Back home

The internet connections were too poor for me to be able to add to the
blog while I was in Swaziland!

But the trip was fascinating. Fiction has a history of providing a
platform from which personal accounts of the effects of current and
critical issues can become part of the wider dialogue and the information
I gathered – in the form of personal stories – will go towards
constructing a narrative strand within my new novel, written from the
perspective of a woman who is HIV positive and living in a rural area of
Swaziland.

I was also contributing to literature programmes at Waterford Kamhlaba,
(one of the 12 United World Colleges), by taking classes and workshops in
creative writing. Waterford assisted with my research by providing support
services and giving access to potential interviewees through their
Community Service projects, many of which support those affected by HIV
and AIDS.

Click here for examples of writing by two students, both aged 13, who are
studying at Waterford Kamhlaba. The first is a short story about an
imaginary animal, the second describes the colour black by writing through
the five senses.

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2 Comments

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2 responses to “Back home

  1. Samuel Masaka

    Would like to read the examples of writing by two students, both aged 13, who are
    studying at Waterford Kamhlaba.
    I cannot find the writings here.
    thank you.

  2. admin

    Hi Samuel, It’s actually the word ‘here’ you should be clicking! I’ve made it a little clearer now, I hope. You can also click on the Writing menu item at the top of the page.

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