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New from the Straight-talking Eric Miyeni: Here Comes the Snake in the Grass

Here Comes the Snake in the GrassAlternately hard-hitting and personal, rousing and funny, Eric Miyeni’s new book Here Comes the Snake in the Grass is an entertaining and informative look at the South African cultural landscape:

“Did Mandela work for nothing?”
“Mr Sushi comes to town”
“Give me a corrupt black any day”

These are just some of Miyeni’s newspaper columns and opinion pieces, which have earned him friends and enemies alike. Known for his straight-talking frankness, his views on subjects ranging from politics and travel to big business and sport elicit strong responses.

Here Comes the Snake in the Grass is a selection of Miyeni’s columns and occasional writings covering a variety of topics, from Julius Malema, Oprah Winfrey and Brenda Fassie to the value of radio, the true cost of crime, the need for excellence in South Africa and the difficulty of finding love in the modern world. Some of the writings in this collection court controversy, addressing issues many want hidden from view; others provide glimpses of the writer’s softer side. All show why Miyeni’s is an unmistakable voice in the South African media.

About the author

Eric Miyeni is an actor, writer and filmmaker. He is best known for his roles as Darryl Malgas in the tv series Molo Fish and as Absalom Khumalo in the movie Cry, the Beloved Country. He has written four works of non-fiction, including the bestselling The Only Black at a Dinner Party, and a novel, The Release. In 2010 he produced, co-wrote and co-directed the documentary Mining for Change: A Story of South African Mining. He lives in Johannesburg.

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  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Sophy</a>
    September 10th, 2014 @11:23 #

    Ah, such title. So apt.


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