The very last note to be sung. Johannesburg. A buzzing, eclectic, bountiful city, full to the brim, with everything. Today I had my first meeting at Wits University, where I will be Writer in Residence for the next 10 days. I will be conducting research on ancestry, creatively responding, teaching workshops and previewing work from Singing My Mother's Song. The man in the cap is Ben. We have spent months speaking via Skype, it's great to connect without pixels and static between us. I will also be collaborating with the two dancers in the photo, Yana and Nyansio, to make both live and recorded dance poetry fusions. Excited is a feeling that just keeps getting bigger.