the question of living in or leaving South Africa. In confronting an always emotive and controversial topic from as many angles as possible, it is the ideal book for any South African who has ever asked himself, Should I stay or should I go?
About the book:
2010 saw the release of a non-fiction title that is sure to stir the conversation at braais and dinner parties in South Africa and across the globe: Should I Stay Or Should I Go? Yes, it’s a song by The Clash, but it’s also a defining question for the modern Rainbow Nation and now, as a Two Dogs book, a collection of essays on emigration from South Africans based in South Africa and around the world.
Most South Africans with the means to pack up and leave have, at some point, thought about emigrating (even if it’s just to scoff at the idea), while popular wisdom suggests that more than a million South Africans have emigrated since the early 1990s, with many thousands having already left before that in the turbulent ’70s and ’80s.
Today, the issue is as topical and controversial as ever, with hardcore “stayers” and “leavers” forever clashing with each other (often online), while those in the middle – the majority – are left with unanswered questions.
Should I Stay Or Should I Go? is for those looking for guidance, information and empathy on the topic of emigration from people who’ve been there and done that – whether it’s stay or go. It is a collection of 15 essays by South Africans at home and abroad – some high-profile literary figures, others average everyday people – that combines a collection of subjective viewpoints to provide a broad overview of the emigration debate. It comes with an introduction from the editor, and three addendums: comparisons of the 14 most popular emigrant cities for South Africa, a discussion of the stresses of emigration and a sample of further reading on the topic.
The second reprint of this book is now available on www.Amazon.com
Books can also be ordered directly from Two Dogs books and payments made through Paypal.
About the authors:
Tim Richman is an author and publisher. He is the editor of Why I’ll Never Live In Oz Again, among other books.
The authors include high-profile literary figures such as André Brink, Jacob Dlamini and Kevin Bloom, award-winning journalists and writers, and a selection of man-in-the-street contributors with particularly interesting stories to tell. Half are currently living in South Africa, while the others are living in the UK, the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East.
Title: Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Contributors: André Brink, Kevin Bloom, Jacob Dlamini, Kerry Rogers, Liz Butler, Sarah Britten, Sarah Penny, Anne Townsend, Daniel Ford, James Carolin, Ian Macdonald, Gillian Tucker, Barry Levy, Louie Cowan, Ted Botha, Jenni Baxter.