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A Passion for Freedom (ePub) | Biography

Mamphela Ramphele


The richly anecdotal story of an extraordinary life – when baby Mamphela was born to teacher parents in the rural village of Kranspoort, few would have predicted that she would become not only a medical doctor, but an international leader and the founder of not one but two new political movements. As a young woman, Mamphela was instrumental in creating the ideology of Black Consciousness with her partner, Steve Biko. As an accomplished and well-off businesswoman who had reached the pinnacle of success, this year she felt compelled to start Agang SA, to provide South African voters with an alternative to the inept and increasingly corrupt ANC.
In this very readable autobiography, Mamphela Ramphele vividly describes her rural childhood, her extended family, her first loves and losses –  after the death of her firstborn, she nearly lost her and Steve’s baby after his death by torture – and her subsequent successes in both politics and business.
She also shares her vision for a future South Africa of which we can all be proud.


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A Passion for Freedom (ePub) | Biography

Author: Mamphela Ramphele
Category: Biography
ISBN: 9780624065081
Date Released: 15 November 2013
Price (incl. VAT): R 320.00
Format: Soft cover, 224pp

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Mamphela Ramphele

Dr Mamphela Ramphele is a medical doctor and anthropologist who first rose to prominence as a student, when she was a vocal member of the Black Consciousness...