“History Reminds Us of the Past”: Peter Joyce on 100 Moments that Mattered
In this interview Wilma den Hartigh chats to author of 100 Moments that Mattered: Events that Built South Africa, Peter Joyce. Joyce tells of some difficulties he had with choosing historical moments for the book and also shares his reasons for writing 100 Moments that Mattered:
South African author Peter Joyce has written an accessible history of South Africa, told through 100 unforgettable moments that shaped the country over centuries.
Each entry in 100 Moments That Mattered: Events that Built South Africa is presented in a concise format and illustrated with beautiful photographs. Many people will recognise the iconic snapshots, such as the last farewell when former president Nelson Mandela stepped down; that handshake between the former statesman and Francois Pienaar at the Rugby World Cup in 1995, and the aerial photo of South Africans queuing to vote in the country’s first democratic elections.