After suffering continued police harassment and threats of life-imprisonment, Lerumo is forced into exile through the harsh life of refugee camps in Botswana and Zambia until he is offered a bursary to study in Russia where he qualifies as a mechanical engineer. He is deployed by the liberation movement to London where he holds a vigil, waiting for the liberation of his country. He returns to South Africa two years after the release of Nelson Mandela. At the ripe age of 32, he was finally ready to lay down his spear and pick up the scattered pieces of his life.
Though an entertaining novel, the book gives glimpses of local cultures and history while it examines the roles played by freedom fighters and their partners during the struggle for freedom. This insightful book dares to deal with contentious issues of the present.
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