'Unfathered' is a gripping account of Disa’s life story, which she tells from a perspective of growing up without her father. Written as a deeply emotional letter to him, she takes the reader through key events in her life including the circumstances surrounding her untimely birth and why she considered herself a bastard. In this book, Disa’s story challenges parents to be aware of the consequences of their physical and emotional absence in the lives of their children, especially fathers who are often the parents that are unavailable. It challenges those who grew up like her to overcome their challenges and to not be defined by their circumstances. It challenges them to let go of the things that hold them back and reach out to their true potential.
The book will be launched in Cape Town on 22 June. Tickets are R200 and include a copy of the book as well as refreshments on the day. RSVP by buying your tickets through www.mytsi.co.za
The Department of Chemical Engineering is part of the Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment (EBE) at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.