life rattle show no. 1378

Presented on thursday, july 7, 2016


hosted by virginia ashberry



by Kitty Molefe

tonight's Show

features a classic story from Kitty Molefe.

Kitty Molefe was born in 1959 in Brakpan, a town southeast of Johannesburg, in South Africa. She attended the University of Zululand, studying science and pre-medicine. In her fourth year, consumed by the liberation struggle in her country, Molefe left school and went into exile in Lesotho. For the next five years, she fought against apartheid, then travelled around Africa and Europe before settling in Toronto in 1986.
Kitty Molefe continues to live and work in Toronto.

In “Home” Molefe returns to South Africa after 15 years away, to be part of family rituals to mark the death of her mother. Rituals that are important, necessary and of course, difficult.

Please Note: Tonight's stories contain intense language and situations. Listener discretion is advised.