Looking for books to read about South Africa before you visit? Are you interested in learning more about the history, people, and culture of this beautiful country? We have you covered! In this guide, we have selected what we believe are the very best books about South Africa.
If you haven’t visited South Africa before these books will help you to understand more about the country including its complex history and the horrors of the apartheid regime.
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If you have watched the filmCry Freedom will know who Donald Woods is. The journalist who escaped the apartheid regime after the murder of his friend Donald Woods was an influential anti-apartheid campaigner.
His books were banned under the apartheid government and I actually remember smuggling in a copy on a trip into the country in the 1980’s.
Find out about the illegal rhino horn trade which is behind the brutal killings of hundreds of rhinos every year in Africa. If not stopped greed, corruption and brutality will lead to the extinction of the species in the near future. All because some idiots wrongly believe the horn is an aphrodisiac.