Whose Laetie are you? - My Sowetan Boyhood

Author(s): REKGETSI
ISBN13/Barcode: 9780795701238

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Boyhood in 'seventies Soweto, innocence and light-hearted charm, and many insights into growing up in a South African township at a time when family was more important than politics. On being met in the street or at school, the inevitable question was: Whose laetie - brother - are you? Chimeloane describes growing up in a loving family, and with the affection and support of his best friend Levi. Next to universal boyhood exploits - shooting rats with ketis, learning karate, stoning street lamps and running down mine dumps - more sinister experiences had to be endured: dodging stones and avoiding enemies when you had to cross territories, running the gauntlet of dogs, bullies and thugs. And inexorably, the 1976 uprising also left its mark. Yet the world Chimeloane sketches so endearingly also contained endless wonder: the Valiant Regal taxi which produced money from its back seat, the magic of seeing bioscope and emulating the starrings, a world where you shared sweets with your chomis and stuck up for each other in the face of threats. Readable and affordable, this book should appeal to a broad market as well as to readers with a more serious social interest. which is documented in one chapter of the book

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ISBN13/Barcode 9780795701238
ISBN10 0795701233
Binding Paperback
Date Published 25 Sep 2001
Frequency No
Report Date N/A
Pages 138
Publisher Kwela [GBM] [South Africa]

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