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“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....

Beauty awakens

There is my reflection in the window. She dances. She dances. She dances. Look at me, Master. I am wearing my dancing shoes. I am dancing....

Psychic, empath or psychosis

Rita is a woman who has had visions from childhood. At night she always left her bedroom door ajar, slept with the light on, with the...

The Reward of Having a Revolutionary Spirit

I’ve made mistakes. More than a few. I haven’t always apologised for my behaviour, for the mistakes I made, the wrong journey I took, the path...

Sola Osofisan’s masterpiece ‘Blood Will Call’: A bowl of green apples, and a book review

"And as imagination bodies forth the forms of things unknown, the poet’s pen turns them to shapes and gives to airy nothing; a local habitation and...

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