Pamphilia Hlapa to Feature in Upcoming Episode of I Am Woman: Leap of Faith
An upcoming episode of I Am Woman: Leap of Faith will feature Pamphilia Hlapa, author of A Daughter’s Legacy. The series is presented by Lisa Chait and “features the lives and Leaps of Faith of 52 remarkable women showing how they stepped into brand new territory bravely when faced with life’s greatest challenges and opportunities”.
Hlapa’s episode looks at how writing A Daughter’s Legacy helped her to break the silence about being raped and sexually assaulted when she was younger. Although the book is fictional, it gave her “a space to share her own story and that of her rural sisters”. The episode will air on SABC 3 on Sunday 14 July at 10:30 AM.
Read more about Hlapa’s journey to breaking the silence:
Can you live a full life despite what has happened in your past?
Sexual violence in South Africa features on the national agenda but shocking statistics and horrific attacks continue to come to light. What is not spoken about enough, however, is the protracted, relentless abuse of young women in rural villages where, even more so than in our already abuse-ridden urban spaces, girls are at the mercy of men and boys.