South Africa / 1968
This short story is set in Apartheid-era South Africa. It is about White South African's peculiar love for dogs and explores how they often treated their dogs more humanely than their poorly-paid Black servants. As noted by the main narrator- a Black maid to a White woman- dogs are treated like precious royalty, but herself and her coworkers were treated like animals. This is a short, fulfilling read with an insane twist at the end. I definitely hollered. This story really gets into how women are given very different opportunities based solely on race. Mrs. Plum is basically a parody of a white feminist. This is a fun and informative read!