REVIEW: These things do really happen to me by Khaya Dlanga

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A review of These things do really happen to me by Khaya Dlanga.
A review of These things do really happen to me by Khaya Dlanga.
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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.

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