Susie Mesure

Susie Mesure writes interviews, news and features for the Independent on Sunday, Independent and i, and has done for the last ten years or so give or take two lengthy maternity leaves. She is interested in just about any topic, especially anything Scandinavian, food, or consumer-orientated, and used to be the Independent’s Retail Correspondent

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Ginn Fourie and Letlapa Mphahlele, photographed in London in May

When Ginn Fourie's daughter died in a terrorist attack in South Africa she was determined to track down the killer - but not for revenge

Ginn's daughter Lyndi was 23 years old when she was shot during an early New Year celebration in a Cape Town pub in 1993
Curtain calls: Madani Younis

Madani Younis: Five-star reviews are just the opening act for British theatre's first non-white artistic director

The 35-year-old wants the neighbourhood to follow his work as closely as his audiences do, he tells Susie Mesure

An expert guide to barbecuing: Hawksmoor's Richard Turner and grill star Selin Kiazim get fired up by the mysteries of flame and flesh

It’s not just a case of standing around, prodding at a sausage and hoping for decent weather. Barbecuing is a high art – so we asked Hawksmoor’s king of the coals, Richard Turner, and up-and-coming chef Selin Kiazim to give us an expert guide to the thrill of the grill
Veggie cocktails such as the Camouflage, sold at the Artesian, in London are becoming popular
Professor Murray wants parents to pause and think about life from their infant’s standpoint

Lynne Murray interview: 'A lot of people writing baby books don’t know the research'

Susie Mesure meets Lynne Murray, who says the ‘terrible twos’ don’t exist, and has more good news for working parents

The honey-based drink has a long heritage in the UK

Mead in Britain: an ancient drink back in fashion

Brewers and chefs are reviving the honeyed ancestor of fermented drinks

Linda Grant: ‘Who would I be if I wasn’t writing?’

If you’re the sort of reader who devours Linda Grant’s novels while wondering just how much Linda Grant they contain – spoiler alert: usually nothing; clue’s in the word “novel” –  well, you’re in for a treat with her latest. “I sort of like Adele more than I like myself in my way,” she admits, over a coffee in her newest north London hangout, an art house cinema (what else, it’s Crouch End?).

Dried-placenta capsules have been caught up in GM food rules

Mothers face ban on taking placenta pills

Eating afterbirth is an ancient practice, but now the EU is considering outlawing the capsules
Straightforward Hema style

Hema arrives in Britain: A trip to the shop will soon mean going Dutch

The store that's big in Holland looks set to give UK retail a boost – and challenge Ikea
At 25, wine-lover Paisley Tara Kennett is already the general manager of Sager + Wilde wine bar in London

Move over, men of the wine world, and make way for the sommelière

More women are taking on the traditionally male-dominated role of wine waiter, and Britain leads the field

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The Greek referendum exposes a gaping hole at the heart of the European Union – its distinct lack of any genuine popular legitimacy

Gaping hole at the heart of the European Union

Treatment of Greece has shown up a lack of genuine legitimacy
Number of young homeless in Britain 'more than three times the official figures'

'Everything changed when I went to the hostel'

Number of young homeless people in Britain is 'more than three times the official figures'
Compton Cricket Club

Compton Cricket Club

Portraits of LA cricketers from notorious suburb to be displayed in London
London now the global money-laundering centre for the drug trade, says crime expert

Wlecome to London, drug money-laundering centre for the world

'Mexico is its heart and London is its head'
The Buddhist temple minutes from Centre Court that helps a winner keep on winning

The Buddhist temple minutes from Centre Court

It helps a winner keep on winning
Is this the future of flying: battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks?

Is this the future of flying?

Battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks
Isis are barbarians – but the Caliphate is a dream at the heart of all Muslim traditions

Isis are barbarians

but the Caliphate is an ancient Muslim ideal
The Brink's-Mat curse strikes again: three tons of stolen gold that brought only grief

Curse of Brink's Mat strikes again

Death of John 'Goldfinger' Palmer the latest killing related to 1983 heist
Greece debt crisis: 'The ministers talk to us about miracles' – why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum

'The ministers talk to us about miracles'

Why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum
Call of the wild: How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate

Call of the wild

How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate
Greece debt crisis: What happened to democracy when it’s a case of 'Vote Yes or else'?

'The economic collapse has happened. What is at risk now is democracy...'

If it doesn’t work in Europe, how is it supposed to work in India or the Middle East, asks Robert Fisk
The science of swearing: What lies behind the use of four-letter words?

The science of swearing

What lies behind the use of four-letter words?
The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won't have him back

The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won’t have him back
Africa on the menu: Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the continent

Africa on the menu

Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the hot new continent
Donna Karan is stepping down after 30 years - so who will fill the DKNY creator's boots?

Who will fill Donna Karan's boots?

The designer is stepping down as Chief Designer of DKNY after 30 years. Alexander Fury looks back at the career of 'America's Chanel'