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Surveying the debates about race that enliven and confuse daily life in South Africa, this album of underground comics brings together artwork and pointed satire to tackle colonialism and its ongoing legacy. The book adopts the style of Hergé’s Tintin for its cover, but that innocent first impression is soon replaced by what's inside: a relentless critique of the hypocrisy and racist attitudes of white society and many spoofs about the greed and corruption among Africa’s new political elite.
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Joe Dog is the pen name of Anton Kannemeyer, who has been publishing and exhibiting his work since 1992, the year he and Conrad Botes founded Bitterkomix as students at the University of Stellenbosch. He has recently toured in Cape Town, Johannesburg, and New York, performing in a solo comedy show.
"Semiotic sophistication, graphic ingenuity, and X-ray political vision." —New York Times
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