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I Dream of Kemet is a novel based on African magic realism from an African perspective. When Chawe leaves his dream job in Sweden to pursue his dreams as an artist in France, little does he know that his ambitions will lead him back to the African continent in search of and discovery of magic.I Dream of Kemet is about the discovery of the hidden aspects of African culture which are often passed down from one generation to the next, through storytelling in the verbal tradition, and thus often get lost in translation. I Dream of Kemet is also a story about the tribulations of man and how, through difficulty, there are often hidden opportunities to discover magic.
Dumani Mandela was born in the Eastern Cape in the small town of Cofimvaba. Dumani's academic background ranges through Law, Political Science, Finance and Accounting. His work history is equally varied, with stints in management consulting (Nextwork Consulting Company Sweden), insurance and banking (Skandia Insurance Company Sweden). He has spent the last fourteen years with his family investment company (OSR Holdings South Africa) specializing in train manufacturing and property development.Dumani has authored three previous books: African Soul Talk with Chief Rabbi Goldstein, Rain on a Sunny Day and Young and on the Run from Apartheid.