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By Pieter-Dirk Uys

ISBN-10: 1843304872

ISBN-13: 9781843304876

ultimately, Pieter-Dirk Uys, South Africa’s most famed political satirist, entertainer and AIDS activist, has penned a memoir. he's taking us again to his upbringing in apartheid South Africa, his early days within the theatre, and the start of his adjust ego, Evita Bezuidenhout, the ambassador to the fictional place of origin of Bapetikosweti. He revisits his political satire, which uncovered the absurdities of Whites basically guidelines and the ridiculousness of the phobia surrounding them. He additionally writes frankly approximately his sexual trips in a conservative, Calvinistic society that forbade interracial intercourse and homosexuality.
With the tip of apartheid and the autumn of the outdated tyrants, Uys questioned, did he nonetheless have a role to do? yet a brand new democracy comes with its personal demanding situations and absurdities, and the govt. keeps to write down his scripts for him. even if he's teaching electorate or informing the formative years in regards to the risks of HIV/AIDS, he is going to conflict opposed to lack of expertise and complacency, brandishing his exact guns: laughter, compassion … and a plastic penis!
This is a e-book approximately trips, either geographical and private, a rfile of Pieter-Dirk Uys’s love affair with South Africa and its humans. Frank and arguable, hilarious and humane, Elections & Erections expresses his ardour and anger in the direction of current situations, and his wish and optimism for the future.

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