Nine Patch and Snowball
Maria Sera of the Zamani Soweto Sisters
White City Jabavu, South Africa
35 1/2" x 56 3/4"
MSU Museum Accession 2007:124.7.1
Photo by Pearl Yee Wong, all rights reserved by MSU
Facing the double exploitation of racism and sexism, a group of black women from Soweto formed the Zamani Soweto Sisters, an organization whose goal is to instill a spirit of self-help among South African women. Their strategy for change includes programs such as a job training center and student scholarships; their goal is to create a women's resource center within the Soweto township.