I caught her eye as l was getting off the train and i gave her my don’t look at me, don’t talk to me, let me be- face, which l usually wear on my way back home from work.
“Burn them! Bring them down to ashes and set yourselves free!” he said. A melachonly mood fell upon me today, and for a second l was imprisoned in the past and felt sad. A thought had come across my mind, and l struggled to piece together the puzzle of that memory. And then l remembered how l had meticulously written down all the details in my diary, a diary l […]
I had a work meeting across the border the other day, in the beautiful Netherlands city of Arnhem. On our way back, l decided to take the train instead and let my boss drive back alone, seeing it was a more direct route to my house. Unfortunately for me, Murphy´s Law is constantly at play. If anything can go wrong, it will. So there l was waiting for my 18:29 departure, […]
l am Ndebele first. Regardless of how far l may evolve, l am and always will be Ndebele first. A lot has happened in the last few months, but still l kept my pen capped. But now that things have slowed down a bit l would love to share some of the lessons l have been picking up as l go about life. And as l always say l get better […]
Five days from today I will be in plane headed home after four years of being away. It is a difficult trip with a mixed bag of emotions. So let me pen it out a bit and ease the pressure before I go insane. See my September has been a rollercoaster of emotions, one minute I am excited and happy I will finally get to see my family and all […]
This week I am in Manchester, spending some much needed family time with my sister and niece. Something happened though this afternoon and again i found myself perched in a corner zooming out and pondering on the topic that had been thrown at me. The lifestyle choice of an immigrant. We had driven down to visit this older Zimbabwean lady, who has lived and worked in England for years now. […]
Rasse ist ein sehr sensibles Thema, welches die Menschen oft vorsichtig und verunsichert reagieren lässt. Aber dennoch müssen wir unbedingt darüber reden! Ganz oft habe ich versucht, meine Gefühle zu diesem Thema zu äußern, aber die Angst vor kontroversen Reaktionen der Menschen hat mich meist zurückgehalten. Aber heute, nachdem ich mich im Zug auf einen freien Sitzplatz schräg gegenüber einer älteren Dame hinsetzte, und Sie unmittelbar aufstand, um sich für […]