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Africa Will Always Break Your Heart

4.5 of 5 stars 4.50  ·  rating details  ·  2 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Hugo does not pull his punches. His opinion on an Emmy award winning documentary about his life reflects this: "In my opinion submitting this material as a 'documentary' was equivalent to trying to sell a rodent's rectum to a blind man as a wedding ring. It should be stripped of its awards and be exposed for what it is; a very clever manipulation of half-truths as told by ...more
Paperback, 268 pages
Published March 6th 2007 by Authorhouse (first published March 1st 2007)
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Richard
Jun 02, 2010 Richard rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Those intrigued by the human mind
Shelves: south_africa
Chronicles of a Crocodile Man

Having finished this book, I fell asleep, my mind a-buzz, and dreamed that a crocodile swam up to me as I stood shivering, waist-deep in the river. Because I had no weapon, I tried to fend the beast off with my hands. But he was not intent upon attack. Instead, he nudged and nuzzled me like a friendly cat.

And so fear became wonder, and when I awoke I spent several weeks contemplating, perhaps pointlessly, why crocodiles behave like crocodiles. Mainly because I could
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Heather
So this book, "Africa Will Always Break Your Heart" by Gerrie Hugo is an intense and very unique book. It is a memoir, an autobiography of sorts, about a man (Gerrie Hugo) who participated in Apartheid in South Africa but later came to his senses. It is a brutually honest account, as the reader will get that from the very first page. The writing style is informal, with some swear words here and there but it brings an air of authenticity to the book. It is a fairly fast read and I definitely enjo ...more
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