DEAR people of SA. Dear Mthatha, Port St Johns, New Brighton, Mdantsane, Diepkloof, Soweto. Dear alumni of University of Transkei (Unitra). Dear people of Zululand. I come to you in peace, with love. I come to you with thanks and brotherhood.Dear shebeen owners of Motherwell, Ngangelizwe, Southernwood, Sea Point. Dear Tandoor, Hillbrow, Observatory. Dear eRini. Dear Monday Blues, Sandile Dikeni. Dear second-hand novels of Nadine Gordimer. Dear Tribute magazine, Es’kia Mphahlele, Noni Jabavu. Dear cheap, second-hand bookshops of SA.Dear Vusi Ximba, Soul Brothers. Dear Brenda Fassie. Dear Sankomota, Dear Southernwood, Fort Gale. Dear Mthatha public library. Dear Ugandan and Ghanaian community of the former Transkei. Dear choral music choir, struggle songs, toyi toyi. Dear Sanco, Azapo, Apla. Dear Winnie Mandela.I am writing to you to thank you for loving me when I lived in your country for 10 years. Illegally. I thank you for taking care of me, for growing my mind. For stretching my h...

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