Black Twit­ter, Blitz and a Bo­erie as Long as Your Leg (and other South African Na­tional Trea­sures),

by Ha­gen En­gler

Public Sector Manager - - Book Reviews -

Black Twit­ter, Blitz and a Bo­erie as Long as Your

Leg is a cel­e­bra­tion of South Africa's iconic peo­ple, places, sit­u­a­tions, songs, char­ac­ter traits and con­sumer prod­ucts. As a hi­lar­i­ous com­pen­dium of iconic South African­ness, it is a light-hearted, hu­mor­ous read of mul­ti­ple en­tries. Op­ti­mistic, top­i­cal and tongue-in-cheek, it draws on the great many things that South Africans have in com­mon and will give us all a mo­ment to agree on some­thing for a change.

The book cel­e­brates the sub­tle as­pects of South African life that we all ex­pe­ri­ence but don't al­ways no­tice. En­gler looks at icons of our shared South African­ness that in­duces an ex­cited ex­cla­ma­tion from the reader of,“Yoh! That's so true!” Look out for sto­ries on a fake pair of Ray-Bans from the ro­bots, your skaf­tien of last night's stew, and Zodwa Wa­bantu's vosho.

En­gler has co-writ­ten, ghost-writ­ten and edited more than 12 books.

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