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Poacher - Confessions from the Abalone Underworld (Paperback) Loot Price: R219
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Poacher - Confessions from the Abalone Underworld (Paperback): Kimon de Greef, Shuhood Abader

Poacher - Confessions from the Abalone Underworld (Paperback)

Kimon de Greef, Shuhood Abader

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Locked up for poaching abalone, Shuhood Abader began writing his life story. For over fifteen years, he had been a small cog in a criminal industry stretching from the Cape underworld to China’s luxury seafood market. As abalone – perlemoen, perly – vanishes from the South African coast, Shuhood’s first-person account takes us right into the heart of the crisis.

Kimon de Greef’s postgraduate research on poaching led him into journalism, and today he is the pre-eminent local expert on the illicit abalone trade. He contextualises Abader’s raw, immediate tale by showing how the system works: from desperate fishing communities via gang strongholds on the Cape Flats, tik, guns and police complicity to the harbours of Morocco and Hong Kong.

Journey with the authors through death-defying dives, blackmail, robbery, shark encounters, near-drownings, and chases by police and rivals.

Poacher tells the story of a deadly black market; but it is also the story of one man, deeply conflicted, committed to his faith and searching for a better way.

General

Imprint: Kwela Books
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: September 2018
Authors: Kimon de Greef • Shuhood Abader
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 28mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
ISBN-13: 978-0-7957-0867-1
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography
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LSN: 0-7957-0867-X
Barcode: 9780795708671

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