No Mo’ NaNoWriMo

So NaNoWriMo 2017 has officially ended. As I declared here, this was my first ever attempt at participating. So, how did you get on? I finished at just under 25,000 words…so not even close to the target of 50,000. You failed, then? No, I’m not calling it a failure! I still wrote 25,000 words, which is more than I have ever written before on a work of fiction. Is your story finished? Nope, not finished. I am going to spend the next few months working on it, writing more, and then editing what I have already written. The story and … Continue reading No Mo’ NaNoWriMo

The Future of the Past: Public History in Post-Apartheid South Africa

This is an attempt to investigate how the past is presented to the youth of South Africa, within the context of education; which versions of the past are selected as being important to remember, how it is intended they should remember it, and how this social education affects the collective memory and shape of the South African nation. Continue reading The Future of the Past: Public History in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Regrets, I’ve had a few…

Inspired by an article in The Guardian, I am exploring the topic of regrets. Do I have any? If I so, what are they? Is regret ever worth thinking about? Life I’m 43 years old, so at a guess, my life is already half over, if I am lucky enough to reach 86 (which, with accidents or unexpected illness not withstanding, is a fair estimate, judging by the ages my grandparents were when they died). Looking back over my life so far, is there anything I would have changed? Is there anything I regret? Definition Firstly, what is regret? Dictionary … Continue reading Regrets, I’ve had a few…