Zulu Dreams: From Apartheid To The Ivy League

Zulu Dreams: From Apartheid To The Ivy League

by Richman Bongani Mahlangu


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ZULU DREAMSAs a young boy in South Africa during the cruel hold of apartheid, Richman Bongani Mahlangu lives in poverty sharing a tiny house with no electricity or running water with his extended family. His parents work hard and do what they can to support and educate their children. After losing his father to a voodoo curse, however, Richman's life takes a dramatic turn. In his grief he discovers the game of tennis, a "white man's game," and a whole new world opens to him. Through hard work, determination, and a bit of luck he finds a way out of Africa and begins his quest for a quality education in America. Along the way he must navigate a maelstrom of immigration laws and visas, employers and exploiters, friendships and betrayals, parenting and working. Zulu Dreams is the story of a man's pursuit of a lifelong dream for higher education for himself and then for his sons, using tennis as a means to obtain access to the country's top schools. It is the story of a father who struggles to walk the line between parent and coach, often getting the mix wrong. It is the story of perseverance and hope, gratitude and love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781494716240
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/17/2013
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.57(d)

About the Author

Richman Bongani Mahlangu is currently living in Las Vegas, Nevada. As a middle school counselor he enjoys the opportunity to empower, motivate and help his students to make better choices about their lives and their academic future. He teaches private tennis lessons at local parks and hopes to help his tennis students achieve their athletic goals. Now that he has seen both of his sons off to college, Richman is now focusing on the next chapter of his own life.

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LJN61 More than 1 year ago
Fabulous book from first time author Richman Mahlangu. You don't have to be a tennis lover to read this wonderful,touching biography of his life. The book provides a history lesson, as well as an inspiration to all of us, to never give up hope! A must read....