Caster signs books at Waterfront

Mokgadi Caster Semenya, right, in conversation with author Khaya Dlanga.

Warm applause greeted Mokgadi Caster Semenya when she entered the amphitheatre at the V&A Waterfront on Thursday November 23. Born in a rural village in Limpopo, the 32-year-old middle-distance runner and winner of two Olympic gold medals and three world championships in the women’s 800 metres is on a whirlwind tour to promote her book The Race to Be Myself. In conversation with Khaya Dlanga, author of These Things Really do Happen To Me and To Quote Myself, which was shortlisted for the Sunday Times Alan Paton Prize, Semenya spoke openly about her “differentness”, her fight to be herself and her fight for human rights. After the talk, she signed books at Exclusive Books.

Hanna Noor Mahomed, of Oranjezicht, ordered her copy of the book several weeks ago.
Semenya fans filled the V&A Waterfront amphitheatre for the book launch.
Mother-and-daughter duo Caren and Rachel Hill from Blouberg.
Abigail Haggons, of Milnerton, with Samantha Laubscher, of Edgemead.
Tessa Hiebner and Abby Hiebner from Monte Vista.
Tshireletso Modise and Siphesihle Shezi, both from Woodstock.
Johannes Buthelezi and Ayanda Zulu, both from Kenilworth.
Homba Mazaleni of Bellville, left, with Caleb Nair of Rondebosch.
Founder of SAs first transgender NGO, Gender Dynamix based in Observatory, Liesl Theron who currently lives in Mexico.