Thola Antamu’s was abandoned by her biological when she was one-day-old child, just outside a farm gate in uMlazi, KwaZulu-Natal.
The black 28-year-old artist and her white adoptive mother Vanda have put together a performance platform which shares insights into cross-racial adoption.
Vanda met Thola as a physiotherapist when she was one-month-old and went from treating her as a patient to fostering her as her own child - although apartheid laws did not allow.
We've been a family since she was three-months old.— Vanda
Thola is an acclaimed freelance performance artist, poet, theatre producer, dancer and drama teacher.
She and her mother perform BLACK & WHITE an Adoption Storytelling and host conversations about adoption across the racial lines in order to educate and raise awareness.
People are really struggling with the misconceptions society has. We are opening this platform so people can converse, learn and share.— Thola Antamu, artist
Their next performances will be on 4 Feb in Swellendam and 18 Feb Muizenberg.
Take a listen to their moving personal story.