Where I grew up the battlefields of what was then Natal and Zululand were just a part of the scenery. Vicious battles were fought over this land between Zulu and Voortrekker, Zulu and English, English and Boer. In many ways these battles are reflected in the fault lines between the people still living in the area. Resentments still simmer, lives are still lost. I love the area. The landscape resonates so strongly in me that I am almost afraid to visit in case I am unable to leave again.