86 pp., illus., hardback, d.w., East London, 2012
Foreword by Patrick Bond.
Cornelius Thomas seeks to capture how his friend, activist and poet Dennis Brutus, lived the last five years of his life, 2005 through 2009. During this time Dennis Brutus visited East London, Alice, Grahamstown and Port Elizabeth. He served as resident honorary professor in Patrick Bond's Centre for Civil Society at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and as visiting professor at the National Heritage and Cultural Studies Centre at the University of Fort Hare. He also took part in the Sport and Liberation Conference (2005), the Conversations across Generations seminar (2007) and the 50th Anniversary of the Non-Racial Sport Movement Conference (2008). In the book Thomas has combined conversations he had with Dennis Brutus with photographs and quotations from various sources.