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Day 18 -  Love and Emotions

It’s Family Day boys and girls! Time to spend time with our loved ones, even though it’s only our household in lockdown! These last few days have taught us to appreciate each other and each other’s company. Today is a day to be happy and love our family. In our first article we learn more about how the message of love is sent in the Zulu tradition and in our second article we learn more about our emotions.

Article 1: Saying I Love You, The Zulu Way

Valentine’s Day cards are mostly written anonymously. Secret admirers send unsigned messages to the boys or girls of their dreams. They then hope that the person will know it is from them. If all goes really well, the admirer will get a card back in return!

In Zulu culture the love letter has a completely different style and meaning. It’s crafted from beads rather than a written letter or card. iThemba means ‘hope’ in isiZulu, and is a very personal message to a loved one. In Zulu traditional culture, a young lady never says ‘I love you’ to her boyfriend because love is meant to be a secret. So messages of love are sent confidentially through hand beaded messages. Each message is as unique as a written letter, based on the pattern and colours of the beads that are used. Download the full article for more.

This article first appeared in Supernova Volume 4.3
Words by Graham Barlow – Illustrations by Yolandi Hugo

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Article 2: The Emotional Brain

There is no one on Earth who hasn’t felt happy, sad, angry, scared or surprised. But do you know where these emotions originate? Research suggests that different parts of the brain and different hormones released by the brain, help us to feel certain emotions. Too much to get your brain around?  Then let’s take a closer look... Download the full article for more.

This article first appeared in Supernova Volume 3.5
Words by Andrea Vermaak – Illustrations by Waldo Swart

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