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Storage Space: A collection of contemporary poetry
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Price: Free! Words: 6,780. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Poetry » African Poetry
Darren Stein worked in the townships and squatter camps around Johannesburg and Soweto from 1992-1996. His fields included adult literacy, voter education and community policing. His poetry deals with the emotional turmoil of his years in the townships, the psychological toll that this took upon him, and his subsequent immigration to Australia. His salvation is the joy of parenthood and marriage.
Dust on His Soul
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 136,300. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Inspired by the life and times of Stephen Biko an apartheid activist arguably as important as Mandela. This novel is a fictional account of such a character. A story of sacrifice, suffering but ultimately redemption. Set in apartheid South Africa during the 1970s and 1980s, the dark days of South Africa's history also bred an incredible thirst for justice. A triumph of the human spirit.
Tlou! Tlou! The Elephant-Singers of Botshabelo
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,540. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Africa
The book tells the story of the Batloung, a Batswana tribe of Southern Africa. It provides historical insight into the Batloung's ancient customs, practices and beliefs. It describes the experiences that shaped a people - from a time before their first encounter with whites and the Gospel, up to the challenges of the uneasy social structures of twentieth century South Africa.
Saturdays Are Gold
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 97,890. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2011 by Endaxi Press. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
This fantastic adventure story about two children growing up in 1940s South Africa will make you laugh, cry & gasp as you share every moment with Maudie & Tadpole through despair,fun and danger. A book you'll never forget.
Study Guide: Cry, the Beloved Country (A BookCaps Study Guide)
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Series: Study Guides, Book 11. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,450. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The perfect companion to Alan Paton's "Cry, the Beloved Country," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book.
I Make a Lousy Someone Else
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 42,600. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A biographical narrative of a South African Indian, how he grew up in Johannesburg, and his subsequent emigration to New Zealand. The purpose of this book is to provide future grandchildren with breadcrumbs of the human condition, through the eyes of an everyday man. Writing this has forced me to get beyond the various roles we play and produce a 'real' book.
Hollywood Lied
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Price: Free! Words: 2,240. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Massive boulder-like objects fall from the sky to crash into the streets of Johannesburg, South Africa. Who, or what, is to blame for yet another inconvenience in the lives of the locals?
The Kwerekwere Testament 1: Going Beyond Borders
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,580. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
kwerekwere is the derogatory term that black South Africans use when addressing foreign blacks. Orakwe travels to Swaziland to sell Nigerian traditional attires. The journey which was for 2 weeks, spirals into 13.5 years. Orakwe eventually moves to S. Africa where he is exposed to the the realities of institutionalized racism, xenophobia and crime. He learns crime quickly and even masters it well
The Crocodiles of Johannesburg
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 152,450. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Set mainly in Johannesburg and environs, this is a tale of crime and gangsterism that shapes into a thriller abounding with action and incredible humour. Soon after the 1994 election bombings police seek a suspect who has fled to London. His ex-apartheid government secret service gang extorts money from a taxi organization, which hires former military gunmen to protect it.
Shifting Sands
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,720. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
After seven-years, Uche returns to Nigeria to introduce Thembi to his family. Instead, his mother presents another prospective bride to him. He spurns her proposition and his life spirals out of control - arrested for robbery, betrayed by his best friend and assistant. When his father lapses into coma, he has to make a decision fast. But whatever he decides, his life will not be the same again.