Tropes on Starving Kids from an 80s Kitchen

By |2017-04-04T15:17:34+00:00August 7th, 2016|Africa, Essay, Featured Articles, Portfolio, South Africa, Travel|

Tropes on Starving Kids from an 80s Kitchen - Things We Were Told Ishay Govender-Ypma reflects on an 80s youth of big hair, Band Aid and misguided rhetoric. Tropes on Starving Kids. This essay was written for Mail & Guardian.  author with neighbourhood kids in the 80s It was the time of Halley’s [...]

Bloemfontein Blues

By |2017-05-22T11:10:33+00:00July 28th, 2016|Africa, Creative Non-Fiction, Essay, Featured Articles, History, Road Trip, South Africa, Travel in Africa|

Bloemfontein Blues - A trip down memory lane Retracing my university days in the university town. For Mail & Guardian, July 2016. A decade can fall between the cracks, as effortless as an autumn leaf floating to its unremarkable end in the backyard. Those are the more than 10 years between Bloemfontein and I. I [...]

Trust in Travel

By |2017-04-04T15:25:44+00:00May 30th, 2016|Essay, Featured Articles, Published, Road Trip, Travel, Travel in Africa|

Trust in Travel – What You Fear May be What They Fear While travelling the backroads, cities and towns of South Africa on an extended project, Ishay Govender-Ypma soon learns that the trust in travel is a two-way street. For Mail & Guardian, May 2016. road that leads to... I’m texting my brother [...]

Going Home for the Holidays

By |2017-04-05T12:58:18+00:00January 25th, 2016|Essay, Featured Articles, Holidays, Home, Portfolio, Published, South Africa|

The Sweet Joy & Pain of Going Home for the Holidays Going back home for the holidays may bring you back to your childhood days.  Reflections on the things that don’t change, and the things that do. For Bright Rock Change Exchange, 20 Jan 2016 with my parents Crocodile tears. I think it was [...]