Life and Survival in Southern Africa – Stories by Community Activists On The Ubumbano Voice Platform

Story telling is a powerful political tool that can improve activism strategies. Writing your own story is empowering and unleashes imagination about solutions to problems. Writing a story lends to the writer some distance and perspective, and to the reader it gives insight and understanding into a specific situation.

The Ubumbano Voice App is a free platform that encourages activists and community participants to write about their lived experiences – unedited and un-curated. It is a space for activists and community members to represent and interpret their own lived reality, to represent their truth.

This publication is a collation of those stories and will be distributed in hard copy. An online version is available here.