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The Book of War

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The British and the Xhosa have been at war for eighty years and a boy signs up in the hope of steady meals. His new commander has assembled an assortment of convicts, sailors, and drunkards from the gutters of Cape Town. They will be used to test the effectiveness of a revolutionary new weapon. More at: http://jameswhyle.blogspot.com/

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Maqoma was a Xhosa warrior. Amongst the greatest of Xhosa military commanders, he played a major part in theSixth and Eighth Xhosa Wars. African Men, African History, African Dress, West Africa, South Africa, Tribal Warrior, Haile Selassie, Xhosa, African Royalty

Chief Maqoma | South African History Online

"Without question Maqoma was the most renowned Xhosa chief in South Africa's 19th-century frontier wars.

Herman Melville’s "Moby Dick" is a portrait of the American character, and like the crew of Ahab's ship we are complicit in self-annihilation. Moby Dick, Woodlawn Cemetery, Arctic Ice, Great Novels, Whale Art, Before Us, Deep Sea, Illusions, Lust

We Are All Aboard the Pequod

Herman Melville’s "Moby Dick" is a portrait of the American character, and like the crew of Ahab's ship we are complicit in self-annihilation.

 The Sunday Times Fiction Prize shortlist has been announced at the Franschhoek Literary Festival. This year's judges have selected five novels from an initial longlist of In no particular order, the shortlist comprises: Xhosa, The Sunday Times, Cuthbert, Book Nooks, Sailor, The Book, My Books, Fiction, Novels

The 2013 Sunday Times Fiction Prize Shortlist

Alert! The Sunday Times Fiction Prize shortlist has been announced at the Franschhoek Literary Festival. This year's judges have selected five novels from an initial longlist of 31. In no particular order, the shortlist comprises:

Hope & Horror - Rian Malan interrogates The Book of War. Sunday Times Newspaper, Sailor, The Book, Horror, War, Books, Leather, Libros, Book

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 The 2013 M-Net Literary Awards were announced at a ceremony at the The Maslow Hotel in Johannesburg this afternoon. And the winners are. Award Winner, Great Books, The Book, Kindle, Amazon, Store, Awards, Author, Reading

The Book of War

The Book of War - Kindle edition by Whyle, James. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Book of War.

The Book of War: Reaping a bloody harvest - The Mail & Guardian Xhosa, The Book, Harvest, Novels, War, Culture, History, Books, Painting

The Book of War: Reaping a bloody harvest - The Mail & Guardian

For anyone who savours the mystique of our history, this novel will take you there and then some.

 The 2013 M-Net Literary Awards were announced at a ceremony at the The Maslow Hotel in Johannesburg this afternoon. And the winners are. Award Winner, Great Books, The Book, Kindle, Amazon, Store, Awards, Author, Reading

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“Read an exclusive extract from @jameswhyle's Book of War in this month's edition of ColdType: http://t.co/2mmB8KTtQR”

 The 2013 M-Net Literary Awards were announced at a ceremony at the The Maslow Hotel in Johannesburg this afternoon. And the winners are. Award Winner, Great Books, The Book, Kindle, Amazon, Store, Awards, Author, Reading

The 2013 M-Net Literary Awards Winners

Alert! The 2013 M-Net Literary Awards were announced at a ceremony at the The Maslow Hotel in Johannesburg this afternoon. And the winners are...

 The 2013 M-Net Literary Awards were announced at a ceremony at the The Maslow Hotel in Johannesburg this afternoon. And the winners are. Award Winner, Great Books, The Book, Kindle, Amazon, Store, Awards, Author, Reading

The Book of War

The Book of War eBook: Whyle, James: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store

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The Book of War (by James Whyle) - Africa Book Club

By any account, to entitle a début novel “The Book of War” can seem presumptuous. Yet, the book brilliantly lives up to the promise of its ambitious name. For war is everywhere here – but not romanticised with the usual bravery, indestructible friendship and clear divide between the camps of good and evil that justify the violence. No. In a sober style made out of short sentences, hand-picked words and balanced rhythm Whyle shows war for what it really is. A physical ordeal against nature…

AL:     What is The Book of War?    JW:     It’s a novel, which Rian Malan with his tongue in his cheek called a historical romance. But in a way it is true, in the sense that Blood Meridian is a historical romance.    Interview on African Lookbook. Blood Meridian, Historical Romance, Revolutionaries, The Book, Novels, Interview, African, War, Books

AL: What is The Book of War? JW: It’s a novel, which Rian Malan with his tongue in his cheek called a historical romance. But in a way it is true, in the sense that Blood Meridian is a historical romance. Interview on African Lookbook.

 and great herds of antelope leap where the flames draw them orange and flickering upon the red glowing stone. Xhosa, Popular Bags, Sailor, Orange, Moose Art, War, Pictures, Animals, Stone

Stow / Image / STOW_041

"... and great herds of antelope leap where the flames draw them orange and flickering upon the red glowing stone."

San Bushmen,the world`s oldest people The San have a rich oral history and have passed stories down from generation to generation. The oldest rock paintings they created are in Namibia and have been radiocarbon-dated to be 26 000 years old. All About Africa, Out Of Africa, African Origins, African History, Himba People, African Tribes, Africa Travel, Black People, World Heritage Sites

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"You quote Herman Melville’s Moby Dick for supplying the distinctively “wild, unspeakable hindoo odour” of your novel. What exactly do you mean by that? Revolutionaries, Be Yourself Quotes, Sailor, The Book, Conversation, Novels, Van, Author, History

Author of The Book of War, James Whyle, in conversation with Janet van Eeden | LitNet

"Whyle’s marriage of history with fine craftsmanship has shot him straight to the forefront of our writing community. His style is inimitable, his ways with language poetic, and he can hold his own against the few literary giants who have emerged from this continent."