Wini Mgidi’s New Book Divulges Backwash of Present-Day Racism

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“How the Hell Did We Get Here?”reveals ordeals engendered by same-old-face of racial discrimination as seen through the eyes of an erudite black woman

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In a recent news article titled Workplace Discrimination Prompts “Whitened” Job Applications from, professional African American Women are forced to drop ethnic sounding names in their curricula vitae to increase chances of landing a job. With this, author Wini Mgidi pours her heart and soul into an awakening memoir titled How the Hell Did We Get Here? to probe into the root and identify the problems instigated by racial discrimination.

Only a few people could guess that the prominent woman, standing accomplished and still soaring today, came from the humble, ashy streets of rural Mpumalanga. Ambitious and determined to grasp whatever she sets her mind into, she is a young, well-travelled person with visions not only set on international benchmarks but are often surpassed by her inner drive and relentless pursuit to see them materialise before her. She currently holds an executive position in a Blue Chip company in South Africa

Wini Mgidi has had her fair share of critics and downfalls as she embarked in her seemingly flawless life. For in South Africa, racism is still brewing. How colour turns out to be a ground for denunciation, brushing off her dignity and intellect as a learned woman, she reveals with no holds barred in her debut book. The author discloses how she experienced firsthand rejection as she fell in love with a white man. And despite being a sought-after-career lady, she experienced unequivocal rejection due to the colour of her skin. With unpretentious pitch, she propounds delicate questions often sidetracked but managing to stir setbacks to the general affected faction.

A vehement journal of her ups and downs as a person, a woman and a lover, the author gathers enough courage to expose the nuisance brought by partiality towards race. She uses some of her most intimate and discreet encounters to relay a true life chronicle in How the Hell Did We Get Here? You may visit the Author’s website through:

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How the Hell Did We Get Here? * by Wini Mgidi
Publication Date: January 31, 2013
Trade Paperback; £13.99; # pages; 978-1-4797-7531-6
Trade Hardback; £23.99; # pages; 978-1-4797-7532-3
Ebook; £3.99; 978-1-4797-7533-0

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