‘To live is to rebel, and to rebel is to conform to the University’s rules and regulations.’
Dung Beetle Books are pleased to announce the publication of its latest deranged satire, Piggy Goes to University. Now, Miriam and Ezra Elia turn their satiric cannons on the perverse world of radical student activism, and the universities which foster them.
Follow Piggy on his momentous spiritual journey at the Central State University, learn from his fantastic triumphs, and gawp at his pathetic, guilt-racked demise. This quaintly illustrated comic novella should make compelling reading for any university student, of past, present, or future.
Piggy is a new student at the University, keen to make his mark. This is the story of his rise to the forefront of the Anti-Piggist Social Justice Movement, and his cataclysmic fall from grace. On his way, he will encounter many strange ‘truths’, and discover a terrible, dark secret, lodged at the very heart of the campus.
Styled as a post-modern update to George Orwell’s Animal Farm, the story takes place in the United Union of Pigs and Other Organisms (UUPOO, formerly the UUP), at the epicentre of a radical shift in pig-establishment dogma – the Central State University. There, new inductees are subjected to a slow and arduous ‘induction process’, by which all undergraduates learn their place in an ecosystem of painfully delineated, multi-grouped identities. Here, feelings become truer than facts, and reason acts only in the service of a profound, vague guilt.
Illustrated entirely in red and black, and printed in a limited edition woven hardback which echoes the stylings of Mao’s Little Red Book and wartime socialist literature, Piggy Goes to University ultimately portrays a new, absurd species of tyranny - a tyranny of kindness - to hilarious effect.