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Melinda Ferguson Books Chat with Ismail Lagardien & Ferial Haffajee



In this week’s episode of the NB Publishers podcast, Ferial Haffajee chats to Ismail Lagardien about his book Too White to be Coloured, Too Coloured to be Black. His book is a hybrid narrative, blending memoir with social commentary and political analysis. Always in search of "home", the book tracks Ismail Lagardien's vast experiences of a deeply lived life, always against a backdrop of "unbelonging" ─ first as a reporter in the turbulent 80s, to studying economics at the LSE, then achieving a doctorate at the University of Wales, to working as a speechwriter at the World Bank in Washington. A unique and brilliant read. This episode was recorded during an Exclusive Books webinar launch. Get your copy here: https://www.exclusivebooks.co.za/product/9781990973420 Music: “Silky” by Alex Figueira (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/alex-figueira/mentallogenic/silky/)