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  • 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

  • A Strange Campaign

    The Battle for Madagascar

    Foreword by Peter Caddick-Adams.Madagascar provided the stunning backdrop for one of the strangest conflicts of the Second World War — when Britain went head to head against one of its closest allies.When British forces landed on the island in 1942, the enemy they faced wasn’t German, Japanese or even Italian, this time the opposing forces were French.Concerned that Japan might use Madagascar as a ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD

  • The Good Doctor

    Guardian Book of the Year

    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

    $8.46 AUD

  • A Short History of South Africa

    by Gail Nattrass ...
    In A Short History of South Africa, Gail Nattrass, historian and educator, presents the reader with a brief, general account of South Africa’s history, from the very beginning to the present day, from the first evidence of hominid existence, early settlement pre- and post-European arrival and the warfare through the 18th and 19th centuries that lead to the eventual establishment of modern South ... Read more

    $13.08 AUD

  • The Sound of Thunder

    The Courtney Series 2

    by Wilbur Smith ...
    series Courtney series #2
    In the same way Sean saw it coming, he recognised it as the murderous rage which before had nearly killed a man, but still he could not prepare himself. And then it was upon him and the roaring filled his head.Some will win. And some will lose.Sean Courtney returns from the African wilds to find war has been declared between the British Empire and the Transvaal Republic. Not only that, but a ... Read more

    $11.54 AUD

  • 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

  • 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

    $11.99 AUD

  • Africa Lost

    Rhodesia's COIN Killing Machine

    series SOFREP
    The Lost Chapter of Special Operations History: Rhodesia.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 the Rhodesian SAS. The Rhodesian Light Infantry was a killing machine, participating in ... Read more

    $4.83 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

  • 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

    $14.24 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

    $26.72 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 more

    $17.93 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

    $7.69 AUD

  • 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

    $9.89 AUD

  • Great Battles: The Battle of Isandlwana

    The Great Zulu Victory of 1879

    by Saul David ...
    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

  • Koevoet

    Experiencing South Africa's Deadly Bush War

    by Jim Hooper ...
    Koevoet! has been an global bestseller since its release over 20 years ago. This new edition goes far beyond the original in capturing the courage, fear and intensity of South Africa's deadly bush war. Never before had an outsider been given unrestricted access to Koevoet, the elite South West African Police counterinsurgency unit - also known as Operation K and officially as the South West Africa ... Read more

    $5.16 AUD

  • The Great Boer War

    While most people remember Sir Arthur Conan Doyle for his 'Sherlock Holmes' stories, he actually wanted more to be a journalistic and historical writer. This is one of his works in that vein, documenting the events of the Boer War, which had yet to end at the time of writing. ... Read more

    $4.26 AUD

  • Judasbok

    Verraad ter wille van oorlewing

    In Mei 1985 land ‘n nege-man-span van die Suid-Afrikaanse Spesiale Magte op ‘n strand in die olieryke Cabinda-provinsie van Angola. Hul uitsluitlike doel is die vernietiging van ses massiewe olie-opgaartenks. Die daaropvolgende skietgeveg lei tot die dood van twee soldate en die gevangeneming van kaptein Wynand du Toit. Dit alles dui op een ding : Verraad! Lees hier in sy eie woorde die gebeure ... Read more

    $17.93 AUD

  • Bush War Rhodesia 1966-1980

    by Peter Baxter ...
    series Africa@War
    It has been over three decades since the Union Jack was lowered on the colony of Rhodesia, but the bitter and divisive civil war that preceded it has continued to endure as a textbook counterinsurgency campaign fought between a mobile, motivated and highly trained Rhodesian security establishment and two constituted liberations movements motivated, resourced and inspired by the ideals of communist ... Read more

    $18.25 AUD