“This blog is about me being pissed off from an African perspective.” It is about the sometimes-exasperating ironies of the world we live in. Born and raised in South Africa, Angry African, as he calls himself, now lives in the U.S. and blogs daily to share his passionate feelings. He writes about American society from an African perspective, and about his sense of American perspectives on Africans. Mostly, he writes to “laugh at the world and the funny people living on this small floating rock.” His honesty, creativity, sense of humor and wonderful narrative style will get you hooked.
South Africa’s history and culture regularly come up in his examination of current events. Last week, blogging about the U.S. presidential elections stirred up memories of another historical election, the first elections in post-Apartheid South Africa. He writes with a talent for story-telling that vividly conveys the atmosphere of that particular moment in time: “What struck me was how quiet people were. No partying. No shouting and hardly any laughing. Just a silence as people stood in the queue waiting for the doors to open so that they could go and vote. … I expected people to celebrate. Come on - we are in Africa. We make a noise and party when the kid drools for the first time. Only later did I realize why. People still couldn’t believe that it was happening. And they did not want to do anything until they saw those doors open. After so many years of hardship they still could not believe that the Apartheid regime won’t try and pull a fast one.”
In the “About AA” section of the blog, you’ll be surprised to find out that the author was “born to be the stereotypical ‘good, racist Afrikaner’ in Apartheid South Africa” and then became an “accidental activist,” campaigning in many parts of the world for more justice towards Africa.