NMM Duman Tells an Engaging Story of Life and Love in Her Book

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“Deepest Springs” follows the story of a young girl’s journey to finding happiness

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Deepest Springs: A Story of Love During the Apartheid Years by author NMM Duman is a riveting book that follows the story of a young girl and her journey through love, family traditions, Apartheid laws, and intricate marriage. Readers will embark on a wonderful journey that will teach them life lessons while enjoying a captivating tale.

The story centres around Dikeledi, a young girl in the “independent” homeland of Transkei of the former apartheid era in South Africa. The Sotho tribe is in the minority in this area and culture still plays a very big role in the villages. Education is not a priority for most of the people there, so when Dikeledi meets and falls in love with a youth in high school, she is confused by his ambitions to study further and go to university. They marry despite the fact that her husband’s mother hates her, mainly due to the fact that Dikeledi is not traditionally considered beautiful, comes from a poor home and her family is not known in the village, neither is she a relative. Apartheid laws ensure that, even when Dikeledi’s husband wants to take her with him to Johannesburg, without valid documents, it is near impossible for her to live with him, and she has to endure her mother-in-law’s abuse.

Filled with lovable characters and a captivating storyline, Deepest Springs: A Story of Love During the Apartheid Years is one memorable read everyone will surely enjoy. This book will be featured at the 2012 American Library Association Annual Book Exhibit in Anaheim, Calif. on June 22-25, 2012.

For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to http://www.XlibrisPublishing.co.uk.

About the Author
Nondumiso Makhanya Mutambala Duman began writing at the age of nine. When she was fifteen her mother entered her in a Maskew Miller Writing Competition in South Africa in 1980. She qualified in the top ten. She went on to do a Bachelor of Science degree, which left very little time for writing and this was shelved until 1996. Deepest Springs begun in that year and was originally called The Mountain Song. Deepest Springs is her first full-length novel.

Deepest Springs * by NMM Duman
A Story of Love During the Apartheid Years
Publication Date: February 14, 2011
Trade Paperback; £13.99; 351 pages; 978-1-4568-6034-9
Trade Hardback; £23.99; 351 pages; 978-1-4568-6035-6
Ebook; £9.99; 978-1-4568-6036-3

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For more information, contact Xlibris at +0800-644-6988 or on the web at http://www.XlibrisPublishing.co.uk.

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