Cleaner’s Boy

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Patric Mellet’s autobiography demonstrates a spirit of innate and unbridled resistance. In small and major ways, he liberated himself from an unpromising and tragic early life to a life of undoubtable impact and influence. A freedom fighter, a mystic and always a firebrand.

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Cleaner's Boy

Questions of identity were unavoidable in Patric Tariq Mellet’s life. As a small child he watched as his immediate family were mistreated, arbitrarily classified and separated through apartheid laws. He endured a turbulent childhood, shuttled between foster families responding to his mom’s plea for ‘a home for a well-behaved Catholic boy’ and surviving Dickensian conditions in the ‘Huis’, a hellish children’s asylum in Vredehoek. Despite deception about his birth father, Patric found a path toward his roots and a sense of self, which sparked the fire of resistance in the young Cleaner’s Boy – a term of endearment that refers to his mother.

Patric Mellet’s autobiography demonstrates a spirit of innate and unbridled resistance. In small and major ways, he liberated himself from an unpromising and tragic early life to a life of undoubtable impact and influence. A freedom fighter, a mystic and always a firebrand.

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