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Inside/Out with Annie Holmes, writer, filmmaker & Communication
Director for International Feminist Network, JASS
September 03, 2008
yourself in five words?
Tall. Queer. Talented. Loyal. Unsettled.
the best piece of advice you've ever received?
Make space for writing
the most ridiculous thing you've ever done?
Just the one?
is your most treasured possession?
do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
No right of appeal
have any strange hobbies?
No. I swear!
do you dislike most about your appearance?
Well, if I tell you, you'll look at my teeth whenever we meet
is your greatest extravagance?
Books and travel. Or maybe time
have you got in your fridge?
Blueberries, eggs, vegetable broth
is your greatest fear?
Responsibility without power
have you got in your pockets right now?
is your favourite journey?
Away. Or, alternatively, home
are your heroes in real life?
Hope Chigudu. Alice Munro. Everjoice Win. Colleen Crawford-Cousins.
Judith Butler. My mum. Lorrie Moore. Simon Nkoli. Sekai Holland.
Writers, activists, feminists, thinkers. Many . . .
and where were you happiest?
1980s Harare. Or is that the glow of nostalgia? Late 1970s Cape
Town University. Or was that the glow of youth? 1998 making TV in
Durban. 2004 writing in Vermont with snow outside. I don't
know. Every third or seventh day?
your biggest vice?
were you like at school?
are you doing next?
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