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For the ancestors

I have owed you some pictures for a while now. This relates to a ceremony held in Thabisa’s village, Corana, just the other side of Mthatha. Thabs and her cousin Mazwi had both been dreaming regularly of their great-grandmother who … Continue reading

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Watching The Wire last night.

McNulty and Bunk are eating a huge pile of shellfish. “Are those crayfish?” asks Thabs. “Crabs,” I reply. “I love crayfish,” she murmurs. “Crabs are good too,” I say. “I don’t eat crabs, only crayfish.” “Why?” I ask. “Because crabs … Continue reading

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Things are seriously insane here (in a good way)

By September the paperwork for 11 000 public works labourers will pass through our offices. I will edit and collate the reports of six implementation sites on a monthly basis (whoop – can you tell how excited I am?)  < … Continue reading

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