Joanne Hichens

Joanne Hichens reflects on the lighter side of life with wicked humour, but just as fearlessly exposes the dark side. As a child, books were her refuge, particularly those where good and evil fought it out till justice was served and the world was once more aligned. As a writer, whether of crime fiction or memoir, she explores, and delights in, this fragile equilibrium. 

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Joanne Hichens

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Joanne Hichens loves the lighter side of life, but fearlessly unpacks the dark side, whether in crime fiction or memoir. As a child, the library was her refuge, where she learned of good and evil, and justice was done, so no wonder books are her business.

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Random lockdown thoughts

I forget sometimes that we’re still in a state of National Disaster, here in South Africa. At other times the consequences of the lockdown are all too real. The loss, of whatever it is, sits with me, in my body. And I’m aware of a sense of anticipation… or impending

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On hope, hardship and the ‘Jerusalema’ phenomenon

“Mom,” said my teenage son, Al, on Saturday morning, “it sounds like a pre-teen party happening in the kitchen.” Listening to Carl Wastie’s KFM Top Forty Hits blasting from our radio, I hung in there to see if my song, Jerusalema, would move up from the number six spot, which is

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Joanne Hichens

Joanne Hichens reflects on the lighter side of life with wicked humour, but just as fearlessly exposes the dark side. As a child, books were her refuge, particularly those where good and evil fought it out till justice was served and the world was once more aligned. As a writer, whether of crime fiction or memoir, she explores, and delights in, this fragile equilibrium. 

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