210pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016
Foreword by Grahame Hayes.
"N. Chabani Manganyi is that rare thing in South Africa - a genuine and independent intellectual. His writings are, and always have been, more interesting and trustworthy for that. He has never courted popularity or personal glory. In this day and age of manufacturing and manipulating history his recollections are a sober corrective." Tim Couzens, author of "Tramp Royal: The True Story of Trader Horn" (1992)
Clinical psychologist and academic Noel Chabani Manganyi was born in Limpopo Province. After being awarded a Doctorate in Psychology from the University of South Africa he was given a post-doctoral fellowship at Yale. In 1976 Professor Manganyi took up a professorship at the University of Transkei, where he established the Department of Psychology and served as its first chair. In 1990 he became Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of the North. He served as Director-General in the Department of Education from 1994-1999 and was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Pretoria from 2003-2006. He is the author of "Being-Black-in-the-World" (1973), "Reverie" (1977), and "Looking Through the Keyhole" (1981). He has also written biographies on the novelist Es'kia Mphahlele, ("Exiles and Homecomings" and "Bury Me at the Marketplace"), on the painter Gerard Sekoto, ("A Black Man Called Sekoto" and "Gerard Sekoto: I am an African"), and on the artist Dumile Feni ("The Beauty of the Line").