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“Ek het my mammie sien loop na die hofgebou met 'n hoodie aan en 'n doek oor haar gesig. Sy het byna gelyk soos iemand wat arm is. Mense het haar uitgevloek … Dit het my gebreek. Dit is die vrou wat elke dag daar was vir my, wat middagete vir my en my vriende gemaak het as ons van die skool af kom, en hier is sy nou op televisie en word 'n misdadiger genoem.”
Die ontvoering van baba Zephany Nurse uit die kot langs haar ma se hospitaalbed het die hele Suid-Afrika aangegryp. Haar desperate ouers het herhaaldelik gepleit dat sy veilig terugbesorg word, maar daar was geen teken van die baba nie. Vir 17 jaar lank, op haar verjaarsdag, het die Nurse-gesin kerse aangesteek en gehoop en gebid.
'n Klipgooi van die Nurse-gesin af het die 17-jarige Miché Solomon pas met matriek begin. Sy het 'n kêrel gehad en toegewyde ouers. Sy het gedroom oor die matriekafskeid en die rok wat haar ma vir haar sou maak. Sy het nie die vaagste benul gehad dat 'n nuwe meisie in die skool, wat ongelooflik baie soos sy lyk, en 'n DNS-toets haar wêreld tot in sy fondamente sou skud nie.
Miché is nou 22. Met verbysterende volwassenheid, eerlikheid en deernis vertel sy hier vir die eerste keer háár storie, in haar eie woorde, oor wat dit beteken om lief te hê en geliefd te wees, en om jou eie identiteit op te eis.

Oor die skrywer:
Joanne Jowell is 'n professionele skrywer sedert die ouderdom van 28. Sy het 'n akademiese agtergrond in Engels en Sielkunde. Haar eerste boek, Managing the Quarterlife Crisis: Facing life's choices in your 20s and 30s, is in 2003 gepubliseer. Zephany is haar sesde boek. Joanne woon saam met haar man en drie kinders in Kaapstad
Publication date: 2019-08-16
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“I saw my mommy walking to the court with a hoodie on and a scarf covering her face. She looked almost like someone that was poor. People were cursing at her… and that broke me. This is the woman who was there for me every day, making lunch for me and my friends when we came from school, and now here she is on television being called a criminal.”

The kidnapping of baby Zephany Nurse from the cot beside her mother's hospital bed made headline news. Desperate pleas from her parents to return her safely went unanswered. There was no trace of the baby. For 17 years, on her birthday, the Nurse family lit candles and hoped and prayed.
Living not far away from the Nurses, 17-year-old Miché Solomon had just started Matric. She had a boyfriend. She had devoted parents. She was thinking about the upcoming school dance and the dress her mother was going to make for her. She had no idea that a new girl at her school, who bore an uncanny resemblance to her, and a DNA test would shake her world to its foundations.

Miché is now 22. This is her story - for the first time in her own words. Told with astonishing maturity, honesty and compassion, it is also a story of what it means to love and be loved, and of claiming your identity.

About the author:
With an academic background in English and Psychology, Joanne Jowell began writing professionally at age 28. Her first book, Managing the Quarterlife Crisis: Facing life's choices in your 20s and 30s, was published in 2003. Joanne lives between the mountain and the sea in Cape Town with her husband and three children. Zephanyis her sixth book.
Publication date: 2019-08-13
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Their love story was one of the greatest of our times.
Ruth Williams was a middle-class Londoner who loved ballroom dancing and ice skating when she met Seretse Khama. He was chief designate of the most powerful tribe in Bechuanaland, today Botswana, on the borders of apartheid South Africa. Their union sparked outrage, fear and anger. Ruth's father barred her from their family home, she was hounded by the global media and shunned by white people in Seretse's village of Serowe. The couple was humiliated, tricked and eventually exiled to England. But, despite all these tribulations, their love triumphed over the politics and prejudice of the time.
This is the story Ruth Khama told well-known journalist and author Sue Grant-Marshall - the story of an extraordinary woman, who had the courage of her convictions in marrying the man she loved and accepting his country and people as her own.
Publication date: 2018-11-19
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You make me possible: The Love Letters of Karina M. Szczurek & André Brink
Novelist André Brink married Karina Szczurek when he was 71 and she was 29. They were together for 10 years before he died on a plane, beside her, high above Africa in February 2015.
Selected and edited by Karina M. Szczurek, the love letters between herself and the writer André Brink included in You Make Me Possible tell in detail the story of how they met in Austria in December 2004, fell in love, and decided to forge a future together. The intense correspondence which followed in the weeks after their fateful encounter recounts their courtship in words, revealing their initially unacknowledged attraction, their fears and longings, and writing a new world of recognition and togetherness into being. The letters chronicle the time between their first meeting and Karina's decision to relocate to South Africa to be with André in 2005 - a relationship which lasted until his death in 2015.
Publication date: 2018-08-15
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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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'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.
Publication date: 2018-04-11
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Ming-Cheau Lin's family emigrated to South Africa from Tainan, Taiwan when she was just three years old and stayed in Bloemfontein with a small East Asian community. Seen as an outsider, she struggled to understand her identity as a minority and immigrant and faced harsh realities of being 'yellow' in the western world in addition to the legacy of South Africa's history.After assimilating to the surrounding society, she is deemed 'not Asian enough' when she is unable to conform to the rules of first-generation Asian elders, yet too Asian for everyone else. Taiwanese or South African, teenager or rebel, creative or disappointment.. she shares her story and journeys to uncover the reasons why yellow people are treated the way they are in a space that doesn't recognise them as part of the population
Publication date: 2019-08-25
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From Shakespeare and Jane Austen to Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Toni Morrison, delve into more than 100 biographies of the world's greatest writers. Introduced with a stunning portrait of each featured novelist, playwright, or poet, biographical entries trace the friendships, loves, and rivalries that inspired each individual and influenced their work, revealing insights into the larger-than-life characters, plots, and evocative settings that they created. Lavishly illustrated with photographs and paintings of writers' homes, studies, and personal artefacts - along with pages from original manuscripts, first editions, and their correspondence - this book introduces the key ideas, themes, and literary techniques of each writer, revealing the imaginations and personalities behind some of the world's greatest novels, short stories, poems, and plays. With a foreword introduction by James Naughtie, and covering an eclectic range of authors from the Middle Ages to the present day, Writers provides a compelling glimpse of the lives and loves of each great writer.
Publication date: 2018-09-18
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Byna drie dekades het verloop sedert ek die pad met die Boereprofeet en sy visioene in 1990 begin stap het. Dit was van meet af 'n taai, opdraande stryd; maar dit was ook 'n heilsame pad, 'n pad besaai met wonderwerke. Want dit wat ek op daardie pad beleef het, is vir my net so 'n groot gebeurtenis as wat die ontdekking van die visioene self was. En op die pad het heelwat van ons volksgenote menige dag 'n hand uitgesteek om dit vir my gelyk te maak. U sal hulle in die loop van die verhaal ontmoet.
Omdat ek my nog voortdurend met Siener se gesigte besig hou, het ek intussen ook op heelparty visioene en verklarings afgekom wat vir ons 'n meer duideliker prentjie gee van belangrike gebeure wat nog moet plaasvind; lotsbepalende gebeurtenisse wat die Siener se profetiese toekoms vir ons ontsluit.
Publication date: 2019-11-25
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Toe sy vrou werk kry in Duitsland, besluit Deon Maas in ‟n oogwink om Berlyn toe te trek. In hierdie intellektueel stimulerende, dekadente stad voel hy hom op sekere maniere dadelik tuis - op ander nie. In die reis wat alle immigrante meemaak, ontdek hy meer oor homself en sy wortels terwyl hy sy voete in sy nuwe omgewing vind. Hy verwonder hom aan tipies Duitse gewoontes soos dat alle oorsese televisieprogramme (swak) oorgeklank word en dat die Duitsers hul sin vir ordelikheid op alles en almal afdwing. Op sy avonture ontmoet hy veganistiese anargiste, sokkerboewe, ‟n lid van ‟n satiriese Duitse politieke party en neem hy selfs aan ‟n protesoptog deel. Maas ontdek dat alles nie perfek werk in die Eerste Wêreld nie.
Publication date: 2019-02-20
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Deon Maas, television producer and author of fiendishly funny Witboy in Africa, joined the boatloads of migrants heading for Germany when opportunity struck. Faced with the choice to take all his life belongings along or sell it all, he opted for the latter. With a duffel bag and his four dogs, he left for the First World. Vibrant, decadent Berlin blew his mind but also left him at a loss for words. While trying to find his feet, he has to deal with obnoxious bureaucrats, nosy neighbours who are weary of foreigners and a construction worker who insists he speaks German. He marvels at German idiosyncrasies and is roped into his new world by vegan anarchists, football hooligans and graffiti artists.
Publication date: 2019-02-22
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Stefaans Coetzee was net 19 jaar oud toe hy op Oukersdag 'n bom in die Shoprite in Worcester geplant het. Vier mense - waarvan drie kinders - het dié dag gesterf en Stefaans se lewe het onherroeplik verander.
Hy is tot moordenaar veroordeel en vir 40 jaar tronk toe gestuur, maar in die tronk verander sy lewe dramaties en hy begin anders kyk na homself en die mense rondom hom.
Hy ontmoet vir “Oom Gene” (Eugene de Kock) wat hom begin bearbei om met sy slagoffers te versoen.
Ná 18 jaar word Stefaans op parool vrygelaat. Kort daarna vervul hy sy lewensdroom om die Comrades-marathon te voltooi. Hy doen dit ter ere aan die Worcester-slagoffers en oorhandig sy medalje aan een van dié mense as teken van berou en versoening.
Publication date: 2019-07-04
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9781770105560

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Winging It
Jonathan Kaplan's journey from World-Class Ref to Rookie Solo Dad

Jonathan Kaplan, celebrated international rugby referee and former world record-holder for most Test caps, had his fair share of challenging moments on the field. He was known for his commitment to fair play, ability to defuse tense situations, and courage in making difficult, and sometimes controversial, decisions. All this would stand JK in good stead and come back into play when, at the age of 47, he made two life-changing decisions.

The first was to blow his whistle for the last time and end his career as a professional rugby ref. The second was to become a parent - and a solo parent at that. This is the story of JK's decision to have a baby by surrogate, the two-year fertility process that followed, and the subsequent birth of his son Kaleb.Winging It draws on the insights of key role-players in JK's journey, including the extraordinary experience of the surrogate mother herself. Exchanging rucks for reflux, mauls for milk bottles, scrums for storks (and other stories about Kaleb's conception), this account of how JK navigates the choppy waters of parenthood is disarmingly frank and scrupulously honest. At times poignant and tender, and at others downright funny, this is a thoroughly contemporary take on what constitutes a family and how we dare to build one.
Publication date: 2018-05-31
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Wilhelmina: Kampkind op Java, is die merkwaardige ware verhaal van Will van Halewijn, haar moeder en twee jonger sussies tydens en net na die Tweede Wêreldoorlog.
Weens die resessie in Nederland word Will se vader gedwing om as skeepsbouer in Roemenië te gaan werk. Toe die oorlog uitbreek, moet die gesin vlug en so beland hulle in Soerabaja op die eiland Java in Indonesië. Aanvanklik is hulle betreklik veilig, maar nadat Japan die eiland beset het, word die vrouens in konsentrasiekampe opgeneem. Hier beleef hulle bykans ondraaglike ellende, maar hier bewys die Nederlandse vroue ook van watter stoffasie hulle gemaak is.

Die Van Halewijns oorleef die kampe en ook die Indonesiese burgeroorlog wat net na die oorlog uitbreek. Aanpassing na die oorlog is egter baie moeilik en die gesin emigreer uiteindelik na Suid-Afrika, waar Will haar ervarings aan die skryfster toevertrou het. En Mariël le Roux het daarvan 'n meesleurende verhaal gemaak: Die uiters moeilike omstandighede, die hartseer en ook die ligter oomblikke word in genoeg besonderhede geskets sodat 'n mens jou daarin kan inleef.
Publication date: 2007-10-01
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A daughter's tale of living in the thrall of her magnetic, complicated mother, and the chilling consequences of her complicity
Every time I fail to become more like my mother, I become more like me.

On a hot August night on Cape Cod, when Adrienne was 14, her mother Malabar woke her at midnight with five simple words that would set the course of both of their lives for years to come: Ben Souther just kissed me.

Adrienne instantly became her mother's confidante and helpmate, blossoming in the sudden light of her attention; from then on, Malabar came to rely on her daughter to help orchestrate what would become an epic affair with her husband's closest friend. The affair would have calamitous consequences for everyone involved, impacting Adrienne's life in profound ways, driving her into a doomed marriage of her own, and then into a deep depression. Only years later will she find the strength to embrace her life -- and her mother -- on her own terms.

This is a book about how the people close to us can break our hearts simply because they have access to them. It's about the lies we tell in order to justify the choices we make. It's about mothers and daughters and the nature of family. And ultimately, it's a story of resilience, a reminder that we need not be the parents our parents were to us; that moving forward is possible.
Publication date: 2019-10-16

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