Friday, March 01, 2013

Liking The Born Frees

Have you ever looked forward to the release of a book?  I, for one, can't wait to start reading The Born Frees: Writing with the Girls of Gugulethu, which is scheduled for publication some time in 2014.  One reason, of course, is that the author is my good friend and fellow journalist Kimberly Burge.  But even if I did not know the author, chances are I would have picked up the book anyway.  The topic is very interesting, particularly for those of us who have been involved in the global anti-poverty movement and have followed The Millennium Development Goals (especially Goals 2 and 3)

“The Born Frees: Writing with the Girls of Gugulethu” (forthcoming from W.W. Norton, 2014), tells the story of a generation of young South African women coming of age after apartheid, told through the lens of a creative writing club.

Kimberly tells you more in this video.

And the author has set up a page on Facebook so those who are interested can stay in touch about the progress of the book (and engage in cyberchats about the topic).

So I urge you to

Author Kimberly Burge is a Washington, DC-based freelance journalist. She was a 2010 Fulbright Scholar to South Africa and a 2012 Fellow in Global Religion Reporting for the International Reporting Project. A contributing writer for Sojourners magazine, she has published feature stories, editorials and reviews on issues of culture, global poverty and development, faith, and public policy. Previously, she worked for 12 years as senior writer and editor for Bread for the World, a Washington-based advocacy organization that works on hunger and poverty issues in the United States and worldwide.

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