In Africa there is an unfortunate maxim that says, “The black man’s medicine is the white man”. This saying is derived from a belief that the black man is nothing without the guidance or tutelage of the white man. That anything the black man sets out to do will only succeed if the white man is part of the equation.
Drawing from this proverb, renowned author of the amazing book “There is a Tsotsi in my Boardroom”, Musi Kuzwayo, gives us his latest book “Black Man’s Medicine” after a six-year break. This book sets out to teach the black populace to not only move from the clutches of apartheid but to also realise that the success and economic freedom they seek is to be found in what he calls SEE (Self-Economic Empowerment). True economic freedom will not be achieved by focusing on the hurts of the past but by realising ones own strength and working hard to achieve ones personal goals.
Over and above this, each chapter attempts to assist people to “see familiar truths differently, to question the rightness of our rituals and to test the accuracy of our adages”. Black Man’s Medicine should not only inspire people to take control of their own destiny but to be their own medicine and continue to forge forward and create a new and prosperous Africa that we can all be proud of for “A new Africa is waiting!”
In Africa there is an unfortunate maxim that says, “The black man’s medicine is the white man”.
About Muzi Kuzwayo
Muzi Kuzwayo was born in Paynville near Springs
He graduated from Rhodes University with a BSc degree in biochemistry and microbiology
· He has written two previous books “Marketing through Mud and Dust” and “There is a Tsotsi in the Boardroom”
· Muzi currently serves as a Non-Executive Director at Spur Corporation Limited