Our Long Walk now on Substack
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After more than 800 posts, I’ve taken the leap and moved Our Long Walk, the blog that I’ve been writing since 2012, to Substack.
Why Substack, you ask. Three reasons. Substack is simpler than the previous software I used. As with writing, simpler is better. A second reason is that Substack offers a community of like-minded authors. It is easier to discover other great authors — and be discovered. Third, Substack allows me to engage with my audience and for my audience to choose their level of engagement.
Newcomers might want to know what I write about. I am an economic historian. In short, I try to make sense of South Africa for an international audience, and of global events and trends for a South African audience. I read books, some of which I review. And I sometimes write about academe and the challenges of scholarship. If any of these topics interest you, please consider subscribing. And feel free to recommend Our Long Walk to your friends.
My posts will include the monthly columns I write for South Africa’s largest Afrikaans newspaper, Rapport, and the bi-weekly columns I write for the largest South African news site, News24. All will be available in English and free.
Here’s to another decade of writing.