treatment of women. . . . A beautifully gentle and subtle book . . . haunting and touching." Mail and Guardian Literary Supplement (South Africa)

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