The Empowered Native


Author: Letepe Maisela


ISBN: 9780981439877


Lerumo Sekhukhuni is a graduate of the Soweto Class of 1976. Exiled from his country as a teenage student activist, he endures continuous harassment and threats to his life by the apartheid South African police. He flee’s his country and goes into exile in neighboring Botswana and later, Zambia.

He is eventually offered a scholarship to study Mechanical Engineering in Russia. On completion he is deployed by The Movement to work in their London office, where he holds a vigil waiting for the liberation of his country. Two years after the release of Nelson Mandela, Lerumo finally makes it home hoping to enjoy the freedom that his country had won from the apartheid regime.

Fate however had other plans for him.

Lerumo’s exploits, personal, political and amorous while in exile depicts an extraordinary life which the author colorfully portrays.


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