Poacher

Confessions from the abalone underworld
de Kimon de Greef (Autor), Shuhood Abader (Autor)
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'Finally, a book that reveals the inner workings of a murky underworld market we know alarmingly little about … a fascinating first-hand account from an insider.’ - Mandy Wiener. Locked up for poaching abalone, Shuhood Abader began writing his life story. For over fifteen years, he had been a small cog in a criminal industry stretching from the Cape underworld to China’s luxury seafood market. As abalone – 'perlemoen', 'perly' – vanishes from the South African coast, Shuhood’s first-person account takes us right into the heart of the crisis. Kimon de Greef’s postgrad research on poaching led him into journalism, and today he is the pre-eminent local expert on the illicit abalone trade. He contextualises Abader’s raw, immediate tale by showing how the system works: from desperate fishing communities via gang strongholds on the Cape Flats, tik, guns and police complicity to the harbours of Morocco and Hong Kong. Journey with the authors through death-defying dives, blackmail, robbery, shark encounters, near-drownings, and chases by police and rival. 'Poacher' tells the story of a deadly black market; but it is also the story of one man, deeply conflicted, committed to his faith and searching for a better way.

Format
EPUB
Protección
Watermark
Fecha de publicación
19 de septiembre de 2018
Editor
Número de páginas
224
ISBN
9780795708688
ISBN papel
9780795708671
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