Peter J White

Peter J White
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Came to Africa back in the Stone Age in white ducks and with many illusions. Learned, as the goal posts kept shifting, there is no other continent where pride and arrogance are flaunted with such implacable concentration. Hope nevertheless to see a few at least of my values adopted - such as kindness, goodness, self control; and that governments should be the servant of the people, not their master.
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Finger Lickin' Good

Old Mrs Masuku’s a mealie cob vendor
Down at the gates of the new football ground,
(Order by phone, I’ll give you her number) ,
Where customers come and stand all around
Near the rusty old drum fired up daily at dawn,
Some coming to buy, some just to keep warm.

Each pip must, she says, leave sweet milk on her nail
When bought from the market not one hour before
And pressed with her thumb, not dented or stale.
So choose your own breakfast, it won’t cost you more,
Then five or ten minutes baked golden and cream,
Khangela! they’re ready and fit for a ...

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