The Madams

Author’s Note: The Madams was my first baby and therefore I have for it the sort of affection any parent harbors for a first child. Written in first person narrative, it follows the friendship of three women in contemporary South Africa and the issues they encounter in their social, work, and romantic lives.
– Zukiswa Wanner

“I am admitting defeat to my hectic schedule. I am giving in to something I thought I would never do. I’m going to hire a maid.” And not just any maid … When Thandi decides she’s done with being a Supermom to her five-year-old son, a Superslut to her man and a Superwoman to her staff at the tourism board, she realises she needs to concede to the great South African bourgeois accessory: a maid. And since she doesn’t have the heart to boss a ‘sister’ about in her own home – and would love to see the look on her best friends’ faces – it’s going to have to be a white maid. The arrival of the charming ex-con, Marita, catalyses a chain of events which forces Thandi and her two closest friends to confront their assumptions about relationships, history and each other.

Weight 201 g
Dimensions 128 × 198 mm

Zukiswa Wanner