This book is a collection of stories to which most South Africans will be able to relate. Light, fun and at times unbelievable, Khaya Dlanga has a way of telling a tale that is insightful, challenging and often gives a new perspective on life.
As someone who’s always enjoyed his writing style, reading this book at times felt like an extended version of his well-known column – but in a good way. He doesn’t try to be something he isn’t.
The book made me reminisce about my own childhood. It made
me laugh and smile and at times I felt compassion for the situations Khaya’s
been in. In the book he relates how he would, as a child, have daily chores
assigned by his grandfather to keep him busy; how he tried to hide his
dreadlocks from his mother, only to discover she liked them; and that time he
fell asleep next to former president Thabo Mbeki. Khaya Dlanga proves that
sometimes life can be stranger than fiction.