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Boyhood on the mine… a sensitively written memoir on fathers and sons

The Money Show's Bruce Whitfield interviewed author Kenneth de Kok about his new book (“Going Back to Say Goodbye: A Boyhood on the Mine”) for his weekly business book review.

Description on Amazon:

In “Going Back to Say Goodbye: A Boyhood on the Mine” Kenneth de Kok describes his childhood in Stilfontein, a small mining town in the Western Transvaal.

Set in the late 1950s, and seen through the eyes of the young Kenneth, the story immerses the reader in a world of bicycle races down dirt roads, adventures in the veld, kleilat fights, childhood pacts and seaside holidays.

It’s a world of Post Toasties, chickenpox, pellet guns and catties – a universe populated by brothers and sisters, grown-ups, by Grandma and Grandpa.

A sensitively written memoir about the relationship between fathers and sons, and about growing up.

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