Penpricks: The Drawing of South Africa's Political Battlelines

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Author: Ken Vernon
Publisher: The Spearhead Press (2000)
ISBN-10: 0864864728
ISBN-13: 9790864864726
Condition: Very Good
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 200
Dimensions: 26 x 21 x 1.3 cm

Weight: 0.6 kg
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The seed that grew into this guide was planted twenty years before it was published in the newspaper archives of Rhodes University, South Africa. As a journalism student the author was leafing through an old newspaper researching an assignment when he was struck dumb by a cartoon that, in just a few brushes, conveyed more than he could ever hope to write on the subject.

This drawing of South Africa's political battlelines has produced not only a fascinating and informative look at the world of South Africa's political cartoons, but also at South African politics and journalism - a world cartoons portray in a way words cannot. Every day most major newspapers carry a cartoon comment on some topical subject or event- mostly political in nature. The reader's reaction to this supposedly humorous comment may vary from a wry smile to an agreeable full belly laugh, from outrage to righteous indignation.

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