Searching for the Queen's Cowboys
In the making of a documentary film about the Anglo- Boer War, South African-born author Tony Maxwell returned to his homeland after a 40-year absence to rediscover a country that was enchanting, shocking, unbelievably beautiful and, at times, frightening.
Travelling with his son Brad in search of old battlefields and graveyards, Tony learned of the intersecting history of South Africa and Canada, while recalling his personal stories of growing up in apartheid South Africa. He tells these stories with a blend of humour and an understanding of the history that shaped the country.
His recollections, combined with the sometimes disturbing opinions of South Africans from all walks of life, reveal a country still trying to come to terms with its history.