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Tania van Schalkwyk

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Tea & Poetry

Tea and Poetry” :

Seni Seneviratne reads from Wild Cinnamon & Winter Skin,

Tania van Schalkwyk reads from Hyphen

and Hajira Khalfe introduces you to the intricacies of tea.

Venue: The Tea Emporium, Shop LG 21, Cavendish Square, Claremont

Cover: R30 (includes tea and snacks)

Date: Saturday 5th September

Time: 10.30am

RSVP: Hajira: 021 674 6066

Moon Moon Moon

Has anyone been checking out that moon in between all the clouds and rain? Fullness is imminent. Better test teeth for fang-like protrusions, just in case. And surf over to one of my favourite websites: Jeanette Winterson’s.  Her poetry page features a mesmerising moon poem by Ted Hughes:

I agree with her– read it out LOUD!

Pondering the Profusion of Palm Trees in ‘Paradise’

Dear Book SA,

Thank you for welcoming me to your pages. Being a blog-virgin I’m not quite sure how to proceed.

Hello? Is it you I’m looking for?

Greetings and salutations! Take me to your leader!

Howzit? Yeahwellnofinehey.

Hi my name is Tania and I’m an omphaloskeptic.

Currently, when I’m not watching the day go by in light patterns on the wall, I obsess about the ubiquitous palm tree.  Why does the human mind equate the palm tree with paradise/relaxation/holiday/happiness? Being half-Mauritian, I have seen the nefarious effects of palm tree preponderance. » read more