Things I probably should’ve given Naeem the heads-up on

via Hamish

1. I have a real problem managing time.

2. Hence I’m a pro-procrastinator.

3. It is difficult for me to wake up early especially if there is nothing pressing to attend to.

4. I sing along to jingles and other tracks when I watch TV or listen to the radio.

5. Chaos is my element.

6. I’m always up for eating strange things.

7. I like the bitterness of schweppes dry lemon and malts.

8. My dreams are often strange and textbook. (There’s one I would like to translate into an art installation; a swimming pool shell filled with condoms that have had little notes placed in them by people writing about their regrets or unfulfilled dreams)

9. I’m easily distracted.

10. I can lose hours on repetitive games.

11. I really, really don’t like conflict.

12. I’m selfish. Not because I want to be, but because I don’t know how to be any other way. (I am an only child)

13. My stuff is everywhere.

14. I speak silly.

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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.

7 thoughts on “Things I probably should’ve given Naeem the heads-up on”

  1. damn, i have too much in common with this list and z will attest to 1,2,3,5,6,9, 13 &14.
    z is pretty much organised all of the time so i like to think of it as ‘balancing us out’ 😀

    i’m a bit worried about your dreams – well not really, i think they’re wild and awesome and will definitely ‘rock the boat’ (i.e. the Majlis) 🙂 ‘what is wrong with this muslim woman making art with condoms? don’t you know there is no such thing as art? blasphemy!’

    i’m sorry, i couldn’t resist it 😀

  2. Ballenschieten FTW!!! Im sorry for introducing you to it. I have lost about 6 good working hours to that game!
    #8 is a bit freaky
    #11 we have in common.

    The rest make Saaleha, well Saaleha!!

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