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Only a girl

I grew up with brothers, three of them. And boys were treated differently from girls. They got to go to the most prestigious boys’ private school in the city, whereas I was left in the local government primary school. But in my school, it was routine to learn to play the recorder – the whole […]

Peace and Quiet

I wake up on a beautiful Sunday morning. I make a cup of tea and go to sit on the veranda. I listen to the birds singing, the wind blowing in the trees, a cock crowing, a child calling its mother, a woman singing somewhere. A car passes on the road, a piki piki, a […]