An insider’s account, brimming with colorful anecdotes, humor and passion, of South Africa’s turbulent past. Kumalo shares intimate moments of pain and of triumph, in pictures and words.
He was the one who escorted Nelson Mandela’s aged mother through the menacing crowds at the Rivonia Trial. He was there at HF Verwoerd’s funeral. He was a guest at Mohammad Ali’s home in Chicago and at the Rumble in the Jungle fight in Kinshasa. Kumalo joined Mandela on his first visit to America as SA president.
Kumalo’s life’s work is a visual documentary of a nation’s transformation, but he is also a storyteller of note. His first-person account of historic events and private moments is filled with humor and compassion.
An extraordinary and gripping eyewitness account, featuring amongst others:
· Nelson Mandela and his family
· Steve Biko
· Desmond Tutu
· Helen Joseph
· Albertina Sisulu
· Nadine Gordimer
· Nat Nakasa
· Muhammad Ali
· Ray Charles
· Robert Kennedy
· Hugh Masekela and Miriam Makeba
· Dizzie Gillespie