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A Surprising Ngaio Marsh Novel: Black As He's Painted (1974)

Black As He’s Painted (1974) (another find from my Paris trip) is an ambiguous text in several respects. On the one hand it clings to features of British Golden Age detective fiction such as including a map and cast of characters. 1,323 more words

In The Dock

Two minutes of freedom

A few days ago I was on the shore of a lagoon, peering down at what seemed to be thousands of tiny, dead crabs.

The shells were no larger than my fingernail but most were perfectly intact, and I was wondering how the crabs had died when a hearty voice rang out. 802 more words

Columns

RAE ABILEAH: INTERRUPTS NETANYAHU AT USA CONGRESS SPEECH

BLESSINGS TO RAE ABILEAH FOR HER BRAVERY IN THE SERVICE OF HUMANITY, FREEDOM AND HUMAN RIGHTS.

Becoming Your Enemy!

We found the solution to conflict way back in our existence. As we have the ability to shapeshift at various levels, it was decided that we would become our enemy… 238 more words

Gertie

My grandparents lived at No: 403 Grand National Building, Rissik Street, Johannesburg, South Africa.  Rissik Street was one of the city’s major streets that carried traffic all hours of the day and night.   578 more words

Memoir

This Woman, Winnie

I decided to pay a little more attention today to one particular phenomenal African woman, Winnie Madikizela Mandela.I’m not from her generation nor her country, but through the stories I have heard and read about the struggle against apartheid in South Africa, I know for sure that she played a huge role in it and suffered greatly, as a result of her political involvement and activities at that time. 914 more words

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