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Emily Barroso the Zimbabwean author of ‘After the Rains,’ and ‘Big Men’s Boots.’ She is trying to be a wife, mum, home-educator of three, author and editor all at the same time, with varying degrees of success. On a good day she manages to comb her hair, but usually just with her fingers as a brush (other than a paintbrush) can never be found. She has coined a new term for these multifarious endeavours: multifarceking. Having lived in the head of a young girl in the Rhodesia/Zimbabwe civil war, and dwelt, through Owen Evans, in the mountainous landscape of the early twentieth century, she is currently feeling very grown up, as spectral-like, she inhabits the bodies of a number of women in the present day during the writing of her her third novel, a contemporary satire. The epic task of the mountain of housework valiantly continues, but she keeps sliding down the scree and having to climb up all over again.  

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    • #Hearts and #Minds 9th November 2018
      #BBCQuestionTime last night was partly interesting and partly frustrating in terms of not enough balance on the panel – personally I would have liked to have heard more from #DavidAaronovitch and #JordanPeterson, particularly on the actions of the left to shut down debate that differs from theirs, on campuses as far as they affected David’s […]
    • #Class, #Education and #Patriarchy 8th November 2018
      I often can’t stand the hypocrisy of champagne socialists. Many of my friends with whom I have clashed politically with have lived very privileged lives in in some of the most expensive areas of London. I didn’t see many of them accessing council housing or not sending their kids to private schools having tutored them […]
    • #Patriarchy or #ClassSystem? 7th November 2018
      I’ve been watching interviews with #JordanPetersen given my fascination that begun after my husband was given his book #12RulesforLife. He gets a lot of flak, mostly from women who hold the patriarchy to account for much of society’s ills, but I find a lot of what he says makes sense and he certainly knows how […]
    • Crude Oil on the Surface 6th November 2018
      In this day and age we all seem to want to present ourselves as perfect and morally righteous - or outraged, when really we are all flawed. I too polish my 'appearance' (dull writing is unacceptable) or at least my sentences, but I hope not too closely (close ups are important when being authentic - […]
    • The only way is Up-date 5th November 2018
      Just to explain: I took my weekend blogpost down as I realised it was more a chapter in a book than blogpost, and that book is yet to be fully lived and written. Pre-court, I need to focus instead on preparing the paper work for 3.5 days of trial - it's a part time job […]
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