I Speak to the Silent
Walter Hambile Kondile is a simple man, a Xhosa and an African whose life is of no significance to the world . He is the typical good native of his generation, poorly educated, submissive and subservient, brought up to know his inferior place and believe that it was God s design for the white man to rule over me . But this unquestioning obedience is called into rebellion w...more
Paperback, 187 pages
Published October 1st 2004 by University of Kwazulu Natal Press
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This story is written so eloquently and simply. It is a story of a family living through the apartheid struggle years and the impact on family life - a story that is not pleasant by nature but written with such compassion & acknowledgement of how each person is complicit & needs to take responsibility for their own conduct in very trying & difficult circumstances. There is a remarkable lack of acrimony & rancour which is a very subtle tribute to Nelson Mandela!