Footprints in Concrete is a Christian based South African short story of a young boy and his mother in the apartheid era, who turned to crime due to his circumstances and pain.
I grew up in Transkei. When I was five my Magogo died and I had to live with my mother in the Old Transvaal where white people were kings and black people were slaves. My mother Grace was a servant and worked for the van Tonder family for twelve years. She would clean, cook, iron and babysit for them. My mother was not allowed to have her husband live with her in the backroom, so my father only visited her once a month. They were originally from the Transkei. On one of the odd occasions they saw each other, they managed to have s*x in a toilet at a train station, there were no security men on guard on that quiet Sunday afternoon.
The train stopped at the sta...