Extract from ‘Black Tax’: ‘An Inevitable Growing Pain’


Extract from ‘Black Tax’: ‘An Inevitable Growing Pain’

Some of SA's best writers investigate the concept of the black family and the black middle class

Fred Khumalo

“The real significance of this book lies in the fact that it tells us more about the everyday life of black South Africans. It delves into the essence of black family life and the secret anguish of family members who often battle to cope,” says award-winning author Niq Mhlongo, editor of the collection Black Tax (Jonathan Ball Publishers, R260) by some of the best writers in SA.

Here’s an extract from the book – An Inevitable Growing Pain by Fred Khumalo:

A few years ago, my sister-in-law introduced me to her friend, who, at 25, had just finished her master’s degree and was com­ing to me for help...

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