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Invisible Earthquake

Invisible Earthquake

R160.00

Malika Ndlovu

This book breaks the silence around stillbirth, often seen as a non-event, something women are expected to “get over” as soon as possible. Invisible Earthquake is placed in the wider South African context by Sue Fawcus, who writes tenderly and expertly about stillbirth from the point of view of an obstetrician, and by Zubeida Bassadien and Muriel Johnstone, social workers who accompany women going through this shattering experience.

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Malika Ndlovu takes us right into the heart of her grief – the loss of her third child, who was stillborn. The book breaks the silence around stillbirth, often seen as a non-event, something women are expected to “get over” as soon as possible, Invisible Earthquake is placed in the wider South African context by Sue Fawcus, who writes tenderly and expertly about stillbirth from the point of view of an obstetrician, and by Zubeida Bassadien and Muriel Johnstone, social workers who accompany women going through this shattering experience.

Malika Ndlovu

Malika Ndlovu

Durban born, Malika Ndlovu is a poet, performer, and playwright whose works have been performed both locally and internationally. She is a founder-member of the women writers’ collective, WEAVE and is currently curator of the Africa Centre’s poetry project, Badilisha!

“Malika has created a piece of work that gives grief a voice. I know this will bring solace to all those who read it, anyone who has lost any loved one will see themselves in her words.”
Joy McPherson, Founder Midwives Inc.

“Cape Town writer Malika Ndlovu has returned from London where her own experience of stillbirth was shared with the public at the launch of a landmark edition of international health publication The Lancet. Entitled the Lancet Stillbirth Series, it contains the first ever collection of global estimates on stillbirths, and Ndlovu’s voice has added to a groundswell of advocacy amongst international organizations to bring the topic out of the shadows. Ndlovu’s book, Invisible Earthquake, is cross-referenced and quoted in the journal, while the author was interviewed by large media stables like Aljazeera and BBC radio during the launch.”
Tanya Farber, Cape Times