A week ago we had some unusual weather for Joburg. It rained and the temperatures dropped drastically. The national news had an insert that showed how the homeless were coping with the weather. A young man, he looked no more than sixteen, was one of the featured street children. His wet blanket trailed behind him […]
Self-esteem is such a fragile thing. I had very little as a young girl. I’m not sure if you ever get over your childhood insecurities, I think you merely find ways to hide it well. Perhaps the focus changes a little –instead of us worrying about how others see us, maybe we start searching for […]
My love affair with books began the day I walked into a library for the first time. I was five. I remember the hush. It wasn’t an empty hush – but one brimming with boundless possibility. And to this day I still remember my most favourite sensory memory – the smell. There’s something intoxicating in […]
They commanded, then teased, then cajoled and commanded again.