The Slave, the Hunter, the Missionary and the Smous

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ISBN9780639932675 Barcode9780639932675
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The 19 short stories in the book range from the moral issue of slavery in the days of Jan van Riebeeck to the early days of ivory poaching, from the aggravations of a missionary in the remote hinterland to the successful trading of a peddler of trinkets. Some of the stories are interlinked, dealing with the experiences of a family of sheep farmers in the Karoo. Altogether, the reader is treated with credible cameos from South African history.

As a writer of mainly South African non-fiction historical works, my intention with this volume of short stories is to portray something of the life and times of ordinary people in the Cape and beyond

The 19 short stories in the book range from the moral issue of slavery in the days of Jan van Riebeeck to the early days of ivory poaching, from the aggravations of a missionary in the remote hinterland to the successful trading of a peddler of trinkets. Some of the stories are interlinked, dealing with the experiences of a family of sheep farmers in the Karoo. Altogether, the reader is treated with credible cameos from South African history.

David Hilton-Barber

David Hilton-Barber, fourth-generation South African of 1820 Settler stock, was born in Grahamstown and holds a BA Honours degree from Rhodes. He trained as a journalist, following in the footsteps of his maternal great-grandfather Frederick York St Leger, founder and first editor of the Cape Times. In his later career as a public relations consultant, he was involved in a wide range of public-relations programmes for the public and private sector, included lecturing and contributing to the compilation of the communications course at the University of South Africa.

 

He served as president of the PR Institute of SA and council member for South Africa on the International Public Relations Association. He is author of Footprints: On the Trail of those who Shaped the History of Tzaneen, Footprints: Of Those Who Made History in Haenertsburg, The Baronet and the Savage King: the Intriguing Story of the Tati Concessions, Hobson’s Choice: Len Hobson; The Story of a Remarkable Man and Kalahari Dreaming: The Romance of the Desert.

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Weight 0.500 kg
Dimensions 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.7 cm
Format

Pages

Size

Weight

0.500 kg

PublisherFootprint Press Publication Date07/11/2018

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