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The Art of the South African Insult (Paperback): Sarah Britten
The Art of the South African Insult (Paperback): Sarah Britten

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Sarah Britten

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South African insults on everything - from apartheid to Zuma - by everyone from J. M. Coetzee to Daily Sun readers. Michael Herzfeld has argued in his study of Greek villagers that humour emanates from what we are most embarrassed about - not from conventional sources of national pride. This is the first time that South African humour has been explored in this way. This title incorporates a wide range of opinion, from comedians, literary heavyweights, serious political commentators, satirists, sports writers to the kind of people generally not taken seriously, like the ANC Youth League and You readers. South Africans of all people need a good laugh. It is healthy both psychologically and physiologically to laugh at ourselves. At its core, this title is about democracy, or the democratic spirit - because one of the truest tests of democracy is the tolerance of invective and nastiness. So, while the book sets out to entertain, there is also a serious intent.


Imprint: 30 Degrees South Publishers
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: November 2006
Authors: Sarah Britten
Dimensions: 168 x 168 x 16mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
ISBN-13: 978-1-920143-05-3
Barcode: 9781920143053
Categories: Books > Sport & Leisure > Humour
Books > Sport & Leisure > Humour > General
LSN: 1-920143-05-X

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