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When a Man Cries by Siphiwo Mahala #31_2015

Themba Limba is very concerned with being a man. Yet he has warped ideas of what being a man means. Warped, yes, but typical of a man who does not examine or acknowledge his male privilege. 684 more words

Book Review

Sweet Potatoes and Soweto Pepsi

“This mining thing – its like someone giving you a plate of food. You eat all the food and then you have to give the plate back,” 2,280 more words

Ubuntu: I Am Because We Are

I saw this on Twitter and thought about how powerful this is. This message goes beyond the team concept, beyond working together. It is about humanity, respect for others, and an overall appreciation of life as it should be. 187 more words

Surviving Reality

Huhnu (Ubuntu): The African Way Of Life

In my previous post I shared some of my thoughts on what culture is and what it means to me. I confessed to being a culture vulture that has voraciously incorporated many elements of different cultures into my own individual culture. 1,322 more words


It was a swelteringly hot day in East London yesterday. The School Communicator popped up on my computer screen at mid-day. An alarming red notice said that after-school sport was cancelled owing to the heat. 165 more words

That wedding...

… caused some serious confusion. It wasn’t Thabisa and I that were getting married, it was Milisa and Nonelelo. Re-reading my last post I see that it was a bit ambiguous. 287 more words