Master storyteller and internationally bestselling author Simon Sebag Montefiore joins us on his tour of South Africa of his new book, The World - A Family History. The story of humanity from prehistory to the present day, told through the one thing all humans have in common: family.
His book is an epic tale that looks at families that have shaped our world: the Caesars, Medicis and Incas, Ottomans and Mughals, Bonapartes, Habsburgs and Zulus, Rothschilds, Rockefellers and Krupps, Churchills, Kennedys, Castros, Nehrus, Pahlavis, and Kenyattas, Saudis, Kims, and Assads.
This is world history on the grandest and most intimate scale – spanning centuries, continents, and cultures and linking grand themes of war, migration, plague, religion, medicine, and technology to the people at the centre of the human drama.
Date: Thursday, 23 March 2023
Venue: GIBS, 26 Melville Road