Heritage Day: Tongues of Their Mothers

travel Heritage Day South Africa 2015

I had so many ideas for a Heritage Day post today, but then I fell in love with a poem, and that made the decision for me.

Happy Heritage Day, readers. Following are a few photos of some beautiful South African ladies I know (and one lovely South African man) wearing traditional garments to celebrate today.

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And now, I’m going to leave you with a beautiful poem by South African poet Makhosazana Xaba. If you’re in the states, please go here and buy the whole book. If you’re in South Africa, you can find it here. Beautiful!

Happy Heritage Day, from South Africa.
Love, MarLa

Special thanks to another poet I love, Vangi Gantsho, for introducing me to this poem.

Tongues of their Mothers, by Makhosazana Xaba

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