It is a quirky, lighter look at one of South Africa’s most important, yet most overlooked, relationships: that between a domestic worker and her madam. In this book you’ll find the women in your life – your mothers, your sisters, your cousins, your friends and yourself.
To get you started:
- There are two types of white madams, the poor-white madam and the liberal middle-class madam.
– There are no poor African madams.
– If your helper has a colourful name, she must be a Zimbabwean.
- Having a Malawian helper is never about the Malawian helper, darling.