The Wizard of HOD
Nanda Soobben's first book of cartoons, “The Wizard of HOD and Other Odd Stories" has become a collector's items and forms part of the African Library Colllecton of the Smithsonian Institute Museum. The cover image is of Amichand Rajbansi who was then head of the Indian House of Delegates (HOD) under apartheid. The day after the cartoon appeared in the The Post Rajbansi phoned Nanda to congratulate him saying: 'I loved the cartoon, especially the title.' Nando says he "was quite gobsmacked as my interpretation of the wizard was quite derogatory - the wizard of Oz was a real wacko character, but he saw the wizard as being a man of genius!''