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Effective - This book cover uses very impressive typography. From far away, the words just look like "Zoo City", however, upon further inspection, the letters are actually made up of buildings and animals/parts of animals. Closure and proximity has been employed to make the text successful. The use of contrasting colours, black and white, also make this book cover very striking. AC

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Nem is olyan távol Afrikától - Lauren Beukes: Zoo city - Pável olvasgat

The Heart of Redness – Zakes Mda

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Reading Antjie Krog's non-fiction book Country Of My Skull about South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission and its findings. Heartbreaking and eye-opening journalism.

Writing what we like: A new generation speaks, edited by Yolisa Qunta | LitNet

Writing what we like: A new generation speaks, edited by Yolisa Qunta

At the end of a steep gravel road in one of the remotest corners of South Africa's Eastern Cape lies the village of Ithanga. Home to a few hundred villagers, the majority of them unemployed, it is inconceivably poor. It is to here that award-winning author Jonny Steinberg travels to explore the lives of a community caught up in a battle to survive the ravages of the greatest plague of our times, the African AIDS epidemic.

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October by Zoë Wicomb. Cover design by Charl Edwards. Published by Umuzi.

Etienne van Heerden’s new novel takes us on a journey as diffuse as Sea Point, Stellenbosch and Matjiesfontein – and then the circle even widens to encompass Zimbabwe and various European countries.

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Until Julius Comes is a rollicking, unprecedented journey through the wilds of South African politics in an election year. With his sharp wit and perceptive observations, Richard Poplak exposes the tricks of the political trade and the skullduggery that comes with it.

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The True Confessions of an Albino Terrorist: Amazon.co.uk: Breyten Breytenbach: 9780571136162: Books

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Jock of the Bushveld

Jock of the Bushveld by Fitzpatrick, Percy

Gaya, Suhina and Rupa have been friends for thirty years, but are they truly friends or is their closeness built on the secret they share, a secret that they have carried with them since the turbulent days of the 1980s? Now, years later, their world is about to be ripped to pieces as the past resurfaces in the most unexpected of ways.

Gaya, Suhina and Rupa have been friends for thirty years, but are they truly friends or is their closeness built on the secret they share, a secret that they have carried with them since the turbulent days of the 1980s? Now, years later, their world is about to be ripped to pieces as the past resurfaces in the most unexpected of ways.

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