The Covenant

The Covenant

Book - 1980
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Adventurers, scoundrels and missionaries. The best and worst of two continents carve an empire out of the vast wilderness that is to become South Africa. For hundreds of years, their rivalries and passions spill across the land. From the first Afrikaners to the powerful Zulu nation, and the missionaries who lived with both--all of them will influence and take part in the wars and politics that will change a nation forever.THE COVENANT: generations of people who forge a new world in a story of adventure and heroism, love and loyalty, cruelty and betrayal. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c1980.
ISBN: 9780394505053
0394505050
9780394514000
0394514009
Characteristics: xii, 877 p. ; 25 cm.

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xiaojunbpl12
Mar 14, 2017

Remarks:
Religion (destroy?) vs. Education (enlighten?)
Old and New Testament, Paganism - in evolution and civilization
Art and War - in remembrance, progression and humanity

I'm less a history buff than a fiction aficionado, not equipped to verify or criticize the historical facts and associated reasoning. I immersed in the ocean of millennial saga, surrender to his craft, not getting drowned but in fascination.
Less words given to blacks (and colored) than to whites, but they are the ones who left art (cave painting, architecture...) instead of war(fighting generals) memorial.

This is the first book by Michener I read, and I want to read more.

gracindaisy Jan 05, 2013

A complete history of South Africa, starting with early man, the Dutch East India Company, frontier Dutch settlements which set the scene for apartheid.

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