Galloway and dealing with the ‘One’

At a supremely intercultural wedding a few years back, one involving two good friends, I regretted not having the courage to make a small speech. One of the things I wanted to mention was the fact that while culture is relative, personality traits tend to be universal. A black Muslim South African and a white […]

Cannabis, identity and dialogue:

Cannabis and me: I was 13 years old when I smoked my first spliff. I’d never even smoked a cigarette previously. I remember the pain in my lungs and throat as I inhaled, sucking air through my teeth in imitation of an older girl we were smoking with. Unlike the cliche in almost every film […]