Kwa Magogo a dump squib
– The Nation Review
Elias Masilela’s book, launched at the end of June could have been better work of art had he expanded his horizons and told an historical account of the ANC during it’s time in Swaziland in the 1980’s. He could have done this without losing his primary objective, to tell the story of his home in Manzini. As it stands now, the book, while well written literature, falls far too short of the expectations of those who were eager to read it.
Lessons in Health and History
– The Mail & Guardian
Told in the first person, Elias Masilela’s Number 43 Trelawney Park Kwamagogo (David Philip) puts a tragic, and in some ways nostalgic, human face life in axile during the apartheid years. The book tells the story od 25 PAC and ANC members who passed through Number 43 Trelawney Park.
Find out what Number 43 Trelawney Park means
– The Weekend Review
When I acquired the book, Number 43 Trelawney Park – KwaMagogo, I did not have a clue of what to expect. Maybe it was just curiosity. I was just taking a chance. I expected it was a story about people I did not know, what would it mean to me?
Warts and all view of a Swazi Anti-Apartheid base – The Weekender
Elias Masilela David Philip Histories of the anti-apartheidd struggle is written from individual perspectives. Sometimes, they gloss and glorify the role of the writer; at other times, they record meticulously assembled facts that are left to speak for themselves.
King didn’t scold Zuma – Times of Swaziland
The royal family has disputed reports that the king has read the riot act for former South African Deputy President Jacob Zuma on his intended marriage to Sebentile Dlamini.
The Going-on at Granny’s place – Sunday Tribune News
No 43 Trelawney Park – it sounds like a spy novel, and you wouldn’t be far wrong. If it could speak, this house in a quiet suburb of the town of Manzini, Swaziland, would have a multitude of fascinating cloak-and-dagger tales to tell.