FEATURING - The Wind Makes Dust: four centuries of travel in Southern Africa by Ben Maclennan.
Posted on December 04, 2018
The Special Collections Book of the Week this week is:
The Wind Makes Dust: four centuries of travel in Southern Africa by Ben Maclennan.
An off-beat anthology spanning four hundred years of travel in and around the southern tip of Africa. From early European seafarers to the era of railways, hotels and pass laws, The Wind Makes Dust takes on the eccentric odyssey through the past. It parades a cast that includes soldiers and statesmen, cannibals both black and white, missionaries, elephant hunters, escaping slaves, circus showmen, fossil hunters, a shipwrecked Siamese mandarin and a home-sick San shaman.
Catalogue Access: https://UnivofPretoria.on.worldcat.org/oclc/53704642
This book is available at Special Collections, housed on level 5 of the Merensky 2 LIbrary, and is part of our Africana (ZA) 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