Education editor for @TC_Africa, Contributing editor to @IndexCensorship. Dogs. Buffy. Women in suits. Black coffee. Serial killers.
My battery is going poof. That was me, live tweeting from @ferialhaffajee's Cape Town book launch.
Down to last 3 questions. @ferialhaffajee raises AG's latest reports about wastage. "Who is accountable?" yells an audience member.
@mmofokeng2 He bought a copy and the guy at the shop started ranting about the ANC - because, Mangcu says, all blacks = ANC
I love book launches. I hate monologues. Always people must take the mic and tell their own stories.
"Angry young man" points out how whiteness manifests - like people at book launches who shush Mangcu for Haffajee.
A self-professed "angry young black man" takes the mic and wants to find out more about the conversations @ferialhaffajee had for research.
If you never see Prof Mangcu's byline in City Press again, it's because he just casually told a story about buying the Sunday Times.
Mangcu reflects: until he started writing about race, white middle class suburbanites loved him.