April 5, 2018

Perhaps naively, I forged ahead with only Mamma’s perspective of Italian life during and after World War 2. Life however involves other people; the way we interact with them and how they react to us.

March 22, 2018

As I look around me, my elder sister’s house has a terracotta tiled patio that envelopes two sides of their double-storied tin-roofed house. An arbitrary collection of comfortable wicker and fibre glass chairs, tables, a few barbecues (braais) and the normal hanging pa...

March 8, 2018

The major ingredients however, the foundations upon which this event took place could not but be an African setting. The brief but formal marriage service was held in front of a small group of towering blue gums providing a cooling breeze, and an effective shield from...

February 22, 2018

I’d forgotten about the noise of Africa. People shout; car exhausts roar - it’s a hubbub of busy-ness. Whether strolling the beaches, walking along central pathways, seated in a bus, driving on the roads or in the busy malls, there’s this vibrancy and passionate defenc...

February 8, 2018

The dried-sweat smell of much handled tacky dollar notes is a familiar scent, and ironically stirred up some weirdly comforting memories. As transactions took place, this was normally accompanied by flashing white teeth in many a dark face.

January 25, 2018

I chose to get the manuscript professionally edited despite having lived and breathed my book for four years and being certain it had been as fully reviewed as possible.

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