For some time I’d wanted to build a new writing space that would also double as a bedroom.
On 2 February 2013, Anene Booysen, a seventeen-year-old from a small, forgotten farming community, died from injuries sustained during a brutal rape. Only a few days later, on Valentine’s Day, celebrated athlete Oscar Pistorius fatally shot his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. The shock was complete: what was this dark heart beating at South Africa’s centre?
In early September last year, I began to feel an ache running between my spine and right shoulderblade.
On Feringhee Bacha, lost among the Afghans
Besides being exhausting and stressful, moving house is strangely introspective.