O'Mandingo!: The Only Black at a Dinner Party

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Jacana Media, 2006 - Social Science - 276 pages
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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.
 

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User Review  - Sharon Kamau - Goodreads

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. Read full review

Contents

Why OMANDINgO?
9
Eric Miyeni
10
Are white South Africans nice people?
24
VARIATIONS ON ThE COLOuR BLACk
37
The only black at a dinner party
52
high maintenance
68
Links
83
Selfhate
91
Business today
161
Why do they forget where they come from?
173
The new casinos
180
Backward power games
188
A LITTLE POLITICS PERhAPS? Why NOT?
197
The coloured question
205
To vote or not to vote What an interesting question
211
The real opposition stands up when it matters
218

ThE BERLIN SERIES
101
have seen the new Johannesburg Its in East Berlin
109
The blacks of Berlin
115
like the germans
121
A TOuCh OF JuSTICE
131
Whats wrong with our police force?
138
ThREE PLACES IN SOuTh AFRICA
147
yeoville what a place
153
The price of aid
224
Savimbi is dead
232
What twaddle
240
Poor and generous in Marseilles
248
A conversation in Marseilles
254
MONuMENTS
265
REQuIEM
271
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About the author (2006)

\Eric Miyeni is the creator and former publisher of an e-zine called O'Mandingo!, a partner and creative director at the communications company ChilliBush, the former creative director of several national and local African National Congress election campaigns, and an actor in such movies as Cry, the Beloved Country.

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