Five South Africans follow their dreams
This book is about five South Africans: Magema Fuze; Sibusisiwe Violet Makhanya; K.E. Masinga; Nhlumba Bertha Mkhize and Simon Mkhize.
None of them is very famous, but they all did things that no black South African had done before. It was not easy for them to do the things they did. That is why I have called this book ‘Against the wind’.
It was very interesting to find out about their lives. There is a library in Durban called the Killie Campbell Africana Library. In this library is lots of information about many different South Africans. There are also tape recordings of conversations with different people, including two tape recordings of long conversations with Bertha Mkhize. This library also has many old letters and old newspaper articles. I was very pleased to find old letters written by Magema Fuze, and to find old newpaper articles about K.E. Masinga and about Sibusisiwe Makhanya.