A gay Rhodesian? The thought never occurred to me before, I don’t know why. Peter Wood changed that. He wrote a book called Mud Between My Toes which ticks one name off my Christmas gift lists this year -If I can stop listening to him long enough to actually order a copy. So what’s it
September – South African songwriter Don Clarke
The divide between kitsch and keepsakes is as tiny as it is unfathomable. A blink ago, in the days when housework was a thing of mythology and terror, every home seemed to have a kist – Or chest? Kists and chests might look the same, but they are almost polar opposites. A kist is for
From a post by Rhodie Bushman For the young boys out there who never went to the army….. When you happen to come across some older men telling their army stories, you might laugh or sneer at the “old toppies talking army” again, but pause for a moment, look at their faces and you may
The Irish diaspora is something that I simply hadn’t thought much about until today, let alone the Irish Zimbabwe diaspora. We are creatures of habit, and I suppose the UK media focus on the African diaspora just made it possible to overlook the obvious fact that Irish migration was so widespread at one time that
African Cooking, like all cuisine, is a combination of flavours brought in by settlers and travellers from all over the world – And which ingredients were available. One man’s kitchen is another man’s kennel – Said nobody but me, ever. African cooking Brawn has many versions, This is Piet’s. Want to support our site from
Our great white tribe is actually small, and not THAT white, often misunderstood, always under (if ever) represented. We are an archive of stories that will never be told.
Uys has made me cry many times over the years, often with laughter – not always. A razor-sharp satirist, with or without eyelashes.
Why would I be looking at CBD oil at all – let alone searching for the best CBD oil UK side? Well, that’s one story I’m ready to tell you now. Rhodesians Never Die – But they can complain Legend (and John Edmond) decree that Rhodesians Never Die. Some, however, do suffer from gout on
In theory, there is a huge focus on access to mental health support in the UK. I imagine this is a driver worldwide, at least in the so-called civilized parts. How well is this working when it comes to the now ageing, frailing veterans of the Bush wars that were conscripted to fight for long,
The Gambia is back in the game – I mean, of course, the Commonwealth Games which are coming back to the UK in 2022. Durban, South Africa was initially elected to host the 2022 Games. Birmingham’s bid was elected after Durban was stripped of host city status after citing financial restraints. The Gambia rejoined the
ESKOM, the power that should be providing South Africa with electric, has a reputation for its erratic supply. Don Clarke – songwriter, writer, music man, producer and fellow erratic now has another etc after his name – Cartoonist. Load shedding has affected everyone in South Africa at some point. There is no end in sight.
3 September 1935 – 23 February 2019 Africa lost one of her lyrical daughters with the passing of Dorothy Masuka on 23 February 2019. She was 83 and she lived well. The jazz artist, songwriter and activist was a powerhouse. She taught at Boston University and wrote and recorded music right to the end. Her
The murder of civilians by Nkomo’s terrorists and the failure of the world to condemn aviation war crimes continues to baffle reason. The continuing unacceptable hush was dubbed “The Deafening Silence” by the Reverend Da Costa in a Memorial Service. The fate of RH 827 followed similar circumstances to the to that of Air Rhodesia Flight 825 which was
Don Clarke Style South Africa’s Don Clarke wishes you all a loving Valentine’s Day – and himself a happy birthday (Shoo! Get off the stage now, Don!) Anyway – from a very sunny S.A .. Hope you have a day full of love & leisure & …. Oh, and evening full of LIGHT
by Alf Hutchison So many people are displaced in our world today. Reasons vary, but the resulting hurt is universal. My Doctor he once told me, “Alf you have rare blood;”Traces of Kariba blue, and a touch of Gokwe mud.There are traces of the Valley and it’s Tsetse Fly,Malaria bugs swim freely , I cannot