Down in G’town – Days 4 and 5 – Quick Pics

The course supervisors continued their readings and seminars on Thursday while Friday gave us our first lick of the peer-review/critique-circle experience.

It was not the evisceration I expected but a valuable series of inputs and comments on the way we structured and conveyed meaning through our work.

I’ve been looking for this grade of sand-paper all my life.

Here are the last in my series of photos taken in and around the Rhodes University campus:









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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.

10 thoughts on “Down in G’town – Days 4 and 5 – Quick Pics”

    1. I don’t know for sure.
      One of my classmates said many of the students refer to it as Joan of Arc, but they aren’t completely certain as the statue’s pedestal is engraved with the dates of the First and Second World Wars.
      In that context, perhaps it is of the “Unknown Soldier”?

      1. Ah ok. Speaking of statues at universities, I heard of this very cruel orientation ritual at Harvard involving a statue…rather disgusting…I hope the Rhodesians (if that’s their nickname) don’t do the same…

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