Monthly Archives: April 2012

I’m in North Carolina!

I’m in North Carolina.  The drive down here was long.  It was at least three hours longer than we expected, and I was sitting on the back seat of that Mini Cooper all the way down.  We couldn’t take the … Continue reading

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The Genital Mutilation Cake

This is impossible to describe, but let me try.  It is performance art.  A cake, iced and shaped as a black woman in the vein of a black- faced minstral from the 1930’s. The whole performance art piece was a … Continue reading

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My Vagina Says………

“Vagina brightening cream?  What?  I’ve just seen an ad for Vagina Brightening Cream.   It was an ad from India.  I’m aghast.  Why would anyone need to brighten their vagina?  Let’s not forget that India gave us the Karma Surta.  … Continue reading

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When I Was A Boxer

I don’t know why I woke up this morning thinking of that boxing match.  I’m not talking about Sugar Ray Leonard and the Rumble in The Jungle, was that him or was it Mohammed Ali.  I don’t know.  What do … Continue reading

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Anecdotes on Public Transport

Public transport is one of those things in life that I have been blissfully spared in the last 20yrs in SA. Well, I fly, of course, but not up there with the illustrious ones in first class. I have travelled … Continue reading

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MGIDI

Mgidi is a ceremony in which the Sangoma honours the Ancestors.  It is a thanksgiving. The Sangomas move in time with the measured pattern of the beating of the drums.  Their bodies respond to the will of a visiting spirit. … Continue reading

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