Frontiers: the epic of South Africa's creation and the tragedy of the Xhosa people

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Knopf, 1992 - History - 1355 pages
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A history of South Africa's most sophisticated black nation describes how belief in a strange prophecy caused the Xhosa to destroy all their food and stock, and discusses their history from emigration from Central Africa to frontier wars. 30,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.

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FRONTIERS: The Epic of South Africa's Creation and the Tragedy of the Xhosa People

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At the heart of this megabook from South-African-born Mostert (Supership, 1974) is the moving story of the tragic clash between races—black and white—and cultures—British, Boer, and African— in a ... Read full review

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This monumental work deals primarily with conflicts between the Xhosa and white colonizers, culminating in the 1850s when the tribe invited mass starvation by killing their cattle and destroying their ... Read full review

Contents

Where is it sailing to?
7
An astounding spectacle in the heavy silence
40
The terribly wide sea
82
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Noel Mostert was the "Montreal Star" correspondent in New York and Europe during the 1950s and has since reported for different American magazines from Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. He lives in Tangiers.

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