Monday, August 22, 2011
Book Reviews on the Morning Cruise
The Archbischop too was part of the struggle during the apartheid years and to quote Helen Holyoake at Helco's review,"Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane may not have held the international stage like previous Archbishop Desmond Tutu, but he occupies a pivotal place in the history of South Africa.".
One of my favourite book reviews which taught me about my past is, "The truth is one the walls". The book is about the experiences of Naz Gool Ebrahim who was part of the resistance movement during the forceful removal residence of District six during the apartheid years in South Africa. The truth is on the wall is about sharing/voicing peoples experiences that have not been told or even recognised. The book believes and by expressing the truth old scares can finally be healed.
Shahena remembers the day her mother after receiving the final eviction was so enraged that she started writing her feelings and political sayings on the walls and thereafter a tradition started that whoever came through Manly villa added onto the walls.
I interviewed the daughter of Naz Gool, Shahena Wingate Pearce co author of the book as well as being responsible for preserving the original manuscripts.
The book is available at all good book stores.