A lot of people got the idea that Sophie is a strong woman… My work is not about complaining about apartheid, or an invitation to feel sorry for me because I am black and my mothers were maids. It is about celebrating what we are as women in South Africa today and for us to celebrate, we need to go back, to see what are we celebrating. To celebrate, I needed to bring this maid.There is a lot of Western influence in the definition of today’s South African woman: they are ”vuka uzenzele” meaning wake-up and do-it-yourself type of persons, go-getters. We are a young democracy, we are the “born free’s”. In my generation, a lot of women get an education and they are career focused. For example, I am twenty-nine now and I am building my life, by comparison, my mother had me when she was twenty.
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