Confessions of a Llama follows the adventures of Samotima Silver, whose story started as that of an Edo-speaking, Trans-Atlantic slave, raised in the Kotonou Empire, West Africa. He was sold to the richest Spanish merchant bidder to work in the 16th-century silver mines of Potosi, Alto Peru. In this enthralling account, the author – Patrick Ntsime – takes readers on a literary journey around South America as Mr Silver and his descendant, Mr Motara, South Africa’s first diplomat to Bolivia.
Mo Motara faces many trials and tribulations as a diplomat on the precipice of post-apartheid South Africa, including two extended stays in mental asylums, and meeting the love of his life. Together, they set off on an exciting adventure, filled with romance, secrets, and excitement. The author draws fascinating parallels between the slave trade and liberation of both countries in this fictional autobiography, and the tales of the protagonists, which makes it the perfect read for lovers of history and romance.