Formed in 1905, the Rand Light Infantry has carved a name for itself as one of South Africa’s most famous regiments, earning the six battle honours emblazoned upon the Regimental Colour through... More > outstanding service in two World Wars.
Kevin Mulligan joined the RLI as a young captain in 1978. In 1983 he became the Commanding Officer and at 31 was the youngest colonel ever to have been appointed in the Regiment.
Kevin commanded the RLI throughout the difficult years of the Bush War in South West Africa/Angola, retiring in 1990 at age 36 to play a role in helping to shape the future of the citizen soldier and the traditional regiments in the new political order.
This book gives a remarkable glimpse into those times from the perspective of a dedicated senior office of the Citizen Force.< Less
From a colonial childhood, to the front-line of Rhodesia's vicious civil war, to the final disintegration of Mugabe's post-colonial Zimbabwe. "A gripping love declaration to Africa. With the... More > troubles of Rhodesia/Zimbabwe as background, the real protagonist of this book is Africa with all her wonders and horrors. Highly recommended for lovers of the continent, especially those longing for a well-balanced and honest account of recent African history" (review by Balazs Pataki, 2013). "The author remembers things that both racists and leftists would rather forget - the culture of humiliation and violence that made Rhodesia unsustainable, and the ugly silence of world opinion that made it possible for Mugabe to get away with genocide and ethnic cleansing. This book tore me from my political views and made me think seriously about the goals of humanity" (review by Avery Morrow, 2011)< Less
HUMPING MY DRUM by J.A.Barnes
PUBLISHER'S DESCRIPTION: After a lifetime of not keeping a diary, John Barnes has reconstructed his past from a good memory and those few documents that do record... More > his life and times. His story starts with his childhood in Reading, his schooldays and undergraduate career. Although six years of war interrupted his academic progress, they gave him experiences in the Fleet Air Arm that may have prepared him for the rigors of his first anthropological fieldwork in Northern Rhodesia.
The life of an academic is seldom smooth and various universities in England and Australia augmented his scholastic duties with ample tests of his diplomatic and political skills. In pages crowded with the names of colleagues, friends, family and rivals, Barnes brings a social scientist’s eye to bear on the disciplines of anthropology and sociology themselves.< Less
Gazetecilik ve yazarlık hayatım boyunca pek çok müstear kalem ismi kullandım. Esra Coşkun’un Faruk Arslan olduğunu er geç itiraf edecektim,... More > şimdi vakti geldi. Kanada’da yayımlanan Canadatürk gazetesinde 1 Ağustos 2008 ile 1 Mayıs 2011 tarihleri arasında yayınlanan Esra'rlı köşe yazılarım, aslında sosyolojik analizlerdi. Bu kitapda, Kanada ve Türkiye arasında köprü kuran aykırı görüşler ve tesbitler bulacaksınız. York Üniversitesi yıllarımda derslerden, kitaplardan, hocalardan, çevremden edindiğim bilgileri ve gözlemlerimi kadınsı içgüdü ile aktarmaya çalıştım.
Esranın coşkun duygulu, gizemli, içten ve samimi sosyolojik tahlillerini okurken, yazdığı konuların hiç güncelliğini kaybetmediğini hayretle göreceksiniz. Farklı bir üslup ve tarz kullandığım için Esra’nın aslında Faruk Arslan olduğu zaten hiç kimse tarafından anlaşılamadı.
Siz yine de Esra olarak okuyunuz...< Less