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  • A Perfect Storm (Antisemitism in South Africa 1930 – 1948) – Milton Shain

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    R275.00

    Shortlisted for 2016 Media 24 Literary Awards.

    The interwar years were a tumultuous time in South Africa. The effects of the worldwide economic slump gave rise to a huge number of ‘poor whites’ and fed the growth of a militant and aggressive Afrikaner nationalism that often took its lead from Nazi Germany. For a great number of whites, both English – and Afrikaans – speakers, the Jew was an unwelcome and disturbing addition to society.

  • Black Brain, White Brain – Gavin Evans

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    R240.00

    Shortlisted for 2016 Media 24 Literary Awards.

    Racist thinking – that intelligence is influenced by racial origin, for example – was part of mainstream science a century ago and, surprisingly, is still endorsed by maerick scientists at some of the world’s most respectable institutions today.

  • Cattle of Ages – Cyril Ramaphosa & Daniel Naude

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    R850.00

    Christmas Choice 2017

    In this majestic book, Cyril Ramaphosa reveals his passion and love for cattle as he introduces us to the magnificent Ankole cattle, originating in Uganda, and now, through his intervention, flourishing in South Africa.

  • Die Boereoorlog – Martin Bossenbroek

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    R280.00

    Hier is nog ‘n uitmuntende toevoeging tot die versameling ABO-boeke in ons kultuurskat. Nederland het al die jare groot samehorigheid en kulturele steun aan Suid-Afrika gebied, dus is dit geen verrassing dat ‘n Nederlander nou ‘n boek oor die oorlog geskryf het nie.Vir die eerste keer vind ons ook die Nederlandse perspektief in ‘n ABO-boek. Drie individue se dagboeke, verslae, briewe en herinneringe tydens en ná die Oorlog is deur Bossenbroek kundig aanmekaargevleg om ‘n besonder deeglike, omvattende geheelbeeld van die oorlog te gee. Dié drie is Winston Churchill (toe ‘n Engelse oorlogskorrespondent), Deneys Reitz (Afrikaner-kommandolid wie se trilogie reeds wyd bekend is in die ABO-literatuur), en Willem Leyds, Nederlandse regsgeleerde wat in 1884 deur president Kruger as staatsprokureur aangestel is. Die Afrikaanse vertaling deur Anne-Marie Mischke is puik.

  • Dis-Eases of Secrecy : Tracing History, Memory and Justice – Brian Rappert & Chandre Gould

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    R250.00

    Between 1981 and 1995, a top-secret chemical and biological warfare programme titled Project Coast was established and maintained by South Africa’s apartheid government. Under the leadership of Wouter Basson, Project Coast scientists were involved in a number of dubious activities, including the mass production of ecstasy, the development of covert assassination weapons and the manufacture of chemical poisons designed to be undetectable post-mortem.

  • Geheime Revolusie – Niel Barnard

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    R250.00

    Die afgelope maand het twee biografiese werke oor figure wat ‘n rol agter die skerms gespeel het in die Nasionalistiese bedeling, hul verskyning gemaak. Eugene de Kock – Sluipmoordenaar van die Staat deur Annemarie Jansen (R253) is ‘n deeglike en menslike verslag van dié omstrede man se lewe en die bestel wat van hom ‘n moordenaar en folteraar gemaak het. Dan is daar Niël Barnard se outobiografiese Geheime Revolusie – Memoires van ‘n Spioenbaas (R253) waarin hy die sluier lig oor die lewe en werk van Nasionale Intelligensielede in die tagtigerjare.

  • Holding the Fort – A Family Torn Apart – Toni Strasburg

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    R290.00

    Activists Rusty and Hilda Bernstein were arrested following the 1960 State of Emergency and held without trial.

  • Illuminating Lives – Vivian Bickford-Smith & Bill Nasson

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    R280.00

    In this fresh and highly readable collection of South African biographical essays, a distinguished group of authors illuminates the lives of eleven colourful, complex men and women whose personal experiences throw fascinating light on the times in which they lived.

  • Louis Botha – A Man Apart – Richard Steyn

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    R260.00

    In A Man Apart Richard Steyn once again brings to life a South African icon. Louis Botha was the first Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa, a union he did much to create in the decade after the devastation of the Anglo-Boer War.

  • Murder at Small Koppie: The Real Story of the Marikana Massacre – Greg Marinovich

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    R250.00

    A meticulously researched account of the events leading up to and during the Marikana Massacre, by award-winning photojournalist Greg Marinovich; an eloquent account of inequality and abuse of power.

  • Running wild : The story of Zulu, an African stallion – David Bristow

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    R250.00

    Christmas Choice 2017

    It’s February 2000, tropical Cyclone Leon-Eline collides with the Mozambican coast and in forty-eight hours the Limpopo River breaks its banks. It has risen eleven metres above its normal flood level. Then the riverbanks start to crumble. On Mashatu Game Reserve frantic horses are thrashing around in the rising water.

  • Showdown at the Red Lion: The Life & Time of Jack Mcloughlin – Charles Van Onselen

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    R295.00

    Shortlisted for 2016 Media 24 Literary Awards.

    Johannesburg was – and is – the Frontier of Money. Within months of its founding, the mining camp was host to organised crime: the African ‘Regiment of the Hills’ and ‘Irish Brigade’ bandits. Bars, brothels, boarding houses and hotels oozed testosterone and violence, and the use of fists and guns was commonplace. Beyond the chaos were clear signs of another struggle, one to maintain control, honour and order within the emerging male and mining dominated culture. In the underworld, the dictum of ‘honour among thieves’, as well as a hatred of informers, testified to attempts at self-regulation.