review THE CROWING OF THE ROOSTERS


Fransje van Riel is a journalist in South Africa, with Dutch roots. She has published another book before. This was The World according to Darwin and other Baboons. She now has moved from the animal world to the human world. She has met a Xhosa-woman Nomfusi Vinah Yekani. They have talked and talked and the … Continue reading review THE CROWING OF THE ROOSTERS

just a bicycle-ride away


Today a week ago I hopped on my bicycle and headed south. That is the shortest route to the nearest secondhandshop. There is a fair section with secondhandbooks. Once a while I move south to discover “new” books. I had a good harvest of books discarded by others, my moment of recycling had arrived. I … Continue reading just a bicycle-ride away

review THE WORLD ACCORDING TO DARWIN AND OTHER BABOONS


This book is the story of the baboon Darwin, but even more it is the story of Karin Saks from South Africa who for several years had intensive contacts with baboons. Darwin being one of them. In the late nineteennineties Karin is asked to take care of a baboon named Gismo. The baboon stays for … Continue reading review THE WORLD ACCORDING TO DARWIN AND OTHER BABOONS