Do you want to write the sequel to The Elephant Whisperer? A friend of my brother’s worked with Françoise Malby-Anthony, widow of the book’s author, and had told him that she was looking for a writer but I didn’t take him seriously. Yes, I was writing full time and yes, I dreamed of The Big Break.…
I write, therefore I love Scrabble. Wrong. I hate Scrabble. I love words for their content, not their structure. A scrabbler sees gambol as: 4 consonants, 2 vowels, total value 15. But gambol is so much more! There’s bounce in the word, there’s air, exclamation marks, kitten-play, spring, wheat fields!
I had just moved to Cape Town and loving life – just as Anita Rakidžija was.
Now imagine bombs whistling overhead, grenades raining down. That’s what happened to Anita Rakidžija, a successful Croatian businesswoman in her 30’s.
Anita Rakidžija’s memoir They Won’t Hurt Me, Mom is heartbreaking. It’s a deeply personal story about a young woman desperate to survive a horrendous war with two small children.