Book 1 of smile series Raina Telgemeier 2009           Raina is a regular pre-teen with regular boy troubles. However, her life changes when she falls on her face and knocks out her two front teeth. She’s forced to get multiple painful surgeries and braces to fix her teeth. The story follows through almost five yearsContinue reading “Smile”

Born a crime: stories from a South African childhood

What I know about South Africa can fit on a postage stamp. Its information cobbled together from the subplot of Lethal Weapon 2, the movie Invictus (with the incomparable Morgan Freeman) and R-rated movie Chappie. That said, when I hear Trevor Noah talk about African countries when he hosts The Daily Show, I pride myselfContinue reading “Born a crime: stories from a South African childhood”