Nik Rabinowitz and Gillian Breslin Sound Off on Politicians and Hedgehogs
Nik Rabinowitz and Gillian Breslin, co-authors of The Youngsters series book South Africa: A Long Walk to a Free Ride, were on top form for their speed date style interview with the Mail & Guardian‘s Thalia Randall. Rabinowitz and Breslin spent their eight minute interview deliberating South African politicians, George Orwell’s Animal Farm and Julius Malema’s fashion sense:
My “date”, and his chaperone, writer Gillian Breslin, are reclining on an elegant couch when I arrive to speak to them at the launch of their “Youngsters” book, A Long Walk to a Free Ride. The coffee table between us holds a vase of pretzels, a box of matzos and a brass cow figurine.
Maybe it’s the cow that tips me off but I have a feeling the next eight minutes will be a date with a difference.
What’s with the pretzels?
Nik: I don’t do sex on first dates. I mean, what?! What’s with the pretzels? It’s a yoga thing. I don’t do yoga, but they didn’t have what I asked for.