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Ndumiso Ngcobo

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Once upon a time, Ndumiso Ngcobo used to be an intelligent, relevant man with a respectable (read: boring-as-crap) job which funded his extensive beer habit.

One day he woke up and discovered that he had lost his mind, quit his well-paying job, penned a collection of hallucinations. A bunch of racist white guys published the collection just to make him look more ridiculous and called it 'Some of my best friends are white'. (Two Dogs, ISBN 978-1-92013-718-2).

Nowadays he spends his days wandering the earth like Kwai Chang Caine, munching locusts, mumbling to himself like John the Baptist and searching for the meaning of life at the bottom of beer mugs.

The racist publishers have reared their ugly heads again and dangled money in his face to pen yet another collection of hallucinations entitled 'Is It Coz 'm Black'.

He will take cash, major credit cards and will perform a strip tease for contributions to his beer fund.

MTN. The dog ate my homework

(Disclaimer: Excuse the language in this blog. I’m posting it from an internet café and I’m seated next to two giggly teenagers on Facebook) Apologies…

Zuma: Can we be reasonable?

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Randomness or Buridan’s Ass?

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I write about what I write about

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Drawing the line: Road rage

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Dealing with people who can’t count

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Still don’t know why I should vote DA

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The day I started going blind

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Have you experienced borderline discrimination?

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