Candi Miller writer, storyteller, San supporter, LIFE LEARNER
I write novels, short stories, scripts and blogs. Some get published. Currently, joyfully, I'm learning to write picture books.
I taught Creative Writing at UK universities for 15 years.
And for 25, I’ve researched a group of indigenous people in southern African, the San, who until recently managed to retain their ancient hunter-gatherer way of life. I’m passionate about their culture and advocate for their survival and rights. I speak of them and their fascinating folktales to raise funds for a children’s feeding scheme in the Kalahari desert.
As I grow older (alas, not wiser,) I try to reflect on conversations I have - with others, with texts, mostly with myself, about living, loving, learning and dying. My mother, my first among women, was my primary teacher, including about death. I tried to support her through her dementia. I began “Conversations with my Mother” by thinking I could save her, but in the end, all I can do is honour her. *
*Acknowledgement to William Nicholson, screenwriter/director of Hope Gap (2020).