Miss Behave

Level D WK158 /531191 LostDue: 07-12-2018
Full title: Miss Behave / Malebo Sephodi.
Main author: Sephodi, Malebo, (author.)
Format: Book           

Summary: Upon encountering historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich's quote, 'well-behaved women seldom make history', Malebo Sephodi knew that she was tired of everyone else having a say on who and what she should be. Appropriating this quote, Malebo boldly renounces societal expectations placed on her as a black woman and shares her journey towards misbehaviour. According to Malebo, it is the norm for a black woman to live in a society that prescribes what it means to be a well-behaved woman. Acting like this prescribed woman equals good behaviour. But what happens when a black woman decides to live her own life and becomes her own form of who she wants to be? She is often seen as misbehaving. Miss behave challenges society's deep-seated beliefs about what it means to be an obedient woman. In this book, Malebo tracks her journey on a path towards achieving total autonomy and self-determinism. Miss-Behave will challenge, rattle and occasionally cause you to scream 'yassss, yassss, yassss; at various intervals. - page 4 of cover.
Language: English
Published: Auckland Park, South Africa : Blackbird Books, 2017.
Classmark: WK158 /531191
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN: 9781928337416