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9781776092666

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Why don't white people understand that Converse tekkies are not just cool but a political statement to people of colour? Why is it that South Africans of colour don't really 'write what we like'? What's the deal with people pretending to be 'woke'? Is Islam really as anti-feminist as is claimed? What does it feel like to be a brown woman in a white media corporation? And what life lessons can we learn from Bollywood movies?

In Sorry, Not Sorry, Haji Mohamed Dawjee explores the often maddening experience of moving through post-Apartheid South Africa as a woman of colour. In characteristically candid style, Dawjee pulls no punches when examining the social landscape: from arguing why she'd rather deal with an open racist than some liberal white people, to drawing on her own experience to convince readers that joining a cult is never a good idea.

In the provocative voice that has made Dawjee one of our country's most talked-about columnists, she offers observations laced throughout with an acerbic wit. Sorry, Not Sorry will make readers laugh, wince, nod, introspect and argue.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-04-09
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9781776092802

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'The book goes beyond being a narrative of forbidden love. It's a potent alchemy, a swirling together of matters that are the hallmark of serious literature: good and evil, sex, love, friendship, morality, happiness and suffering, heroes and villains... and, of course, the old South African chestnuts - race and identity.' - Fred Khumalo

The Love Diary of a Zulu Boy is by turns erotic, romantic, tragic and comic. Inspired by the real-life drama of a romance between a Zulu boy and an Englishwoman, the book consists of various interrelated short stories on interracial relationships in modern-day South Africa. As the author reflects on love across the colour line, it triggers memories of failed affairs and bizarre experiences: love spells, toxic masculinity, infidelity, sexually transmitted diseases, a phantom pregnancy, sexless relationships, threesomes and prostitution, to name but a few.

A unique book for the South African market, The Love Diary of a Zulu Boy is written with an honesty rarely encountered in autobiographical writing.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-04-02
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9781776091171

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Wat gaan deur 'n koerantredakteur se kop as 'n woedende John Voster hom vroegoggend bel oor kritiese beriggewing? Hoe hanteer hy dit wanneer 'n kabinetminister een van sy verslaggewers met die vuiste wil bydam? Of as 'n groep regse belhamels 'n politieke nuushond teer en veer? Hoe kry 'n Afrikaanse koerant dit reg om tydens die apartheidsjare volledig oor ANC-beleidstandpunt te rapporteer sonder dat die veiligheidspolisie se sensors ingryp?
Herald Pakendorf beantwoord die vrae, en nog vele meer in sy herinneringstog deur 'n onstuimige tydperk van Suid- Afrika se geskiedenis. Die grootkoppe van apartheid kon hierdie 'liberale' redakteur van Oggenblad (1972-1979) en Die Vaderland (1980-1986) met moeite voor hulle oë verdra.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-03-29
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9781928420125

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When South Africa's golden girl of broadcasting, Tracy Going's battered face was splashed across the media back in the late 1990s, the nation was shocked. South Africans had become accustomed to seeing Going, glamorous and groomed on television or hearing her resonant voice on Radio Metro and Kaya FM. Sensational headlines of a whirlwind love relationship turned horrendously violent threw the “perfect” life of the household star into disarray.
What had started off as a fairy-tale romance with a man who appeared to be everything that Going was looking for - charming, handsome and successful - had quickly descended into a violent, abusive relationship.

“As I stood before him all I could see were the lies, the disappearing for days without warning, the screaming, the threats, the terror, the hostage-holding, the keeping me up all night, the dragging me through the house by my hair, the choking, the doors locked around me, the phones disconnected, the isolation, the fear and the uncertainty.”

The rosy love cloud burst just five months after meeting her “Prince Charming” when she staggered into the local police station, bruised and battered. A short relationship became a two-and-a-half-year legal ordeal played out in the public eye. In mesmerising detail, Going takes us through the harrowing court process - a system seeped in injustice - her decline into depression, the immediate collapse of her career due to the highly public nature of her assault and the decades-long journey to undo the psychological damages in the search for safety and the reclaiming of self. The roots of violence form the backdrop of the book, tracing Going's childhood on a plot in Brits, laced with the unpredictable violence of an alcoholic father who regularly terrorized the family with his fists of rage.
“I was ashamed of my father, the drunk. If he wasn't throwing back the liquid in the lounge then he'd be finding comfort and consort in his cans at the golf club. With that came the uncertainty as I lay in my bed and waited for him to return. I would lie there holding my curtain tight in my small hand. I would pull the fabric down, almost straight, forming a strained sliver and I would peer into the blackness, unblinking. It seemed I was always watching and waiting. Sometimes I searched for satellites between the twinkles of light, but mostly the fear in my tummy distracted me.”
Brilliantly penned, this highly skilled debut memoir, is ultimately uplifting in the realisation that healing is a lengthy and often arduous process and that self-forgiveness and acceptance is essential in order to fully embrace life.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-03-29
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9781868428540

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“Dad thinks lots of things are right-wing. He even thinks He-Man is right-wing. I ask Dad who we are and he says left-wing. Left is opposite to right. If right is bad, then we're the opposite of that, which means we're good.”
It's post-independence Zimbabwe and an atmosphere of nostalgia hangs over much of Harare's remaining white community. Hayden Eastwood grows up in a family that sets itself apart, distinguishing themselves from Rhodie-Rhodies through their politics: left is good; right is bad.
Within the family's free and easy approach to life, Hayden and his younger brother, Dan, make a pact to never grow up, to play hide and seek and build forts forever, and to never, ever be interested in girls. But as Hayden and Dan develop as teenagers, and the chemicals of adolescence begin to stir, their childhood pact starts to unravel.

And with the arrival of Sarah into their lives, the two brothers find themselves embroiled in an unspoken love triangle. While Sarah and Hayden spend increasing amounts of time together, Dan is left to deal with feelings of rejection and the burden of hidden passion alone, and the demise of a silly promise brings with it a wave of destruction.
Laced with humour, anger and sadness, Like Sodium in Water is an account of a family in crisis and an exploration of how we only abandon the lies we tell ourselves when we have no other option.

About the author

When not informing people about the inadvisability of push-starting motorbikes in close proximity to rivers, Hayden Eastwood develops cryptocurrency trading bots as part of a high-risk low-return business venture portfolio.

Non-transferable skills from a doctorate in computational physics have likewise ill-equipped him for gooseberry farming, vehicle maintenance and relationships with women. He lives in Harare.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-03-13
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9781776092420

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Springbokkaptein, predikant, filosoof, ambassadeur, kabinetsminister, wêreldreisiger, kunsliefhebber, gesinsman. Dit was en ís die wêreld van dr. Dawie de Villiers, een van Suid-Afrika se ikone wat sy land dekades lank op vele terreine met groot onderskeiding gedien het.
Hierdie boeiende lewensverhaal neem lesers op 'n merkwaardige lewenspad deur Suid-Afrika se sport- en politieke geskiedenis. De Villiers se jeugjare in 'n polities georiënteerde gesin, sy vinnige opgang vanuit sy geliefde Stellenbosch Rugbyklub tot in die Springbokspan, sy moeilike pad met sportbeserings en die soet en suur van Springbok-wees is maar enkele aspekte van dié lekkerlees-ervaring.

Hy vertel van sy betrokkenheid in die politiek as 'n ywerige waarnemer van onder andere die bekende filosoof, prof. Johan Degenaar; sy opwindende lewe as ambassadeur in Londen; as kabinetsminister onder P.W. Botha, F.W. de Klerk en Nelson Mandela; die Kodesa-onderhandelinge en die oorgang na demokrasie; en uiteindelik 'n reeks verrykende reise oor die wêreld as adjunk-sekretaris-generaal van die Verenigde Nasies se World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

My lewensreis is 'n belangrike bydrae om die rol te beskryf van Afrikanerleiers wat uit die rigiede denkskema van apartheid ontsnap het, wat vanweë morele oortuigings én hulle bevoegdhede 'n nuwe Suid-Afrika help skep het.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-03-07
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9781928426028

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Cara Blake, 'n maatskaplike werker vir die afgelope twintig jaar, deel in hierdie boek haar persoonlike ervaring toe sy as jong meisie seksueel-emosioneel misbruik en verkrag is en ongelooflike kindertrauma moes ervaar. Na meer as twintig jaar waarin sy uiteindelik geluk, geborgenheid en aanvaarding in 'n huwelik gevind het, was sy gereed om haar pad van genesing met ander te deel.

Hierdie is 'n waardevolle, praktiese dog sensitiewe gids met stap vir stap terapeutiese tegnieke vir almal wat met onverwerkte trauma worstel.

“Vir die eerste keer in my lewe glo ek daar is lewe na verkragting. Ek wil dit wat vir my gewerk het, met ander vroue deel.”
Publikasiedatum: 2018-02-28
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9781780898735

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The Patriot

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PATTERSON, JAMESISBN 9781780898735 Format Trade Paperback Recommended Price R320.00 Published February 2018
About the book:
The shocking true story of Aaron Hernandez - a sports star, his deadly crimes and his explosive trials. Aaron Hernandez was a college football All-American who became the youngest player in the NFL and later reached the Super Bowl. He was a star on the league-dominant New England Patriots, who extended his contract for a record $40 million. Hernandez's every move as a professional athlete played out in the headlines, yet he led a secret life - one that ended in a maximum-security prison. What drove him to go so wrong, so fast?

Hernandez was the best athlete Connecticut's Bristol Central High had ever produced. But by the time he arrived at University of Florida, he was already courting trouble. As his fame grew and he joined the NFL, trouble followed him. Between the summers of 2012 and 2013, Hernandez was linked to a series of violent incidents culminating in the death of Odin Lloyd, a semi-pro American football player who dated the sister of Hernandez's fiancée.

The Patriot is the first book to fully investigate the shocking story of Aaron Hernandez - from his meteoric rise in the world of American football to his first-degree murder conviction and the mystery of his own untimely death. Drawing on original, in-depth reporting, this is an explosive account of a life cut short in the dark shadow of fame.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-02-28
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9780624082354

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“Met die middagson kom die lugspieëlings wat aan die vallei sy naam gegee het: Deception Valley. Dan skuil alles wat asemhaal in die koelte van 'n matjarra, rug na die wind gedraai. In die lang geelwit gras lê die leeus uitgestrek en slaap. Net die vlakvarke draf stertorent nader vir 'n modderbad.”
Annelize Slabbert was 'n joernalis in Johannesburg en haar man, Gerard, 'n apteker. Doodgewone stedelinge. Toe word hulle moeg vir die lewe in die stad, die spitsverkeer en die gejaag, en verhuis sak en pak na Botswana. Hier, in die son en sand van die Sentraal-Kalahari, gaan hulle 'n luukse vierster-lodge bestuur.
Min het hulle geweet wat wag.
Tussen die luiperdwyfie in die slaapkamer, die dansende Russe en “wilde diere” in die swembad, sal 'n Luiperd in my bed jou laat lê van die lag . . . en jou twee keer laat dink voor jy jou eie landelike idille aandurf.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-02-20
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9780624081104

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Met sy heel eerste verskyning op televisie as hoërskool-laaitie het Rian van Heerden reeds die volk die josie ingemaak. Sedertdien het hy dikwels
koerantvoorblaaie gehaal - en is telkens afgedank! - vir sy omstrede uitlatings. In dié boek skryf hy onbeskaamd oor al die goed wat mense meen hy eerder nié moes gesê het nie. Hy maak vir die eerste keer sy hart oop oor sy persoonlike lewe, sy worsteling met gaywees en sy eerste liefdesverhouding. Blatant eerlik, skreeusnaaks, aangrypend.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-02-07
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9781776092970

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An inspiring story of one man's rise from poverty and oppression to success and fame in the international world of opera...

It is a difficult undertaking for any human to escape the cycle of poverty, but to do so from one of the world's most complex political systems, with a brutal history of segregation and deprivation, is nothing short of a miracle. Yet Musa Ngqungwana's story doesn't end there. Not only did he manage to extricate himself from his impoverished past, but he found his way to the great opera houses of the world, attaining immense success in an affluent art form that bears no resemblance to his upbringing or culture. Musa's life and career are proof that any human can overcome the devastating effects of discrimination and poverty.

Odyssey of an African Opera Singer chronicles Musa's journey from the townships of South Africa to the world stage. It is a story of hope, showing how humans, no matter their situation, have the opportunity to claim their gifts, develop them and use them to help others in need. A captivating story that will inspire anyone who has ever had a dream...
Publikasiedatum: 2018-02-05
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9781415209431

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“Die lang man sonder skaduwee,” so het die oumense gepraat as hulle die grondpaaie beskryf het wat oor die rug van vlaktes loop soos linte wat plase en veeposte en dorpe aan mekaar bind. Dit was 'n raaisel wat hulle vir mekaar gevra het om 'n stram geselskap aan die gang te kry.

Met dié raaisel begin Antoinette Pienaar, Afrikaanse sangeres, aktrise en radiopersoonlikheid, haar nuwe boek ná die verskyning van Kruidjie roer my, haar boek oor Karookruie wat sy plek as 'n klassieke werk in Afrikaans ingeneem het. Sy werk reeds vir jare in die Karoo saam met oom Johannes Willemse, legendariese Griekwa-medisyneman. Oom Johannes leer haar hoe om Karookruie te gebruik om mense se lywe en siele te genees en van heinde en ver kom besoekers om hier by hulle gesond te kom raak.

In Die lang man sonder skaduwee sit Antoinette haar roeping as geneser voort. Vol begrip en deernis word Karookruie ingespan om allerlei kwale te genees. Maar nou ondersoek sy ook die genesende krag wat in die ou stories, raaisels en rympies van die Griekwa-mense skuil, want dikwels het 'n fisieke probleem 'n emosionele oorsprong en is dit stories wat die hart kan genees. Die langman sonder skaduwee is volksbesit: waardevolle inheemse kennis liefdevol opgeteken vir lees en herlees.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-02-05
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9780928316919

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Professor Christiaan Barnard was the brilliant and sometimes enigmatic surgeon who performed the first heart transplant 50 years ago. At times his actions seemed impulsive and illogical, yet he had an uncanny ability to weigh up risk and reward - and come up trumps all too often.

His ground-breaking relationship with a young, unemployed backyard mechanic changed not only the course of transplant surgery, but also the life of Winston Wicomb, the darker brother of the more famous Randall. While Randall easily passed as 'white', Winston's colour presented a huge threat to the family who lived in fear of the Apartheid inspectors. So severe and real was the danger of his racial background being exposed, that Winston had to spend a considerable part of his youth behind his mother's wardrobe whenever strangers called.

Vital Remains traces young Winston's early years against the backdrop of Apartheid, abuse and rejection. Yet, despite the disadvantages he had to face, he refused to accept a live of submission to an unjust policy. He managed to obtain a BSc, but remained unemployed. Then, one day, his luck changed and he embraced an opportunity that would change the history of transplant surgery.

Vital Remains is the story of one man's journey through the minefield of Apartheid's heyday. It tells the story of hope, perseverance, dedication and even love. The message Winston wants to convey to the youth of today is a simple one: seek, strive and never, never give up. Amos van der Merwe considers this book his best yet and managed to tell Winston's story with a healthy mix of fact, humour and gravity.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-01-12
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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

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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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