Thando Mgqolozana’s Epic Easter Facebook Status

It was an epic Good Friday from some folks. Thando Mgqolozana, author of A Man Who is Not a Man, Hear Me Alone and Un-importance, posted a status about his days as a meat eater slowly coming to an end. Here is the full status;

It has taken a lot of effort from me to eat meat lately. I cannot quite put off the idea that this is flesh, same thing I’m made of, and with all the cheating going on in the food industry, it could easily be human flesh. And then, of course, there’s the violence of slaughtering to consider; and this comes from a village boy who trapped birds for fun, hunted for game, and slaughtered sheep and shikens. Two days ago I had to run to the bathroom and puke, disgusted by the shiken breasts I was spicing, and yesterday I pushed aside the mutton in the mutton curry and only ate the rice and gravy. I’ve been a vegetarian before, I guess my days as a meat – eater are once again numbered.”

A pretty basic status that one. What happened next however, has to count as one of the most epic threads to do with literature and puns to do with food ever. It all started when Diane Awerbuck suggested a title for his next book seeing as he was leaving meat with the post, “Next book in the offing. Provisional title: Sacrifice.” Other readers and writers decided to give hilarious book titles with food links which ended up in the hundreds (and counting). The most liked of the comments was Thando Mgqolozana himself with 12 likes for his “Strange Fruit (I’m not joking, Helen Moffett).” He was closely following with ten likes were Diane Awerbuck’s suggested “Long Walk to Treedom” and Eusebius Mckaiser with “The Quiet Violence Of Braais by Thando Mgqolozana.”

Below you can find the who conversation that lasted hours with the kind permission of the folks who were playing. The magic starts about 13 posts into the conversation. Enjoy.

Ronel de Swardt You won’t be joing us at the “health shop”!

Lungile Mtshiliba I think you should be a Rastafarian chief…

Thando Mgqolozana I’ll come with you, Mike, for great company, but out of my mouth will be running commentary on why none of us should be there.

I’ve only been there once since you left.

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Ronel de Swardt LOL. I think Charlse saw us eating that healthy stuff when I was pregnant. He told Jacky he wouldn’t be surprised if my baby is big, because ” the mama was eating big meals!”

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Charlie is watching his Mike all the way.

Nthikeng Mohlele Potbelly tendencies are at once, under siege! Fish?

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Nontobeko Smilo Dlamini Welcome. I stopped eating meat a while ago. Can’t say I miss it

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Lungile Mtshiliba Mushrooms are a salubrious alternative 2 flesh…

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Zukiswa Wanner Ok so Smilo and Thando, two less blacks I won’t be inviting to my home when I slaughter in celebration after I win the Nobel Peace Prize. I’ll miss you guys. Unless you promise to at least join me in pouring libations down our throats to the ancestors?

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Nontobeko Smilo Dlamini Ohhh my dear Zuki, I will definitely join you. Just for the sake of the ancestors…

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Eusebius Mckaiser Shotgun taking the meat off Thando Mgqolozana ‘s plate!!!

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Zukiswa Wanner Chief, I second the mushroom and spinach and and and. Damn. Now you have me missing my vegetarian days (well except when I visited fam ekasi and all there’d be for me would be coleslaw and potato salad and everyone would look at me with concern and say, “what’s happened Zukiswa? Why aren’t you eating meat?”)

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Diane Awerbuck Next book in the offing. Provisional title: Sacrifice

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Eusebius Mckaiser / The Lives of Animals I Already Devoured

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Christo Compion The Life and Times of Thando M. Askies Elizabeth Costello.

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Eusebius Mckaiser Carnivorous Disgrace by Thando Mgqolozana

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Zukiswa Wanner Umkhonto we Cabbage: Fighting for a Vegetarian Nation

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Diane Awerbuck Long Walk to Treedom

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Zukiswa Wanner Sometimes There’s No Void: Memoirs of a Veg Eater

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Eusebius Mckaiser The Quiet Violence Of Braais by Thando Mgqolozana

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Zukiswa Wanner Why the Meat Rules – For Now

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Susanna Coleman LOL you guys !

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Zukiswa Wanner Memoir of a Born Meat-Eater

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Eusebius Mckaiser When A Man Slaughters

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Zukiswa Wanner Thando’s Apples

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Eusebius Mckaiser HAHAHA

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Zukiswa Wanner Could I Eat Spinach?

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Susanna Coleman Another Change of Tongue

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Eusebius Mckaiser House of Vegetarian Hunger

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Zukiswa Wanner A Man Who’s Not an Omnivore

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Zukiswa Wanner Whoever Fears the Chicken

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Eusebius Mckaiser Thirteen Carrots

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Zukiswa Wanner The Good Vegetarian

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Zukiswa Wanner Smoothies Brew

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Eusebius Mckaiser Smoothies Bru

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Thando Mgqolozana OMG!

We Need New Vegetables

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Eusebius Mckaiser To Quote My Carnivorous Self

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Zukiswa Wanner Fruit and Veg City

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Diane Awerbuck Plum Tree of My Skull

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Susanna Coleman The Soft Vegetables of a Freedom Fighter

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Eusebius Mckaiser Tjops Endings And Spinach Beginnings (2015 Alan Paton Winner)

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Zukiswa Wanner Five Veges at Noon

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Eusebius Mckaiser Paige Nick quick! Find a prize for the most liked title suggestion for the next book by vegetarian Thando Mgqolozana!

Zukiswa Wanner Thando’s Greens

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Zukiswa Wanner The Veges of Cape Town

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Zukiswa Wanner An Imperfect (salad) Dressing

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Zukiswa Wanner Norwegian Food

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Eusebius Mckaiser You can’t get lost in Fruit & Veg City

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Eusebius Mckaiser Some of my best friends eat tripe

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Thando Mgqolozana Behind Every Successful Vegetarian… is not Zukiswa or Eusebius.

Eusebius Mckaiser O’Madingo! The Only Vegetarian At A Braai!

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Zukiswa Wanner My Years of Veg

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Susanna Coleman The Fetchéd of the Earth

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Kagiso El Em Eusebius, the O’Mandingo wins!

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Susanna Coleman Vegitude

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Zukiswa Wanner Meat Must Go

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Kagiso El Em ahahahaaa! Zukiswa…

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Zukiswa Wanner Half of a Yellow Banana

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Kagiso El Em We Wish To Inform You That Tomorrow No Animal Will Be Killed

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Thando Mgqolozana To Kill A Mockingvege

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Zukiswa Wanner An Elegy for Chicken

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Zukiswa Wanner The Memory of Beef

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Zukiswa Wanner Rich Veg Poor Veg

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Eusebius Mckaiser Wors Nostalgia

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Kagiso El Em Writers are weird. Do you people realise you’ve just shamelessly filled an entire page and then some with writers’ jokes? This is the part where we get kicked out of the bar. Closing time…because only we are laughing and the other patrons are feeling like they should get library cards.

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Eusebius Mckaiser Hear Me Chew Crunchy Carrots Alone

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Kagiso El Em ahahahaaaaaa! Eusebius! Again!

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Zukiswa Wanner Happiness is a Four Veg Meal

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Eusebius Mckaiser Kagiso El Em hahhaah

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Zukiswa Wanner One Day I’ll Write About this Fruit

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Eusebius Mckaiser Notes of a Pumpkin Son

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Zukiswa Wanner It’s Our Turn to Eat (vegetables)

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Christo Compion Komkommer Kaskenades.See Translation

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Zukiswa Wanner Go Tell it in the Orchard

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Thando Mgqolozana Strange Fruit (I’m not joking, Helen Moffett)

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Zukiswa Wanner The Peas Next Time

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Kagiso El Em LOL! The Peas Next Time!!

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Zukiswa Wanner The Heart of Greeness

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Eusebius Mckaiser Three Letter Veg

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Zukiswa Wanner The Garden of Excelsior

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Eusebius Mckaiser Another Country Pumpkin

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Nontobeko Smilo Dlamini The Monk who sold his griller

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Eusebius Mckaiser My Vegetarian Heart

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Thando Mgqolozana This Braai Betrays My Brother

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Kagiso El Em lol!!! ahahaaaa! i’m going to fall off my sofa!!! Ndumiso really should be here.

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Eusebius Mckaiser Eight Braai Days In September

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Thando Mgqolozana The Life of Pea

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Eusebius Mckaiser The Life of Spinach Pi(e)

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Nontobeko Smilo Dlamini I Ain’t your veggies

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Zukiswa Wanner Who Fears Meat

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Zukiswa Wanner The Last Veg

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Thando Mgqolozana A Braai for Mr Biswas

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Eusebius Mckaiser The Things That Could Not Be Held In

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Thando Mgqolozana Bury Me at the Vegetableplace

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Eusebius Mckaiser A Tale Of Two Tomatoes

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Eusebius Mckaiser Coconuts- Qha.

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Thando Mgqolozana The Story of a Shipwrecked Fruitarian

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Eusebius Mckaiser Vegetarianhood

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James Murua The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Cabbage Patch

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Eusebius Mckaiser Guaranteed winner coming through….

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Nontobeko Smilo Dlamini The Fruit Caller.

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Eusebius Mckaiser Tamatie Triomf by Thando Mgqolozana

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Eusebius Mckaiser #DropsTypingFinger

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James Murua Vegeterian Eat Veg.

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James Murua Weep Not meat lover

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Zukiswa Wanner Orchard of Lost Fruits

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Thando Mgqolozana Lost Colours of a Carnivore

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James Murua “Mushrom” Boy .

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Thando Mgqolozana The Hairdresser of Fruitland by Tendai Huchu

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Nontobeko Smilo Dlamini Who moved my carrot?

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Eusebius Mckaiser Fit To Moralise: The Green Intelligence Of Thando Mgqolozana

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Eusebius Mckaiser No Cold Butcher

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Zukiswa Wanner The Tomato, the Cucumber and the Veg Eater by Tendai Huchu

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James Murua All Our Spices by Dinaw Mengestu

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Thando Mgqolozana One Hundred Years of Veg and Fruit

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Zukiswa Wanner On Blackcurrant Street

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James Murua Lunch in the time of chisa Nyama

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Zukiswa Wanner Vegetable Delights

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Thando Mgqolozana Eggs to Lay, Chickens to Avoid by Chris van Wyk (RIP)

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Susanna Coleman I agree Kagiso – shameless indeed !

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Susanna Coleman A Yam that is not a Yam

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Nontobeko Smilo Dlamini When A Onion Cries.

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Zukiswa Wanner Black Vegetarians Society

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Zukiswa Wanner The 30th Vegtable

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Thando Mgqolozana Memories of My Melancholy Braais

My wall has long established itself as the madhouse for writers, dear Kagiso El Em.

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Christo Compion Mutton dresses as Samp: Memoires of a next door Player.

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James Murua The Aromat effect by Hawa Jande Golakai

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Thando Mgqolozana The Unbearable Redness of Meat by Milan Kundera

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James Murua Young Bread by Sifiso Mzobe

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Zukiswa Wanner Eat with a Poor Man’s Son by Pamela Jooste

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Kagiso El Em Ok, The Unbearable one is top 5!

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Kagiso El Em There has to be something we can do with Dog Eat Dog. You geniuses figure it out!

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Thando Mgqolozana Aha! You nailed it, KM.

I suppose it’s all about WAYS OF DYING.

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Kagiso El Em aha!

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Zukiswa Wanner James Murua has already done something Kagiso El Em. Veg(tarian) Eat Veg

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Kagiso El Em ah, I missed it. wading through all this paper.

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Zukiswa Wanner Fries and Prejudice

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Thando Mgqolozana Zukiswa Wanner, What is Meat Slavery to you?

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James Murua @Kagiso didn’t you see my Vegeterian Eat Veg?

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Khanyo O. Mjamba The Taming of the Stew

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Kagiso El Em FRIES AND PREJUDICE??? shut down facebook people. the real party is in that Nairobi house of writers. I bet there’s a drink on that table and I want some.

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James Murua Tale of the Blue heesec.

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Kagiso El Em packing…

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James Murua Tale of the Blue cheese by Nii Ayikei Parkes

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Thando Mgqolozana James totalled me at Young Bread. LOL

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Kagiso El Em I have to say Young Bread was funny for so many reasons!

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Zukiswa Wanner Kagiso El Em we deny deny deny. The only reason any gin & tonic is being consumed is because someone’s going to a malarial area and the other is drinking too in solidarity. And t-bone, what t-bone?

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Kagiso El Em well at least there’s drinking in solidarity.

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Thando Mgqolozana Zukiswa Wanner and James Murua are drinking gin and tonic, Kagiso El Em, For the Mercy of Water by Karen Jayes.

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Eusebius Mckaiser The Old Thando Mgqolozana And The Pea

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Eusebius Mckaiser Fiela se komkommer

Fiela’s Cucumber

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Thando Mgqolozana Braaing for the Barbarians

The end.

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James Murua The Braaing Season by Kagiso Molope.

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Zukiswa Wanner No James. No no James. The Vegging Season.

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Eusebius Mckaiser Braaing the Barbarians

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Eusebius Mckaiser THE end! Thando Mgqolozana eat that!

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Zukiswa Wanner Trinity Biting by Fiona Snyckers

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Eusebius Mckaiser The CabbageHead by Ayn Thando Mgqolozana

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Khanyo O. Mjamba Nc nc nc. Inyama, My Children

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Zukiswa Wanner Veg and Vegeabilities

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Zukiswa Wanner Kwaaa Khanyo O. Mjamba is killing it. Inyama My Children hahahaha

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Pumla Dineo Gqola The Mango Season and Playing in the Crust both by Kagiso El Em

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Eusebius Mckaiser Thando and the Art of Veggie Garden Maintenance

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Zukiswa Wanner Veg Expectations

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Pumla Dineo Gqola Behind every successful green grocer by Zukiswa Wanner

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Thando Mgqolozana OMG! Inyama, My Children.

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Pumla Dineo Gqola London Cabbage Joburg, a new Zukiswa Wanner classic

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Eusebius Mckaiser A Renegade Called Jan Braai by Pumla Dineo Gqola

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Zukiswa Wanner The Pickwick Peppers

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James Murua Fine Braais by Eghosa Imausen.

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Pumla Dineo Gqola A Breyani in my Bathroom by Eusebius Mckaiser

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Eusebius Mckaiser What is vegetarianism to me? PostTripe/slaughter memory in post-Vlakplaas South Africa by Pumla Dineo Gqola

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James Murua Darkly Content with my Black Forrest By Sihle Khumalo

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Zukiswa Wanner A Midsummer Night’s Bream (will you be consuming fish Thando Mgqolozana?)

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Thando Mgqolozana Vegtime by EL Doctorow

London Cabbage LOL …See More

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Zukiswa Wanner #deathby What is Vegetarianism To Me ah hahaha Eusebius Mckaiser.

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Eusebius Mckaiser hahhah

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Thando Mgqolozana Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (Zukiswa Wanner)

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Eusebius Mckaiser (Laughing SO hard, alone, in my living room. Hope bae doesn’t come home soon. This is too much nice. I am unable to can.)

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Zukiswa Wanner Julius’ Caesar Salad – William Shakespeare

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Eusebius Mckaiser Waterblommetjies Rising by Fiona Snyckers

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Thando Mgqolozana The Great Gatsby

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Eusebius Mckaiser Five On Veggie Island

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James Murua Broken Cheese graters By Lauren Beukes

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Eusebius Mckaiser hahah NO james NO haha

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Pumla Dineo Gqola Could I braise DA? Eusebius Mckaiser

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Eusebius Mckaiser The Famished Thando

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James Murua I had to go there Eusebius Mckaiser. No one is safe. Not even our Lauren Beukes.

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Eusebius Mckaiser HAHAHAHAH Pumla Dineo Gqola or the longer title: Could I braise DA? Thando Mgqolozana‘s dilemma

Thando Mgqolozana “Kwani? A society that uses its vegetable stories to see itself more coherently” ed Gwinya Wainaina

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Eusebius Mckaiser Rehana Rossouw’s wonderful first novel just out, ‘What Will The Vegetarian Neighbours Say?’

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Thando Mgqolozana To Quote My Veg by Khaya Dlanga

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Zukiswa Wanner The Grapes of Ikeys

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Eusebius Mckaiser To Quote My Nuts

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John Stewart The Grasshopper’s Guide to the Human Internalverse….

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Eusebius Mckaiser For Vegetarians Only And Other Ways Of Being Vegetarian (Forthcoming, TO Molefe)

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Thando Mgqolozana Death by nuts Eusebius.

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Eusebius Mckaiser Thus Spoke Vegetarians

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John Stewart New writhings from Africa South of the Sahara. by Africa 39.9 Degrees Centigrade

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James Murua Book of the Hungry by Kgebetli Moeli

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Eusebius Mckaiser Long Walk To The Plantation

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Zukiswa Wanner A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Carnivore: Biography of Thando Mgqolozana by Zukiswa Wanner

Eusebius Mckaiser HAHA

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Zukiswa Wanner Grape Sunlight by Dambudzo Marechera

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John Stewart Bones and other vegetables, by Gerald Durrell Kunene.

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Zukiswa Wanner Vegan Condition by Tsitsi Efie Dangarembwa

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Zukiswa Wanner Harvest of Corn by Shimmer Chinodya

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Thando Mgqolozana Veg is What It Is: The Authorised Biography of VS Nutspull

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Fiona Snyckers This thread has made my day. Laughing till my tummy hurts.

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Zukiswa Wanner Our (vegan) Brother Killjoy by Ama Ata Aidoo

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Eusebius Mckaiser HAHAH Death by Vegan Condition!

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Zukiswa Wanner The Book of Nuts Tsitsi Dangarembwa

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John Stewart Crime and Vegan Punishment by Fyodor Destroyevski

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James Murua The Pap Ones are not yet Corn.

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Zukiswa Wanner The Joys of Vegetablehood by Buchi Emecheta

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Eusebius Mckaiser HAHAAH James voetsek man

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Eusebius Mckaiser Veggie Burger’s Daughter by Nadine Gordimer

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Zukiswa Wanner Three Grains of Wheat

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John Stewart Garden City by Lauren Beukes

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Zukiswa Wanner Going Down Vegie Road by Meja Mwangi

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James Murua Wine Boy By Peter Abrams (we have a think for that book here in Kenya)

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John Stewart Our turn to eat plants, by Michela Wrong

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Eusebius Mckaiser Just Sausage: A Personal Account by Edwin Cameron.

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Eusebius Mckaiser BEEP! entered already wena John Stewart

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Zukiswa Wanner The Wizard of the Sow – Ngugi

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Thando Mgqolozana The Color Green by Alice Walker

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James Murua The Bacon that Danced on the Pan by Aminatta Forna

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Zukiswa Wanner Nairobi Meat – Mukoma Wa Ngugi

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John Stewart I Brinjal Do Not Come to you by Choice, by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani

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Thando Mgqolozana I’d be happy, dead, if this was my obituary. You all acquitted yourselves like Mating Birds, just as Lewis Nkosi would have liked.

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Eusebius Mckaiser On Beef, by Zade Smith.

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Eusebius Mckaiser ok. mamma says it is late outside and i must come inside and take a bath and eat and get ready to pee and say my prayers and go to bed before Dallas is on tv…bye tjommie!

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Thando Mgqolozana There’s a Veggie in
Your Bathroom.

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Eusebius Mckaiser No Thando Mgqolozana A little yellow duck in my bathroom! Bye!!

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Zukiswa Wanner Peas Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe.

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Zukiswa Wanner Marrow of God – Achebe

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Thando Mgqolozana OMG! Zukiswa Wanner I was about to announce Khanyo O. as the winner tonight, for his Inyama, My Children; but goddess, Marrow of God. Lol

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James Murua Marrow of God is brilliant.

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John Stewart Artichoke of darkness, Joseph Conrad……

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Eusebius Mckaiser (Ps Books are so awesome. As are cunning linguist fwiends. I feel sorry for people whose eyes get sore when they read and stuff.)

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Eusebius Mckaiser (Pps I looove how my Facebook notifications show me how much Helen Moffett is feasting on the thread in ONE sitting…hope it helps with boosting the immune system and stuff xxxx )

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Helen Moffett This is the best thread on Facebook EVAH. Tears of mirth pouring down my face.

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Helen Moffett An Imperfect Banana by Nadia Davids.

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Helen Moffett The Restless Fruit Market, Ivan Vladislavic.

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Helen Moffett Portrait with Peas, also Vladislavic.

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Helen Moffett Heart of Palm, Zakes Mda.

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Helen Moffett Ways of Braaing Veggies, Mda.

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Helen Moffett The Big Carrot, Richard de Nooy.

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Helen Moffett Unimportance of Meat, by T.M.

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Eusebius Mckaiser Going to Meat, The Man by James Baldwin

#YesHomo

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Helen Moffett A Girl Walks Into Fruit & Veg City.

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Christo Compion Let’s not go to the Eggs tonight.

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Eusebius Mckaiser [This thread has over 250 entries and counting ]

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Helen Moffett Coconut by Kopano Matlwa!

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Helen Moffett And now, like Eusebius, I must go and bath. I will be back to feast on this some more later. Thank you everyone, you have NO idea how you have cheered me up.

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Christo Compion Lettuce In Wonderland.

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Zukiswa Wanner I think we should retitle Matlwa’s teo books for this update. Spilt Coconut Milk.

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Thando Mgqolozana Condensed Milk by Kopano Matlwa

Wait, Didn’t one Kopano Ratele write ‘There Was this Goat’?

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Zukiswa Wanner Powdered Milk by Kopano Matlwa.

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Zukiswa Wanner Or maybe Cremora by Kopano Matlwa.

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Nontobeko Smilo Dlamini The Lost Nuts by Aher Arop Bol

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Rodney Iamtheatm Roskruge The Monk who sold his Farm.

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Thando Mgqolozana I don’t think there has been a better way to make non-readers more irrelevant than having a 260 comments status in which they can’t contribute, or understand.

I Eat What I Like – Steve Biko

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Christo Compion Woollies.

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Rodney Iamtheatm Roskruge 50 Shades of Hay.

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Helen Moffett If I have time and can figure it out the tech, would anyone mind if I turned this into a blogpost for Books Live and posted it on the various FB book blogs? I may not get round to it, but this much goodness is too wonderful to blush unseen in this small corner of the internet.

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Kagiso El Em The Pap ones are not yet Corn had me ON THE FLOOR! James Murua you are nuts!!

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James Murua Fear not Helen Moffett. I’ll curate this on JamesMurua.com with the permission of Thando Mgqolozana and those who contributed. Please like to include your comments.

James Murua’s Literature Blog

Exploring African Literature

jamesmurua.com

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Peter Midgley I am going to have to come back to savour all this veggie deliciousness.

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Peter Midgley Food for Thought

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Peter Midgley The Veggie Tales, Two.

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Penny De Vries Love in the time of Cauliflower

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Isobel Dixon Spud…

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Isobel Dixon Pumpkin’s Progress, Vegetable Fair, Don Quinoa….? Oh, and Bitter Fruit.

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Isobel Dixon Have to say Marrow of God and Veggie Burger’s Daughter had me crying with laughter here…

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Isobel Dixon The Life & Times of Michael Kale.

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Thando Mgqolozana James Murua and Helen Moffett go wild. Permission granted on behalf of all.

My number one comment, if you want to know, is Khanyo O. Mjamba‘s Inyama, My Children. My greatest players tonight being Eusebius Mckaiser, Zukiswa Wanner, James Murua, Kagiso El Em, Helen Moffett, and Pumla Dineo Gqola.

But Diane Awerbuck started the whole thing. And she happens to be the author of Home Remedies, and GARDENING AT NIGHT. Go figure.

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Helen Moffett Shrieking at Love in the Time of Cauliflower and Don Quinoa.

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Peter Midgley Yes Love in the Time of Cauliflower is wonderful.

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Khanyo O. Mjamba Iyabulela ilali. Ndizakuxhelela intyabontyi ngomso

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Peter Midgley Return of the Soy Amasi Bird.

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Rodney Iamtheatm Roskruge If ingqondo, inawo nyani amathambo. Then ‘Deboning the mind’ by tat’uNgugi waThiong’o.

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  1. Purple Eggplant by Chimamanda, The Steak is Not to Blame by Ola Rotimi, Oil on Stew by Helon Habila…ha, what fun! I cracked up reading this.

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