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Dagga: A Short History

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A book set to ignite debate on emerging issues such as licensing, legalisation and taxation of dagga in South Africa

‘In a world stalked by biltong, Hazel Crampton’s latest literary cultivation is an enthralling and educative reminder of another enduring South African staple. Her pioneering short exploration of dagga displays a fine eye for telling detail, covers a lot of ground at an enjoyably brisk pace, and satisfies the reader’s inquisitiveness in all kinds of knowledgeable as well as unexpected ways. This gem of a book is enough to make you flap your wings.’

– Professor Bill Nasson, Department of History, Stellenbosch University. 

Dagga: A Short History is a conversation piece, a witty and thought-provoking overview of dagga in South Africa, its origins, background as a legal drug, and later criminalisation. An entertaining and informative take on the law and the current medical debate, it is an essential contribution to emerging issues such as licensing, legalisation and taxation.

About the Author

Hazel Crampton is the author of the best-selling The Sunburnt Queen (Jacana, 2004), The Side of the Sun at Noon (Jacana, 2014), and co-editor of Into the Hitherto Unknown: Ensign Beutler’s Expedition to the Eastern Cape, 1752 (Cape Town: Van Riebeeck Society, 2013). Dagga: A Short History (then, now and just now) is her fourth book. Hazel is an artist and lives in Grahamstown.

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Author: Hazel Crampton
ISBN: 9781431422159
d-PDF ISBN: 9781431423132
ePUB ISBN: 9781431423149
mobi file ISBN: 9781431423156
Size (mm): 200x130mm
Pages: 112pp
Format: Paperback
Colour: Black and White
Rights: World
Language: English
Publication Date: September 2015