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9781444769586

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

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Biography & Autobiography / Biografie & Outobiografie
R 335
This is a new and updated edition of a book which was a major bestseller in the UK in 2004. The author met Prince Philip some forty years ago when they were jointly engaged in charity work, and they became firm friends. Building upon Gyles Brandreth's acclaimed 2004 book, this extraordinary account is fully revised, presenting new information about the last twenty years alongside previously unpublished royal correspondence. This is the story of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh - the longest-serving consort to the longest-reigning sovereign in British history. It is an extraordinary story, told with unique insight and authority by an author who knew the prince for more than forty years. Philip - elusive, complex, controversial, challenging, often humorous, sometimes irascible - is the man Elizabeth II once described as her 'constant strength and guide'. Who was he? What was he really like? What is the truth about those 'gaffes' and the rumours of affairs? This is the final portrait of an unexpected and often much-misunderstood figure. It is also the portrait of a remarkable marriage that endured for more than seventy years. Philip and Elizabeth were both royal by birth, both great-great-grandchildren of Queen Victoria, but, in temperament and upbringing, they were two very different people. The Queen's childhood was loving and secure, the Duke's was turbulent; his grandfather assassinated, his father arrested, his family exiled, his parents separated when he was only ten. Elizabeth and Philip met as cousins in the 1930s. They married in 1947, aged twenty-one and twenty-six. Philip: The Final Portrait tells the story of two contrasting lives, assesses the Duke of Edinburgh's character and achievement, and explores the nature of his relationships with his wife, his children and their families - and with the press and public and those at court who were suspicious of him in the early days. This is a powerful, revealing and, ultimately, moving account of a long life and a remarkable royal partnership.
Publication date: 2021-05-15
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9780624086918

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

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Biography & Autobiography / Biografie & Outobiografie
R 315
'This is Pieter-Dirk Uys unpowdered. No props, no false eyelashes, no high heels …' South African icon Pieter-Dirk Uys has been on stage over 7 000 times. In this funny and tender memoir, Uys reveals the person behind the persona. We meet his forbidding, musically driven Afrikaner father, his brilliant but troubled mother, and Sannie Abader, his Cape Flats ma who raised him in Pinelands, Cape Town. Filled with photographs from the family album and 40 years of satire, The Echo of a Noise also features Pieter's Paarlse ouma, his strudel-baking German Oma, his devotion to Sophia Loren, the invention of Evita Bezuidenhout, and the joys and sorrows of a remarkable life.
Publication date: 2018-10-15
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9780624086949

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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Biography & Autobiography / Biografie & Outobiografie
R 315
“Dit is Pieter-Dirk Uys sonder die grimering! Sonder rekwisiete, vals wimpers of hoë hakke …” Met meer as 7 000 verhoogoptredes op sy kapstok is Pieter-Dirk Uys volksbesit. In Weerklink van 'n wanklank, sy skreeusnaakse, roerende memoires, tree die mens agter die ikoon te voorskyn. Ons leer ken sy moeilike, musikaal-gedrewe pa, sy briljante, geheimsinnige ma, sy suster, die pianis-wonderkind, en Sannie Abader, “Pietertjie” se Kaapse Vlakte-ma. Dan is daar sy Paarlse ouma wat hom neem om by die Verwoerds te gaan kuier, sy ander Oma en haar onverbeterlike strudel, sy vriendskap met Sophia Loren, die geboorte van Evita Bezuidenhout, en die vreugdes en hartseer van 'n merkwaardige lewe.
Publication date: 2018-10-15
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9781776190959

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

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Biography & Autobiography / Biografie & Outobiografie
R 300
Poli Poli is a remarkable history that speaks to African identity, close family bonds, belonging, struggle and sacrifice, women's rights, and femininity, and is written with the lyricism and transporting detail of one of the country's greatest wordsmiths.
Barbara Masekela powerfully conveys the realities of life under apartheid and illustrates the features and characteristics of life in a coal mining location like KwaGuqa in the forties, Alexandra township in the fifties, and one of the oldest girls-only schools in Kwazulu-Natal, Inanda Seminary. The memoir follows her grandmother, a beer brewer and seller who lived through the immediate aftermath of the South African War; her professional parents' hard work and determination at a time when the state worked to shut doors for black people and their efforts to secure opportunities and safety for their children; Barbara's short university stint in Lesotho and her going into exile to Ghana in 1963.
Poli Poli tells the story of an extraordinary South African and the lesser-known social history of people, families, communities, and places.

BARBARA MOSIMA JOYCE MASEKELA (born 18 July 1941) is a South African poet, educator, mother, and activist. Masekela served as ambassador to the United States and France, and has held various executive and non-executive directorships, including director of the Standard Bank of South Africa, the South African Broadcasting Corporation and De Beers. Barbara Masekela lives in Johannesburg.
Publication date: 2021-08-26
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9781485310624

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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Biography & Autobiography / Biografie & Outobiografie
R 190
Marié Blomerus is ʼn bekroonde digter en skrywer. Haar herinneringe, vlugtige indrukke en woordprentjies vorm ʼn geheel rondom enkele temas: Namibië, die skrywer se aantreklike, eksentrieke familielede en haar jeug - tydstippe in haar lewe, sy dit in Namibië of Johannesburg, Pretoria of die Boland en haar reise in die vreemde. Daar is onweerstaanbare beskrywings van plekke en name, lieflike prosa soos die volgende: “Byna net soos by David Livingstone is verkenning in Schmelen se bloed en hy skaf ʼn poenskop-os, ʼn geweer en ʼn velkaros aan. Sy klere raak deurgedra en hy begin sy klere van velle maak. Die karos gebruik hy bedags as saal vir die os en snags as ʼn kombers.” Daar is fassinerende stukkies geskiedenis, woordbeelde van haar Oupa Suidwes, soos ʼn skraal koning in die veld, haar boheemse tannie Dora, haar mooie ma en ʼn familie wat saamsing en dans en graag lag. Daar is onvergeetlike reisbeskrywings en besinnings. Haar humorsin, nuuskierigheid en talent vir verwondering is tydloos.
Publication date: 2019-09-02
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9780753554388

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

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Biography & Autobiography / Biografie & Outobiografie
R 350
Join the race to drive the future
Can a startup conquer the biggest and most entrenched industry in the global economy?
The petrol car transformed our lives, both as a lifestyle object and a means of transport. It created a new economy and changed the design of our cities, but also led to pollution, congestion and climate change. Electric cars are the next frontier that could save the industry- but will they ever be good enough?
Few people are crazy or ambitious enough to enter the automobile market from scratch - with infamously thin profit margins that require massive scale, against gigantic incumbent companies with global platforms that have been around for over a century. But Elon Musk likes a challenge.
Tesla silenced their doubters early on by doing the impossible and creating a luxury electric sportscar, but now they face the biggest trial yet: delivering and manufacturing an affordable electric family car to the masses - the Tesla Model 3. This is the car they've been promising since the start, the £30k electric car that will change the market forever. Hundreds of thousands have been pre-ordered, and are due to deliver around the world. Success would transform how we travel, bring massive environmental benefits and the potential to fast-track the self-driving car revolution. But amid high-profile resignations at the company, profit warnings and late-night twitterstorms, can Elon Musk and Tesla meet demand and deliver what they've promised?
A fascinating, insider business story of one of the most talked-about companies in the world, BLIND CORNER will put you in the driving seat as Tesla and Elon Musk face the race of their lives.
Publication date: 2021-08-05
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9781869192525

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

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Biography & Autobiography / Biografie & Outobiografie
R 195
Koos Prinsloo, wat in 1994 in die ouderdom van 37 jaar oorlede is, kan met reg as 'n James Dean van die Afrikaanse letterkunde beskou word: 'n ikoniese figuur wat te vinnig, te gevaarlik geleef en te vroeg gesterf het. Byna drie dekades ná die verskyning van sy eerste bundel en vyftien jaar ná sy dood, eggo sy stem steeds oor die grense van sy tyd en oeuvre heen - en dis in hierdie weerklank wat die toneelstuk Prinsloo versus gestalte vind.
Prinsloo versus is nie 'n elegie aan Koos nie, maar die postmoderne vergestalting van 'n persoonlike tragedie, uitgespeel op private en openbare; persoonlike en artistieke slagvelde. Dis 'n veelvlakkige collage oor 'n kunstenaar wie se lewe en werk kwalik met 'n suikerlagie bedek kon word; wat gerebelleer het teen 'n patriargale kultuur en 'n diep weersin in alle vorme van outoriteit getoon het.
Soos 'n briefskrywer in die Burger van 24 Oktober 2003 op die eerste vertoning van die stuk gereageer het: 'Ek kon nie anders as om te dink dat Koos, waar hy ook al is, met 'n sardoniese glimlaggie sit en kyk na dié stuk nie.'

OOR DIE OUTEUR
Adriaan Meyer se Prinsloo Versus is by 2004 se Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees met 'n Jong Kanna vir Beste Prestasie in Studenteteater bekroon. Hy het 'n honneursgraad in Drama van die Universiteit van Stellenbosch en het reeds meer as twaalf verhoogproduksies op sy kerfstok.
Publication date: 2009-11-01
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9781509890088

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

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Biography & Autobiography / Biografie & Outobiografie
R 220
The international #1 bestselling memoir about the year that would forever change both a family and a country.
In November 2014, thirteen members of the Biden family gathered for their traditional Thanksgiving celebration. But this year felt different from previous. Joe and Jill Biden's eldest son, Beau, had been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour fifteen months earlier, and his survival was uncertain. 'Promise me, Dad,' Beau had told his father. 'Give me your word that no matter what happens, you're going to be all right.' Joe Biden gave him his word.

Promise Me, Dad chronicles the year that followed, which would be the most momentous and challenging in Joe Biden's extraordinary life and career. Vice President Biden travelled more than a hundred thousand miles that year, across the world, dealing with crises in Ukraine, Central America and Iraq. While Beau fought for, and then lost his life, the Vice President balanced the twin imperatives of living up to his responsibilities to his country and his responsibilities to his family, while contemplating the insistent and urgent question of whether he should seek the presidency in 2016. Even in the worst times, Biden was able to lean on the strength of his long, deep bonds with his family, on his faith, and on his deepening friendship with the man in the Oval Office, Barack Obama.

Promise Me, Dad is a story of how family and friendships sustain us and how hope, purpose and action can guide us through the pain of personal loss into the light of a new future.
Publication date: 2018-11-01
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9781784165918

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

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Biography & Autobiography / Biografie & Outobiografie
R 240
Black Lives Matter began as a hashtag when Alicia Garza wrote what she calls 'a love letter to Black people' on Facebook. But hashtags don't build movements, she tells us. People do. Interwoven with Garza's experience of life as a Black woman, The Purpose of Power is the story of how she responded to the persistent message that Black lives are of less value than white lives by galvanizing people to create change. It's an insight into grass roots organizing to deliver basic needs - affordable housing, workplace protections, access to good education - to those locked out of the economy by racism. It is an attempt not only to make sense of where Black Lives Matter came from but also to understand the possibilities that Black Lives Matter and movements like it hold for our collective futures. Ultimately, it's an appeal to hearts and minds, demanding that we think about our privileges and prejudices and ask how we might contribute to the change we want to see in the world.
Publication date: 2021-09-30
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9781529063424

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

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Biography & Autobiography / Biografie & Outobiografie
R 360
The definitive new biography of Her Majesty The Queen by one of Britain's leading royal authorities. With original insights from those who know her best, new interviews with world leaders and access to unseen papers, bestselling author Robert Hardman explores the full, astonishing life of our longest reigning monarch in this compellingly authoritative yet intimate biography. Elizabeth II was not born to be queen. Yet from her accession as a young mother of two in 1952 to the age of Covid-19, she has proved an astute and quietly determined figure, leading her family and her people through more than seventy years of unprecedented social change. She has faced constitutional crises, confronted threats against her life, rescued the Commonwealth, seen her prime ministers come and go, charmed world leaders, been criticised as well as feted by the media, and steered her family through a lifetime in the public eye. Queen of Our Times is a must-read study of dynastic survival and renewal, spanning abdication, war, romance, danger and tragedy. It is a compelling portrait of a leader who remains as intriguing today as the day she came to the throne aged twenty-five.
Publication date: 2022-05-13
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9781509866175

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

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Biography & Autobiography / Biografie & Outobiografie
R 230
Today, the options and freedoms on offer to LGBTQ+ people living in the West are greater than ever before. But is same-sex marriage, improved media visibility and corporate endorsement all it's cracked up to be? At what cost does this acceptance come? And who is getting left behind, particularly in parts of the world where LGBTQ+ rights aren't so advanced? Combining intrepid journalism with her own personal experience, in Queer Intentions, Amelia Abraham searches for the answers to these urgent challenges, as well as the broader question of what it means to be queer right now. With curiosity, good humour and disarming openness, Amelia takes the reader on a thought-provoking and entertaining journey. Join her as she cries at the first same-sex marriage in Britain, loses herself in the world's biggest drag convention in L.A., marches at Pride parades across Europe, visits both a transgender model agency and the Anti-Violence Project in New York to understand the extremes of trans life today, parties in the clubs of Turkey's underground LGBTQ+ scene, and meets a genderless family in progressive Stockholm.
Publication date: 2020-08-28
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9780639602233

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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Biography & Autobiography / Biografie & Outobiografie
R 235
In 2018 het die doodsengel drie keer aan die oudrugbyspeler Ethienne Reynecke se deur geklop. Hy het geweier om oop te maak - toe sy milt bars, toe hy 'n beroerte gehad het en toe hy in die agterkop geskiet is. Boonop, ná 'n egskeiding daardie jaar, het sy twee liefingdogters na 'n ander stad verhuis. Die noodlot het sy spraakvermoë gesteel en hom sy werk as kommentator by SuperSport gekos. Dit het hom, soos Reynecke dit stel, in 'n pampoen verander. Maar het hy geweier om bes te gee. Dit was 'n stryd om sy krag en woorde te herwin. Tussendeur moes hy pa wees vir jong dogters. Hulle en sy vriende het hom gehelp om ná elke hamerhou op te staan. Minder as twee jaar later, in Maart 2020, word Reynecke die Suid-Afrikaanse ligswaargewig-amateurkampioen in gemengde gevegskuns (MMA). Hierdie is die storie van hoe Ethienne Reynecke dit reggekry het om staande te bly en vas te klou aan hoop waar wanhoop ander sou meesleur.
In hierdie boek, wat met Reynecke se samewerking geskryf is, word 'n boodskap van hoop en bemoediging tuisgebring. Onder andere praat Reynecke en ander beroerte-oorlewendes praat oor die herstelproses. Die boek bied ook 'n binneblik op die wêrelde van beroepsrugby en gemengde gevegskuns, en Reynecke en sielkundiges praat oor wat dit verg om die oorgangsfase van beroepsport na die lewe ná sport te maak. Bekendes uit die rugbywêreld deel ook hul herinneringe en indrukke. Dit sluit in John Smit, AJ Venter, Gcobani Bobo, Ernst Joubert, Roland Bernard, Anton van Zyl, Cobus Grobbelaar, en Eugene “Loffie” Eloff.
Publication date: 2021-07-29
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9781782116820

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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Biography & Autobiography / Biografie & Outobiografie
R 285
Aged 24, Matt Haig's world caved in. He could see no way to go on living. This is the true story of how he came through crisis, triumphed over an illness that almost destroyed him and learned to live again. A moving, funny and joyous exploration of how to live better, love better and feel more alive, Reasons to Stay Alive is more than a memoir. It is a book about making the most of your time on earth.
Publication date: 2016-02-22
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9781529347609

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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Biography & Autobiography / Biografie & Outobiografie
R 355
My name is Faith Morgan and I was born into the infamous Children of God cult, or 'The Family'. At age 19 I managed to escape and entered a world in which I had to learn how to live again. My teenage diary helps piece the story of my travels in Costa Rica, India, Greece, Mexico, and London together. Of the communes, the 'missions', the friendships and the relationships. And of course, my
enduring faith in Jesus, in the Prophet (cult leader David Berg), and in the inevitability of the coming end times, which I fully believed would arrive. But beyond the brainwashing and mistreatment is the extraordinary story of my family and the adventures of my early life which help me understand what happened and why, so it doesn't happen to others.
Publication date: 2021-07-31
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9780008412678

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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Biography & Autobiography / Biografie & Outobiografie
R 380
A gripping true story of bravery and sacrifice by a young woman whose escape from Saudi Arabia captivated the world.
In early 2019, after more than a year of careful planning, Rahaf Mohammed boarded a plane and finally escaped from Saudi Arabia. If caught, she was sure she would be killed, like other rebel women who had tried to flee her country's oppressive regime. But the eighteen-year-old only made it as far as Bangkok before her passport was taken away. It was a trick, and soon she found herself trapped, barricaded in a hotel room.

As men pounded on her door, the teenager decided to reach out to the world on Twitter - and the world answered. Her account gained forty-five thousand followers overnight and offered her a vital lifeline. This was Rahaf's chance at a new life, the one she had dreamed of.

Now Rahaf tells her remarkable story for the first time and reveals the dystopian reality of what life is like for women within Saudi Arabia. From the guardianship system, which places unmarried women under the full control of their male relatives, to the secretive online underground network of Saudi runaways plotting their escape, Rebel is a gripping memoir of resistance and bravery by a woman determined to tell the truth about life in the closed kingdom.
Publication date: 2022-03-22

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