“But at the same time...I miss my mom.”

OHAMBILEYO  |  COVID STUCK ABROAD
The beginning of 2020 marked a year since Gareth Smit had been to South Africa. He was feeling homesick, and planning to travel back home to catch up with family and friends. But in early March, the governor of New York declared a state of emergency, as New York became a coronavirus epicentre. And Gareth was there to bear witness.

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(This episode was recorded on 15 July 2021.)

“Covid Stuck Abroad” was created and produced by Zola Zingithwa.

Music: “Lazy Sumday” by Sahy Uhns, part of the “Bonus Beat Blast”. It is an original beat/rhythm library from dublab’s international family of music makers. The entire collection is licensed under a Creative Commons CC BY 3.0 license which gives you the freedom to share and remix. Source: Free Music Archive.

This episode was recorded with assistance from the Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme through the National Arts Council.