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The Madams are Restless by S. Francis
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Sep 19, 14

bookshelves: humour, cartoon-comic, south-african-interest, owned, comic-art
Recommended for: interested in SA humour and culture
I own a copy

Not their best work but enjoyable nonetheless. For non-Saffa's (South Africans) Madam & Eve is a daily newspaper comic strip satirizing the relationship between the entrenched conservative, post-apartheid white bourgeoisie and the hired (black) help. The more agitated liberal might deem this as an attempt to ameliorate white guilt ((none of the artists are black) and black resentment) by trivializing the entrenched master/slave relationship but perhaps it is also part of the healing and understanding process? - it is easier to engage in objective discourse over something once it is no longer a source of friction.

A recommended crash course in Saffa humour and culture, from a Europeanized perspective.
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