The slaves in Patric Tariq Mellet’s ancestral line were from Angola, Madagascar, India, Myanmar, Sulawazi and Makassar. Locally he’s a descendant of Krotoa amongst others. He identifies as Camissa African. He is known as a heritage activist, a storyteller and an educator specializing in Cape Slavery. His book ‘The Lie of 1652: A decolonized history of land’ is a deeply informed rethink of South Africa’s past.
Capetonians display their talent and their taste in a marathon, groundbreaking and revealing exhibition called Home is Where the Art Is. It’s on show at the Zeitz MOCAA in Cape Town – which is also known as the Mother City.