Running to Maputo: The Deeply Moving Account of One Man's Journey from the Brink of Death By...

Albie Sachs, Author HarperCollins Publishers $19.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-06-016468-3
A member of the African National Congress forced into exile in 1966, white South African lawyer Sachs lost his right arm and sustained other severe injuries when his car was bombed, presumably on South African government orders, in Mozambique in 1988. In this emotional but well-balanced present-tense account of his fight for survival and rehabilitation, he writes of his pain and determination, of his need for love, mothering and independence, of his friends and colleagues in the struggle against apartheid. He was en route to run on the beach at Maputo when the bombing took place, and at the end of this inspiring, triumphant book, he resumes his run and looks forward to living in a free, humane, peaceful South Africa. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 08/29/1990
Release date: 09/01/1990
Genre: Nonfiction
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