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Down in G’town – Day 1 – Quick Pics – Poems, Pictures & Prose by Saaleha Idrees Bamjee

Down in G’town – Day 1 – Quick Pics

Registration at Rhodes was fairly painless. My Rhodent status is now confirmed by the requisite unflattering likeness fused onto plastic.
The day’s welcomes and introductions left me a with a bit of daylight to take a short photo-walk down Somerset Road.

Institute for the Study of English in Africa (ISEA) on St Peters Campus, Rhodes University, and home of the MA Creative Writing programme.
When the Grahamstown gaol closed in 1975, it had been the oldest functioning prison in the Republic of South Africa.

Down High Street, towards the St. Michael and St. George Cathedral.

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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.

9 thoughts on “Down in G’town – Day 1 – Quick Pics”

  1. Cool pics. Followed a link from a friends FB profile. High street looks the same as it did in 98 when I was there.

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