Is It Just Me Or Is Everything KAK? The Zuma Years
It’s been seven years since we last heard from the Is It Just Me Or Is Everything Kak? series. Seven years in which a certain showerheaded individual
has been in charge – and at first things were fine. Things were good. Couldn’t complain, you know.
But lately… Lately it’s just been madness. Zuma, Zupta, Gupta, Malema, Nkandla, hayi suka!
And that’s just the politics ending in “a”. Throw in Oscar, Shrien, social-media insanity, emoji birthday greetings and people who let slip what’s happened on Game of Thrones, and the result is a phoenix of kakness rising from the ashes of the ongoing JZ conflagration. Welcome to the Zuma years.
This is your whinger’s guide, from AA to JZ.
Tim Richman is a publisher, writer and editor. He is the author or co-author of the Is It Just Me Or Is Everything Kak? series, 50 Flippen Brilliant South Africans and Ja Well No Fine.
“A laugh-out-loud read that celebrates the best and worst of South Africa” – News24
“On-the-button state-of-the-nation observation with a wicked twist. A rare treat to laugh at what could otherwise make
you weep!” – Nancy Richards, SAFM Literature
“Tim Richman has a wonderful witty way of making us reflect on reality… [Is It Just Me Or Is Everything Kak? The Zuma Years] is delightful. It will make you laugh. It will make you cry.” – Africa Melane, Cape Talk
“With his trademark rapier wit and biting humour, Richman’s satirical, tongue-in-cheek commentary on everything that affects us on a local and global scale is relatable on every level… So, sit back, have a laugh (and in some cases a cry…) and enjoy this witty, take-the-piss guide to everything South Africa has to offer” – Tammy February, Women24
“I thought it was just me, but Tim Richman is also bemused, amused, confused and amazed by uniquely South African behaviour - and got me to laugh about it.” – David O'Sullivan, PowerFM
"Best read in small doses to allow the humour to override your sense of outrage." – Sunday Times
"Brandishing his biting wit like a Game of Thrones weapon, Richman takes on everything that makes
Saffers mad. And some of the crimes Saffers commit. And some general Saffer insanity. Not to mention politics and politicians, sport, social media, dodgy individuals, crimes and trials, racists, Nkandla, the US presidential race, Saffer drivers and a whole lot more. As the title suggests, Zuma features quite a lot, and it’s not good. The book, however, is very good. Despairing humour is frequently the only way to try to keep hold of sanity.” – Lindsay Slogrove, Daily News
On the Original IS IT JUST ME OR IS EVERYTHING KAK? Series:
“Quite splendidly takes the piss out of South Africa… We don’t have nearly enough of this kind of writing” – Sunday Times
“A jam-packed, well-researched compendium of facts and figures put together in such a clever, witty way that you’ll be laughing (even when you should be crying)” – The Star
“Hugely entertaining” – News24