IN CONVERSATION: THE BOY WHO NEVER GAVE UP
Dr Helen Moffett, freelance academic, author, editor; Dr Emmanuel Taban, pulmonologist, author
Saturday 14 January
10.00 am–11.30 am
COURSE FEES R110
Join Helen Moffett for a conversation with Dr Emmanuel Taban, the Daily Maverick’s African Person of the Year in 2021. His is an extraordinary life story: he went from being a refugee child in Sudan, rejected by relatives, imprisoned and tortured, to one of South Africa’s leading pulmonologists at the forefront of the battle against Covid-19. In this wide-ranging and intimate interview Helen Moffett will ask him questions about his truly epic journey, those who helped and hindered him on the way, the success of his best-selling autobiography, The Boy Who Never Gave Up, and his pioneering use of bronchoscopy techniques to treat those in Covid-19 ICU. Helen’s sister was one of those whose life was saved by Dr Taban’s pioneering bronchoscopy techniques, and she has published and edited works on refugee issues, so she has a special interest in finding out more about what makes this humble and generous man tick.
Emmanuel Taban will be available for book signings and discussion after the interview.