This post is part of the Twelve Days of Oxmas series which will run from the 1st to the 21st of December 2016. The series showcases some of the many Oxfam Unwrapped gifts, fair-trade products and books we have to offer in store and online. 

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On the twelfth day of Oxmas my true love sent to me 

twelve photographs of Africa… 

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On our last day of Oxmas, we want to show you another wonderful treasure that you can find on our Abebooks!

This gift is large format photograph book by German photographer Michael Poliza. It contains many gorgeous pictures taken by the artist in Africa, including landscapes, individual animal portraits, animals taking care of their young ones, birds in flight, huge herds in movement and other breathtaking, poetic and heartwarming  photographs that show how truly amazing nature can be.


According to the editor:

These images embody the soul of Africa’s flora and fauna with a true artist’s eye for colour and composition.


Africa is a source of amazing bio-diversity and home to some of the planet’s most spectacular landscapes. The sights of this awe-inspiring continent are captured with consummate skill and sensitivity by master photographer Michael Poliza. His viewpoint is shaped by his concern for the fragile eco-systems he chronicles.

The editor


This is the perfect gift for photography enthusiasts or nature lovers. The pictures shown are only a few examples of how beautiful the pages of this book are.


Poliza started as a child actor on German TV, then founded several highly successful IT ventures in the US and Germany and became a pioneer in the use of digital photography for illustrated books. His STARSHIP MILLENNIUM VOYAGE, around the world on a 75 ft yacht for three years was avidly followed by millions via internet. Poliza now focuses mainly on film and photography, including work for the Discovery Channel. He is now based in Cape Town.

Michael Poliza. Source: Globetrotter magazin, September 2011

To buy this book just click here!

Or browse all of our online books:

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…Eleven bags of Beer Bread flour,
Safe water for ten people,
Nine copies of Playing for Pizza,
Eight Lands of Ice and Fire maps,
Seven Grow Your Own Trees,
Six copies of The Silkworm,
Five golden Piles of Poo!
Four Chalet School books,
Three pots of Swazi preserves,
Two Red Phone Box Books,
And a Winter Warming Kit for the refugees.

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This was our last days of Oxmas blog post. We hope you’ve liked them and that they have helped you find Christmas presents or get an idea of what we sell at Oxfam Books Petergate!

Have a very merry Christmas and keep reading our blog for new exciting posts!