Win a copy of the book 'Zuma's Bastard'

2010-11-02 14:39

No, not an actual bastard – we’re talking about a book here. As the title and cover suggest, Azad Essa’s first book is bound to get people talking, if not in the president’s bedroom then at least in the SA book industry. With controversial subject matter, brash and insightful opinions, a foreword by Ferial Haffajee and an innovative underground marketing campaign to back it up (with almost 3 000 members and counting on the Facebook page), Zuma’s Bastard sounds the welcome call of a critical voice of the next generation.

Azad Essa is a young South African going places. He doesn’t drink but he’s not scared of a pub; he’s Muslim but he has a sense of humour; he’s young but he’s savvy and politically aware. And he’s got opinions worth listening to. A journalist, columnist and lecturer, Essa came to prominence writing the Accidental Academic, a provocative Thought Leader blog that challenged the established assumptions of contemporary South African culture, politics and events. From day one, it was never shy of controversy – reader reaction was often outraged, always engaged.

Now, a year after winning Best Political Blog at the 2009 SA Blog Awards, Essa presents his first book and, with it, introduces an important young voice to a new audience. With writing adapted from and inspired by the Accidental Academic, Zuma’s Bastard tackles race and religion head-on, provides an alternative take on the enigma of Julius Malema, gives fresh insight into the Israel-Palestine conflict, casts new light on old stereotypes, vents the frustrations and fears of the next generation – and ultimately offers us all hope for the future.

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This Competition closed on the Friday, 05 November 2010 at 1:36:00 PM
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