Cornelius Molapo, an urban dandy, poet, dancer, and political orator, becomes the leader of the South African National Liberation Movement in this work of fiction that exposes the underside of a fictional revolutionary movement in the last years of apartheid. Ordered to lead a peasant uprising in remote Tabanyane, Cornelius becomes a pawn in a much bigger political game. This reluctant leader disappears, but returns as a dedicated revolutionary who would choose death over defeat. In energetic and crafted language, this story brings elements of a political thriller into a sophisticated human drama.
Used availability for Lewis Nkosi's Underground People
October 2004 : UK Paperback
September 2002 : South Africa Paperback