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Archive for September, 2017

falling of leaves

published on: 22.09.2017 in: All entries

The sun slashes its way past oak trees, forms sharp rectangles on the grass in the park. The smaller trees are shaken and drop their more fragile leaves, they trickle down to the ground and will soon decay to mush, disappear. I wonder whether I am ready for winter. Am I prepared for the sting […]


strappy sandals and a cloud of Ghanaian dust

published on: 03.09.2017 in: All entries

Another girl, this one is 11. It is her first day at a new school in a new country called Ghana. The container ship with all her things – books, games (books and toys she has rapidly grown out of as the move from London to Accra catapulted her into her teens), posters, that one […]