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9781868428427

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In this new biography of Chris Barnard we not only learn about the life of South Africa's most famous surgeon, from his Beaufort West childhood through his studies locally and abroad to his prominent marriages - and divorces - but James Styan also examines the impact of the historic heart transplant on Barnard's personal life and South African society at large, where apartheid legislation often made the difficulties of medicine even more convoluted.
The role of black medical staff like Hamilton Naki is explored, as is the intense rivalry that arose between other famous heart surgeons and Barnard. How did Barnard manage to beat them all in this race of life and death? How much did his famous charisma have to do with it all? And in the light of his later years, his subsequent successes and considerable failures, what is Barnard's legacy today?

Styan covers it all in this fascinating new account of a real heartbreaker that coincides with the 50th anniversary of the first heart transplant.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-12-01
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9781868428403

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Biografie & Outobiografie / Biography & Autobiography

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Vir die vroue wat hy met sy rolprentsterglimlag betower het, was Chris Barnard 'n hartebreker. Vir sy pasiënte 'n harteheler.
Dié nuwe biografie oor Suid-Afrika se beroemdste hartsjirurg vertel nie net van Barnard se kinderjare in Beaufort-Wes, sy prominente huwelike (en egskeidings) en flambojante lewe nie. James Styan ondersoek ook die impak van die historiese eerste hartoorplanting op Barnard se persoonlike lewe en op die Suid-Afrikaanse gemeenskap oor die algemeen, waar apartheidswetgewing dikwels die probleme van geneeskunde nog ingewikkelder gemaak het. Die rol van swart mediese personeel soos Hamilton Naki word bespreek, sowel as die intense wedywering wat tussen ander beroemde hartsjirurge en Barnard ontstaan het.
Hoe het Barnard dit reggekry om hulle almal in dié resies om lewe en dood te wen? Hoeveel het sy welbekende sjarme daarmee te doen gehad? En wat is Barnard se nalatenskap vandag, in die lig van sy latere suksesse en aansienlike mislukkings? Styan dek dit alles in dié fassinerende nuwe blik op Chris Barnard.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-11-30
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9780796318275

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Biografie & Outobiografie / Biography & Autobiography

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Regardt se lewe het glad nie naby God begin nie, maar beslis die pad na Hom gevind. Regardt is die merkwaardige verhaal van 'n man wat nooit sy passie vir die lewe en vir rolprente verloor het nie, maar wat op 'n swaar manier moes leer dat toewyding en gehoorsaamheid aan God die vreugde en sin bring wat hom opgewonde maak oor sy lewe.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-11-25
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9781770105379

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Biografie & Outobiografie / Biography & Autobiography

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The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man's coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed
Trevor Noah's unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents' indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa's tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle.

Born A Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man's relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother-his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life.

The stories collected here are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty. His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time, armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother's unconventional, unconditional love.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-11-09
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9780799368291

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Biografie & Outobiografie / Biography & Autobiography

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R 156Jy spaar R 39
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: 2017-11-09
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9780624084327

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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: 2017-11-08
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9780624078975

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Biografie & Outobiografie / Biography & Autobiography

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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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9781770105706

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Biografie & Outobiografie / Biography & Autobiography

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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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9781868428489

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Biografie & Outobiografie / Biography & Autobiography

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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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9781868428502

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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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9780796320469

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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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9780620757515

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Biografie & Outobiografie / Biography & Autobiography

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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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9781776092567

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Biografie & Outobiografie / Biography & Autobiography

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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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9780928316995

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In Laatoes ontmoet die leser Hennie as afgetrede koerant­man wat al amper 20 jaar steeds bly skryf, skryf en skryf. Sy terrein is die totale omvang van menswees: van begrafnisse tot feeste; van herdenkings tot bekendstellings; van humor tot ernstige besinnings; van die intiem-persoonlike tot die openbare. Die kanniedood-koerantman kyk ver en wyd.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-10-02
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9780624081760

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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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