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Post by carteki » August 14th, 2017, 6:25 am

Life in South Africa by Mary Anne Barker (1831 - 1911).
Lady Mary Ann Barker moved to Pietermaritzburg, the capital of the new British Colony at Natal in 1875 when her husband was appointed the colonial secretary there. She found living there a trial, but it makes for very interesting reading as it deals with the early days of the the Natal colony and the hardships that colonists faced. ( Kim)
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Post by TriciaG » August 14th, 2017, 4:06 pm

This is set up. :)
Original journals on the Exploration of the Mississippi: Here
Fiction, partly about jail atrocities: It Is Never too Late
Watergate Report, volume 2: Here
E E Cummings' time in French prison: The Enormous Room

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Post by carteki » August 16th, 2017, 4:46 am

Thank you. MW is done.

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Post by TriciaG » August 16th, 2017, 5:50 am

Moving to Readers Wanted...
Original journals on the Exploration of the Mississippi: Here
Fiction, partly about jail atrocities: It Is Never too Late
Watergate Report, volume 2: Here
E E Cummings' time in French prison: The Enormous Room

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Post by GrizzlyPoodel » August 22nd, 2017, 12:38 pm

Hi I'd like to claim section 1

this is my first claim but I don't think I'll have any problems pronouncing the Afrikaans words seeing as I am a native speaker. I am also familiar enough with the Zulu words to be able to read them and make the click sounds like the one found in "Xhosa". I'll do my best TriciaG

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Post by carteki » August 22nd, 2017, 11:21 pm

Hello and welcome. Section 1 is yours.
Sounds like I'll need ask you to be the pronunciation go-to as your Zulu seems better than mine!
Looking forward to hearing about Cape Town.
Cheers Kim

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Post by GrizzlyPoodel » August 23rd, 2017, 7:02 am

Cool I'll get started right away. I started reading last night and got stuck reading the book for about an hour before I had to go to bed haha and I felt it when I had to get up for work today

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Post by carteki » August 23rd, 2017, 7:41 am

The Cape Town chapter is awesome. I found the KZN one's interesting (I grew up in PMB), but a little too moaning about the difficulties experienced at times. I found it special that I could recognise the vista of Camps Bay over Kloof Nek from what she wrote, as well as her trip to the Umkomaas valley (which I id'd based on her description of the journey there before she said exactly where she'd gone).
Enjoy.

I forgot - How do you want to be shown in the Reader Catalog? Your Forum handle or Name (I'm "Kim") and do you have a website you wish to link to?
Kim

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Post by GrizzlyPoodel » August 24th, 2017, 10:15 am

Hey Kim you can put me up as "Nico" it's what everyone calls me most of the time and I don't have a website

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Post by carteki » August 24th, 2017, 10:23 am

Done. This is your reader page: https://librivox.org/reader/11930.
Kim

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Post by XxRobotronxX » August 25th, 2017, 6:58 am

Hello,
I am intrested in reading parts 2-12

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Post by carteki » August 25th, 2017, 8:50 am

XxRobotronxX wrote:Hello,
I am intrested in reading parts 2-12
Hi,
Welcome to Librivox. May I ask what is your interest in the book? - mainly because I'm from SA and we don't get many of us here.
If you could, would you like to do the whole book as a solo? I can ask Nico if he'd be willing to give up his chapter (or save it for a 1st chapter collection that we sometimes run).
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Anon

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Post by lcastleb1 » August 26th, 2017, 3:19 pm

I would like to claim Part II ..Algoa Bay, October 1875.

Take care.

Larry

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Post by lcastleb1 » August 26th, 2017, 7:42 pm

Tried to claim part II without reading all of the post. Looks like you have someone who wants to voice the entire book.
lcastleb1 wrote:I would like to claim Part II ..Algoa Bay, October 1875.

Take care.

Larry

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Post by GrizzlyPoodel » August 28th, 2017, 1:18 pm

I'm fine with giving up the 1st chapter. I'll go look at the short stories and poetry readings available :D
So you can go ahead and take my name off the list. But let me know when the book's finished I'd like to listen to it too :thumbs:

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