A voice for the present

The reprinting of William Bloke Modisane’s autobiography, 'Blame Me on History', is a reminder that great writers never die — and nor do their ideas, writes Siphiwo Mahala

10 September 2023 - 00:00 By SIPHIWO MAHALA

First published in September 1963, Blame Me on History is a reflection of Bloke Modisane’s world up to 1959, when he secretly and illegally left South Africa. Modisane lived in different locations of exile until his death  in Dortmund, West Germany, on March 1 1986. He would have turned 100 on August 28. ..

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