Monthly Archives: February 2013

The “white tribe” tweet and uneasy unbelongingness

So the following little Twitter conversation turned up on my feed today: Now Twitter is a funny place. It’s a place of public conversation and dialogue, but it’s also a place where, in a way, we eavesdrop on each other’s … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Mike van Graan’s analysis of the Oscar Pistorius case and the South African psyche

The multiply horrendous tragedy of Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp. Where does one start? Despite myself, I’ve been gripped by the unfolding of this terrible case, along with the rest of the country, the rest of the world. I  knew … Continue reading

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Black Friday: a walk to school

Today I walk my son to school. It’s about 700 m from our house to his pre-primary school. Along our road, past the pub, where last night’s mountain of bottles will be picked up later by the Wasteman truck on … Continue reading

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Hi, my name’s Lisa and improv changed my life

I was six years old when I watched some other kids do a little dramatisation of The Town and the Country Mouse at our school, in furry costumes, with face paint. I watched in complete rage and upsetment. I DID NOT want to … Continue reading

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