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"I can only tell you things that happened as I saw them, and what the rest was about only Africa knows." – Oom Schalk Lourens

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Thirteen #1995

Picking pieces of dry grass from her school jersey, the girl braces as she bites. Butter overload (a sort of PTSD). But, you know, mom wouldn’t be mom if she wasn’t hacking a block of unsalted cooking butter and depositing the wedges onto brown bread with marmite…

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man-eating lion

Man-eating lion

Many years ago, there was a boy who lived on a Mission Station in a small village in Zambia, where the cheetah and hyena roamed under vast, twinkling African skies. He breathed in the dust of the land from the moment he woke until the moment he fell asleep…

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