n South African Journal of Higher Education - Education and social transformation : An Eastern Cape study. Landscapes, spirit and journeys..., Lorraine Lawrence and George Moyo (Eds.) : book review

Volume 21, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1011-3487



I don't know exactly why the house near my grandmother's home was called 'Journey's End'. Someone told me that it was because at the time when the house was built it stood as the last property on the formal street grid of the town plan of this rural settlement. Others told me that it marked the boundary between what was the so-called town and natural barrier of bush that separated the African township on the other side. All of this did not make sense to me as a child since 'Journey's End' in fact now stood as a gateway linking onto the new freeway that connected the town to the outside North Coast and hinterland. A more sinister story was told by my grandfather: that a previous owner had hung himself from the rafters when he had given up hope in the threat of financial ruin. 'His spirit still lives there!'

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