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Vroue van Atlantis

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Twaalf ongelooflike vroue wat 'n verskil maak tussen die bendes, die werkloosheid en die koeëls. Atlantis is steeds die verlore stad, maar hierdie twaalf vroue se verhale inspireer. Hulle het besluit om nie moed op te gee nie. Hulle stories is dié van moed, optimisme en inspirasie. Dit is 'n moetlees vir almal wat glo dat liefde en geloof 'n verskil kán maak. Atlantis aan die Weskus was die breinkind van 'n vorige regering se “desentralisasiebeleid” - maar is tans die toonvenster van ontheemding. Uit hierdie wanhoop, brand dié twaalf vroue se stories soos fakkelligte in 'n lang, donker nag. Hulle is: Francis Brown, Mary-Ann Cedras, Chrissie Cloete, Mandy Jonker, Christine Lewis, Sylvia Losper, Lenie Maya, Carol Muller, Sillene Oppel, Olivia Pharo, Mary Tenggren en Rachael Watson.

Die verhale strek van gemeenskapdiens aan gestremde persone, bejaardes en kankerlyers, rehabilitasie van dwelmafhanklikes, MIV/Vigs-voorkoming en
-destigmatisering tot inspirerende vroue wat staan in die onderwys, verpleegdiens, uitsaaiwese, asook 'n sangeres, 'n atleet en 'n tuinier.

Die opbrengs van dié boek sal deur die Departement Afrikaans en Nederlands, Universiteit Wes-Kaapland (UWK) aangewend word as studentebeurse.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-11-30
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Hierdie boek is die voltooiing van Elsa Joubert se outobiografiese drieluik wat ingelei is deur 'n Wonderlike geweld (2005) en Reisiger (2009). Dit fokus hoofsaaklik op die skrywer se latere jare, in die aftreeoord in Kaapstad waar sy nou al geruime tyd woon, maar haar belewenis van die hede en onlangse verlede word onlosmaaklik vervleg met herinneringe aan veel verder terug, alles geteken met die kenmerkende woordvaardigheid van een van Afrikaans se mees gevierde skrywers.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-11-10
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Faith and Courage

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In 2009 Archbishop Thabo Makgoba got a surprise request from Graca Machel to visit  Nelson Mandela and pray with him, marking the start of an unusual relationship southern Africa's Anglican leader and between Madiba in his last years. Join Makgoba in his journey towards faith, from his boyhood in Alex to Bishopscourt and ministering to Mandela. In exploring questions such as what was Madiba's spirituality, Makgoba opens a window on SA's spiritual make-up and life.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-10-23
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Dare Not Linger

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Drawing on Nelson Mandela's own unfinished memoir, Dare Not Linger is the remarkable story of his presidency told in his own words and those of distinguished South African writer Mandla Langa
'I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can only rest for a moment, for with freedom comes responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not ended.' Long Walk to Freedom
In 1994, Nelson Mandela became the first president of democratic South Africa. Five years later, he stood down. In that time, he and his government wrought the most extraordinary transformation, turning a nation riven by centuries of colonialism and apartheid into a fully functioning democracy in which all South Africa's citizens, black and white, were equal before the law.
Dare Not Linger is the story of Mandela's presidential years, drawing heavily on the memoir he began to write as he prepared to finish his term of office, but was unable to finish. Now, the acclaimed South African writer, Mandla Langa, has completed the task using Mandela's unfinished draft, detailed notes that Mandela made as events were unfolding and a wealth of previously unseen archival material. With a prologue by Mandela's widow, Graça Machel, the result is a vivid and inspirational account of Mandela's presidency, a country in flux and the creation of a new democracy. It tells the extraordinary story of the transition from decades of apartheid rule and the challenges Mandela overcome to make a reality of his cherished vision for a liberated South Africa.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-10-12
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Always Another Country

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In her much anticipated memoir, Sisonke Msimang writes about her exile childhood in Zambia and Kenya, young adulthood and college years in North America, and returning to South Africa in the euphoric 1990s.
She reflects candidly on her discontent and disappointment with present-day South Africa but also on her experiences of family, romance, and motherhood, with the novelist's talent for character and pathos. Militant young comrades dance off the pages of the 1970s Lusaka she invokes, and the heady and naive days of just-democratic South Africa in the 1990s are as vividly painted. Her memoir is at heart a chronicle of a coming-of-age, and while well-known South African political figures appear in these pages, it is an intimate story, a testament to family bonds and sisterhood.
Sisonke Msimang is one of the most assured and celebrated voices commenting on the South African present - often humorously; sometimes deeply movingly - and this book launches her to an even broader audience.

Sisonke Msimang currently lives in Perth, Australia, where she is Programme Director for the Centre for Stories. She is regularly in South Africa where she continues to speak and comment on current affairs. Sisonke has degrees from Macalester College, Minnesota and the University of Cape Town, is a Yale World Fellow, an Aspen New Voices Fellow, and was a Ruth First Fellow at the University of the Witwatersrand.
She regularly contributes to The Guardian, The Daily Maverick and The New York Times and has given a very popular TED Talk which touches on events which appear in Always Another Country.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-10-10
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Op 'n Stormsee: Ware verhale van Suid-Afrikaanse seereddings

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Hier is ʼn versameling gewaagde reddings vol drama en gevaar, ter viering van die NSRI se 50ste herdenking.
Dié stories, wat alles dek van brandende skepe tot haai-aanvalle, van sinkende vistreilers tot hallusinerende vissermanne, gaan oor die mens se konstante stryd teen sommige van die gevaarlikste vaarwaters op aarde.
Dit sluit die storie in wat tot die stigting van die NSRI gelei het.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-10-07
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Terreur in Kaboel

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Geroepe om te gaan werk in Afganistan trek die Groenewalds uit Pretoria Kaboel toe. Elf jaar later word Werner, Jean-Pierre en Rodé in 'n wrede terreuraanval vermoor. Hannelie bly alleen agter. Hoe gebeur so iets met mense wat in gehoorsaamheid geleef het, oortuig van God se beskerming? Hannelie Groenewald se openhartige verhaal is 'n merkwaardige getuienis van 'n lewe in geloof, van God se liefde, genade, en die krag van vergifnis. Sy wys dat enigeen kán opstaan uit die as.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-10-05
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From Para To Dakar

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Joey Evans has always loved bikes, from his first second-hand Raleigh Strika at the age of six to the powerful off-road machines that became his passion later on in his life. His dream was one day to ride the most gruelling off-road race in the world, the 9000km Dakar Rally. In 2007 his dream was shattered when he broke his back in a racing accident. His spinal cord was crushed, leaving him paralysed from just below his chest. Doctors gave him a 10 per cent chance of ever walking again. Many would have given up and become resigned to life in a wheelchair, but not Joey Evans.
Not only would he get back on his feet and walk, but he would also keep his Dakar dream alive. It was a long and painful road to recovery, involving years of intensive rehabilitation and training, but he had the love and support of both family and friends and an incredible amount of determination. Joey shares the many challenges he and his family faced, relating the setbacks, as well as successes, along the way to the Dakar start line. But the start line was only the first goal - his sights were set on reaching the finish line, which he did in 2017 - the only South African to do so.

From Para To Dakar is so much more than the story of one man reaching the Dakar finish line. It is a story of friendship and respect, compassion and kindness. It is about defying the odds to reach a dream, it is about grit, endurance and raw courage, and it is inspiring in its true heroism.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-10-05
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Woman in the wings

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What kind of president will Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma be if she is chosen at the ANC's December 2017 congress? She has been fairly media averse and hasn't granted many interviews in the past few years, but taking a closer look at her history does provide some clues about the kind of leader she is.

In this book, journalist Carien du Plessis looks at Dlamini-Zuma's early years, education and involvement in the struggle; her role as a cabinet minister under all four presidents of democratic South Africa; and her achievements as African Union Commission chairperson.

The book considers her feminism and political philosophy; tracks her presidential ambitions and campaigning; and explores how her personal relationship with one of her most important backers, President Jacob Zuma, will influence her leadership.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-10-03
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Biko: Anniversary Edition

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Forty years after Steve Biko's tragic death, this, his first comprehensive biography, is republished in an updated anniversary edition. As leading anti-apartheid activist and thinker, Biko created Black Consciousness, which has particular resonance again today. His death by torture, at the hands of the police, robbed South Africa of one of its most gifted leaders. Biko's intellectual legacy cannot be overestimated, and his braod appeal was again witnessed in the recent student protest in South Africa where his name appeared on many a poster. Chapters include:'¢ Biko's childhood in Ginsberg; his father's early death and his relationship with his brother '¢ Lovedale College, discovering politics - and expulsion '¢ Biko's student years in Durban, his disillusion with white left politics and dalliances with women '¢ SASO and Black Consciousness, new thinking on old problems - moving towards radicalism '¢ The awkward issues of gender and sexism, Biko's wife Ntsiki and his relationship with Mamphela Ramphele '¢ Biko's impact on the student uprising of June 1976 '¢ The King William's Town years: Starting a health project and defying banning orders. Biko's death.'¢ After Biko - his impact and the problems in current South African politics.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-10-01
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Colour Me Yellow

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Thuli Nhlapo was seven years old when she realised that no one called her by name. Known as 'Yellow', she was bullied at home and at school. Fearing that she had a terrible disease, she withdrew into herself.

Years later, Thuli is still haunted by her childhood experiences. She confronts her mother about her real father. Getting no answers, Thuli embarks on years of searching for the truth. In the process, she uncovers unsettling family secrets that irrevocably change all their lives.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-10-01
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Die vervolgdes

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Hierdie boek poog om Christene in Suid-Afrika 'n kykie te gee op hoe dit werklik met Christene regoor die wêreld gaan: broers en susters in die geloof wat vervolg word ter wille van hul geloof in Jesus.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-10-01
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A deeply moving and powerful biography of Fezekile Kuzwayo - better known as Khwezi - the woman the ANC tried to forget.
In August 2016, following the announcement of the results of South Africa's heated municipal election, four courageous young women interrupted Jacob Zuma's victory address, bearing placards asking us to 'Remember Khwezi'. Before being dragged away by security guards, their powerful message had hit home and the public was reminded of the tragic events of 2006, when Zuma was on trial for the rape of Fezekile Ntsukela Kuzwayo, better known as Khwezi. In the aftermath of the trial, which saw Zuma acquitted, Khwezi was vilified by his many supporters and forced to take refuge outside of South Africa.

Ten years later, just two months after this protest had put Khwezi's struggle back into the minds and hearts of South Africans, Khwezi passed away … But not before she had slipped back into South Africa and started work with Redi Tlhabi on a book about her life. How as a young girl living in ANC camps in exile she was raped by the very men who were supposed to protect her; how as an adult she was driven once again into exile, suffering not only at the hands of Zuma's devotees but under the harsh eye of the media.

In sensitive and considered prose, journalist Redi Tlhabi breathes life into a woman for so long forced to live in the shadows. In giving agency back to Khwezi, Tlhabi is able to focus a broader lens on the sexual abuse that abounded during the 'struggle' years, abuse which continues to plague women and children in South Africa today.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-09-14
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In 2016 South African film audiences were mesmerised by the film Noem My Skollie, which was written by - and based on the life of - John W. Fredericks. In this book Fredericks tells the full story on which the film was based.
Growing up in a dusty township on the Cape Flats, Fredericks formed a gang with his friends, and at the age of seventeen he was arrested for robbery and sentenced to two years in Pollsmoor prison. There the number gangs vied to initiate him into their ranks, but he resisted their advances, offering instead to help them push their time by telling stories. And so he became the prison 'cinema', drawing on his storytelling abilities and cementing his ambition to become a writer.

Life after prison became a nightmare when he was arrested for a murder he hadn't committed, his childhood friends were sentenced to die on the gallows, and a gang boss tried to kill him. Slowly he turned his life around, getting a job and building a family, but society kept judging him as a gangster. Struggling to deal with his past, he turned to storytelling again, and painstakingly learnt the art of scriptwriting. The result was Noem My Skollie, which was watched by almost 90 000 people and won numerous awards.

Written in a powerful and authentic voice, Skollie is a gripping memoir of life on the Cape Flats, of prison and gangs, and of one man's struggle to survive all this by telling stories.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-09-05
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Sê my, is julle twee susters?

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In hierdie memorie vertel sy van die sleutel oomblikke in haar lewe wat haar daartoe gedryf het om kulturele en etniese grense oor te steek om sodoende uit te vind wie sy werklik is. Haar besluite neem haar vanaf die Vrystaat na Distrik Ses en Venda, na Nederland en die Verenigde Koninkryk, na Heideveld en Hanover Park en uiteindelik na McGregor.

Haar nederige storie vertel van die geestelike isolasie van alle 'vlugtelinge' wat die onversoenbare waardes van hulle 'tuiste' (hetsy fisies of ideologies) verlaat en nuwe maniere moet vind om 'n lewe te skep. Dit vertel ook van die wonder om 'n metgesel langs die pad te vind.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-09-01

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