Read an excerpt from Charles van Onselen’s The Cowboy Capitalist

The South African historian and writer Charles van Onselen has walked down history lane. He reached the days of the Jameson Raid, a pivotal event in the history of Southern Africa. Charles has focussed on the American John Hayes Hammond, a man with a close relationship with Cecil Rhodes and Jameson. He brought with him the spirit of the conquest of the West of the United States to the veld of southern Africa. In this way this well researched book is upsetting the prevailing views on the Jameson Raid.

Read an excerpt here.

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I enjoy reading about Africa. New books. Old books. By African writers. By non-African writers. Novel. History. Travel. Biographies. Autobiographies. Politics. Colonialism. Poetry.

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