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The Cape Town Book

ISBN 
9781920545994
Format 
Epub
Recommended Price 
R315.00
Published 
November 2015
About the book: 
Nechama Brodie, author of the best-selling The Joburg Book, has delved deeply into the hidden past of Cape Town to emerge with a compelling account of South Africa’s first city, its landscape and its people.
 
The book’s 14 chapters trace the origins and expansion of Cape Town – from the City Bowl to the southern and coastal suburbs, the vast expanse of the Cape Flats and the sprawling northern areas. The book includes familiar attractions like Table Mountain, the Company’s Garden and Kirstenbosch, while also giving a voice to marginalised communities in areas such as Athlone, Langa, Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha.
 
Containing many images that have never been published before, this beautifully illustrated, information-rich book is the defi nitive portrait of the wind-blown, contradictory city at the southern tip of Africa.
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About the Author
In a career spanning nearly two decades, Nechama Brodie has worked as a journalist, magazine editor, publisher and talk-show host, and is the editor and co-author of the best-selling The Joburg Book and Inside Joburg. She is currently completing her MA in journalism, and is head of Training, Research and Information at Africa Check, an independent fact-checking agency.

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