Mzala: A revolutionary prince of the people – The Lost Prince of the ANC by Mandla J Radebe
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The Lost Prince of the ANC: The Life and Times of Jabulani Nobleman ‘Mzala’ Nxumalo by Mandla J Radebe is out in December from Jacana Media.
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‘The Lost Prince of the ANC is a tragic account of a liberation flame that was snuffed out at a very young age. When Mzala died, the illuminating flame of his incendiary mind and moral rectitude was lost to the project of emancipation. In this simple and honest narration of Mzala’s life, Mandla Radebe has painted a remarkable portrait of this tragic loss.’ – Vusi Mavimbela
‘In telling the story of a life lost too young, Radebe deftly finds ways to understand the history that brought us here.’ – Elaine Unterhalter
‘This is a radical, free flowing, thought provoking, poignant and wry tribute to a revolutionary prince of the people, inducing laughter and tears – a manifest celebration of an extraordinary life.’ – Ronnie Kasrils
Mandla J Radebe has written the first, full account of the South African revolutionary, Jabulani Nobleman ‘Mzala’ Nxumalo.
Intimate and analytical, this is a powerful and searching biography of one of the liberation movement’s chief critical thinkers, writer and constant questioner. The Lost Prince of the ANC traces Mzala’s life from birth to his 1991 death in London, at the age of 35. Radebe’s insightful life of Mzala, is the story, too, of the radical tradition of the liberation movement, which flourished during its underground days.
This revelatory book of an intellectual who had much to offer post-apartheid South Africa, does more than fill a gap in our history: its insights open a door for the reader to imagine politics and society anew.
Mandla J Radebe is Associate Professor for Strategic Communication and Director of the Centre for Data and Digital Communications at the University of Johannesburg.