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Customers Can Now Return their Copy of Bonang’s Error-Ridden Book For a Full Refund

Bonang Matheba's book is a disaster, and Exclusive Books is offering a refund to dissatisfied customers.

SOUTH AFRICA–South African media personality Bonang Matheba’s recently released memoir, From A To B, faced a lot of criticism on South African Twitter last week.


Tweeps were posting screenshots of pages from the book and pointing examples of poor editing in the form of typos and grammatical errors.

Exclusive Books, the bookstore chain that stocked the book has since made an announcement that customers who had bought the book and were dissatisfied could return it for a full refund. 

The store, in the statement, states that the book’s publisher BlackBird Books is currently re-editing the book which could be re-stocked.

Thabios Mahlape, the publisher of BlackBird Books took full responsibility for the blunder. “I take full responsibility for what happened. The last thing I want is for black people to be accused of mediocrity and I should do better. It's on me as the publisher. I ought to have done better,” she told TimesLIVE last week.

Read Exclusive Books’s full statement below:

 

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