Screen Shot 2016-06-01 at 5.30.02 PMDear friends

I’m sorry for being so tardy. I have a good reason though.

My book, When Lions Roared: How Brave Young People Defied Apartheid, was recently picked up by Amazon Kindle Singles UK… Yay!!!!

I’ve been told the ebook will be out very soon. I don’t have an exact date but I promise you will be the first to know. In the meanwhile, here’s the cover and the blurb (see below). Let me know if you like it.

On a winter’s day in 1968, in a town in South Africa, a nineteen-year-old medical student changed the course of his country’s history. Steve Biko’s philosophy of Black Consciousness would inspire thousands of black students to demand an equal education.

In this wide-ranging history and analysis, Manju Soni melds together, in thrilling, narrative style, personal history with the growth of the youth movement against apartheid. She chronicles its evolution from a sporadic protest in the Soweto Uprising, to the emergence of a pivotal national youth movement with a million members.

Delving deep into the archives of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, she profiles in chilling detail the individuals in the apartheid government who made assassination a key tool of state policy.

This story captures the intense desire, and power, of brave young people to be the agents of change for social justice. It is essential reading for readers of all ages.

Take care