Author: Jane Katjavivi With Author's Inscription Publisher: Modjaji Books (2010) Edition: 1st Edition ISBN-10: 1920397043 ISBN-13: 9781920397043 Condition: Very Good, for a full condition description, email here Binding: Softcover Pages: 300 Dimensions: 23.2 x 15.5 x 1.6 cm
Weight: 0.4 kg
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When Jane Katjavivi becomes involved in London in support of change in Southern Africa, she meets and marries a Namibian activist in exile. Moving with him to Namibia at the time of Independence in 1990, she faces a new life in a starkly beautiful country. She starts to publish Namibian writing and opens a bookshop.
In Windhoek she develops friendships with a group of strong, independent women, who have also come from other countries, and are engaged in different ways to overcome the divisions of the past. Over coffee, drinks and food, they support each other through times of happiness and sadness, through juggling careers and family, and through illness and death.
When her husband is made Ambassador to the Benelux countries and the European Union, and later Berlin, Jane has to build a new identity as the wife of an ambassador, and come to terms with her own ill-health without her friends around her to support her. Set against the backdrop of the historical, political and social development of newly independent Namibia, Undisciplined Heart tells the story of Janeís love for her family, friends and her adopted country, in a gentle and honest way that reflects the joys and tragedies of life