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Land Of My Ancestors - An Epic South African Story, Based On True Events (Paperback): Botlhale Tema Land Of My Ancestors - An Epic South African Story, Based On True Events (Paperback)
Botlhale Tema
R250 R200 Discovery Miles 2 000 Save R50 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

When working on the UNESCO Slave Route project in the early 2000s, Botlhale Tema discovered the extraordinary fact that her highly educated family from the farm Welgeval in the Pilanesberg had originated with two young men who had been child slaves in the midnineteenth century. She pieced together the fragments of information from relatives and members of the community, and scoured the archives to produce this book.

Land Of My Ancestors, previously published as The People Of Welgeval, tells the story of the two young men and their descendants, as they build a life for themselves on Welgeval. As they raise their families and take in people who have been dispossessed, we follow the births, deaths, adventures and joys of the farm’s inhabitants in their struggle to build a new community.

Set against the backdrop of slavery, colonialism, the Anglo-Boer War and the rise of apartheid, this is a fascinating and insightful retelling of history. It is an inspiring story about friendship and family, landownership and learning, and about how people transform themselves from victims to victors.

A new prologue and epilogue give more historical context to the narrative and tell the story of the land claim involving the farm, which happened after the book’s original publication.

The Eight Zulu Kings - From Shaka To Goodwill Zwelethini (Paperback): John Laband The Eight Zulu Kings - From Shaka To Goodwill Zwelethini (Paperback)
John Laband
R275 R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Save R55 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

In The Eight Zulu Kings, well-respected and widely published historian John Laband examines the reigns of the eight Zulu kings from 1816 to the present.

Starting with King Shaka, the renowned founder of the Zulu kingdom, he charts the lives of the kings Dingane, Mpande, Cetshwayo, Dinuzulu, Solomon and Cyprian, to today’s King Goodwill Zwelithini whose role is little more than ceremonial.

In the course of this investigation Laband places the Zulu monarchy in the context of African kingship and tracks and analyses the trajectory of the Zulu kings from independent and powerful pre-colonial African rulers to largely powerless traditionalist figures in post-apartheid South Africa.

Koning Eenoog - 'n Migranteverhaal (Afrikaans, Paperback): Toef Jaeger Koning Eenoog - 'n Migranteverhaal (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Toef Jaeger; Translated by Zandra Bezuidenhout
R287 Discovery Miles 2 870 Ships in 4 - 8 working days

In 1957 emigreer die negejarige Henk van Woerden vanaf Nederland met sy gesin na Kaapstad – leertas in die hand, mussie oor die ore, serp om die nek, glasoog in die oogkas. Eers veertig jaar later ontdek hy wat die rede was vir hierdie vertrek na Suid-Afrika: Sy pa was ’n kollaborateur in die Tweede Węreldoorlog. Die emigrasie is die begin van ’n lewe as buitestaander en vorm later die goue draad in sy skilderye en literęre werk.

Koning Eenoog is ’n boeiende biografie van die ewig soekende emigrant Henk van Woerden (1947–2005), ’n skrywer wat nie net ’n bekroonde oeuvre agtergelaat het nie (Een mond vol glas – Alan Paton Award en die Frans Kellendonk-prys, Ultramarijn – Gouden Uil en Inktaap) maar ook die Nederlandse literatuur oor Suid-Afrika verander het.

Afrikaner Odyssey - The Life And Times Of The Reitz Family (Paperback): Martin Meredith Afrikaner Odyssey - The Life And Times Of The Reitz Family (Paperback)
Martin Meredith 4
R250 R200 Discovery Miles 2 000 Save R50 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

In the first half of the nineteenth century, Southern Africa was a jumble of British colonies, Boer republics and African chiefdoms, a troublesome region of little interest to the outside world. Into this frontier world came the Reitz family, Afrikaner gentry from the Cape, who settled in Bloemfontein and played a key role in the building of the Orange Free State.

Frank Reitz, successively chief justice and modernising president of the young republic, went on to serve as State Secretary of the Transvaal Republic. In 1899, he stood shoulder to shoulder with President Paul Kruger to resist Britain’s war of conquest in Southern Africa. At the heart of this tale is the extraordinary life of Deneys Reitz, third son of Frank Reitz and Bianca Thesen. The young Reitz’s account of his adventures in the field during the Anglo-Boer War (1899–1902), published as Commando, became a classic of irregular warfare. After a period of exile in Madagascar, he went on become one of South Africa’s most distinguished lawyers, statesmen and soldiers. Martin Meredith interweaves Reitz’s experiences, taken from his unpublished notebooks, with the wider story of Britain’s brutal suppression of Boer resistance.

Concise and readable, Afrikaner Odyssey is a wide-ranging portrait of an aristocratic Afrikaner family whose achievements run like fine thread through these turbulent times, and whose presence is still marked on the South African landscape.

Slagtersnek En Sy Mense (Afrikaans, Paperback): J.A. Heese Slagtersnek En Sy Mense (Afrikaans, Paperback)
J.A. Heese
R258 Discovery Miles 2 580 Ships in 4 - 8 working days

Slagtersnek is een van die bekendste name in ons geskiedenis. Met sy grusame assosiasie was dit ‘n magtige propagandamiddel in die politieke ontwikkeling van die Afrikaner. Juis hierdeur het dit egter al gou ‘n volksmite geword waarna herondersoek dringend noodsaaklik geword het. Dit is wat dr. Heese in hierdie boek doen.

Deur deeglike navorsing van die voor- en nageslag van almal wat daarby betrokke was, vorm hy ‘n helder beeld van wat werklik plaasgevind het. Hy toon oortuigend aan dat die Slagtersnek-opstand verkeerd vertolk is. Daar is helde gesien waar geen helde was nie, en dit was juis die bekampers van die opstandelinge, asook die neutrales, wat later die Afrikaner volksbewussyn tydens die Groot Trek bevorder het.

Heese skilder talle kleurryke figure: die bywoners, die ryk patriarge, die sukkelende swerwers, die dwarstrekkers, skoolmeesters en nie-blanke bediendes. Met hierdie boek word ‘n belangrike en oorspronklike bydrae tot ons geskiedenis gemaak.

'n Skerfie Glas - Elke Familie het 'n Storie (Afrikaans, Paperback): Erika Murray-Theron 'n Skerfie Glas - Elke Familie het 'n Storie (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Erika Murray-Theron
R191 Discovery Miles 1 910 Ships in 4 - 8 working days

Die skrywer Erika Murray-Theron wou weet waar die vroue in haar familie vandaan kom. Wat kry ’n mens van wie? Waar kom alles wat jý is vandaan? Hoe is die vroue in haar familie se lewe geraak deur trauma en groot węreldgebeurtenisse waaroor hulle geen beheer gehad het nie? Theron se ouma Issie is op 3 Mei 1885 gebore; 133 jaar gelede. In hierdie verhaalbiografie gaan soek Theron in ou kookboeke, aantekeninge, foto’s, herinneringe, albums, briewe en geslagsregisters na haar ouma Issie se storie. ’n Lewe ontvou wat geraak is deur die verlies van ouers, die Anglo-Boereoorlog, die Rebellie van 1914 en daarna die energie wat dit verg om ’n groot huisgesin te behartig. ’n Skerfie glas wys hoe die verlede, selfs die verre verlede, spore op latere geslagte laat.

Gan - is that a Polish name? (Paperback): Richard Gan Gan - is that a Polish name? (Paperback)
Richard Gan
R446 Discovery Miles 4 460 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
A Catalogue of the Graduates in the Faculties of Arts, Divinity, and Law, of the University of Edinburgh, Since Its Foundation... A Catalogue of the Graduates in the Faculties of Arts, Divinity, and Law, of the University of Edinburgh, Since Its Foundation 1583 (Paperback)
University of Edinburgh
R485 Discovery Miles 4 850 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Memoir of John Whitman and His Descendants (Paperback): Ezekiel Whitman Memoir of John Whitman and His Descendants (Paperback)
Ezekiel Whitman
R285 Discovery Miles 2 850 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
History of the Counties of Ayr and Wigton - Carrick (Paperback): James Paterson History of the Counties of Ayr and Wigton - Carrick (Paperback)
James Paterson
R551 Discovery Miles 5 510 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The History and Antiquities of the Parish of Bottisham and the Priory of Anglesey in Cambridgeshire (Paperback): Edward... The History and Antiquities of the Parish of Bottisham and the Priory of Anglesey in Cambridgeshire (Paperback)
Edward Hailstone
R487 Discovery Miles 4 870 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
History of the Shuey Family in America, from 1732 to 1876 (Paperback): Dennis Boeshore Shuey History of the Shuey Family in America, from 1732 to 1876 (Paperback)
Dennis Boeshore Shuey
R423 Discovery Miles 4 230 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Old Churches, Ministers and Families of Virginia - Index (Paperback): William Meade Old Churches, Ministers and Families of Virginia - Index (Paperback)
William Meade
R580 Discovery Miles 5 800 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
History of Emmet County and Dickinson County, Iowa - a Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement... History of Emmet County and Dickinson County, Iowa - a Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement (Paperback)
Pioneer Publishing Company
R550 Discovery Miles 5 500 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Flags of the Night Sky - When Astronomy Meets National Pride (Paperback, 2014 ed.): Andre G. Bordeleau Flags of the Night Sky - When Astronomy Meets National Pride (Paperback, 2014 ed.)
Andre G. Bordeleau
R1,089 Discovery Miles 10 890 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Many national flags display astronomical features - Sun, Moon, stars - but are they really based on existing astronomical objects? The United States flag sports 50 stars, one for each state, however none of them are linked to real stars. Further, the lunar crescent is often shaped like the Sun being eclipsed by the Moon. At times, stars are seen right next to the crescent, where the darkened disc of the moon should be! This book will present true astronomical objects and patterns highlighted on national flags and link informative capsules about these objects to the political reasons why they were chosen to adorn such an important symbol.

History of Genesee County, Michigan, Her People, Industries and Institutions - With Biographical Sketches of Representative... History of Genesee County, Michigan, Her People, Industries and Institutions - With Biographical Sketches of Representative Citizens and Genealogical Records of Many of the Old Families (Paperback)
Edwin Orin Wood
R771 Discovery Miles 7 710 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Annals of Annapolis - Comprising Sundry Notices of That Old City from the Period of the First Settlements in Its Vicinity in... Annals of Annapolis - Comprising Sundry Notices of That Old City from the Period of the First Settlements in Its Vicinity in the Year 1649, Until the War of 1812: Together With Various Incidents in the History of Maryland, Derived from Early Records, Publi (Paperback)
David Ridgely
R424 Discovery Miles 4 240 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The History of Waterbury, Connecticut - the Original Township Embracing Present Watertown and Plymouth, and Parts of Oxford,... The History of Waterbury, Connecticut - the Original Township Embracing Present Watertown and Plymouth, and Parts of Oxford, Wolcott, Middlebury, Prospect and Naugatuck. With an Appendix of Biography, Genealogy and Statistics (Paperback)
Henry Bronson
R676 Discovery Miles 6 760 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Valentines in America, 1644-1874 (Paperback): Thomas Weston Valentine The Valentines in America, 1644-1874 (Paperback)
Thomas Weston Valentine
R453 Discovery Miles 4 530 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Admission Register of the Manchester School - With Some Notices of the More Distinguished Scholars (Paperback): Jeremiah... The Admission Register of the Manchester School - With Some Notices of the More Distinguished Scholars (Paperback)
Jeremiah Finch Smith
R390 Discovery Miles 3 900 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk. (Continued from P. 678 of Vol. 3 by C. Parkin) (Paperback):... An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk. (Continued from P. 678 of Vol. 3 by C. Parkin) (Paperback)
Francis Blomefield
R675 Discovery Miles 6 750 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Woodmans of Buxton, Maine - a List of the Children, and of the Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren Bearing the Woodman... The Woodmans of Buxton, Maine - a List of the Children, and of the Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren Bearing the Woodman Name, of Joseph, Joshua, and Nathan Woodman, Who Settled in Narraganset No. 1, Now Buxton, Me.: Preceded by a List and Some Account (Paperback)
Cyrus Woodman
R355 Discovery Miles 3 550 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen, in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland (Paperback): John Preston Neale Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen, in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland (Paperback)
John Preston Neale
R421 Discovery Miles 4 210 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
A Centennial Biographical History of Seneca County, Ohio (Paperback): Lewis Publishing Company A Centennial Biographical History of Seneca County, Ohio (Paperback)
Lewis Publishing Company
R771 Discovery Miles 7 710 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen - in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland (Paperback): John Preston Neale Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen - in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland (Paperback)
John Preston Neale
R452 Discovery Miles 4 520 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
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