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The strange places we misplace power
The strange places we misplace power
Ukuhamba kukubona. Travelling is seeing, they say in my language. My friend X and I took a day trip on Sunday morning, to a small town in the Free...
Feelings don’t get the respect they deserve
Feelings don’t get the respect they deserve
Hitting children is okay. Writing a Facebook status about how ugly someone’s wedding dress is is an acceptable way to be. Judging and reprimanding a person for wearing fake designer clothing is fine. This is how we are. At least judging by my Facebook and Twitter feed in the past...
How do we live hopefully in a difficult world?
How do we live hopefully in a difficult world?
Lately, the word “process’’ has been perched on almost every one of my thoughts about questions large and small. At the base of my mind, like...
The politics of iintw’ezimnandi
The politics of iintw’ezimnandi
My relationship to food is, as I have discovered recently, inextricably linked to the culture of my formative years and the psychological patterns...
Uyadelela if you think you know South Africa
Uyadelela if you think you know South Africa
I learned this lesson on Tuesday night when, coming home at about 9pm from the gym, I saw our building caretaker and security guard Simon standing...
Bread, chicken and the vulnerability of tough little children
Bread, chicken and the vulnerability of tough little children
At the beginning of winter, I find myself sitting on the stoep of a house owned by a wonderful old woman, catching the sun’s rays as they race...
Lest we forget: Grand histories are built on personal stories
Lest we forget: Grand histories are built on personal stories
I don’t know what it is about going home to rural Tyeni in the Eastern Cape that compels me to record every morsel of life unfolding. Notebooks...
A snapshot of our everydays
A snapshot of our everydays
When she initially catches my attention, her packages are on the pavement, sitting on either side of her legs as if she is taking a break after a...
​They say if you really love something, let it go
​They say if you really love something, let it go
When I stop eating meat seven weeks ago, it is not because of grand ideological reasoning. No weight-related motivation. No pressure from vegans or...
The cloying discomfort of the middle
The cloying discomfort of the middle
To what end is everything that constitutes the ways in which we spend our time? If 85% of my time is taken up with churning stories into the...
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...

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