Kabelo Chabalala
3 minute read
12 Aug 2020
1:23 pm

Reading is important. What you read, equally so

Kabelo Chabalala

One of the ways to help boys and men get in touch with their emotions is through the content they consume in books.


Many of the books men read are cringeworthy. And of course, we are all entitled to our own preferences. With the Zoom meetings season upon us, and many people feeling inclined to have a collection of their books as their backgrounds, I realised that our society is far from having men who are conscious about issues affecting women. As a little sister of mine argues that she hardly sees black men read biographies of women or stories based on women’s lives. Because all most men consume is books about how to become the next billionaire. There is nothing wrong with...