Biography - A Woman Denied... The Early Years Now Available On Amazon

This is the story of Raymond, a mixed gender baby who was raised as a boy. Throughout school and teenage life, Raymond went through every imaginable heartbreak as the unmistakable signs of womanhood began to emerge... and struggled alone to survive
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  Biography - A Woman Denied... The Early Years Now Available On Amazon

The biography of the life and times of Raymond, a mixed gender baby who was raised as a boy has been published in the conventional format. The book is now available from in paperback. Click this link to view:


PRLog (Press Release) - Aug 12, 2011 - A Woman Denied... The Early Years is a biography of one beautiful woman named Raymond. Raymond was born in Pretoria. She spent a few years of her childhood in Soweto, Johannesburg. Her father, a stubborn traditionalist, had always wanted a boy. With two little girls in the house, he had reason to yearn for a little boy. When Raymond came, all wishes and hopes, and the pride and joy were shattered as the baby came with mixed gender. Neither could the baby be a boy or a girl... but subsequent domination from an abusive and drunkard father saw that the baby would lead life as a boy. Needles to say, it put paid to Raymond's mother, Evelyn's desire to raise a happy and healthy baby... as simply a baby she loved.
The account of the times and life of this wonderful and humble child is a tear-jerking story. Get in her shoes and walk through her trials and tribulations as she grows through life in the 70s and 80s. Experience the hurt and the abuses she had gone through; cry with her as all undeniable signs of womanhood surface.... And at the same time think that there are hundreds, possibly thousands, of people like Raymond who the world keeps denying their true identities and existence. For Raymond, it was not a matter of choosing a specific gender - it was a fight to live life to the next day as she was denied to be a woman.

I had known Raymond personally for over twenty-five years. As an investigative writer, I was always troubled by the way the world treated her. I was always at pains to justify my ignorance at doing nothing to change the life of this beautiful human being. Unable to keep quiet anymore, I began to investigate. Through most of the guilt and anguish that rocked Raymond's emotions, I was there, watching. Even when the inevitable moment came for her to publicly go out as a woman, I was there, too. The result is the heart-felt account of her life, as told by her over several years... This account of Raymond's life cover a period up to 1990, when she enters formal employment.

In keeping with the spirit and celebration of women, take an opportunity to buy this book and read this fascinating yet sad and touching story of this denied woman. And whatever you do, wherever you are, promise not to ever treat another human being the way you would never wish to be treated. Treat everybody with respect, whether you approve of their lifestyle or not. Being so close to my subject has taught me the true meaning of the saying: the body is the temple of the Lord It taught me also that all people are special and beautiful in their own ways.... We could all make a difference by laughing and loving more and hating little.


"I Love You To Death" Outsells Other Titles By Rebone on

A Short Crime Fiction Story About A Girl And Her Jilted Lover Leads The Pack

PRLog (Press Release)Aug 01, 2011 – Mokopane, South Africa.
I LOVE YOU TO DEATH, a short crime fiction ebook that talks about teen love and abusive relationship is fast outselling other works by Rebone Makgato on Amazon. Although the story is short fiction, the genre hasn't discouraged readers and book lovers who purchase and read the ebook. This is primarily because the narration, told in simple everyday English, entices the reader to sub-topics that are so familiar and encountered by young lovers all over the world, especially girls, who always think they'd bagged the right partner.  

Rebone masterfully draws the reader to the troubling relationship and teen angst. The reader is immediately drawn into the shoes of Glenda, the rebellious teenager as she becomes helpless in her devotion to her boyfriend Veli.

It was because love has blinded Glenda to such an extent that she worshiped her boyfriend. Much older than Glenda, Veli has been around the block.  Even when Veli abused her, she always protected him. He was the best thing to ever happen to her. She never thought of leaving him. Until one day at Veli's friend's birthday bash in Johannesburg when a fight turned nasty.

When she ran away from her upmarket home at the age of eighteen to shack up with Veli, Glenda believed that he was the end of the world.

The trouble with Veli was that he was a drunkard.

And boy, when he was clobbered he argued and used Glenda's beautiful face as a punching bag. But all these teen tribulations weren't to put Glenda down.

One thing Glenda knew was that Veli loved her more than anything in the world - even to death.

The events that led to a brawl one Saturday saw Veli teach Glenda a lesson she would never need to remember because...

He loved her to death.
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 PRESS RELEASE and Xinxii publish Rebone Makgato's books

World's leading electronic book publishers Amazon, and Xinxii, Europe's leading digital publishing company, now publish books by South African author, Rebone Makgato.



PRLog (Press Release)Jul 13, 2011 – Mokopane, South Africa - We are pleased to announce that Rebone Makgato, a South African author of novels, short stories, poetry and investigative journalism, entered into a publishing deal with Books by Rebone Makgato are now available on in ebook format  in Kindle Store. The ebooks are downloadable in a multiple format for various reading devices.

Rebone is not new to publishing, however. In 2009 she published three paperback books via Amazon's publishing venture called Createspace. The books are: a murder mystery called A Clean Job of Murder; a collection of short stories titled Out of Africa; and a investigative study of prostitution in her hometown titled The Prostitutes of Mokopane. Her decision to publish in electronic format was based on the growing popularity of eReaders, and the growing technologically savvy population. It is the opportunity which Rebone as a writer and businesswoman rightly takes advantage of.

These three books are now offered on in ebook format as well, bringing the total number of titles on sale to 21. Amazon pages link can be accessed from

In another news development, Rebone has been personally invited by Dr Andrea Schober, founder and CEO of Xinxii, to publish with them. Xinxii is Europes's leading digital publishing platform with an ever growing list of authors. The decision to publish with Xinxii was exploited as a verified way of establishing an European sales channel of published books.
Titles published on Xinxii under Rebone Makgato are 21. They can be accessed from

We hope to see you on and

Please remember to visit Rebone's website for additional news
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