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Exclusive Cover Reveal: The New Book from Eusebius McKaiser – Run Racist Run: Journeys Into The Heart Of Racism

Cover Reveal: The New Book from Eusebius McKaiser


  • Is there a place for anger in discussions of racism?
  • Why do black writers have to write about race?
  • Can liberals be racist?
  • Are black people obliged to help white people understand racism?

Run Racist RunBookstorm is proud to present Eusebius McKaiser’s enormously provocative new book, Run Racist Run: Journeys Into The Heart Of Racism, unpacking race and race relations in South Africa, in the aftermath of the #RhodesMustFall debates and its spin-offs:

In a year when South African students have protested against colonial symbols on university campuses, when accusations of racism have erupted in cultural spaces, when racial tension in towns in the USA has exploded, it is clear that this conversation is long overdue.

In this collection of essays, McKaiser explores questions of race and racism in South Africa. It is more than 20 years after the fall of apartheid, why do we still need to talk about racism?

McKaiser does not pull his punches in his dissection of apartheid’s racist legacy – and no one is safe from his pen.

“Anyone who still thinks that South Africa’s reconciliation project has not failed should put down what they are doing and read this book.” – Jonny Steinberg

“Run Racist Run makes me hopeful. It is beautiful, brave and raw. It is also refined, risk-taking and funny.” – Pumla Dineo Gqola

“My brain is still tingling from the aftershock of the jolts it received from McKaiser’s pen.” – Ndumiso Ncgobo

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.

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Foreword by Pumla Dineo Gqola

Introduction: The burden of writing about race

1. Biko lied

2. Heard the one about young people not seeing race?

3. Reporting from the racist’s heart

4. Racism receipts

5. ‘What DO black people want from me?!’

6. If Max du Preez tells Steve Hofmeyr to fuck off and die, does that mean that Max can’t ever be a racist?

7. Meritocracy, white excellence and other myths

8. Anger misunderstood

9. For coloured people only

10. At least allow us beetroot salad, Judy Boucher and black tax, please?

11. Will racism’s architects (always) have the final say?

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Cover Reveal: The New Book from Eusebius McKaiser

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