EXCERPT | Mothers of the Nation by Lihle Ngcobozi

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The Methodist Women’s Prayer and Service Union congregate at a conference. (Methodist Church of South Africa)
The Methodist Women’s Prayer and Service Union congregate at a conference. (Methodist Church of South Africa)

Long overlooked as the juggernaut of black women’s organising that it has been and continues to be, the Manyano has immense historical and cultural meaning in black communities across the country. To this day, it is still evolving to meet the changing needs of black South Africans.

In this book published by NB Publishers, the Manyano women speak for themselves, in an African feminist meditation rendered by one of their own.

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