Mistaken Malva moment laid bare

Until a couple of days ago, I always thought it was "Melvin Pudding". Oh come on, that's what I'd heard people say! Friday night. I sat in my brother's lounge, brimming with the itis (drowsy feeling after a big meal) that only a home-cooked creation can summon. So I tweeted about the glorious bowl of pudding I'd … Continue reading Mistaken Malva moment laid bare


Figments from the Arts Festival

Standing at the entrance to The Village Green, staring at a million posters and thinking: "Which bank am I going to rob?" That, dear reader, is a feeling you'll surely know if you pop into Grahamstown for the National Arts Festival. The Village Green is on Rhodes University's Great Field and that's where the stalls, … Continue reading Figments from the Arts Festival

Coming soon: The Asian Sowetan

From Sowetan to Japanese. Quite the transition,eh? I'm making that change, though. I've been fortunate enough to be cast in a fourth term production which will see us exploring Japanese Noh theatre styles of performance. Japanese WHAT, you ask? Noh is a theatrical form unique to Japan. They've been doing it since WAYBACK (I'm talking … Continue reading Coming soon: The Asian Sowetan

My awkward childhood: My baby

I once told my mom I was expecting a baby. - Wait, wait, let me explain. It was a series of unfortunate misunderstandings. I knew no better (than to tell my mother that she would be a grandparent, you might ask). And get this: I was in grade one. [These Soweto kids are quick, eh?] … Continue reading My awkward childhood: My baby

Last laugh to the lecturers

Today I woke up in a place that said to me: "All your deadlines are due on the same day." A place where my hand-ins are my hindrance, where my tutorial is my tormentor. Today I woke up... at Rhodes University. What a week! I had the roughest Friday. Four deadlines. Four! Every now and then … Continue reading Last laugh to the lecturers