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Monday 27 March 2017, 17:30 pm.
Mon 27 Mar 2017, 17:30 pm
I could not believe my eyes, I still can’t. The whole time I watched I was tense; it felt like I was part of it. It went on and on and seemed to go on forever.
Fri 24 Mar 2017, 15:36 pm
Some years ago I was the vice-chairperson for the Writers’ Association of Botswana (WABO). It’s an important organisation that unfortunately has its limitations.
Mon 20 Mar 2017, 17:28 pm
The fight against rudeness is very serious. It is the fight for your well being and the well being of others. To be treated rudely is to be denigrated, and when done regu...
Fri 17 Mar 2017, 16:20 pm
Getting an idea for a story from your head is a complicated and important process and writers have their own unique ways of doing it. For most that way is the only way. ...
Mon 13 Mar 2017, 17:23 pm
Of all the names they could dream of, they chose this one. While other countries got to name their towns, cities, small villages and streets with cool names such as Holly...
Fri 10 Mar 2017, 15:47 pm
The arts collective in Maun, Poetavango, in conjunction with the American Embassy, are in the middle of an ambitious storytelling project around the country.
Mon 06 Mar 2017, 16:24 pm
Every day when I wake up, I always make a point to be thankful for another day. Whether I live through the day is something I never lose sleep over.
Fri 03 Mar 2017, 15:53 pm
March is starting so I thought it might be good to begin the month by searching around for some writing markets. I have a list this month of a few fiction markets, articl...
Mon 27 Feb 2017, 17:29 pm
When I was growing up, which was some couple of years ago; children were ‘smarter’ than their parents. Ok maybe not smart, just clever.
Fri 24 Feb 2017, 16:57 pm
This is one of the fears of many new writers. They can’t send out their short story or manuscript for a novel because they are positive the publisher or agent is going to...
Mon 20 Feb 2017, 15:57 pm
When you give another person the power to define you, then you also give them the power to control you.
Fri 17 Feb 2017, 11:28 am
Quitting your job and becoming a freelance writer is freedom personified. No boss. No early morning traffic.
Mon 13 Feb 2017, 16:39 pm
“The definition of insanity is repeating the same mistakes over and over again and expecting different results,” utters the “know-it-all” guy next to our table at some co...
Fri 10 Feb 2017, 11:34 am
Yewande Omotoso was born in Barbados, grew up in Nigeria, and has lived in South Africa since 1992. Her first novel, Bom Boy (Modjaji Books), which came out of her MFA in...
Mon 06 Feb 2017, 17:43 pm
We concluded last week by observing that when in 1846 the Boers confiscated the wagons of one trader for carrying arms to Sechele, the missionary David Livingstone had ca...
Fri 03 Feb 2017, 17:06 pm
Before I was a writer I was a teacher and before I was a teacher I was a student who was inspired by a long queue of teachers. I feel offended, personally offended, when ...
Mon 30 Jan 2017, 14:05 pm
A quiet and uneventful Monday I was having last week. Same old boring drill; work, an errand or two after work, then home for my daily after work nap.
Fri 27 Jan 2017, 16:06 pm
Every January I get a barrage of messages and emails and, unfortunately, the odd call from people deciding that the new year will be the year that they become a published...
Mon 23 Jan 2017, 16:44 pm
Inside a person’s head are two voices. One voice sees the world through a positive perspective and speaks all the good about each situation. The other voice sees the worl...
Fri 20 Jan 2017, 14:33 pm
Occasionally I write poetry, but I’m not well schooled in the form. I like to read poetry slowly, perhaps a poem before sleeping or when I wake in the morning so I can th...
Mon 16 Jan 2017, 17:03 pm
I am often called pessimistic and skeptical, even crazy, for the opinions I express in this column. I believe that will continue even in 2017. One thing I am not, and thi...
Fri 13 Jan 2017, 16:15 pm
The United States (US) has become a more isolated, insulated and hateful place following the devastating election of Donald Trump as president.
Mon 19 Dec 2016, 16:18 pm
Two years later, nothing has changed. If anything, the situation has gotten worse.
Mon 12 Dec 2016, 16:50 pm
As they say, all animals are equal but some are more equal than others, and still others considerably bigger than others. While ‘size does not matter’ is a universally pr...
Fri 09 Dec 2016, 15:06 pm
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