This piece on the hurdles South Africans face when married to foreigners was originally published in Huffington Post South Africa here: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.za/2017/02/13/for-south-africans-married-to-foreigners-there-are-more-than-th_a_21713128/ “I never thought I would marry a foreigner, let alone live in a different country,” Sarona Reddy a 34-year-old law graduate from Durban, tells me over Skype from […]
Around the lunch table, one rainy afternoon: N (11) to A (8): I’m going to make a card for Nelson Mandela. Because he’s sick. A: Who is Nelson Mandela? N: Oh God. Don’t you know what apartheid was? A: No. N: Okay, see a long time ago. There were San […]
Me: There’s something wrong with my fingers. They’re too bent. (Displays crooked fingers to them) Mother&Father: (Inspecting) Hmm. You’re right. Me: […]
I love you Because you smell like nivea cream when I kiss you good night and I love you Because you sing phool thum hai bejha for her in the evening
Dad and I sitting on bed listening to radio. Mum’s in the bathroom brushing her teeth with the door open. BBC Reporter: …and domestic abuse is on the increase in London Dad: You know, I […]
Me: (Reading news article aloud): George Bush is in Africa… Mum: What’s he doing here? I hope he catches some disease and dies.
Mum: G, can you wash the dishes for me today? Dad: Of course! I’m so ashamed that you had to ask me! I feel so bad! Of course I’ll do it. Just move from there and go sit down. Just go and relax. […]