Impressing the Whites: The New International Slavery
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In this comical, passionate, satirical, and sincere book, The White God delivers "The Fourteen Commandments of Impressing the Whites" to a brown "Moses."
Inscribed on two coconuts, the Commandments sum up both the secrets of success for brown/colored writers, entrepreneurs, and artists, and the distortions caused by race politics and realities in the modern world of Obama (whose hair, a comedian joked, is so white it could be a member of his Cabinet), of Zulus dressed in three-piece suits, and of Trinidadians in tuxedos.
It is also a compassionate and engaging book that considers the dilemma faced by colored people who are often forced to strive to be judged and found worthy by the West, but also yearn to be authentic. What does this situation mean for authenticity, honesty, integrity, and a mutually respectful and honest communication between West and East?
"The reader laughs, squirms, recognizes his/her own hypocrisy and the blatant absurdity of most unquestioned social conventions. In this, Crasta succeeds [in ways that] Chris Rock race routines succeed, i.e., brilliantly. Zany exuberance . . . mischievous pleasure."--Frank Feldman
"Boldly goes where no Indian writer has gone before."--The Asian Age, Book Pick of the Fortnight.
EXCERPT: "But Indians are spiritual!" protested the German lady, unhappy at the title of my new novel. Ethnic writing is what the West wants from mild and subdued Eastern writers . . . Thus, the East reinvents itself to please the West.
- 6,99 €
- Category: Social Science
- Published: 09 April 2011
- Publisher: Richard Crasta
- Print Length: 239 Pages
- Language: English