Birthed out of anger and the need to highlight the openly pernicious and subtle forms of violence inflicted upon black women, Lebogang Mogul Mabusela’s work uses humour and vernacular phonetics to drive its point home.
Our languages get lost in translation. And because we have been so fixated and obsessed with mastering our colonizer’s tongue, we have completely divorced ourselves from the beauty and philosophical paradigms of our native tongues. It is my assertion that our languages, in their uncorrupted states, hold the keys to what and who we truly are.
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