The loss of Faried Jacobs and the pain of letting go You took me by surprise. I expected that I would simply fly down to be at your bedside at Groote Schuur Hospital to hold your hand and you would look at me with a bemused smile, as you usually did, and say, “This is … More A Brother Like No Other
A story about birthdays and litanies and how traditions die out… It was Auntie Lêga’s birthday this weekend. It was her 80th celebration. Seven kids (minus one who had passed on), 20 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren in addition to extended family and friends flooded the house of her son, Ismail, to mark this amazing milestone. … More The Day Auntie Lêga Turned 80
Two rivers descend from their mountain source
Over the edge, barefoot towards their destinies … More Two Rivers
I have retold this story countless times. It was told to me when I was a student in the 80s… … More How do you even begin to eat a mountain?
Survival techniques for life-changing events, in memory of Zane Ibrahim, my mentor … More How to Transplant a Rose Bush
Everything is a story, including the person you believe you are … More What’s your story, morning glory?
It is said that the rose bush grew thorns to protect its flowers from fools. This is not so. … More The Secret of the Rose