The Newtown Graffiti Tour

It has been a while since I have indulged my other interest – that of all things art- so when the chance to do the Graffiti Tour- through the Past Experiences Tour company came up, I signed up. The tour was within the Newtown/Braamfontein area, but Past Experiences also covers other parts of Joburg, as well…

On being a feminist in a traditional role

I have never defined myself as a feminist. It is simply an identity I embraced, whilst still in my teens, without truly evaluating its significance during those formative years. What I knew about feminism was gleaned off a brief and fairly vague description of the movement in a history book. From those short chapters at…

A food-tasting journey at DW11-13

The food at the interestingly-named DW11-13 is fantastic . I met my fiends here for a mid-week dinner and came away fully impressed. The ambiance  is the only negative. It does not quite have that intimate feel, perhaps a function of the larger space and limited number of tables. It is clearly a favourite for…

Book Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Title: When Breath Becomes Air

Author: Paul Kalanithi

Published: 2015

Genre: Memoir

Paul Kalanithi’s memoir is heartbreaking. I read this in two days and it left me emotionally exhausted. But it was not his writing that was heart-wrenching, it was the epilogue,written by his wife, that had me crying like a baby. She is as equally gifted a writer as was her late husband because she manages to capture in that epilogue all the emotion that the author failed to do in the entire book.