Pappa in Doubt
With Pappa in Doubt
, Anton Kannemeyer returns to the fertile land that he explored to brilliant satiric effect in Pappa in Afrika
(2010). Once again parodying Hergé's Tintin in the Congo
(1931), Kannemeyer exposes the contradictions and paradoxes of life in the postcolony. The artist is as provocative as he is playful, and does not spare himself the relentless, humorous scrutiny to which he subjects politicians, despots and his neighbours in the leafy suburbs. In addition to drawings, paintings and prints, the book features extended comics in which Kannemeyer traces the dawning of his political consciousness as a young white Afrikaans-speaking South African, whose life is entwined with the joys and realities of Africa. His comics and other singular images also confront and reflect on the racism embedded in language and the physical and mental violence ingrained in the deeply divided society in which he lives.
Published by Jacana | 2015
Hardcover, 92 pages | ISBN 978-1-4314-2210-4 | Price: R320