Monthly Archives: May 2012

Escape: Reading, Make Believe & Dreams

Make believe. What boy has not played at Cowboys and Indians?  Reading, I graduated from Rupert Bear to The Famous Five and Secret Seven to Biggles. A small group of us were them – Biggles, Bertie, Algy, Ginger – to … Continue reading

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Protest: The Petrol Bomb

We were tribally prejudiced back then. Our tribe was English, regardless of any original ethnicity from Italian to German, as long as we were English-speaking. The enemy was the Afrikaans tribe, and the only reason they were the enemy was … Continue reading

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Protest: Running Away from Home

On the neighbouring farm lived a friend of mine, Lawrence Brown. He was a Catholic and attended a Marist Brothers College, while I had moved on to High School in Pretoria, so I only saw him in holidays. I was … Continue reading

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