Eat, Drink & Blame The Ancestors
For five years, Ndumiso Ngcobo, South Africa’s favourite big-headed columnist, has entertained Sunday Times readers with his hallucinations: amusing anecdotes, outlandish opinions and furiously funny tales that are required reading for legions of fans. Eat, Drink & Blame The Ancestors is a collection of Ngcobo’s most memorable columns in that time, edited and reworked for maximum effect, providing the perfect overview of his unique and wonderful insights. Whether he’s consuming fermented beverages and communing with the ancestors, describing life with his terrorist children and skollie dog (RIP Spiderman), or dissecting dung-beetle philosophy with the Men of Thurst, this is the finest and funniest writing in the land.
Published in partnership with the Sunday Times.
Ndumiso Ngcobo is a creative phenomenon of the new South Africa. A one-time corporate lackey who used to write amusing e-mails for fun, he decided a change in career was in order and authored the bestsellers Some Of My Best Friends Are White and Is It Coz I’m Black? before securing a columnist’s gig with the Sunday Times. He is also a radio presenter on Power FM and writes for television.
“A wonderful man and a fantastic book – on the must-read list for 2015.” – SABC Newsroom
“Get a copy. Ndumiso is hilarious and incisive.” – Eusebius McKaiser
“Wisdom so good we could easily quote this writing in the future alongside Confucius… I was subject to fits of laughter so much I nearly peed myself on numerous occasions.” – James Murua
“Ndumiso Ngcobo is the brilliant Commissar of Random Weirdness. My personal guess is that his secret is mainlining Grandpa.” – Conrad Koch (Chester Missing)
“Ngcobo is the finest and funniest columnist in this country. He has that rare trifecta of qualities that defines the very best comic writers: real insight, real charisma and real irreverence.” – Carlos Amato, Sunday Times Lifestyle editor