The Born Frees: Writing with the Girls of Gugulethu

Help me tell the story of young South African women “born free” and growing up after apartheid as they discover their own voices in a creative writing club.
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This campaign started on Feb 27 and closed on April 08, 2013 (11:59pm PT).
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  • $10USD
    Thank-you Photo Card

    Enkosi! Thank you! You’ll receive a thank-you card, by email or snail mail (your choice!) featuring a photo of the girls and a snippet of their writing.

    Estimated delivery: April 2013

    7 claimed

  • $25USD
    Chapter Sneak Preview

    Ubuntu! You’ll see a sneak preview of a chapter of the book-in-progress, via emailed PDF, plus the thank-you card.

    Estimated delivery: April 2013

    14 claimed

  • $100USD
    Book Acknowledgement

    It Takes a Village: See YOUR NAME in print! You’ll be listed in the acknowledgements of “The Born Frees,” published in 2014 by W.W. Norton, the oldest and largest independent publisher in the U.S. Plus the sneak preview chapter and the thank-you card!

    Estimated delivery: September 2014

    18 claimed

  • $250USD
    Writing club by Skype

    You strike a woman, you strike a rock! I’ll hold a session of the creative writing club with you and your friends via Skype or in person if you’re in the DC area. A great idea for book clubs and writing groups! Plus all of the above perks.

    Estimated delivery: September 2013

    0 out of 10 claimed

  • $500USD
    Honorary Member

    As an honorary member of Amazw'Entombi ("Voices of the Girls"), you'll receive a handcrafted gift brought back from my trip to South Africa, a signed first edition of “The Born Frees” when published, plus a listing in the acknowledgements, the sneak preview chapter, and the thank-you card.

    Estimated delivery: September 2013

    0 claimed

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