This picture was taken after I performed I want to speak to my children at the Thabo Mbeki Lecture on 24 May 2012. Sitting beside Former President Mbeki are Mam’Zanele Mbeki, FP Obasanjo, FP Chissano and FP Pires…amongst others.
At The South African Literary Awards February 28, 2012
Can we just acknowledge for a minute (or two) that Phillippa Yaa Devilliers ( http://de-scribe.posterous.com/ ) was awarded the SALA 2011 prize for POETRY (The Everyday Wife). And just like that, she told the rest of us that this was possible: hard work and determination. Or as Zoya would say: “Vision and Commitment friend! That’s all you need, vision and commitment.”
For your guidence, your love and your support… I carry you in my spirit.
Me with Tamkhulu Don Mattera
Of COURSE, I was supporting both teams from Tuks!!! Next time guys!
Chatting to Natalia Molabetsi and Phillippa Yaa De Villiers at the Consciousness Launch and thinking to myself: “Really?! I mean…of course… but REALLY??”
Wonderful susters in poetry
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” – by Marianne Williamson
Photo by my darling sister: Phumela Gantsho