"Khadija pushes words on street corners."

She is also known as a journalist.

What I do

A journalist-on-pause, I am a writing fellow at Wiser and Duke University where I am writing a book about the Johannesburg suburb of Mayfair.


Where you’ll find me

 Twitter is my one, true love.

You can also subscribe to my public updates on Facebook.

Or, follow my infrequently updated Tumblr.

There’s also my Instagram for those creatures with pictorial preferences.

And I’m also experimenting with Soundcloud.

Seizing the words

I am  interested in the ways we use language  to convey who we are, where we’re from and where we’d like to be going. I seek to unravel the relationship between language and identity, finding out more about the  intersections of language with development, immigration, social change, politics and technology.

Logolepsy (noun) – /lôg-(o)-lep-sy/ –  A fascination or obsession with words – Logos is Greek for “word”, lepsy is Greek, “to seize”