New Book Narrates Lifetime Spent Battling Apartheid

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Matema Magagane’s “The Struggle” takes readers through years of discrimination

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Matema Magagane’s new book "The Struggle” (published by AuthorHouse) is about a black woman who struggles to achieve goals in a capitalistic society. In it, she describes the difficulty in finding success beneath the oppressive heel of apartheid.

An excerpt from “The Struggle”:

“This book is based on a true life story lived from day to day. Born in Pietersburg on the 27 October, 1942 to Rachel & Lotah Sehwana. My father moved from Pietersburg to Johannesburg and later moved to Cape Town, as many young men did during those days, they went out very early to try and find work in the big cities, far away from home. The trend during those days was that when this young man came to the big city, he would initially keep in contact with the family back home, but sooner the family would be forgotten. This category of labourers were known as migrant workers, who only went home periodically, (ie) when the mines closed during the festive season or during their annual leave.”

“As much as South Africans are living in a democratic country, not much transformation has taken place, especially in the working environment,” Magagane says. “The apartheid regime had been highlighted in several aspects, but not much has been done in the work environment and in the higher echelons.”

Available both in softcover and as an e-book, “The Struggle” is available worldwide at major online booksellers.

About the Author
Matema Magagane is married with four adult children. She started off by training as a professional nurse in one of the largest hospitals in the southern hemisphere, where she worked for almost 10 years as a senior professional registered nurse.

After a globe-spanning career in pharmaceutical sales, she joined another pharmaceutical company as a senior sales representative, and only worked in secluded areas. She was employed by this company until retirement.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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