We visited Mama Nosukile on our second village visit. Her hut had a TV (she was watching a soap opera, "Scandals", her favorite TV show, even though it was in English and she didn't understand everything), and multiple cell phones plugged into a power strip. At one point during our interview, she pulled a cell phone out of her pocket and answered a call. I'm not sure I've ever seen my own grandma do that, and this woman was in her mid-seventies. We helped her make pap (a cross between dough and rice) and she let us try some. It was nice, just sitting in her hut, eating lunch.
|She dressed up for the pictures!|
|The Sangoma blowing the love potion out the door.|
|My bracelet. I'm convinced it has magical powers.|
|Those buckets were heavy!|
|We giggled the entire time!|
|Finally emptying them!|
|Boniwe's daughter showed me the right way to do it|
|Our turn! It was hard work!|
|I had to carry the bucket of sweet potatoes on my head (apparently they don't carry things in their arms)|
|Washing the sweet potatoes|
She let us wear the outfits back to the backpackers because she wanted all our friends to see us dressed up. We were paparazzied by the rest of the group when we got back to Mdumbi Backpackers for lunch!