Notes to the Unconceived #2

Always examine the reasons behind your dislike of someone.

It is either that they remind you of your own shortcomings or that they exhibit characteristics you secretly wish to cultivate.

This is not to say that you have to like everybody. Some people are just unlikeable.

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I am a writer and photographer (look up my work on based in Johannesburg, South Africa. I have an MA in Creative Writing from the university currently known as Rhodes. My writing accolades include winning the 2014 Writivism Short Story Prize and the 2020 Ingrid Jonker Poetry Prize for my debut collection, Zikr.

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