Conversations in the Clinic

I am fascinated by how Swazis name their children. I can understand the delight of having a new baby. Names such as “Happiness”, “Lucky” and “Precious” make perfect sense. But what about calling the most recent addition to your family “Futhi” which means another girl or even “Sanelisiwe” which translates as we have had enough… Continue reading Conversations in the Clinic

He’s Football Crazy, She’s Football Mad

It was the first Liverpool FC shirt I have seen in Kakumbi rural health centre. The man wearing it handed over the school exercise book containing his medical records. “So,” I began, “Are you a true Liverpool fan, or do you just like wearing red shirts?” “Both,” he replied. “Ah, but would you ever wear… Continue reading He’s Football Crazy, She’s Football Mad