On cold mornings, I recall my mother bustling about in our suburban South African kitchen, ladling out bowls of creamy mealie meal papor porridge. Hot from the saucepan, she’d stir in a little more milk and sugar, and occasionally, a cube of cold, unsalted butter and a tablespoonful of tinned golden syrup.
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 [...]
Reflections on a childhood in Natal and the comfort of a buttery bowl of semolina soji - simple and wholesome.