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A Life
A Life
By Mamphela Ramphele
David Philip, 1995, 224 pp
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Ramphele, recently appointed vice chancellor of South Africa’s top-ranked University of Cape Town, is one of the most remarkable figures to emerge in a leadership role in the country’s post-apartheid transition. Young South Africans will find inspiration in this frank and fascinating autobiography for generations to come. In the meantime many of Ramphele’s contemporaries will also have an opportunity to profit from her acute observations on personal, political, and institutional transformation.