‘piemp’ is an Afrikaans verb that refers to speaking out, to breaking the societal codes of silence and secrecy.
It is the title of a book of the work of the young writers from Scottsville, I self-published in 2009. It also refers to a community project that is rooted in my Narrative Therapy Training. With the support of the Breytenbach Centre, the piemp project ran in Wellington. It became the Yoh! project at Grassy Park High School. Yoh! is supported by the Jakes Gerwel Foundation.