Living in Johannesburg: It would be a Crime NOT to Tell You

Johannesburg: The Bad Apple Are you thinking of moving to or visiting Johannesburg?  A lot of people have plenty of concerns about doing so, after all, it has a pretty rotten reputation. If New York is the Big Apple, Johannesburg is perhaps perceived more as the Bad Apple. Much of what you hear in the … Continue reading Living in Johannesburg: It would be a Crime NOT to Tell You

Book cover The World that was Ours by Hilda Bernstein

The World that Was Ours by Hilda Berstein: A Review

As an expat it's always a challenge to dig beneath the surface and figure out what makes your new country tick, to comprehend the national psyche.  In South Africa, the wound left by the Apartheid years is still raw.   History books can be a dry, slow route to enlightenment.  For me, literature is often the … Continue reading The World that Was Ours by Hilda Berstein: A Review