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BOOK REVIEW: THE POWER OF ONE

Plot The Power of One is an intriguing story of a young English boy named Peekay and his passion for changing the world. The story begins when Peekay’s mother has a nervous breakdown, and Peekay ends up being raised by a Zulu wet nurse, Mary Madoma; who eventually becomes his nanny. Growing up he suffered as the only English boy in an Afrikaans school. On a train ride to Barberton, Peekay meets Hoppie Groenwald, who shows Peekay his boxing gloves. Hoppie is a boxing champion, and he invites Peekay to watch…

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The Fifth Draft

“Writing is not easy”, a friend once lamented and I must admit the past few months have not been easy for me when it comes to that front. Like a traveler lost in the desert I’ve been seeking my oasis – the source from which I might gain inspiration to write again – but the journey has not been easy. The heat from the sun seems to grow in intensity every day and even though I find myself hallucinating of greener pastures; even these visions have not found their way…

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Book Review: Freedom Fighter by David Abodaher

I must admit I am a sucker for buying books at “jua kali” bookstores. The smell of old books is amazing and you never know what you can find in the heap of forgotten literature. This was the case as curiosity failed to kill the cat but led me to an old copy of David Abodaher’s Freedom Fight. The book follows the life of Polish revolutionary Casimir Pulaski and gives an insight to life in Poland during the eighteenth century. Pulaski’s father was one of the leaders of the fight for Polish…

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