Cai Nebe grew up in rural Namibia and has lived in Cape Town, South Africa for the past 8 years. He enjoys the loud streets and tarmac sidewalks of the city life as much as silence and thorny pathways of the bush and sees wild animals as a necessary extension to human existence.He cannot imagine living in one world without being aware of the other.
Cai’s fortune of growing up in both worlds makes the clash of human interest and the needs of the natural world for him a complicated and mulit-dimensional problem that is somewhat solved through engaging with difficult questions about human values and how they view their place on planet Earth.
Keeping It Wild In Our Lifetime does not serve to bemoan the misfortunes that humans have thrust upon the wild animals. It does not hate humans. Keeping It Wild In Our Lifetime engages with the harder questions of the humans vs. animals debate – the kind of questions where there is no answer. It hopes to inspire a greater understanding in readers of why the relationship between wild animals is so tenuous, volatile and complex.