The legend, the history is created in the mouth, and therefore survival is in the mouth.
If speaking is still difficult to negotiate, then writing has created a
free space for most women -much freer than speech [...] The book is
bound, circulated, read. It retains its autonomy much more than a woman
is allowed in the oral situation
(Vera, 1999: 3).
‘The beginning grows into something; the end into nothing but what has been.’