Transforming Moments, as its title states, focuses on a particular time in her life when Mhlophe was inspired and transformed to use the arts to express herself and realise her identity. her school work was exceptionally good but at the beginning of this particular time period, for example when she was in the first half of standard nine, she had a low self-esteem, regarding herself as ugly. However her church Minister, Father Fikeni, like Mhlophe and encouraged her. When the school choir rejected her because of her deep voice, Father Fekeni welcomed her into the church choir, describing her voice as "resonant". The big tranforming...
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...e motivated to change their attitudes, or even to change some aspects of society itself. "The Crocodile Spirit" captures the atmosphere when all South Africans were first allowed to vote, after the Apartheid Era, Mhlophe writes " many...were united in spirit, and carried away on a huge wave of triumph." This is inspirational writing, with the hpoe that others will also grasp the joy when certain things in society are changed, and are motivated to do their part in these changes.
In her conclusion to her foward to the collection "Love Child" Mhlophe states that "We are all called to work, each one of us; like soldiers, we must serve our country; just as we did before. It's obvious that the struggle is far from over. Everyone remember that". This is a clear example of her rallying call in her writing for changes in society.
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