447pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2020
Foreword by Barney Pityana.
A memoir by South African educator, activist, feminist and community organiser Joyce Notemba Piliso-Seroke.
Born in 1933 in Crown Mines, Johannesburg, she grew up in a gated compound for the mining elite. At Fort Hare she studied under ZK Matthews and completed a Post-Graduate Diploma in Social Policy and Administration at Swansea University in the UK in 1964. She was detained several times during the 1976 student uprising and had her passport confiscated. She served as Vice-president of the World YWCA from 1983 to 1995, joined the Human Rights Committee of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in 1996, and in 1999 became the first Chairperson of the Commission for Gender Equality.
"A riveting account of activism, courage and values, all within a journey of conscious living" Zanele Mbeki, former First Lady of South Africa