Fly The Tattered Dreamcoat

SKU: 9781928530596
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Fly The Tattered Dreamcoat

SKU: 9781928530596
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Fly the Tattered Dreamcoat is the story of Whetsho-otsile Joseph (Joe) Seremane, the founding federal chair of the Democratic Alliance in South Africa.

Joe's story spans six decades and tells of a visionary who survived incarceration at Robben Island, exile to Bophuthatswana and further incarceration at Fort Glamorgan.
Joe starts out as a champion of the banned People's Africanist Congress but gradually develops a more holistic viewpoint. He concludes that he can contribute to the new democracy by helping to swell the ranks of the opposition. Eventually, in 2002, Joe finds his way to the Democratic Alliance as their founding federal chair. Hurt and disappointment come his way as he is seen as a traitor and a coconut by erstwhile comrades and co-prisoners.

As democracy in his beloved homeland starts to shed its skin of idealism and hope, he has to grapple with grave personal loss and a compelling question: Who is the enemy really? In his foreword, Tony Leon, erstwhile leader of the DA, notes: I commend Fly the Tattered Dream Coat, both for its deep dive into this country's history-in-the-making and the human story it describes one of the more significant but underappreciated fighters for South Africa's freedom.

In this engaging and authentic record of Joe's storied careers and background, Dr Maske recounts Joe's presence in my life at both its happiest and saddest …

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