Dia duit! Maoileachlainn Mícheál Ó Purséil is ainm dom.
*(God be with you! Malachy Michael Purcell is my name).
A tenth generation African, born and schooled in the Kingdom of Swaziland, an Irish citizen.
Colonial drifter wafted by the winds of change through Rhodesia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, New Zealand and now Australia.
Timekeeper’s clerk, Clerk of Court, Judge’s Registrar, Prosecutor, Magistrate, Convoy Escort, Industrial Relations Superintendent, HR Manager, Call Centre Manager; husband, father and grandfather.
Poor gardener, worse artist and Francoise Hardy fan.
Author of Family history and autobiographies of early life in Swaziland, experiences as a magistrate in the Rhodesian war and industrial relations during the South African struggle.
Manqindi is a Sotho word for small hands. I am also known by other names.
Picture is of a Swazi indoda, painted many years ago by E Gordon Cumming.