Two Collectionsof Cartoons by Gado & Madd distributed by Kwani Trust27/06/2012
Buni Media launched two books by its Publishing wing, Buni Publishing on 13th June 2012: It’s A Madd Madd World, the first ever collection of cartoons by Paul Kelemba (MADD), and Crisis…? What Crisis?! a collection of editorial cartoons by Godfrey Mwampembwa (GADO). The two thought-provoking books are the first print products by Buni Media.
In the Madd Madd World collection, which covers the 2007-2011 period with its post-election violence and subsequent fragile coalition, Madd has assembled cartoons that depict one of the most volatile episodes in Kenya’s political history. But true to Madd’s exuberant style, some cartoons also take a humorous look at Kenya’s social life. The work featured in this collection was first published by The Standard newspaper where It’s a Madd Madd World has run for the past 20 years.
In Crisis…? What Crisis?!, Gado has put together cartoons published from 2005 to 2012 in the Daily Nation, the Sunday Nation and the East African, along with some of his unpublished cartoons. The centre-piece of the book is the crisis that befell Kenya in 2008. The book is organised in 13 chapters that tackle topics such as the Grand Coalition Government, the ICC or the growing Chinese presence in Africa, and contain anecdotal commentary by Gado on his experience as an editorial cartoonist.
“Both books engage Kenyans to retrospectively look at the events that engulfed the country in 2008 so as to ensure that they don’t occur again. As is the case for all Buni Media productions, these two collections of cartoons marry a highly critical outlook with a good dose of humour and optimism for what Kenya could become,” said Buni Media CEO Marie Lora-Mungai.
It’s a Madd Madd World (RRP Ksh 2700) and Crisis…? What Crisis?! (RRP Ksh 1500) are available in bookshops around the country through Kwani Trust. To order copies, please visit leading bookshops or contact Kwani Trust via www.kwani.org or on 020 444 1801
About Buni Media:
Buni Media (www.bunimedia.com) is a multi-media company based in Nairobi, Kenya and Los Angeles, California. It is the production outlet behind The XYZ Show, Africa’s first political satire program featuring life-size latex puppets. The XYZ Show (www.xyzshow.com) reaches an audience of more than 8 million people every month through its various platforms. For more information, contact email@example.com.