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About a Mountain

Fragments from a walking residency across the Cape Peninsula. Three images from our walking residency, 6-12 December 2015. The first is the official prompt for this exercise (me and Meghna at Smitswinkel Camp). The second is one I asked Barry … Continue reading

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White Papers, Necessary Noises

The Strange and Surprizing Adventures of Jeremy Cronin. Paper delivered at Craft Wars: Comparative Perspectives on Poetry ’74 | University of Cape Town, 19 September 2014. Jeremy Cronin, Deputy General Secretary of the South African Communist Party, MP and poet, describes … Continue reading

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27 False Starts

Listening to Moses Taiwa Molelekwa. Ways of Writing: Creativity, Knowledge and Experimentation in the Academy. Africa, Reading, Humanities | English Department, University of Cape Town. Brenda Cooper, Lesley Green and Hedley Twidle in conversation | 5 August 2014.   The … Continue reading

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N2: A Bibliography

Cityscapes | Issue 05 | April 2014. ‘…Road passes might be imagined as the asphalt equivalent of what translators call lexical “rich points”: complex and vulnerable sites where much attention and labour have been concentrated…’  

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The Lives of Objects

Oxford Centre for Life Writing | 20 – 22 September 2013 | Archive and Public Culture gazette. …Stories, like objects, have contours and patterns. And certain objects might allow us to tell stories that are shaped more irregularly and are more … Continue reading

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Obscure White Messenger

Revised version presented at The Lives of Objects: Inaugural Conference of the Oxford Centre for Life Writing, Wolfson College, directed by Hermione Lee | 20-22 September 2013.

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Don’t say ‘problematize’…

For it is only by knowing how to write that you can make use in literature of yourself; that self which, while it is essential to literature, is also its most dangerous antagonist.  Never to be yourself and yet always … Continue reading

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