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Penguin Random House to Publish Helen Zille's Memoir

This entry was posted on 28 July 2015.
The memoir of Helen Zille is the most anticipated political biography in South Africa, and Penguin Random House South Africa (PRHSA) is immensely honoured to be this iconic politician’s publisher of choice. 
Zille signed the book deal with PRHSA late last week. Of this publishing highlight, Steve Connolly, managing director of PRHSA, said: “Helen Zille has undoubtedly transformed the political landscape in South Africa today and Penguin Random House is delighted and proud to publish what we believe will be one of the most important political autobiographies to be published in many years.”
As can be expected, the memoir will be a candid and to-the-point account of her life, both political and personal. 
Zille said the following about her planned biography: “It is a lot of fun, and a great challenge to write a book that weaves together my personal life story with the political transformation of the country.  I am honoured that Penguin Random House was interested in publishing it and I look forward to working together.”
The publication date will be announced at a later stage. 
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