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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.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-05-20
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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.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-05-10
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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.
Publikasiedatum: 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.
Publikasiedatum: 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.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-04-20
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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.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-04-20
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9780624083672

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'There are a lot of good things about getting older. When you're young you want everyone to like you and to make an impression. When you're old you don't give a damn.' 

Kate Turkington is fearless and fun, even now in her 80s. From the war-worn East End of London to raising a young family in a remote part of eastern Nigeria and building a career as one of SA's most loved broadcasters, Kate's story is remarkable and revealing. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You will cheer. You may well be shocked.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-04-11
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9781928426127

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Elsabe Steenberg was die suster van André P. Brink en self 'n gewilde en bekroonde Afrikaanse skrywer, veral bekend vir haar kinder- en jeugliteratuur. Sy het egter
ook, onder andere, kortverhale en dramas geskryf. Sy is met veelvuldige sklerose gediagnoseer, maar het ten spyte daarvan aangehou skryf.
Sy sou hierdie jaar haar 80ste verjaarsdag gevier het. Hierdie is 'n herdenkingsbundel.

Vir die uitsonderlike wyse waarop sy kinder- en jeugliteratuur in Suid-Afrika bevorder kry sy verskeie spesiale toekennings:
Die Potchefstroomse Stadsraad vereer haar in 1990 met 'n Gratia-toekenning,
Die Potchefstroomse Universiteit vir CHO gee in 1993 'n erkentlikheid-oorkonde aan haar
Die Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns vereer haar met 'n besondere erepenning in 1993.

Hierdie is 'n versameling briewe wat Elsabe geskryf het aan Elizabeth Venter, die samesteller se vrou. Dit vertel die verhaal van die Steenberg-gesin oor meer as 30 jaar,
Elsabe se skryfwerk, haar werk as dosent in Potchefstroom- en haar uitmergelende siekte.

Die gevierde en bekroonde skryfster is in 1996 aan veelvuldige sklerose oorlede. Haar laaste brief aan Elizabeth is 'n maand vroeër geskryf.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-04-11
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9780624083719

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Well-known television anchor and journalist Ruda Landman talks to prominent South Africans about their life choices and about how change has affected them. A colourful mosaic of diverse experiences emerges as people share their life stories.
The book includes insights by the likes of John Kani, Ferial Haffajee, Pieter-Dirk Uys, Katlego Maboe, Gugu Zulu, Zapiro, Nick Binedell and Marc Lottering.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-04-10
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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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9781786330529

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Tara Westover grew up preparing for the End of Days, watching for the sun to darken, for the moon to drip as if with blood. She spent her summers bottling peaches and her winters rotating emergency supplies, hoping that when the World of Men failed, her family would continue on, unaffected.

She hadn't been registered for a birth certificate. She had no school records because she'd never set foot in a classroom, and no medical records because her father didn't believe in doctors or hospitals. According to the state and federal government, she didn't exist.

As she grew older, her father became more radical, and her brother, more violent. At sixteen TAra decided to educate herself. Her struggle for knowledge would take her far from her Idaho mountains, over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge. Only then would she wonder if she'd travelled too far. If there was still a way home.

Educated is an account of the struggle for self-invention. It is a tale of fierce family loyalty, and of the grief that comes with the severing of the closest of ties. With the acute insight that distinguishes all great writers, Westover has crafted, from her singular experience, a universal coming-of-age story, one that gets to the heart of what an education is and what it offers - the perspective to see one's life through new eyes, and the will to change it.

'A memoir to stand alongside classics by the likes of Jeanette Winterson and Lorna Sage . . . a compelling and ultimately joyous account of self-determination.' Sunday Times BBC News Online's Books to Look Ahead in 2018

'Both the book and its writer are remarkable in every respect' Sarah Perry, author of The Essex Serpent
Publikasiedatum: 2018-03-02
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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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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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