Authors Who Suffered in Life
Many will be familiar with the song ‘Starry Starry Night’ by Don McLean, an American folksinger and songwriter. Every time I listen to this song, I feel tremendous sadness. That got me thinking about ...
Books on Taboo Subjects
Here is a selection of good books on highly controversial subjects. Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race, by the British writer Reni Eddo-Lodge, explores the links between gender, ...
Walk With Me
Grey Herons flying very slowly, almost hovering over, and diving into, the large irrigation dam at Graaff-Reinet. They are working over deep water, dropping straight in from a considerable height, hea...
Visiting the monthly stock-fair was always a special treat. This is where farmers would bring their livestock for sale to other farmers and to merchants. It was located on a neighbouring farm...
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