WorldCat Identities

Vergunst, Nicolaas

Overview
Works: 10 works in 21 publications in 1 language and 81 library holdings
Genres: History  Art  Pictorial works  Fiction  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: N8213, 758.1687
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Nicolaas Vergunst
Hoerikwaggo : images of Table Mountain : November 2000-April 2001, Cape Town by Nicolaas Vergunst( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knot of stone : the day that changed South Africa's history by Nicolaas Vergunst( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1510, when the Cape of Good Hope was still revered as the Portal to the Indies, the Viceroy of Portuguese India was led ashore, attacked, slain and hurriedly buried in a shallow grave. The murder of Dom Francisco d'Almeida remains a mystery to this day. Was it the fulfilment of a prophecy or an act of poetic justice? Was it an ambush, a mutiny or even an assassination? If so, was it instigated by the King of Portugal or the Church of Rome? Knot of Stone is a tale of historical detection in which two unlikely travel companions - a restless Dutch historian, Sonja Haas, and a jaded Afrikaans archaeologist, Jason Tomas - find themselves drawn together after discovering a five-century-old skeleton at the foot of Table Mountain. Their search for new evidence leads the reader ever further north to ancestral burial sites, remote mountain sanctuaries, sacred springs, medieval monasteries and rare museum artefacts. Via various roadside encounters, including the startling revelations of a sangoma (a healer empowered by the ancestors), they reconstruct the past and their own identities, with divergent consequences. The multi-layered story is ultimately a tale of self-discovery. As a novel, Knot of Stone presents a unique and insightful revision of actual events, offering a courageous departure from mainstream historical writing. With its captivating mystery, its mixture of legend and original research, plus the karmic background of various historical individuals, this enthralling book will appeal to all those who have enjoyed the enigmatic works of Umberto Eco and Dan Brown"--Page 4 of cover
Building a national culture through political action, or bidding for culture at the political auction by Nicolaas Vergunst( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dragon slayers by Nicolaas Vergunst( )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

William Kentridge by William Kentridge( )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Afrapix photography by Nicolaas Vergunst( )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Nineteen boys running by Nicolaas Vergunst( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Media representatives of museums : a public viewing by Nicolaas Vergunst( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Reform, resistance, reconstruction : an exploration of the Apollonian- Dionysian duality as a means for interpreting the politics of culture in South Africa (1976-1994) by Nicolaas Vergunst( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Hoerikwaggo : images of Table Mountain : South African National Gallery, November 2000 - April 2001, Cape Town( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Audience Level
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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.78 (from 0.70 for Reform, re ... to 0.95 for Hoerikwagg ...)

Knot of stone : the day that changed South Africa's history
Alternative Names
Nicolaas Vergunst South African/Dutch author

Languages
English (21)

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