Every Christmas Eve, my Dad would take us kids to the West End of London. We had traditions that came and went – the windows at Selfridges, Hamley’s grotto, carols around the Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square, chips from McDonalds and a bus along Regent Street to see the lights. One tradition on which we never wavered was to spent 30 minutes at the permanent vigil outside the South African embassy to express our solidarity with the cause of the […]
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