"Under the Same Sun" is published by New Generation Publishing

Top Quote This is a biography of Louis Botha du Toit, as told by Andre Jacobs. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) September 23, 2016 - "Under the Same Sun" by Andre Jacobs is published, ISBN #978-1787190504, About the Book: This is the memorable biography of a South African army deserter named Louis Botha du Toit who stayed "lost" for 40 years before returning to his country of birth.

    Louis Botha du Toit was a young Allied Army volunteer who deserted during World War II after a chance meeting with a kind nurse. He lived with her clandestinely in Cairo for 44 years. In Egypt, he witnessed Empire, Nasser, war and peace.

    He left South Africa before Apartheid and returned to see its end.

    This real-life story is skilfully told to Andre Jacobs, who knew Louis Botha du Toit well and wrote this biographical account based on a series of interviews with him.

    About the Author:
    Andre Jacobs, the author of this biography, currently lives in South Africa. As a career diplomat, he has travelled widely and has a wide array of family, friends and professional contacts. Andre has published another acclaimed biographical account, this time of Peggy Barnes, entitled The Life and Times of Little P.

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    Excerpt from the Book:
    "I hated those days. I still hardly dared to go out. The streets were full of servicemen, and Military Police always a step or two behind them. There were many South Africans in Cairo, and South Africa tends to be a place where everyone knows everyone. I was not quite a prisoner, of course, as Marianne and I used to go for beautiful walks in the evenings, but I was careful not to patronise any one café or any other kind of establishment too often, as this would inevitably lead to questions - and if I was evasive, suspicion. There was no formal reward for denouncing a deserter, but there were droves of shady characters that spent their days hanging round in cafés and on street corners. They would have been happy to do the authorities a good turn, in the hope of connivance at some future skulduggery."

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    Press/Media Contact Details:
    Darin Jewell
    Managing Director
    The Inspira Group Literary Agency
    London, England
    Tel. 0208 292 5163

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