The Wind Makes Dust - Four centuries of travel in Southern Africa

Author(s): Ben MacLennan


From early European seafarers making sometimes bloody contact with Khoikhoi at the Cape, up to the era of railways, barbed-wire fences and pass laws, The wind makes dust takes us on an eccentric odyssey through the past. It parades a cast that includes soldiers, cannibals both black and white, missionaries, elephant hunters, escaping slaves, circus showmen, fossil hunters, a shipwrecked Siamese mandarin and a homesick San shaman. It also contains instructions for cooking elephant's foot, some truly awful poetry, a quest for the unicorn, and a sprinkling of discreet sex.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780624041658
  • : Tafelberg
  • : Tafelberg
  • : January 2003
  • : {"length"=>["17"], "width"=>["25"], "units"=>["Centimeters"]}
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Ben MacLennan
  • : Paperback
  • : very good
  • : 377