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The Game Ranger, The Knife, The Lion And The Sheep - 20 Tales About Curious Characters From Southern Africa (Paperback) Loot Price: R191
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The Game Ranger, The Knife, The Lion And The Sheep - 20 Tales About Curious Characters From Southern Africa (Paperback)

David Bristow

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The Game Ranger, The Knife, The Lion And The Sheep offers spell-binding stories of some amazing, little known characters from South Africa, past and very past. Let us introduce you to some of the characters you’ll meet inside.

Starting with Krotoa, the Khoi maiden who is found working in the Van Riebeeck household as both servant and interpreter. In time she becomes the concubine of Danish surgeon Pieter Merhoff and later his wife. But did she jump (allured by the European glitz and good food) or was she pushed (abducted or sold to the Van Riebeeck’s by her uncle Atshumatso, otherwise Herry)? Was she raped or a willing sexual parter of Meerhoff? Women, like fresh meat and vegetables, were in short supply in those early colonial years in the Cape.

Then there is Mevrou Maria Mouton who preferred to socialise with the slaves than her husband on their farm in the Swartland, and with whom she conspired to murder him. What became of them is … best those gory details are glossed over for now.

And the giant Trekboer Coenraad de Buys, rebel, renegade, a man with a price on his head who married many women (none of them white) and fathered a small nation. The explorer Lichtenstein called him a modern-day Hercules. Then there are the men of learning and insight, such as Raymond Dart and Adrian Boshier, who opened up the world of myths and ancient artefacts so we now better understand the ancients and the world they created for us to inherit. Or James Kitching who broke open rocks in the Karoo to reveal creatures that inhabited this region long before even Africa was born.

And so, without further ado, we give you our selection of stories about remarkable characters from the veld. These stories will excite, entertain and enthral you! You will finish reading them wishing you had more!

General

Imprint: Jacana Media
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: August 2018
Authors: David Bristow
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 30mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 232
ISBN-13: 978-1-4314-2702-4
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography
Books > Humanities > History
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Books > Humanities > History > African history
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Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms > Slavery & emancipation
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LSN: 1-4314-2702-0
Barcode: 9781431427024

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