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African Sons

The Book

African Sons is the author's first novel that chronicles the life of immigrants. The writer draws his inspiration from the immigrant struggles of his forefathers. His forefathers settled in the British Colonies all over Kwazulu Natal as indentured labourers.They toiled and struggled daily in the African Sun. Through the passage of time, many went from labourers to landowners and skilled entrepreneurs. The author tells the story through the eyes of a “pikinini” growing up in rural Zululand. For the writer, time has been frozen in his beloved town of Kwambonambi. The writer regales the readers with  tales of adventure and turmoil of  life in rural  Zululand.Growing up in Zululand was an idyllic life until one October when his life was shattered.

The wheel turns full circle when the writer  leaves Africa in search of a better life. Departing from Cape Town, South Africa to North America was a similar leap of faith his beloved  ancestors took as they embarked on their own journey of discovery and  adventure. His personal struggles in life drew him to the shores of Canada in 2005. A new beginning far away from his native  South Africa


African Sons  
The Zululander

Stacked Wooden Logs

African Sunrise

Sunrise on the Natal Coast of South Africa

South Africa  is my homeland. I visit as often as I can. I always visit to replenish my Spiritual battery and revive my soul in Africa.

You may take the "boy out of Africa but you can never take Africa out of the boy". This is where  I spent my childhood fishing and dreaming of what lay across the ocean.

My book "African Sons", speaks to all the stories my father told me about what lay across the ocean. I knew that one day, I will cross the seven seas to find  it. 

In the name of my Father, I did  find the land across the Seas, as my father told me I would.

Meeting with another African Son

Nelson Mandela : Cravenby Cape Town

I wish to thank the principal and staff of Husami Educare for allowing us to meet Former President Nelson Mandela. Special thanks to the Principal of the Husami Educare ( Mrs. Mumtaz Bapoo) who gave me this photo to commemorate this day. I acknowledge Mr. Sharief Jaffer (  the argus newpaper reporter) who took the Photographs for us. 

The Trains in Zululand

Memories of my Childhood

I wish to thank Mariam Khan for supplying the video. Shot on location in Kwa-Zulu Natal at Mariam's Food Stall at 
Inchanga Railway Station.
As a young boy, my father and I would take the train from Tugela to Stanger.The trip to Stanger was to conduct family business or  engage in trade. My father always brought  some gifts  for my mother, who was always waiting at home in Kwambonambi. This was the highlight of my trip to our ancestral home in Tugela.
Today, passengers ride the trains for fun and nostalgia. We miss the days gone by.
Everyone loves steam trains and a visit to Mariams Food Stall is the highlight of the journey.

Meet the Author

You are Invited 

October 18 2023

University of Windsor

Meet the Author Event at 5pm

Empower Growth
Meet the Author
Out of Africa

Oct 18 University of Windsor

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Social Justice Talk
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church
Date 27 February 2024
Time 7:30pm
All Welcome

The Role of the Clergy in restorative justice in South Africa

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