Book Review: Ebrahim Harvey’s Kgalema Motlanthe

Ebrahim Harvey’s book on deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe, should have been named: Kgalema Motlanthe, A NECESSARY biography, instead of “A political biography” To some people (read: me) Kgalema Motlanthe appeared in our collective South African lives as the guy who was willing to be the “stop-gap” president when the then president, Thabo Mbeki, was unceremoniously …

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Book Review: Eusebius McKaiser’s A Bantu in My Bathroom

The foreword did a great job in preparing me for what “A Bantu in My Bathroom” is all about. Jonathan Jansen was basically saying to me, “Nomfundo, brace yourself…hold onto your seat; you’re about to get into something that will make you cringe, get uncomfortable and have you deep in thought”. Oh boy! What a …

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Haunted

I am haunted by your big eyes as they look at me imploringly. There is agreat sadness with which you look at me but your look fills me with hope somehow. You seem to be harbouring such great wisdom in that small little frame of yours. It’s as though you do not speak for words …

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I Went There

I put aside all I knew about myself, removed me from the equation, decided that I would no longer go in with apprehension. I would attempt to let go, Let it be, and see where that would lead to. I had no expectations, but hopes were birthed. Inside me lay the wishes of something different. …

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