Zuma's Bastard: Encounters With a Desktop Terrorist
Zuma's Bastard is the first collection of writing from Azad Essa. The book is based on his widely acclaimed blog, the Accidental Academic, which won Best Political Blog at the 2009 South African Blog Awards for its thought-provoking, and often controversial, writing.
Like the blog, the book covers a broad array of local and international political and social issues with Azad's trademark wit, insight and attitude, and a refreshing serving of satire on the side.
25 engaging chapters include revised and updated examples of Azad's best blog entries, plus brand-new material, such as:
A pub crawl for the president (on President Zuma's state of the nation speech)
Shape without drape: Muslim fashion du jour (on the French burkha ban)
Two kilos of tenderised Malema, please! (A satirical take on the ANC management of Julius Malema)
One hundred days to being screwed over (on the Football World Cup)
About the Author
Azad Essa is a young South African going places. A journalist and columnist, Essa came to prominence writing the Accidental Academic, a provocative Thought Leader blog that challenged the established assumptions of contemporary South African culture, politics and events. After winning Best Political Blog at the 2009 SA Blog Awards, Essa presents his first book and, with it, introduces an important young voice to a new audience.
Author Azad Essa
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