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Sunday, 23 July 2017

I keep the empties



I imagine that anybody who has seen as many marraiges, families, friends and peers perish to alcoholism as I have would naturally develop a personal level of disdain towards the substance. I never thought I'd be writing about liquor, let alone end up actually liking wines but here I am, full glass in hand on a saturday night. How did it come to this? 

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Rediscovering Port St Johns : The Wild Coast Jewel




When I was 18, I ripped my heart out of my chest and threw it into the Indian ocean; my home can’t possibly be where my heart is, I am no mam’lambo. Between the places my parents have rented and raised me in for the past 21 years and some change, my fathers paternal home in Lusikisiki where I’ve always felt out of place because of the ‘town kid’ priviledge treatment and my mothers maternal home in Tombo which I can’t really call home because my father wouldn’t be impressed, home is still a concept I haven’t quite mastered yet. I’ve always imagined myself buying myself a property somewhere around Port St Johns, putting my name on that title deed and waking up to the crowing of my chickens in the Hok every morning. How that’s going to happen with a Biochemistry oriented career is beyond me.