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GrahamDowns , to bookstodon group
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I'm on Everand (previously Scribd), and that's where I read all my books. It costs $8.99 a month, and I'm very happy with it... but with the exchange rate going to nuggets, it's getting quite expensive.

I saw that Kobo Plus is now available in , priced in Rands at R199 per month. That's still more expensive than $8.99... although not by much.

I think I'll stick with Everand. :-)

Incidentally, if you use this affiliate link, you get 60 free days at Everand, and I get 30 free days as a reward for referring you -- basically, I get a one-month payment holiday. So help a fella out, would ya? There's no obligation on your part; you can cancel at any time. :-)

https://www.everand.com/g/1nx29r?utm_source=Mastodon

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GrahamDowns , to bookstodon group
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I'm on Everand (previously Scribd), and that's where I read all my books. It costs $8.99 a month, and I'm very happy with it... but with the exchange rate going to nuggets, it's getting quite expensive.

I saw that Kobo Plus is now available in , priced in Rands at R199 per month. That's still more expensive than $8.99... although not by much.

I think I'll stick with Everand. :-)

Incidentally, if you use this affiliate link, you get 60 free days at Everand, and I get 30 free days as a reward for referring you -- basically, I get a one-month payment holiday. So help a fella out, would ya? There's no obligation on your part; you can cancel at any time. :-)

https://www.everand.com/g/1nx29r

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The African movie, "Heart of the Hunter", based on a novel, just made history by being the first African Film to debut in the top spot in English-language films on the Top 10 weekly rankings.

https://gadget.co.za/heartofhunter2/?utm_source=MastodonAfrica

Have you seen it yet? Have you read the book?

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GrahamDowns , to bookstodon group
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The African movie, "Heart of the Hunter", based on a novel, just made history by being the first African Film to debut in the top spot in English-language films on the Top 10 weekly rankings.

https://gadget.co.za/heartofhunter2/?utm_source=MastodonAfrica

Have you seen it yet? Have you read the book?

(Please boost to widen the sample 😉)

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WerkstattGeschichte , to histodons group German
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Die begehen heute den Internationalen Tag für das Recht auf über schwere und für die Würde der Opfer.

Dazu lohnt ein Blick in unser Heft 26/2000 "Wahrheit", u.a. mit einem Artikel von Gesine Krüger zur Arbeit der and Commission in :

https://werkstattgeschichte.de/alle_ausgaben/wahrheit/wahrheit](https://werkstattgeschichte.de/alle_ausgaben/wahrheit)

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Gaza Is a 'Huge Murder': South African Foreign Minister Speaks to Mehdi Hasan - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdVhAj3KRzA

Interview with Dr. Naledi Pandor - recommended!


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South Africa's FM confronts US criticism, hopes for stronger ties amid Hamas allegations - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVqUYnu_WxY

The US is trying to punish S.Africa for its stance on Israel. Naledi Pandor rocks!


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richard , to histodons group
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Women in South Africa’s armed struggle: new book records history at first hand

https://theconversation.com/women-in-south-africas-armed-struggle-new-book-records-history-at-first-hand-218746

"In her book Guerrillas and Combative Mothers, political and international studies academic Siphokazi Magadla uses life history interviews to offer firsthand insights into women’s participation in the armed struggle against apartheid in South Africa from 1961 until 1994."

https://www.routledge.com/Guerrillas-and-Combative-Mothers-Women-and-the-Armed-Struggle-in-South/Magadla/p/book/9781032597249

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GrahamDowns , to bookstodon group
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I read Blood Mark JP McLean last year, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Would absolutely recommend!

I see that it's on special today in the South African store from R60.99: https://www.kobo.com/za/en/ebook/blood-mark-1

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🟠 Fires🔥 and burn scars near SE of Cape Town, 🇿🇦 31 January 2024 -8🛰️ Full-size ▶️ https://flic.kr/p/2pvQMNv Image is about 14 kilometers wide @CopernicusEU @CopernicusECMWF @wildfirescience

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I live in a timeline composed of jokers and clowns.

JFC.

kris_inwood , to economics group
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The exciting Laboratory for the Economics of Africa's Past https://leapstellenbosch.org.za/#aboutleap has just issued a newsletter full of research accomplishments, reflection on making economic history accessible & a new research chair to influence contemporary policy & public discourse
https://leapstellenbosch.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/LEAP-newsletter-2023.pdf
@economics @africanstudies @demography @socialscience @sociology @politicalscience @geography @anthropology @econhist @devecon

estelle , to Random
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"As conflation and confusion abound after 7 October, we need clear thinking about antisemitism"
by:
David Feldman, director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Study of Antisemitism,
Brendan McGeever, senior lecturer at the Birkbeck Institute for the Study of Antisemitism.

https://vashtimedia.com/2023/11/09/issues/antisemitism/hamas-israel-pogrom-antisemitism/

estelle OP ,
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Colonial Convergence

Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi, who teaches at the University of , , explained the paradox: “One can detest Jews and love Israelis, because Israelis somehow are not Jews. Israelis are colonial fighters and settlers, just like Afrikaners. They are tough and resilient. They know how to dominate. Jews are different. They are, among other qualities, gentle, non-physical, often passive, intellectual. So one can go on disliking Jews while admiring the Israelis.”

Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi, "The Israeli Connection. Who Israel Arms and Why", Pantheon Books, New York, 1987; cited by Alain Gresh: https://africasacountry.com/2009/08/south-africa-and-israel/ @israel

WerkstattGeschichte , to histodons group German
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Heute vor 25 Jahren legte die nach dem Ende der in von eingesetzte, von Erzbischof geleitete Wahrheits- und ihren Abschlussbericht vor. Dazu unser Lesetipp:
▶ Gesine Krüger, Wahrheit – Erzählen. Zur Arbeit der and Commission in Südafrika, 26/2000 "", https://werkstattgeschichte.de/alle_ausgaben/wahrheit

@histodons @historikerinnen

kenthompson , to bookstadon group
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The Golden Notebook, by Doris Lessing. You are a mid 20th century writer with one successful novel, but also and communist and mother who struggles with all these things, but in particular with men; you keep separate notebooks trying to sort the parts of your real and fictional lives, but it doesn’t seem to be helping. 5 of 5 library cats 🐈 🐈 🐈 🐈 🐈

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