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01 December 2012

A Bantu in My Bathroom

Before reading the book, I had never heard of Eusebius McKaiser, whose profile on the cover is described as "popular radio talk show host". I am not sure why I picked it up at the bookshop (I think it was the title); but I was hooked on the writing. 

It is a collection of essays on a number of topics in the modern South Africa; spanning race, sexuality and culture - opening up some rather uncomfortable topics; and discussing them in a clear but powerful way. The essay on why legal right is not necessarily morally right (from the title essay), and why affirmative action is just; were the two highlights - but every esssay has something interesting and thought provoking; and a collection that everyone should read.