Young Naledi wants to trade her bantu knots for Nonhle Thema’s hair on the Dark and Lovely box. She wishes she looked more like her light-skinned mother too. Ledi grows up in Pimville with her strict grandmother Mama Norah, while her mother, Dineo, is out chasing the blesser lifestyle. Bantu Knots follows Ledi as she navigates the pressures of her circumstances, womanhood and beauty ideals – and pursues her dreams in spite of it all.
Lebo Mazibuko was born in Johannesburg and grew up in the township of Pimville Soweto. She discovered her passion for storytelling at a young age attending school at the National School of the Arts where she matriculated. She is a trained theatre performer, having obtained her B-Tech in the Dramatic Arts at the Tshwane University of Technology. She has graced many stages as both an actor and poet. It is through poetry that she has been able to stretch herself as a writer.