Five Firm Friends – Edith, Cordelia, Amanda, Doris and Beauty – are five career women who confront life head-on. But when Beauty suddenly becomes ill and, after six short weeks, passes away, their world is thrown into confusion.
On her death bed, Beauty begs Amanda to promise her one thing – that she and the rest of the FFF will not waste their lives as she has done. All because of an unfaithful husband … ‘Ukhule,’ she begs of Amanda. May you live a long life, and may you become old.
Beauty’s Gift is a moving tale of how four women decide to change their own fate as well as the lives of those closest to them. South African AIDS-activist Zackie Achmat described it as "one of the most important books about HIV/AIDS in our country.”
This is Sindiwe Magona at her very best – writing about social issues, and not keeping quiet.