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Quick Review: A Bad Black’s Manifesto by Zama Ndlovu and Get Me Started by Sipho Hlongwane

A Bad Black's ManifestoGet Me StartedBy Pearl Boshomane for The Times

The Youngsters, pocket books by young(ish) South Africans about their South Africa, have added two new voices to the series.

Joining Twitter celebrity-in-chief Khaya Dlanga, comedian Nik Rabinowitz and crooner Danny K are journalist Sipho Hlongwane and social activist Zama Ndlovu.

Hlongwane’s book, Don’t Get Me Started, sets out to “challenge youngsters to get themselves riled up, all in the name of a better South Africa”. His is a fresh and insightful look into everything, from Twitter and racism, to religion and politics.

Ndlovu’s book, A Bad Black’s Manifesto, is at times a humorous take on racial politics and the experience of being a black woman in South Africa today.

In case you were wondering what a “bad black’ is, Ndlovu does explain.

The Youngsters series lets young people tell their stories instead of having other people tell the them.

  • A Bad Black’s Manifesto and Get Me Started are published by Pan Macmillan

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