Lesela Magazine vol 1

neo maditla
Jul 12, 2022
Lesela Magazine by The Ninevites

Some time ago, Nkuli Mlangeni-Berg asked me to contribute an essay to a publication she was putting together called Lesela. I wrote an essay about my late mom. I am literally counting the days till I next see Nkuli so I can get my hands on a copy and read all the stories in the magazine from the all-woman team. With the project, Nkuli wanted to honour and explore connections between people and textiles across the African continent. The magazine explores contemporary African textiles through the lens of makers, craft and materiality.

Edited by: Nkuli Mlangeni-Berg, Leila Khalifa, Uma Ramiah
Contributors: Lebogang Tlhako, Alix -Rose Cowie, Noncedo Gxekwa, Neo Maditla.

Keep up with the Ninevites on their website, buy their amzing products, including the rugs I wrote a longform article about for Futuress that you can read here.