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A Bantu in My Bathroom by Eusebius McKaiser is now available

Posted on 17 September 2012 by Phillipa Mitchell

A Bantu in My Bathroom by Eusebius McKaiser has just been published and asks the following questions:

Why are South Africans so uncomfortable with deep disagreement?

Why do we lash out at people with opposing views without taking the time to engage logically with their arguments?

Eusebius McKaiser is on a mission to raise the level of debate in South Africa. He provokes us from our comfort zones and lures us into the debates that shape our opinions and our society. With surprising candour and intensely personal examples, McKaiser examines our deepest-felt prejudices and ingrained assumptions. Don’t expect to read this book and escape with your defences intact.

Immensely readable and completely engaging, McKaiser tackles deeply South African questions of race, sexuality and culture, including:

  • Can blacks be racist?
  • Why is our society so violent?
  • Is it morally okay to be prejudiced against skinny lovers?
  • Why is the presidential penis so problematic?
  • Is unconditional love ever a good thing?
  • Is it necessary to search for a national identity?

Eusebius McKaiser is a well-known social and political commentator who is determined to raise the level of debate in South Africa while simultaneously making sure that the debates are accessible to everyone. With no tolerance for sloppy logic or emotion-disguised-as-logic Eusebius tackles the thorny issues of race, sexuality, and culture in South Africa. His writing is relentlessly honest, at times very personal and tackles issues with rigorous logic. Don’t expect political correctness from this writer! McKaiser represents a new generation of South African commentator – at times humorous, willing to show his humanity and completely engaged in what makes South Africa tick.

•Eusebius is the new host of Talk at 9 on Talk Radio 702 and 567 Cape Talk

•McKaiser’s coulmns are published in various newspapers, including the New York Times

•These are all-new essays – not previously published

•A foreword by Jonathan Jansen

Click here to order your copy from Red Pepper Books today

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“Conversations with Myself”, a personal portrait of Nelson Mandela

Posted on 05 October 2010 by Phillipa Mitchell

This week we’re highlighting Conversations with Myself“, a personal portrait of one of the great leaders of our time, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, in his own words.

Nelson Mandela is one of the most inspiring and iconic figures of our age. Now, after a lifetime of taking pen to paper to record thoughts and events, hardships and victories, he has opened his personal archive, which offers an unprecedented insight into his remarkable life.

Conversations With Myself gives readers access to the private man behind the public figure: from letters written in the darkest hours of Mandela’s twenty-seven years of imprisonment to the draft of an unfinished sequel to Long Walk to Freedom.

Here he is making notes and even doodling during meetings, or recording troubled dreams on the desk calendar of his cell on Robben Island; writing journals while on the run during the anti-apartheid struggles in the early 1960s, or conversing with friends in almost seventy hours of recorded conversations.

In these pages he is neither an icon nor a saint; here he is like you and me. An intimate journey from the first stirrings of his political conscience to his galvanizing role on the world stage,

Conversations With Myself is a rare chance to spend time with Nelson Mandela the man, in his own voice: direct, clear, private.

Don’t have time to read? No problem!

We have Conversations With Myself in audio format as well. Click here to order online now and save up to 15% off the Recommended Retail Price.

About the author

Nelson Mandela was born in Transkei, South Africa on 18 July 1918. He joined the African National Congress in 1944 and was engaged in resistance against the ruling National Party’s apartheid policies after 1948. From 1964 to 1982, he was incarcerated at Robben Island Prison and then later moved to Pollsmoor Prison, during which his reputation as a potent symbol of resistance to the anti-apartheid movement grew steadily. Released from prison in 1990, Mandela won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 and was inaugurated as the first democratically-elected president of South Africa in 1994. He is the author of the international bestseller Long Walk to Freedom.

Available from Red Pepper Books from the 12th of October for only R230 (Save R60!). Click here to place your order today…

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