Month Archives: January 2021

Narrative WritingReflections

In The Taxi

Township people have an appointment with death every day, sometimes they don’t make it to the appointment because they’ve no money. I’m standing next to the Zion Christian Church between Glassnose Street and Angelfish Drive at a ‘stop sign’ in Kaalfontein. The Angelfish Drive stretches itself towards the shopping mall...



The Will to Die (Can Themba; 1972; Publisher: AfricaSouth Paperbacks; Rating: 4/5) NOTE: this book is a collection of Can Themba’s short stories, journalistic writings/reporting, and ‘non-fictional’ and personal writings; and they are categorized in that order in the book. ‘Written in immaculate language’ is often a phrase book reviewers...