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Young on the run from Apartheid is a novel. The story takes place between 1985 and 2004. The main character, Sandile, is on a search for his humanity through the backdrop of apartheid, and suddenly has to flee from South Africa to Sweden as a result of his parents' political activities. In Sweden he finds an open and loving African community, where he must deal with the political issues he has left behind in South Africa. The book takes place in three countries: South Africa, Sweden and Kenya. It is fast paced and is told in the African manner, as if the narrator were sitting at a boma (traditional fireplace) narrating the story.
Dumani Mandela was born in the Eastern Cape in the small town of Cofimvaba. Dumani's academic background ranges through Law, Political Science, Finance and Accounting. His work history is equally varied, with stints in management consulting (Nextwork Consulting Company Sweden) along with insurance and banking (Skandia Insurance Company Sweden). He has spent the last fourteen years with his family investment company OSR Holdings, specialising in train manufacturing and property development.Dumani has authored three previous books: African Soul Talk with Chief Rabbi Goldstein, Rain on a Sunny Day and I Dream of Kemet.