From the Publisher
What happens when a goofy, armchair-liberal white guy takes up with an Africanist shoe fetishist? Marrying Black Girls for Guys Who Aren’t Black finds out as it chronicles Hagen Engler’s journey from being the whitest person this side of a Radiohead concert to being ever so slightly blacker. Living with a gorgeous, militant black woman has helped the former FHM editor understand cultural and economic reality as well as realize that, while he can appreciate the kwaito-house music of DJ Oskido and the later releases of Letta Mbulu, he will never enjoy Basketball Wives, the music of Kenny Lattimore, or boiled tripe. This is a brilliantly funny book on South Africa’s emerging, common culture. It’s cultural exchange over the television remote and race relations in the contested space between the sink, the toaster, and the microwave, as yet another mixed marriage clouds the race debate.