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The Cape Town book presents a fresh picture of the Mother City, one that brings together all its stories. From geology and beaches to forced removals and hip-hop, Nechama Brodie, author of the best-selling The Joburg book, has delved deeply into the hidden past of Cape Town to emerge with a lucid and compelling account of South Africa’s first city, its landscape and its pe ...more
Paperback, First, 328 pages
Published October 2015 by Struik Travel & Heritage
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Nerine Dorman
Nov 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Though I’m a born-and-bred Capetonian, and reckoned I was au fait with everything I thought I knew about the Mother City, Nechama Brodie opened my eyes to quite a lot about my stomping ground that was fresh. This is a big book in more than one way – not only considering its physical dimensions but also the depth and breadth of its content. The Cape Town Book covers not only the city’s natural history and geography, but also tells the story of the many people who have lived around the slopes of T ...more
Rebecca Mickney
Jan 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cape Town from the dawn of man to current day

Great detailed history of the city...warts and all. Each chapter has many small side-bars. Love the links to additional information and recommended reads on specific topics.
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