Brent Meersman is a political novelist (Primary Coloured, Reports Before Daybreak). He has been writing for the Mail & Guardian since 2003 about things that make life more enjoyable – the arts, literature and travel and (in his Friday column, Once Bitten) food. If comments on the internet are to be believed, he is a self-loathing white racist, an ultra-left counter-revolutionary, a neo-liberal communist capitalist, imperialist anarchist, and most proudly a bourgeois working-class lad. Or you can put the labels aside and read what he writes. Visit his website: www.meersman.co.za
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The legacy of one of Durban's legendary characters is preserved and revitalised at the turn of every page.
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The collection of a young man who courted danger across the continent, Nicholas Penny, is to be sold as "tribal art".
Over Brent Meersman's past 150 food columns, he has run the gastronomic gamut.
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