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Sunrise over Tanesia

by Swanson, Donald

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(Cape Town: Simondium Publishers, 1965). 8vo; original red boards; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 144. Dustwrapper a little edgeworn, and sunned on spine panel; some foxing to endpapers, dustwrapper, and page edges. Good condition. "Sunrise Over Tanesia is a satire on life in a mythical, newly-independent African state. It is a light-hearted romp concerning a film-unit sent out in all ignorance from Britain to the imaginary and turbulent state of Tanesia to make a documentary film. The film never quite gets made, but the hilarious situations into which the film-makers are projected and the gloriously eccentric characters they become involved with are memorable in the extreme. There are riots and revolutions and counter-revolutions, inept black dictators and crazy, lovable, blimpish remnants of the dying British Raj. ... Sunrise Over Tanesia is rich satire rather in the tradition of Evelyn Waugh's Black Mischief." .


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Sunrise over Tanesia
Swanson, Donald
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(Cape Town: Simondium Publishers, 1965)
Modern first editions. Satire. Dictatorships. Banana republics. Humour
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Christison Rare Books operates as a mail order business, based in Port Elizabeth. We are members of IOBA and SABDA. Whereas we stock thousands of books on a wide variety of subjects, our focus has always been on SE Africa - its peoples, wildlife and history. The store is managed by Lindsay Christison. Although we do not run an open book shop, prospective customers who would like to examine items described in our on-line list of stock are welcome to make an appointment.


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