Period Pain is about Masechaba, a young woman who suffers from severe bleeding that cripples and controls every aspect of her life. Thus, she couldn’t do a lot of things girls at her age were doing. She was constantly conscious of what might happen and the shame thereof. Masechaba embarks on a medical career in hope that she can convince her future colleagues/friends to remove her womb to stop her uncontrollable bleeding.
At the hospital where she’s working, she meets an outspoken, confident Zimbabwean friend named Nyasha and they end up staying together. This is a South African story, which takes place during the times of xenophobic attacks. Unfortunately, Masechaba undergoes a terrific experience and we get to see how she deals with it.
It was a very fast paced read. I would recommend it, but expect to shed a tear at some point.
I was sort of skeptical about the writing style, thus I gave it:
3.5 out 5 stars.
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Have you read the book, or any of Kopano’s books? What were your thoughts?
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