Eclectic Reading Choices

“The reading of all books is like a conversation with the finest men of past centuries”.

-Descartes

This month we are focussing on eclectic reading and past favourites.

Skip is aan ons beloof deur George Louw dramaImage

Die  tema in ‘n Skip is ons beloof, is die botsing tussen ’n enkeling en die samelewing tydens die anti-bandiete agitasie van 1848 toe  ’n skip vol gevangenes,  anker gooi in Simonsbaai en die plaaslike inwoners in opstand kom teen Brittanje se besluit om die Kaap as strafkolonie te gebruik.   http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/305108217/Skip_is_aan_ons_beloof_deur_George_Louw_drama.html

Kranskop Deel 1 Oupa deur Jochem van Bruggen historiese plaasromanImage

Speel af Transvaal in die laaste jare van die negentiende eeu waar die rustige landelike  boerelewe versteur word  deur die ontdekking van goud en die oorwinning van kapitalisme. Oupa is die patriarg wat met ’n ysterhand sy gemeenskap en familie lei en alle belangrike besluite word eers aan sy goedkeuring onderwerp. Die roman gee ’n beeld van die betrokke historiese tydvak en die tipiese leefwyse en gewoontes van die Boere.

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/304977519/Kranskop_Deel_1_Oupa_deur_Jochem_van_Bruggen_historiese_plaasroman.html  

Words in Season by Olive Schreiner edited by Stephen GreyImage

“Words in season is a selection of Schreiner’s uncollected writings on key South African issues, supported by her own autobiographical pieces. It includes the political situation, written in collaboration with her husband in 1895; her Words in season produced on the eve of the Second Anglo-Boer War in 1899; and her Closer Union booklet of 1908 which defines her vision of a non-racial, non-sexist South Africa of the future.” (Grey)

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/304988411/Words_in_Season_by_Olive_Schreiner_edited_by_Stephen_Grey.html

Wat nou, Suid-Afrika deur Theuns Eloff politieke kwessies in Suid-AfrikaImage

Bespreek kwessies soos gebrek aan leierskap onder die Zuma-regering, die impak van kader-ontplooiing, korrupsie en talle ander kwelvrae.

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/303898695/Wat_nou_Suid_Afrika_deur_Theuns_Eloff_politieke_kwessies_in_Suid_Afrika.html

Off the Beaten Track Selected day drives in Southern Africa Automobile AssociationImage

Two parts: first a selection of through routes that criss cross the country and the second part contains day drives.  Maps, descriptions and distances, colour plates.

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/304979319/Off_the_Beaten_Track_Selected_day_drives_in_Southern_Africa_Automobile_Association_Two_parts_first.html

 

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