#IAmMother - Stories of Motherhood

Listen to her story

Nomphilo: Okay Nombuso, yisiphi nje isikhathi lapho oke ukujabulele kakhulu ukuba umama?

Nombuso: Isikhathi, oh, my name is Nombuso. Isikhathi esingisijabulela kakhulu ukuba umama ukuthi ngiyakwazi ukuthi ngiyithume ingane, ngihlale nayo ikwazi ukuxhumane nezinye izingane, so ngiyakujabulela kakhulu lokho.

Read Nombuso’s story in English here

Meet the artist

Mandisa Buthelezi

#IAmMother is a remarkable initiative and I am deeply moved by its drive to ignite conversations on motherhood even in the forgotten rural outskirts of the country. I am inspired by the movement and I thoroughly enjoyed using the medium of photography to engage with the mothers and to add a visual narrative to their stories.


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