Dare to Flee: The Last of the Bushmen

Dare to Flee: The Last of the Bushmen
ISBN10:
1622122917
Genre:
Author:
Pages:
292
ISBN13:
9781622122912
Goodreads Rating:
4.50
Published:
November 25th 2012 by Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency, LLC

Dare to Flee: The Last of the Bushmen is the story of Xai, a San (Bushmen) tracker, who is drafted into the South African Defence Force to help rescue sixty school children who have been forcibly abducted by a group of armed terrorists. In the ensuing chase, Xai's closest friend is killed by the ruth leader of the insurgents. Xai is distraught and vows to track down the killer and extract revenge. The drama is played out in 1994 against a backdrop of the beautiful, though arid, Khalahari Desert, known colloquially as the "Thirst Lands." Joining forces with a group of San hunters and their families, Xai discovers that he is now the hunted.

Meanwhile, the Botswana Government has embarked on a scheme to remove Bushmen from the Botswana portion of the Khalahari. They are to be relocated to settlement camps, far from the traditional grounds they have occupied for 20,000 years. The reason? The government wants to mine the diamonds discovered there. About the Author: Phil Graham grew up in South Africa and joined the British South Africa Police in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). Now retired, he lives with his wife in the rolling hills in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. He wrote the book using experiences gleaned during the Rhodesian bush war to tell "the plight of the current day Bushmen in Southern Africa." He is writing the sequel. Publisher's website: http: //sbpra.com/PhilGraham