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  • The Great Boer War

    The Great Boer War is a non-fiction work on the Boer War by Arthur Conan Doyle and first published in 1900. By the end of the war in 1902 the book had been published in 16 editions, constantly revised by DoyleThe book was completed in September 1900, at a time when the British believed that the war was over: in fact the penultimate chapter is titled "The end of the war". However, the war was to ... Read more

    $2.92 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Breaker Morant

    The epic story of the Boer War and Harry 'Breaker' Morant: drover, horseman, bush poet - murderer or hero?Most Australians have heard of the Boer War and of Harry 'Breaker' Morant, a figure who rivals Ned Kelly as an archetypal Australian folk hero. But Morant was a complicated man. Born in England and immigrating to Queensland in 1883, he established a reputation as a rider, polo player and poet ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Brutal Valour: The Tragedy of Isandlwana

    The Anglo-Zulu War, #1

    by James Mace ...
    Book 1 - The Anglo-Zulu War
    It is December 1878, and war looms on the horizon in South Africa. British High Commissioner Sir Henry Bartle-Frere seeks to dismantle the powerful neighbouring kingdom of the Zulus and uses an incursion along the disputed border as his justification for war. He issues an impossible ultimatum to the Zulu king, Cetshwayo, demanding he disband his armies and pay massive reparations. With a heavy ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Sound of Thunder

    The Courtney Series 2

    by Wilbur Smith ...
    Book 2 - Courtney series
    BOOK 2 IN THE EPIC HISTORICAL SAGA OF THE COURTNEY FAMILY, FROM INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER WILBUR SMITH'Smith will take you on an exciting, taut and thrilling journey you will never forget' - The Sun'With Wilbur Smith the action is never further than the turn of a page' - The Independent'No one does adventure quite like Smith' - Daily MirrorSOME WILL WIN. SOME WILL LOSE.As war is declared bet... ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Impostor

    Author of the 2021 Booker Prize-winning novel THE PROMISE

    by Damon Galgut ...
    Shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book (Africa region)When Adam moves into an abandoned house on the dusty edge of town, he is hoping to recover from the loss of his job and his home in the city. But when he meets Canning - a shadowy figure from his childhooh - and Canning's enigmatic and beautiful wife, a sinister new chapter in his life begins. Canning has inherited a vast ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Born A Crime

    Stories from a South African Childhood

    by Trevor Noah ...
    WINNER OF THE THURBER PRIZEThe 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 ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • People's War

    New light on the struggle for South Africa

    More than 25 years have passed since South Africans were being shot or hacked or burned to death in political violence, and the memory of the trauma has faded. Nevertheless, some 20 500 people were killed between 1984 and 1994. Conventional wisdom has it that most died as a result of the ANC’s people’s war.Many books have been written on South Africa’s political transition, but none has dealt ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Dances with Devils

    A Journalist’s Search for Truth

    by Jacques Pauw ...
    For more than a decade, Jacques Pauw has traversed his native continent in pursuit of warlords and drug traffickers, child soldiers and charlatans, adventure and anarchy. What he found was a rich array of personalities and a panoply of stories, ranging from the profoundly tragic to the intensely personal. Pauw’s stories range from South Africa to Rwanda, from Sierra Leone and the Sudan to ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Who Killed Kitchener?

    The Life and Death of Britain's most famous War Minister

    by David Laws ...
    In June 1916, Field Marshal Lord Kitchener set sail from Orkney on a secret mission to bolster the Russian war effort. Just a mile off land and in the teeth of a force 9 gale, HMS Hampshire suffered a huge explosion, sinking in little more than fifteen minutes. Crew and passengers numbered 749; only twelve survived. Kitchener’s body was never found.Remembered today as the face of the famous First ... Read more

    $25.99 AUD

  • The Housemaid's Daughter

    by Barbara Mutch ...
    A South African THE HELP, Barbara Mutch's THE HOUSEMAID'S DAUGHTER is a startling and thought-provoking debut novel which intricately portrays the drama, dynamics and heartbreak of two women against the backdrop of a beautiful yet divided land. For readers of Gillian Slovo or Doris Lessing.Cathleen Harrington leaves her home in Ireland in 1919 to travel to South Africa and marry the fiance she has ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Africa Lost

    Rhodesia's COIN Killing Machine

    series SOFREP
    US military veteran and historian Dan Tharp's Africa Lost tells the inside story of some of the greatest special operators you've never heard of.Some of the most explosive combat in Special Operations history is almost completely unknown to the Western World. Everyone knows about Navy SEALs and Green Berets but nobody knows about the deep recce, sabotage, and direct action missions conducted by ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Riotous Assembly

    by Tom Sharpe ...
    When Miss Hazelstone of Jacaranda Park kills her Zulu cook in a sensational crime passionel, the gallant members of the South African police force are soon on the scene: Kommandant van Heerden, whose secret longing for the heart of an English gentleman leads to the most memorable transplant operation yet recorded; Luitenant Verkramp of the Security Branch, ever active in the pursuit of Communist ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • South Africa: History in an Hour

    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

    $5.99 AUD

  • The Last Train to Zona Verde

    Overland from Cape Town to Angola

    by Paul Theroux ...
    The Last Train to Zona Verde is an ode to the last African journey of Paul Theroux.'Happy again, back in the kingdom of light,' writes Paul Theroux as he sets out on a new journey though the continent he knows and loves best.Having travelled down the right-hand side of Africa in Dark Star Safari, he sets out this time from Cape Town, heading northwards in a new direction, up the left-hand side, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Good Doctor

    Author of the 2021 Booker Prize-winning novel THE PROMISE

    by Damon Galgut ...
    WINNER OF THE COMMONWEALTH WRITERS' PRIZE & Shortlisted for the Man Booker PrizeA powerful, taut and intense tale of a friendship overshadowed by betrayal, set against the tawdry hopes and disappointments of a post-apartheid South Africa.When Laurence Waters arrives at his new post at a deserted rural hospital, staff physician Frank Eloff is instantly suspicious. Laurence is everything Frank is ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Mandela

    Nelson Mandela led a long and remarkable life. From his earliest days herding cows in a South African village, he became a child of privilege, a rebellious runaway, an impoverished student, a father, a successful lawyer, a political dissident, a rising star in the African nationalist movement, an underground saboteur, the chief defendant in three show trials, a political prisoner, a secret ... Read more

    $14.66 AUD

  • Colour Bar

    The Triumph of Seretse Khama and His Nation

    Sir Seretse Khama, the first President of Botswana and heir apparent to the kingship of the Bangwato people, brought independence and great prosperity to his nation after colonial rule. But for six long years from 1950, Seretse had been forced into exile in England, banned from his own country. His crime? To fall in love and marry a young, white English girl, Ruth Williams. Delving into newly ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Climb

    The Autobiography

    by Chris Froome ...
    On 26th July 2015, Chris Froome entered the record books. He won cycling's ultimate race - the Tour de France - for the second time.Taking a double Yellow Jersey was a staggering achievement. This memoir shows just how remarkable it was, given the uphill struggle Froome faced. Growing up in Kenya, biking down mile after mile of dusty road, and staying in a humble tin hut, he developed a fierce ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Judas Goat

    Betrayel for the sake of survival

    During May 1985, a South African Special Forces Team consisting out of nine operators, (miskien is die woord “saboteurs” beter om te gebruik) landed on a beach in the oil-rich province of Cabinda in Angola. Their target was the six massive oil-storage tanks. The subsequent firefight led to the death of two soldiers and the capture of captain Wynand du Toit. This meant only one thing: Betrayal!Read ... Read more

    $17.02 AUD

  • Big Game Shooting - The Lion in South Africa

    by F. C. Selous ...
    Frederick Courteney Selous (1851-1917) was a British explorer, hunter and conservationist, and is most remembered for his activities in Southeast Africa. Selous explored lesser-known areas, where he recorded ethnographic notes and collected specimens. ‘Big Game Shooting’, published in 1894, is an anecdotal account that chronicles his experiences of hunting the lion in South Africa, and offers a ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Playing the Enemy

    Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation

    by John Carlin ...
    Now filmed as INVICTUS directed by Clint Eastwood, and starring Matt Damon and Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela.SHORTLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2008As the day of the final of the 1995 Rugby World Cup dawned, and the Springboks faced New Zealand's all-conquering All Blacks, more was at stake than a sporting trophy. When Nelson Mandela appeared wearing a Springboks jersey ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Great Battles: The Battle of Isandlwana

    The Great Zulu Victory of 1879

    by Saul David ...
    series Penguin Specials
    Penguin Specials are designed to fill a gap. Written to be read over a long commute or a short journey, they are original and exclusively in digital form. This is Saul David's compelling examination of one of history's greatest battles.On 22nd January, at Isandlwana in Zululand, South-East Africa, the British Army suffered one of the worst defeats in its history. A camp of 1,700 men, armed with ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD

  • The Lost World Of The Kalahari

    With 'The Great and the Little Memory'

    Laurens van der Post was fascinated and appalled at the fate of this remarkable people. Ostracised by all the changing face of African cultural life they retreated deep into the Kalahari desert. His fascinating attempt to capture their way of life and the secrets of their ancient heritage provide captivating reading and a unique insight into a forgotten way of life. ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • House of Stone: The True Story of a Family Divided in War-Torn Zimbabwe

    A powerful and intensely human insight into the civil war in Zimbabwe, focusing on a white farmer and his maid who find themselves on opposing sides.One bright morning Nigel Hough, one of the few remaining white farmers in Mugabe’s Zimbabwe, received the news he was dreading – a crowd were at the gate demanding he surrender his home and land. To his horror, his family's much-loved nanny Aqui was ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD