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TRIBUTE TO WOMEN

TRIBUTE TO WOMEN

TRIBUTE TO WOMEN
8 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (89% score)

On International Women’s Day 8th March 2013

Come let us celebrate our brave sisters,

Phenomenal women,

Mothers of the struggle,

who rode against the tide of history

To create a brave new world…

VALIAMMA

Fearless warrior for peace even in the face of certain death, your name is emblazoned.

NOKUKHANYA LUTHULI

Mother of Light, you continue to shine in the dark places of our worlds…

SAROJINI NAIDU

Nightingale of India, you were  the full, brave conscience of the nation.

MIRIAM MAKEBA

Mama Africa, you ever kept  your eyes on  a new tomorrow for your continent, your homeland.

WANGARI MAATHAI

Through the winds and the trees, your voice of compassion for our lonely planet echoes without ceasing…

NAWAL EL SAADAWI

Daughter of Isis, your home is the world where all women would be free of every tyranny.

WINNIE MADIKIZELA MANDELA

You suffered prison, banning and banishment  for the cause of our impossible freedom.

AMINA CACHALIA

You were a faithful companion  on THE LONG WALK TO FREEDOM.

MALALA YOUSAFZAI

Child of Innocence, you refused to be manacled by bigotry and ignorance.

AUNG SUNG SUU KYI

Your tender heart rides undaunted into the fiercest of storms.

HELEN JOSEPH

You stood Side by Side with the downtrodden of this beloved land.

LILIAN NGOYI

They learned from you that when they strike a woman they strike a rock!

NONTSIKELELO ALBERTINA SISULU

You shouted to your last breath, “WOMEN ARE ALSO PEOPLE”!

PHYLLIS NAIDOO

Noble woman, you were freedom’s banner to the very end,

GCINA MHLOPHE

In the  poetry and dance of the Word, you are queen!

REBECCA MALOPE

From the very depths of your soul, streams of living water burst forth.

ELA GANDHI

From the loins of the Great Soul, you are the indefatigable torchbearer of hope and reconciliation in our times…

[composed by Betty Govinden]

TRIBUTE TO WOMEN
8 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (89% score)

About Dr. DEVARAKSHANAM GOVINDEN

Dr. DEVARAKSHANAM GOVINDEN
Dr DEVARAKSHANAM GOVINDEN is an Academic, Researcher and Writer, with varied interests and published a number of papers in areas of her interest namely education, literature and which she has written and publishedThree of her books she published are 1. A TIme of Memory – REFLECTIONS ON RECENT SOUTH AFRICAN WRITING. 2. SISTER OUTSIDERS – REPRESENTATIONS OF IDENTITY AND DIFFERENCE IN SELECTED WRITINGS BY SOUTH AFRICAN INDIAN WOMEN. 3. Words on Water – Reflections on Recent South African Writings.

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