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Rosemund Handler

Rosemund Handler

Rosemund Handler holds an MA in Creative Writing from UCT. She has published four novels, and many short stories, poems and articles. She is working on a fifth novel.
    Masipa's Pistorius sentence has trivialised the plight of female victims of violence
    Masipa's Pistorius sentence has trivialised the plight of female victims of violence
    Oscar Pistorius’s sentence wasn’t a surprise. I expected it. It became...
    Youth inspire reimagining the country
    Youth inspire reimagining the country
    I almost never write about politics. It’s just too dispiriting; best left to sturdier folk to tackle the details of dizzying cycles of history and...
    The sound of one male ego flapping is enough to banish a whole pride of lions
    The sound of one male ego flapping is enough to banish a whole pride of lions
    In my tiny tent, wrapped in darkness and my sleeping bag, I revisit the images of the day: lion cubs cuffing one another and their mothers,...
    We behave like herd animals
    We behave like herd animals
    Judy is 49 years old when she finds what all women dread: a lump, in her right breast. She visits friends that evening and, after much wining and...
    Don’t harden your heart: Give it and save more than one life
    Don’t harden your heart: Give it and save more than one life
    BODY LANGUAGE
    Don't forget to smell the men
    Don't forget to smell the men
    BODY LANGUAGE
    Can tattoos stand test of time?
    Can tattoos stand test of time?
    In a department store in Los Angeles, a man leaves a sharp, woody scent in his wake. I do something I've never done before: I follow him. He is a...
    Listen when your body talks
    Listen when your body talks
    He has an audience of four and relishes it. Words pour from him: saliva flies, he shakes slightly. Obsessed with finding the elusive snow leopard, he...
    Good sex irons out the wrinkles
    Good sex irons out the wrinkles
    Sexy old women: mutually exclusive terms, some would say, unless you're referring to "cougars", whose legendary prowling gives them their beastly...
    Dying to talk about death
    Dying to talk about death
    Say them quickly, then forget. The dying words. Terminal. Dead. Deceased.
    Polyamory: Two's company, three's a charm
    Polyamory: Two's company, three's a charm
    BODY LANGUAGE
    Anxiety: Driven and derailed by fear
    Anxiety: Driven and derailed by fear
    I remarked to a woman I know that she appeared to have a placid nature and what a gift that was. Ten minutes later, she screamed like a banshee at...