An ode to hairdressers and good coffee

I have a hairdresser who has walked many moons with me over the years, and to whom I always return (whenever this penniless writer can afford such things like haircuts!!)…. She inspires me daily… With her can-do attitude… With her ability to avoid the evils of social media and use it for good (say, for […]

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HP: Writing is a communal thing… BAP: Don’t you mean storytelling…?

After an amazing morning of exchange and dialogue over ricoffy and (yes, the healthy man of simple tastes, sisonkepapu!) water, with the creative minds behind the upcoming event, Between Absence and Presence… Here’s what we came up with… Just for now! I intend on a follow-up! These two guys, the ones-and-only’s sisonkepapu and Unathi Slasha, […]

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On the nature of friends and fiction

Clayton Truscott, in a field, preparing for the coming of the Great Pumpkin… All my life, I had conspired to be a writer… Whether it was reworked versions of fairytales I knew and loved… Or short stories about my pet snails or my dog, Bojangles… Writing was all I’d ever wanted to do… . So […]

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Q & A with home-brewed talent, Christo Noel Booth

As someone recently branching out in the writing world, I somewhat fit the bill of the ‘penniless writer’… So I’m generally left to salivate over the work of local, South African artists and return home empty-handed after attending an exhibition. But a talented member of 4 Blind Mice made me an offer one evening I […]

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