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9781526635167

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R 385
'Biden has overcome unimaginable tribulation, multiple presidential primary humiliations, a potentially crippling speech impediment and his own mediocrity. Now he carries the hopes of billions upon his shoulders'
- Sunday Times

The new biography of President-elect Joe Biden by National Book Award winner and New Yorker staff writer Evan Osnos

President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. has been called both the luckiest man and the unluckiest - fortunate to have sustained a fifty-¬year political career that reached the White House, but also marked by deep personal losses that he has suffered.

Yet even as Biden's life has been shaped by drama, it has also been powered by a willingness, rare at the top ranks of politics, to confront his shortcomings, errors and reversals of fortune. His trials have forged in him a deep empathy for others in hardship an essential quality as he addresses a nation at its most dire hour in decades.

Blending up¬close journalism and broader context, Evan Osnos illuminates Biden's life and captures the characters and meaning of an extraordinary presidential election. He draws on lengthy interviews with Biden and on revealing conversations with more than a hundred others, including President Barack Obama, Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, and a range of progressive activists, advisers, opponents, and Biden family members.

In this nuanced portrait, Biden emerges as flawed, yet resolute, and tempered by the flame of tragedy - a man who just may be uncannily suited for his moment in history.


'Treads back along the trail of horrendous tragedies, dashed hopes and dramatic implosions that preceded Biden's improbable third run at the presidency . . . It is impossible to come away from Osnos's biography without a sense of awe at what Biden has overcome to arrive at this point'

- Guardian

'Osnos, who has been writing about Biden for years for the New Yorker, believes Biden could be more radical in office than people who have tracked his career might believe . . . A beautifully written short volume'

- Financial Times
Publication date: 2020-12-10
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9781776191055

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

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R 300
In April 2017 Pravin Gordan addressed a packed audience in St George's Cathedral in Cape Town. It was a week after President Jacob Zuma had fired him as Finance Minister, a move that signalled South Africa had been well and truly captured. Gordhan urged the crowd not to give up hope and to 'join the dots' in understanding what was taking place. At this moment he became a moral authority to many, someone who could fight the corruption.

Seasoned journalists Jonathan Ancer and Chris Whitfield take a magnifying glass to someone at the centre of South Africa's most tumultuous period and try to understand the man behind the public image. They go back to Durban in 1949 when Gordhan was born, tracing the significant events and influences that shaped his life and prompted him to become involved in politics as a pharmacy student at the University of Durban-Westville.

Ancer and Whitfield have interviewed close former activists to build a picture of his time in the underground and the role he played in the struggle including his detention and torture. It was during this time he worked closely with Zuma, the man who would, on the back of a bogus intelligence report, fire him as finance minister.

The book will examine why Gordhan has been dragged into major controversies like the rogue unit saga, the intelligence report and other smears against him. President Cyril Ramaphosa's right-hand man has made many enemies: public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, Julius Malema and Ace Magashule to name a few.

Joining the Dots is an in-depth and satisfying read about a man who has been at the centre of South African public life.

Jonathan Ancer is an award-winning journalist who has worked as a reporter at The Star, a features writer for magazines, and a crossword columnist. This is his fourth book. Chris Whitfield has been a journalist for 40 years and is a former editor of the the Cape Times, the Cape Argus, the Weekend Argus and acting editor of The Witness and the Daily Sun. Prior to becoming an editor he was a political correspondent for The Star. This is his third book. Both are based in Cape Town.
Publication date: 2021-09-17
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9781776191697

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R 350
Jonathan Ball, the founder of Jonathan Ball Publishers, died on 3 April 2021 after a short illness. This collection of essays, commissioned in tribute to him, is edited by Michele Magwood.
Jonathan Ball left a deep impression on many different people in different ways. The forty or so essays reflect the many facets of Jonathan. The chapter headings would read husband, father, businessman, friend, brother, colleague. But it is in the subheads that we begin to understand the shape of him: publisher extraordinaire, history expert, gourmand, liberal thinker, suitor, philosemite and so on.

It cannot be exaggerated how deep an imprint Jonathan has left on the political and cultural life of South Africa, too. The shelves of Jonathan Ball Publishers are weighted with serious history and biographies of eminent figures, with books that other publishers didn't have the boldness, the sheer guts, to take on. But there are many smaller, more finespun stories that tell us too who we are as a people and as a nation.
Publication date: 2021-06-15
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9781928420484

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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Biography & Autobiography / Biografie & Outobiografie
R 260
Lenerd Louw shares his journey of learning and awakening.
Jump is a book about Lenerd Louw's experiences including his playboy lifestyle in Cape Town, the difficulty and confusion when a massive internal shift occurred in him, the decision to walk away from it all, starting the outer journey all around the world whilst doing the tough deep inner journey at the same time. It includes his two-year period of celibacy at the start of his travels, his travels to fascinating places and his learnings at each place. It's a story of personal expansion and awakening, of surrender, of trust and of transformation.

He sees the same shift now happening to many people around him, be it ex colleagues, friends or new people he has met. He feels a calling to share his journey. The book is one way of doing that!
Publication date: 2019-05-31
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9781776190843

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R 275
One of the greats of South African rugby shares the many layers of his colourful and eventful life. From rugby legend to businessman, wine farmer, cultural custodian, musician, father and grandfather, Schalk Burger's memoir is an intensely personal and honest journey of the triumphs and hardships that have shaped the life of a much-loved South African.
Burger is a storyteller extraordinaire and he'll have you snorting into your beer as you read about run-ins with officialdom, fisticuffs on the field, how he became the first white Springbok selected from a Coloured team, and the day Cheeky Watson asked to wash his feet.

This is a glimpse into the life and times of one of the country's most recognised figures, and told in the stories of the many lives that intersected with his. “Who am I, and how do I live? That is something this story will bring out of me.”
Publication date: 2021-05-18
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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Biography & Autobiography / Biografie & Outobiografie
R 355
In Justice, Cameron explains and defends the role of the law in South Africa's continuing transition. He draws on his own life experience - of poverty, of a youth spent in a children's home, of his differentness and of stigma - to illustrate the power and the limitations of the law. Cameron argues his case that the Constitution offers South Africans our best chance for a just society.
Publication date: 2013-03-01
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9780624091547

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

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Biography & Autobiography / Biografie & Outobiografie
R 365
Born into privilege in the 1930s. At Crown Mines, Johannesburg, she grew up in a gated compound for the mining elite. Yet she soon became aware of the harshness of the lives of the men in the barracks behind the fence. At Fort Hare she studied under ZK Matthews. Politically active, she was detained as the 1976 revolt rocked South Africa.
'A riveting account of activism, courage and values, all within a journey of conscious living' - Zanele Mbeki
Publication date: 2020-11-05
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9780620351133

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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Biography & Autobiography / Biografie & Outobiografie
R 160
Lees oor Lidia Theron se pad na aanvaarding van haar gay dogter.
Die ware verhaal van 'n ma se stryd om met onvoorwaardelike liefde te aanvaar dat haar kind gay is.

Dit is my wens dat die lees van hierdie boek vir ander gesinne in soortgelyke omstandighede hoop sal gee,' sê die skrywer, Lidia Theron.
Publication date: 2005-11-01
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9781869190873

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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Biography & Autobiography / Biografie & Outobiografie
R 170
'Die Kalahari los jou nooit. Want jy gee nie jou hart vir hom nie, hy vat dit self en hy roep jou met baie stemme na hom toe terug,' skryf W.D. Kotzé in sy derde versameling herinneringe aan die Kalahari.
Publication date: 2005-12-01
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9781919825847

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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Biography & Autobiography / Biografie & Outobiografie
R 170
Kotzé loop met hierdie bundel herinneringe op sy kinderspore terug na die dorre noorde en sy mense, 'n lieflinghond wat in die duinestrate agterbly, 'n verharde pa, ontbering en uiteindelik: liefde.

Ons sien nie springbokke onder in die straat wei nie, ook nie swart karakoele wat in die blinkaargras loop nie want daar is niks. Net die droogte se spore op die rooi sand.

'Dit moet pragtig wees as die strate vol wuiwende gras staan en die duine groen is,' sê Alice.
Publication date: 2007-12-01
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9781485312079

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

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Biography & Autobiography / Biografie & Outobiografie
R 295
In Kambrokind deel F.A. Venter sy jeugherinneringe vanaf sy voorskoolse jare tot op universiteit. Op boeiende wyse vertel Venter hoe hy die Karoo se sagte én harde kant leer ken. Hy kon homself wees in die veld en sy gedagtes vrye teuels gee, maar hy het ook die wreedheid van droogtes en siektes en die lang trekpad met skaap na beter weiding ervaar.
Op skool het sekere onderwysers hom ontvanklik gemaak vir die wêreld van boeke en oordenking en het dit hom gedryf om hard te werk sodat hy met 'n studielening en twee pakke klere kon gaan studeer aan die Universiteit van Stellenbosch.

OOR DIE OUTEUR
Francois Alwyn (Frans) Venter (1916-1997) gaan skool op Strydenburg en Hopetown en studeer later letterkunde aan die Universiteit van Stellenbosch. Vanaf 1938 is hy joernalis totdat hy as enigste seun hom in 1959 op die familieplaas, Constantia, vestig. Hy ontvang die Hertzogprys vir Prosa in 1976.
Publication date: 2021-02-08
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9781776094158

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

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Biography & Autobiography / Biografie & Outobiografie
R 290
Weinig mense spit diep in hulle spaargeld in, sluit hulle huis en klim vir drie maande van afsondering op 'n kanaalboot in die verre Engeland. Op hul eie. Sonder ervaring. Sonder 'n bootliksens. Sonder die voorwete dat alles goed sal afloop. Annelie en die ou gryse het besluit om die kanaalpad te vat en reg in die snerpende winter in te vaar. Om te toets wat hulle ná vier-en-veertig jaar van saamwees in mekaar oorhet. Om te besin oor die roete van die allerlaaste vyftien sterkerige jare wat dálk voorlê. Om herinneringe te vergaar vir die stil dae op die ouetehuisstoep. En om mekaar vergifnis te gee vir sovele sondes.

Min sou hulle kon voorsien dat die reis van hosannas ook 'n reis van tappende ontberings en rasperende emosies sou wees. En dat hulle meer as een maal die boot wou verlaat en die kinders bel om hulle te kom haal. Maar tot op die een-en-neëntigste dag het hulle vasgehou aan die idille. En aan mekaar.
Publication date: 2019-10-04
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9780799384819

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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Biography & Autobiography / Biografie & Outobiografie
R 290
Die oorlewingstog van 'n dapper vrou
“ ʼn Kale vlakte waar my regterbors eens was. Ek maak my oë toe en laat my brein toe om te proe aan hierdie monumentale ding. Kanker schmanker, besluit ek. Ek is nog net soveel vrou soos voor die operasie. My vroulikheid het toe al die tyd nie in my bors gesit nie. Dit sit in my kop, in my hart, in daardie onmeetbare, onaantasbare iets wat die gees genoem word.”
In hierdie aangrypende boek deel die bekende spanningsverhaalskrywer Madelein Rust die intiemste besonderhede van haar reis met borskanker. Dit is ʼn brutaal eerlike vertelling wat haar belewenis van die siekte met patos en humor uitbeeld. Lesers verkry ʼn eiesoortige blik op die fisieke ervarings van borskankerstryders sowel as die ewig veranderende binnewêreld van dié wat teen die siekte veg.
Kanker schmanker! rus borskankerstryders toe met inligting wat nie altyd geredelik beskikbaar is nie en help hul geliefdes om die reis met kanker beter te verstaan. Dit is ʼn boek van hoop en triomf wat die leser hardop laat huil en laat lag. Dis 'n verhaal vir elkeen van ons wat ʼn stryd van enige aard stry.
Publication date: 2019-03-07
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9780500025123

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

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Biography & Autobiography / Biografie & Outobiografie
R 740
A revelatory biography of Karl Lagerfeld, introducing readers to the public and private life of the charismatic designer 'It starts with me and it ends with me.' Karl Lagerfeld stylized himself into a living logo and a myth of the fashion world. In Karl Lagerfeld, journalist Alfons Kaiser, who knew Lagerfeld personally for many years, introduces readers to the public and private life of the charismatic fashion designer. Kaiser explores the many eras of Lagerfeld's life: the youthful outsider in the north German flatlands; the urbane genius in Paris; the tireless draftsman; the enthusiastic photographer; the passionate book collector; and the disciplined Prussian workaholic. What is behind this larger-than-life figure who, despite a massively public persona, kept his own life story a secret? Drawing from many previously untapped sources, this biography investigates the man behind the persona: the precocious boy who preferred to draw in the attic than play with his peers; the son who quarreled with his parents but never got away from them; Yves Saint Laurent's competitor, whom he outshone in the end; the brother, uncle, friend-and finally the partner of Jacques de Bascher, the great love of his life.
Publication date: 2022-04-30
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9780798180450

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

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Biography & Autobiography / Biografie & Outobiografie
R 310
Influencers dominate social media. This book is not only a personal journey filled with overcoming challenges, but also inspires anyone to go after their dreams, whether it's an entrepreneurial adventure or just to curate a lifestyle that excites you every morning. A story that weaves biography and business tips through a journey from humble beginnings in Soweto and eventually finds Kefilwe visiting the fashion capital of the world, Milan!
Publication date: 2020-05-15

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