Memoirs: Rev Grace Glorious

Last night I had the honour of attending the Celebration of Life of a dear friend, adopted mother and mentor - a woman like no other! Her husband passed away just after eight years of marriage and she was left with four children to bring up on her own. We were told of some of …

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Memoir: My Angel…

Malaika, Miriam Makeba Often played by special request from Mum while Dad is DJing at home on Friday nights after a busy working week. Also comes on in the background towards the end of a house party; when most guests are lounging with a bowl of pepper soup, Mums getting the children ready, checking dates …

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Memoir: Hip Hop Therapy…

Ever So Clear, Bushwick Bill This tune brings back memories of Yo MTV rap, those teenage years of care-free living... Fortunate to have been brought-up in a middle-class home, there were still times when it was just impossible to see the future clearly. This was partly down to decades of being governed by corrupt, oppressive …

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Memoir: Wonderful World

What a wonderful world, Louis Armstrong This song reminds me of Sundays or occasions when my parents hosted parties for their expat friends. Mum was a Homemaker and Dad a Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineer. Until he started his own company, he held various commissioning and project management roles within several multinational companies. As a result …

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Memoir: Dilemma…

Johnny was, Bob Marley Opening line; “Woman hold her head and cry, ‘cause her son had been shot down in the street and died, from a stray bullet…” This song sums up the pain and travail of humanity. Our feelings of powerlessness towards injustice and social inequality. What is a life worth? Is the life …

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