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Of Warriors, Lovers, and Prophets: Unusual…

Of Warriors, Lovers, and Prophets: Unusual Stories from South Africa's…

by Max Du Preez

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Thoroughly absorbing. I enjoy Max Du Preez, and I think he may be responsible for my first real understanding of what investigative journalism is. The necessity of it, the courage it requires, and the underlying respect/love for life that undeniably inspires it. It's a powerful thing. And Tuesday nights watching Special Assignment gave me my first taste of that. Thanks Max.

So it was was with all of that in mind that I picked up this book, and I've been truly blessed in doing so. It really is a lot of unusual stories of South Africa's past. It shows however divided and different we may have believed ourselves to be, we really aren't. It contains stories about Shaka, Jan van Riebieeck, the Khoikhoi, Apartheid and eventual Democracy, among others.
(Some time in the next few days I'll add an excerpt or two that really moved me.)

Reading this reminded me of why I am proud to be an African. ( )
  karima29 | Jul 5, 2007 |
Nicely researched and well written. The author allows his oppinion to see the light of day in his book - which at times can be frustrating and make the blood boil, but overall very entertaining and insightful stories. ( )
  pieterm | Jul 7, 2006 |
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