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Ex Montibus Media is a publishing company based in South Africa specialising in books relating to Africa and African History

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We at ‘Ex Montibus Media’ believe there are many untold stories about the continent that have been hidden from view in a world where facts are distorted by political correctness.

We are committed to the unvarnished truth and will publish books that are aimed at telling both sides of a complicated story in the hope we might make a small contribution to the real history of Africa.

Why choose EMM Publishing?

We are a complete, one-stop publishing solution for authors requiring professional editing, production, printing and e-book publishing. We set the budget, select the right editor for the genre and then manage the full production and printing process.

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Books by Ex Montibus Media

Military/Politics/History

NEW RELEASE

R495

By Duncan Clarke

For over one hundred and twenty-five years, the secreted Catalogue, listing Cecil Rhodes’ private library books at Groote Schuur in the Cape, has been viewed by but a privileged few. Cecil Rhodes’ Library offers the first complete evaluation of these texts and their significance for Rhodes’ life.

Rarely visited in the last thirty years, hidden in plain sight, barely exposed in over fifty biographies, ignored by most critics, this literary trove offers revelatory insight into the mind of the late Victorian Age’s most prominent figure.

Groote Schuur’s assemblage of 2,554 valuable texts include rare books on Africana, world history, biography, social science, literature, Federation, law, governance, geography, art, science, architecture, Classics (Ancient Greek, Latin, French), novella, and works of reference.

The most notable private library holding in late 19th century Africa, this unique collection shaped Rhodes’ thoughts, ideas, acts, and decisions in southern-central Africa, and Zambesia, later shaping civilisation and literacy in that land.

Rhodes is revealed as an adept bibliophile, connoisseur and itinerant nomadic who relied on literature and cartography for ideas and thoughts in speeches, as Cape Colony premier, 1890-96, and founder of Rhodesia., 1890-1902 when he died.

These endeavours brought literature to Zambesia, then a literary desert devoid of alphabet, pen, writing, books or any library – from the times of the San, tens of thousands of years ago, to the mid-19th century when before, at first the Portuguese, then missionaries, hunters, explorers, and traders entered its Great Plateau from the mid-1850s.

Cecil Rhodes’ Library is the first-ever expose of this unique intellectual trove that covers literature Cape to Cairo, and Classics from antiquity to then avant-garde works. Rhodes never crafted any autobiography but scripted a vast ‘grey’ literature and was an avid collector of rare cartography on Africa and the world.

NEW RELEASE

R385

By Hannes Wessels

Born poor, he battled on the streets of the mining towns; from orphanage to reformatory to warder on Pretoria Central’s ‘Death Row’. After a brush with the law, he went north to join the fight for Rhodesia, and served with distinction in the Grey Scouts, the RLI and then the SAS. Fighting ferociously to the bitter end, the politicians ended his war and he returned to his homeland to re-enter the fray with the Recces.

Unorthodox in his methods, scornful of dogma, a rebel in their ranks, he rankled his seniors but was seldom far from the thick of the action. Attacking the enemy from the air, land and sea, he led from the front against the Russians, Cubans, Angolans and SWAPO. Like his mentor, Rhodesian SAS Captain Darrell Watt, the man he idolises, he was denied the recognition he deserved.

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From Soup to Nuts - Nigel Henson - Cover Front

R315

A lifetime in a book … from schooling in Rhodesia to fighting as the country’s longest serving Fire – Force Commander during the bush-war of the 1970’s

‘‘…Major Henson has acted as the airborne controller and has been subjected to considerable ground fire from the enemy. In spite of this, Major Henson’s tactical handling of his troops
on the ground, and his determined leadership have been of the highest order...’’ – Legion of Merit: Military” (OLM) awarded at Special Awards Ceremony: April 1980

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Takka Takka Bom Bom

R350

Al J. Venter

Takka Takka Bom Bom
A South African war correspondent’s story

From a small town in Natal to dodging bullets in war torn countries. Al J. Venter has borne witness to humanity’s biggest atrocities of the past 55 years. He is the oldest active war correspondent, and he has reported on over 25 wars. In his memoir he masterfully tells the tales of the wars he covered and the stories behind the headlines and the trip across Africa that changed it all. From rebel groups who came for him, to seeing children die. . . to cheating death ‘at least 20 times’. Al J. Venter has written over 60 books and is a legend in the world of conflict zones.

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R575

The Last Rhodesians provides definitive insight on this unique culture’s origins, identity and imprints in Africa. It’s an evolutionary saga of adversity and economic success that after 16 years of civil war led to the demise, sunset and ‘fall’ of Rhodesia. In this odyssey, negotiated settlement brought an end to the state in 1979; but Rhodesians ‘never died’.

NEW RELEASE

Men of War

AMAZON E-BOOK & PAPERBACK

R420

With roots going back to Cecil Rhodes’ buccaneering Pioneers, wild at heart, aggressive and fearless, SAS Lieutenant Richard Stannard was born and bred to fight against the odds so the Rhodesian war was a welcome adventure for a tough young man with fire in his eyes. Never frightened to lead, he tackled his foe with skill, incredible courage and almost unbelievable good cheer.

Serving in both the SAS and the Selous Scouts, before joining the South African Recces, Stannard fought alongside the best black and white soldiers of the Bushwar including legends of the conflict like Chris Schulenburg and Martin Chikondo.  In the process, he carved a name for himself as one of the greatest fighting men of his generation.

NEW RELEASE

Jack Malloch

AMAZON E-BOOK & PAPERBACK

R415

“Jack Malloch… the most notorious adventurer in the
rugged world of African aviation.” – The British Daily Express newspaper

“In terms of ethics, character and flying ability I would
compare Jack Malloch to Chuck Yeager…” – Bill Musgrave, 237 Squadron Spitfire Pilot

“Jack epitomised the spirit of Rhodesia; as a WWII Spitfire pilot, to a fearless sanctions-busting aviator in tumultuous times, he took enormous risks to save the country he loved so dearly. His story really is the stuff of legend.” – Air Vice-Marshal Hugh Slatter

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R350

Told from the heart and exactly as he saw it, this book includes the harrowing, pesonal story of one of the finest fighting soldiers to emerge from the Rhodesian war.

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R425

During the Rhodesian conflict, many heroes emerged but none more skilful and courageous than Captain Darrell Watt of the SAS who placed himself at the tip of the spear in the deadly battle to resist the Communist backed forces of the Patriotic Front. Considered by many, the best book written about the Rhodesian Bushwar.

 

R415

Al Venter’s latest book on South Africa’s 23-year Border War along the Angolan frontier offers a host of new perspectives. This  book may be the last word on a controversial conflict that convulsed a continent, written by South Africa’s most celebrated war journalist.

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R350

A biography that is both funny and sad.  “PK”, was an extremely colourful eccentric with a devlish sense of humour who feared none of his antagonists. Sad, in that, despite his best efforts, he and those with whom he served, failed to stop a tyrant and the destruction of the country. This man’s story is the story of a country that flirted with greatness before being overwhelmed by a man-made tragedy.

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R250

This humorous and fascinating book looks into the lives and times of Rhodesia’s and Zimbabwe’s most well-known golfers. Co-written by Hannes Wessels and Nick Price, The 15th Club, covers the history of the game in the country and is full of first-hand accounts of events on and off the golf course. Dedicated to Simon Hobday; a gigantic personality, whose exploits are recounted in some detail.

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R575

The life, acts and thoughts of Cecil Rhodes on the conquest of Zambesia and foundation of Rhodesia, and on modern critics in books, films, texts, satire, documentaries, plays, poetry, video and politics.

Sports/Outdoors

 

AMAZON E-BOOK & PAPERBACK

R299

Let me Play – This is the story of Papwa Sewgolum who rose from humble beginnings to challenge the might of the golfing titans on an equal footing.
Papwa Sewgolum, against all odds, won the Dutch Open playing in only his second ‘white’ tournament, and a total of three times in four attempts.

 

PUBLIC SALES

R299

Blazing the Trail is a story of triumph, tragedy and the critical role golf played in breaking down apartheid. Filled with stories of great golfers like Papwa Sewgolum and Vincent Tshabalala who overcame prejudice and injustice to become champions.  It provides a fascinating insight into a sad side of the sport that has been largely ignored.

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HARD COVER

R320

This beautifully bound, hard cover full colour 135 page coffee-table book explores the origins of South African golf, through tracing the life and times of Sid Brews, the country’s first great golfer and follows events up to the arrival on the scene of more recent champions like Nick Price and Ernie Els.  A wonderful addition to the collection of any golf enthusiast

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R395

It is Impossible to understand the unique life someone like John Sharp has led – but this book does a very good job of helping you. When you  read through the journey made by one of Africa’s iconic hunting personalities, you will understand that these lives just don’t exist anymore. It is a glimpse back in time and a blunt reminder of the value of hunting in the ongoing battle to save African wildlife.

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AMAZON E-BOOK

R250

This humorous and fascinating book looks into the lives and times of Rhodesia’s and Zimbabwe’s most well-known golfers. Co-written by Hannes Wessels and Nick Price, Guns, Golf & Glory, covers the history of the game in the country and is full of first-hand accounts of events on and off the golf course. Dedicated to Simon Hobday; a gicantic personality, whose exploits are recounted in some detail.

Fiction

 

R275

Aware that his past is about to catch up with him, a psychopathic KGB agent requests a transfer to southern Africa.  Soon after arriving, the ruthless Morozov leads a small band of guerrillas across the Zambezi River into Rhodesia.   Their mission: to shoot down another civilian passenger aircraft.