The University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) Library, invites you to a book launch event titled: Prison Love
Guest: Tshidi Monkoe
Facilitator: Rachel Manamela
Overview: In line with the topical Thabo Bester/ Nandipha Magudumana saga, this book covers a romantic relationship
between an inmate and a free civilian. The book details how she and the man in prison met and fell in love.
It looks at the challenges they faced in the relationship and when he came out of prison and the backlash, Monkoe faced from
society and her family for being with someone incarcerated. The story covers how she was once emotionally and physically
abused by her ex-husband, she later found love in the hands of the former prisoner.
DATE 18 May 2023
TIME 10:30 for 11:00 (CAT)
VENUE Soweto Campus Library, University of Johannesburg.
For enquiries, please contact: Richardson Mzaidume at, or Surprise Mauda at


May 18, 2023

Disclaimer: The University of Johannesburg encourages academic debate and discussion that are conducted in a manner that upholds respectful interaction, safety of all involved, and freedom of association as enshrined in the law, the Constitution, and within the boundaries of the University policies. The views expressed during events are expressed in a personal capacity and do not necessarily reflect the views of the University of Johannesburg.

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