I came this close to dying… now I must live.

About a month ago, I came this close to dying. I had been away in Italy on some family business, when I found that I was getting weaker by the day, my mouth was getting extra dry despite the copious amounts of water I was drinking and I had significantly lost weight. Losing weight in …

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Xenophobia is an Africawide struggle for freedom

In recent days, one has watched the news to see South African youth rampaging and looting businesses belonging to Africans from other places like Nigeria, Tanzania, Zambia and Kenya. In some gory videos, I was shocked to see the body of a young African man being burnt beyond recognitions as the young South African men …

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39. What this birthday means to me.

Today, I turn 39 years old. I am far from my family but in my home town (There’s a home here and I can’t stay there just now) but I am home. I am spitting distance from the Indian Ocean soaking in the breeze and taking a moment to breath and ask myself what this …

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