I was walking through my home suburb (read:village) with my brother the other day. We went to the local library, sampled some books (slim pickings) and as we walked home, I asked about such-and-such a bookshop, and such-and-such a used bookshop. They were all closed down. Anyone wanting to purchase books needs to go toContinue reading “Africa Needs More Books”
Today is World Blood Donor Day. I’ll be the first to lament that every day is international some-or-other day, and that one should be aware of whatever-we-commemorate everyday, but in my profession blood is worth more than gold. I’ve seen patients with severe anaemias improve dramatically after receiving blood. And I saw a patient die becauseContinue reading “Eight Million Mosquitoes Can’t Be Wrong”
When you study as far from home as I do (1 000km), you bring all your clothes with you to university. When you are as short as I am, all your clothes from the age of 15 still fit you. Today I gave about seven carrier bags of clothes to charity. It felt great.