232pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2021
Foreword by Professor Njabulo Ndebele.
Mosibudi Mangena on Black Consciousness as the antidote to the debilitating effects of a colonial mentality, and an answer to South Africa's many problems – from healthcare, education, unemployment, the economy and transport, to land reform and crime.
"This is a heart-rending lament, a manifesto for change and a call to action." Professor Tinyiko Maluleke, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Advanced Scholarship, University of Pretoria
Mosibudi Mangena spent five years imprisoned on Robben Island and shortly after his release went into exile. On his return to South Africa in 1991 he was elected President of AZAPO. He became a Member of Parliament in 1999 and served as Deputy Minister of Education and later as Minister of Science and Technology. In 2013 he was awarded the Order of Luthuli in Silver in recognition of his role in the struggle for freedom. He is the author of Triumphs & Heartaches and Apartheid Fault Lines and Other Short Essays. He lives in Polokwane.