I was born and educated in Springs South Africa. I trained as a Medical Technologist (Clinical Pathology). Much later - to keep my daughter company - Idid a BA degree majoring in English and Psychology. This was followed by an Honours degree in English and some teaching diplomas. I am now retired from teaching and pursing my writing career. I consider my daughter and son and their families as the greatest joy in my life. I have the honour of calling some of the best people on the planet - friends. I live in Rustenburg South Africa with my cats and dogs.
Behind closed doors, all may not be as it seems. With the Arc de Triomphe and the avenues radiating from it in a circle as leit motif for the choices made in life, we look into the lives of fourteen women and two men as they are used, abused and undermined by words, deeds and circumstances.
Nomthandazo spends an idyllic childhood in the hills of Zululand. Her mother suggests she finds a job at a nearby store. She falls in love with Sipho,and, convinced that he feels the same way she foolishly sets off to find him ‘on the mines’. Life’s darker side is brutally made evident to her.Broke and ashamed she finds that some people can be harsh, while others are exceptionally kind.