30 Degrees South Publishers

30 Degrees South Publishers

30° South Publishers was formed in South Africa in 2005, with the express purpose of publishing African – particularly Southern African – history and military history. Over the last 10 years they have published well over 200 titles, and are now bringing out some 40 or so new titles a year, making them the largest military history publisher on the continent. Their specialist topics are presented in a wide variety of formats, from personal memoirs to regimental histories and academic treatises, all accessible and all educational and entertaining. Books, all quality productions, vary too, from A5 paperbacks to full-colour glossy coffee-table collector’s editions and most are available in eBook format.

30° South Publishers have also developed imprint Southbound which encompasses a range of southern African field and travel guides, written by some of the sub-continent’s foremost ecologists, game rangers and field guides.

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  • Footprints

    This book is a story of success, of the triumph of man over a wilderness; of the triumph of science over disease; of the conversion of a Valley of Death into a paradise. It tells of the shaping of one of the cornerstones of South Africa from a stone which the earlier builders not only rejected, but found an almost insurmountable obstacle. Learn More
  • The Road to Ulundi Revisited

    Crealock's paintings were given to the Regimental Museum, where they are now housed. In 1964, a selection of the water colours was copied by the University of Natal Press and published in a book entitled The Road to Ulundi. The result is a truly unique item of militaria, which is likely to become a sought-after item of Africana. Learn More
  • Mzee Ali

    ‘Mzee' is the Swahili word for an ‘old timer', a respected elder. Mzee Ali Kalikilima was born near the present-day town of Tabora in western Tanzania, probably in the 1870s—there is mention of ‘The Doctor', Dr David Livingstone—to black Muslim parents of noble birth. Learn More
  • Mampara

    Toc Walsh was conscripted into intake 138 Depot Rhodesia Regiment on 18 April 1974 and endured a year of what he deemed to be ‘military mayhem'. In July 1976, he was drafted again with the 10th Battalion Rhodesia Regiment to continue his wild ride into the maniacal world of combat. Learn More
  • Angel in a Thorn Bush

    Angel in a Thorn Bush is an unusually interesting and enjoyable autobiography. Vibrantly, robustly narrated, intelligently structured for dramatic effect, and packed with informative detail about the wilds of Africa and political history, it makes an enlightening and highly readable story. Learn More
  • Return to Morogoro

    The past is brought to life in this historical epic about a South African family whose lives collided with the biggest event in history: the First World War. The central theme is the largely forgotten East Africa campaign, but by definition a world war has a wide reach. Learn More
  • The Greatest Safari

    Why does the zebra have stripes and the elephant a long trunk? How did the giraffe acquire a long neck and why does a hippopotamus lie in muddy water all day? How does an acacia tree kill grazing wild? Do wild animals speak to each other and do they have feelings? In The Greatest Safari, the reader is taken on an African adventure and told ... Learn More
  • The Chronicle of Jeremiah Goldswain

    This is the story of the 1820 Settler, Jeremiah Goldswain, in his own words. After thirty-eight years on the eastern boundary of the Cape Colony, he sat down to write his memoirs. Learn More
  • Tucker's Deadline

    This is the true story of Irving Tucker, who married an English girl, Yvonne, and left South Africa in 1976 to farm sheep on the Welsh border, growing their own organic vegetables and living a healthy life style. They returned to South Africa every year on holiday. Learn More
  • Teddy Luther's War

    Some years ago Donal McCracken was working on a book of Ireland and the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902) when, in the British Ministry of Defence Library, the old War Office Library, off Whitehall, he came upon a slim volume. It was a war diary written by a young German from Halbertstad named Ernest Luther. Learn More

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