Book launch, farewell by former NWU employee

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Johannesburg, Nov 3, 2016

Noorie Hammond, a retired employee of the NWU Mafikeng Campus, launched her book on Saturday 29 October 2016 at the Leopard Park Golf Club. She also used the occasion to bid farewell to former colleagues and friends.

Her book: "Letters from my Heart" is a captivating account of herself, a young Indian lady who fell in love with a handsome blue-eyed white boy 35 years ago in apartheid South Africa. In the book, she depicts the power of true love that even the then dreaded Immorality Act could not deal with.

This well documented story gives a blow-by-blow account of love that was not to be because of the Immorality Act, which blossomed into 35 years of a blissful marriage.

Hammond joined the erstwhile University of Bophuthatswana in 1983, until she retired earlier this year (2016). She worked in the Finance Department, Public Relations Department and the Committee Secretariat. She is a literary graduate, poet and writer of short stories.

"In my opinion, this book is a must-read for those who want to understand the difference between love and true love," said Ivan Gontsana, a former colleague, friend and the previewer of the book.

The book is available at PNA (The Crossing).