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Three women explore the modern African city through intimate stories about motherhood, ambition, and the search for identity.
When a teacher flees with her son from apartheid South Africa to an isolated village in Zimbabwe, she must fight as an independent woman and rejected outsider to claim her place within her new society.
When a teacher flees with her son from apartheid South Africa to an isolated school in Zimbabwe, they find a hostile and conservative village unwilling to accept two outsiders. Faced with sexual threats from the school headmaster, she finds herself jobless and defeated until the simple generosity of a stranger gives her new life. Inspired by the writings of African author Bessie Head, Riches tells the story of an independent woman searching for strength and identity in a barren landscape.