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9781920601874

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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Biography & Autobiography / Biografie & Outobiografie
R 265
Reflecting Rogue is the much anticipated and brilliant collection of experimental autobiographical essays on power, pleasure and South African culture by Professor Pumla Dineo Gqola. In her most personal book to date, written from classic Gqola anti-racist, feminist perspectives, Reflecting Rogue delivers 20 essays of deliciously incisive brain food, all extremely accessible to a general critical readership, without sacrificing intellectual rigor. These include essays on 'Disappearing Women', where Gqola spends time exploring what it means to live in a country where women can simply disappear - from a secure Centurion estate in one case, to being a cop in another, and being taken by men who know them. 'On the beauty of feminist rage' magically weaves together the shift in gender discourse in South Africa's public spheres, using examples from #RUReferenceList, #RapeAtAzania and #RememberingKhwezi. While 'I've got all my sisters with me' explores the heady heights of feminist joy, 'A meditation on feminist friendship with gratitude' exposes a new, and more personal side to ever-incisive Gqola.
Publication date: 2017-08-01
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9781485309390

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R 300
Regsalmanak: 100 stories uit ons regserfenis is 'n keur uit die rubriek Regsalmanak wat Gustaf Pienaar sedert 2012 op gereelde grondslag vir LitNet lewer. Die 12 hoofstukke se titels is die 12 maande van die jaar, en elke maand het datumverwante verhale, telkens met 'n regsinhoud. Pienaar put uit gepubliseerde hofverslae vir hierdie vermaaklike dog leersame verhale.
Regter Burton Fourie, wat die voorwoord tot die boek skryf, beskryf Regsalmanak as volg: “Vir almal - jonk en oud - behoort hierdie publikasie van groot waarde te wees, veral om die implementering van regsbeginsels op praktiese vlak te ervaar. In hierdie opsig is die skrywer werklik 'n meester. Regsbeginsels word deur die gebruik van keurige Afrikaans verduidelik en toegepas. Daardeur word soms ingewikkelde regsbegrippe vir almal toeganklik gemaak. Derhalwe is die werk 'n hoogs genotvolle reis deur ons regsgeskiedenis.”
Publication date: 2018-09-06
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9781844885428

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

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Biography & Autobiography / Biografie & Outobiografie
R 240
Sinéad O'Connor's voice and trademark shaved head made her famous by the age of twenty-one. Her recording of Prince's Nothing Compares 2 U made her a global icon. She outraged millions when she tore up a photograph of Pope John Paul II on American television.

O'Connor was unapologetic and impossible to ignore, calling out hypocrisy wherever she saw it.
She has remained that way for three decades.

Now, in Rememberings, O'Connor tells her story - the heartache of growing up in a family falling apart; her early forays into the Dublin music scene; her adventures and misadventures in the world of sex, drugs and rock'n'roll; the fulfilment of being a mother; her ongoing spiritual quest - and through it all, her abiding passion for music.
Publication date: 2022-03-30
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9780241561249

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R 835
Two long-time friends share an intimate and urgent conversation about life, music and their enduring love of America, with all its challenges and contradictions, in this stunningly-produced expansion of their ground-breaking Higher Ground podcast, featuring more than 350 photographs, exclusive bonus content, and never-before-seen archival material.

Renegades: Born in the USA is a candid, revealing, and entertaining dialogue between President Barack Obama and legendary musician Bruce Springsteen that explores everything from their origin stories and career-defining moments to their country's polarized politics and the growing distance between the American Dream and the American reality. Filled with full-colour photographs and rare archival material, it is a compelling and beautifully illustrated portrait of two outsiders-one Black and one white-looking for a way to connect their unconventional searches for meaning, identity, and community with the American story itself.

It includes:
* Original introductions by President Obama and Bruce Springsteen
* Exclusive new material from the Renegades podcast recording sessions
* Obama's never-before-seen annotated speeches, including his 'Remarks at the 50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery Marches
* Springsteen's handwritten lyrics for songs spanning his 50-year-long career
* Rare and exclusive photographs from the authors' personal archives
* Historical photographs and documents that provide rich visual context for their conversation.

In a recording studio stocked with dozens of guitars, and on at least one Corvette ride, Obama and Springsteen discuss marriage and fatherhood, race and masculinity, the lure of the open road and the call back to home. They also compare notes on their favourite protest songs, the most inspiring American heroes of all time, and more. Along the way, they reveal their passion for-and the occasional toll of telling a bigger, truer story about America throughout their careers, and explore how their fractured country might begin to find its way back toward unity.
Publication date: 2021-11-16
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9781485311034

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R 200
Hierdie publikasie is die sesde in 'n reeks deur die Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns wat hulde bring aan literêre kunstenaars wat met die Akademie se Hertzogprys bekroon is en wat oor dekades Afrikaans en die Afrikaanse letterkunde met hulle werk verryk het. Hoewel die Hertzogprys met sy meer as 'n eeu lange tradisie binne die bestel van literêre pryse nie die hoogste in geldwaarde is nie, het die verwerwing daarvan 'n besonderse prestigewaarde en is dit vandag 'n vlagskipprys in die Suid-Afrikaanse literêre wêreld. Die reeks sluit publikasies oor Adam Small, P.G .du Plessis, Pieter Fourie, Breyten Breytenbach en andere in.
Reza de Wet: Die dramaturg as dromer bestaan uit twee dele. In Deel I word 'n persoonlike blik op haar lewe en werk gegee deur herinneringe gedeel deur haar Afrikaanse uitgewer (Marietjie Coetsee), haar jarelange regisseur (Marthinus Basson), asook verskeie ander kollegas binne die teaterindustrie. In Deel II dra sewe nuwe akademiese hoofstukke by tot die bestaande korpus navorsing oor een van ons land se belangrikste dramaturge van die 21ste eeu.
Publication date: 2020-03-06
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9781920518158

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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Biography & Autobiography / Biografie & Outobiografie
R 50
Hier is dit nou! Riaan klim uit die TV-kas! Sy langverwagte outobiografie met die ware Riaan gaan elke mens laat regop sit.
Gou word die leser in hierdie kostelike, gemaklike en informatiewe biografie ingetrek, sodat jy later absoluut meegevoer word deur die welkome inligting. Dit voel eintlik asof jy vir ete by die Cruywagens genooi is en jy in 'n diep gemakstoel na daardie welluidende mooi stem sit en luister wat op 'n boertige en gesellige manier onthou.
Publication date: 2015-07-01
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9780008431341

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R 320
His truth. His story. In his words.
Siya Kolisi, captain of the Springboks, and the first black man to lead his country in over 128 years of South African rugby shares his story in Rise. In an extraordinarily intimate memoir, Kolisi charts his story from being born into the impoverished Zwide township, to leading his proud nation to an astonishing victory at the Rugby World Cup in 2019.
However, Rise is not simply a chronology of matches played and games won; it is an exploration of a man's race and his faith, a masterclass in attaining a positive mindset, and an inspirational reminder that it is possible to defy the odds, no matter how they are stacked against you. The title, Rise, is inspired by Siya's mother - Phakama - which translates to the book's name, as well as a celebration of his Xhosa heritage.
Publication date: 2021-10-03
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9781786892911

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R 285
An extraordinary account of what it means to stand up for justice, and for yourself, no matter the cost; now with a new epilogue 'It is when things feel the most uncertain, and we are at our most tired, frustrated and worn out, that we must dig deep. That's when we need to find it within ourselves not to turn away and hide in our bunkers, but to rise up and be even more vocal . . . If we hide, when we emerge from our hiding places the world might be transformed into a hostile, alien environment in which we have no say at all and where the things we love and value no longer exist.'
Publication date: 2020-01-30
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9781928420972

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R 295
Robert Hamblin's much awaited memoir ROBERT A Queer & Crooked Memoir for the not so Straight or Narrow is a tale of a human who refuses to live in a box, confronting and healing from gender confines and racism. It's about excavating the truth in violent Apartheid South Africa where law and church decide which body can love another, based on colour or gender, brilliantly exploring the confines of the straight trajectory.
Publication date: 2021-05-20
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9780624089148

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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Biography & Autobiography / Biografie & Outobiografie
R 315
When Robert McBride was sentenced to death, he shouted: 'The struggle continues till Babylon falls.' It was 1987: the time of 'total onslaught'. The trial of the MK unit that planted the Magoo bomb on Durban's beachfront dominated the news but few knew the real story of the brave young people who brought the armed struggle to Natal. This is the forgotten, thrilling tale of a young man's incredible sacrifice for the struggle, loyalty between friends, and falling in love across the race barrier.
Publication date: 2019-10-25
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9781868429783

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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Biography & Autobiography / Biografie & Outobiografie
R 275
'n Epiese reis in 'n klein seiljag van Frankryk tot aan die Namakwalandse kus gedurende die Tweede Wêreldoorlog, sabotasiepogings en planne om Eerste Minister Jan Smuts in 'n sluipmoord om die lewe te bring . . . In die vroeë 1940's is die Suid-Afrikaanse publiek aangegryp deur die uitdagende optrede van die Olimpiese bokser en swaargewigkampioen Robey Leibbrandt. Hy was dodelik gekant teen Suid-Afrika se deelname aan die oorlog. Sy ekstremisme, opvlieëndheid en onverdraagsaamheid was tipies van 'n politieke fanatikus.

Leibbrandt het 'n aanhanger van Nasionaal-Sosialisme geword toe hy in 1936 vir Suid-Afrika in Berlyn aan die Olimpiese Spele gaan deelneem het. Hy was besig met opleiding in Europa toe die oorlog uitbreek. Die Duitse militêre intelligensiediens het hom kort daarna gewerf om sabotasieopleiding te ontvang.
Die Duitsers het Leibbrandt teruggestuur na Suid-Afrika as deel van Operasie Weissdorn. Sy missie? Om die militante deel van die Afrikaner-opposisie te werf en met hulle hulp skeeps- en haweinstallasies, asook nywerhede, te vernietig, en om oproer in die Uniemagte te stook.

Dit was nie lank nie of die polisie was op Leibbrandt se spoor en hy is ná een van die grootste polisiesoektogte in hegtenis geneem.
Sy hoogverraadsaak in 1943 en 1944 het hoofopskrifte gehaal.
Dié biografie werp nuwe lig op hierdie enigmatiese historiese figuur en wat sy fanatisme aangevuur het.
Publication date: 2019-09-18
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9781447267607

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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Biography & Autobiography / Biografie & Outobiografie
R 230
The fact that the English Civil War led to the execution of King Charles I in January 1649 is well known, as is the restoration of his eldest son as Charles II eleven years later. But what happened to the king's six surviving children is far less familiar.
Casting new light on the heirs of the doomed king, acclaimed historian Linda Porter brings to life their personalities, legacies, and rivalries for the first time. As their family life was shattered by war, Elizabeth and Henry were used as pawns in the parliamentary campaign against their father; Mary, the Princess Royal, was whisked away to the Netherlands as the child bride of the Prince of Orange; Henriette, Anne's governess, escaped with the king's youngest child to France where she eventually married the cruel and flamboyant Philippe d'Orleans. When their 'dark and ugly' brother Charles eventually succeeded his father to the English throne after fourteen years of wandering, he promptly enacted a vengeful punishment on those who had spurned his family, with his brother James firmly in his shadow.
A tale of love and endurance, of battles and flight, of educations disrupted, the lonely death of a young princess and the wearisome experience of exile, Royal Renegades charts the fascinating story of the children of loving parents who could not protect them from the consequences of their own failings as monarchs and the forces of upheaval sweeping England.
Publication date: 2017-05-01
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9781838953829

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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Biography & Autobiography / Biografie & Outobiografie
R 425
Dean Karnazes has pushed his body and mind to inconceivable limits, from running in the shoe-melting heat of Death Valley to the lung-freezing cold of the South Pole. He's raced and competed across the globe and once ran 50 marathons, in 50 states, in 50 consecutive days. In A Runner's High, Karnazes chronicles his return to the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run in his mid-fifties after first completing the race decades ago. The Western States, infamous for its rugged terrain and extreme temperatures, becomes the most demanding competition of his life, a physical and emotional reckoning and a battle to stay true to one's purpose. Confronting his age, wearying body, career path and life choices, we see Karnazes as we never have before, raw and exposed. A Runner's High is both an endorphin-fuelled page-turner and a love letter to the sport from one of its most celebrated ambassadors.
Publication date: 2021-07-19
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9781789462661

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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Biography & Autobiography / Biografie & Outobiografie
R 230
This is the story of the new King of the Kop. When Mohamed Salah signed for Liverpool from Rome in 2017, his record fee was initially greeted with some skepticism. While he'd been singled out as a future star back in Egypt, and performed well at the Italian club, no one could have predicted the impact he was to have at Anfield. Scoring an unprecedented thirty-two goals in thirty-six games for the club, he became the sensation of the Premier League. Not only that, but he has also won over fans of all stripes with his humility and grace off the pitch, as well as his versatility and flair on it. Few players have inspired such fervent admiration so quickly, with chants of his name still reverberating around Anfield, and after just a short time, he has already become a Liverpool legend. In this insightful biography, bestselling sports writer Frank Worrall examines Salah's electrifying journey to Liverpool, from the highs and lows that brought him there to the Champions League glory that crowned the 2018/19 season.
Publication date: 2018-12-15
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9781405937184

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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Biography & Autobiography / Biografie & Outobiografie
R 240
Just days after Raynor learns that Moth, her husband of 32 years, is terminally ill, their home is taken away and they lose their livelihood. With nothing left and little time, they make the brave and impulsive decision to walk the 630 miles of the sea-swept South West Coast Path, from Somerset to Dorset, via Devon and Cornwall. Carrying only the essentials for survival on their backs, they live wild in the ancient, weathered landscape of cliffs, sea and sky. Yet through every step, every encounter and every test along the way, their walk becomes a remarkable journey. The Salt Path is an honest and life-affirming true story of coming to terms with grief and the healing power of the natural world. Ultimately, it is a portrayal of home, and how it can be lost, rebuilt and rediscovered in the most unexpected ways.
Publication date: 2019-02-28

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