The love for her family held no curfew, needed no permit, and had no boundaries.
Poppie Nongena tells the moving story of an isiXhosa mother whose life revolves around finding stability for her family during a period of insufferable upheaval in the country, as African women are forced, by arrests, fines and forced removal, to leave their homes and resettle in remote areas designated as black homelands.
When her husband, Stone, becomes too ill to work, Poppie was deemed by the law to be an “illegal” resident in a neighbourhood of her own country. She engaged in a desperate struggle, using every means at her disposal to remain with her children.
Clementine Mosimane, Anna-Mart van der Merwe, Nomsa Nene, Chris Gxalaba