Riotous Assembly

Riotous Assembly

by Tom Sharpe

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ISBN-13: 9780871131430
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date: 04/28/1994
Edition description: 1st American pbk. ed
Pages: 249
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Tom Sharpe was born in 1928 and educated at Lancing College and Pembroke College, Cambridge. He did his National Service in the Marines before going to South Africa in 1951, where he did social work before teaching in Natal. He had a photographic studio in Pietermaritzburg from 1957 until 1961, when he was deported. From 1963 to 1972 he was a lecturer in History at the Cambridge College of Arts and Technology. In 1986 he was awarded the XXXIIIème Grand Prix de l'Humour Noir Xavier Forneret. He is married and lives in Cambridge.

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Riotous Assembly 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
wirkman on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Racism, murder, sexual fetishism, police brutality, Apartheid. These are the high points of this hilarious novel, a farcical satire on South Africa that, I believe, caused the author to be ejected from that state in the 1960s, after this book and its sequel.Books don't get much funnier than this.