It also speaks of the struggle for freedom from racist ideology and apartheid and is the story some of those who fought to maintain white supremacy.
A young cattle herder loses face before the tribal elders and his peers when he faints after his ritual circumcision at the age of sixteen years. He flees from the scene of his embarrassment and makes his way to the nearest town. By a combination of luck, charm and deviousness he eventually is able make his way to the city of Johannesburg to work underground as a gold miner. From there, fortune smiles upon him. But his life changes when the apartheid government needs him to advance the hope of peace in the land.
His distant relative, higher born, becomes a lawyer and a proponent and major luminary in the anti apartheid movement. He is brought to trail and sentenced to twenty seven years imprisonment.
The white supremacist government tries on its own, and then in consort with the CIA to control the burgeoning of the black population by covert means. The South African Intelligence Agency, Biomedical Research Department, is instrumental in the discovery of the AIDS virus and participates in spread of the disease.
In order to lessen violence, interracial and internecine strife in South Africa, a deception of major proportion is undertaken. It is successful. A black President is elected, and the white government accepts power sharing with the black majority as the only way to prevent more bloodshed and revolution.
The deception which was perpetrated on the world at large and on South Africa continues,
The author states that this novel is a book of fiction and any resemblance to persons living or dead is coincidental.