Blacks Only: It’s Okay to be Black is more than just a book: it is the author’s rebuke to the black race; it is the author’s plea for drastic attitudinal changes in the black community; it also rebukes white South Africans who cannot stomach political changes that are taking place in South Africa. The book gives an account of how South Africa’s political past has affected the black community; it deals matters relating to “black identity”; it calls on the black folk to assume a new role in the economy of South Africa.
Blacks Only: It’s Okay to be Black is a good read. The author used simple and easy-to-understand English to ensure that the book has a wider reach. Hence the book can be used by book clubs, social and political forums, church forums, students in a school setting, family environments, and academic environments. This book makes a perfect gift to a loved one, friend, colleague, classmate, business partner, etc.
Blacks Only: It’s Okay to be Black is an eye-opener. It liberates the mind. It helps bring that awareness in our everyday lives, causing one to be circumspect and careful of his/her thought processes that inform our actions. Furthermore, the book uses the phrase “It’s Okay to be Black” to affirm and exhort the black folk.
Unlike many books that tend to talk about the black folk; this book talks to the black folk. It tells of where we come from, where we are, and where we need to be as a country. It challenges the
black man to:
• Move to a new paradigm by changing his way of thinking;
• Account for his actions and decisions;
• Refrain from blaming others, including apartheid, for everything that goes wrong in his life;
• Accept and feel good about the person he is;
• Assume a new role in the economy of South Africa.
The book also encourages white South Africans to:
• Acknowledge that apartheid was wrong;
• Embrace the change, from apartheid to democracy;
• Learn to coexist with Blacks in South Africa;
• Partner with black folk and work towards building
The book provides a fresh perspective pertaining to South Africa’s political and socio-economic dynamics. No stone is left unturned – a spade is called a spade. The book is written in simple English to ensure that it is easy to understand and that a person with minimal education can read it and understand its concepts. The writing style is non-academic and relaxed, making it an interesting read. Read the book. Undertake serious introspection and make the necessary amendments in your life and in your environment. Communal change starts with one person. Enjoy the book!