For many, South Africa means a travel adventure. In his country portrait, Christian Selz manages to look beneath this surface and to bring the reader closer to the South African lifestyle with all its ups and downs.

Information content

For many people, South Africa is a dream destination that has only become what it is today through its turbulent history. Author Christian Selz begins by describing the diversity of South African nature with its breathtaking landscapes and animal inhabitants. He then takes the reader on a journey through the history and the different peoples of the country. Christian Selz also addresses the political, economic and cultural situation and describes the South African way of life. In addition, the country portrait provides detailed background information that explains and elaborates on certain topics, some of which are critical. Finally, there is a special tour of the cities and regions between Cape Town and the Kruger National Park, which is peppered with travel tips.

informative

informative

Comprehensive and authentic insight into the real South Africa

Comprehensibility

The author paints vivid pictures of South African history thanks to his light and entertaining writing style. He conveys a great deal of technical information in the process, but the author's easy-going presentation means that this is not difficult.

Comprehensible

Comprehensible

Entertaining and easy to read

Design

The well-balanced mix of texts and pictures make for a very successful presentation of the book. The content structure is also sensible and easy to grasp for intuitive orientation through the book.

Design

Design

Successful mixture of texts and pictures
Südafrika by Christian Selz - Book interior nature

Price / Service

Very good value for money. You get a personal history lesson with entertainment value that feels like a trip to South Africa.

Price / Service

Price / Service

Very good

Conclusion

In his book, Christian Selz gives a comprehensive insight into South Africa, a country of longing. It is important to him that readers get to know the country without bias and understand which concerns the people there have. Beside all its beauty, South Africa looks back on a turbulent and dark past, marked by violence and racial segregation which should not be forgotten.

Positive
  • very well researched
  • comprehensive knowledge about South Africa
  • written in an entertaining way
  • detailed background information
  • authentic insight into the country
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Overall Performance

Overall Performance

A clear buy recommendation!

FHF Tip

The book promises to tell you everything you need to know about South Africa, and it does. Even more: You feel the fascination and attachment Christian Selz has for South Africa and are inevitably drawn in by it. In addition, the book stands out from the usual country portraits. There are some personal reports of experiences, hints and tips from the author, which have been cleverly inserted. In the end, you have a comprehensive and rounded picture that shows South Africa in all its facets.

About the Author

Christian Selz studied business journalism in Bremen and Cape Town from 2003 to 2008. After his studies, he completed a voluntary service with the education funding organisation Masifunde Learner Development in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. There, he helped set up public relations and the website. Between 2009 and 2013, Christian Selz worked as a freelance South Africa correspondent and editor for several German media. Since 2016, he has been a freelance journalist in South Africa, which he now calls home.

About the Publisher

MANA Publishing is an independent sole proprietorship that publishes books on travel, countries and education. It is particularly important to the MANA-Verlags team that they spark in their readers an enthusiasm for foreign places on the one hand, but also create an awareness of the country and the regions on the other hand. This way, they inspire their readers to travel sustainably.

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Published On: March 11, 2022|Last Updated: April 7, 2022|Categories: Book|Tags: , |0 words|0 min read|

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