Reclaiming Home (eBook)
Diary Of A Journey Through Post-Apartheid South Africa
de Lesego Malepe
Sobre o livro
Reclaiming Home is the diary of Lesego Malepes travels in South Africa in 2004, the 10th anniversary of South Africas democracy. The book begins with Malepe taking the bus from Pretoria, where she grew up, to Cape Town, where she visits Robben Islandthe prison where her brother served a life sentence during apartheid days. She interrupts her travels to return to Pretoria, where she attends the ceremony marking the official settlement of land claims for her parents property and her grandmothers property in Kilnerton, Pretoria, which were confiscated by the apartheid government when Malepe was four, forcing her familyalong with the rest of their communityto move to Mamelodi township for Africans. Over the course of her travels, Malepe traverses much of her home country, visiting locales including Pietermaritzburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Thohoyandou, the University of Venda, and Giyani. Ultimately, hers is a sprawling, revealing journey that illuminates the ways South Africa has changedand the ways it has remained the samesince the end of apartheid.