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Kathy Hill was born Katherine Viedge in 1959 in Mthatha in the Transkei region of South Africa. Much of her childhood was spent at her family home of Viedgesville and on the Transkei Wild Coast. Kathy attended high school at Clifton Park High – now Hudson Park High – in East London; that is, East London, South Africa, not the UK.

In 1980, she married, and the next year she qualified as a Radiographer and moved to the Kwa Zulu Natal province.

The next twenty three years were spent working and raising her two children.
In 2004 Kathy returned to the Eastern Cape.

She is now retired and lives with her Mother and a Teddy Bear called Wittie.
Gogo is the Zulu word for Granny, and “Gogo and the Upside Down Umbrella” was written for her grandson.


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