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My mother’s city – Poems, Pictures & Prose by Saaleha Idrees Bamjee
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My mother’s city

I’m in Cape Town this week, visiting my mum for the first time since she’s moved to the Mother City.

There have been more pictures than words of late, and I’d have turned this entire space into a photo blog yonks ago if it didn’t mean I would be giving my procrastination djinn the rope to strangle my muse.  But for now, while Table Mountain mellows and irons out my thinking, pictures will have to make do.

Looking towards Cape Town from Milnerton beach
Cape Town Stadium about to be hailed back to its mothership
The Turkish bulk carrier Seli 1 ran aground on Table View beach in September, 2009
Turkish bulk carrier Seli 1

Click here to read my 2006 Capsule Cape Town account.

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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 “My mother’s city”

  1. a grand place to write a trilogy – as well as visit – enjoy the water’s edge and the mountain views. how is the food? something to discover new to taste buds? i love to people watch – do you?

    thanks for posting your create compositions

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