Weskus Hokkie, Lambert’s Bay

Surfer's shack on farmer Burger's land, south of Lambert's Bay, South Africa

Surfer’s shack on farmer Burger’s land, south of Lambert’s Bay, South Africa

Whoever Fears the Sea: a novel

WFTS emailWhoever Fears the Sea, a novel by Justin Fox

South African scriptwriter Paul Waterson is in Kenya to research a documentary film. It’s October 2001, and his relationship has come to an unexpected end. Searching for solace in Mombasa, Malindi and Lamu, he becomes obsessed with finding the last remaining mtepe dhow in Somalia, a magnificent, sewn vessel harking back to Africa’s rich maritime past. But getting someone to take him into Somali waters is proving near impossible. When he does manage to talk a dhow captain into the journey, he and the crew are oblivious to the dangers that lie in store.

“An engagingly romantic, fast-paced tale of sailing-ship adventures off the myth-laden East African coast, with plenty of sex and action, plus a serious revisionist message regarding moder-day Somali piracy.” JM Coetzee

To buy this novel: http://www.kalahari.com/Books/Whoever-fears-the-sea_p_48226563

Unspotted, by Justin Fox

Unspotted-leopardJustin Fox has just released an ebook, Unspotted: One Man’s Insane Search for Africa’s Most Elusive Leopard, with Annorlunda Enterprises.

Quinton Martins is a patient man, if only when it comes to the Cape mountain leopard. In the harsh mountains of the Cederberg, he spends months in icy cold conditions tracking them, often with as little to go on as faint spoor or partially decomposed scat. Justin Fox spends time in the Cederberg with this half-man, half-leopard, conservationist, to learn more about the madness that keeps Quinton in the mountains day in and day out.

To buy this ebook, go to: http://annorlundaenterprises.com/books/unspotted/

Buy: With Both Hands Waving

‘Incorporating contemporary conflict and historical tradition in Mozambique, this travel memoir chronicles the experiences of a team of South African journalists who journeyed up the tropical coast of Southeast Africa and across the interior land of Mozambique in the 1990s. The travellers observe architecture and devil worship, nature and war, snorkeling and cooking, and encounter aid workers, backpackers, bandits, prostitutes, and ordinary Mozambique citizens along the way. With humor and sharp observation, this account captures a pivotal moment in Mozambique’s history after the bitter independence struggle and devastating civil war when the country, its people, and the narrator must redefine individual and national identities.’
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Buy: The Marginal Safari

The Marginal Safari: Scouting the Edge of South Africa

Marginal Safari by Justin Fox‘I’ve been craving the road for some time,’ writes Justin Fox odd words for this most seasoned of travel writers. But there is more to it: ‘Restless, anxious about an uneventful slide into my late 30s…’ And thus begins ten thousand kilometers around the edge of the Republic. Hugging the comforts which distance offers agitated souls, he bears east from Cape Town. This is fatherland, and for Justin his father’s land, which the famous architect Revel Fox has marked as much as he had shaped his son s own identity. Justin tarries at outposts and towns; he skips entire cities to favor the off-beat treasures of characters fashioned less by convention than by their own battles against nature or circumstance. Back home his dad is fighting cancer. Having travelled with acute observation he reports like a novelist, stringing together scenes, pictures, communities and characters to form a totality of what South Africa is today as seen from its margins: a sad, exciting clash of histories and stories.

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Buy: Under The Sway

Under the Sway‘Bewitched by Mozambique’s dazzling beauty, its alluring architecture, multi-hued seascapes, rambunctious markets and harbours with antiquated sailing craft, travel writer Justin Fox set out to capture all of these in his latest book, a hardcover, full-colour photographic feast accompanied by a compelling text.’

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Buy: Africa Lens

‘Capturing the continent’s people, fauna, and landscapes in myriad, indelible ways, this collection of inspiring images from Getaway magazine’s 20-year archive journeys near and far into the heart of Africa. With stunning images of camel rides across the Sahara, gorillas in Rwanda, and microlight flights over Victoria Falls, these diverse photos represent iconic travel destinations and landmarks while painting a unique portrait of African identity.’

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Buy: Cape Town Calling

Cape Town Calling by Justin Fox

Cape Town Calling by Justin Fox

From Paul Theroux and Peter Moore to Jonny Steinberg, J M Coetzee, Jonathan Kaplan, Nelson Mandela, Mamphela Ramphele, Tom Eaton, Breyten Breytenbach, Pieter-Dirk Uys and Gabeba Baderoon: Discover Cape Town with contemporary authors.

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Buy: Just Add Dust – Overland from Cape to Cairo

Just Add Dust‘Four travel writers provide a compelling look at their road trip together from Cape Town to Cairo in this vivid travelogue. The writers’ love of travel and their native Africa shines through as they relate the story of their transcontinental rite of passage. By presenting each landscape as they experience it, they contrast their journey with the “Cape to Cairo” myth—wide open spaces, plains brimming with game, desert nomads, forest pygmies—and discover that even in the 21st century it’s still an unpredictable, pulse-quickening route. Every chapter is written in a style that evokes the unique flavor of each leg of the trip.’

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Buy: The Life and Art of François Krige

François Krige – painter, traveler, book illustrator and graphic artist was a member of the New Group in South Africa, along with artists Gregoire Boonzaier and Walter Battiss. Although Krige’s drawings are known and admired, the paintings of this reclusive and enigmatic man have not been exposed to the public other than to a small circle of art lovers. When he died in 1994, a large collection of his beautiful works was discovered. This is the first comprehensive book published on the artist, tracing his life and art from his youth in 1913 to his death in 1994. It presents the influences of Rembrandt and the Post-Impressionists on his work; journeys through Europe with brother Uys; his sensitive portrayals of refugees and victims of the war, his studio in Cape Town; the Cape Fishermen studies and his long expeditions to live with the Bushmen in remote parts of the Kalahari resulting in ‘ethnographic’ sketches which are some of his finest work. The Montagu still-lifes, portraits and landscapes – his most lasting contribution.

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