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Feeling an exile in the country of his birth, the talented journalist and leading
black intellectual Bloke Modisane left South Africa in 1959. It was shortly
after the apartheid government had bulldozed Sophiatown, the township of
his childhood. His biting indictment of apartheid, Blame Me on History, was
published in 1963 – and banned shortly afterwards.
Modisane offers a harrowing account of the degradation and oppression
faced daily by black South Africans. His penetrating observations and
insightful commentary paint a vivid picture of what it meant to be black in
apartheid South Africa. At the same time, his evocative writing transports the
reader back to a time when Sophiatown still teemed with life.
This 60th-anniversary edition of Modisane’s autobiography serves as an
example of passionate resistance to the scourge of racial discrimination in our
country, and is a reminder not to forget our recent past.

Blame me on History By Wiliiam Bloke Madisane

SKU: 9780868522524
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