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Of Warriors, Lovers and Prophets

ISBN 
9781868729012
Format 
Trade Paperback
Recommended Price 
R260.00
Published 
November 2004
About the book: 

This is South African history as you've never seen it before: a fresh, lively, accessible title recounting fascinating, quirky and unexpected stories about our past. 

There's the story of the Khoikhoi chief who was kidnapped and taken to England in 1610. And of King Moshoeshoe's mercy towards the cannibals who had eaten his beloved grandfather, because killing them would defile his grandfather's grave. There's the story of Boer War general Christiaan de Wet and his brother Piet, who joined the British forces and fought his own people.

The stories span the centuries, up to recent times and take in the variety of South Africa's regions and cultures. The result is a fascinating mosaic of our rich historical heritage. 

There are plenty of academic histories of South Africa, but this is a title that the general reader will enjoy, and it will appeal to tourists too.

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