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LONG WALK TO NOWHERE

LONG WALK TO NOWHERE

LONG WALK TO NOWHERE by Allan Munn. An intelligent and perceptive record of the change from Rhodesia to Zimbabwe from a personal, political and economical view by an author who not only lived there at the time, but was involved in the process. This is an important...

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Xafrica Volume 3 :Cycles of Change

Xafrica Volume 3 :Cycles of Change

Xafrica Volume 3 :Cycles of Change by Sandy Dacombe Ferrar. Following on Letters from the Southern Rift, and Seasons of the Heart, with the same in-depth and fascinated look at the world around her, Sandy continues to entertain whilst describing to the reader so many...

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Xafrica Volume 2: Seasons in the Heart

Xafrica Volume 2: Seasons in the Heart

Xafrica Volume 2: Seasons in the Heart by Sandy Dacombe Ferrar. In this second volume of newsy letters – or as more commonly known these days as blogs, Sandy continues her observations of Malawi, the Warm Heart of Africa. Now in the year 2000, Sandy reminds us that...

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THROUGH MY EYES

THROUGH MY EYES

THROUGH MY EYES Journey of a Wildlife Veterinarian by Dr Michael Kock. “Never forget the people factor if you want conservation success”.This superbly presented book is not just a memoir of Dr Michael Kock’s expansive career as a wildlife veterinarian, but also a...

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GOING TO GROUND

GOING TO GROUND

GOING TO GROUND by Nick Norman. Well known for his superb books Geological Journeys, Geology off the beaten track and Box of Rocks, Nick Norman has now written an entertaining memoir of how he became interested in geology, and the adventures and experiences he has had...

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SOMEWHERE EAST OF EDEN

SOMEWHERE EAST OF EDEN

by Michael McKeown. “Yes, I go savy him. Na, good man dis. But sometime his mind done humbug him and ‘e go walkabout.” Augustus shrugged fatalistically.  From his demeanour, it was clear that he had no idea when the driver would come, other than at some stage he...

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