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9781770106178

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R 210
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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9781920527198

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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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9781913183547

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R 310
In this powerful and evocative memoir, Oscar-winning director and screenwriter, Oliver Stone, takes us right to the heart of what it's like to make movies on the edge. In Chasing The Light he writes about his rarefied New York childhood, volunteering for combat, and his struggles and triumphs making such films as Platoon, Midnight Express, and Scarface. Before the international success of Platoon in 1986, Oliver Stone had been wounded as an infantryman in Vietnam, and spent years writing unproduced scripts while taking miscellaneous jobs and driving taxis in New York, finally venturing westward to Los Angeles and a new life. Stone, now 73, recounts those formative years with vivid details of the high and low moments: we sit at the table in meetings with Al Pacino over Stone's scripts for Scarface, Platoon, and Born on the Fourth of July; relive the harrowing demon of cocaine addiction following the failure of his first feature, The Hand (starring Michael Caine); experience his risky on-the-ground research of Miami drug cartels for Scarface; and see his stormy relationship with The Deer Hunter director Michael Cimino. We also learn of the breathless hustles to finance the acclaimed and divisive Salvador; and witness tensions behind the scenes of his first Academy Award-winning film, Midnight Express. The culmination of the book is the extraordinarily vivid recreation of filming Platoon in the depths of the Philippine jungle with Kevin Dillon, Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe, Johnny Depp et al, pushing himself, the crew and the young cast almost beyond breaking point.

Written fearlessly, with intense detail and colour, Chasing the Light is a true insider's story of Hollywood's years of upheaval in the 1970s and '80s, and Stone brings this period alive as only someone at the centre of the action truly can.
Publication date: 2020-09-15
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9780624085881

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R 340
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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9780624085850

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R 340
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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9781868427994

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The remarkable, and often touching, friendship between Winston Churchill and Jan Smuts is a rich study in contrasts.
In youth they occupied very different worlds: Churchill, the rambunctious and thrusting young aristocrat; Smuts, the ascetic, philosophical Cape farm boy who would go on to Cambridge. Brought together first as enemies in the Anglo-Boer War, and later as allies in the First World War, the men forged a friendship which spanned the first half of the twentieth century and endured until Smuts's death in 1950. Richard Steyn, author of Jan Smuts: Unafraid of Greatness, examines this close friendship through two world wars and the intervening years, drawing on a maze of archival and secondary sources including letters, telegrams and the voluminous books written about both men.

This is a fascinating account of two remarkable men in war and peace: one the leader of the Empire, the other the leader of a small fractious member of that Empire who nevertheless rose to global prominence.
Publication date: 2017-08-30
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9781474622004

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One of our finest narrative historians, Lawrence James has written a biography of Winston Churchill, set within a fully detailed historical context, but solely focusing on his relationship with the British Empire. Winston Churchill's attitude towards the Empire at the time was the stereotypical Victorian paternalistic approach, and he held what many would regard today as racist views, in that he felt that some nationalities were superior to others. This outmoded attitude was one of the reasons the British voters rejected him after the Second World War in which he had led the country brilliantly. His attitude remained decidedly old-fashioned in a world that was shaping up very differently. This ground-breaking volume reveals the many facets of Churchill's personality: a visionary leader with a truly Victorian attitude toward the British Empire.
Publication date: 2021-05-15
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9781847925749

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R 405
In A.J.P. Taylor's words, Churchill was 'the saviour of his country' when he became prime minister in 1940. Yet he was also a deeply flawed character, whose personal ambition would cloud his political judgement. While Churchill's Shadow gives due credit to the achievements, it also reveals some spectacular failures; indeed, it appears that for every Finest Hour there were many more Gallipolis. But this book goes beyond the reappraisal of a life and a career: it reveals that Churchill has cast a complex shadow over post-war British history and contemporary politics - from the 'Churchillian stance' of Tony Blair taking the country to war in Iraq to the delusion of a special relationship with the United States to the fateful belief in British exceptionalism: that the nation can once again stand alone in Europe. Geoffrey Wheatcroft takes a radically different approach to other biographies and studies of Churchill, zooming in on crucial moments in his life that help us understand the man in his many contradictions. Churchill's Shadow both tells the story of his extraordinary life and the equally fascinating one of his legacy, focusing on how Churchill was viewed by contemporaries and those who came after. As we struggle to work out who we are as a nation, how our complex legacies of war and empire shape our past and our present, we do that in the long shadow of Churchill. He set about writing his own myth during his lifetime and it is a myth - with all the delusions and hangovers myths bring - in whose grip we have been living in ever since.
Publication date: 2021-09-14
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9780624092803

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Clare Stewart's body was found by cattle herders in a shallow ditch, presided over by red aloes, in Manguzi, KZN on 24 November 1993. The ANC activist, recruited by Umkhonto we Sizwe commander Ronnie Kasrils, had been missing for two weeks.
This gripping account of the mystery surrounding Clare's killing touches on the fragility of memory, family heartbreak, apartheid-era evil and on what went wrong with our democracy.
Publication date: 2022-05-18
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9781868429882

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Coconut Kelz ('Kelello, but call me Kelz!') is a young Caucasian woman trapped in a black woman's body. Kelz lives in - and tries never to leave - Sandton and is a staunch member of the DA. She often takes issue with her reverse racist dad, while her mother has to remind her that Braai Day is actually called Heritage Day. With handy tips on how to achieve the white right standard of beauty, how to catch yourself a white guy, the best suburbs to live in and how to host the perfect Caucasian shindig, Kelz offers a complete guide for a full Caucasian conversion. She also shares her thoughts on the differences between race groups, the top three political parties, public transport, how to avoid contact with sgebengas …
Publication date: 2019-09-30
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9780795708107

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R 285
Thuli Nhlapo was seven years old when she realised that no one called her by name. Known as 'Yellow', she was bullied at home and at school. Fearing that she had a terrible disease, she withdrew into herself.

Years later, Thuli is still haunted by her childhood experiences. She confronts her mother about her real father. Getting no answers, Thuli embarks on years of searching for the truth. In the process, she uncovers unsettling family secrets that irrevocably change all their lives.
Publication date: 2017-10-01
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9780624092568

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R 340
Gwen Lister is a world-renowned journalist, political activist and free-press advocate. Born in South Africa, she moved to Namibia to pursue her journalism career. She launched (with Hannes Smith) the Windhoek Observer and later, The Namibian. This memoir chronicles her remarkable life, brave journalism and political activism.
Publication date: 2021-05-28
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9781509882137

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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Biography & Autobiography / Biografie & Outobiografie
R 220
When you're pregnant you think: 'I'm having a baby', not a person who will eventually catch trains by themselves, share a fridge with ten strangers, go to a festival in Croatia without succumbing to a drug overdose, and one day, bring you a gin and tonic when your mother is dying. We imagine the teenage years as a sort of domestic meteor strike, when our dear, sweet child, hitherto so trusting and mild, is suddenly replaced by a sarcastic know-all who isn't interested in the wisdom we have to pass on. But with great honesty and refreshingly bracing wit, Stephanie Calman shows that adolescence in fact begins much earlier, around the age of seven. And having nurtured them through every stage of development, from walking to school by themselves to their first all-night party, you find yourself alone - bereaved even - as they skip off to university without a second glance. Candid, touching and very, very funny, Confessions of a Bad Mother: The Teenage Years offers hope to despairing and exhausted parents everywhere. Read it and discover that your teenager is not the enemy after all.
Publication date: 2020-01-27
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9781990977879

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After a critically acclaimed run of his theatrical show Going Gooding: A Play on Radio, Malcolm Gooding brings us his memoir: Confessions of a Voice Artist. His story rollicks through a golden era in radio, when shows like Squad Cars and Jet Jungle held young and old spellbound. His vocal talents brought him in contact with icons like Vorster, Madiba, Kerzner and Kriel, Eugène Terre'Blanche and Sean Connery.
Malcolm evokes a bygone era as he confesses to his misadventures growing up in Germiston (while his classmates became electricians, he took elocution); of selling apartheid for the gay-cabal-ruled SABC, selling ciggies for the Ruperts, and arms for Armscor. But wait there's worse, selling potato-peeler-corer-shredders for Verimark. The book is whimsical, charming and at turns downright funny: a must-read for anyone who remembers the days when 'After action satisfaction' was the closest we got to porn.
Publication date: 2020-11-15
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9781529347524

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'If her moving, engrossing, elegantly written memoir does not win prizes, there really is no justice in the literary world.' Lucy Atkins, Sunday Times All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. When Arifa Akbar discovered that her sister had fallen seriously ill, she assumed there would be a brief spell in hospital and then she'd be home. This was not to be. It was not until the day before she died that the family discovered she was suffering from tuberculosis. Consumed is a story of sisterhood, grief, the redemptive power of art and the strange mythologies that surround tuberculosis. It takes us from Keats's deathbed and the tubercular women of opera to the resurgence of TB in modern Britain today. Arifa travels to Rome to haunt the places Keats and her sister had explored, to her grandparent's house in Pakistan, to her sister's bedside at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead and back to a London of the seventies when her family first arrived, poor, homeless and hungry. Consumed is an eloquent and moving excavation of a family's secrets and a sister's detective story to understand her sibling.
Publication date: 2021-06-30

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