– The Child –

I am still undecided as to whether or not to remain angered or saddened by South African writer Andre P Brink’s ‘tribute’ to Ingrid Jonker in a memoir he wrote in his self-reflective A FORK IN THE ROAD. Last year I wrote a tongue in cheek comparative essay on Brink’s memoirs, comparing it with the masterful autobiographical…

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Zoe Wicomb – Coloured Shame?

I re-read the South African-born ‘coloured’ writer, Zoe Wicomb’s astounding essay ” Shame and identity – the case of the coloured in South Africa ” and found it worthwhile to repeat excerpts of her essay which I highlighted for my own purposes. Ms Wicomb now resides in Scotland where she also teaches; What she wrote became relevant to…

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