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Author talk: Meet Shelley Davidow - Brisbane Square Library

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During the terrifying years of Apartheid in South Africa, Shelley Davidow’s family was a crime. At a time when it was illegal for black and white people to live together, Shelley’s social activist parents took in Rosie, an abandoned black three-year-old child. Rosie grew up as a beloved daughter and sister in a white household. Against the backdrop of racist laws and ever-present threats of violence, Shelley’s parents did all they could to provide a safe, happy home for their five children. But when Rosie was 16, devastating truths came to light, shattering the family’s understanding of the past.

In her haunting memoir, Shelley Davidow sifts through memories of her early life, searching for hope and reconciliation. Shadow Sisters leaves us with a deeper understanding of family love and of how, sometimes, that love is not enough.

Join Shelley as she discusses her memoir, Shadow Sisters.

Books will be available for purchase on the day, or bring your copy from home for Shelley to sign.

Presented as part of the Lord Mayor’s Writers in Residence series.

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