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Simric Yarrow
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A Parsi in Sun City
Woody Allen's Zelig, in his 1983 black comedy mockumentary, is a human chameleon, who fits in perfectly, assimilates himself to every
situation. It leads inevitably to his ultimate self-assimilation: this
Jewish character becomes a Nazi. And yet he shows ...
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On the means of (artistic) production
Nearly two decades ago I was given a manuscript in a living room in a desert. I was just passing through, visiting a friend, but I gave what help I could. The young African writer had penned a socially angry, semi-autobiographical novel. It needed some seri...
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Male Cowardice, Female Vulnerability
This is a story of a young man’s cowardice. I was that young man, in my early twenties.
I was travelling with my girlfriend between two countries that spoke languages
which neither of us knew. The train was moving through the night towards the
border. We tr...
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Fires, felines and vleis
Tyka has just arrived upon my bed, the
kitten-cat who lives here sometimes; playful, wanting feline sensual attention
and getting it even in the midst of my morning musings on the page. He gets me
present again, while the geese honk overhead en route to the...
Fires, felines and vleis
Fires, felines and vleis
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The Feminine Computer
Medieval times in Europe
were pretty much all about binary code, at least from the point of view of
literate monks. Good and evil: saints and sinners, heaven and hell, men (good)
and women (bad), mind (good), body (bad), celibacy (good), sex and dancing and...
The Feminine Computer
The Feminine Computer
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Weskus Journeys
The sight of a pristine sand dune, inland
from the Atlantic coast and surrounded by hardy bush, is one surprising sight
on the R27 home. Feeling a little bloated from fish coated in a disturbingly yellow
batter, and chips which I hope were made from those p...
Weskus Journeys
Weskus Journeys
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Encounters with wildlife
The other day we saw four leopards. Three
adults and a cub at the top of a koppie in Addo
Elephant National
Park in the Eastern
Cape. Beautiful big cats, preparing to hunt, while a
little up the hill a traffic jam of excited wildlife spotters watched fro...
Encounters with wildlife
Encounters with wildlife
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Beyond Dawkins' Mind
... a ribald riposte to
the militant atheists and the monotonous monotheists A few years ago, as part of the Darwin centennial celebrations, there was a tedious debate in Oxford
between celebrity atheist and geneticist Richard Dawkins and the Archbishop of
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Beyond Dawkins' Mind
Beyond Dawkins' Mind
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