Five Twenty Five

Category: Entertainment & Performing Arts

Keywords: Youth, Literature, High School, Reading, Diepkloof, Township, Soweto

Published: 05/25/2017

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Words: 32,907


Five Twenty Five


With the last five rands and twenty five cents in his pocket, young Alex, the youngest from a household of eight children, living in a four roomed house in Soweto of the eighties, after having struggled to save that amount of money through weekend piece time jobs, instead of buying something nice for himself, he opts to go and buy a book …why?

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About the Author

Rrekgetsi Chimeloane Apr 26, 2017

Rrekgetsi Chimeloane

Born in 1964 in Diepkloof, Soweto. Started my schooling at Crèche in Diepkloof, Soweto and Matriculated in Soweto in 1983. Studied, among others, through correspondence at The Writing School in Howick for a diploma in Comprehensive writing.
Currently living in Kempton Park with my family
First published a small booklet, with Macmillan Boleswa entitled “To be like Sizwe” as part of the Aids Awareness campaign. Second publication was entitled “The Hostel Dwellers” with Kwela Books. Third Publication was entitled “Whose Laetie are you” also published by Kwela Books. Fourth publication was in a short story collection entitled “In The Rapids” also published by Kwela Books.

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