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AN AFRICAN mother holding a baby stands proudly in Stockwell Park, her gaze firmly fixed upwards. She has come to represent the enduring strength of black women.
The 10-foot bronze sculpture was the brainchild of Guyanese-born Lambeth resident Cecile Nobrega, who recently passed away on November 19, aged 94.
Since then tributes have rolled in to pay respect to the teacher, sculptor, poet, musician and community activist . . .