172pp., illus., map, paperback, Tzaneen, 2015
An autobiography by retired advocate Ponele Seshai. He records the history of the Batubatse Ba-Shai community who migrated from Ghana more than 500 years ago and eventually settled in the area of present day Modjadjiskloof in Limpopo Province. He was born in 1948 at Boschplaas, near Hammaskraal, and grew up in the small rural village of Motsinoni. He began his career as a clerk in the Department of Justice, became the first black magistrate in Tzaneen and at the time of his retirement was Regional Magistrate, Siyabuswa regional division, in Mpumalanga Province.