Feb 5, 2013

Endings & Beginnings, by Redi Tlhabi

Redi Tlhabi
Redi Tlhabi
Most South Africans who listen to 702 and Cape Talk radio know who Redi Tlhabi is. In the media her character is often described as warm-hearted and charismatic, but these are sentiments not everybody, including myself, will agree with, as Tlhabi has the uncanny habit of annoying people with her eager and relentless chatter about the ills of apartheid, while simultaneously being rather lackadaisical about the horrors of the current communist system of governance.

Nevertheless, it appears that she has written a rather unusual but excellent memoir of sorts -- which provides some insight as to why her responses to certain controversial issues such as race (culture) and apartheid, for example, often convey her personal feelings of anger and resentment, and why she so often finds it near impossible to climb off her high horse.

Several people have written reviews of the book, among others:

Endings & Beginnings

Product Details:
Publisher: Jacana Media (Pty) Ltd
Sub-title: A Story of Healing
Author: Redi Tlhabi
ISBN: 9781431404612
Publication date: November 2012

Kalahari.com [Trade paperback] - (Kalahari e-book) or Amazon.com [Kindle Edition]

Product Description (from Amazon):
Two years after her father’s death, 11-year-old Redi Thlaby meets Mabegzo; handsome, charming, and smooth, Mabegzo is a rumoured gangster, murderer, rapist. Against her family’s wishes, she develops a strong and sometimes uncomfortable attraction to him. Redi herself doesn’t understand why she is drawn to Mabegzo. When he too is found lying dead in a pool of blood, as her father was found, Redi has to remind herself to stay sane. Following Redi’s emotional journey into her past to finally humanize Mabegzo, this account interviews the alleged criminal's family and friends. As she fits the pieces of the puzzle that were Mabegzo, Redi also finds peace and allows her demons to rest.

Click here to view a video of Redi Tlhabi discussing Endings & Beginnings

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