Book Launch: Imbokodo: Women Who Shape Us

Date: 11 Aug 2022

Time: 18:00 SAST

Place: The Commune, 14 Reserve street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg

The Commune invites you to an in-person launch of Imbokodo: Women Who Shape Us by Athambile Masola and Xolisa Guzula 

Imbokodo: Women Who Shape Us is a ground breaking series of books which introduces you to the powerful stories of South African women who have all made their mark and cleared a path for women and girls. 

In 10 Extraordinary Leaders, Activists & Protesters you will read about women who fought against colonialism and oppression. 

In 10 Inspiring Singers, Writers & Artists you will read about the poets, singers, painters and writers who used their creative talents to express themselves. 

In 10 Curious Inventors, Healers & Creators you will read about the women who shape our world through education, science and maths. 

Author: Athambile Masola is a teacher, writer and poet. She is the founder of Asinakuthula Collective (www., a collective of teachers and researchers interested in women’s history. She has written poetry in isiXhosa, titled Ilifa (2021). She is a lecturer in the Historical Studies Department at the University of Cape Town. 

Author: Xolisa Guzula is a lecturer in language and literacy studies with a focus on multilingual and multiliteracy education at the University of Cape Town. She has written four children’s books and translated many children’s books from English to isiXhosa. She is a member of Bua-lit Language and Literacy Collective, which works on social justice in language and literacy education.