A life in exile

2010-06-03 00:00

JAMES Ngculu’s The Honour to serve: Recollections of an Umkhonto Soldier will be launched at the Royal Palm Hotel in Umhlanga, at 4 pm for 4.30 pm on June 5.

Ngculu was one of the many young people inspired by the 1976 Soweto Uprising to join Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) in exile to fight against South Africa’s apartheid regime. They were not in search of a comfortable life, and they did not find one. But like many of his comrades, the young Ngculu found inspiration and education in more than equal measure with frustration and hardship.

The Honour to Serve is both his personal story and a fascinating, painstaking history of those aspects of the African National Congress’s struggle that formed its context.

It is a memoir of his life in exile, and looks at his involvement in ANC’s military wing, Umkhonto we Sizwe, various MK operations in southern Africa and military training in Europe and other parts of the world.

Joining the author at the launch will be Thula Bopela, author of Umkhonto We Sizwe: Fighting for Divided People; Jabulani Sithole, a lecturer at the UKZN History Department; and Dr Sbongiseni Dhlomo, a former Umkhonto We Sizwe operative.

Admission is R70. RSVP to unpeeling_layers_forum@xuberagroup. co.za

Copies of the book are available at all Exclusive Books outlets and will be on sale at the launch.

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