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'I am too much of a failure to die': Facing unwanted teen pregnancy

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'I am too much of a failure to die'
'I am too much of a failure to die'

My mother was my age when she gave birth to me.

In the middle of her Grade 2 year, when she was eight years old, she was sent from her home country to Johannesburg to work for her aunt.

My grandmother had no education and she didn't feel that it was necessary for my mum to be educated past Grade 2. So, she sent her to work as a shop assistant and " cashier" in my great aunt's spaza shop.

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