Marianne Gray

Marianne Gray

Marianne Gray is a Cape Town-born, Johannesburg-bred freelance journalist who lived and worked in France and Greece before settling in London. She is a director of the independent multiplex cinema, Peckhamplex, in London.

Zuma and the 1915 dictionary
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Zuma and the 1915 dictionary

In case you didn’t already know the word ‘zuma’ means a person who goes about in the night intent on fornication. That is according to the Kafir-English dictionary published circa 1915 by the Lovedale Mission Press.

A long weekend in Maputo
Travel

A long weekend in Maputo

When my cousin Libby and I told friends we were going to spend a long weekend in Maputo for the fun of it, everybody said tsk tsk, the road is terrible, you’ll fall into potholes the size of The Big Hole, it is dangerous for females to travel alone, hijacking, customs problems, illegal immigrants hidden in the boot, currency problems, guns, malaria, mossies, blah blah blah.