Henry and Nick are going to Cape Town. Henry is Nick’s dad. Henry tells Nick about the trip two weeks before, and then hands Nick his iPad and asks him to research places he would like to go. Nick is eight years old.
Nick discovers Robben Island and tells Henry he would like to go there. And then Nick finds out all about the history of Robben Island. Inside a week, he’s an expert on the prison and the famous prisoners on Robben Island.
Henry decides to fuel Nick’s interest in History, and takes him to the Apartheid museum in Johannesburg. This is the museum that is next to an amusement park. Nick glances over at the rollercoasters and rides on their way into the museum, but he doesn’t break his stride as they walk towards the ticket office.
Many hours later, Nick now knows the names and faces of most of the politicians, activists and key figures of the Apartheid era.
When they come back from Cape Town, they’re planning on visiting Vilakazi Street in Soweto next. Nick is already finding out more about Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Nick is eight years old.