ISBN 9781779065117
Pages 98
Dimensions 210 x 148 mm
Published 2019
Publisher Mwanaka Media and Publishing, Zimbabwe
Format Paperback

Blooming Cactus

by mikateko e. mbambo

"From invisibility to invincibility, Mikateko takes us through verses of despair, assault, discrimination, fear and hopelessness that girls and women encountered in a system that does not serve their interests to the life of purpose, power and freedom that girls and women continue to wedge in the face of all odds. This is one anthology that has the power to break and mend you. Mikateko has freed us all!" - Dr. Toyin Ajao (PhD), Researcher, Teacher and Storyteller

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"Reading Blooming Cactus is like holding up a mirror and going through pages of myself. From childhood inherited traumas of little girls, to black feminist tragedies. She writes about healing and spirituality that transcends understanding. Mikateko has reached into the trenches of black women's souls and yanked out the truth, Word-For-Word. Na khensa sesi for the offering."

Mmamotsisi Hellen Phushela, Communications and Marketing Specialist and Founder of My Sisters Keeper.Za/Africa.

"Yes! Yes! Yes! I am sold, hook line and sinker. This anthology is of inclusion and advocacy for women in light of obstacles, and I believe every female will take away messages of strength and determination. It will teach you to recognise opportunity, banish fear, and trust your heart."

Lesego Masethe, Executive Director, Brain Waves Development and Science Communicator

About the Author

mikateko e. mbambo

mikateko e. mbambo is a black feminist poet, journalist and masters of arts student at Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa. This is her first full collection of poetry to be published; several of her poems have been published in anthologies, journals and magazines over the years. 

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