In the light

Cape Town Midwifery and Birth Conference - June 2014

Malika Ndlovu, a writer-poet, arts project manager and applied arts practitioner (art therapies) is a mother to three sons and a stillborn daughter. She will share her personal story and extracts from her evocative poetic memoir Invisible Earthquake : A woman's journal through stillbirth published by SA women's press Modjaji Books in 2009. Since then Malika has been involved in various levels of advocacy in South Africa and internationally around this specific kind of womb loss, the need for strategic interventions and bereavement support, as well as initiated a mother-to-mothers support network and awareness-raising events under the banner of BAHI -- the Borrowed Angels Healing Initiative in partnership with Laurika Steenkamp, a mother who experienced a similar loss.