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WHEN ELEPHANTS FIGHT

WHEN ELEPHANTS FIGHT

WHEN ELEPHANTS FIGHT by Ashwin Dave. An exciting and colourful debut novel and both a suspenseful and fast-paced thriller, When Elephants Fight is full of unexpected twists and turns with well-depicted and fascinating characters. Drawing on his personal knowledge and...

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YOU NEVER REALLY KNOW

YOU NEVER REALLY KNOW

YOU NEVER REALLY KNOW by John Hunt A clever and humorous spoof  of life in the “unofficial, unofficial home” of the Chief Boss Commander, CBC, narrated by Cappuccino who has been promoted from the laundry to being the Barista. Never having left the compound,...

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Then a Wind Blew

Then a Wind Blew

Then a Wind Blew by Kay Powell Kay Powell wanted to explain the Rhodesian/Zimbabwean war to her daughters, so wrote a powerful and thought-provoking novel based on the totally different lives of three women who were caught up in “The Pity of War”. Through the voices...

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THOSE WHO LIVE IN CAGES

THOSE WHO LIVE IN CAGES

THOSE WHO LIVE IN CAGES by Terry-Ann Adams Those Who Live in Cages captures an astonishingly intimate view of life in Eldorado Park, a Coloured township south of Johannesburg, through five women of various ages and circumstances - Bertha, Kaylynn, Laverne, Janice and...

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THE INN AT HELSVLAKTE

THE INN AT HELSVLAKTE

The Inn at Helsvlakte by Patricia Schonstein. I really enjoyed this book with its combination of war, romance, humour and great imagination.  Tremendous characters, some more eccentric than others, weave a fast-paced  adult fairy-tale. Set in the mythical...

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Macpherson’s Elephant

Macpherson’s Elephant

Macpherson’s Elephant by Ed Ostrosky. This is a work of ‘faction’, a novel, inspired by real events that took place in and around the Tembe Elephant Park in the late 1980’s and early ‘90s.  EdTembe Elephant Park was established in 1983 to protect elephants which...

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