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.
The works of Shakespeare have seen any number of incarnations over the centuries. Actor and associate director Buhle Ngaba, talks about performing in the very newest, a reading of a very South African version of Hamlet – online.