Launch of Footprints in Stone by Mango Tshabangu

Launch of Footprints in Stone by Mango Tshabangu
past almost 3 years ago

Wed, Sep 30. 4:30PM - 7:30PM

Constitution Hill (South Africa) 11 Kotze Street, Braamfontein Johannesburg, South Africa

Event Details

You're invited to the launch of Mango Tshabangu's debut non-fiction book, Footprints in Stone: Women and the Zenzele Movement in South Africa.

“Footprints in Stone”, a title taken from the life of the legendary Queen Njinga of Angola, is about the growth of the Zenzele (‘do it for yourself’) philosophy and practice among women in South Africa. Its three pillars were: women’s resilience and leadership; the power of education and training for income-generation; and solidarity and self-help. Tshabangu argues that it is extremely unfortunate that in the new South Africa Zenzele has been more or less abandoned as a conceptual and behavioural tool for development and social integrity.

“Elegant and well researched…a massive achievement.” – Dr Mtutuzeli Nyoka, author of I Speak for the Silent and Hill of Fools.