FEATURING - An Imperfect Occupation: Enduring the South African War by John Boje

Posted on January 20, 2020

The Special Collections Book of the Week this week is:

An Imperfect Occupation: Enduring the South African War by John Boje.

The South African War (1899-1902), also called the Boer War and Anglo-Boer War, began as a conventional conflict. It escalated into a savage irregular war fought between the two Boer republics and a British imperial force that adopted a scorched-earth policy and used concentration camps to break the will of Afrikaner and Boer guerrillas. In this book, John Boje delves into the agonising choices faced by Winburg district residents during the British occupation. Afrikaner men fought or evaded combat or collaborated; Afrikaner women fled over the veld or submitted to life in the camps; and black Africans weighed the life or death consequences of taking sides.

Catalogue Access: https://UnivofPretoria.on.worldcat.org/oclc/907060938

This book is available at Special Collections, housed on level 5 of the Merensky 2 Library, and is part of our Tukkiana (TUK) Collection.

The Special Collections unit of the Department of Library Services plays a stewardship role in the acquisition and preservation of the Library's rare and valuable information resources, making them accessible to students, staff and researchers, as well as safeguarding them for future generations.

- Author Sonto Mabena and Nikki Haw
Published by Hlengiwe Mnguni

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