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‘How are things in Zimbabwe?’

A visitor from South Africa posed this much-asked question this week. How does one respond? It...

A loss of roots

The burning of the Jagger Library on the main campus of the university of Cape Town...

They stood there dumbfounded

It is said there is only one thing harder to take than bad news, and that...

‘Get thee to thy typewriter’

I could not sleep last night and read Doris Lessing’s autobiography instead. She spent her formative...

Do this in memory of me

It was Sunday. Rumours began to circulate that he was alive. It seemed ‘sheer nonsense’ (Luke...

The little bird strains towards its mother

Theologians and mystics speak of the utter ‘otherness’ of God. He cannot be known as we...

The agony and the triumph

It sounds incidental. Just a detail thrown in to add variety: ‘some Greeks’ appear at the...

To be a pilgrim

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, by Rachel Joyce, describes a journey on foot from one...

Reality is bigger

Remember last year, that period between the outbreak of Covid 19 and the production of the...

So great a mystery

Quintus Aurelius Symmachus, a Roman senator in late antiquity, was horrified by Emperor Constantine’s conversion to...

Lent and green tea

As soon as we hear the word ‘temptation’ – and the first Sunday of Lent is...

A big stretch

There is a new refrain coming through the media which I find heartening. ‘No one is...

So great a mystery

Quintus Aurelius Symmachus, a Roman senator in late antiquity, was horrified by the Emperor Constantine’s conversion...

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