Pirates of Polokwane: Cartoons from Mail & Guardian, Sunday Times, Independent Newspapers Paperback – September 1, 2009
by Zapiro (Author)
An eagerly awaited album that comes out annually, this year’s collection of Zapiro’s editorial cartoons was hugely well-received by South Africans and rose to become the bestselling book in the country. Full of delightful satire, the cartoons are informed by a sense of truth and dignity even while tackling sensitive issues and attacking public figures, particularly those in the ruling party. For news hounds who follow current affairs around the globe, this book provides an education on the issues and a bounty of deft political humor.
“In an open society we give space to our artists to be provocative and to push the envelope, even to shock us, even to offend us. [Zapiro] has certainly done that. Good for him, that’s what we want.” —Anton Harber, director, University of the Witwatersrand journalism program
About the Author
Zapiro is the pen name of Jonathan Shapiro, a South African political cartoonist. He is the five-time winner of the Mondi Shanduka Newspaper Award for graphic journalism and has twice received the SA Comedy Award for best humorous cartoonist. He recently won first prize in Berlin at the international Entwicklungspoliti cartoon competition.
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Jacana Media (September 1, 2009)
Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 7.6 x 0.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces