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CHANGING A LEOPARD’S SPOTS

CHANGING A LEOPARD’S SPOTS

CHANGING A LEOPARD’S SPOTS The Adventures of Two Wildlife Trackers by Alex van den Heever and Renias Mhlongo Alex van den Heever first met Renias Mhlongo almost 30 years ago. “Little did I know at this very early stage of my career, and in terms of life lessons, who...

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NISSO The Untold Story

NISSO The Untold Story

NISSO The Untold Story by Nisso Benatar This is a harrowing, but brave and true, account of an ill-starred love affair, loyalty and love from family and friends, and the traumatic experiences of being unjustly accused, acquitted, but still incarcerated in Zimbabwe’s...

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WILDERNESS DREAMING by Greg du Toit

WILDERNESS DREAMING by Greg du Toit

Packed with danger, humour and true-life campfire tales, Wilderness Dreaming is an endearingly honest memoir of one of Africa’s most acclaimed wildlife photographers. A qualified safari guide, South African Greg lived alongside the Maasai in Kenya where he discovered...

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LETTERS FROM SELUKWE by Frans Bijsterveld

LETTERS FROM SELUKWE by Frans Bijsterveld

When we write about times and people that have passed we are not only sharing their experiences but learn a little more of our history.  Frans Bijsterveld, in this charming book, shares with us the letters that his mother, Helga Stenslunde – better known as Buddy –...

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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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