363pp., map, paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2014) 2017
Reprint of GG Alcock's autobiography, in which he writes about growing up in rural Zululand in the 1970s and 1980s, and how this affected him as an adult.
GG Alcock's parents, Neil and Creina, lived in Msinga in rural Zululand, and worked among the Mchunu and Mthembu tribes, assisting those displaced by the apartheid government's policy of forced removals. When he was fourteen his father was killed by warring tribesmen.
"I say this is a fascinating book, perhaps even as landmark - the first report from the next South Africa." Rian Malan, author of "My Traitor's Heart", which contains a chapter about the Alcocks of Msinga