n Without Prejudice - The Transkei is different : platteland perspective

Volume 9, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



Strange how difficult it can be to escape our past. Jakkals, for example, even though it's been a very long time since he ate a sheep (or anything else for that matter, it being difficult to source food when you are permanently draped over barbed wire) is constantly taunted as a sheep thief and a murderer of baby lambs. Some days, life on his section of fence is rather like being in the stocks, the way farmers and other passers-by pelt him with rude names and sometimes even cow-pats.

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