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Good read pertaining to SA for long flight over

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Good read pertaining to SA for long flight over

I really enjoy reading books of stories that took place in the destination I am traveling to. I'm heading to Cape Town and Kruger in a few days, any recommendations? Looking to losing myself in a book or two during my 22 hours in flight :)

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1. Re: Good read pertaining to SA for long flight over

Here are some suggestions from one previous post re African books. Contemporary and oldies included.

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Happy reading

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2. Re: Good read pertaining to SA for long flight over

I enjoy Wilbur Smith novels, including Birds of Prey. Michener's The Covenant was also a good read. The Power of One is also worth a look.

Edited: 10:10 pm, March 22, 2014
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Finnuala Dowling: Flyleaf; What Poets Need.

Margie Orford: www.margieorford.com/books.html

Rayda Jacobs www.kwela.com/authors/2687

Not sure if you'd be able to lay your hands on any of these at such short notice though.

Edited: 12:03 am, March 23, 2014
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Not a novel but a Long walk to Freedom really gave me a feel for the recent development of the country and I got far more out of our trip. Reads like a novel though

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Wilbur Smith's books are always a really good read IMHO.

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I too am a Wilbur Smith fan, his novels are set in Africa.

For something a bit different but still appropriate and lighter than most. maybe consider something like 'Whatever You do don’t Run' by Peter Allison. His books tell of his adventures as a safari guide and have given me plenty of laughs.

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Sandmans, good suggestion. Have read it and found it hilarious. His books focus on his time as a safari guide in Sth Africa, Botswana, Mozambique and Namibia. If you get hooked his next one, which I read on the flight over is also a good read "" Don't Look Behind you But .. " picks up from where "Whatever You Do, Don’t Run" left off. Had not thought to include bios of an Australian writer.

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8. Re: Good read pertaining to SA for long flight over

I can recommend The Elephant Whisperer.

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2nd that and Last Rhinos which I bought for flight home last trip, could not put it down. Lawrence Anthony

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10. Re: Good read pertaining to SA for long flight over

Great! I am already in Cape Town and ended up watching movies the entire flights. Perhaps I'll pick something up here and do some reading on the long haul home.

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