Info: ISBN: 9780992228897 Price: 105.00 (ZAR) Manthatise and Sekonyela – In the first of two books, we meet Manthatisi, Queen of the Wild Cat People, who is one of few women to make a name as a respected, beloved and regal leader. With her son, Sekonyela, too young to take over as chief of the Read more about Manthatise and Sekonyela[…]
Info: ISBN: 9780994660107 Price: 105.00 (ZAR) Mzilikazi 4 – A Mountain Falls In this fourth and last book of the Mzilikazi series, we follow the Great Bull Elephant from the central plains of South Africa to his final resting place in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. After securing his newly-founded amaNdebele nation in the present-day North West Province, Read more about Mzilikazi 4[…]
Info: ISBN: 9780994660138 Price: 105.00 (ZAR) Siege of Mafeking – The siege took place at the beginning of what was then known as the Anglo-Boer war. For a long time it was considered a ‘white man’s war’ but was not because it affected everyone who lived in South Africa, ultimately costing the Boers the war. Read more about The Siege of Mafeking[…]
Info: ISBN: 9780994660060 Price: 105.00 (ZAR) Meeting Shaka – From the Diary of Henry Francis Fynn Had a bored eighteen-year-old Londoner not sought adventure on the Dark Continent, the legend of Shaka may have remained a myth. Having crossed the Indian Ocean, Henry Francis Fynn found little of interest in Cape Town. The boredom continued Read more about Meeting Shaka[…]
Info: ISBN: 9780994660077 Price: 105.00 (ZAR) Mzilikazi 3 – The Great Bull Elephant Chief Mzilikazi, founder of the Matabele nation, began his journey in the green valleys of KwaZulu Natal. In Mzilikazi 1 and 2, the story is told of how he traveled from the place of his birth after a bitter battle with Shaka, Read more about Mzilikazi 3[…]
Info: ISBN: 9780992228873 Price: 105.00 (ZAR) Muzila The Survivor – Son of Shoshangana This book tells of Muzila, the son of Shoshangana, and the father of Nghunghunyani. After the death of Shoshangana, Muzila was determined to take control of the Gaza-Nguni kingdom from his brother, Mawewe. After a bitter struggle, and many battles, Muzila assumed Read more about Muzila The Survivor[…]
Info: ISBN: 9780994660091 Price: 105.00 (ZAR) Moshoeshoe 3 – Peacemaker In this, the final book in a series of three, an aged Moshoeshoe begins to lose control of his headstrong sons and chiefs. Towards the end of his life, Moshesh’s health started crumbling and the confidence that had always served to fortify him in times Read more about Moshoeshoe 3[…]
Info: ISBN: 9780994660084 Price: 105.00 (ZAR) Maqoma 3 – Warrior and Peacemaker The final in a three-part story, this book highlights Maqoma’s lifetime concern, which was to keep the colonial patrol system from returning to Xhosaland. When his half-brother, Sandile, reached manhood in 1840, this heralded a newRharhabe ruler and the stepping aside of Maqoma. Read more about Maqoma 3[…]
Info: ISBN: 9780994660183 Price: 105.00 (ZAR) Kgoshi Mamphoku Makgoba – Towards the end of the nineteenth century the government of the South African Republic (Transvaal) introduced laws that directly affected the indigenous people of the country. This led to a number of wars between the government forces and those clans that rebelled against these laws. Read more about Kgoshi Mamphoku Makgoba[…]
We start 2016 with 7 exciting new Our Story titles. The people that you will read about in these stories could not have imagined the changes that would take place in Southern Africa. Read how your ancestors were part of shaping South Africa and the peoples that we know today. Maqoma 3 – Warrior and Read more about Seven New Titles in the Our Story Series[…]
Info: ISBN: 9780992228750 Price: 105.00 (ZAR) Shoshangana – Shoshangana was one of two vassal chiefs under Zwide Ka Langa who fled in the aftermath of the Battle of Mhlatuze River. This book tells his story and the emergence of the AmaShangaan/Tsonga nation.
Info: ISBN: 9780992228743 Price: 105.00 (ZAR) The Siege of Leboho – In 1895 the government of the Transvaal Republic introduced a hut tax on people living in their suzerainty. Kgosi Maleboho and the Bahananwa refused to pay taxes and three commandos were sent to subdue them, besieging their mountain fortress. This book tells the compelling Read more about The Siege of Leboho[…]
Info: ISBN: 9780992228835 Price: 105.00 (ZAR) Sehkukhune – Greatest of the Pedi Kings This book tells the story of Sekhukhune, of whom The London Times wrote on 30 August 1882: “… We hear this morning from Durban of the death of one of the bravest of our former enemies, the Chief Sekhukhune. He, with his Read more about Sekhukhune[…]
Info: ISBN: 9780992228736 Price: 105.00 (ZAR) Nghunghunyani – Exiled King and Freedom Fighter This book offers a stimulating portrayal of the activities of the great Gaza-Nguni leader, King Nghunghunyani of the Gaza kingdom. A military leader and diplomat, Nghunghunyani was determined to defend his military and diplomatic independence at all costs. At the height of Read more about Nghunghunyani[…]
Info: ISBN: 9780992228729 Price: 105.00 (ZAR) Mzilikazi 2 – The Roving Conqueror The first part of Mzilikazi’s story ended with his departure from KwaZulu-Natal. This second book sees the roving conqueror moving yet further away from the influence of Shaka Zulu and sowing chaos among the Sotho clans to the north. After many conquests, he Read more about Mzilikazi 2[…]
Info: ISBN: 9780992228712 Price: 105.00 (ZAR) Mzilikazi 1 – A Khumalo Prince This is the first of three books on the life of one of southern Africa’s most powerful Chiefs. Set in KwaZulu-Natal, the story follows the life of Mzilikazi from his birth until he defied Shaka Ka Senzangakhona. Together with his people he was Read more about Mzilikazi 1[…]
Info: ISBN: 9780992228828 Price: 105.00 (ZAR) Moshoeshoe 2 – Chief and Statesman In this second in a series of three books, Moshoeshoe had grown into a wise and just leader, but he could be ruthless when called upon to defend his people. As more tribes entered the Caledon valley and with increasing numbers of white Read more about Moshoeshoe 2[…]
Info: ISBN: 9780992228804 Price: 105.00 (ZAR) Moshoeshoe 1 – Forging the BaSotho Nation This book is the first in a series of three stories about Moshesh and begins with his childhood. As a young boy Moshesh preferred talking through problems rather than fighting about them. But he soon realized that he had to be strong Read more about Moshoeshoe 1[…]
Info: ISBN: 9780992228767 Price: 105.00 (ZAR) Maqoma 1 – Founder of the AmaJingqi The first in a series of three, this book tells the story of a Chief born to rule but forced by circumstance to leave his father’s kraal. This book covers his early life and includes the Battle of Amalinda.
Info: ISBN: 9780992228811 Price: 105.00 (ZAR) Maqoma 2 – Final Resistance The second in a series of three, this story begins when Maqoma, undaunted by the increase of the colonial military might in the Eastern Cape and the loss of his land, soldiered on. He was intent on keeping his Rhardebe clan supreme and on Read more about Maqoma 2[…]
Info: ISBN: 9780992228781 Price: 105.00 (ZAR) Makhado – Defender of the Vhavenda ‘The warrior-King, Makhado Tshilwavhusiku Ramabulana’s exploits in defence of our land, our dignity and our wellbeing will forever remain etched in our proud history of resistance to colonialism’. Former President Nelson Mandela, 1998. This book tells the story of King Makhado Ramabulana and Read more about Makhado[…]
Info: ISBN: 9780992228842 Price: 105.00 (ZAR) Hopes War – In 1880 there was an uprising of the AmaQwati and AmaMpondomise in Sulenkama against British rule in the Eastern Cape. This is their story and that of Hamilton Hope, a Magistrate appointed by the government of the Cape Colony.
Info: ISBN: 9780992228774 Price: 105.00 (ZAR) Dimbanyika – First Vhavenda King South of the Limpopo This book tracks the emergence of a united Vhavenda under the leadership of their great king, Dimbanyika. Surrounded in legend and myth, this is the fascinating story of the movement of people, the building of stonewalled cities and trade with Read more about Dimbanyika[…]
Info: ISBN: 9780992228798 Price: 105.00 (ZAR) The Battle of Mhlatuze River – The Battle of Mhlatuze River was one which had a significant impact that rippled far beyond the land of the Zulu, where it took place. This battle had consequences which are evident to this day.