Personal Identity: A Monogram

Monograms feel like classy relics from an offline age where people still left behind their calling cards.

For now, I will resist embroidering this simple consolidated SIB onto bathrobes and towels, incorporating it instead into the design of my personal stationery suite and business cards.


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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.

4 thoughts on “Personal Identity: A Monogram”

  1. I’m thinking that putting it on a stamp wouldn’t be such a bad idea. And maybe even have one of those elaborate rings made – then you can get some red wax and seal all your letters with your ring. How dramatic am I 😉

    1. A stamp, definitely! An embossing disc would also be cool, but it’s mad expensive for something I would use so rarely. One day, when I’m some kind of manic mogul, that kind of ring will be absolutely mandatory.

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