The Squares

When I saw ‘Square’ as Ailsa‘s travel theme this week, I couldn’t help but think of books. Maybe it’s because I just came back from the library with a huge pile. As a voracious reader and book lover, I’m always on the look out for poistokirjojen myyntitori (library book sales). I go wild like a…

Writers That Inspire

I was tempted to title this post, The Art of Translation because without the translated version, I probably would have taken long to discover one of the most inspiring and great writers I’ve read, Henning Mankell. It is through Mankell’s work, I admire translators and it is through translators I continue to enjoy his work….

The Bridge

Truth is we don’t know how the day will turn out, It could start as peaceful and beautiful. Down below the bridge A sense of calm and harmony is evident, Yet above, there’s disorder and confusion The day could end with pain and tears. If you knew how the day will turn out, Would you…

The Literature and Magazine/Newspaper Editors’ Rant

Originally posted on Zukiswa Wanner:
I’m tired but I can’t sleep. I’ve been having conversations with the darkie South African literati and I felt I needed to write this. I know it won’t make me popular in the SA hood but, oh well, maybe that’s why I left the hood. So here it is my…

What does reading mean to me?

It is my “ME” time. I do not want to be disturbed when in the process of reading. I will even make excuses not to go out, so that I can simply snuggle up with a good book and be transported to another world.  Reading is a door to a world of wonder. Open it…