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Zuma's Bastard: Encounters With a Desktop Terrorist

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With writing adapted from and inspired by the Accidental Academic—a provocative thought-leader blog that challenged the assumptions of contemporary South Africa—this book tackles race and religion, provides an alternative take on the enigma of Julius Malema, tosses fresh insight into the Israel-Palestine conflict, and vents the frustrations and fears of the next generation ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published February 1st 2011 by Jacana Media (first published 2010)
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Meneesha Govender
I first met Azad Essa by |e-mail, when he sent me a column he had written for his blog and asked me to consider it for a feature page in the Daily News.

He was working at the University of KZN and was writing his blog, Accidental Academic.

I remember reading his piece and thinking, "Wow!" I also remember thinking, "No way."

But we ran with it nevertheless - it was worth sharing.

While some were simply outraged, the column elicited interesting and vibrant debate among our readers.

When Azad, 28, firs
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A gifted writer with a sense of humor... I really like the collection of essays in it.........
Gulshan Khan
Jun 14, 2011 Gulshan Khan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One of the most alluring things about this book, for me is the very unique dynamic from which it is penned. Post-apartheid, Indian, South African, young yet grazed with a critical eye and so an activist's view on the entire world. Azad is a distinct and brave voice making sonorous issues which are not often even approached, with an unnerving satire, that will make you shift in your chair, until you find a different way to sit. It's a must-read!
Khadija Patel
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A highly enjoyable read that's thrived in the transformation from blog to book.
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a neat and evocative read
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The mother of all books, life will not be complete until you read this book.
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Azad Essa is a South African journalist and columnist. He completed a multinational Global Studies MA in 2005 and spent several years in South African academia before launching his journalism career. He calls Durban home, but is currently working for the Al Jazeera Network in Doha, Qatar.
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