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Fear in Afghanistan: Thought leader opinion piece by the award-winning author Conrad Steenkamp Opinion Piece, International Development, What To Use, Culture Shock, Morality, Wildlife Conservation, Nelson Mandela, African Culture, Classic Books

Fear in Afghanistan - Thought Leader

I had moved to a new guesthouse which looked and felt like a death trap. I had to travel even further to work and the…

Fear in Afghanistan: Thought leader opinion piece by the award-winning author Conrad Steenkamp Opinion Piece, International Development, What To Use, Culture Shock, Morality, Wildlife Conservation, Nelson Mandela, African Culture, Classic Books

Fear in Afghanistan - Thought Leader

I had moved to a new guesthouse which looked and felt like a death trap. I had to travel even further to work and the…

It’s the anniversary of the “shock and awe” invasion of Iraq. And while we’re all being reminded of the colossal cost of our ongoing wars and… Thousand Yard Stare, Le Zoo, What Happened To Us, Shock And Awe, Iraq War, Grave Memorials, Find A Grave, Special Characters, Happy Endings

Happy endings in Afghanistan - Thought Leader

“All that has to happen is for the Taliban to lob a couple of hand grenades over the walls of one of the guesthouses,” the…

Fear in Afghanistan: Thought leader opinion piece by the award-winning author Conrad Steenkamp Opinion Piece, International Development, What To Use, Culture Shock, Morality, Wildlife Conservation, Nelson Mandela, African Culture, Classic Books

Alien nation: middle class linguistic migration - Thought Leader

A small group of Bushmen sell their wares at the junction of the main road to Rietfontein, close to the Namibian border and Tweerivieren in…

Fear in Afghanistan: Thought leader opinion piece by the award-winning author Conrad Steenkamp Opinion Piece, International Development, What To Use, Culture Shock, Morality, Wildlife Conservation, Nelson Mandela, African Culture, Classic Books

Of Bosluisbasters and other hybrids - Thought Leader

“My father and them trekked with a donkey cart”, Floors explained. “It was a long distance to cover in that way and some families had…

Fear in Afghanistan: Thought leader opinion piece by the award-winning author Conrad Steenkamp Opinion Piece, International Development, What To Use, Culture Shock, Morality, Wildlife Conservation, Nelson Mandela, African Culture, Classic Books

Sentletse, be careful where you dip your pen - Thought Leader

Words have consequences. That is why the Germans speak of 'Schreibtischtaeter': people who were innocent of killing any Jews, gays or Gypsies in person, but who contributed to the holocaust through their writing.

Fear in Afghanistan: Thought leader opinion piece by the award-winning author Conrad Steenkamp Opinion Piece, International Development, What To Use, Culture Shock, Morality, Wildlife Conservation, Nelson Mandela, African Culture, Classic Books

On attacking Tutu: Bile, heaps of audacity and heart burn - Thought Leader

Not too long ago Bishop Tutu (and many others like him) were taking on the moral corruption of apartheid. Particularly Bishop Tutu became a voice…

Fear in Afghanistan: Thought leader opinion piece by the award-winning author Conrad Steenkamp Opinion Piece, International Development, What To Use, Culture Shock, Morality, Wildlife Conservation, Nelson Mandela, African Culture, Classic Books

En route to Afghanistan - Thought Leader

I was offered a job in Afghanistan. Exactly what kind of work is not at issue. It was everyday stuff, though the context was unusual.…

Fear in Afghanistan: Thought leader opinion piece by the award-winning author Conrad Steenkamp Opinion Piece, International Development, What To Use, Culture Shock, Morality, Wildlife Conservation, Nelson Mandela, African Culture, Classic Books

Forgiveness in Afghanistan - Thought Leader

Kabul airport was a run-down, high-security version of “Bloemfontein international”. It was dotted with military freight planes and helicopters, hidden behind concrete walls and sandbags.…

Fear in Afghanistan: Thought leader opinion piece by the award-winning author Conrad Steenkamp Opinion Piece, International Development, What To Use, Culture Shock, Morality, Wildlife Conservation, Nelson Mandela, African Culture, Classic Books

Trust in Afghanistan - Thought Leader

“Don’t trust anybody,” an old consultant told me one morning in the corridor of the government office, sotto voce and all that. “I mean —…

Fear in Afghanistan: Thought leader opinion piece by the award-winning author Conrad Steenkamp Opinion Piece, International Development, What To Use, Culture Shock, Morality, Wildlife Conservation, Nelson Mandela, African Culture, Classic Books

The ancestors strike back - Thought Leader

The angry whispering of my ancestors, black, tan and white, refer. They speak about the words of some Deployed Writers in this middle-class space about…

Fear in Afghanistan: Thought leader opinion piece by the award-winning author Conrad Steenkamp Opinion Piece, International Development, What To Use, Culture Shock, Morality, Wildlife Conservation, Nelson Mandela, African Culture, Classic Books

Apostasy and ducks in Afghanistan - Thought Leader

“He’s the man!” Barham, my young Afghan colleague, said one morning as we inched through the godforsaken rush-hour traffic of Kabul, rocking through the frozen…

Hi, this past week I have been teaching a friend crochet, I’m not a master… yet, but I have been teaching her the basics. As I was teaching her the basic stitches I thought how useful w… All About Space, Waiting On God, Reality Bites, Opinion Piece, Show Up, Space Exploration, History Books, Learn To Crochet, Cheat Sheets

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“Femen: are these naked breasts Islamophobic?”, an article published in the Weekly Mail & Guardian, focuses on the perception of some former members and other commentators that the …

Fear in Afghanistan: Thought leader opinion piece by the award-winning author Conrad Steenkamp Opinion Piece, International Development, What To Use, Culture Shock, Morality, Wildlife Conservation, Nelson Mandela, African Culture, Classic Books

Femen: From enthusiasm to disenchantment - Thought Leader

A wave of popular interest and sympathetic media coverage helped the “radical” Ukrainian feminist movement Femen, known for their topless “attacks” on symbols of the…