A green face means you’re either suffering an extreme case of envy or the pork you ate for dinner last night wasn’t on the up-and-up. Green blood, on the other hand is something to be proud of, but you don’t need to support the Springboks. See sides of South Africa most people don’t and save up to 54% on books for soccer and animal lovers.
- Pay R89 for a copy of Slumdog Guttercat, valued at R189
- Pay R115 for a copy of The Real Soccer Fields of South Africa, valued at R240
- Pay R199 for both, valued at R429
Many people are well acquainted with the Sunday braais and fancy soccer stadiums side of South African life – not many people pay much attention to the life of township strays or the places where some of South Africa’s soccer greats started their journeys. Coffee table books filled with evocative photographs and poignant text, both are a great addition to any bookshelf.
Anoux Massey and Tracy Robertson have teamed up to create this gritty documentary of the township animal. Though the book details a journey into the world of animal-rescue and rehabilitation, it is refreshingly unsentimental and sprinkled with eye-catching images that serve as both a commentary and a how-to guide. Outlining the simple and practical steps anyone can take to help rescue an animal, with informative chapters that guide readers step-by-step through the rescue and general care of township animals. It’s not only the refreshing honesty and practicality that makes Slumdog Guttercat such a helpful tome, but also the directory of contact information for welfare organisations and the legislation provided in an easy-to-read format. Slumdog Guttercat prides itself as being a weapon in the arsenal animal-lovers use to break the cycle of poverty and animal abuse.
The Real Soccer Fields of South Africa
Moving away from the slightly touchy subject of animal abuse, though no less poignant, The Real Soccer Fields of South Africa is a beautiful coffee-table book of photographs of soccer fields around South Africa. Not just the stadiums known for the Orlando Pirates, but the fields and spaces used by your average South African when they want to kick around a hexagonally-decorated black and white ball. With a selection of articles and special features that focus on the meaning of these spaces to South Africans, the book is a must-have for soccer and Saffa lovers. The book features stunning photographs from the author, Christiaan Vorster himself, but also from a range of other sources including Kick Off Magazine, The DreamFields Project, the Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography, the Extra-Mural Education Project, Scott Smith, and Colwyn Thomas to name but a few.
Both books provide a perfect addition to the bookshelf of any animal or soccer lover, and today’s Groupon gives you the opportunity to add all three to your shelf.Printed Fact: Evidence suggests that during the Viking-era, books detailing the correct method for hunting dinosaurs were easy to come across. Though they were printed on leaves and bound with desiccated centipedes, one of these books can now be found in The Abnormal History Museum of Paris, Texas.