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Poeletjie

Poeletjie

Recently I was awarded a special mention at the South African Contemporary Jewellery Awards held at the FADA Gallery in Johannesburg, South Africa. I’d like to talk a little about the piece I entered, titled Poeletjie. For more information about the SA Contemporary Jewellery Awards, the judges and the winners, visit http://fadagallery.blogspot.de/2018/03/and-winner-is-sa-contemporary-jewellery.html. The winners are…

An Ode to Multidentities

An Ode to Multidentities

As I’ve just returned from a six-week stay in South Africa, I am taking some time to digest my experiences and pick apart some my feelings about countries and identities. South Africa, that exquisite country, the place I hail from and that shaped my personality, but not really my (only) home anymore. Some time ago…

On Storytelling

On Storytelling

I have a voice. I’ve always known that I have a voice. As a child and teenager, I wrote imaginative stories, which I illustrated, and some overly dramatic poetry. Then I stopped. I continued to write (and read) academically, of course, I had A-level examinations to get through, and a bachelor thesis to write, then…