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From the capture of Nelson Mandela to the period before he became President, this story follows the intrigue and hidden war for Black African control in the Republic of South Africa
An African spy holds the key to the peaceful transition of power from cruel Apartheid to Black African Majority Rule. In a time of guerilla warfare, read the story that helpse stop the bloodshed.
Ukuthula – Hlumelo’s Swansong! Performed by the Cape Town Youth Choir as part of STBB s 121 year birthday celebrations Solo by Hlumelo Marepula Conducted by Leon Starker Watch Ukuthula: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9C2fJKBmKFk The Zulu Word “Ukuthula!” When shouted out by a melodious African bass voice and followed… Continue Reading “Captivating Music of “Ukuthula!” (Peace! in Zulu)-for Christmas Pronounced: “Ooo-koo-thoo-lah!””
The Last Horseman by David Gilman My rating: 5 of 5 stars Sometimes historical fiction can give a more keen and concise picture of what happened during a war than hours of pouring over the reports and comments made by field commanders or looking… Continue Reading “Book Review: The Last Horseman, by David Gilman”
Universal questions of life challenge two sisters growing up in different cultures. A quest for life, learning and the meaning of why we are here.
It’s Rick’s 2019 Worldwide Book Giveaway Time!!! This is one of my favorite times of the year in which I am able to give an electronic gift to my readers and facilitate your giving books to friends. Holiday Book Giving helps us all enjoy… Continue Reading “Thank You Readers! Rick’s 2019 Book Giveaway!”
The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts by Joshua Hammer My rating: 5 of 5 stars Here is a “Must Read” book if you want more information on understanding how the moderate form of Islam taught… Continue Reading “A Must Read Book: The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu by Joshua Hammer”
Power of the Sword by Wilbur Smith My rating: 5 of 5 stars I am once again reading Wilbur Smith’s books as inspiration to writing another novel. This amazing work puts it all together in telling the tale of two rival half brothers, Shasa… Continue Reading “Book Review: Power of the Sword, by Wilbur Smith”
Tsotsi by Athol Fugard My rating: 5 of 5 stars Author Athol Fugard has captured the true essence of disenfranchised criminal African youth in the townships of South Africa during the Apartheid era. The descriptions of the daily life of Tsotsi, the leader of… Continue Reading “Book Review: Tsotsi by Athol Fugard”
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