Eusebius McKaiser’s rise as a political commentator and media personality has been meteoric. In his first book, A Bantu in my bathroom!, McKaiser stretches his . 5 Aug Book reviews. A Bantu in My Bathroom: Debating Race, Sexuality, and Other Uncomfortable South African Topics. Gibson Ncube Stellenbosch. embracing.”1 Eusebius McKaiser’s A Bantu in My Bathroom certainly falls into this in My Bathroom is replete with infectious threats that could do harm to the.
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The author is a radio talk show host in South Africa.
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A Bantu in my Bathroom
As a commentator and political analyst, Eusebius McKaiser is well accustomed with this terrain, and in his new book A Bantu in My Bathroomtackles the issues with that familiarity.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Is there something wrong about bathroim a coconut? Although the reader would have come across many of these issues in the opinion pages in South African media, what makes the writing worth reading is the personal and practical take the narrator infuses into bantk.
I think I would have enjoyed the book even without his personal stories. A Bantu in my Bathroom 3. With surprising candour and intensely personal examples, McKaiser examines our deepest-felt prejudices and ingrained assumptions. I don’t know if he has yet read mine. Touches on our “sore bits”. Please create a new list with a new name; move some items to a new or existing list; or delete some items. Eusebius McKaiser Find more information about: However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study.
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Immensely readable and completely engaging, McKaiser tackles deeply South African questions of race, sexuality and culture, including: McKaiser too could be accused of what he refers to in the book as the “smugness and self-indulgence of many white liberal South Africans”. The author is not a likeable character, at times it feels that his opinions are out there and everyone else can go fly, but I also found that an endearing quality. He studied and taught philosophy.
I did find myself chuckling at parts and other parts were interesting but it was only in the last section that I appreciated McKaiser’s work. Linked Data More info about Linked Data.
With surprising candour and intensely personal examples, McKaiser examines our deepest-felt prejudices and ingrained assumptions. Perhaps the lightness and the personal accounts, real life experience and conversations allow the reader to confront the issues without being bsthroom. He concludes that she is not. Click here to sign up to receive our free daily headline email newsletter. Debate should be compulsory at school to teach the kids to tackle issues holistically and test the merits of what they believe in.
Ramaphosa and the strange workings of ANC democracy Land in black hands: Sandisile Tshuma rated it it was ok Nov 28, Would you also like to submit a review for this item? Written by a controversial political commentator in South Africa who is male, coloured and gay. This attitude or approach has tended to stifle progress, whether on a personal level or on a larger social level. The questionable case against Joao Rodrigues Raceballs The often delicate issues he deals with are superficially skimmed in what is little more than an on-going ethical musing, suitable perhaps for the radio talk shows that Eusebius hosts and he is certainly one of the more progressive and challenging talk show hosts in South Africabut, for me at least, he fails to delve behind the surface of the phenomena he explores to help us understand the complex causal social, political, economic and other factors that underlie the issues.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Search WorldCat Find items in libraries near you. The E-mail message field is required. Some debates are complicated and will require serious consideration and even introspection. Those of us who write social commentary often receive the backlash on the issues we raise.
The book covers interesting issues which South Africans are still grappling with, esp.
Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. Nthabi rated it really liked it Dec 31, In his first book, Banttu Bantu in My Bathroom, he confronts South Africa’s mj thorniest and current subjects with the language and posture of a debater. Lists with This Book. Nov 21, Smangele Belebesi rated it really liked it. May 09, Dimakatso Makgati rated it really liked it. Sometimes funny, sometimes maddening, something enlightening, always thought provoking.
Thought provoking and interesting.
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Don’t expect to read this book and escape with your defences intact.