Things ewe never Kn’ewe about South African place names is a humorous look at the place names of South Africa, written and illustrated by Ann Gadd. Origins, mysteries & folklore surrounding the sometimes odd names that appear on the South African landscape.
It is an entertaining and informative book that gives accurate historical content on South African place names and origins, overlaid with Ann’s offbeat humour and accompanied by her quirky sheep illustrations.
The examination of place name origins is seldom an exact science and different research can result in different opinions, which she lists. From Pearston to Pofadder, Klein Mier Nommer Een to Knapdaar, each place has a fascinating story to tell about the name origin and historical characters.
This book offers great historical content on South Africa in an accessible format. It’s a great reference every home should have or an ideal gift for family and friends.
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And now you can buy the Ewe Coasters on MapStudio as well!
Ann Gadd recently had a relaunch for 3 of her books – Ewe in the Office, A-Z Place Names and Things ewe never Kn’ewe about South African place names, at Groot Constantia. It was great success. To read more… Complete Article: Sheep and South Africa Place Names
To read more an article (New Ann Gadd Wine Label are nothing to be sheepish about) on Bookslive – click here
About the author:
After 15 years in advertising and design, tired of having the wool pulled over her eyes, she opted out and plunged into owning a health store, writing books, being an alternative practitioner, journalism and, most of all, painting quirky sheep paintings. She also ran art workshops and was the SA National Boardsailing Champion (in her spare time) while being a mother to her two children and several animals (but sadly, no sheep).
She is responsible for creating the art movement known as Baabaaism, which reflects the social and intellectual preoccupations of sheep, using popular visual language.
In this book, she combines her ewenique ewemour with writing and her love of all things historical and South African.
MapStudio launches Ann’s books at Groot Constantia
he launch of three of Ann Gadd’s quirky titles was a splendid affair. It was held at the Art at Constantiaart gallery, located in the Bertram’s tasting room at the historic wine farm, Groot Constantia.
The utterly delightful books Ewe in the Office, A-Z Place Names Of South Africa, and Things ewe never KnEwe about South African place names were presented to fans of the author and artist, who is also a healer and teacher. This multi-talented woman is a hilarious raconteur and her humour shines through the texts of her books.