Bushveld, Desert and Dogs: A Game Ranger’s Life - Christiaan Bakkes (Paperback)

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37 stories selected and arranged by Suzette Kotzé-Myburgh from Stoffel in Afrika en Stoffel op safari. Translated by Elsa Silke. Bakkes has been involved in conservation for almost two decades in one of Africa’s last wilderness areas:, Namibia’s dry northwestern areas, the Kaokoveld and Damaraland. He and his wife both work for Wilderness Safaris, Christiaan as a guide and area manager. He has also led several gorilla safaris in the forests of Uganda. Bakkes is fast becoming a legendary figure in Namibian ecotourism and in his outspoken dedication to conservation. A master narrator whose stories portray life in the wilderness with engaging simplicity and humour.” The author’s previous collection in English, In Bushveld and Desert, sold very well. Praise from the media: “Bakkes’s writing is unpretentious, yet hauntingly beautiful as he writes from the soul. A must read.” – Cape Times “A highly readable, honest and humorous account.” – The Witness

Product Details

Barcode
9780798156899
Department
Books
Released
10 Oct 2012
Content Source
South African
Supply Source
South Africa

Book

Author
Christiaan Bakkes
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Human & Rousseau
Edition
1
Language
English
Number of Pages
224
Dimensions
213 x 137 x 15mm (260g)

Summary

37 stories selected and arranged by Suzette Kotze-Myburgh from Stoffel in Afrika en Stoffel op safari. Translated by Elsa Silke. Bakkes has been involved in conservation for almost two decades in one of Africa's last wilderness areas, Namibia's dry northwestern areas, the Kaokoveld and Damaraland. He and his wife both work for Wilderness Safaris, Christiaan as a guide and area manager. He has also led several gorilla safaris in the forests of Uganda. Bakkes is fast becoming a legendary figure in Namibian ecotourism and in his outspoken dedication to conservation. A master narrator whose stories portray life in the wilderness with engaging simplicity and humour. The author's previous collection in English, In Bushveld and Desert, sold very well. Praise from the media.

Fiction

General Subject
Fiction Short Stories
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Literary
BISAC Subject 2
Fiction / General
BIC Classification 1
Short stories
BIC Classification 2
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Library Subject 1
Game wardens - South Africa
Library Subject 2
Game wardens - Namibia
Dewey Classification
839.3636

Review Quotes

"Bakkes's writing is unpretentious, yet hauntingly beautiful as he writes from the soul. A must read." - Cape Times "A highly readable, honest and humorous account." - The Witness"