Bonang Matheba’s book Bonang – From A to B sold more than 10 000 copies on its first day of release. It took the number one selling spot from her former BFF Somizi Mhlongo’s book which enjoyed national dominance since its release.
Bonang’s achievement was shortlived after Black Twitter punched holes in her book. A meme of red-marked corrections trended on Twitter for more than 36 hours. The Black Twitter family felt offended that they were expected to spend R200 on a book that had more grammatical errors than Bonang’s ex boyfriends.
Cass Design Singer wrote “#Bonang The only reason why Bonang and Somizi ain’t friends anymore is because she stole his English and wrote a book with it 😂😂😂😂😂”
I_Am_Miss Sam wrote “So all the errors & bad grammar are gonna be down played because of love? Have we become so used to poor service to complain?💔😢 #FromAtoB”
One of Bonang’s friends says Queen B, as Bonang is affectionately known to her fans, is not hurt by the shade her book is receiving because the book is doing well on the shelves.
“Black people will always find a way do pull another black person down. If the book was written by a white person they would make noise. They are jealous because Queen B sold more than 10 000 copies,” she said.