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14 Sep 2020
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Please let us come home…

Jennie Ridyard

Last week was my best friend’s 50th birthday – although obviously she’s much, much (13 months) older than me. And I missed it. I was an entire continent away, feeling sad and sulky that I couldn’t be at her socially-distanced outdoors braai in Benoni, that I wasn’t quaffing – or delicately sipping, if the government is reading this – South African pink bubbly, and mainlining on mini koeksisters with close family and friends. My mum was there, my sisters were there, my other besties were there, but I was not. I haven’t seen any of them since January. I yearn...

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