“I stayed under water for sixty days before I met my mother
in a burning hut on the mountain
She could enter only to fetch me and put me down
Was allowed only to feed me
then return me to the fire”
(red cotton by vangile gantsho)
Sketch of vangile gantsho by Judy Seidman done at a Feminist Women’s Art Network reading and writing event
organised by the @1in9_Campaign, a South African collective of orgs and individuals motivated by feminist principles & the desire to live in a society where womxn are agents of their own lives.
The Mail & Guardian’s Lethabo Mailula, an LLM candidate and gender activist working at University of Pretoria, wrote a review on danai mupotsa’s feeling & ugly and vangile gantsho’s red cotton ~ African, feminist, poetry collections.
The Mail & Guardian’s Zaza Hlalethwa reviewed
our first two published books,
feeling & ugly by danai mupotsa and red cotton by vangile gantsho.
Photo by Boipelo Khunou. Click here to read the review on the Mail & Guardian website.