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9781928426233

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Joost Wilfried Dirk Pyck is gebore in Gent op 25 Maart 1955 wat eintlik 25 April moes wees. Hy arriveer een maand te vroeg omdat sy moeder, toe net terug van die dokter, tussen vegtende studente moes deurkom. Die een groep was Vlaamse nasionaliste en die ander was anti-Vlaams. Net daar het hy sy opwagting gemaak. “Ek wou help om die regte Vlaminge te help,” reken hy graag.

Sy ouers is Wes-Vlaminge uit Brugge waar hy in sy vroeë jare gewoon het, daarna weer in Gent en later In Oostende aan die see. In1974 het hy vir drie jaar by die Belgiese Valskermkommando aangesluit. Later het hy as skrynwerker-meubelmaker begin werk terwyl hy aandklasse in beeldhou gevolg het en nog later homself bekwaam as klipkapper (natuursteenbewerker).

In 1993 beland hy in Suid-Afrika, eers in die Noord-Kaap, maar verhuis later na Klapmuts waar hy vorder tot meester-klipkapper. Hy, sy vrou Marie en hul Russiese Ural-syspanmotorfiets bly op 'n kleinhoewe, loopafstand van die Klapmuts-hotel af, waar jy hom (en Marie) meeste Vrydagmiddae sal kry met 'n welverdiende bier in sy hand en skuim op sy weglêsnor.

Hy bly trots Vlaams, maar is terselfdertyd 'n vurige kampvegter vir Afrikaans. Hy verwoord daarom ook graag sy stories in Afrikaans, gesout en gepeper met korrels Vlaams tussenin. Die Vlaminge is bekend vir hul vele dialekte. Joost s'n is absoluut uniek.
Publication date: 2018-05-31
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9781868429028

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Here is Mandela the statesman, the prisoner, the father, sometimes the joker, and occasionally the disciplinarian.

Mandela is shown in snapshot, in the memories of old friends like George Bizos, in the words of inspiring legends like Muhammad Ali, leading the Defiance Campaign against apartheid laws, or doing the famous Madiba shuffle to Ladysmith Black Mambazo with Queen Elizabeth II.

100 Mandela Moments is an accessible introduction to the man who so profoundly influenced the South Africa of today.

The story of his life that emerges is as varied and complex, as touching and inspiring, as Madiba himself
Publication date: 2018-05-24
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9780795801778

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Wat beteken dit as 'n jong Afrikanerman jou beskryf as “nogals orraait”? Hoe trek jy die gehoor se aandag as die basaarpoeding hulle gemesmeraais het? En waar in die wêreld is die berugte Pomona Spur? In dié piepie-jou-nat-van-die-lag memoire verklap Schalk - en sy soortvan-bestuurder, Erns Grundling - die bisarre en hartroerende dinge wat hy oorgekom het op sy reise regoor die land na oral waar 'n mikrofoon en 'n gehoor hom inwag.
Publication date: 2018-05-18
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9780624084105

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Jeremy Vearey is trots daarop dat hy “Jeremy vannie Elsies” is, 'n Vearey van Tiervlei. Hier het hy grootgeword, en het hy as tiener in geheime politieke leeskringe die Kommunistiese Manifesto in Afrikaans bemeester. Hier het hy deel geword van MK, en van hier is hy vir sy verset teen die regering na Robbeneiland gestuur.
Publication date: 2018-05-14
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9780795708404

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This book is as much Albert Luthuli's extraordinary story as that of the ANC, which he led for 15 years. He gives an account of the repression and resistance that were to shape the South African political landscape forever: the Defiance Campaign, which marked the first mass challenge to apartheid, drafting the Freedom Charter, the Treason Trial, and the Alexandra bus boycott. 

This book bears witness to Luthuli's unfailing humility, perseverance, and passionate commitment to his values.
Publication date: 2018-05-11
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9781485308034

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Die eerste uitgawe van Die keer toe ek my naam vergeet het verskyn in 1995, vyf jaar nadat die skrywer F.A. Venter 'n beroerte gekry het. In hierdie outobiografiese vertelling dokumenteer hy die pynlike en stadige proses van herstel: hy moet weer leer loop, leer praat, leer skryf. Dit is verder 'n verhaal oor die verhouding tussen Venter en sy geliefde vrou, Stella.
Publication date: 2018-05-07
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9781415209363

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Ingrid Jonker, begaafde jong digter, loop op 19 Julie 1965 die see in by Drieankerbaai en verdrink. Sy laat haar familie en vriende agter met meer vrae as antwoorde. Gedurende die afgelope 50 jaar het sy 'n ikoon van die Afrikaanse en Suid- Afrikaanse letterkunde geword. In so 'n mate, dat haar lewe en veral haar dood soms haar werk en die belangrike bydrae wat sy tot die literêre beweging van die Sestigers gemaak het, oorskadu.

Haar politieke sieninge, soos uitgedruk in haar poësie en haar passie en die droefheid van haar onstuimige liefdesverhoudings met onder andere Jack Cope en André P. Brink het al tot baie besprekings gelei. Sy het weer onder die publieke oog gekom toe oudpresident Nelson Mandela in sy inhuldigingsrede in 1994 in die Parlement een van haar gedigte aangehaal het. Hy het haar gedig: “Die Kind” voorgelees en gesê: “Sy was beide 'n digter en 'n Suid-Afrikaner.” Sedert haar dood is daar vele bespiegelings oor haar lewe en tragiese einde. Van dié vrae word beantwoord in hierdie eerste omvattende biografie. Petrovna Metelerkamp doen al jare navorsing oor Jonker. Sy neem die leser saam deur Ingrid se grootwordjare, digterslewe, liefdesverhoudings en die laaste paar jaar van haar lewe.

Metelerkamp bring nuwe inligting aan die lig wat sy neem uit onbekende nuwe briewe en dagboekinskrywings, o.m. uit die dagboeke van Jack Cope. Talle nuwe onderhoude met mense wat Jonker geken het, word in die biografie opgeneem. Sy weerlê ook die beeld van Jonker as 'n ongebalanseerde kunstenaar wat haar houvas op die werklikheid verloor het in hierdie toeganklike biografie oor een van Suid-Afrika se aangrypendste kunstenaars.
Publication date: 2018-05-04
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9781868428724

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I was made in Coffee Bay. Right there on the beach, in the sand.' From the opening lines, we are drawn in and engrossed by this startling memoir of a singular childhood. Suzan is adopted as a newborn in the late 1960s into a seemingly loving and welcoming family living in Pietermaritzburg. But Suzan is set on a collision course with, most particularly, her adoptive mother, and society, from her very beginning. Suzan's relationship with her mother is fraught with drama, which veers over into a level of emotional abuse and needless cruelty that is shocking.

At the age of thirteen, Suzan is sent to a place of safety as a ward of the state, effectively 'orphaning' her. From there, she spirals out of control - fighting to survive in a world of other neglected, abandoned and abused children. She becomes a 'runner', escaping at every opportunity from her various places of confinement, grabbing her schooling in snatches, living on the edges of a drug and prostitution underworld, finding love wherever she can.

Suzan's young life was the stuff of movies, but it is her writing, in a voice that is unforgettable and true, that transforms her memories into something magical rarely matched in South African literature. A new classic.
Publication date: 2018-05-03
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9781785765308

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The first ever memoirs from the Number One global bestselling adventure author.
Wilbur Smith has lived an incredible life of adventure, and now he shares the extraordinary true stories that have inspired his fiction. From being attacked by lions to close encounters with deadly reef sharks, from getting lost in the African bush without water to crawling the precarious tunnels of gold mines, from marlin fishing with Lee Marvin to near death from crash-landing a Cessna airplane, from brutal school days to redemption through writing and falling in love, Wilbur Smith tells us the intimate stories of his life that have been the raw material for his fiction.

Always candid, sometimes hilarious, and never less than thrillingly entertaining, On Leopard Rock is testament to a writer whose life is as rich and eventful as his novels are compellingly unputdownable.
Publication date: 2018-05-02
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9780795708244

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Siya Khumalo grew up in a Durban township where being gay was “different”. Thus begun Siya's exploration into sex, politics and religion. He unmasks techniques used by the power-brokers of our time, he tackles DA vs ANC, unpacks corrective rape, and African cultures and communities. Splicing in political and religious commentary, he uses his own life experiences to make sense of these topics.
Publication date: 2018-04-26
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9781786331472

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A riveting story of dislocation, survival and the power of the imagination to save us.
Clemantine Wamariya was six years old when her mother and father began to speak in whispers, when neighbors began to disappear, and when she heard the loud, ugly sounds her brother said were 'thunder.' It was 1994, and in 100 days, more than 800,000 people would be murdered in Rwanda and millions more displaced. Clemantine and her fifteen-year-old sister, Claire, ran and spent the next six years wandering through seven African countries searching for safety--hiding under beds, foraging for food, surviving and fleeing refugee camps, finding unexpected kindness, witnessing unimaginable cruelty. They did not know whether their parents were alive.
At age twelve, Clemantine, along with Claire, was granted asylum in the United States--a chance to build a new life. Chicago was disorienting, filled with neon lights, antiseptic smells, endless concrete. Clemantine spoke five languages but almost no English, and had barely gone to school. Many people wanted to help--a family in the North Shore suburbs invited Clemantine to live with them as their daughter. Others saw her only as broken. They thought she needed, and wanted, to be saved. Meanwhile Claire, who had for so long protected and provided for Clemantine, found herself on a very different path, cleaning hotel rooms to support her three children.
Raw, urgent, yet disarmingly beautiful, The Girl Who Smiled Beads captures the true costs and aftershocks of war: what is forever lost, what can be repaired, the fragility and importance of memory, the faith that one can learn, again, to love oneself, even with deep scars.
Publication date: 2018-04-26
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9780795708466

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Nomvuyo Ngcelwane grew up in the heart of District Six. In beautiful detail, she tells of life in a bustling community, and the vibrant atmosphere one has come to associate with District Six. 
Twenty years since original publication, Ngcelwane's story is still relevant today and paints a captivating history of black people living in District Six before forced removals took place. She writes with great honesty, warmth, humor and heart.
Publication date: 2018-04-20
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9780624081647

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Journalist Lukhanyo Calata discovers the life of the father he never knew: Fort Calata, one of the 'Cradock Four' who were murdered by agents of the apartheid state in 1985. A poignant and inspiring journey into the history of a remarkable family that traces the ANC's struggle beginning with treason trialist and Secretary-General Canon James Calata.
Publication date: 2018-04-20
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9781928413615

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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Biography & Autobiography / Biografie & Outobiografie
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Net vir volwassenes, bevat kru taal.

Van Satynlakens tot Teerstrate is die outobiografie van Liza Daniells wat eersdaags gepubliseer word. 'N klein dogtertjie wat van die ouderdom van 8 jaar, teen haar wil en onskuldig, vasgevang was in n hel van satanisme en seksuele mishandeling vir 26 jaar. Die verhaal vertel van haar onskuld, seer, vrees, drome, mislukking en oorwinning. Haar onbeskryflike, onskudbare geloof in haar Hero op sy forse spierwit arabierse perd. Haar ongenaakbare kinderlike geloof, want sy is tog maar steeds net daai klein wise-ass dogtertjie, wat op haar Hero se voete dans, al is sy in 'n grootmens lyf.

Die boek is beslis nie vir sensitiewe lesers nie. Ook nie vir die tannies wat Woensdae oggende vroue biduur hou en met n koppie tee oor en weer vertel van hoe perfek hul lewens en huwelike is nie. Dit is baie eksplisiet. Dit is rou en kru en opreg, dit is wat dit is, punt en klaar.

Die skryfstyl en taalgebruik is uniek. Die emosies en gebeure wat uitgebeeld word laat die leser in trane, saam lag, kwaad, jammer, dankbaar, skuldig, nederig en sommer net alles deurmekaar. Ek moes menigte male vir Liewe Jesus vra om my asseblief te vergewe. Die waarhede en openbarings wat in die boek weggesteek lê bring mens tot nuwe insigte en forseer jou om raak te sien, die dinge wat ons onsself so maklik teen blindstaar.

Ek is geen ekspert of professionele skrywer nie, maar ek weet wat ek beleef het en die verskil wat dit in my hart gemaak het vandat ek begin het tot en met ek daai manuskrip se laaste bladsy gelees het. Van begin tot einde was ek vasgenael; en dit was nie soos met enige fiksie of romanse nie. Ek het eerlikwaar geen kritiek om te lewer nie. - Magda Oosthuizen
Publication date: 2018-04-20
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9781868428663

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Once, chef Brett Ladds was given a cigar by Fidel Castro, he talked weightlifting with Swazi king Mswati III and his cooking made Quincy Jones sing. For many years he also served Nelson Mandela many cups of rooibos tea and made him his favourite meals.
Ladds was the executive chef of the SA government and manager of the presidential guesthouse at Bryntirion Estate in Pretoria from 1994-1999 where he served both Mandela and Thabo Mbeki. It was a naive and star-struck 21-year-old Ladds who started working at the guesthouse in the months before the first democratic election. During this time he was always in the background when struggle stalwarts like Steve Tshwete, Joe Modise and Dullah Omar met Mandela to discuss the future of the country.
This heart-warming book tells of a young man's coming of age at a turning point in our history. His stories about meeting kings and queens, presidents, rock stars and even the pope are laced with his unique, self-deprecating sense of humor. Of Queen Elizabeth he says it felt like speaking to his gran. “I asked myself, how does all that power fit into this lovely, caring lady?” Of Robert Mugabe: “He never moaned about a thing.”
Then there are the Russian diplomats and their drinking habits and the Saudi-Arabian sheik who had 8 television sets installed in his room and bought 20 blankets at R5000 each for his stay.
It's a book to make you laugh and cry. And Madiba's favorite champagne? Pêche Royale . . .
Publication date: 2018-04-16

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