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Hi there!

I am an academic and fiction writer who holds an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Cape Town, an MSc in Financial Economics from SOAS, University of London and a PhD in Information Systems from the University of the Western Cape. I  split my time between lecturing at UCT in Cape Town, writing (both fiction and academic) and riding motorcycles, preferably Royal Enfields. 

Riding in Manali
One of my Classic 500s
Inheritance launch at RETZA
Riding in Manali
One of my Classic 500s
Inheritance launch at RETZA
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With his mother’s business in shambles, and an untraceable accountant who has disappeared with their life savings, the piece of land in India willed to Ash by his estranged paternal grandfather is an unexpected but welcomed boon. Or so he thought. Delhi is nothing that Ash, a South African Indian “born free” from an upper middle-class background, could have been prepared for.

With not being able to speak the language nor understand the culture, while he may look the part, he is very much an outsider in the crowd. The plan was simple though. Keep his head down, get the paperwork done, sell the land, and get out with a bank account bursting at the seams. But it turned out that India had other plans for Ash.

Between bribing a government official, getting lost in the middle of the night in a strange city, finding connections with people in the most unlikely places, riding his first motorcycle, and falling in love, Ash’s journey evolves into one of self-discovery and enlightenment.

Based in a dichotomy of ancient existing side-by-side with modern, and having the ability to view all that is taken for granted by its inhabitants with fresh eyes, Ash finds that there truly is good in the bad, and vice versa.

Inheritance is a coming-of-age novel based on the search for belonging and finding one’s place no matter how familiar or foreign it may be.

E-Commerce in South Africa

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“The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence.”

Rabindranath Tagore


Flamingo Vlei, Cape Town, South Africa

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