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Tuesday 21 February 2017, 15:35 pm.
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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Fri 02 Dec 2016, 15:54 pm
Fela Kuti is undoubtedly one of Africa’s best musicians ever. Fela This Bitch of a Life: The Authorized Biography of Africa’s Musical Genius by Carlos Moore re-published ...
Mon 28 Nov 2016, 16:39 pm
The Bible tells us that Christians shouldn’t meddle in other people’s business, but to worry about their own affairs. These Scriptures have nothing to do with correcting ...
Mon 21 Nov 2016, 17:02 pm
Many people have no positive feelings about Donald Trump. They believe it is hubristic of him to think he is qualified to be President.
Fri 18 Nov 2016, 14:44 pm
Usually if you are published by a traditional publisher, they will organise the launch of your book for you. You will just need to show up and prepare to be fabulous. Som...
Mon 14 Nov 2016, 17:31 pm
Some moons ago, when the capital city was not as developed as it is now, when the only ‘coolest’ place for teens, youth and even young adults was the main mall, life was ...
Fri 11 Nov 2016, 15:32 pm
Affluenza is the latest book from South African writer Niq Mhlongo. It’s a collection of stories set in modern South Africa, post-Independence. The stories cover a wide r...
Mon 07 Nov 2016, 17:50 pm
At one point in all our lives we all imagine ourselves as parents. We do not only imagine that but we actually even play mommies and daddies, perhaps a nature’s way of pr...
Mon 31 Oct 2016, 17:11 pm
Misery loves company and like my mama also used to stress every day, the devil loves idle hands. She was right. Our backgrounds ultimately determine how we turn out like ...
Fri 28 Oct 2016, 16:12 pm
On September 8, Lionel Shriver, author of such books as We Need to Talk About Kevin and So Much For That, got on the stage in Australia at the Brisbane Writers Festival...
Mon 24 Oct 2016, 17:16 pm
Granted, we all complain about one thing or the other almost on a daily basis. Just this morning there are complaints all over Gaborone and surrounding areas that last ni...
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