"The U.S. is an amazing country, he said, but “home will always come first.”
However, he acknowledges that returning to South Africa would be difficult after living for so long in the U.S. He was displaced by apartheid, he said, so he has ended up not belonging to South Africa or to the U.S.
“I’m now a person in marginality,” he said. “When I’m in America, people say ‘My god, you have such a strong South African accent. Everything that you’re doing is so African.’ And then I go to South Africa and when I get there they say ‘Oh my god, you have such a strong American accent. Everything you’re doing is so American.’ I wish I could have been just South African.”