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Where a group of three orSouth African, corporate, black, middle class women are gathered there are bound to be emotive debates about relationships.sex.nanny drama.lack of transformation in the workplacemaking money.EFF or some political analysisbad service from black service providershairand the list can continue Reading Lerato s book feels a lot like amusing at a screengrab of these debates Lerato decided to bravely capture her views on an array of these and sim Where a group of three orSouth African, corporate, black, middle class women are gathered there are bound to be emotive debates about relationships.sex.nanny drama.lack of transformation in the workplacemaking money.EFF or some political analysisbad service from black service providershairand the list can continue Reading Lerato s book feels a lot like amusing at a screengrab of these debates Lerato decided to bravely capture her views on an array of these and similar topics, some of which will make you cringe.yesboth the topics and her raw views The cringe effect is what is most exciting about the book The fact that she calls a thing a thing and the uncensored way she does it will upset and offend you when you disagreehowever you will scream batjele gal when she validates your secret thoughts..hehehe..I had many of these Whatever your trip, you can t miss the reality that is South Africa in this book.the disregard in the officethe ambiguity at home.the ignorance on social media..the costly freedom.the guilt of black successthe absence of colour in privelegethe awkwardness in the extended family..the living in two worldsthe racism in a grin.Most entertaining though is the humour in the delivery when you get it.Grab a read At best you will question or defend your perspectives or better yet get new onesat worst you will have onebook to add to your mountains of things This is a delightfully honest look at the beautiful people of South Africa, that I am very proud to call home There is no taboo subject and although our author has a bit of a potty mouth, I really enjoyed her down to earth honest opinions and insights into a very unique culture that is growing in the new South Africa We can all learn from her candour to make this a better place and change where we need to. Embrace yourself for my reviewWowwhat a read I didn t take to this book at first My first attempt was hurried I decided to have an open mind the second time around as Lerato was coming to our bookclub review I am glad I did.For me this was not just the musings of any black woman but a woman I can compare contrast my experiences my outlook with We both grew up in the township, went to primary school in the township and attended a multi racial although mine was actually referred to Embrace yourself for my reviewWowwhat a read I didn t take to this book at first My first attempt was hurried I decided to have an open mind the second time around as Lerato was coming to our bookclub review I am glad I did.For me this was not just the musings of any black woman but a woman I can compare contrast my experiences my outlook with We both grew up in the township, went to primary school in the township and attended a multi racial although mine was actually referred to as a non racial, what ever that meant high school So this was personal I could really relate to most of the experiences in the essays and often found myself reminiscing There was however 1 story that did not ring true though, for me, that is The painter who subtly threatened to steal the T shirt and backpack if she did not give the items to him Never happened to me or don t know anyone or heard of anyone it happened to.However, what I realized is that the incidents she mentioned, the people, the books, movies, TV shows, the songs etc that she refers to are the minimum that everyone in our generation who was atleast half awake, half paying attention and pretending to learn over the years should know It s general knowledge things, news that made serious headlines or memes that made serious rounds The books and movies are classics that everyone should have read or watched To kill a Mocking Bird, Diary of Anne Frank, Shawshank Redemption, Star wars yes , or the author Harper Lee, Roald Dahl or Chinua Achebe I therefore found myself googling every personality or movie or any word I did not know or was unsure about I had to google Vernon Koekermoer vile creature , found myself on Wikipedia reading through the plot of the movie Green Mile , hell I had to google the lyrics of Sammy s Sunday evening dedication song to his ex on Metro Fm, Destiny by Dave Hollisteritjoo hope Tryphina forgave him Some I am even embarrassed to admit I had to Google E.g The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Brighton Ngoma I used my dictionary a lot, as I realized hore Lerato is a clever writer, she subtly uses words yo make her point or a joke So if you don t understand the phrase, you will truly miss the depth of the point she is making e.g if you don t know the Napoleon Syndrome, you ll never understand that the stud in the essay was also dealing with short people complex If you have not watched Star Wars, you ll not understand the mind tricks the dude was using.So I used up lots of data on this book, atleast the book itself is one of theaffordable ones on our bookstore shelves.Reading this book, I wish I had made it a point to travel in my younger days when I was stillopen to positive influence I am going to make it a point to know my wines not just drink what my friend brings, no questions asked know my cheeseslike eatcheeses is cheeses even correct , just because I can, why not Nocalling Garlic Baguette, garlic breadhell it even says baguette on the packaging.The dialogue scenes were hilarious and spot on I could just see Trevor Noah incorporating these in his shows, infact from this whole book, Trevor Noah can trump up a helluva show.But mostly, I realized that these were not just musings, they were intended to stimulate self reflection She was saying this is what I think or how I see it, what about you , do you share my view or do you disagree Have a view, have an opinion.There s however one typo I can t forgive her for The 2014 Highest paid CEO s Because of the typo, the 2 on the list, Nico Durante earnedthan 1 R188 mil instead of R118 mil This should have raised the eyes of the editor, who like me would have googled this stat to just make sure would have obviously spotted the error Just saying, what are editors for All in all, a clever written book, thought provoking and I hope it will inspire all its readers to yearn for , to questionbust most of all to find every reason to be patriotic citizens despite our South African issues Just to irritate Lerato I am a South African , I hope soon, it will be I am an African I almost abandoned this book during the first 40 pages It just wasn t my thing not interested to hear all about her sexual experiences etc However, I decided to persevere and the very next chapter, about race, was excellent especially The 15 Things White People Should Know about Black People Reloaded There were one or 2 chapters after that which didn t grab me, but on the whole it was interesting and a worthwhile read for me I am on a mission to familiarise myself with what makes the m I almost abandoned this book during the first 40 pages It just wasn t my thing not interested to hear all about her sexual experiences etc However, I decided to persevere and the very next chapter, about race, was excellent especially The 15 Things White People Should Know about Black People Reloaded There were one or 2 chapters after that which didn t grab me, but on the whole it was interesting and a worthwhile read for me I am on a mission to familiarise myself with what makes the majority of people in my country tick and operate, and this was a start I think young South Africans would really enjoy it for me it was enjoyable overall but I wouldn t rave about it For anyone who dislikes swearing, don t touch it but she warns you upfront [ EBOOK ] ☨ The Way I See It: The Musings of a Black Woman in the Rainbow Nation ♾ Lerato Tshabalala first came to our attention inwith her Urban Miss column in the Sunday Times, and since then she has by turns entertained, exasperated, amused and confounded her fans and critics alike Now, with her first book, she looks set to become the national institution she deserves to be With her customary wit and keen insight into social, political and cultural affairs, Lerato shines a bright and controversial light on South African society and the quirky ways of the country She is brutally honest about her experiences as a black South African in post apartheid Mzansi, and no subject is too sacred for her to explore annoying car guards, white dominated corporate South Africa, cultural stereotypes, economic and racial inequality, and gender politics, among many other topics, come under her careful and often laugh out loud scrutiny The Way I See It is written for people who are hungry for a book that is thought provoking, funny, irreverent and truly South African all at the same time It is light but full of depth like a supermodel with an MBA I was reluctant to buy the book because of the negative publicity, but the book is actually not a bad read I like that it s written in a simple way, and there s a lot of truth to it. Fun read, especially while traveling in South Africa. Actually loved it Loved her style of writing thought she was sitting there telling me these stories when I read the book Well done Entertaining many a good laugh to be had , yet thought provoking at the same time This book makes some serious points but is not to be taken too seriously at the same time I love the author s candid style and lack of inhibition to tackle those topics which don t usually make for politically correct discussion. My true rating is 3.5 stars.Sassy, fresh, shocking.Want to read about how life really is lived in SA My full review on My true rating is 3.5 stars.Sassy, fresh, shocking.Want to read about how life really is lived in SA My full review on