Daily Archives: July 25, 2020

How To Say It Better: Part One

Today I think it would be good to start what will hopefully not be too frequent a column, and that is examining the communications that I receive and, without giving too much information away about who sent the message to … Continue reading

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Book Review: We Are Not Such Things

We Are Not Such Things:  The Murder Of A Young American, A South African Township, And The Search For Truth And Reconciliation, by Justine Van Der Leun This book is a deeply cynical one and perhaps unsurprisingly, the cynicism of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Diamonds, Gold, And War

Diamonds, Gold, And War:  The British, The Boers, And The Making Of South Africa, by Martin Meredith This book is a tragedy on several levels.  The author clearly has sympathies for the blacks whose realms were destroyed by the forward … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Traveller’s History Of South Africa

A Traveller’s History Of South Africa, by David Mason In reading a book like this it is deeply unfortunate that the author appears to have bought into the belief that South Africa is some sort of paradisical realm in the … Continue reading

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