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Book Review: Eusebius McKaiser’s A Bantu in My Bathroom

The foreword did a great job in preparing me for what “A Bantu in My Bathroom” is all about. Jonathan Jansen was basically saying to me, “Nomfundo, brace yourself…hold onto your seat; you’re about to get into something that will make you cringe, get uncomfortable and have you deep in thought”. Oh boy! What a …

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Book Review: Mark Gevisser’s Lost and Found in Johannesburg

Lost and Found in Johannesburg by Mark Gevisser is a non-fiction book published in 2014 and is about the highs and lows of Johannesburg the city, also encompassing a few snippets of the author’s life-stories/tales in this sometimes beautiful and sometimes terrible city. In this book Mark uses a hostage situation that he, along with …

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Book Review: Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga

Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga is a semi-autobiographical based on a story of a young woman in pre-independence Zimbabwe. The story centres around two female cousins, Tambudzai (commonly known as Tambu) and Nyasha. Tambu reflects back on her adolescence and, in particular, the major events that shaped her life. Nervous Conditions deals with the themes …

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