Welcome to the savage and surprising world of Zoo Story, an unprecedented account of the secret life of a zoo and its inhabitants, both animal and human Based on six years of research, the book follows a handful of unforgettable characters at Tampa s Lowry Park Zoo an alpha chimp with a weakness f
The Kingdom of Swaziland, in southern Africa, boasts breathtaking mountain ranges, friendly people and a peaceful political climate Scratch the surface, and one finds a country battling the ravages of the world s worst HIV AIDS epidemic, devastating poverty, and the lack of rights for women In Th
South Africa is the most popular kid on the block in Africa and it s easy to see why The southern end of Africa teems with adventure hike, bike and fly amid craggy peaks and open plains, catch a tantalising glimpse of streakily painted zebras in the savanna, encounter the vibrant cultures of San,
Ten year old Benedict is feeling happy His family s new home in Swaziland has the most beautiful garden in the whole entire world, teeming with insects, frogs and his favourite cinnamon coloured birds Here, crouched in the cool shade of the lucky bean tree, it s easy to forget the loneliness that
Award winning screenwriter Malla Nunn delivers a stunning and darkly romantic crime novel set in 1950s apartheid South Africa, featuring Detective Emmanuel Cooper a man caught up in a time and place where racial tensions and the raw hunger for power make life very dangerous indeed.In a morally co
Ervaringen van een journaliste die een jaar in Afrika verbleef.
What the Future Holds follows the life of Lobenguni Kiki Mkhatshwa, a young Swazi woman of Nguni descent who, at the beginning of the novel, has brought her baby into town to confront the child s father, Menzi Dlamini Dlamini is a common Swazi clan name , at his place of work, in order to ensure
Thembani s love for Jan in the old South Africa was banned by law and social norm, but she knew in her heart that he loved her too Could they defy the forces ranged against them
While others have written about many of the rites and ceremonies described by the author, much of it is not available to the general public since it is buried deep in teh jungle of discourse and scholarship In other words, this is the first popular book to deal with the native African s conception
The chronicle of a two year bicycle odyssey by a retired orthodontist through Europe, the Middle East, South Africa, and the United States.
Here at last is a collection of the best work of Jan Morris, considered by many the preeminent travel writer of our age Reviewing her most recent book, The matter of Wales, the Christian Science Monitor wrote, With this book, Morris joins the immortals The splendors of the prose are like Homer s
In these beloved stories we meet a Kenyan lion named Simba, a snake with seven heads, and tricksters from Zulu folklore we hear the voices of the scheming hyena, and we learn from a Khoi fable how animals acquired their tails and horns Creation myths tell us how the land, its animals, and its peop
Minimax is the hilarious, often farcical, story of Minnie, her trials and romantic tribulations in London, Australia, and San Francisco Impressive powers of inventionpure and acidly funny The Village Voice A blend of north of the equator magical realism, science fiction, and lesbian femini