Period Pain / Evening Primrose

Period Pain / Evening Primrose

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Period Pain / Evening Primrose

Author: Kopano Matlwa

In compelling, heart-wrenching prose, Evening Primrose explores the issues of race, poverty and gender, drawing on the author’s unique insight into post-apartheid South Africa’s healthcare.

Told in the first person, Evening Primrose is the story of Masechaba, a young woman who achieves her childhood dream of becoming a doctor, yet soon faces the stark reality of working in an under-resourced state hospital. As Masechaba leaves her deeply religious mother she tries to come to terms with the death of her brother and the suffering she witnesses every day as a medical professional.

“In my view Matlwa is South Africa’s Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.” Rosie Rowell

Original language

ENGLISH (World ex. SA) | Sceptre / Hodder & Stoughton
ENGLISH (SA) | Jacana Media

Translation rights

CATALAN | Catedral
GERMAN | btb Verlag
ITALIAN | Bompiani
NORWEGIAN | Solum Bokvennen
POLISH | Czarna Owca
SPANISH | Catedral

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