Grateful for sacrifices and the caning I got from my parents

He does not know it, but I owe my writing career to my father. ILLUSTRATION/NATION

What you need to know:

  • Growing up, most of us had what we viewed as difficult and complicated relationships with our parents.
  • We believed they were cruel, insensitive, harsh, too strict, killjoys – asked then, we would have gladly swapped them with friends’ parents, who came across as cool and laid-back, the total opposite of ours.

He does not know it, but I owe my writing career to my father.

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