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Christmas Safari

by Rosa Lea

At last! The master of ceremonies began concluding his darn long speech—never thought I’d hear the end of it.

“The Canadian Historical Literature Association and the South African Friends of History Society would again like to thank the winners of this year’s Best Historical Writing Award…”

He looked at us in the front row and continued on some more.

“A big hand, please, to three wonderful sisters—Mildred, Dorothy, and Rita—for their jointly written memoir about their grandfather’s experiences as a guide to the Royal Canadian Artillery in 1900, in Canada’s first foreign war—right here in South Africa. Welcome to our beautiful land, ladies, and merry Christmas!”

Gosh, did we feel silly.

“. . . and, of course, enjoy your two-week retreat at Mount Indlovu Safari Lodge,” he croaked as his voice finally began to give in.

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The hot air hit us hard when […]

November 26th, 2018|