Pretty good.though i stil think he must write a book about how great he thinks black women are i do however think this book is good if you ve been a black person around white people in the early days you ll certainly relate to it.it s absolutely brilliant for people who want to build cross culturally it lets u in the minds of black south africans. Eric Miyeni Gets on My Tits Lessons From a Literary Sensei Dear Eric,You have no idea how badly you got on my tits in Cape Town They were still sore when I got on the plane and were to remain an aching souvenir of our early morning workouts for several days thereafter Having read your book, I now know that you not only work hard and play hard, but also write hard Your technique is as intrusive as it is effective first drive that knee hard into the groin and then help the reader up and explain how this pain can be avoided in future You are a literary sensei of sorts Fred Khumalo called you a necessary irritant , but that fails to credit the constructive optimism that leaps from every chapter like a happy dog.Your message as I read it couldn t be clearer People must take responsibility for their own lives, actions, happiness, fate They must take control of their own destiny But you never slap the reader with sweeping statements Instead, you package your message in accessible stories and practical examples taken from everyday life I think your experience in advertising shines through in this Always asking how can I best sell this idea How can I package and brand it so that people will buy it But you never pander to base commercialism, because the ferocity of your argumentation will undoubtedly rub some consumers up the wrong way Fortunately, I like to be rubbed and in some instances you really rubbed through to my heart and soul I especially enjoyed the account of your trip to Marseille Perhaps because that s in my own backyard, but also because it was heart warming to see you on unfamiliar turf, struck deaf and dumb, struggling to overcome the many barriers, and eventually bonding with the locals through a pack of cigarettes and the universal language of chess.Which brings me to your greatest strength your ability to connect without making concessions or holding back By speaking out loud and proud, you invite others to do the same, without reservations And that is why you and your writing are very much my cup of tea, Eric Your book has added a new dimension to my perspective on the brash, bald man with whom I bonded at the Book Fair And I shall forever cherish the fact that strangers eventually took us for a gay couple PS I just read this letter to my mother She said you would like it She turned 84 on Thursday and is now reading your book. OMG, where do I start The man is just brilliant. what happened to this copy Chidi A book full of humor while dealing with serious issues facing the black people in general It is based on short articles that were written separately over a period of time, and as such makes for an easy read. Loved the book Gives one a new perspective on a range of social, political and economic issues facing black people Eric is an intelligent writer with well informed opinions and his style of writing is effortless He doesn t try too hard to create this literary persona The piece on Marseille was just picturesque When I go to Paris, I m most definitely visiting Marseille, not the dodgy side though I highly recommend this book and all his other books Book is funny, interesting and informative Very candid about issues facing Black South Africa Reminds me of Ngugi wa Thiongo somehow You know, the way he helps the reader to see everyday activities in the minds of extraordinary people A definite must read. Based On The Controversial But Popular E Zine, This Collection Of Opinion Pieces And Essays Analyzes Current Topics Facing Postapartheid South Africa Including Black Economic Empowerment, Affirmative Action, Race, Poverty, And Affluence, While Also Touching On Such Lighter Topics As Sports, Movies, Love, And Friendship Black Pride, Strength, Unity, And Prosperity Are Central Themes In These Articles, Creating A Unique Picture Of The Current South African Black Consciousness Movement Eric is on a league of his own Humour, laungter, fact and opinion all bound together by the covers of this book I LOVED IT Great read, with an effortless writing style that s is easy to comprehend.Very informative and provocative content.I recommend it to my brothers and sistersits a must have
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