Why Did Grandpa Go to Africa?


Product Description

A ‘New South Africa’ was born in 1994 when Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President. In 1995 I stepped into this world in Johannesburg and was nearly stabbed to death on my first day and survived only to be robbed later. This true story takes you with me into this Dark Continent. We move from South Africa to Zambia then on to Kenya and finally Uganda. Amazing events transpire as I confront the reality of the refugee crisis, the AIDS pandemic and yet another attempt at taking my life. Grief and trauma associated with these events held up the writing of this book until now. I’ll never be the same!


‘… you have a good, energetic narrative skill … you have, of course, a perfect name for a writer.’

–Phillip Adams
Australian writer, broadcaster, film producer and social commentator

Additional Information


Paul Penman






5.5 x 8.5"

Publication Date

June 2014


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