Things ewe never Kn’Ewe about South African place names
About Things ewe never Kn’Ewe about South African place names
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. Gadd is known for her quirky “sheep” paintings, hence the sheep theme. 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It is an entertaining and informative book that gives accurate historical content on South African place names and origins, overlaid with Ann’s offbeat humour and accompanied by her quirky sheep illustrations.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This book offers great historical content on South Africa in an accessible format.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.