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Posts tagged as “Suzhou”

Poverty, empty hands, little smiles

Wooosshh! I upended the large bin and hundreds of colourful Lego-like blocks and bally-shaped thingies scattered across the floor in front of the delighted Chinese…

Meaning in suffering

I have written this with the Marikana massacre in the back of my mind. It is a pity it is in the back of my…

Ancestry & tailors

In South Africa I My ancestor sits on a wall, smiling at me, skirt billowed out, shoes muddied in tussocks.¬†She leans forward, waiting to step…