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2016-01-21 06:00
‘Papwa: Golf’s Lost Legend’. PHOTO: supplied

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• Journey to Joy: World Champ at Last

Sibis Mouton

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FROM learning how to jump obstacles on horseback in the modern pentathlon to competing in triathlons in France, this is an action-packed autobiography of a young South African athlete sharing her dream of becoming a world champion. A dream which seemed impossible during the sports boycott during the apartheid era.

Dr Sibis Mouton speaks from the heart as she covers everything from her childhood and her family to her travels around the world and her internal journeys, heartaches and victories.

Life experiences, like swimming with the dolphins in the Miami Keys or photographin­g the famous Masai Mara migration in Kenya, are given deeper spiritual significance and take us on a mystical journey to discover the meaning and purpose of life.

This is an uplifting and inspiring story that should convince the reader that life is indeed a miracle to be enjoyed and treasured.

• Papwa: Golf’s Lost Legend
Maxine Case

IN 1963, Sewsunker “Papwa” Sewgolum, a former caddie, became the first golfer of colour to win a provincial open in South Africa.

Self-taught, his game honed on the hills and dunes surrounding his Riverside home, Papwa won the Natal Open and instantly became a symbol of the sports boycott movement.

Two years later, Papwa beat Gary Player to win the Natal Open for the second time. He won the Dutch Open in 1959, 1960 and 1964. Then, at the peak of his career, Papwa was banned from participating in any tournaments in South Africa. Crushing him further, the government withdrew his passport. Award-winning author Maxine Case vividly recreates Papwa’s story in this timely, uniquely South African story of triumph­ and loss.

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