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Biography (SA)

Front Cover of Zuma Exposed by Adriaan Basson
Zuma Exposed - Adriaan Basson

Zuma Exposed by Adriaan Basson is the book President Jacob Zuma does not want you to read. From Shaik to ‘The Spear’, award-winning investigative journalist Adriaan Basson reveals the truth behind Jacob Zuma’s presidency of the ANC and South Africa. From one bad decision to another, this explosive, roller-coaster account traces the unravelling of a likeable but deeply flawed leader who came to power as victim, not visionary.

ZAR 80.00
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Rule of Fear - Peter Becker

Rule of Fear by Peter Becker is a fine biography and is the first detailed study of Dingane, King of the Zulu, the most controversial and least understood of all South African tribal kings. Dingane - the Needy One - rose to fame in 1828 after assassinating Shaka Zulu and usurping the Zulu throne, and in this exciting and often horrifying life-story, the author presents an objective and accurate assessment of Dingane's true character, and of the motives which gave rise to the treacheries and brutalities that have made his name notorious.

ZAR 225.00
Front Cover of Odyssey to Freedom by George Bizos
Odyssey to Freedom - George Bizos

Odyssey to Freedom by George Bizos is a spell-binding autobiography by one of the world's most admired human rights advocates. This story, told on a grand scale, unfolds from Bizos' daring rescue of 6 NZ soldiers from the Nazis as a boy in Greece. He arrives in Johannesburg together with his father, penniless and unable to speak English. He studies law at Wits and becomes an advocate, building a career on defending the downtrodden against apartheid abuses in a hostile justice system.

ZAR 250.00
Front Cover of Reminiscences of Kaffir Life and History and Other Papers by Charles Brownlee
Reminiscences of Kaffir Life and History and Other Papers - Charles Brownlee

Reminiscences of Kaffir Life and History and Other Papers by Charles Brownlee is a sketch of Brownlee's life, giving an account of many stirring deeds in which he took an active part.

ZAR 700.00
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Old Dusty of the Low Veld - George Campbell

Old Dusty of the Low Veld by George Campbell is based on the life of an old Prospecter who spent nearly fifty years in the Low Veld propspecting for gold. This book has an appeal all of its own, for here is a day that has gone and in the telling of "Old Dusty's" story, the author has, to quote Eldred Green, "himself panned some nuggets of pure gold"

ZAR 150.00
Front cover of A Merchant Family in Early Natal by Daphne Child
A Merchant Family in Early Natal - Daphne Child

A Merchant Family in Early Natal by Daphne Child examines the diaries and letters of Joseph and Marianne Churchill and includes a narrative of pioneering travels to Potchefstroom and the Soutpansberg. Includes contemporary sketches by M. Churchill.

ZAR 300.00
Front Cover of Die Dagboek Van H.A.L. Hamelberg by FJ Du T. Spies
Die Dagboek Van H.A.L. Hamelberg 1855-1871 - FJ Du T. Spies

Die Dagboek Van H.A.L. Hamelberg: 1855- 871 by FJ Du T. Spies is a retelling of the original diary by the consul-general of the Orange Freestate. Volume 33 in the first series of VRS Publications.  There is an English summary, translated by NG Sabbagha. Illustrated with b&w photos.

ZAR 180.00
Front Cover of Interfering in Politics by Andrew Duminy and Bill Guest
Interfering in Politics - Andrew Duminy and Bill Guest

Interfering in Politics by Andrew Duminy and Bill Guest is a penetrating biography of Sir Percy FitzPatrick that looks at some of the issues normally sidestepped in earlier biographies especially his involvement in the Jameson Raid and the South African war. His position as an advocate for mining interests during the Milner administration is also examined.

ZAR 250.00
Front cover of The Records of a Pioneer Family by Alfred Essex, William Rabone and Harriet Rabone
The Records of a Pioneer Family - Essex; William & Harriet with Arthur Rabone

The Records of a Pioneer Family by Alfred Essex, William Rabone and Harriet Rabone is a collection of letters and diaries of the Essex/Rabone family, giving an account of the pioneer life more than a century ago.

ZAR 250.00
Front Cover of All That Glittered by Maryna Fraser and Alan Jeeves
All That Glittered - Maryna Fraser and Alan Jeeves

All That Glittered by Maryna Fraser and Alan Jeeves presents, through a selection of the correspondence of Lionel Phillips, a complete picture of the career of one of the leading figures in the development of the South African gold mining industry.

ZAR 180.00
Front Cover of A Nature Conservationist Looks Back by Douglas Hey
A Nature Conservationist Looks Back - Douglas Hey

A Nature Conservationist Looks Back by Douglas Hey endeavours to provide a popular yet factual account of the origins and development of nature conservation in the Cape Province. Illustrated with b&w photos.

ZAR 200.00
Front cover of The First Son of South Africa to be Premier by Basil T. Hone
The First Son of South Africa to be Premier - Basil T. Hone

The First Son of South Africa to be Premier by Basil T. Hone tells the story of Thomas Scanlen, who served as the Cape Colony's Prime Minister for three years. The story of this man and the politics of a century ago will help readers understand the reasons why the problems southern Africa faces today are difficult, complex and delicate.

This copy has been signed by the author.

ZAR 150.00
Front cover of Tomorrow's Sun by Helen Joseph
Tomorrow's Sun - Helen Joseph

Tomorrow's Sun: The Smuggled Journal from South Africa by Helen Joseph presents the true story of her fight for equality for black Africans - and the humiliations and harassments she has been forced to suffer as a result. It is Helen Joseph's own story of how she became involved in the struggle against the apartheid system.

1st US edition copy.

ZAR 180.00
Front Cover of Mandela by Alf Kumalo and Es'kia Mphahlele
Mandela - Alf Kumalo and Es'kia Mphahlele

Mandela by Alf Kumalo and Es'kia Mphahlele is the story of Nelson Mandela's life intertwined with an account of 41 years of the African National Congress Party. Text by Mphahlele and b&w photos by Kumalo.

ZAR 150.00
Front cover of On Circuit in Kafirland by Perceval M Laurence
On Circuit in Kafirland - Perceval M Laurence

On Circuit in Kafirland by Perceval M Laurence collects this colonial judge's writings in one volume. They represent some of the recreations, legal and literary of a colonial judge. Laurence says in his preface that the press received his previous literary endeavour kindly and "..with such complete indifference by the book buying public - if such an entity still exists - that I understand some 'remainders' are still procurable on very reasonable terms." This just goes to show that nothing has changed 100 years later.

ZAR 1,250.00
The Kitchingman Papers by Basil le Cordeur & Christopher Saunders
The Kitchingman Papers - Basil le Cordeur & Christopher Saunders

The Kitchingman Papers, Missionary letters and jounals, 1817 to 1848 from the Brenthurst Collection Johannesburg by Basil le Cordeur & Christopher Saunders.

Printing limited to a thousand copies.

ZAR 450.00
Front cover of Camp Life and Sport in South Africa by T J Lucas
Camp Life and Sport in South Africa - T J Lucas

Camp Life and Sport in South Africa by T J Lucas is a first rate account of life and warfare in the Cape during the 1850s, written by one who experienced the events described within these pages at first hand. The author of this book was a trooper in the Cape Mounted Rifles serving in South Africa-or the Cape Colony-in the middle years of the nineteenth century. The Cape Mounted Rifles were engaged in a succession of small but savage wars-known broadly as the Kaffir Wars-with the indigenous tribes of the region.

ZAR 350.00
Front cover of The Truth in Masquerade by Jane Meiring
The Truth in Masquerade - Jane Meiring

The Truth in Masquerade by Jane Meiring is the story of Francois le Valliant as he emerges from his own recounting of his adventures.

ZAR 250.00
Front Cover of Zululand Wilderness by Ian Player
Zululand Wilderness - Ian Player

Zululand Wilderness by Ian Player tells the story of a profound friendship between Ian Player and Qumbu Magqubu Ntombela that took them along rhino, elephant and hippo paths, across the Black and White Umfolozi rivers, and into the domain of ancient Zulu kings

ZAR 75.00
Front cover of Sarah Gertrude Millin by Martin Rubin
Sarah Gertrude Millin - Martin Rubin

Sarah Gertrude Millin by Martin Rubin thoroughly explores the life of this vivid, vocifrous and controversial person. Through her novels and non fiction works she became a major interpreter of South Africa and its peoples and problems.

ZAR 120.00
Front Cover of The Strange Alchemy of Life and Law by Albie Sachs
The Strange Alchemy of Life and Law - Albie Sachs

The Strange Alchemy of Life and Law by Albie Sachs is an autobiography of Albie Sachs, who played a prominent part in the struggle for justice in South Africa. The book provides unique access to an insider's perspective on modern South Africa, and a rare glimpse into the working of a judicial mind. By juxtaposing life experiences and extracts from judgments, Sachs enables the reader to see the complex and surprising ways in which legal culture transforms subjective experience into objectively reasoned decisions.

ZAR 350.00
Front Cover of In Liefde en Trou by Karel Schoeman
In Liefde en Trou - Karel Schoeman

In Liefde en Trou: die lewe van pres. en mev. M.T. Steyn by Karel Schoeman is a biography of (South African) President Steyn and his wife Tibbie Steyn. Steyn is described by Schoeman as a unique person, and the first modern Afrikaner.

Afrikaans text.

ZAR 350.00
Front Cover of Kitty and the Prince by Ben Shephard
Kitty and the Prince - Ben Shephard

Kitty and the Prince by Ben Shephard is the story of the doomed love affair between Kitty Jewell, the white daughter of a Cornish mining engineer and Prince Lobengula, a black man. He was a member of a travelling show called Savage South Africa comprising African natives and wild animals brought from South Africa for the entertainment of the British public in 1899. The affair was a heart-breaking love story which at the time caused a scandal and filled the newspapers with disgust.

ZAR 75.00
Front cover of In Search of Freedom by A. Shipanga and S. Armstrong
In Search of Freedom - A. Shipanga & S. Armstrong

In Search of Freedom by A. Shipanga and S. Armstrong presents the story of Andreas Shipanga, as told to Sue Armstrong. He tells of the contract labour system which formed the basis of SWAPO (South West African People's Organisation) demands for change; the first stirrings of political consciousness among the tribespeople; and the efforts of the South African security police in the early days to stifle opposition in the soon-to-be independent Namibia.

ZAR 150.00
Front cover of John Blades Currey edited by Phillida Brooke Simons
John Blades Currey - edited by Phillida Brooke Simons

John Blades Currey, 1850 -1900 - edited by Phillida Brooke Simons publishes the memoirs of Curry for the first time. Arriving from England in 1850 he tried soldiering, copper-mining and farming before going into the civil-service. In this position he introduced the first diamond to Europe and was blamed for the diggers rebellion in 1875. He went on to become a council to Cape premiers Rhodes and Merriman.

ZAR 750.00

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