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Stephen Hayes was born in Durban, South Africa, and educated at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Pietermaritzburg, the University of Durham in England, and the University of South Africa.

He has had varied work experience, having been a bus driver in Johannesburg and London, a waterworks attendant in Windhoek, Namibia, a chaplain at the Missions to Seamen in Durban (sacked from the last two).

He was also Director of Training for Ministry in the Anglican Diocese of Zululand, Director of Mission and Evangelism in the Anglican Diocese of Pretoria, and an Editor and lecturer in Missiology at the University of South Africa.

He lives with his wife and two sons in the City of Tshwane, South Africa, while his daughter is an ikonographer in Athens,
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Stephen Hayes Yes, I think God is still at work. "The Year of the Dragon" was the result of a challenge to write a novel in the genre of Charles Williams, and one o…moreYes, I think God is still at work. "The Year of the Dragon" was the result of a challenge to write a novel in the genre of Charles Williams, and one of the concepts developed by Williams and his friends (the Inklings) was the Arthurian distinction between Britain (this world) and Logres (Britain's better nature -- Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde applied to nations). I believe South Africa had its "Logres moment" between 1989 and 1999, and then the old bad nature resurfaced. And yes, someone needs to write about that, Same dragon returned? Different dragon? I don't know, but it needs to be someone more familiar with a different manifestations of evil. (less)
Stephen Hayes Potentially, yes. But they have a habit of reappearing in different guises. As Paolo Freire, the Brazilian educationist, put it, the oppressed interna…morePotentially, yes. But they have a habit of reappearing in different guises. As Paolo Freire, the Brazilian educationist, put it, the oppressed internalises the image of the oppressor and so becomes an oppressor in turn. So in Soweto in 1976 A.P. Treurnicht and Ferdi Hartzenberg were channelling Alfred Lord Milner, and by 2046, if not sooner, some Minister of Education will be channelling them.(less)
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Actually that is one of the few songs that I don't recall being mentioned in the book, but it sums up the theme pretty well. Frank Derrick is an 81-year-old pensioner who is harassed by people trying to sell him stair lifts, and ends up in hospital after being run over by a mil

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