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Journey to Southern Africa

Reading and Travel Guide
Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude. We have updated the original package. These are the current recommendations.
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Beyond the Miracle, Inside the New South Africa

SAF166
Allister Sparks
University of Chicago Press
2009
408
0226768597
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The South African journalist (Tomorrow is Another Country SAF31) continues the tale of the transformation of South Africa and its accomplishments, failures and challenges in the decade following the collapse of apartheid.
$20.00

No Future Without Forgiveness

SAF97
Desmond Tutu
Doubleday
2000
256
0385496907
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Winner of the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize, Desmond Tutu writes with insight and compassion in this memoir of his work for reconciliation in post-apartheid South Africa.
$16.99

Wildlife of Southern Africa

SAF300
Martin B. Withers
Princeton University Press
2011
272
069115063X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This Princeton Pocket Guide, featuring 400 color photographs by Withers and co-author David Hosking, covers all the birds, mammals, lizards and insects you are likely to encounter.
$19.95

Insight Guide South Africa

SAF21
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2015
384
1780052618
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
South Africa is brought to life in hundreds of color photographs and vividly written essays by a team of experts. Panoramic in scope, the guide takes us from Johannesburg out into the veld, providing genuine insight into the history, nature and modern politics of this complex land.
$24.99

Southern Africa Map

SAF09
Nelles
Nelles Maps
2016
2
3865745040
MAP
Reference
0
0
1
0
Scaled at 1:2,500,000, this shaded relief map covers South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and southern portions of Angola, Zambia and Mozambique.
$13.95

Lonely Planet Botswana & Namibia

BOT14
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2013
424
1741798930
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An informative practical guide to Botswana and its attractions, including nearby Victoria Falls.
$28.99

A History of South Africa

SAF101
Leonard Thompson
Yale University Press
2014
512
0300189354
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A succinct history of South Africa, especially strong on early Africans and European colonization.
$20.00

Africa, a Biography of the Continent

AFR49
John Reader
Alfred Knopf
1999
816
067973869X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
With the ease of a practiced journalist, Reader weaves a masterful and lively tale of the continent, from ancient cultures to modern times. Both authoritative and informal, this is a splendid introduction to all of Africa.
$21.00

The Fortunes of Africa, A 5000-Year History of Wealth, Greed and Endeavor

AFR327
Martin Meredith
Hachette
2016
784
1610396359
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Covering the epic story of colonialism in Africa, Meredith’s magisterial history depicts empire-hungry kings, missionaries, tribal warlords, mining barons -- even modern multinational corporations. An expansive but entertaining read.
$21.99

The Scramble for Africa

AFR26
Thomas Pakenham
Avon Books
1992
738
0380719991
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Absorbing and meticulously researched, this in-depth history of the Victorian land grab in 19th-century Africa includes excellent portraits of the egomaniacal personalities who overran the continent.
$23.99

Wild at Heart

SAF130
Peter Godwin, Chris Johns (Photographer)
National Geographic
2007
176
142620194X
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This lush collection of full-color photographs tackles conservation, development and tradition in southern Africa. It's a well-illustrated portrait of the region by National Geographic photographer Johns and veteran journalist Godwin.
$65.00

Hidden Cape Town

SAF336
Paul Duncan
Struik
2014
240
1431702994
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
3/15/2014
0
0
0
0
This unique journey behind the facades of South Africa’s most interesting landmarks is both an architectural and cultural study. It includes over 300 photographs and informative text.
$39.95

Conversations With Myself

SAF313
Nelson Mandela
Picador USA
2011
454
0312611684
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Mandela draws on letters, notebooks and taped interviews for this account of a remarkable life.
$18.00

Long Walk to Freedom

SAF15
Nelson Mandela
Little Brown and Company
1995
640
0316548189
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
An unpretentious tale of an extraordinary life, Mandela's autobiography is essential reading for an understanding of South Africa. His grace and his love for his country shine throughout.
$18.00

Lost and Found in Johannesburg: A Memoir

SAF361
Mark Gevisser
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2015
352
0374535027
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Using an apartheid-era street guide to Johannesburg as a lens, Gevisser tells the tales of people and places who have to define themselves "within, and across, and against" the city’s official boundaries.
$15.00

Cry, The Beloved Country

SAF30
Alan Paton
Scribner
2003
317
0743262174
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The deeply moving story of Reverend Kumalo's quest for justice. First published in 1948, it is a striking, poetic tribute to the power of the individual and a trenchant indictment of apartheid.
$16.00

South Africa, A Traveler's Literary Companion

SAF236
Isabel Balseiro (Editor), Tobias Hecht (Editor)
Whereabouts Press
2009
239
1883513227
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
This diverse collection of short stories reveals South Africa through the eyes of its writers, including Nadine Gordimer, J.M. Coetzee and Alan Paton.
$14.95

The Conservationist

SAF218
Nadine Gordimer
Viking
1983
272
0140047166
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Gordimer's subtle Booker Prize-winning novel portrays a wealthy South African industrialist who struggles to preserve his way of life, his power and his possessions in the face of massive injustice.
$16.00

The Power of One

SAF26
Bryce Courtenay
Ballantine Books
1996
528
034541005X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This riveting novel tells of the coming-of-age of a six-year-old English boy in South Africa during the darkest days of largely pro-Nazi South Africa, based on the author's childhood.
$17.00

Animal, The Definitive Visual Guide to the World's Wildlife

BST80
Don E. Wilson (Editor), David Burnie (Editor)
DK Publishing
2011
624
0756686776
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A giant reference to wildlife throughout the world, compiled by the Smithsonian and a group of zoologists. From insects, marine life and amphibians to birds and mammals, it runs the gamut.
$50.00

African Wildlife

AFR109
James Kavanaugh
Waterford Press
1999
1583550321
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A laminated foldout guide illustrating almost 150 species of African animals, designed for quick reference in the field.
$7.95

Kingdon Pocket Guide to African Mammals

EAF128
Jonathan Kingdon
Princeton University Press
2004
272
0691122393
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A conveniently compact edition of Kingdon's celebrated guide, that includes information on distribution, ecology and conservation status, with 480 outstanding color illustrations and maps.
$29.95

Smithsonian Handbooks, Mammals

BST76
Juliet Clutton-Brock, Don E. Wilson
DK Publishing
2002
400
0789484048
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This sturdy field guide colorfully describes 500 of the world's mammals.
$22.00

The Safari Companion

AFR06
Richard Estes
Chelsea Green Publishing
1999
459
1890132446
PAPER
Field Guide
1
0
0
0
An invaluable encyclopedic guide to Africa's mammals by a noted scientist, this perennial bestseller includes black-and-white drawings, an overview of each animal group and in-depth information. Written with the typical safari-goer in mind.
$30.00

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Life & Times of Michael K

SAF17
J.M. Coetzee
Viking
1995
184
0140074481
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Coetzee sets this short, hallucinatory novel, the powerful tale of a troubled boy, in South Africa in the midst of civil war.
$15.00

Newman's Birds of Southern Africa

SAF29
Kenneth Newman
Struik
2010
538
1770078762
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This commemorative 10th edition celebrates the late author with a fully revised and updated version. Edits were done by his daughter, Vanessa Newman, to reflect the latest research, taxonomy and common names.
$26.00

The Wildlife of Southern Africa

SAF59
Vincent Carruthers (Editor), Kenneth Newman (Illustrator)
Struik
2017
320
177584353X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
With 1,200 color illustrations by a range of experts, this compact field guide includes all the birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects, fish and plants that a traveler is likely to encounter in southern Africa.
$23.00

Cape Town and Region Adventure Map

SAF161
National Geographic
National Geographic Maps
2010
2
1566951658
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A handy map for exploring Cape Town and the surrounding areas. Full-color, double-sided. Scales vary. Includes Cape Town, Table Mountain National Park and other reserves south to Cape of Good Hope.
$11.95

Time Out Cape Town

SAF164
Time Out
TimeOut
2016
280
1846703611
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Compact, informative and lively, this outstanding guide covers where to go and what to do in Cape Town and surroundings.
$19.95

The Fate of Africa

AFR154
Martin Meredith
Hachette
2011
792
1610390717
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Ambitious in scope, immensely readable -- and as big as a doorstop -- Martin Meredith's blockbuster country-by-country overview of the tumult in Africa since independence is now revised and updated to reflect recent events.
$23.99

Bradt City Guide Johannesburg

SAF176
Lizzie Williams
Bradt Publications
2007
256
1841621765
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A guide to the South African city in the authoritative, personal Bradt series. With practical information, annotated suggestions of where to eat, sleep and shop, suggested walking tours and color maps.
$13.95

Beethoven Was One-Sixteenth Black

SAF221
Nadine Gordimer
Penguin Putnam
2008
192
0143114239
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The Nobel Prize winner daringly explores racial identity, sexuality and loss in this marvelous collection of South African tales.
$15.00

The Making of Modern South Africa, Conquest, Apartheid, Democracy

SAF222
Nigel Worden
John Wiley & Son
2012
198
1405154292
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This well-researched, readable primer covers South African history from colonial conquest to the end of apartheid and beyond, with an updated chapter focusing on 1994 to 2007. Worden is a professor of history at the University of Cape Town.
$39.95

Playing the Enemy, Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation

SAF240
John Carlin
Penguin Putnam
2009
274
0143115723
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Carlin vividly documents how Mandela used the 1995 Rugby World Cup to unite South Africa.
$17.00

I Married a Travel Junkie

TVL549
Samuel Jay Keyser
2012
200
1934848433
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Our reluctant traveler -- professor emeritus of linguistics at MIT, Samual Jay Keyser chronicles his terrifying adventures to the Serengeti, Bwindi and other awful places with his gung-ho wife of 15 years in this ode to adventurous travel.
$14.95

Mandela's Way: Fifteen Lessons on Life, Love, and Courage

SAF324
Richard Stengel
Crown
2010
243
0307460681
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Time magazine editor Stengel, who collaborated with Mandela on his bestselling autobiography, distills Mandela's wisdom into 15 vital life lessons that have the power to deepen lives.
$24.00

For Kids

Africa, Cultural Atlas for Young People

AFR58
Jocelyn Murray
Facts on File
2007
96
0816068267
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Anthropologist Jocelyn Murray provides an illustrated overview of African cultures and history, including an introduction to the landscape and a two-page spread on each nation.
$35.00

Ashanti to Zulu, African Traditions

AFR73
Leo Dillon (Illustrator), Diane Dillon (Illustrator), Margaret Musgrove
Penguin Putnam
1976
32
0140546049
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A full-color introduction to 26 different African cultures, arranged from A to Z. Intended for kids ages 9-12, this classic won the Dillons their second Caldecott Medal for best illustration in a children's book.
$6.99

Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales

AFR135
Nelson Mandela
W. W. Norton & Company
2007
144
0393329909
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
A team of folklorists, poets and authors present these wide-ranging, beautifully illustrated tales from all over the continent, including many traditional stories from Nelson Mandela's youth.
$17.99

Out of Bounds: Seven Stories of Conflict and Hope

SAF173
Beverley Naidoo
HarperCollins
2008
175
0060508019
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
For almost 50 years, apartheid forced the young people of South Africa to live apart as Blacks, Whites, Indians and "Coloreds." These stories by Carnegie Medalist Naidoo dramatize young people's choices in a beautiful country made ugly by injustice. Each short story is set in a different decade during the turbulent years from 1948 to 2000, and portrays powerful fictional characters caught up in very real events.
$6.99

Wild Safari Scratch and Sketch

EAF155
Heather Zschock, Kerren Barbas (Illustrator)
Peter Pauper Press
2005
64
1593599714
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Reveal the wildlife of Africa as you copy simple sketches of 20 amazing animals in this fun activity book. The bright colors and fascinating facts are enough to entice any youngster.
$12.99

The White Giraffe

SAF182
Lauren St. John
Penguin Putnam
2007
192
0803732112
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Myth mixes with reality on a South African wildlife preserve when young Martine discovers a white giraffe and the dangers which threaten both the animal and her new home.
$7.99

Spud

SAF201
John van de Ruit
Penguin Putnam
2008
336
1595141871
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
Van der Ruit's spirited young adult novel follows a boy's hilarious steps towards manhood in an elite boarding school as Apartheid is crumbling in 1990.
$9.99

Countries of the World: South Africa

SAF210
Viriginia Mace
2008
64
1426302037
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A vivid introduction to the cultural history, rich biodiversity and varied landscapes of South Africa. For middle readers.
$27.90

Nelson Mandela, The Authorized Comic Book

SAF245
Umlando Wezithombe (Illustrator)
W. W. Norton & Company
2009
208
0393336468
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
What better comic book hero than this great man? Produced in conjunction with -- and the delight of -- the Nelson Mandela Foundation, this visual biography draws on new interviews, firsthand accounts and archival materials.
$19.95