What do you think of this story? As I’ve said elsewhere on this blog, that I used to live in South Africa and always thought it dangerous to argue with whites as they were not used to dealing with ‘uppity’ blacks and could retaliate in a way that would not happen in the UK or the States. Friends of mine have been critical against the blacks who drank this ‘stew’ asking: are they that ‘docile’ that they should drink anything that looks suspicious? My response was blacks in this part of the world have almost been close to what I would call being ‘sedated’ when it comes to their approach to white people. I remember at times when blacks were spoken to by a white person they would always lower their eyes and never look into the white person’s eyes direct. But this disgusting incident should tell us volumes that South Africa still has an incredible long way to go.
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Enjoy: Reading, writing, travel - fav places - Lagos, London, Croydon, Manchester, Jo'burg, Cape Town, Accra, Abuja, Port Harcourt, my family, my bookgroup friends, my writer friends. Interested or curious in how people of different nationalities try to get along or don't. Hence my interest in South African literature and post colonial literature. Fav writers: Doris Lessing; Nadine Gordimer; Christopher Hope, Damon Galgut, V.SNaipaul, Andrea Levy, etc. What's happening now as of August 2011- I've just bought the new book by Stephen Kelman 'Pigeon English'; and I'm hoping to get Yvette Edwards new book A cupboard full of coats. Can't wait!! What's happening as of 2015, I'm hoping that I will do a course in Mindfulness at some point this year. I really feel that I should nurture and care for myself. I'm not saying that all is bad but how it is so easy to put yourself at the back and everybody else in the front. I just want to find a nice compromise. View all posts by plaintain1