Hang, Man! That Was A Moosh Time Ben Temkin

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Published: February 6th 2012

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248 pages


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Hang, Man! That Was A Moosh Time  by  Ben Temkin

Hang, Man! That Was A Moosh Time by Ben Temkin
February 6th 2012 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 248 pages | ISBN: | 8.37 Mb

HANG, MAN! THAT WAS A MOOSH TIME is a non-fictional memoir of the relationship of the author and his elder brother Solomon (Sol) who, aged 40 years, died in a shooting in 1976 in Johannesburg.As the author describes Sol’s death and its aftermath, heMoreHANG, MAN! THAT WAS A MOOSH TIME is a non-fictional memoir of the relationship of the author and his elder brother Solomon (Sol) who, aged 40 years, died in a shooting in 1976 in Johannesburg.As the author describes Sol’s death and its aftermath, he tells also the story of his own and Sol’s adventures and misadventures in childhood to mid-teens as the dysfunctional family disintegrates.

The book is a vivid memoir of years in Rhodesia mainly between the 1940s and mid-1950s.While the boys grow into their teens they revel in the mostly unsupervised freedom in veld and town. Their homes on the Salisbury Kopje are a haven in which other children can chat and play with an adult, Maxie, the boys’ mother, on equal terms,.Maxie’s home is also the centre of adult parties, the revellers a mix of skin colour and creeds.

She, a Christian, is married to Jewish husband Jack, thirteen years older than her. The marriage doesn’t work mainly because of the age and religious difference as well as their increasing dependence on alcohol.Jack’s business ventures regularly fail. The family are rescued from poverty by Jack’s sister, Pearl, a successful businesswoman in Johannesburg and also by Michie, Maxie’s close friend. Pearl takes the boys to a Jewish Boarding School for a year, a remarkable story in itself, before they are returned to their own, and often drunken, family battleground.Through their mid-teens, the author recounts their school days, during which time Maxie’s health fails.Short of his fifteenth birthday, the author moves to live with Pearl and her husband Henry.

The brothers’ link remains and the memoir recalls their later contacts until Sol’s death. The religious conflict reaches resolution with Sol’s funeral.The book tells about crocodiles, roaring lions, the leopard that lurked around the bedroom, a baboon in a car, juvenile crime and multiple Tarzans.

It is a bold, fast-pacing, fascinating, humorous, poignant and honest story.Ben Temkin is the author of several published books, including the satirical novel, “The Match” (New Millennium 1995) and two biographies of Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi.

His book, “Fiddlers on the Reef – the Chweidan and Poplak Stock Exchange Swindles” (Purnell 1973) was a non-fiction bestseller in South Africa. He and his writer wife, Jean - and their dogs - live in Balgowan in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands.



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