We still dream, but the innocence of the promise of freedom is lost.
New from Tafelberg – Writing What We Like: A New Generation Speaks, edited by Yolisa Qunta, with contributions from Shaka Sisulu, Simphiwe Dana, Yolisa Qunta, David Kau, Loyiso Gola and Sivuyile Ngesi:
From the serious to the lighthearted, this book presents a snapshot of what smart young South Africans think about living in South Africa today. From black tax and whitesplaining, all the way to hip hop and kinky sex, it is provocative, fearlessly honest, and often very funny.
Shaka Sisulu tackles being black and privileged, Simphiwe Dana pleads for mother tongue education, Yolisa Qunta shares lessons learnt from taking the taxi, while David Kau, Loyiso Gola and Sivuyile Ngesi provide comic relief.
Writing What We Like will spark debates in workplaces, in bars, and around the dinner table both ekasi and in the suburbs for some time to come.
About the author
Yolisa Qunta is an associate editor at Jucy Africa and a columnist at All4Women. She spent her formative years in Zimbabwe and Botswana as a child to political exiles and returned to South Africa with her family in 1993.
She began writing after discovering that her childhood passion, being a flying doctor, did not really combine aviation and medicine. Qunta is currently completing a B.Com in economics through UNISA.
She is also an avid reader, overzealous oenophile and half-marathon runner. A wanderluster at heart, she plans to have her passport filled with stamps as she refines her plans for world domination.