Nombuso Dlamini


From the Essay:

As I begin writing about the importance of, and interconnections among literacy, womanism and struggle, I feel myself drawn enthusiastically to treasured memories of my mother’s life and the influence she has had in shaping my theoretical and professional undertakings. Going back into my childhood, I can surely categorize my mother then as having been a literacy worker as she taught at an elementary school, a womanist because of her concern for and actions about issues of women equity, and a political activist because of her struggles against apartheid. My interest here is in tracing a few incidents in my life that demonstrate how I use the terms literacy, womanism and struggle to refer to my mother, and ultimately, what they mean and how I have experienced them.

Author Biography

Nombuso Dlamini, Education Department, Mount St. Vincent University