MEMOIRS OF A BORN FREE COV

Jacana Media is delighted to announce that international rights for Malaika wa Azania’s Memoirs of a Born Free  have been sold to New York City-based Seven Stories Press



In making their offer, Dan Simon, publisher at Seven Stories Press, compared Malaika to “a young Steve Biko, someone I have long revered for the directness and clarity and power of his vision and his words.” The Press plans to publish in the US in 2015, and will be seeking further international publishing opportunities in the new year for the young firebrand. Jacana Media congratulate Malaika on this publishing coup.



At just 22 years of age, Memoirs of a Born Free is not only Malaika’s long-overdue letter to the ANC but is also a journey of the extraordinary life that she has lived. From the dusty streets of Meadowlands, the reader follows Malaika as she discovers and blossoms in her politics, in her Pan Africanist ideals and as a fighter and future custodian for blackness. She has been on international observer missions and worked closely with politicians, from Thabo Mbeki to Julius Malema. Malaika’s story is not a reflection of the freedom spoken about in the romantic speeches of government officials. It epitomises the ongoing struggle for liberation and for emancipation from the mental slavery that still exists even in the ‘born-free’ generation.

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