A Litany for Homegoing

A Litany for Homegoing, is a poem commissioned by the Under Cover of Darkness team. Toni Giselle Stuart wrote this poem as a way of closing, honouring and laying to rest the spirits of the women whose stories were shared in the exhibition.

On March 31st, 2021, the final day of the exhibition, Toni, with the support of her spiritual teachers, Rah-Nomvula Busby and Baba Mandaza Kandemwa, and joined by Lynn Abrahams of Iziko and Josie Grindrod and Carine Zaayman of the Under Cover of Darkness curation and production team, led a performance-as-burial-right to honour the women and their stories and lay their spirits to rest. The performance was filmed by Lindsey Appolis.