Response: A Perilous Passage From Scarlet Cord to Red Ribbon

  • Isabel Balseiro
Part of the Religion/Culture/Critique book series (RCCR)


I would like to start by quoting a poem by South African Luvuyo Mkangelwa entitled “The Women Sing.”1 Hopefully, during the course of my discussion, I will be able to persuade you of the connections between the women depicted in the poem by Mkangelwa and those Musa Dube so eloquently has referred us to in her chapter.2


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  1. 1.
    Luvuyo Mkangelwa, “The Women Sing,” in Running towards Us: New Writing from South Africa, ed. Isabel Balseiro (New Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2000) 15.Google Scholar

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© Kathleen O’Brien Wicker, Musa W. Dube, and Althea Spencer Miller 2005

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  • Isabel Balseiro

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