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The Covenant

The Covenant

Author(s): James A Michener

Location(s): South Africa

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): Various, 1600s to 1980s



Adventurers, scoundrels and missionaries. The best and worst of two continents carve an empire out of the vast wilderness that is to become South Africa. For hundreds of years, their rivalries and passions spill across the land. From the first Afrikaners to the powerful Zulu nation, and the missionaries who lived with both–all of them will influence and take part in the wars and politics that will change a nation forever.

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I first read this book some 15 years ago, while I was still living in South Africa, where I was born. The accuracy, and factual way that the author presented South AFrica, and her...

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