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.
In this Lupus Awareness month of May, a young woman describes in a book called Crazy Became Me, how this unpredictable disease took hold of her life. Lupus (meaning wolf) is so called because centuries ago it was said the rash looks like a wolf bite.