My Writing

  • David

I have taken down my book about the Kafue in Zambia for re-editing.

Instead I will be posting some short stories.

Most of my high school career , which started at Falcon College in Zimbabwe, was at Kearsney College in South Africa.

This year was supposed to be my high school class’s 50th reunion. Of course it was canceled due to C19.

Instead the group will have its reunion next year, which will coincide with Kearsney’s 100th anniversary.

I have decided to write a few short stories, loosely based upon incidents from our high school days, and have them ready for our gathering.

Vaguely copying the format of Herman Charles Bosman, instead of Oom Schalk Lourens telling his stories in his ‘Voorkamer’, or while waiting for the mail bus to come from Neitverdient in the Marico district, I will have Lady Mary- Anne Huletts ghost tell the stories. She was the wife of the schools founder, Sir Leige Hulett, and she is now the chapter head of ‘Our Ethereal Ladies of the Valley’.

I would appreciate feedback.

Send it to:

david.kafueriver@gmail.com

  • David

My life in pictures:

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1961: Chakas Roock, South Africa, with Karenteen and Shad I had caught.

1965 – Where I grew up, in the wide open bush between the Munyati and Sebakwe Rivers in Zimbabwe.

A visiting friend Patrick, on the right hold the pole with me. In the background, my cousin Bryan pulling the cart, also visiting, and on the cart my brother Paul.

1967: Hillcrest, Natal, South Africa

1970: Giants Castel cabin – Drakensberg mountains

1971: Section Leader – 5South African Infantry Battalon, on the Mozambique border

1971: After army service on trip to Cape Town.

Me on the right with folded arms

1976: Angola border, with the South African Army

1978: Israeli Army, in the Sinai Desert.

On the right, leaning against the tank

1979: Israel Army Officers Course – leading the passing out parade,

1980: Waiting on runway for C130 to pick up for parachute drop

980: Para drop

1981: Instructor on Israeli Armored Corps Officers course

1982: After ceasefire. Mountains of Eastern Lebanon

1982: Company Commander, Bekaa Valley, Lebanaon

1982/83: Bekaa Valley, Lebanon