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Miss Behave By Malebo Sephodi

Miss Behave By Malebo Sephodi

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Upon encountering historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich's quote, "well-behaved women seldom make history", Malebo Sephodi knew that she was tired of everyone else having a say on who and what she should be. Appropriating this quote, Malebo boldly renounces societal expectations placed on her as a black woman and shares her journey towards misbehaviour.

According to Malebo, it is the norm for a black woman to live in a society that prescribes what it means to be a well-behaved woman. Acting like this prescribed woman equals good behaviour. But what happens when a black woman decides to live her own life and becomes her own form of who she wants to be?

She is often seen as misbehaving. Miss-Behave challenges society's deep-seated beliefs about what it means to be an obedient woman.

In this book, Malebo tracks her journey on a path towards achieving total autonomy and self-determinism. Miss-Behave will challenge, rattle and occasionally cause you to scream "yassss, yassss, yassss" at various intervals.