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Hilton Hamann

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I am a former journalist and photographer. In the mid 1980s and early 1990s I was the Pretoria Bureau Chief and Military Correspondent of the Sunday Times in South Africa. I then became a freelancer and supplied material to a wide variety of international magazines, newspapers and news agencies. My work was published in over 55 countries.
My focus, at the time, was on the military campaigns taking place in Southern Africa as well as the political turmoil taking place in South Africa at the time.
My books -- both fiction and non-fiction -- have naturally been influenced by those events.

My novel, "Hobson's Choice", although a work of fiction, is based on actual events and takes readers into the depths of human darkness.

I have also recently p
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Days of the Generals: The U...

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I can hear them singing now

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Changing His Wife

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Notes from the Heartland (Humor)
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Description: Notes From The Heartland is a collection of ten true stories from the pen of award-winning journalist, war correspondent and failed farmer, Hilton Hamann. In the early 1990s, though he knew absolutely nothing about farming, he bought a farm -- except it wasn't really a farm and it wasn't really out in the country. He and wife, Joy, quickly discovered farming was a whole lot different than the idyllic mental images they'd created and regular disasters produced hilarious consequences and results. Notes From The Heartland is about characters met along the way, an encounter with an amorous lion, an out-of-control boys' road trip, growing old and profound musings about the effects of flatulence on sex lives. The stories are both poignant and funny and guaranteed to delight any reader.
Hobson's Choice (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: Templeton Ngubane has been a black cop in the apartheid police for 17 years. The banned ANC liberation movement is doing everything possible -- sometimes brutally -- to mobilise the black townships and make the country ungovernable. Ngubane is trapped in two worlds. On one hand he has a sense of loyalty to the organisation he serves and he believes, if the crunch comes, it will stand by and support him and his family... on the other he questions some of the laws in place and knows he is considered by many in his community, an instrument of an unjust system. As the ANC turns up the heat in the townships, policemen and municipal councillors are considered government collaborators and are targeted for attack. When Templeton’s house is set alight and destroyed by residents from his neighbourhood, a chain of events with consequences beyond anything he can imagine, and seemingly destined to destroy his family, is set in motion. And when he is betrayed by the very organisation he serves, he must make a terrible choice to save his only son. Hobson’s Choice will shake you to your core. It is a story you will never forget.
War and Peace
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Hilton Hamann Hilton Hamann said: " Listed by many as the greatest novel ever written, Tolstoy's epic saga about the lives of four noble families in Russia during the Napoleonic era, took me two years of stop/start reading to complete.
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Fire, the wheel, the printing press, the steam engine, the telephone and internet spring to mind.
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Allow me to introduce my new novel, "Hobson's Choice".

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