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Best White and Other Anxious Delusions: Rebecca Davis’ Frank and “Indecently Funny” Memoir

Best White and Other Anxious DelusionsPan Macmillan is proud to present Rebecca Davis’ memoir, Best White and Other Anxious Delusions – to be published next month:

Rebecca Davis is appropriately described by ZA NEWS as “one of the funniest women writing in South Africa today”. Her razor-sharp wit combines with her acute powers of observation to produce social and political commentary, in Daily Maverick and other South African publications, that will have you in stitches even as it informs and provokes you to think seriously about the topics she discusses.

In Best White Davis offers advice on life’s tricky issues; discusses the perils of being a “Best White”; laments the fact that society does not have a universally adopted form of greeting, such as the high-five; explores the intricacies of social media and Internet dating; considers the future of reading; and tackles a range of controversial topics in between.

” 30-something writer, dreamer, lover, lemur, thinker, talker, reader, stalker. I write for The Daily Maverick. I also write a TV column for the Sunday Times.”
– Rebecca Davis’ twitter bio

“But the pesky thing about history is that you can’t just take it off and hang it up, like a coat. In a generation’s time, maybe being a Best White will seem as outdated and irrelevant a performance as someone who arrives at work on rollerblades. Till then, you’ll find us checking our privilege. And then checking to make sure everyone’s noticed.”
– From Best White and Other Anxious Delusions

“Rebecca Davis is wicked, wise, frank and indecently funny. I urge you to buy this immediately.”
– Shout from Lauren Beukes on the cover

About the author

Rebecca Davis is a journalist who lives in Cape Town. She is a staff writer for the Daily Maverick and a frequent contributor to other South African publications. She can also be heard weekly on Cape Talk. Davis was named one of Mail&Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans in 2014.

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