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Unity Dow 28th May 2007
Unity Dow
Unity Dow is a judge, human rights activist, and writer from Botswana Appointed as Botswana’s first female High Court judge in 1998, she was one of three judges who, in December 2006, decided the Kalahari Bushmen had the right to return to their ancestral lands. Unity has a distinguished human rights record, she established a women's centre in her home village of Metlhaetsile in Botswana, co-founded the Women and Law in Southern Africa Research Trust and as a lawyer has won important cases related to child support, rape and married women's property rights. Unity is also a successful writer and joins Jane to talk about her fourth novel, ‘The Heavens May Fall’ which deals with child abuse and the role of women in a traditionally male-dominated society.

'The Heavens May Fall' by Unity Dow is published by Double Storey, ISBN: 9781770131033.
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