The Mau Mau rebellion has sparked much debate. Some historians liken the atrocities to the work camps of Russia, the Soviet gulags, but others discredit such drama and stress the war did not have signs of systemic abuse. Either way, the claimants have documented the injuries and abuse suffered over 60 years ago and the case is likely to run on into next year.
The year is 1498. Two ships leave the Portuguese shore with the quest of finding a maritime route to India. When they reach the coast of Africa, the hungry members of the fleet have to step ashore on a deserted island and look for shelter.
At the beginning of the day, myself and two other volunteer journalists had gone into town to take part in what I assumed would be a run-of-the-mill interview. I had no idea my journey would end up in a museum in the centre of Cape Town, reading a moving story about pigeons. Let me tell you about my afternoon, filled with surprises.