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Podcast: Sixolile Mbalo Discusses Her Memoir, Dear Bullet: Or A Letter to My Shooter

Dear BulletSixolile Mbalo was recently interviewed by Polity’s Shannon de Ryhove about her memoir, Dear Bullet: Or A Letter to My Shooter. Mbalo tells De Ryhove that writing the book, which addresses the sexual violence that was inflicted on her as a young teenager, was part of her healing process.

Mbalo, who gives talks for Rape Crisis and NICRO and at prison care centres, speaks about how writing about her past helped her to deal with it. She discusses the high rate of sexual violence in South Africa, saying that the government is not doing enough.

Encouraging other women to speak about their rapes and get counselling, Mbalo reminds them that they are survivors, not victims:

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