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Eusebius McKaiser: “Why Are We Marching Against e-Tolls But Not For Libraries?”

A Bantu in My BathroomEusebius McKaiser, author of A Bantu in My Bathroom, has written a moving column in The Star about promoting reading and making sure communities have decent libraries. From his own experiences as a child, McKaiser talks about how the books he was able to access at his community library saved him by taking him away from the violence, poverty and inequality that surrounded him in his Grahamstown community. He discusses the benefits of reading and asks “Why are we marching against e-tolls but not for libraries?”

The column was based on a talk he gave at the University of the Free State as part of South African Library Week.

I grew up in a big family in a small council house in Middle Terrace, Grahamstown. I have many happy memories. And many not-so-happy ones.

There were tough days, but somehow my aunts and grandparents looking after the extended family, crowded under one roof, always managed.

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  • A Bantu in My Bathroom: Debating Race, Sexuality and Other Uncomfortable South African Topics by Eusebius McKaiser
    EAN: 9781920434373
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