Ron Moerenhout's Laatste boot naar Sint-Helena (Dutch Edition) PDF

By Ron Moerenhout

ISBN-10: 9029091517

ISBN-13: 9789029091510

Een reis naar het eiland waar Napoleon zijn laatste jaren doorbracht

 

In Laatste boot naar Sint-Helena doet Ron Moerenhout verslag van zijn vijf dagen durende bootreis vanuit Kaapstad naar een van de meest afgelegen eilanden ter wereld. Het Royal Mail send St. Helena is tot op heden de enige lifeline met het vasteland. Er werd een vliegveld gebouwd op dit ruige vulkaaneiland dat ooit aan Nederland toebehoorde, maar dat werd nog niet in gebruik genomen. Moerenhout nam de boot en ging ter plaatse op zoek naar Nederlandse sporen en vond ze ook, zoals een mysterieuze steen met daarop een Nederlandse tekst.

Nadat de Britten Sint-Helena hadden ingenomen van Nederland zijn ze het gaan gebruiken als gevangeniseiland, met als bekendste gevangene niemand minder dan Napoleon. Moerenhout vond een kaart waarop de keizer ontsnappingsroutes aanbracht, ontdekte een complot om hem te bevrijden en kwam te weten dat Napoleon vermoedelijk vergiftigd werd door de guy van zijn minnares. Daarnaast vertelt Moerenhout de verhalen van andere gevangenen, onder wie de Nederlandse drugssmokkelaar die in 1994 als enige van het eiland wist te ontsnappen, naar eigen zeggen met behulp van zelfgemaakte sleutels en een provisorisch bootje, maar het blijkt anders te zitten.

Laatste boot naar Sint-Helena is een onderhoudend reisboek vol historische ‘wist-ik-nietjes’ en spannende anekdotes.

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Read e-book online Reisen und Entdeckungen im südlichen Afrika: Von der PDF

By David Livingstone,Heinrich Pleticha

ISBN-10: 386539843X

ISBN-13: 9783865398437

Eine schmucklose Platte im Boden der Westminster-Abtei in London kennzeichnet das seize von David Livingstone. was once zunächst unspektakulär anmutet, ist in Wahrheit die höchste Auszeichnung, die neben Kolumbus keinem anderen Entdecker der Weltgeschichte zuteilwurde. Der furchtlose Schotte hat sie sich hart erarbeitet. Sohn eines Baumwollspinners, eignete er sich im Selbststudium medizinische und theologische Kenntnisse an und ging 1840 als Missionar nach Südafrika. In drei abenteuerlich-strapaziösen Reisen gelang ihm, used to be noch keinem Forscher vor ihm geglückt conflict: Er entdeckte den Ngamisee im Norden des ehemaligen Betschuanalandes, erforschte in einem 4000 Kilometer langen Marsch bis nach Luanda den oberen Sambesi, brach von dort zu einer excursion quer durch den Kontinent zur Ostküste auf und stieß schließlich auf die nach Queen Victoria benannten Victoria-Fälle.

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Read e-book online Reclaiming Home: Diary of a Journey Through Post-Apartheid PDF

By Lesego Malepe

ISBN-10: 1631523325

ISBN-13: 9781631523328

Reclaiming Home is the diary of Lesego Malepe’s travels in South Africa in 2004, the tenth anniversary of South Africa’s democracy. The ebook starts with Malepe taking the bus from Pretoria, the place she grew up, to Cape city, the place she visits Robben Island—the criminal the place her brother served a existence sentence in the course of apartheid days. She interrupts her travels to come to Pretoria, the place she attends the rite marking the reputable cost of land claims for her mom and dad’ estate and her grandmother’s estate in Kilnerton, Pretoria, which have been confiscated by means of the apartheid executive whilst Malepe used to be 4, forcing her family—along with the remainder of their community—to circulation to Mamelodi township for Africans. Over the process her travels, Malepe traverses a lot of her domestic kingdom, vacationing locales together with Pietermaritzburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Thohoyandou, the college of Venda, and Giyani. eventually, hers is a sprawling, revealing trip that illuminates the methods South Africa has changed—and the methods it has remained the same—since the tip of apartheid.

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Bluewater Walkabout: Into Africa - download pdf or read online

By Tina Dreffin

ISBN-10: 0997999616

ISBN-13: 9780997999617

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There comes a time on your lifestyles for those who say, "Let's disappear! Get wild!

The difficulty with leaping into the African bush and onto the excessive seas is that you may die in the market. I did...nearly, a couple of times. there has been that rogue wave which just about took me with it, a collision with a diamond mining send in fog off Namibia, a raging elephant, and a lion that ate a person – sadly.

By the time we might bumped round the African coasts, crossed the Atlantic Ocean, and sailed to the Caribbean, i used to be an emotional destroy. nonetheless, i wished more–to pass extra, disappear, and assemble extra outlandish escapades with our kin.

"Bluewater Walkabout: Into Africa" is the hilarious and sincere account of 1 woman's quest to raised herself. no matter if leaping overboard to retrieve a wayward hat, chasing down a lacking son within the diamond fields of Namibia, or keeping off nice white sharks with a digicam, Tina's misadventures are ridiculous and unimaginable.

It is an effective factor she has the pictures to again up her pleasing story.

This is a commute comedy memoir, set in South Africa, Namibia, St. Helena, Brazil, and Grenada.

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Read e-book online Cruise to Cape Town: A Journey into a New South Africa PDF

By Hugh Leggatt

ISBN-10: 1781485372

ISBN-13: 9781781485378

An expatriate South African's precise portrait of lifestyles aboard the superliner Queen Mary 2 as she sails from Southampton to Cape city, by means of impressions of the awesome Cape, with a travel to little-known upcountry locations. This Travel/Memoir is spiced with autobiographical memories of apartheid years, an English historical past, gold mining magnates and a gathering with Nelson Mandela.

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Download e-book for kindle: The Moon's Fireflies by Benjamin Madison

By Benjamin Madison

ISBN-10: 0889822638

ISBN-13: 9780889822634

The eighteen associated brief tales within the Moon’s Fireflies take us contained in the event of dwelling as a foreigner in an African village. followed through village boys, Effiong and Little Etim, the narrator is drawn into the lifetime of the West African village of Akai Ison. He has been published there to educate within the neighborhood university yet spends so much of his time learning.

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Download PDF by Georg Voswinckel,Richard Voswinckel: Verfehmt, gehetzt durch Afrika: Aus den Tagebüchern eines

By Georg Voswinckel,Richard Voswinckel

ISBN-10: 3839170982

ISBN-13: 9783839170984

Johann Georg Voswinckel wurde am 4.3.1891 auf intestine Voswinckel geboren und starb am 16.8.1977 in Swakopmund, Namibia. Er wanderte Ende 1912 nach Deutsch Südwest, dem heutigen Namibia aus. Dort betrieb er Landwirtschaft in Otjomikambo.

Im Ersten Weltkrieg kämpfte er als Offizier in der Deutschen Schutztruppe. Im Juli 1915 kapitulierten die Deutschen als sie sich einer überwältigenden Mehrheit der britischen und südafrikanischen Soldaten nahe der Ortschaft Otavi konfrontiert sahen. Die deutsche Kolonialmiliz (Schutztruppler) durften auf ihre Höfe zurückkehren, aber jedes noch so kleine Vergehen gegen ihre autochthone Bediensteten (hauptsächlich Ovambo und Herero) wurde von den Engländern schwer bestraft. Die damalige deutsche Literatur präsentiert diese Fällen als ein Versuch zu zeigen, dass die Deutschen unwürdig und unfähig der Verwaltung von Kolonien waren.

1918 wurde Georg durch die Engländer zum Tode für den Mord eines Bushmanns verurteilt. Er brach aus einem Windhoeker Gefängnis zusammen mit Alfred Feuerstein aus und floh gemeinsam mit Mattenklodt. Sie lebten als Geächtete im Norden von Namibia und Angola und nach vielen Abenteuern und knappen Entkommen von den Engländern ("lieber elend im Busch verrecken, als sich diesen Höllenhunden ergeben’') kamen sie wieder zurück in Deutschland in der Mitte des Jahres 1920. Georg warfare als Kaufmann in Berlin tätig.

Er wanderte erneut in 1930 nach Angola aus, um Kaffee zu pflanzen. Während des Zweiten Weltkrieges warfare er wieder in Deutschland und kehrte 1949 nach Angola zurück. Nicht nur Georg sondern auch seine beiden Begleiter veröffentlichte kurze Berichte über ihre Abenteuer.

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New PDF release: In the Lands of the Enchanted Moorish Maiden: Islamic Art in

By Cláudio Torres,Santiago Macias,Susana Gómez,José Russo,Antonio Cunha,John (translator) Elliott,Mandi (copy-editor) Gomez,Sakina Missoum (editorial coordinator)

ISBN-10: 3902782129

ISBN-13: 9783902782120

Portugal is a terrain rather propitious for salutary re-evaluations so that a few hugely harmful clichés might be challenged. within the Iberian Peninsula, for example, the 1st significant rupture of civilisation came about, now not within the 8th century – a interval that's frequently spoken approximately as one in every of significant Arab ‘invasions’ – yet certainly throughout the Christian Reconquest within the southern lands, with the creation of the 1st international garrisons and a brand new social order. certainly, opposite to the mythology, it's accurately a result of bold improvement of maritime routes that had already opened the quarter to the alternate of products and ideas that the Muslim civilisation didn't have to impose itself via the sword. as a substitute, passively, Islamic tradition moved into the neighborhood practices and modes of dwelling. additionally, throughout the 8th and 13th centuries, and making an allowance for that the zone used to be fairly far from the political centres of Cordoba and Seville, it used to be no longer topic to significant non secular or palatine programmes and the habitual flowering of nearby autonomy was once an idea instantly embraced by way of the native
inhabitants. 5 centuries of Muslim presence have left no awesome lines, yet within the dealing with of
quantity, within the concepts of development, within the extra practical or ornamental
pieces in universal structure, the Andalusian symbiosis is still deeply engraved in
the legacy. with out it, you'll no longer clarify the sixteenth-century explosion of
Mudéjar ornament, or that of Manuelin artwork, or the Gothic of Alentejo the place audacious
vaults mix with soft framing and skilful polychrome finishes of the
Azulejo. This ‘Moorish’ legacy notwithstanding is usually perceived at the present time in wealthy
mosaics and within the plaintive sound of the preferred choirs of Alentejo. it may be noticeable in
the contained tracery of Coimbra weaves and within the skilful ornamentation of Redondo
ceramics. It informs the layout of gardens, within the flavour of an escabeche,
and has expert literature within the legend of the Enchanted Moorish Maiden.

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Download PDF by Bob Martin,Aaron Martin,Bebe Bayoy: 49 Ways to Make a Living in Uganda

By Bob Martin,Aaron Martin,Bebe Bayoy

ISBN-10: 1530090881

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Download PDF by John Hull: Zimbabwe and Democracy: Dictatorship or People’s Choice

By John Hull

ISBN-10: 1542670853

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