A voyage around Mzansi – rants and raves included! Sihle Khumalo’s new book Rainbow Nation My Zulu Arse
More about the book!
Rainbow Nation My Zulu Arse, the new book from Sihle Khumalo, is out now from Umuzi!
After exploring more than 20 other African nations using only public transport in the bestselling Dark Continent My Black Arse and Almost Sleeping My Way To Timbuktu, Khumalo this time roams within the borders of his own country.
The familiarity of his own car is a luxury, but what he finds on his journey through South Africa ranges from the puzzling to the downright bizarre.
Khumalo says of the book: ‘”There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you” – Maya Angelou. My new baby – that is going to rattle a few cages – is being delivered as we speak.’
Voyaging from the northernmost part of South Africa right to the south, the author noses his car down freeways and back roads into small towns, townships and villages, some of which you’ll have trouble finding on a map.
But this is no clichéd description of beautiful landscapes and blue skies. Khumalo is out to investigate the state of the nation, from its highest successes to its most depressing failures.
Whether or not he’s baffled, surprised, or sometimes plain angry, Sihle Khumalo will always find warmth in his fellow South Africans: security guards, religious visionaries, drunks, political activists and the many other colourful personalities that come alive in his riveting account.
About the author
Sihle Khumalo is the bestselling author of Dark Continent My Black Arse, Heart of Africa and Almost Sleeping My Way to Timbuktu. Shorter pieces by him appeared in uMama and Cheesecutters and Gymslips, and he has contributed to a number of travel magazines. In 2011, Sihle was selected as one of Destiny magazine’s Top 40 South Africans under the age of 40 who are destined for greatness. Born in Nqutu in rural KwaZulu-Natal, he was educated at Natal Technikon (now Durban University of Technology) and the Wits Business School. He is married and has two children. He currently lives in Johannesburg where he works for a property development company.
Upcoming launches include
6 November 2018: Love Books, Melville (Joburg)
8 November 2018: Exclusive Books, Gateway (Durban)
14 November 2018: Exclusive Books, Sandton (Joburg)
29 November 2018: Bridge Books, Maboneng (Joburg)