For more information on COVID-19 and how to prevent infection, visit sacoronavirus.co.za.

The Lie of 1652

A decolonised history of land

Patric Mellet

ISBN:

9780624089704

Epub ISBN:

9780624089711

Publisher:

Tafelberg

Date Released:

September 2020

Price (incl. VAT):

R 310.00

Format:

Soft cover, 368pp


About this book:

In this radical critique of established pre-colonial and colonial history, Mellet centres land dispossession, the destruction of livelihoods and the brutality of slavery in South Africa. Drawing on scholarly work and his own experience of searching for identity, Mellet provides a bold new perspective on the loss of land and belonging. Characters such as Autshumao, Krotoa and Doman come to life in the story of the founding of a port at Cape Town – over 50 years before Jan van Riebeeck arrived.

RELATED BOOKS

Bloedbande

Wilhelm Verwoerd

War Party

Greg Ardé

Living While Feminist

Jen Thorpe

Tell Me Your Story

Ruda Landman

It's Not Inside It's On Top

Khanya Mtshali

Kinders wat moor

André le Roux

Wit Wolf

Stefaans Coetzee, Alita Steenkamp

Rape

Pumla Gqola

Ramaphosa's Turn

Ralph Mathekga

Gangster

Carla van der Spuy

Gaan Suid-Afrika oukei wees?

Jan-Jan Joubert

They Called Me Queer

Kim Windvogel, Kelly-Eve Koopman

Death, Detention and Disappearance

David Smuts

Tobacco Wars

Johann van Loggerenberg

Postmortem

Maria Phalime

Balance of Power

Qaanitah Hunter

Femicide in South Africa

Nechama Brodie

Paper Tiger

Alide Dasnois, Chris Whitfield

The De Zalze Murders

Julian Jansen

Liefde agter tralies

Carla van der Spuy

Eugene de Kock: Sluipmoordenaar van die staat

Anemari Jansen

Democracy and Delusion

Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh

Is It Me or Is It Getting Hot in Here?

Tom Eaton

Firepool

Hedley Twidle

Making Africa Work

Greg Mills, Jeffrey Herbst, Olusegun Obasanjo, Dickie Davis

Mothers of the Nation

Lihle Ngcobozi

Poacher

Kimon de Greef, Shuhood Abader

Feminism Is

Jen Thorpe

Reflecting Rogue

Pumla Gqola

Brutal School Ties

Sam Cowen

Will South Africa be okay?

Jan-Jan Joubert

Dirty Tobacco

Telita Snyckers

The President's Keepers

Jacques Pauw

Wat nou, Suid-Afrika?

Theuns Eloff

Bloed, dunner as water

Charné Kemp

Betrayal

Jonathan Ancer

Gang Town

Don Pinnock

It's Not About the Bats

Adam Cruise

Verwoerd: My Journey through Family Betrayals

Wilhelm Verwoerd

Die De Zalze-moorde

Julian Jansen

The Rise or Fall of South Africa

Frans Cronje

A Time Traveller's Guide to South Africa in 2030

Frans Cronje

Wit issie 'n colour nie

Nathan Trantraal

Justice

Edwin Cameron

For the Love of the Land

Ivor Price, Kobus Louwrens