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Boxing Day 2008 – Poems, Pictures & Prose by Saaleha Idrees Bamjee

Boxing Day 2008

It’s not that it’s become easier to forget,

Only that it’s no longer so hard to remember.

Peace and Light with you Daddy, till we meet again.

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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.

5 thoughts on “Boxing Day 2008”

  1. your message, every year, touches my most emotional chord…. may ALLAH continue giving you the strength to survive your loss, and your dad a hefty status in the aakhirah. ameen. ps: you have come up in discussions over the wkend with friends… 🙂 we miss you… next trip to durbs, you have to make contact. please.

    1. thanks everyone. It gets easier, everything does, eventually.
      Duas are with you too Aadi.
      I’m long overdue to meet up with you Sal, next Durban trip, I’m casting that in concrete right now.

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