My Life, his biography, takes us from his early youth through the ever vacillating fortunes of his slow and perilous rise to fame. Every page of this riveting story is crammed with action, drama and intrigue.
A self-made and magnanimous man, he was always a frontrunner of new developments. He was the first black taxi owner and the first to open a guest house in Soweto.
It recounts the fascinating story of how he opened the first licensed nightclub in Soweto, The Blue Fountain, which became a magnet for both overseas and local visitors.
He writes memorably about the shebeen culture of Durban in the forties, of gang life in Orlando in the fifties and of the evolution of the South African jazz, He also tried his hand at acting and making films and made a fortune by bootlegging when the Liquor Act made it a crime for blacks to sell alcohol. It even provides a chilling glimpse of life behind prison bars.
In My Life, Godfrey Moloi plays an important role in recording the vibrant cultural heritage of township life and bringing it to new generations of South Africans.
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