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Vincent van Gogh: The Other. Now we will both drown in agony, despair and ecstasy

Now he belongs to the elite. Like a photo workshop, even the trying decline of the citizenship (belonging to the working and lower middle classes) of stigma...

Marilyn Monroe: A cuckoo hatchling pushing eggs outside of its nest

They took photographs of you. Might as well been from dawn to dark photographs. In pictures, in films, the light certainly never left your eyes. Your...

There are two kinds of lovers

Before 39 I think of my wife Diana. Diana the paramedic with the reading hands, the quiet smile that plays on her lips while she eats my...

The life and philosophy of the poets Dennis Brutus and Sappho

Life is like that. Fixing pain is the inert language of blood. All of life is a tree. There is a process to it. The possession,...

“Blooming Cactus”: Star signs, chapters of thanksgiving and prophecy from a gifted pen

It is raining in Port Elizabeth as I write this. The room is cold and has a pond  life of its own. If I am not...

The science of winter: Bessie Head, feminist daughter of the earth, writer and philosopher

With her lotus feet. Milk, and rain clouds gathering is a vision in her indelible psyche. She is barefoot sowed to the shoreline in Port Elizabeth....

Why I wrote The Scholarship Girl

For a long time I thought my writing was primitive. In the sense that I was not gaining the recognition that I wanted (which every writer...

You, 16-year-old with the sad eyes

I think of you all the time, with love, with respect, with admiration. Why am I so sad? I lost the love my life again. It...

The Chosen Family from Church to Earth

Guess at the intensity behind my words. ‘Give me a place to stand,’ said Archimedes, ‘and I will move the world.’ After all that is said...

The Secret Orchard

She wants diamonds, to live in a mansion (she thinks that’s the perfect life), to be the hostess of parties, to run her pale king’s life....

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