Including work by: Herman Charles Bosman, Darrel Bristow-Bovey, David Bullard, Christopher Hope, Madam & Eve, Nat Nakasa, Jo-Anne Richards, Gus Silber, Marianne Thamm, Pieter-Dirk Uys, Iris Vaughan, Zapiro.
Here in one volume is a distillation and compendium of South African humour, written in English over the last 200 years, from bitter satire to wild farce, from sharp wit to gentle humour. The compilers have tried to display the full range and variety in this book: the elegant good humour of Gordon Forbes, the sad ironies of Nat Nakasa, the sparkling mirrors held up to an anxious society by Gus Silber, the wit of Christopher Hope.
The overall result is less an anthology than an anatomy of a society rich in funny moments and human folly, rich to in experiences that cry out to be laughed at. As archbishop Tutu says Thank God for satirists, cartoonists and humorists of all shapes and sizes, of all races, ages and genders. … such as are represented in this collection, for keeping us sane and human.
Compiled and edited by James Clarke & Harvey Tyson. Published by Double Story, Juta, of Cape Town in 2003. This hard cover, First Edition copy is in Fine condition, covered in plastic and with a Fine dust jacket. The size of the book is 253x173x27mm. ISBN 9781919930329.