Living for Posterity—My Remarkable African Mother is a book about a mother’s legacy. In it, the author, Dr. Sibeso pays homage to a remarkable African woman who championed transformation even when the odds were against her. She faced a lion and overcame the cultural odds against her to rise to a transformational leader whose influence cut across generations. Widowed at an early phase of life, she raised daughters, saw them through school, and they have continued to play their part in national and global transformation. Bo Ma-Matauka was a dedicated mother to more children than the ones she gave birth to, a public speaker, a community leader, an avid supporter of missionary work and education, and a national role model.
From Dr. Sibeso’s portrait painted in this book, Living for Posterity—My Remarkable African Mother, Bo Ma-Matauka emerges as a courageous, generous, and God-fearing, forward-looking woman to whom she ascribes accolades to for the inspiring work ethic, strong faith, courage, and dedication to serving others. This book is about Bo Wabei Lisulo, a.k.a. Bo Ma-Matauka, a woman of faith, an intentional mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who inspired her family and left a spiritual legacy, church planter, psalmist, evangelist, and woman who left a legacy of eternal value, which is far greater than temporal inheritance of the physical properties of this earth.