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About the Author
Eusebius McKaiser is a political analyst, broadcaster, public speaker and lecturer. He studied law and philosophy, and is a former South African and World Masters Debate Champion. McKaiser is the author of A Bantu In My Bathroom and Could I Vote DA? A Voter’s Dilemma.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Have you ever met someone, expecting only a casual acquaintanceship to result, and found yourself sitting for hours in an engrossing conversation with someone you find fascinating and totally on your wavelength? That conversation is "A Bantu in My Bathroom" and your new friend is Eusebius McKaiser. A social commentator and writer in South Africa, McKaiser writes with precision, insight, and empathy. What sets him apart is his total honesty; events and thoughts that many of us would be too uncomfortable to admit or deal with are used as the basis for thoughtful and incisive observation. Added to this is his ability to dissect and explore ideas in an intellectually rigorous and highly original way. No doubt this is the result of his experience as an Oxford scholar who studied philosophy and submerged himself in the world of debate. McKaiser's writings on race, sexuality, and culture spring from his life experiences in South Africa, but the insights and observations frequently mirror issues in the USA and other countries. He is fearless in tackling subjects such as affirmative action and gay sexuality that those fainter of heart would surely avoid or handle with stifling political correctness. His examination of uncomfortable subjects, frequently using personal experiences as a starting point, had me turning to my own experiences and thoughts and probing them with more honesty and less self-justification that I would have before reading this book. This is a quick and thoroughly entertaining read that will leave you thinking long after you've put the book down. And our conversations with our new friend don't have to end with the book: we can listen to his talk radio show on internet radio any time we need another shot of the unique worldview of Eusebius McKaiser.