Eccentric South Africa

Eccentric South Africa is a celebration of extraordinary people and places in South Africa.
Hopkins, Pat
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Titel: Eccentric South Africa
Subtitle: A celebration of extraordinary people and places
Author: Pat Hopkins
Publisher: Zebra Press
Cape Town, South Africa 2001
ISBN 1868723674 / ISBN 1-86872-367-4
Paperback, 18 x 24 cm, 256 pages, several bw- and colour photos


Pat Hopkins writes about places like Die Hel, Rustlers Valley and the Owl House in Nieu Bethesda. He looks at events such as the Klein Karoo Festival and the Dagga Olympics. And he interviews people like Nathaniel, Koos Kombuis, Jean King, who works with Jesus on the Star of Bethlehem, and Dr Peter le Sueur, who lives like a vampire in Kimberley, asleep during the day and awake at night. The book is illustrated with striking black-and-white photographs, giving a fascinating view of our extraordinary society. An ideal stocking filler. Pat Hopkins is fascinated by eccentricity and is a major collector of Boerekitsch - South Africa’s own form of kitsch that so indelibly scarred the national psyche for fifty years after the 1938 Eeufees Trek. His favourite pieces are an appalling rendition of ‘Die Stem’ in a painting and a monster copper-coloured plastic lampstand of the Voortrekker Monument growing out of the Dromedaries.

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