Helena Uambembe Presents 'My Load I Shall Carry'

The Melrose Gallery, Johannesburg
08 Aug 2019



Helena will perform a moving piece which will be followed by a discussion titled 'Performing Womanhood in Times of Trauma' moderated by Refilwe Nkomo.

'I was not sorry when my brother died'. That is the opening line for the iconic novel Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga. As harsh and cruel it may sound that was some of the realities of the women of the 32 Battalion. When they were fleeing the war and living in Buffalo they had no time or the luxury to properly morn their loved ones. Death and trauma have become normalized.

Lebogang Mabusela 'Makoti Dreamz presents Old wives gunz' from 6:30pm on the same evening.

Space is limited to 70 people. RSVP to craig@themelrosegallery.com is essential and we will confirm via email if space allows

Exhibition views

Some views of the exhibition