Maybe you never knew Nikiwe Bam. I did.
About 19 years ago, I walked into our new Hermanus home and met Niki. Little did I know that in a world full of changes, she would become one of the only constants.
Niki was with us when we moved, for every year of unrelenting December madness, every matric farewell, university move, the move back home after university, my sister’s wedding, and finally, so finally, we were there for her. In October 2013 Niki was diagnosed with lung cancer. Today, she is gone … And I want her back.
Niki was the one I called when my older sister was tickling me till I couldn’t anymore, the one I called when I fell, the one I ran to when my worlds collided