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

Tell Me Your Story

Ruda Landman

Kinders wat moor

André le Roux

The Rise or Fall of South Africa

Frans Cronje

Lockdown Extended

Melinda Ferguson

On the Brink

Claire Bisseker

Brutal School Ties

Sam Cowen

Balance of Power

Qaanitah Hunter

Catching the Thunder

Kjetil Sæter

Wit Wolf

Alita Steenkamp

Rian

Rian van Heerden

Poacher

Kimon de Greef

The De Zalze Murders

Julian Jansen

Bloedbande

Wilhelm Verwoerd

Liefde agter tralies

Carla van der Spuy

War Party

Greg Ardé

Lockdown

Melinda Ferguson

Paper Tiger

Chris Whitfield

Mothers of the Nation

Lihle Ngcobozi

Paper Tiger

Alide Dasnois

As by Fire

Jonathan Jansen

For the Love of the Land

Ivor Price

Dirty Tobacco

Telita Snyckers

Poacher

Shuhood Abader

Vreedsame revolusie

Niël Barnard

Is It Me or Is It Getting Hot in Here?

Tom Eaton

Living While Feminist

Jen Thorpe

Die De Zalze-moorde

Julian Jansen

Wit Wolf

Stefaans Coetzee

Femicide in South Africa

Nechama Brodie

Death, Detention and Disappearance

David Smuts

Firepool

Hedley Twidle

Gaan Suid-Afrika oukei wees?

Jan-Jan Joubert

Catching the Thunder

Eskil Engdal

Verwoerd: My Journey through Family Betrayals

Wilhelm Verwoerd

Peaceful Revolution

Niël Barnard

For the Love of the Land

Kobus Louwrens

Betrayal

Jonathan Ancer

The President's Keepers

Jacques Pauw

They Called Me Queer

Kelly-Eve Koopman

A Time Traveller's Guide to South Africa in 2030

Frans Cronje

Die dood en die sin van die lewe

Anton van Niekerk

Tobacco Wars

Johann van Loggerenberg

Wit issie 'n colour nie

Nathan Trantraal

Ramaphosa's Turn

Ralph Mathekga

Will South Africa be okay?

Jan-Jan Joubert

Democracy and Delusion

Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh

Bloed, dunner as water

Charné Kemp

Coalition Country

Leon Schreiber

They Called Me Queer

Kim Windvogel

Feminism Is

Jen Thorpe