Winnie Mandela Supplement

 
The woman who helped forge an icon
The woman who helped forge an icon
The news of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s death broke while I was listening to Nduduzo Makhathini’s Listening to the Ground. The opening...
Cast the first stone: Our Mary Magdalene of the townships
Cast the first stone: Our Mary Magdalene of the townships
There ain’t no grave can hold my body down
The lovelight of Winnie Mandela
The lovelight of Winnie Mandela
“Jazz is a cry. It is a survival skill for the spirit. I think it must have started with a woman who just let out a wail. Then came the...
How do we write about Winnie’s   life sympathetically?
How do we write about Winnie’s life sympathetically?
First, the facts: regardless of what Euro-American pundits or obituary writers conclude about Winnie Madikizela-Mandela — or what some white...
No love lost: What Winnie hate says about us
No love lost: What Winnie hate says about us
On July 18 2010, I found myself at the SABC studio on Weekend Live talking about a publication I had co-authored with photographer Alf...
uMam’ Winnie, a mother to all
uMam’ Winnie, a mother to all
In my work as an applied drama and theatre practitioner, I work with young people, especially young girls, to help them with personal growth,...
Like the glare of the sun
Like the glare of the sun
The tall buildings in their fading brown and copper colours at the Bosman Station and Church Square in Pretoria speak to me through the people that...
Idolised, immobilised and vilified
Idolised, immobilised and vilified
In 1958 Miss Nomzamo Winifred Madikizela became Mrs Nelson Mandela and was accorded the privileged position of a Wife in the eyes of the law,...

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