Robert R. Frump Book About the Man-Eaters of Kruger National Park and Apartheid Released in South Africa

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A book about how the lions of Kruger National Park grew accustomed to eating Mozambican refugees during apartheid will be published in South Africa for the first time.

gripping accounts of horrific lion attacks. He's a master story-teller who leaves readers wondering what they enjoy most: the import debate of 'man versus nature' or the many gruesome tales of predator versus prey.

The non-fiction story of how lions in Kruger National Park adapted to man-eating behavior during apartheid will be published in South Africa on September 1.

"The Man-eaters of Eden: Life and Death in Kruger National Park," by Robert R. Frump will be published by Just Done Productions located in Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. The book is a narrative story of the author's efforts to documents the origins of widespread man-eating behavior that began in the apartheid area.

The behavior continues to this date and Frump, an American journalist who has won national awards in that country, asserts that man-eating may be at an all-time high in modern times.

"Perhaps the most famous man-eaters are the celebrated 'man-eaters of Tsavo'," Frump said. "They killed more than 100 humans in the late 19th Century and shut down British efforts to build a railroad.

"The lions of Kruger have killed far more," Frump said, "and the problem there is continuing."

The book, published in hardcover, in the United States, has received positive reviews. Publisher's Weekly called it "deftly written."

"Robert Frump weaves the central story of human suffering with, in the case of "The Man-eaters of Eden," gripping accounts of horrific lion attacks. He's a master story-teller who leaves readers wondering what they enjoy most: the import debate of 'man versus nature' or the many gruesome tales of predator versus prey."
-- John von Brachel, deputy managing editor of Time Inc.

"A masterful account of encounters between man and beast .... a stunning portrayal of a little-known phenomenon -- the killing and eating of Mozambican refugees by the lions of Kruger National Park in South Africa. This is a richly detailed narrative that is brutal and honest. Anyone interested in wildlife preservation and human rights should read this remarkable book."
-- David Zucchino, correspondent for The Los Angeles Times and author of "Thunder Run" and "Myth of the Welfare Queen."

"The Man-eaters of Eden" is a much-needed antidote to the Diseneyfication of African wildlife. Robert Frump portrays lions as neither virtuous nor villainous but as what they are: adaptable carnivores ... As Frump shows, it's not so much the lion the bush we should fear; it's our simplistic, theme-park view of nature."
-- David Baron, author of "Beast in the Garden."

The book can be ordered at http://justdone.co.za/catalog/. More information about the book, the author and the problem can be obtained at http://www.man-eater.info. In the United States, the book can be ordered in hardcover format through http://www.man-eater.info and other online sites.

Mr. Frump lives in Summit, NJ, USA, and is working on a book about man-eating lions and human-animal conflict in Tanzania.

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