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    Born A Crime

    Stories from a South African Childhood

    by Trevor Noah ...
    Narrated by Trevor Noah ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 44 min

    The compelling, inspiring, (often comic) coming-of-age story of Trevor Noah, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed.One of the comedy world's brightest new voices, Trevor Noah is a light-footed but sharp-minded observer of the absurdities of politics, race and identity, sharing jokes and insights drawn from the wealth of experience acquired in his ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Long Walk to Freedom

    Booktrack Edition

    Narrated by Michael Boatman ...

    Unabridged

    27 hours 10 min

    The autobiography of global human rights icon Nelson Mandela is "riveting . . . both a brilliant description of a diabolical system and a testament to the power of the spirit to transcend it" (Washington Post).Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela: Booktrack Edition adds an immersive musical soundtrack to your audiobook listening experience! *Nelson Mandela was one of the great ... Read more

    $47.89 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    A Handful of Hard Men

    The SAS and the Battle for Rhodesia

    Narrated by Jack Chekijian ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 17 min

    It is difficult to find another soldier's story to equal Captain Darrell Watt's in terms of time spent on the field of battle and challenges faced. Even by the lofty standards of the SAS and Special Forces, one has to look far to find anyone who can match his record of resilience and valor in the face of such daunting odds and with resources so paltry. In the fight he showed himself to be a ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Kaffir Boy

    The True Story of a Black Youth’s Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa

    Narrated by Mark Mathabane ...

    Unabridged

    18 hours 34 min

    The classic story of life in apartheid South AfricaMark Mathabane was weaned on devastating poverty and schooled in the cruel streets of South Africa’s most desperate ghetto, where bloody gang wars and midnight police raids were his rites of passage. Like every other child born in the hopelessness of apartheid, he learned to measure his life in days, not years. Yet Mark Mathabane, armed only with ... Read more

    $50.84 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    How Can Man Die Better

    The Secrets of Isandlwana Revealed

    Unabridged

    9 hours 30 min

    On January 22, 1879, a massive Zulu host attacked the British Army's 24th Regiment in its encampment at the foot of the mountain of Isandlwana. It was the first major encounter in the Anglo-Zulu War and a disastrous defeat for the colonial power. Later that afternoon the victorious Zulus would strike the tiny British garrison at Rorke's Drift. How Can Man Die Better is a unique analysis of the ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    To End a Plague

    America's Fight to Defeat AIDS in Africa

    by Emily Bass ...
    Narrated by Catherine Ho ...

    Unabridged

    16 hours 19 min

    “Randy Shilts and Laurie Garrett told the story of the HIV/AIDS epidemic through the late 1980s and the early 1990s, respectively. Now journalist-historian-activist Emily Bass tells the story of US engagement in HIV/AIDS control in sub-Saharan Africa. There is far to go on the path, but Bass tells us how far we’ve come.” —Sten H. Vermund, professor and dean, Yale School of Public HealthWith his ... Read more

    $38.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    UMzimba Iqhawe Lenkosi uShaka

    Narrated by Sibahle Cebekhulu ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 21 min

    This book Narrated in Zulu is a history of the Cebekhulu people and of their Warrior Chief who was a General of King Shaka's AmaWombe regiments. ... Read more

    $17.97 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Rorke's Drift

    Narrated by Paul Herzberg ...
    series W&N Military

    Unabridged

    15 hours 51 min

    The story of the bravest battle ever fought.On 22nd January 1879 a force of 20,000 Zulus overwhelmed and destroyed the British invading force at Isandlwana, killing and ritually disemboweling over 1200 troops. That afternoon, the same Zulu force turned their attention on a small outpost at Rorke's Drift.The battle that ensued, one of the British Army's great epics, has since entered into legend. ... Read more

    $39.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Republic of Zimbabwe, The: The History and Legacy of the Nation Since Its Independence from the British Empire

    Narrated by Colin Fluxman ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 15 min

    The modern history of Africa was, until very recently, written on behalf of the indigenous races by the white man, who had forcefully entered the continent during a particularly hubristic and dynamic phase of European history. In 1884, Prince Otto von Bismark, the German chancellor, brought the plenipotentiaries of all major powers of Europe together, to deal with Africa's colonization in such a ... Read more

    $10.41 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Forged On The Frontier (1818-1849)

    The Emperor’s youth as an 1820 Settler, cockney farmer, brother of heroes, failed businessman, Mounted Rifleman, and scurrilous reprobate

    by Chirag Patel ...
    Narrated by Chirag Patel ...
    series The Unbelievable True Story of history’s strangest character, Norton I, Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico #1

    Unabridged

    10 hours 19 min

    A wryly humorous telling of the British colonialisation in South Africa, told from the point of view of a not-very-successful family and the child that would become Emperor, thousands of miles away.Long before he became Emperor of the United States, Joshua Norton won his place in history as one of the 1820 Settlers, in the British colonialisation of the Cape Colony, in today's South Africa.Many ... Read more

    $19.39 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Colonies of British South Africa, The: The History and Legacy of British Imperialism in Modern South Africa and Zimbabwe

    Narrated by Colin Fluxman ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 3 min

    The Napoleonic Wars radically altered the old, established European power dynamics, and in 1795, the British, now emerging as the globe’s naval superpower, assumed control of the Cape as part of the spoils of war. In doing so, they recognized the enormous strategic value of the Cape as global shipping routes were developing and expanding. Possession passed back and forth once or twice, but more or ... Read more

    $22.45 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Great Anglo-Boer War

    by Byron Farwell ...
    Narrated by Nigel Patterson ...

    Unabridged

    23 hours 24 min

    The Great Boer War (1899-1902)-more properly the Great Anglo-Boer War-was one of the last romantic wars, pitting a sturdy, stubborn pioneer people fighting to establish the independence of their tiny nation against the British Empire at its peak of power and self-confidence. It was fought in the barren vastness of the South African veldt, and it produced in almost equal measure extraordinary feats ... Read more

    $44.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    German South West Africa: The History and Legacy of Germany’s Biggest African Colony

    Narrated by Stephen Platt ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 57 min

    The modern history of Africa was, until very recently, written on behalf of the indigenous races by the white man, who had forcefully entered the continent during a particularly hubristic and dynamic phase of European history. In 1884, Prince Otto von Bismarck, the German chancellor, brought the plenipotentiaries of all major powers of Europe together, to deal with Africa's colonization in such a ... Read more

    $10.41 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    South Africa: History in an Hour

    Narrated by Jonathan Keeble ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 20 min

    Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour.With the passing of Nelson Mandela, ‘the father of the nation’, comes the end of an era, and the moment to look back on his remarkable saving, and remaking, of South Africa. After years of oppression and racial inequality, concentrated violence and apartheid, Mandela led the country to unite ‘for the freedom of us all’ as the country’s first ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Mandela: An Audio History

    by Radio Diaries ...
    Narrated by Desmond Tutu, Nelson Mandela ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 17 min

    Recognized as one of the most comprehensive oral histories of apartheid ever broadcast (NPR, BBC, CBC, SABC), Mandela: An Audio History tells the story of the struggle against apartheid through rare sound recordings. The series weaves together more than 50 first-person interviews with an unprecedented collection of archival sound: a rare recording of the 1964 trial that resulted in Mandela's life ... Read more

    $17.78 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Climb

    The Autobiography

    by Chris Froome ...
    Narrated by Patrick Doherty ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 33 min

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of the revealing, inspirational memoir from the British winner of the Tour de France.The Climb tells the extraordinary story of Chris Froome's journey from a young boy in Kenya, riding through townships and past wild animals, and with few opportunities for an aspiring cyclist, to his unforgettable yellow jersey victory in the 2013 ... Read more

    $22.72 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Northern Rhodesia and Southern Rhodesia: The Controversial History and Legacy of the British Colonies in the 20th Century

    Narrated by Colin Fluxman ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 20 min

    The modern history of Africa was, until very recently, written on behalf of the indigenous races by the white man, who had forcefully entered the continent during a particularly hubristic and dynamic phase of European history. In 1884, Prince Otto von Bismark, the German chancellor, brought the plenipotentiaries of all major powers of Europe together, to deal with Africa's colonization in such a ... Read more

    $10.41 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    South Africa

    Narrated by Harry Reasoner ...
    series The World’s Political Hot Spots

    Unabridged

    2 hours 47 min

    South Africa has become the world’s symbol of racism. From the moment the Dutch colonists set foot on the Cape in 1652, this nation has steered a straight course toward apartheid, resulting in consistent civil unrest. This presentation explores the economic and social forces that have brought South Africa into the international spotlight.The World’s Political Hot Spots Series explains the basis of ... Read more

    $17.90 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    UMangethe kaMafu

    Narrated by Sibahle Cebekhulu ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 59 min

    This Book Narrated in Zulu is a history of Amangwe people of Mangethe son Mafu the King of Amangwe. Mangethe lived at the same time with Shaka the Zulu King. ... Read more

    $16.47 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Modern Zimbabwe: The History of Zimbabwe from the Colonial Era to Today

    Narrated by Colin Fluxman ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 46 min

    The modern history of Africa was, until very recently, written on behalf of the indigenous races by the white man, who had forcefully entered the continent during a particularly hubristic and dynamic phase of European history. In 1884, Prince Otto von Bismark, the German chancellor, brought the plenipotentiaries of all major powers of Europe together, to deal with Africa's colonization in such a ... Read more

    $14.96 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Shepherds and Butchers

    Narrated by Mr Peter Noble ...

    Unabridged

    16 hours 57 min

    Random House presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Shepherds and Butchers by Chris Marnewick, read by Peter Nobel.South Africa, 1987. Apartheid. When Leon, a white 19-year-old prison guard working on death row commits an inexplicable act of violence, killing seven black men in a hail of bullets, the outcome of the trial - and the court’s sentence - seems a foregone conclusion ... Read more

    $22.72 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Mukiwa

    A White Boy in Africa

    by Peter Godwin ...
    Narrated by Peter Godwin ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 24 min

    Rhodesia, 1964: a small boy witnesses the death of his neighbor, murdered by guerrillas-it is the beginning of the end of white rule in Africa. In Mukiwa, Peter Godwin, the witness to that murder, has written "a classic of its genre" (Sunday Telegraph), a vivid and moving account of growing up in a colony rapidly collapsing into chaos. In unforgettable tales of innocence lost under African skies, ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Zulu War and Boer War, The: The History and Legacy of the Conflicts that Cemented British Control of South Africa

    Narrated by Colin Fluxman ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 54 min

    The modern history of Africa was, until very recently, written on behalf of the indigenous races by the white man, who had forcefully entered the continent during a particularly hubristic and dynamic phase of European history. In 1884, Prince Otto von Bismarck, the German chancellor, brought the plenipotentiaries of all major powers of Europe together, to deal with Africa's colonization in such a ... Read more

    $14.96 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    South Africa: The History and Legacy of the Nation from European Colonization to the End of the Apartheid Era

    Narrated by Colin Fluxman ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 17 min

    The Boer War was the defining conflict of South African history and one of the most important conflicts in the history of the British Empire. Naturally, complicated geopolitics underscored it, going back centuries. In fact, the European history of South Africa began with the 1652 arrival of a small Dutch flotilla in Table Bay, at the southern extremity of the African continent, which made landfall ... Read more

    $14.96 AUD or free with audiobook trial