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Karen Blixen out of a storybook on Africa

Karen Blixen out of a storybook on Africa

By Abigail George, Symbol of Danish hope in Kenya growing coffee I put away wild birds one day and they returned to me as a cuckoo clock. There was the morning the sun fell, and my marriage failed, and they turned my book into a film starring Meryl Streep and I became a wrinkle in […]

The Kenyan Mademoiselle By Abigail George

The Kenyan Mademoiselle By Abigail George

It is a Sunday. The wind is up. It’s been one of those long and boring afternoons. Nothing to do but count the hours to your favourite television show. It has been a beautiful day. Do you live near the beach? I do. I should walk more but I don’t. And I think too much. […]

At the Intersection of Feminism and Technoscience By Abigail George

At the Intersection of Feminism and Technoscience By Abigail George

Is feminism the new racism, the dishwater of imagination? Is prejudice still the new education between the haves (knowledgeable boys, guys and men) and the have nots (girls and women), the soft domestic animal shamed if she is not a goddess. Technology is not gender neutral. Domesticity is not gender neutral. Feminism is not gender […]

After Leaving Mr Mackenzie -Abigail George

After Leaving Mr Mackenzie -Abigail George

16 March 2014 Dear Des Daly,I was so looking forward to you telling me about your trip to Amsterdam. I read your letter over and over again leaving it open on my computer and every day I would come back to it. My sister has been to India, Thailand and now wants to travel to […]

Putin’s War By Abigail George

Putin’s War By Abigail George

The outbreak of war in Ukraine has left millions displaced. There has been no solid partnership between the West and Ukraine. Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelinsky asks for help, addresses governments with a plea, speaks about the turmoil and devastation in his country and the West remains diplomatic about the situation on the ground. Refugees are […]

Stigma By Abigail George

Stigma By Abigail George

The reason I am writing this is to help someone who is in the same situation where I found myself eighteen years ago so they can benefit from my own funny, unique, sometimes hurtful, painful, uncomfortable and even humiliating personal experience. I am writing this to answer the questions I had about myself, the discovery […]

The Teenager and Suicide By Abigail George

The Teenager and Suicide By Abigail George

The escalation in the number of teenagers who have suicidal thoughts, attempt suicide and commit suicide has called for a reappraisal of this sad state of affairs. One of the saddest phenomena of the late eighties and nineties in America is the teenage “suicide cluster”. Groups which are acquainted with each other and who choose […]

Breast Cancer By Abigail George

Breast Cancer By Abigail George

I have experienced the loss of two people in my life to breast cancer. My Aunt Jean who was by all accounts a lovely woman and Ursula Candasamy. She was a close personal friend who I regarded as family and who started the not for profit Heaven’s Missing Angels here in South Africa. The symptoms […]

Orthopaedic Traumatology By Abigail George

Orthopaedic Traumatology By Abigail George

Orthopaedic traumatology refers to the orthopaedic care of patients with difficult or complex fractures, nonunions (the failure of a fractured bone to heal normally) and malunions (incomplete healing or healing in a bad position). Orthopaedic trauma is severe injury to part of the musculoskeletal system such as bone, joint or ligaments. Leading causes of orthopaedic […]

Genocide by Abigail George

Genocide by Abigail George

“What distinguishes genocide from murder, and even from acts of political murder that claim as many victims, is the intent. The crime is wanting to make a people extinct. The idea is the crime.” ― Philip Gourevitch, We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families “Do not tell me […]

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