The new episode of Pagecast is out now! Lesley Mofokeng discusses his new book The Man Who Shook Mountains with Sewela Langeni
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In this week’s episode of Pagecast, Sewela Langeni of Book Circle Capital is in conversation with Lesley Mofokeng, author of The Man Who Shook Mountains.
Pagecast is a book-centred podcast series brought to you by Jonathan Ball Publishers.
‘This is a South African story of an unsung hero, a man forgotten by history – though not by me, or by the people who knew and respected him …’
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.
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