Mmatshilo Motsei’s book, Reweaving the Soul of the Nation, inspired a dialogue among those who attended its launch.
The launch took place on Saturday at Ditsong National Museum of Cultural History. Motsei said it was a difficult journey to reflect on the state of the country. She was joined by legendary jazz and opera singer Sibongile Khumalo, when they tackled topics discussed in Motsei’s latest book.
The book covers issues like prostitution, patriarchy, leadership, challenges women face, and political dynamics. Khumalo said the book came at a time when the nation was gripped with many bad things, like the spate of murders of women and children across the country.
Kgomotso Sehers-Archibald said societal issues, especially those affecting young people, should not be “fixed” by women but by men as well.