Christiaan Barnard from Cape Town didn’t write the great success-story of the first heart transplantation in 1967 alone. Hamilton Naki, a black man, was equally part of the sensational operation. Hidden Heart tells the story of two men, glamour, injustice and uprising.
The story of the two men not only recounts the heart transplant in a new light but also shows how determination and discipline, characteristics possessed by both men, can move mountains. The mountain moved by Barnard went down in history books but this does not make Naki’s achievements any less, when recounted in the political context of the time.