Sihle Khumalo, author

In this illustrated two-lecture course, author Sihle Khumalo reveals the reasons, routes, challenges, highlights and lowlights behind his travels in Africa, during which he used a variety of public transport including bus, boksie and matola. Journeys that would be acceptable madness in a white man were regarded by his fellow Africans as an extraordinary and inexplicable expenditure of time and money. Nevertheless, propelled by a fascination with Victorian explorers Khumalo set out on a four-week quest, aiming to ferry across Lake Tanganyika and stand on the equator in Uganda. But it was his visit to the Memorial Centre at Kigali that brought home elemental questions: What is at the heart of Africa? What makes me an African?



1. Exploring Africa – Cape to Cairo

2. Exploring Africa – Central Africa and Northwest Africa


Recommended reading

Khumalo, S. 2013. Almost Sleeping My Way to Timbuktu. Cape Town: Umuzi.

Khumalo, S. 2009. Heart of Africa. Cape Town: Umuzi.

Khumalo, S. 2007. Dark Continent My Black Arse. Cape Town: Umuzi.



Date: Thursday 24 – Friday 25 January 
Time: 11.15 am
COURSE FEES Full: R220,00  Staff and Students R110,00
Venue: LT3 Kramer Law Building UCT