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Spoonfuls of raw meat and ‘stubborn gladness’
Spoonfuls of raw meat and ‘stubborn gladness’
On the day Donald Trump was announced as the president elect of the United States, my response was to imagine the last time I felt truly carefree....
Living your best life while your country burns
Living your best life while your country burns
On the day I found out that Shaeera Kalla was shot, Busisiwe Seabe was stun-grenaded and Benjamin Lesedi Phehla was fatally run over, I received a...
Searching for beauty that makes you feel alive
Searching for beauty that makes you feel alive
When I sat down to write this week, my attention was focused on the subject of beauty. Not physical or glamorous beauty, but the sometimes...
A moment of truth as two worlds collide
A moment of truth as two worlds collide
A car guard in a tattered luminous-green reflective vest runs to my car as I begin to park it on Owl Street in Milpark. He is a veteran who knows...
It's all about perspective — shifting my gaze to find meaning in the mundane
It's all about perspective — shifting my gaze to find meaning in the mundane
As I was making my way to work one morning last week, I had a vision of fresh vegetables leaving the earth, my hands dusting the black soil from...
How we remember and respect our inner child
How we remember and respect our inner child
When I was a child, my grandmother would take me to the neighbourhood supermarket, known to everyone as Kwa-George (pronounced kwaJohji), that...
Why I cherish my inconvenient friendships
Why I cherish my inconvenient friendships
I have a surprise for you when we get home.”
Miss me with the two-ply toilet paper life
Miss me with the two-ply toilet paper life
I’ve noticed something peculiar in at least three homes I have visited in the past month, something I quite like: where the...
What of the games we used to play?
What of the games we used to play?
Uvelaphi S’ma Dlamini?/Ndivel’ edolophini/Ubuyothenga ntoni?/Bendiyotheng’isigqoko/Besiyimalini na?/Besiyi­pont­i­’eneshumi/...
The powerful lines between structural barriers and personal agency
The powerful lines between structural barriers and personal agency
When my mother was a little girl in the 1960s, during the Christmas holidays her well-off cousins would visit her rural village and she would...
Dining in Pollsmoor: The ethics of a prison restaurant
Dining in Pollsmoor: The ethics of a prison restaurant
The most expensive meal at Pollsmoor prison’s restaurant, Idlanathi, is R60. Spare ribs and chips. Pollsmoor prison has a restaurant that is...
Lunch and life: The way we were
Lunch and life: The way we were
For reasons I will never truly know, my group of high- school friends and I, a total of about 12 girls from similar black, middle-class backgrounds...

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