Homemaking for the Down-at-Heart

  What a pity Finuala Dowling left teaching by the time I enrolled for my first year in studies for my degree in Languages and Literature. But, then again, I will have been marked rather strictly if she read any of my papers, particularly on poetry. But, then again, the school from which I graduated…

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The Slave Book

  Rayda Jacob’s The Slave Book was first published in Cape Town in 1998 by Kwela Books, an imprint of NB Publishers. I was endeared towards Ms Jacobs after watching her film adaptation of her own novel, Confessions of Gambler, a few years ago. Before beginning my reading of The Slave Book I returned to…

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Gandhi Before India

  “Gandhi’s message of peace and non-violence holds the key to human survival in the twenty-first century.” Nelson Mandela – Ask any avid reader and lover of books. Books should be¬†cherished. They are also frightfully expensive, particularly the longer and exceptionally good tomes. An earlier visit to my local library was the setting for a…

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