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Smiedt, David

David Smiedt was born in South Africa, but moved to Australia with his family when he was 19. He is the author of Boom Boom: 100 Years of Australian Comedy, Delivering the Male, Prince Charming – How to Pick the Stayers from the Players and Are We There Yet?: Chasing a Childhood Through South Africa, which was also published in the UK. He has contributed to anthologies such as Girls’ Night In 2: Gentlemen By Invitation, Girls’ Night In 3: Big Night Out and he writes for several publications including Cleo, Madison, Home Beautiful, GQ and Sunday Life. <#InMedia#><#AuthorVideo#><#AuthorWebsite#><#AuthorTwitter#><#AuthorFaceBook#>
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Are We There Yet? Chasing A Childhood Through South Africa

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In 2003 David Smiedt travelled to South Africa to find a very different country to the one he and his family left in 1989. Growing up in Johannesburg, he had a typical Apartheid-era white childhood. Now, in a post-Apartheid nation full of confusion and contradictions, David journeys across the country in search of a father he’s almost forgotten. From Soweto to Cape Town, from Kruger to Kimberley, what he finds is shocking, entrancing, surreal and stunningly beautiful. Are We There Yet? is both warmly funny and intensely moving – a rare and timely tribute to a complex country.