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MAGDA  My Journey

MAGDA My Journey

MAGDA  My Journey by Magda Wierzycka This powerful and inspirational memoir reminds one of the saying “If you stand for a reason be prepared to stand alone like a tree, and if you fall on the ground, fall like a seed that grows back to fight again.”  For this is what...

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FOOTPRINTS ALONG THE WAY

FOOTPRINTS ALONG THE WAY

FOOTPRINTS ALONG THE WAY by David Hilton-Barber This is a fascinating memoir that not only includes personal recollections of growing up, the influence and mentorships of people along the way, but also going back in history when his forbearers of 1820 Settler stock...

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Chasing Lions

Chasing Lions

Chasing Lions by Amanda Marks This is a memoir of a young girl, only five foot two and a quarter when she stood up very straight, lacking confidence and very shy, who followed her dream and drove adventure-hungry folk in a sixteen-ton truck through the Middle East and...

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ULENDO: WALKING WHERE VULTURES FLY

ULENDO: WALKING WHERE VULTURES FLY

ULENDO: WALKING WHERE VULTURES FLY by Iain Macdonald An absorbing memoir that spans decades, Ulendo is also a historical record of walking safaris in Zambia, and Tanzania.  The author’s first safari was at the age of 4 years old, when fine dining was eating baked...

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A HOME ON VORSTER STREET

A HOME ON VORSTER STREET

A HOME ON VORSTER STREET by Razina Theba. Razina Theba writes with joy, compassion and pride in her culture and family, whilst telling of a time in South Africa's history when it was considered everyone was not equal. An honest, often amusing, at times heartbreaking,...

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ZIMBABWE ON THE ROAD LESS TRAVELLED

ZIMBABWE ON THE ROAD LESS TRAVELLED

ZIMBABWE ON THE ROAD LESS TRAVELLED by Eric de Jong and Gary de Jong The “Old Legs” mantra is Have Fun, Do Good and Do Epic on roads less travelled and this beautiful photographic memoir of their epic cycle in Zimbabwe not only shares the beauty of Zimbabwe, but...

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KAROO STORIES

KAROO STORIES

KAROO STORIES by Theron Crawford The Karoo is a place of mystery, vast plains and mountains with unique flora and fauna, disused tracks where pioneers ventured and once-frontier towns with their own distinctive architecture and history. It is against this backdrop...

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