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Saudade. European Portuguese: [sɐwˈðaðɨ], Brazilian Portuguese: [sawˈdadʒi], Galician: [sawˈðaðe]; a deep emotional state of nostalgic longing for an absent something or someone one loves, often carrying a repressed knowledge that…..

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Cape Town: Beautiful Ugly

In 2008, while living and studying in Cape Town, I heard, over and over, two observations about the city: it was a place of singular beauty, perhaps even the world’s…..

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Book Review: The Caine Prize

We are now in the season of the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize. But if it weren’t for the encouragement set up by the Caine Prize for African writing, we wouldn’t have…..