New book: An honest look at endometriosis and the SA healthcare system

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month … and Nadine Dirk’s Hot Water takes an intimate look at the life of a young African woman with this chronic illness

Nadine Dirks’s remarkable book, Hot Water, is a heartfelt and courageous memoir which takes readers on an unforgettable voyage through the challenges, triumphs and resilience of someone living with endometriosis.

Covering the racism, sexism, classism, fatphobia and slut-shaming  that African women experience within the healthcare system,

Hot Water is a journey through Nadine’s life as a young African woman from the Cape Flats, a woman battling chronic illness and these many challenges.

Endometriosis, a debilitating chronic illness, serves as the backdrop for Nadine Dirks’ powerful exploration. The book delves into how this condition impacts the lives of young women, shaping their experiences and affecting their ability to navigate the world. Dirks paints a vivid picture of the complexities faced by those who rely on the public healthcare system and sheds light on the challenges they confront daily. R265, published by Jacana and is available from Exclusive Books


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