Child of This Soil - My Life as a Freedom Fighter, by Letlapa Mphahlele
The life of a revolutionary who battled against apartheid in South Africa as a guerrilla for the Azanian People's Liberation Army, the armed wing of the Pan African Congress, is detailed in this memoir. Form his military training in Guinea and Tanzania to his underground activities in Lesotho and South Africa, Letlapa Mphahlele spent much of his life in exile or on the run. His experiences offer a glimpse into the living conditions of guerrilla soldiers and include an array of characters, some of whom have gone on to play a prominent role in current South African politics. More than a political history, this book is also a personal journey, written with humor, intimacy, and lyricism.
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