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Too white to be Coloured, Too Coloured to be Black

On the search for home and meaning

Ismail Lagardien



Epub ISBN:



Melinda Ferguson Books

Date Released:

སྤྱི་ཟླ་གསུམ་པ། 2022

Price (incl. VAT):

R 290.00


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Readers say

“Written with brutal honesty and humility through the lens of a green-eyed ‘coloured’ in a country where Lagardien has never belonged, the book gives us a powerful and searing portrait of the annihilating consequences of race and identity politics as it courses through the apartheid era and the moral decay of racial essentialism in present-day South Africa.”

– Malcolm Ray, The Tyranny of Growth

“Deeply intimate, always honest and with searing insight, Ismail is as interesting as the times to which he was a front row witness.”

– Max du Preez