• There's no easy way to say this, Kubu. Your father's dead. I'm afraid he's been murdered.'
    Faced with the violent death of his own father, even Assistant Superintendent David 'Kubu' Bengu, Botswana CID's keenest mind, is baffled. Who would kill such a frail old man? The picture becomes even murkier with the apparent suicide of a government official. Are Chinese mine-owners involved? And what role does the US Embassy have to play?
    Set amidst the dark beauty of modern Botswana, A Death in the Family is a thrilling insight into a world ofriots, corruption and greed, as a complex series of murders presents the opera-loving, wine connoisseur detective with his most challenging case yet. When grief-stricken Kubu defies orders and sets out on the killers' trail, startling and chilling links emerge, spanning the globe and setting a sequence of shocking events in motion. Will Kubu catch the killers in time ... and find justice for his father?
    'Under the African sun, Michael Stanley's Detective Kubu investigates crimes as dark as the darkest of Nordic Noir. Call it Sunshine Noir, if you will - a must read' Yrsa SigurO.ardottir
    'A wonderful, original voice - McCall Smith with a dark edge and even darker underbelly' Peter James
    'Kubu returns with a vengeance! I love it' Charles Todd
    'Detective David 'Kubu' Bengu is a wonderful creation, complex and beguiling. The exotic smells and sounds of Botswana fill the pages as well as the changes and struggles of a country brimming with modern technology yet fiercely clinging to old traditions. Compelling and deceptively written ...'
    New York Journal of Books
    'Saturated with local colour. Kubu is hugely appealing - big and solid and smart enough to grasp all angles of this mystery. Readers may be lured to Africa by the landscape, but it takes a great character like Kubu to win our loyalty'
    Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review

  • Anglais Deadly Harvest

    Stanley Michael

    A young girl goes missing after getting into a car with a mysterious man. Soon after, a second girl disappears, and her devastated father, Witness, sets out to seek revenge. As the trail goes cold, Samantha Khama - new recruit to the Botswana Criminal Investigation Department - suspects the girl was killed for muti, the traditional African medicine usually derived from plants, sometimes animals, and, recently and most chillingly, human parts. When the investigation gets personal, Samantha enlists opera-loving wine connoisseur Assistant Superintendent David ˜Kubu™ Bengu to help her dig into the past. As they begin to discover a pattern to the disappearances, there is another victim, and Kubu and Samantha are thrust into a harrowing race to stop a serial killer who has only one thing in mind

  • - Au Bostwana, des hyènes abandonnent un cadavre près d'un point d'eau. Dents cassées, mains tranchées... Tout suggère que la victime a été assassinée, mais l'état du corps empêche son identification. L'inspecteur David " Kubu " Bengu, amateur de vin et d'opéra, se lance dans une enquête sanglante, qui l'obligera à se frotter à l'industrie diamantaire dans un pays en proie aux secrets et aux superstitions.

    - Michael Stanley est le nom de plume du duo composé de Michael Sears et de Stanley Trollip, tous deux natifs de Johannesburg et professeurs à l'université. Un festin de hyènes est leur premier roman.

  • In this mesmerising crime debut, Michael Stanley uncovers the real Botswana: a modern land caught between traditional culture and globalism, colonial paternalism and independence; a beautiful, vibrant country threatened by the poverty, crime and brutal trade in blood diamonds of its neighbours

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  • Set amid the beauty and darkness of modern Botswana, the second in the fantastic crime series featuring the opera-loving wine connoisseur Assistant Superintendant David 'Kubu' Bengu of the Botswana Police Force. When a mutilated body is found at a tourist camp in northern Botswana, the corpse displays the classic signs of a revenge killing. But when fingerprints are analysed Detective 'Kubu' Bengu Kubu makes a shocking discovery: the victim is already dead. He was slain in the Rhodesian war thirty ago. Kubu soon realises that nothing at the camp is as it seems. And as the guests are picked off one by one, time is running out. With rumours of horrifying war crimes, the scent of a drug-smuggling trail and mounting pressure from his superiors to contend with, Kubu forgets there is one door left unguarded - his own. And as he sets a trap to find a murderer, the hunters are closing in on him...

  • A stunning debut crime novel set against a backdrop of poachers, witch doctors, diamond smugglers and corruption...They find the first body near a waterhole considered magical by the local bush people. A string of clues suggests that the victim was murdered and his identity hidden. For Assistant Superintendent David Kubu Bengu, it's obvious from the start that sinister forces are at work.A convivial figure on the surface, Kubu is a clever and resourceful lawman, well-versed in Botswana's deadliest secrets. Ashe follows a blood-soaked trail he uncovers a chain of crimes linked to the most powerful figures in the country -influential enemies who will stop at nothing to remove those who stand in their way...

  • The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Religion and Social Justice brings together a team of distinguished scholars to provide a comprehensive and comparative account of social justice in the major religious traditions.
    The first publication to offer a comparative study of social justice for each of the major world religions, exploring viewpoints within Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism Offers a unique and enlightening volume for those studying religion and social justice - a crucially important subject within the history of religion, and a significant area of academic study in the field  Brings together the beliefs of individual traditions in a comprehensive, explanatory, and informative style  All essays are newly-commissioned and written by eminent scholars in the field  Benefits from a distinctive four-part organization, with sections on major religions; religious movements and themes; indigenous people; and issues of social justice, from colonialism to civil rights, and AIDS through to environmental concerns

  • Using an innovative framework, this reader examines the most important and influential writings on modern class relations. Uses an interdisciplinary approach that combines scholarship from political economy, social history, and cultural studies Brings together more than 50 selections rich in theory and empirical detail that span the working, middle, and capitalist classes Analyzes class within the larger context of labor, particularly as it relates to conflicts over and about work Provides insight into the current crisis in the global capitalist system, including the Occupy Wall Street Movement, the explosion of Arab Spring, and the emergence of class conflict in China

  • C 'est la panique au paisible camp de touristes de Jackalberry, au coeur de la jungle du Botswana : deux vacanciers sont retrouvés assassinés. Le coupable semble tout désigné, puisque l'un des résidents est parti à la hâte le matin même, sans laisser de traces. L'inspecteur David Bengu, alias " Kubu ", est chargé de l'enquête. Rien ne semble relier les deux meurtres, mais Kubu n'est pas au bout de ses surprises lorsqu'on découvre que le principal suspect n'est pas celui qu'il prétend être et que Goodluck Tinubu, l'une des victimes, est mort depuis trente ans! Entre intrigues politiques, sombres histoires du passé et desseins personnels, l'inspecteur Kubu doit résoudre une affaire complexe, au péril de sa propre vie et de celle de ses proches.

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  • Set amid the beauty and darkness of modern Botswana, the second in the fantastic crime series featuring the opera-loving wine connoisseur Assistant Superintendant David 'Kubu' Bengu of the Botswana Police Force. When a mutilated body is found at a tourist camp in northern Botswana, the corpse displays the classic signs of a revenge killing. But when fingerprints are analysed Detective 'Kubu' Bengu Kubu makes a shocking discovery: the victim is already dead. He was slain in the Rhodesian war thirty ago. Kubu soon realises that nothing at the camp is as it seems. And as the guests are picked off one by one, time is running out. With rumours of horrifying war crimes, the scent of a drug-smuggling trail and mounting pressure from his superiors to contend with, Kubu forgets there is one door left unguarded - his own. And as he sets a trap to find a murderer, the hunters are closing in on him...

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