The dark, Complicated History of Durban Curry

By |2019-09-11T14:28:56+02:00September 11th, 2019|Africa, Cities, Curries & Casseroles, Durban, Featured Articles, Food, Food Culture, History, India, Indian Food Easy Peasy, Nostalgia, Published, Reported Work, South Africa, Travel and Culture|

Fish curry, tripe curry, mutton curry, you name it, Durban's got it and it's all mouth-watering. One writer traces the evolution of Durban Indian cuisine, and the role her indentured ancestors played in shaping the city’s culinary and cultural landscape (@IshayGovender), for MIC, October 2018 On South Africa’s palm tree-lined east coast, within [...]

Madness, with Wildflowers

By |2017-04-05T14:14:10+02:00October 16th, 2015|Fiction & Frivolity, Instagram, Nostalgia, Photography, Portfolio|

Madness, with Wildflowers. A short story.  I've been writing teeny stories, poems and odd bits of fiction, awash with fact too on Instagram for a while - on and off for years. The stories are usually inspired by something I see, an image or a person say, a converstaion or a memory. I'm going to [...]

Going Back There – Reflections on Home

By |2017-04-06T17:34:03+02:00April 15th, 2015|As Seen On, Featured Articles, Non-fiction, Nostalgia, Portfolio, Published|

Going Back There - Reflections on Home for Visi Magazine celebrating my husband's birthday with my parents in their home Ishay Govender-Ypma reflects on her childhood home, the changes that make visiting difficult and the constant pull to return. (Visi Magazine asked me to contribute a column on "home". A version of this [...]