The Girl Without a Sound by Buhle Ngaba



As an act of restoring power and agency to young black girls in South Africa … [the author] wrote a story about a voiceless girl of colour in search of a sound of her own.’–Preface. ‘[T]he story follows the journey of a young girl whose fantastical stories live in her eyes. She has no voice — just a “golden cocoon” humming inside of her throat. Visited by a “red-winged woman” sent from the moon, the two begin the process of finding her voice only to learn that it’s always lived inside of her. It’s a classic tale of learning to love, trust and accept oneself.


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