222pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018
Shuhood Abader's account of his 15 years as an abalone poacher, augmented by freelance journalist Kimon de Greef's reporting on the abalone black market.
"Finally, a book that reveals the inner workings of a murky underworld we know alarmingly little about...a fascinating first-hand account from an insider." Mandy Wiener, author of Ministry of Crime and Killing Kebble
Kimon de Greef began researching abalone poaching in 2013, as part of a Conservation Biology Masters at the University of Cape Town. This is his first book.
Shuhood Abader (a pseudonym) began writing about his experiences after being jailed for poaching in 2006. He lives in Cape Town.