Thokozile and her friend were both living without their fathers. While Thokozile’s father died in 1993, her friend’s father went to work in Joburg. Neither had the love and support they craved. At fourteen years old, Thokozile watched her friend turn to an older boyfriend for the comfort she was missing. Her story exposes the vulnerability young women face in their relationships, and raises questions about men’s roles as fathers and partners.