What a wonderful event last night with Dov Fedler at the Rabbi Cyril Harris Community Centre where he spoke to David Williams about his memoir Out of Line.
Thank you to David Batzofin for this incredible photo of Dov reading from his book.
Says GG: ‘In this book I pick up where I left off at the end of Third World Child. It is not a memoir but an experience of African business. It is not a text book or a ‘how to guide’ but a glimpse into an informal African world.
This is not a book just for white people. Black people are just as blind to culture, ethnicity and informal societies as whites. Race does not determine understanding as much as my white skin does not automatically qualify me to understand Ukrainians, or a black skin qualify a Zulu to understand Samoans.
This is not a business book (I am so not qualified to do that with a D in Grade 12 and no further education), it is instead an adventure story – among others, from riding rapids down the Tugela and the lessons it gave me to launch one of the most successful informal market products in this country with Parmalat, to visiting Cairo with a Zulu dance team and in turn creating the most watched food reality show in South Africa.’
In KasiNomics GG writes about the cultural mega-trends of the mass market which are so critical in understanding a modern African consumer – someone who stands legs spread with one foot in a first world society and another in the cultural embrace of an African society.
It is a peek, through the slightly ajar door, so you can knock and enter into this world and this marketplace.
The Kindle edition of Liz and Mike Wickins’ book Whispers from the Depths – The Kariba Story is now available for download from Amazon.
Very exciting news to announce that GG Alcock’s book THIRD WORLD CHILD has been longlisted for the 2015 Alan Paton Award.
The shortlist will be announced in May, at the Franschhoek Literary Festival.
Click HERE to see the full longlist, on BooksLIVE.