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The Ama-Xhosa of the Transkei

This is a must-have book for your coffee table... £1 (GBP) from the sale of each book will be donated to Sustaining the Wild Coast (www.swc.org.za), a registered NPO responsible for halting the mining at Xolobeni, and currently waging a protracted legal battle, alongside the Pondoland residents, to stop the N2 troll road.

A Brief History of the Wild Coast - by Clive Dennison


Clive Dennison's book is a must have for all Wild Coast enthusiasts. (It'll make a great Christmas present! Hint, hint.)

The book is available directly from the author (dennison2@telkomsa.net) for R150.00 plus R20 packaging and postage.

It's also available at BookWorld, Cascades, Pietermaritzburg, The Outspan Inn, Port St Johns, and Clarke’s Bookshop in Cape Town.

The following review is from The Witness

The Caliban Shore

"Even today the coast where the Grosvenor was lost is a space of great emptiness and profound silences. Its boundaries are difficult to define because it is as much an area of consciousness as it is a geographic location. To start with, though, it can be reached by driving south-west from the South African port city of Durban for about 90 miles to the little seaside town of Port Edward. From there one proceeds on foot - a few miles to the Umtamvuna River, then across it to where a band of unbroken beach begins and stretches for miles ahead into a hazy mist of pale blue It is here where the emptiness begins and where one can mark the beginning of the Wild Coast."

The Caliban Shore - The Fate of the Grosvenor Castaways - by Stephen Taylor (p.94)

This book is well worth buying and treasuring.

Here are some reviews and links to purchase online:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2004/feb/22/historybooks.features