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9781770107069

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

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Biography & Autobiography / Biografie & Outobiografie
R 290
As her 21st birthday approaches, Katy Ferreira has not left her bedroom for close on two years. In fact, she has not left her bed at 360 kilogrammes, she simply can't. Characterised by an indomitable spirit, Katy tries to make the best of a bad situation. She does the crossword in the Herald newspaper her mother brings home, consumes the food she craves, biscuits, pies, doughnuts, litres of fizzy drinks, and waits in hope for insulin and a solution to her plight. To pass the time she begins to compile her own crossword in one of the Croxley notebooks that have been unused since she dropped out of school. Within each cryptic clue is a message, an attempt to explain how it feels to be 'the fat girl', how taking comfort in sweet things as a grieving and lonely child escalated into a deadly relationship with food and a psychological and physical disease. The process triggers splintered memories of dark family secrets and hints of culpability. As Katy finds her voice quirky, macabre, devastatingly astute and viciously funny at times the notebooks fill up. Not to Mention is part diary, part memoir, part love-hate letter to the mother who fuelled her daughter's addiction as steadily as the world ostracised her. The destructive power of shame and society's harsh judgement of people who are 'different' is matched by the immense courage of a young woman who is determined to be heard.
Publication date: 2020-08-25
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9781409187394

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

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Biography & Autobiography / Biografie & Outobiografie
R 215
Educated meets Nickel and Dimed in Stephanie Land's memoir about working as a maid. A beautiful and gritty exploration of poverty in the western world. Includes a foreword by international bestelling author Barbara Ehrenreich. 'My daughter learned to walk in a homeless shelter.' As a struggling single mum, determined to keep a roof over her daughter's head, Stephanie Land worked for years as a maid, working long hours in order to provide for her small family. In Maid, she reveals the dark truth of what it takes to survive and thrive in today's inequitable society. As she worked hard to climb her way out of poverty as a single parent, scrubbing the toilets of the wealthy, navigating domestic labour jobs as a cleaner whilst also juggling higher education, assisted housing, and a tangled web of government assistance, Stephanie wrote. She wrote the true stories that weren't being told. The stories of the overworked and underpaid. Written in honest, heart-rending prose and with great insight, Maid explores the underbelly of the upper-middle classes and the reality of what it's like to be in service to them. 'I'd become a nameless ghost,' Stephanie writes. With this book, she gives voice to the 'servant' worker, those who fight daily to scramble and scrape by for their own lives and the lives of their children.
Publication date: 2020-08-15
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9780795709838

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

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Biography & Autobiography / Biografie & Outobiografie
R 310
Xoliswa Nduneni-Ngema loved the theatre and dreamed of being an actress. She soon discovered that acting wasn't for her - managing productions was. She meets rising-star, Mbongeni Ngema and they marry.  

As his success grows, they start a company that births the hit Sarafina! But beneath the stardom, Xoliswa experiences constant abuse.  

With Fred Khumalo, she tells her powerful story.
Publication date: 2020-08-14
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9780008424114

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

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Biography & Autobiography / Biografie & Outobiografie
R 340
When news of the budding romance between a beloved English prince and an American actress broke, it captured the world's attention and sparked an international media frenzy. But while the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have continued to make headlines from their engagement, wedding, and birth of their son Archie to their unprecedented decision to step back from their royal lives few know the true story of Harry and Meghan. For the very first time, FINDING FREEDOM goes beyond the headlines to reveal unknown details of Harry and Meghan's life together, dispelling the many rumours and misconceptions that plague the couple on both sides of the pond. As members of the select group of reporters that cover the British Royal Family and their engagements, Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand have witnessed the young couple's lives as few outsiders can. With unique access and written with the participation of those closest to the couple, FINDING FREEDOM is an honest, up-close, and disarming portrait of a confident, influential, and forward-thinking couple who are unafraid to break with tradition, determined to create a new path away from the spotlight, and dedicated to building a humanitarian legacy that will make a profound difference in the world.
Publication date: 2020-08-11
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9781990931598

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

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Biography & Autobiography / Biografie & Outobiografie
R 275
In 2016 Richard Wright was confronted with a diagnosis of rare pituitary cancer - a disease about which little is known, other than that it is almost invariably terminal. In attempting to deal with this bleak knowledge Richard defined what mattered most in his life - his true purpose - which was ensuring that his two young daughters would not have to grow up without their dad.
Understanding his life purpose, he focused on overcoming the seemingly insurmountable challenges and obstacles that faced him, using the sheer power of his mind. Ongoing research into what the human mind is capable of, and sheer grit and determination, enabled him to complete four full Ironman races while undergoing harsh cancer treatment, with his daughters cheering him on. It wasn't easy and he had to dig deep to overcome setbacks and disappointments, but he never gave up. Instead, he found the strength - and the freedom - to speak his truth and to become the most authentic version of himself possible.

Richard's story, told with raw honesty, humility and humour, provides proof that discomfort sparks outrageous achievement, especially when linked to our sense of purpose. It is a profound story of passion and endurance but, above all, it is a story that will resonate deeply for every one of us, whatever our life circumstances, revealing learnings that challenge us to think differently about our purpose in life.

The Power of Purpose is an unforgettable account of one man's indomitable will to overcome crippling adversity. Its power will remain with you long after you have turned the last page.
Publication date: 2020-07-15
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9781529359107

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

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Biography & Autobiography / Biografie & Outobiografie
R 240
The remarkable life of Lady in Waiting to Princess Margaret who was also a Maid of Honour at the Queen's Coronation. Anne Glenconner reveals the real events behind The Crown as well as her own life of drama, tragedy and courage, with the wonderful wit and extraordinary resilience which define her. Anne Glenconner has been close to the Royal Family since childhood. Eldest child of the 5th Earl of Leicester, she was, as a daughter, described as 'the greatest disappointment' by her family as she was unable to inherit. Her childhood home Holkham Hall is one of the grandest estates in England. Bordering Sandringham the Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret were frequent playmates. From Maid of Honour at the Queen's Coronation to Lady in Waiting to Princess Margaret, Lady Glenconner is a unique witness to royal history, as well as an extraordinary survivor of a generation of aristocratic women trapped without inheritance and burdened with social expectations. She married the charismatic but highly volatile Colin Tennant, Lord Glenconner, who became the owner of Mustique. Together they turned the island into a paradise for the rich and famous, including Mick Jagger and David Bowie, and it became a favourite retreat for Princess Margaret. But beneath the glitz and glamour there has also lurked tragedy. On Lord Glenconner's death in 2010 he left his fortune to a former employee. And of their five children, two grown-up sons died, while a third son had to be nursed back from a coma by Anne, after having suffered a near fatal accident. Anne Glenconner writes with extraordinary wit, generosity and courage and she exposes what life was like in her gilded cage, revealing the role of her great friendship with Princess Margaret, and the freedom she can now finally enjoy in later life.
Publication date: 2020-07-15
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9780795709807

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

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Biography & Autobiography / Biografie & Outobiografie
R 295
In the 1920s, Bronwyn Davids' great-grandpa Joe McBain built their family home in Lansdowne. In this memoir, Davids vibrantly recreates life lived in this house for generations.     
Set against the background of apartheid forced removals, this is a charming and authentically South African family story that will stay with you.
Publication date: 2020-07-10
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9781928420910

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

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Biography & Autobiography / Biografie & Outobiografie
R 250
In the tradition of Smacked, this no-holds-barred account of Melinda Ferguson's life after drugs brilliantly reveals the slippery slope of returning to the toxic behaviour that led her to use in the first place. Provocative, challenging and darkly humorous, Hooked is  about returning to dangerous places and bravely coming back from the brink.
Publication date: 2020-07-10
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9781928420941

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

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Biography & Autobiography / Biografie & Outobiografie
R 250
Hooked on heroin and crack cocaine, Melinda Ferguson plummets into a devastating rock bottom as she finds herself trawling the streets of Hillbrow, Johannesburg, desperate for her next fix. Smacked is a tale of earth-shattering loss and miraculous redemption.
Publication date: 2020-07-05
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9780620585156

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

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Biography & Autobiography / Biografie & Outobiografie
R 260
Dertig jaar gelede het 'n terloopse opmerking in 'n radio-onderhoud vir omroeper Friedel Hansen 'n leidraad na die ware karakter van Eugene Nielen Marais - volksdigter, natuurwetenskaplike, wereldburger - gegee.
Die inligting het gelei tot meer vrae en die weer tot meer feite. Dit was die begin van 'n driedekadelange intellektuele reis deur die kronkelende en soms duister doolhof agter die mites en legendes van die man wat vir die wereld 'Winternag' gegee het. Karakters waarvan ons skaars kennis het word mylpaalfigure in hierdie vertelling, veral die vroue, waarvan die grootste raaisel wentel om die beroemdste en uitspattigste skrywer van haar tyd.
'Die Handdruk van die Dood' plaas Eugene marais waar hy hoort: as 'n eiesoortige produk van sy tyd en die wereld waarin hy geleef het. Hierdie boek is 'n onbevange, eerlike en tog deernisvolle ondersoek na die ware aard van 'n onvolkome genie.
Publication date: 2020-07-02
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9780624089735

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

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Biography & Autobiography / Biografie & Outobiografie
R 315
Ná 40 jaar se rock 'n roll in Afrikaans vertel die legendariese Anton Goosen nou sy volle verhaal, soos neergepen deur die bekroonde joernalis Hanlie Retief. 
Die vader van Afrikaanse rock skryf oor sy grootwordjare in die Vrystaat, sukses en roem, sy lewe op die langpad, die Musiek-en-Liriek-era, die hoogtepunte en teleurstellings langs die pad.
Aangrypend, eerlik en vol humor: Dit is die lewe van Anton Goosen. 'n Lewe teen die stroom op.
Publication date: 2020-07-01
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9781485310464

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

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Biography & Autobiography / Biografie & Outobiografie
R 265
Die vyfde mevrou Brink is Karina M. Szczurek se memoir van haar lewe voor, tydens en ná haar huwelik met André P. Brink. Die Pools gebore Karina was sewe-en-twintig toe sy dié bekroonde skrywer, twee-en-veertig jaar ouer as sy, ontmoet het en hulle daarna 'n dekade lank bymekaar was. Sy skryf oor hulle verhouding: van die eerste ontmoeting in Wene, Oostenryk, haar verhuising oor vastelande heen om by hom te wees in Kaapstad, hoe sy standvastigheid in hulle huwelik gevind het, tot hoe sy uiteindelik die uitdagings van André se kwynende gesondheid in die laaste paar jare van sy lewe moes hanteer.

Hierdie openhartige vertelling is die verhaal van twee skrywersgeeste - 'n huldeblyk aan 'n huwelik wat tragies kortgeknip is, maar ook aan 'n liefde wat 'n leeftyd sal hou.
Publication date: 2020-07-01
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9781928421269

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

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Biography & Autobiography / Biografie & Outobiografie
R 295
Sentenced to Lockdown, 40 South African writers get together in a virtual Corona Collective, to pen The Lockdown Collection, trying to make sense of a panicked world, held hostage by a virus. Powerfully visceral, this historical gem includes a list of South Africa's most celebrated writers, thinkers, and disruptors, brilliantly capturing the emotional, the political, the spiritual, the humorous, and 'imagined' effects of a global pandemic.
'I jotted down a list of dream authors and decided to take my chances to see whether a few of them would agree to go on this crazy venture with me,' says maverick publisher, compiler Melinda Ferguson. Turns out all 40 of them did.
The Lockdown Collection, selected from the best of the two hit ebooks Lockdown and Lockdown Extended, launched during the first four weeks of lockdown, as well as a burst of new material, includes works by Sisonke Msimang, Lebo Mashile, Fred Khumalo, Richard Pithouse, Pumla Dineo Gqola, and Marianne Thamm.
Publication date: 2020-06-26
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9780796322302

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

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Biography & Autobiography / Biografie & Outobiografie
R 240
Mia en haar gesin gaan hou vakansie in Stellenbosch. Die gesin is in 'n motorongeluk waarin Mia sterf. Hierdie ware verhaal gaan oor hoe haar ma, Mariska, haar pyn en hartseer verwerk en haarself vergewe. Maar ook oor nuwe lewe en jou lewe se herstel en terugbymekaar probeer kry na die dood van jou kind. Daar is ook 'n laaste hoofstuk deur Braam Klopper (pastorale terapeut wat spesialiseer in rou) om hoop en afsluiting te gee.
Publication date: 2020-06-19
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9781911610410

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

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Biography & Autobiography / Biografie & Outobiografie
R 135
The iconic leader who 'mobilized the English language and sent it to battle'. Churchill's life and political career were certainly long and colourful: he travelled the world, fought in the Boer War, and oversaw the disastrous Gallipoli campaign during the First World War. But it was during the Second World War that this natural leader's qualities of grit, dogged determination and perseverance truly came to the fore as he led the nation to victory. Churchill's rallying speeches made him one of the world's greatest orators, while his acerbic wit was legendary. Readers will delight in finding the best of this illustrious Briton's words in one handy, pocket-sized volume. 'Never give in - never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.' Speech given at Harrow School for boys, London, October 1941. 'I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.' Said on his 75th birthday, 30th November 1949.
Publication date: 2020-06-15

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