You are now entering the Jewish Currents archive.

Channel Esther: South Africa Chronicle #11

Esther Cohen
July 6, 2016

by Esther Cohen

SOWETO

Nelson Mandela SowetoWe spent the day
with Percy Ndaba
with his family
in Soweto.
We visited sites:
Mandala's house
Desmond Tutu's
Hector Pieterson
rebellion park.

Percy's Aunt Doris
raised him and four
other kids
small three room house
she was a school teacher
Moses her husband
a bike messenger
sixteen people came
to meet us
many were children
we ate stews chicken
mango juice
beet root
their friend Pumla
she teaches
57 middle school children
When we left
Aunt Doris hugged us
you are my
family now she said.