Brendan Seery
Deputy Editor
3 minute read
25 Nov 2019
6:30 am

Dudu, the flightless bird…

Brendan Seery

The lights in the auditorium of the International Society for Inquiry and Exploration dimmed and, as the spotlight came upon the lectern, there was an explosive crack of a bullwhip.

Brendan Seery

A khaki-clad figure, wearing knee-high leather boots and a wide, sweat-stained bush hat, stepped into the circle of light. Applause erupted. This was the hot-ticket lecture on the New York academic circuit because everybody wanted to see who would be able to fill the big, big boots of the late, great Indiana Jones. “Silence!” the figure roared. (These scaredy white people liked a bit of what the Boers called swart gevaar, he thought as he looked out on them in a mixture of pity and irritation. Yes, I see you, you #IAmStaying people ... when the going got tough, you...