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Tony Jackman

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Tony Jackman is a journalist, budding playwright and sometime chef. He's written two plays, An Influence of Ghosts and Blue Train Coming, and back in the day wrote loads of songs. He paints a bit in watercolours when he remembers to, and apart from that he massages words and pushes grammar for a nice little magazine called myweek.

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Saffron robes and sackcloth

You have to wonder what liberation really meant for the ANC if the organisation can bar one of the world’s greatest beacons of freedom and…

The abyss

I’m so sorry to disappoint you all. I’d like to think Miles is sorry too. (See my post “Today Miles pitched up to make a…

For once the superlatives truly apply

It was fascinating to watch Beauty and the Beast in Cape Town just three weeks after having watched a production of that other great Disney…

Ebony and ivory, together in imperfect harmony

I don’t want to hear tomorrow that America has its first black president. It’s not about Barack Obama being black. It’s about him being right.…