Novel books about south africa

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Popular South African Fiction Books

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I was lucky to visit South Africa a few years ago; exploring bustling Cape Town, the areas of rugged coast surrounding it, the farmland of the Overburg and the wilderness of safari in Kruger National Park.
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Looking for deeper insight into South Africa? He also authorised a biography by Anthony Sampson see box right , which provides much useful extra information and differing perspectives. His account of the transition from apartheid to democracy is one of several, but undoubtedly the best. Judge for yourself. By the end of the 19th century, South Africa was partly a British colony and partly a pair of independent Afrikaner republics. British imperialism and capitalist expansionism meant that the independence of the republic particularly the gold-rich Transvaal would come under threat. In , the second Anglo-Boer War, which made the earlier conflict seem negligible, broke out.

For my journey, I decided to read both fictional and non-fictional accounts. I started with the three books set in South Africa that make up Scenes from Provincial.
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This post may contain compensated links. Please read our disclaimer for additional information. I have spent a number of years both living and working in South Africa and Botswana and love reading books about South Africa especially when I am a little homesick. I love reading about destinations before I go as it gives me a sense of the place and information about its history, people and culture. This is my selection of the best South African books to read before you visit.

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Make Your Own List. Interview by Eve Gerber. Imraan Coovadia is author of three novels and a study of VS Naipaul. South Africa has 11 national languages and a pluralistic population of 50 million. Does South Africa have a literature? Although we have 11 official languages, we all speak one. English is completely dominant.

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