Western Leader : November 9th 2010
8 WESTERN LEADER, NOVEMBER 9, 2010 NEWS 3258303AB Sick of a kitchen that's not functional? that's not family friendly? that's not host friendly? It's time you were introduced to Dream Kitchens Order in November and have your brand new Kitchen by Christmas! 5 Brick St, Henderson P: 836 3848 F: 835 4759 E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.dreamkitchens.co.nz D r e a m D e s i g n D e l i v e r The age of apartheid New book: Myan Subryan's latest book looks at his time in apartheid South Africa. He is pictured with his friend Inga Tuigamala. By TUREI MACKEY History, faith, apartheid and mum all feature in Myan Subrayan's latest book. It is called Born a Hindu, Die a Hindu?: Journey from half black to the land of the All Blacks. The title is from two key moments in the 35-year-old's life: When he convert- ed from Hinduism to Christianity against his mother's will and his migration from Durban to Henderson Heights. The book is Mr Subrayan's personal recollection of growing up in the age of apartheid and looks at the history of South Africa's Indian community and their struggle for equality. He wanted to tell this story in time for the 150th anniversary of the first Indians settling in South Africa. It is also a way to explain to New Zealanders how many ethnic minorities were treated poorly during those times, he says. A lot of Kiwis simply say: But you are not a black South African'. Yet they don't realise if you weren't white you always fell into the lesser category,'' he says. I don't want it to be seen as some- one digging up old wounds but it is something for my children to learn about their father.'' His earliest memory of subordi- nation was as a five-year-old when his father went to a bakery and had to buy bread from the back of the shop. I asked my dad why he did that and without causing a stir he replied that was where the good bread was kept. But even though I was a kid I knew what had just happened.'' Mr Subrayan says the book will now pay tribute to his late mother Uma. She passed away the day I got the first copy of my book,'' he says. So I managed to get the publishers to add the sentence in loving memory of my mum' for the other copies.'' Email your name, address and phone number to email@example.com by 9am on Friday, November 12 and go into the draw to win a signed copy of Born a Hindu, die a Hindu?: Journey from half black to the land of the All Blacks. Board begins with a laugh The inaugural Henderson-Massey Board meeting at the Waitakere Coun- cil Chamber last week was a jovial occasion. As he was sworn in, board member Assid Corban, a veteran of local body politics who was the first mayor of Waitakere and mayor of Henderson Borough Council, got a big laugh from mayor Len Brown by saying: I'm sure you're going to call on my knowledge''. Assid started out the year that I was born,'' the mayor told the assembled audience. So yes, I'm sure I will take his advice.'' Vanessa Neeson was elected as chairwoman and Mr Corban as deputy chairman. Other board members are Ross Dallow, Warren Flaunty, Brenda Brady, Peter Chan, Tracy Kirkley and Lee Nobilo.
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