accident » personality change

A story from

The accident happened on October 10, 2002. my husband Twambi was thrown off a car and overrun by a minibus. It was a miracle that he survived. He stayed in hospital for more than two years. We worked hard to make him walk again. But he was a different person. He beat me, he could take a knife, he did many bad things he would never do before. But he was sick. His brain was growing.

Of course my business collapsed. I did try to restart the business and went to South Africa in 2007. But I was tricked and my goods were confiscated. I lost all my cousins money. I lost my good friends.

Photograph and story by Gloria Kabango Mwanyongo, cross border trader in Blantyre, Malawi

Experience of this border

Location of border

Blantyre, Southern Region, Malawi