In the midst of a pandemic, who wants to read about a life of the past?I regularly wonder if it’s still relevant, my story of the seventeen-year-old boy who desperately wanted to find freedom and the ANC; who walked over … Continue readingA road behind us and one ahead
15 May 2018. Trying to write about the first time I spent time with Ivan, on a visit to Lusaka at the end of 1990, I keep coming back to Operation Vula. Which is not very romantic. And therefore slightly … Continue readingVula
11 May 2018. Or not. Doing a biography of someone you’re married to is still problematic, I find. Never mind the previous post. He doesn’t want this or that in it, why am I not interested in so- and -so, … Continue readingHow did you meet?
29 April 2018. Can one write a biography about one’s significant other? The most journalistic answer would be ‘no.’ One is too biased and personally involved. If anything was ever a ‘conflict of interest,’ this would be it. A spouse … Continue readingWriting as a wife