South Africa's Brave New World: The Beloved Country Since the End of Apartheid
3.88
really liked it
South Africa's Brave New World The Beloved Country Since the End of Apartheid by R.W. Johnson

CRY FOR THE BELOVED COUNTRY

As Rian Malan puts it, this book is utterly devastating for anyone who still cherishes illusions about the "Rainbow Nation
...more
Feb 05, 2011
Jun 25, 2011
 
Hitching Rides with Buddha
4.00
it was amazing
Travel Writing At Its Best!


Hitching Rides With Buddha is an insightful, and at times hilarious account of Will Ferguson's journey hitchhiking the leng
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Apr 29, 2013
Apr 29, 2013
 
Silent Predator
4.04
it was amazing
A Trip Down Memory Lane...

Silent Predator By Tony Park (Paperback)

Set in my old stamping ground, Silent Predator, is a well written novel about a Brit
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Mar 10, 2013
May 01, 2013
 
Diamonds, Gold, and War: The British, the Boers, and the Making of South Africa
3.96
it was amazing
This well researched book provides a detailed look at the discovery of gold and diamonds in South Africa and the consequences visited upon that unhapp ...more
Feb 2011
Sep 01, 2012
 
Blood and Doves
4.50
really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Blood and Doves, a work of fiction by author Paul Haston.

Although it is set briefly during the First Boer War in South Af
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Jul 12, 2013
Jul 11, 2013
 
The Great Escape of the Boer Pimpernel: Christiaan De Wet - The Making of a Legend
4.00
it was amazing
The Great Escape of the Boer Pimpernel Christiaan De Wet - The Making of a Legend by Fransjohan Pretorius

The Great Escape of the Boer Pimpernel

Christiaan de Wet was one of the most remarkable Boer generals of the Anglo-Boer War. His uncanny ability to fi
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Jan 2010
Sep 01, 2012
 
4.21
it was amazing
Despite being a great admirer of Deneys Reitz's book "Commando," I never got around to reading his follow up book, "Trekking On."

As someone with a kee
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Jul 24, 2013
Jul 24, 2013
 
The Settler
3.96
it was amazing
Romance and Adventure

Although I am not a great reader of novels, once in a while I discover one of those works of fiction I simply cannot put down. "T
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Nov 22, 2012
Nov 23, 2012
 
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
3.96
it was amazing
An Incredible Journey Through Life...

Cheryl Strayed's remarkable book, Wild, details her amazing courage and fortitude in her struggles to overcome he
...more
Jul 24, 2012
Jul 23, 2012
 
Thirteen Hours (Benny Griessel, #2)
4.08
really liked it
One of Deon Meyer's best but, as a South African expat, I like nearly all of Meyer's books. I have just heard that British actor, Sean Bean, will port ...more
Jan 2011
May 21, 2012
 
Game for Anything
4.35
it was amazing
Nikki Meyer is an author to watch!

I came across this gem, Game for Anything, while trolling Kindle for something good to read on South Africa - and wh
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May 30, 2013
May 30, 2013
 
African Sky (African Sky #1)
4.00
really liked it
Masterpiece African thriller set in a 1943 air training school in Rhodesia. A series of puzzling murders, an inexperienced volunteer policewoman and a ...more
Sep 30, 2013
Jun 05, 2013
 
Selous Scouts: Rhodesian Counter-Insurgency Specialists
3.83
it was amazing
Selous Scouts by Peter Baxter is one of the best books I've read on this storied regiment. It details the formation of this highly specialized team of ...more
not set
Dec 29, 2013
 
7 dae (Bennie Griessel, #3)
4.02
it was amazing
Of all the excellent books written by Deon Meyer, Seven Days, has to be one of his best.

It's a complex story and the reader has to pay careful attenti
...more
Jan 05, 2013
Jan 05, 2013
 
Cheetah in the Rain (Sam Jenkins Trilogy, #2)
4.02
it was amazing
Born and raised in South Africa and once a regular visitor to the Kruger Park, I thoroughly enjoyed Cheetah In The Rain, Leon Mare's follow-up novel t ...more
Sep 07, 2013
Sep 07, 2013
 
Helmet for My Pillow
4.13
really liked it
A riveting personal account of the battles on Guadalcanal and other islands in the South Pacific. Highly recommended reading.
Feb 06, 2012
Jan 10, 2012
 
Two Feet, Four Paws: Walking the Coastline of Britain
4.26
it was amazing
I came across "Two Feet and Four Paws" by Katherine "Spud" Talbot-Ponsonby almost by chance - and what a lucky find it was.

It's the story of a young g
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Mar 12, 2013
Feb 02, 2013
 
Show me a Reason
4.00
it was amazing
'Show me a Reason,' Leon Mare's latest novel, is an engrossing and, at times, disturbing tale of a young girl's evolution from a dysfunctional childho ...more
Mar 09, 2014
Feb 21, 2014
 
Tales of an African Vet
3.76
it was amazing
A fascinating true account by a veterinarian who, while treating domestic and farm animals for a living, makes frequent forays into the treatment of t ...more
Oct 29, 2014
Oct 29, 2014
 
Beyond Belfast: A 560 Mile Journey Across Northern Ireland On Sore Feet
3.79
it was amazing
Ulster in the Rain! Beyond Belfast by Will Ferguson

I had never heard of Will Ferguson until he won the Giller Prize! Imagine my surprise (and delight) to discover he actually atten
...more
Dec 21, 2012
Nov 10, 2012
 
Fighting AIDS (Sam Jenkins Trilogy, #3)
3.71
really liked it
Fighting AIDS (Sam Jenkins Trilogy) (Kindle Edition)

This is Leon Mare's the third book in the Sam Jenkins trilogy and is quite different from the pre
...more
Oct 03, 2013
Oct 03, 2013
 
The Junior Officers' Reading Club: Killing Time And Fighting Wars
3.59
it was amazing
The Junior Officers Reading Club.

This outstanding book is Patrick Hennessey's personal account of his experiences as a university graduate who joins t
...more
Jul 06, 2012
Jun 29, 2012
 
One Man and His Bike
4.22
it was amazing
It was my lucky day when I came across this book. It's a well-written, inspiring, humorous story of one man - Mike Carter - and his five month, five t ...more
Feb 02, 2013
Jan 07, 2013
 
The Last Train to Zona Verde: My Ultimate African Safari
3.84
it was amazing
What Am I Doing Here?
This was Paul Theroux’s often-repeated question in his most recent book, The Last Train to Zona Verde, an account of his overlan
...more
Mar 04, 2014
Jun 02, 2013
 
4.00
really liked it
Kruger National Park - People Live There Also
By John Newman

This is one of those rare ebooks that one comes across every now and again. It is an amusin
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Sep 2012
Sep 18, 2012
 
Poacher (Sam Jenkins Trilogy, #1)
4.06
it was amazing
Set in the Kruger Park in South Africa, Poacher is one of the Sam Jenkins trilogies penned by author Leon Mare. Mr Mare's connection with the Kruger P ...more
Aug 15, 2013
Jul 24, 2013
 
The Watchers: A Secret History of the Reign of Elizabeth I
3.59
it was amazing
A brilliant insight into the political and religious intrigues of the Elizabethan age.

Clearly, Sir Francis Walsingham and William Cecil were the forer
...more
Mar 02, 2013
Mar 02, 2013
 
Come Break a Spear
3.80
really liked it
Rhodesia's Bush War

It's clear that the author, Ivan Smith, writes from a position of some knowledge of the Rhodesian bush war.

This novel is an excitin
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not set
Dec 29, 2013
 
The Shell
3.92
it was amazing
The Shell is the gripping story of a kidnapping that takes place on a remote beach near Mombasa. Author Tony Riches bases his well written and careful ...more
Mar 24, 2013
Mar 24, 2013
 
Dark Heart
3.94
it was amazing
Dark Heart

I'm quite a Tony Park fan, but I have to say that Dark Heart is one of his best.

I found the story gripping with lots of edge-of-your-seat re
...more
Oct 15, 2013
Oct 07, 2013
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