“The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.” – Milan Kundera
When I was a kid I grew up knowing today’s now holiday as “Shaka Day”.
It was awesome, having a whole day named after me. Of course as time passed it got a little less awesome – for one thing the day was renamed to an infinitely less sexy name – Heritage Day. And the other, well, It’s not so cool celebrating the day our greatest nation- builder was killed.
Isn’t it telling how many of our public days mark the death of our people?