Grieving during a Pandemic

My grandmother passed away six months ago. I find that Sundays are forever changed. Like clockwork, my body remembers and retreats into itself. The night before my digestive system slows down, I begin to tire easily and I start responding less and less to messages on WhatsApp and Twitter. My tracklist goes into the 80s, […]

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Difference and belonging

I was raised by a single-mother and my maternal grandmother in Atlantis, a coloured township on the periphery of Cape Town in South Africa. Both of them were factory workers and neither of them completed secondary education. I am the first to have graduated from university and to have left the country to continue to […]

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E-filling Black Tax

2“Honor your father and mother.” This is the first commandment with a promise: 3If you honour your father and mother, “things will go well for you, and you will have a long life on the earth.”b – Ephesians 6 I grew up in quite a conservative Christian household. Church seemed to be the focal point of everyday […]

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When he Denied Me

Initially, I was going to do a different post, but as you know by now (I hope) this is a depository of what bothers me, what I celebrate, what I think, write and say. I usually write here when I feel like it and when the need arises, alternatively, I bore my friends with elongated […]

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