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9781776092185

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Hulle lieg, bedrieg, gee voor. Hulle verdraai, verdoesel, verduister, verwoes. Geleidelik palm hulle jou vertroue in. Dan, eensklaps, is jy jou geld, status en reputasie kwyt. Só oortuigend doen hulle dit dat selfs die slimste, mees ingeligte mense 'n rat voor die oë gedraai word en eers besef wat hulle getref het nadat grootskaalse skade aangerig is en die gladdebek soos mis voor die son verdwyn het. Maar selfs swendelaars kom hulle moses teë...

Boereverneukers vertel die stories van Afrikaanses wat van ons land se grootste skelmstreke gepleeg het.

Van die karakters is minder bekend by die publiek, maar ander het byna mitiese status in die Afrikaanse psige verwerf, soos die kubuskoning Adriaan Nieuwoudt, die pynmasjienman Gervan Lubbe, die kamma-pediater André Esterhuizen, die Hertzogville-profeet David Francis en die Trustbank-rowers Derek Whitehead en Antonie van der Merwe.

Dalk het jý ook deurgeloop, maar praat tot vandag toe nie graag daaroor nie.
Publication date: 2017-08-01
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The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man's coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed
Trevor Noah's unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents' indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa's tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle.

Born A Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man's relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother-his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life.

The stories collected here are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty. His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time, armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother's unconventional, unconditional love.
Publication date: 2017-11-09
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If my mother had one goal, it was to free my mind. My mother spoke to me like an adult. She was always telling me stories, giving me lessons, Bible lessons especially. She was big into Psalms. I had to read Psalms every day. She would quiz me on it. 'What does the passage mean? What does it mean to you? How do you apply it to your life?' That was every day of my life. My mom did what school didn't. She taught me how to think.'
Publication date: 2019-03-29
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Boy is the searing and beautifully written memoir by a mother, Kate Shand, whose son took his own life one afternoon when no one was looking.

John Peter, known to most as Boy, was only 14 years old when he made the tragic decision to hang himself. He left behind a devastated family grappling to not only cope with the overwhelming loss of a beloved son and brother, but to come to terms with the incomprehensible and unbearable choice he made that afternoon on 31 March 2011.

In this memoir, Kate Shand shares the horror, rage, grief and desolation of her own personal tsunami - but she also shares a story of transformation, healing and love. Ultimately it is a story of a boy - just a boy like any other - and of a mother's survival in the aftermath of the suicide of her child.

'Can you bear to know what happens to a mother and her family when her 14-year-old son commits suicide? Are you brave enough to witness a 'deep scream from the heart'? From the first word to the last, Boy clamps itself in your guts. Relentless in her search for answers, Shand strips herself down to the bone, taking us with her to the edge of what is bearable. A work of savage courage and honesty. I dare you to try and put it down.'
- Best-selling author, Joanne Fedler
Publication date: 2013-04-01
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Why walk when you can soar...'
These are the opening words on Tracy Todd's website and they are a powerful affirmation of the person Tracy is today - a sought-after inspirational speaker whose uplifting presentations have inspired and given hope to many people. But it is difficult to imagine what she has overcome in a tough and often lonely journey.

At the age of twenty-eight her life was turned upside down when a horrific road accident left her a quadriplegic, paralysed from the neck down. Her life as an athletic, marathon-running young mother and teacher was abruptly shattered. Despite months of rehabilitation, Tracy often found herself wondering if her life was worth living. Everything she had taken for granted was now beyond her reach and frustration at her helplessness threatened to overwhelm her. Against the odds, Tracy chose to live.

Her strength of character and determination prevailed and, sustained by the support of her son, family and friends, her care assistants, and an unbelievably caring community, she set about gaining the independence to rebuild her life and reclaim her identity - which she has done, with dignity and grace. Brave Lotus Flower Rides The Dragon is an honest, inspiring and engaging memoir in which Tracy's natural warmth and humour are tangible and, most importantly, she embodies what the human spirit can achieve.
Publication date: 2017-01-01
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Hierdie publikasie is een in die reeks van die Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns wat literêre kunstenaars huldig wat met die Akademie se Hertzogprys bekroon is, en wat die Afrikaanse letterkunde oor dekades heen verryk het. Breyten Breytenbach is 'n aweregse ontvanger van hierdie prys in 1999 en 2008 nadat dit in die 1960's en 1970's om ideologiese redes van hom weerhou is en hy dit in 1984 van die hand gewys het. In hierdie boek word op vernuwende wyse onderontginde fasette van sy (onthutsende én speelse) skryfambag en denklandskap in opstelle toegelig en 'n blik op sy loopbaan as skrywer en openbare figuur gebied. Die boek bevat ook 'n onderhoud met Breytenbach, 'n uitgesoekte bibliografie en 'n foto-afdeling.

OOR DIE SAMESTELLER
Francis Galloway bemoei haarself sedert haar vroeë kennismaking met Breyten Breytenbach se debuut met sy denke en skryfwerk . Haar proefskrif is in verwerkte weergawe gepubliseer as Breyten Breytenbach as openbare figuur. Onlangs was sy betrokke by die samestelling van Breytenbach se versamelde toesprake Parool/Parole.
Medewerkers aan die bundel is onder andere Willem de Vries, Willie Burger, Hein Viljoen, Louise Viljoen, Johan Rossouw.
Publication date: 2019-09-06
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Peter Blum, digter van die bundels Steenbok tot poolsee (1955) en
Enklaves van die lig (1958) het Suid-Afrika in 1960 verlaat - en daarmee het die Afrikaanse literatuur een van sy grootste talente veloor.
Briewe van Peter Blum bevat briewe aan D J Opperman, W E G Louw, Van Wyk Louw, Ernst Lindenberg, Jan Rabie, Uys Krige, Barend Toerien o.a.
Publication date: 2009-03-01
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Kannemeyer het beklemtoon dat beide N.P. van Wyk Louw en W.E.G. Louw bekwame briefskrywers is. Hulle het ook blykbaar 'n besonder hegte verhouding gehad en het met groot deernis met mekaar gekommunikeer - selfs wanneer die een broer die ander teleurgestel het. (W.E.G. Louw se traagheid en swak tydsbestuur was byvoorbeeld vir Van Wyk Louw 'n irritasie, terwyl Van Wyk Louw se owerspelige verhouding met Sheila Cussons vir W.E.G. betreurenswaardig was.) Hierdie briefwisseling klink vir my na 'n waardevolle agter-die-skerms-blik op die verhouding tussen twee van die mees prominente Dertigers, op die menswees van twee gevierde digters en op 'n belangrike periode in die Afrikaanse literatuurgeskiedenis.
Publication date: 2006-09-01
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9781928420125

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When South Africa's golden girl of broadcasting, Tracy Going's battered face was splashed across the media back in the late 1990s, the nation was shocked. South Africans had become accustomed to seeing Going, glamorous and groomed on television or hearing her resonant voice on Radio Metro and Kaya FM. Sensational headlines of a whirlwind love relationship turned horrendously violent threw the “perfect” life of the household star into disarray.
What had started off as a fairy-tale romance with a man who appeared to be everything that Going was looking for - charming, handsome and successful - had quickly descended into a violent, abusive relationship.

“As I stood before him all I could see were the lies, the disappearing for days without warning, the screaming, the threats, the terror, the hostage-holding, the keeping me up all night, the dragging me through the house by my hair, the choking, the doors locked around me, the phones disconnected, the isolation, the fear and the uncertainty.”

The rosy love cloud burst just five months after meeting her “Prince Charming” when she staggered into the local police station, bruised and battered. A short relationship became a two-and-a-half-year legal ordeal played out in the public eye. In mesmerising detail, Going takes us through the harrowing court process - a system seeped in injustice - her decline into depression, the immediate collapse of her career due to the highly public nature of her assault and the decades-long journey to undo the psychological damages in the search for safety and the reclaiming of self. The roots of violence form the backdrop of the book, tracing Going's childhood on a plot in Brits, laced with the unpredictable violence of an alcoholic father who regularly terrorized the family with his fists of rage.
“I was ashamed of my father, the drunk. If he wasn't throwing back the liquid in the lounge then he'd be finding comfort and consort in his cans at the golf club. With that came the uncertainty as I lay in my bed and waited for him to return. I would lie there holding my curtain tight in my small hand. I would pull the fabric down, almost straight, forming a strained sliver and I would peer into the blackness, unblinking. It seemed I was always watching and waiting. Sometimes I searched for satellites between the twinkles of light, but mostly the fear in my tummy distracted me.”
Brilliantly penned, this highly skilled debut memoir, is ultimately uplifting in the realisation that healing is a lengthy and often arduous process and that self-forgiveness and acceptance is essential in order to fully embrace life.
Publication date: 2018-03-29
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Toe die bekende ontwerper Lanie van Reenen al haar spaargeld en energie in 'n kasteel in Aubusson ingooi, het haar vriende gewaarsku dis onwys. Maar Lanie was besiel. Sy het haar Franse kasteel liefderyk herstel en die 'beste boetiekhotel in die streek' geskep.

Die opening val egter saam met persoonlike en internasionale tragedie: die wêreldwye finansiële krisis, en 'n ernstige ongeluk wat Lanie se eks-man in 'n koma laat. Boonop dreig die beleggers om haar hotel van Kaapstad af te bestuur.

Dan is daar nog die kwaai brandweerbaas en die Franse burokrasie om mee rekening te hou, die uittartende kamerbediende, ander eksentrieke hotelpersoneel, die ongewone bure en Franse vriende.

Lanie se kleurryke vertelling raak soms aan die diep hartseer wat voluit leef kan meebring, maar aan ook die ekstase van jou drome nastreef. Al is dit 'n vet kans wat jy vat...
Publication date: 2019-03-01
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The resonance of Call Me Woman is as great in 2018 as when first published in 1985. Like millions of black South Africans made strangers in the land of their birth. Ellen Kuzwayo lost a great deal in her lifetime: the farm in the Orange Free State which had belonged to her family for nearly a hundred years; her hopes for a full and peaceful life for her children; even her freedom, when, at the age of 63, she found herself detained under the so-called Terrorism Act for an offence never specified. But she never lost her courage.
This remarkable autobiography refuses to lose focus only on the author, for it draws on the unrecorded history of a whole people. In telling her own personal and political story over 70 years. Ellen Kuzwayo speaks for, and with, the women among whom she worked and lived. Their courage and dignity remain a source of wonder.
Publication date: 2018-09-30
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Charles Spurgeon was 'n eenvoudige plattelandse seun, wat as een van die mees gevierde predikers ooit, bekendheid verwerf het in Londen, Europa en die wêreld.
Toe hy in 'n sneeustorm vasgevang was, het hy by die agterste bank van 'n klein stowwerige, plattelandse kerkie ingesluip. Hy het nie 'n benul daarvan gehad dat, terwyl hy die yskoue temperatuur buite ontvlug het, hy voor die belangrikste besluit van sy hele lewe te staan sou kom nie.
'n Verrimpelde ou man het begin preek... Charles het 'n behoorlik vervelige diens verwag - maar met die woorde, 'Kyk op na Jesus en word gered!' het 'n koue, knorrige tiener begin besef dat die Here se Woord 'n mens totaal kan verander!
Die eenvoudige plattelandse knaap het 'n man geword wat met prinse en bedelaars omgegaan het. Hy het woorde gespreek wat die harte van rykes en armes aangeraak het. Sy faam het so ver gereik dat dit vertel word dat selfs Koningin Victoria een van sy dienste bygewoon het. Het die Koningin van Engeland na die Prins van die Predikers gaan luister? Charles het meer omgegee vir die Koning van die konings - Jesus Christus.
Christian Timothy George is 'n skrywer en prediker wat hou van kuns, reis en voetbal. Hy en sy vrou, Rebecca, woon in Birmingham, Alabama, VSA, waar hulle seminarium studente is by Beeson Divinity School. Christian bewonder Charles Spurgeon sy lewe lank.
Publication date: 2015-09-01
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Christo Wiese was nog nooit bang om 'n kans te vat nie. Dié sakeman het sy tande by Pep Stores geslyp en 'n sakeryk opgebou wat Shoprite en 'n rits ander maatskappye insluit. Hy maak 'n draai in die politiek en met sy kenmerkende flair koop hy diamantmyne, banke en wynplase. Die risiko's wat hy oor 50 jaar in die sakewêreld neem, maak van hom die rykste man in die land. Tot die kans wat hy op die meubelgroep Steinhoff waag, skeefloop en hom vinnig terugbring aarde toe. Binne 'n paar dae verloor die boorling van Upington 'n groter fortuin as wat almal behalwe die wêreld se vindingrykstes kan hoop om in 'n leeftyd op te bou.
Publication date: 2019-07-02
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Once the owner of a diamond mine, a wine farm and the most expensive house in Cape Town.
Former chairman of South Africa's largest retailer, director of the Reserve Bank and the richest man in the country. As a young man, Christo Wiese cut his teeth at Pep Stores. Over the years he built a mighty business empire, which included Shoprite and a number of other enterprises. His recipe for success: an endless love for cutting deals, a fearless appetite for risk and a keen eye for a bargain. This man of great charm has never been afraid of sailing close to the wind. Over the course of 50 years these calculated risks paid off, making him one of the most successful businessmen of his generation - until he encountered the furniture group Steinhoff, and things went awry. Business journalist and writer TJ Strydom tells the story of one of South Africa's best-known business giants in a fresh, engaging way.

'A fabulous, sweeping adventure read - almost a thriller - that chronicles the rags to riches rise of yet another giant of Afrikaner capitalism.' - Peter Bruce
Publication date: 2019-04-16
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'Undoubtedly the best single-volume life of Churchill ever written' Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times

A magnificently fresh and unexpected biography of Churchill, by one of Britain's most acclaimed historians

Winston Churchill towers over every other figure in twentieth-century British history. By the time of his death at the age of 90 in 1965, many thought him to be the greatest man in the world.

There have been over a thousand previous biographies of Churchill. Andrew Roberts now draws on over forty new sources, including the private diaries of King George VI, used in no previous Churchill biography to depict him more intimately and persuasively than any of its predecessors. The book in no way conceals Churchill's faults and it allows the reader to appreciate his virtues and character in full: his titanic capacity for work (and drink), his ability see the big picture, his willingness to take risks and insistence on being where the action was, his good humour even in the most desperate circumstances, the breadth and strength of his friendships and his extraordinary propensity to burst into tears at unexpected moments. Above all, it shows us the wellsprings of his personality - his lifelong desire to please his father (even long after his father's death) but aristocratic disdain for the opinions of almost everyone else, his love of the British Empire, his sense of history and its connection to the present.

During the Second World War, Churchill summoned a particular scientist to see him several times for technical advice. 'It was the same whenever we met', wrote the young man, 'I had a feeling of being recharged by a source of living power.' Harry Hopkins, President Roosevelt's emissary, wrote 'Wherever he was, there was a battlefront.' Field Marshal Sir Alan Brooke, Churchill's essential partner in strategy and most severe critic in private, wrote in his diary, 'I thank God I was given such an opportunity of working alongside such a man, and of having my eyes opened to the fact that occasionally such supermen exist on this earth.'
Publication date: 2019-09-05

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