Isiphelo esinzulu soLwandlekazi

Isiphelo esinzulu soLwandlekaziYabhengezwa ngoSeptemba 17, 1996 Malunga neNcwadi
Umfoti uBeth Cappadora ukude noyena mama kunye nenkosikazi efanelekileyo. Unexhala, akanamonde, akalungelelananga kwaye akanangxaki ngomyeni wakhe kunye nabantwana bakhe-iimpazamo ezibuya kumkhathaza emva kokuba umntwana wakhe ophakathi enyamalele kwindawo yokuhlala ehotele.



Ishumi leminyaka elalandelayo lentlungu nentlungu engakholelekiyo, yelinge likaBeth lokuphinda enze ubomi emva kokuba unyana wakhe engasekho, libhalwe ngothando kule noveli inika umdla. Njengeefoto ezikwicwecwe losapho, imiboniso yobomi bukaBeth ichazwa ngokweenkcukacha ezothusayo: izisele zekofu uzinyanzela ukuba azilinganise yonke imihla; incoko phakathi kwendoda nomfazi ezama ngamandla ukubuyela kubomi obuqhelekileyo; izinto ezigxekayo zomntwana wakhe omdala njengoko ezabalazela ukuqatshelwa nokuthandwa; 'iindlovu ezimfusa' ezihlala kwigumbi lokuhlala losapho ngalunye - iintlungu ezingavakaliswanga kangangokuba umntu unokunyathela kufutshane nazo, kuba ukuvuma ukuba yinto eyoyikisayo kakhulu.



Kwaye, njengazo zonke iifoto ezilungileyo, le ayikho ngaphandle kwemibala engwevu. Akukho magorha alula kweli bali, nangona ubuqhawe buninzi. Ngelixa inoveli isantya kunye nesantya somdlalo owonwabisayo, idrama yayo ifikelela ngaphaya kwebali lokunyamalala kukaBen. Imfihlakalo yento eyenzekayo kuBen yenye yeemfihlakalo ezigubungela le noveli. Ekutyhileni okwenzekayo kusapho lwakwaCappadora, uMitchard akasiniki zimpendulo zilula. Endaweni yoko uphakamisa imibuzo enzima malunga nobunjani bentlungu nelahleko, ngexabiso leentsapho zazo zonke iintlobo, kunye nezipho zothando, intlawulelo, noxolelo.

Kuya kuba lula ukuba umbhali ukunika isiphelo eyonwabisayo usapho lakwaCappadora, abaye batyhubela okuninzi kwaye akukho nalinye ityala labo. Kwaye ke endaweni yoko sishiywe yinto yokwenyani ngakumbi, icala lentlekele awuyi kubamba kwiindaba zentsimbi yesi-6. Isiphelo esinzulu soLwandlekazi uya kukwenza ubambe umoya wakho. Kuya kukwenza ube nombulelo. Kuya kukwenza ukuba ucinge. Kuya kukwenza uzive. Malunga noMbhali


Inyathelo likaJacquelyn Mitchard kwintsomi kunye nenoveli yakhe yokuqala, Isiphelo esinzulu soLwandlekazi , uphawula indaleko yamva nje kwimisebenzi yakhe eyahlukeneyo neyahlukileyo njengombhali. Ummi waseChicago, uMitchard waphumelela kwiYunivesithi yase-Illinois naseRockford College kwaye waba yintatheli yephephandaba. Ukusukela ngo-1984 ukuya ku-1988 wayeyintatheli yemetro kwiMilwaukee-Journal-Sentinel. Ikholamu yakhe yeveki, ethi, 'Abanye bethu,' ivele kwiJenali isithuba esingaphezu kweminyaka elishumi kwaye iza kuhanjiswa kuzwelonke ukususela ngoSeptemba 1996.

Ukususela kwi-1989 ukuya kwi-1993, uMitchard wayengumbhali wentetho ngoku uNobhala wezeMpilo kunye neeNkonzo zoLuntu wase-US uDonna Shalala, ngelixa u-Shalala wayengu-Chancellor weYunivesithi yaseWisconsin. UMitchard ukwangumhleli onegalelo kwimagazini yobuzali ukusukela ngo-1990; Ungumbhali wemihlathi othe rhoqo weSikhokelo sikamabonwakude kwaye ebesoloko enegalelo kwiimagazini zelizwe ezifana neSelf, Money, kunye noSuku lwaBasetyhini. Umama wabantwana abahlanu, uMitchard uhlala eMadison, eWisconsin, apho asebenza khona kwinoveli yesibini enesihloko esithi, Eyona Efunwa Kakhulu . Uphononongo lweencwadi
'[I] inoveli yokuqala ebuhlungu, ibhabha ebusweni bayo yonke into eshukumayo kunye nodidi lwakho olungcono lwemiboniso yeentetho ezithetha ngezinto ezimbi ezenzeka kubantu abalungileyo ... zibhalwe ngokumangalisayo.'
- UGail Collins, Uphononongo lweNcwadi yeNew York Times

'Umdlalo weqonga onengxwabangxwaba yolonwabo olungena nzulu kummandla ongokweemvakalelo wamaqhina entsapho.'
- Abantu

'Ukujikeleza ... ukujija okuya kukujikeleza.'
- Newsweek

'Thatha umphefumlo onzulu. … Eli bali lihlekisayo alinakukuvumela ukuba uze kudlala.'
- Imagazini yase-US Ipapashiwe09/17/1996

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