|Macmillan Education Eswatini
Tana is 1st firstborn daughter of the Mdluli family. Through her eyes, we get to know an ordinary family in a rapidly changing society and the challenges the different family members face in trying to cope with pressures at home and at school.
Tana is a good student, an ambitious girl who wants to make the best of her opportunities. She is not willing to become sexually active and risk pregnancy. Reuben is the man she loves, but he wants sexual intimacy and is prepared to find it with someone else if necessary. What should Tana do?
Set in Swaziland before the start of the AIDS pandemic, The Amaryllis exposes the concerns that families and individuals were faced with then and are still faced with today. The evergreen quality of this story makes it a winner.
This novel is part of the Fiction for Afrika series - a series that exposes teenagers and adults to a range of topical issues. The problems that present themselves in the in the stories will be familiar to southern African youth. The exploration of possible solutions to these problems will inspire them to read!