Larger Than Life
Bona|January 2018

Flamboyant veteran actress Dr Lillian Dube (72) shares her journey in the entertainment industry as well as overcoming breast cancer and depression.

Fundiswa Nkwanyana

When I was a teenager, my parents sent me to Maseru, Lesotho, because of the gang violence in Soweto.

They enrolled me at Maseru High School, a makeshift school managed by Pan Africanist Congress freedom fighters at the time. They were against the apartheid syllabus. So instead of focusing on the typical education syllabus, they taught us to speak up against the discrimination of the apartheid regime. They also taught us acting and how to embrace our blackness.

My son Pule Dube encouraged me to be an actress.

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