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The Man Who Shook Mountains: in the footsteps of my ancestors

Lesley Mofokeng

Journalist Lesley Mofokeng investigates the life of his remarkable grandfather, Mongangane Wilfred Mofokeng, a prominent Dutch Reformed Church evangelist, who built a thriving community out of the dust of the far North West.

The journey takes him from Joburg’s Marabi-soaked townships of the 1930s to his childhood home of Gelukspan near Lichtenburg and then to the rural Free State and the remote mountain kingdom of Lesotho. In what becomes a spiritual quest, he traces the inspirational footsteps of his ancestors and the legendary King Moshoeshoe.

In the process, Mofokeng proudly claims his heritage and also uncovers a long-lost chapter of South African history and the church of the apartheid regime.

LESLEY MOFOKENG has worked for the Sunday Times, City Press and Sowetan. He is the author of two celebrity biographies of Somizi and Khanyi Mbau.

Category: Biography
ISBN: 9781776192519
Publisher: Jonathan Ball Publishers
On sale: March 2023
Format: Paperback
eBook ISBN 9781776192526
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