Abstract: Dr Ruby Langford Ginibi influenced me, personally and academically speaking, with her text Haunted by the Past, her direct style of writing and her personal approach to life and hardship. This text pays tribute to her by explaining how reading Haunted by the Past turned out to be a central text in my life.

Keywords: Ruby Langford Ginibi, Haunted by the Past, Nobby Langford

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