Monthly Archives: March 2010


Tales from Nowhere

I recieved this anthology of short stories as a Christmas gift from my sister, and it has kept me busy since then. The stories, all relating to an experience of “nowhere”, are short but incredibly varied and interesting. For months I’ve been able to read […]



Xhosa, like most Bantu languages, has a complex system of noun classes each of which has a distinctive prefix. This allows multiple related concepts to be formed from the stem, giving a connectedness to concepts that I find particularly pleasing. By way of example, I […]


The Gathering Storm

I have been reading Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series since primary school, and it was thus with great sadness that I heard of his passing in 2007. It was thus also with some trepidation that I began reading The Gathering Storm, book 12 in […]