Tag: Sister Abegail Ntleko

New AUDIO Release: Empty Hands

About the Book Empty Hands is the inspiring memoir of Zulu nurse and healthcare activist Sister Abegail Ntleko. Growing up poor in a rural village with a father who didn’t believe in educating girls, against seemingly insurmountable odds Sister Abegail earned her nursing degree and began work as a community nurse and educator, dedicating her life to …continue

Our Future Imagined: Sister Abegail Ntleko

2017 has begun with a country openly divided by political opinions and beliefs. At the same time, new discussions have emerged amongst people of different backgrounds and individuals who are attempting to self-examine their perspectives and biases. We at NAB would like to contribute to the conversation by reflecting with some of our influential authors …continue

Upcoming Bay Area Events with Sister Abegail Ntleko

North Atlantic Books will be welcoming Sister Abegail Ntleko to the Bay Area for several speaking engagements this spring. Sr. Ntleko is a recipient of the Unsung Heroes of Compassion award, presented by the Dalai Lama, and author of the book Empty Hands: One Woman’s Journey to Save Children Orphaned by AIDS in South Africa. …continue

Women’s History Spotlight: Sister Abegail Ntleko

Sister Abegail Ntleko—later “Gogo” (grandma) to hundreds of children orphaned by AIDS, and honored by His Holiness the Dalai Lama with the Unsung Heroes of Compassion Award—started working at the age of six. Apartheid was yet to happen, and Abe was living in a rural village in South Africa. Her five older siblings had all …continue