“MY FATHER’S COAT” is the culmination of a personal challenge. A decade-long ambition to make the incredible story, that is South African history, more accessible to visitors and South Africans alike.
The idea was to condense the epic narrative of South Africa into a bite-size story which is both compelling and accurate. A colossal, time-consuming challenge; but one which has given rise to a very unique product, providing order and meaning and emotion to a notoriously complex subject.
But importantly, this is no history lecture. This is a story. A story told by weaving together five prominent and directly interlinked protagonists spanning 200 turbulent years: Mzilikazi, Kruger, Rhodes, Smuts and Mandela.
So, while historians actively try to eliminate the biases so prevalent in our story; I embrace them. I invite you to climb into their shoes, where, by subtly endorsing their beliefs and biases, I lure you under their spell.