Several times over the past few years, I've told people that I was going to write a book about the current South African situation, and several times, I haven't.
Recent posts on News24, however (mine and others), have reignited the idea for me.
I get the feeling that I am not the only young white South African who would like the world to know about the ongoing racial tensions of which they are the victims, and if no one else will tell them, then I guess it falls to me.
The funny thing is, I was fifteen thousand words into a serial killer murder mystery when this epiphany happened. I really wanted to write fiction, but it seems that will have to wait.
So, the book 'Not Guilty' which focuses on the lives of white South Africans my age, after apartheid, and how we are targeted for a system we had no part in, was born.
It's already being pitched to literary agents, and there's a website coming soon. Several thousand words are already on virtual paper, and international personalities (including some from other post colonial African countries) have agreed in principal to contribute.
The fact is that white South Africans my age are guilty of nothing other than being white. It's time everyone stopped condoning the backlash post apartheid, and realises that the wrong people are being punished.
What's your take? Find me on Twitter @NotGuiltySA to share your thoughts.
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