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  • Common Careers, Different Experiencesby Katharine Venter

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2002; US$ 40.00

    While there is extensive data on the experiences of women working in managerial positions in Britain, there is a dearth of such information in Hong Kong. Consequently much of our understanding and beliefs about these women's lives are based on issues that concern women in the West, such as subordination and the struggle for equal rights. more...

  • Barrel of a Gunby Al Venter

    Casemate 2010; US$ 2.78

    “Anybody who says that the pen is mightier than the sword hasn’t spent time in Somalia, or in Beirut during its bloody heyday.” So begins this fascinating memoir of a journalist, filmmaker, and just plain raconteur who has made a career of examining warfare—on the ground and as the bullets are flying. While the average citizen... more...

  • Mercenariesby Al Venter

    Casemate 2014; US$ 2.78

    Mercenaries have been a part warfare for centuries, and though the names have changed, continue to play a part in global military conflicts. In today’s world these "soldiers for hire" are an attractive alternative when Western governments are reluctant to put their militaries at risk for obscure causes that would otherwise be difficult... more...

  • Portugal's Guerrilla Wars in Africaby Al Venter

    Helion and Company 2013; US$ 2.78

    Nominated for the NYMAS Arthur Goodzeit Book Award 2013 Portugal's three wars in Africa in Angola, Mozambique and Portuguese Guinea (Guiné-Bissau today) lasted almost 13 years - longer than the United States Army fought in Vietnam. Yet they are among the most underreported conflicts of the modern era. Commonly referred to as Lisbon's Overseas... more...

  • Constitutionalism and Religionby Francois Venter

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    This topical book examines how the goals of constitutionalism - good and fair government - are addressed at a time when the multi-religious composition of countries’ populations has never before been so pronounced. more...

  • Food Hypersensitivityby Isabel Skypala; Carina Venter

    Wiley 2009; US$ 76.49

    In this excellent new book, specialist dietitians Isabel Skypala and Carina Venter bring together a team of expert authors to separate fact from fiction and provide the reader with an authoritative and practical guide to diagnosing, managing and preventing food allergy and intolerance. more...

  • Something Wicked Anthology of Speculative Fiction, Volume Twoby Joe Vaz; Vianne Venter

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2013; US$ 7.00

    An annual collection of science fiction, horror and speculative fiction edited by Something Wicked magazine. more...

  • Life at the Speed of Lightby J. Craig Venter

    Little, Brown Book Group 2013; US$ 12.99

    In 2010, scientists led by J. Craig Venter became the first to successfully create 'synthetic life' -- putting humankind at the threshold of the most important and exciting phase of biological research, one that will enable us to actually write the genetic code for designing new species to help us adapt and evolve for long-term survival. The science... more...

  • Wolf, Wolfby Eben Venter; Michiel Heyns

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2015; US$ 20.99

    Shortlisted for the Sunday Times Fiction Award 2014 How should a man be? Mattie Duiker is trying very hard to live up to his dying father’s wishes. He is putting aside childish things, starting his first business serving healthy take-away food to the workers in his district of Cape Town. His Pa is proud. At the same time, Mattie is pulled toward... more...

  • Trenchermanby Eben Venter; Luke Stubbs

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2016; US$ 20.99

    A powerful contemporary retelling of  Heart of Darkness . One rainy night in Australia, Marlouw’s sister phones with the request that he fetch her son ‘from that bloody country’. And Marlouw, with his club foot and hardened spirit, believes it is his fate to carry out this instruction.  Drenched in sweat after an ominous flight, his exodus takes... more...