Penny for my thoughts: the convicted racist was once my friend

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Penny for my thoughts: the convicted racist was once my friend

When Penny Sparrow died of colon cancer on Thursday, writer Nivashni Nair was sad. She explains why

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The Penny Sparrow I knew brought everyday images to life on canvases she freely gave to anyone who wanted them.

She knitted colourful scarves for me. She would spend her lunch breaks with me, hunting down the latest fashion in the limited stores that lined the seaside town of Scottburgh.

We were colleagues at a community newspaper around the early 2000s, where I was the chief reporter in my early 20s...

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