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By Herman Charles Bosman

This reissued assortment comprises the simplest of Bosman’s tales and humour, formerly released in volumes: Starlight at the Veld: better of Herman Charles Bosman’s tales and Recognising Blues: better of Herman Charles Bosman’s Humour.

Starlight at the Veld is a suite of 25 of Bosman’s best tales – the main outstanding, the main relocating, the main memorable. Oom Schalk classics like “Mafeking Road”, “In the Withaak’s Shade”, “The Rooinek” and “Makapan’s Caves” are integrated, along ‘Voorkamer’ items like “School live performance” and “Birth Certificate”. And in well-known tales like “A Boer Rip van Winkel” and “Old Transvaal tale” we listen the voice of the writer musing self-ironically at the artwork of storytelling.

Recognising Blues: better of Herman Charles Bosman’s Humour gathers jointly a few 30 items around the complete quantity of Bosman’s profession, from schoolboy gags via to final laughs. As Bosman himself stated, he used to be identified for having a vein of humour working via his paintings that made him well liked by his trustworthy readers. This assortment comprises famous gem stones like “A Bekkersdal Marathon” and “A stopover at to Shanty Town”, the place his satirical irony ran at complete strength, via to a few formerly uncollected essays and experiences which express him consistently to were South Africa’s so much genial commentator.

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