Monthly Archives: June 2017

A Passage to Bollywood

A Passage to Bollywood, an Indian musical, is showing at The Mandela at Joburg Theatre.  It is eighty minutes long and it is a narrative dance work.     Choreographed and directed by Bollywood superstar, Ashley Lobo, the work is … Continue reading

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Baobabs, a book review

A fascinating book filled with specialist information made palatable for non-botanists.  Lots of illustrations and bright clear photographs make this a beautiful book.  I got caught up in the book and spent a happy afternoon with it. The book starts … Continue reading

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Dancing the Death Drill, a book review

Fred Khumalo’s book centered around the event of the sinking of the SS Mendi in 1917, starts in 1958, when our hero, the head waiter in a French restaurant, ostensibly from Algeria, just eight months away from retirement, suddenly stabs … Continue reading

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Recipes for diabetics

There are few things more important than taking a diagnosis of diabetes seriously. No longer a matter of feeling deprived, we learn how best to use our food to control our sugar levels and keep us in tip top condition. … Continue reading

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