, Lindiwe moved from her shack into the formal house and lived with her children. Lindiwe was 32 years old, Asanda was 17, and Sipho was 12. It was the first time the three of them had lived together as a mother with two children since Sipho had been born. However, even this was not a “nuclear” arrangement as Lindiwe’s younger brother, the children’s uncle, was also living with them.
We did a return trip to Lindiwe’s rural home at the end of 2015 and another in December 2016. Lindiwe regards her rural home as her main home, the place where she is rooted and with which