You ¤ Huisgenoot

This one is a translation from my AFRIKAANS poem from 'Huisgenoot', an Afrikaans family magazine which then published an English version 'YOU' These magazines became my window to the world during the 1980's whilst South Africa was gripped in the school boycotts against the apartheid regime and I found myself unwillingly amidst army attacks on my … Continue reading You ¤ Huisgenoot

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Childhood Days

https://soundcloud.com/salamander-12/childhood-days?in=salamander-12/sets/poems-in-english This is a translation of my Afrikaans poem 'Kinderdae', depicting growing up in the 70's and 80's in Apartheid South Africa in Cape Town. Feelings and thoughts are captured on my first trip into the City accompanied by my eldest sister Ruth, in a 'Third class' carriage for 'coloureds' and experiencing my first restaurant … Continue reading Childhood Days