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The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

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How to tell a shattered story By slowly becoming everybody. No. By slowly becoming everything.

In a city graveyard, a resident unrolls a threadbare Persian carpet between two graves.
On a concrete sidewalk, a baby appears quite suddenly, a little after midnight, in a crib of litter.
In a snowy valley, a father writes to his five-year-old daughter about the number of people that attended her funeral.
And in the Jannat Guest House, two people who’ve known each other all their lives sleep with their arms wrapped around one another as though they have only just met.

Here is a cast of unforgettable characters caught up in the tide of history. Told with a whisper, with a shout, with tears and with laughter, it is a love story and a provocation. Its heroes, present and departed, human and animal, have been broken by the world we live in and then mended by love – and for this reason, they will never surrender.

Product Code: 110990


The Dovekeepers

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The lives of four remarkable women intersect in the year 70 AD, in the desperate days of the siege of Masada, when supplies are dwindling and the Romans are drawing near. lsquo;Perhaps it is possible to discover more in silence than in speech. Or perhaps it is only that those who are silent among us learn to listen.’

Softcover, 512 pages, 154 x 234 mm

Product Code: 107830


The Park

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When Rebecca becomes mother to Amy, she spends her afternoons in the park. There she meets Rose and Lilith. But one of them harbours a secret, and the other will turn on her in a way she could never have anticipated.

Product Code: 109130


Pharaoh

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Pharaoh Tamose is mortally wounded during an attack on the city of Luxor. Taita, ex-slave and now general of Pharaoh Tamose’s armies, successfully defends the city. But on his return to Luxor, Pharaoh Utteric – young, weak and cruel – has seized power. He imprisons Taita and brands him a traitor. Will Ramases, Utteric’s younger and worthier brother, help Taita escape, forsaking his brother, or will he stay silent and condone Utteric’s tyranny

Product Code: 100480


Die Mannheim-sage 2 : Die goudkwers

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New challenges begin to surface after the gold rush of the 1880s. Kit Malloy has grand plans to implement a controversial process to purify gold. Deborah Mannheim still grapples with her feelings for Kit Malloy and her loyalty towards the Mannheims. Distrust between the Brits and the Boers reaches its climax. And Malloy and Karl Mannheim must choose their allies. Mannheim remains determined to regain his wifes trust.

Softcover, 656 pages, 234 x 152 mm

Product Code: 109720


Die Hobbit

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Dit is nie om dowe neute een van die mees geliefde fantasieverhale ter wêreld nie. Die sage van Bilbo Baggins het begin as ’n storie wat Tolkien vir sy kinders vertel het voor The Hobbit in September 1937 verskyn het. Sedertdien was dit nog nie weer uit druk uit nie. Dit is in so te sê elke taal vertaal – nou ook in Afrikaans – danksy Janie Oosthuysen, wat bekend is vir haar Harry Potter-vertalings.

Softcover, 400 pages, 137 x 213 mm

Product Code: 110590


‘n Droë Wit Seisoen

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A reissue with a new cover of this powerful story about moral courage and the ills of a society divided by race. The novel has become a landmark in South African literature about the unrest and death in detention that occurred in the seventies. Ben du Toit is an ordinary man who can no longer ignore the realities of a society under apartheid.

Softcover, 352 pages, 198 x 130 mm

Product Code: 109680


‘n Oomblik in die Wind

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A reissue with a new cover of this moving novel about love across the colour line in the 18th century. A young woman accompanies her husband, an explorer, into the inhospitable vastness of the Cape hinterland. When she finds herself alone and abandoned, a runaway slave, Adam Mantoor, offers her his protection.

Softcover, 320 pages, 198 x 130 mm

Product Code: 109690


Die Laksman se dogter

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Rosaria, die ma van n aweregse, dwelmverslaafde dogter wat n musikant met n kultusaanhang is, herleef die verlede wanneer haar vervreemde dogter onder geheimsinnige omstandighede sterf. Op soek na die redes vir haar kind se ondergang, herbeleef sy haar eie kinderjare. Rosaria het bekend gestaan as die laksman se dogter omdat haar pa aan teregstellings meegedoen het. Was Rosaria se liefdeloosheid die oorsaak van haar kind se dwelmprobleem Wanneer Rosaria uitvind dat haar dogter n kind gehad het, moet sy tot haar kleindogter se redding kom, maar hul lewes is in gevaar.

Softcover, 272 pages, 234 x 153 mm

Product Code: 109770


Debora gaan huis toe

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In this follow-up to Debora en seuns the main character is Debora Schagerfeldts namesake, her granddaughter doctor Debora. She has just completed her final hospital year and has returned home to the Eastern Free State to join her fathers medical practice. But then she meets heart surgeon Tristan Murray . . .

Softcover, 384 pages, 213 x 137 mm

Product Code: 109700


Rooi Haring

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Celebrity chef and restauranteur Hartman Swiegers is murdered on the opening night of Tydloos, his new, exclusive restaurant in the heart of Pretoria. His frozen body is found in a walk-in fridge, and the only leads are two rolled-up herrings, placed next to his body. Which of the guests might be the murderer Or could it be one of Hartmans trusty kitchen staff A humorous whodunnit set in the South African restaurant industry.

Softcover, 352 pages, 234 x 152 mm

Product Code: 111040


Die Diepblou see

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Snags tuur Jan Hofmeyr uit oor Tafelbaai. Dan duik hy in, swem saam met die visse en ontmoet afgestorwe voorsate en mitiese figure. In die oseaan beur hyweg van die sleur van sy lewe. Dis sý soort liberalisme waarteen die apartheidsvaders gewaarsku het. Kontreitaal, mitologie en die magiese gee gestalte aan een van die fassinerendste Suid-Afrikaners ooit.

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Softcover, 240 pages, 210 x 134 mm

Product Code: 109760


Groen soos die hemel daarbo

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In dié vreeslose blik op moderne seksualiteit, intimiteit en identiteit volg die leser die verhaal van Simon – ’n ware wêreldreisiger wat vryheid en ongebonde plesier bemeester het. Van Bali tot Melbourne en Tokio tot Kaapstad soek hy nuwe ontmoetings op. Wanneer ou herinneringe terugkeer, begin hy met die hulp van sy sielkundige ’n geheelbeeld uit dié grepe vorm.

Softcover, 224 pages, 234 x 152 mm

Product Code: 109730


Die derde spoel

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Dis 1986. Etienne (22) gaan studeer filmkuns in Londen en ontduik só diensplig in Suid-Afrika. Hy kom af op ’n film wat in NaziDuitsland verfilm is en begin obsessief na die ander twee soek. Wanneer sy minnaar verdwyn, lei dit hom na die ou Oos-Berlyn. Dan word hy teruggeruk na die hede en Suid-Afrika. Beperkte voorraad

Softcover, 352 pages, 222 x 146 mm

Product Code: 109750


Wintersrust

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Een familie, deels van Britse en deels van Boere-afkoms, ontdek dat hul lewens onlosmaaklik verstrengel raak deur die onverbiddelike gang van die geskiedenis. Die Transvaalse politiek en die Britte se arrogante imperialisme sleur hulle mee in die Anglo-Boereoorlog van 1899-1902.
Liefdes- en vriendskapsbande wat in die Trandvaalse bosveld en die sitkamers van Victoriaanse Engeland gesmee is, word op die slagvelde van Suid-Afrika getoets. Wanneer die formele fase van die oorlog oorgaan in die gruwelike beleid van die verskroeide aarde en n guerrillastryd, moet die familielede riskante keuses maak.
Wintersrust is ’n bruisende verhaal vol hartstog en avontuur oor die individu se worsteling met magte buite sy beheer. Sommige, wat deur wanhoop oorweldig word, oorleef nie. Ander moet ten slotte by ’n plek van vrede en vergiffenis uitkom. Ondanks woede en onreg ontdek die familie ’n mag wat sterker as oorlog is.

Product Code: 109740


Die Skaalmodel

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Die debuutpryswenner in NBUitgewers se Groot Romanwedstryd 2015. Juffrou Berdina Visagie, argivaris van die Bredasdorp Skeepswrakmuseum, besluit om ’n skaalmodel van die dorpie Skipskop te bou. Nou word sy aangekla van pligsversuim, wanbesteding, allerlei. Maar sy is ’n deeglike amptenaar, en sy het haar verdediging gereed: Skipskop is belangrik, Meneer die Voorsitter, en sy wat Juff rou Visagie is, gaan seker maak dit word onthou.

Product Code: 100240


Die formidabele Ling Ho

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Soos ’n welkome bui reën oor ’n dor stuk platteland – so word Johan Kruger se nuutste roman, Die formidabele Ling Ho, beskryf. Wanneer kansvatter van formaat Willem Landman sy swart snor opplak en sy satynskoene met die klokkies op die punte aantrek, is hy Ling Ho: opperste towenaar en showman. Van skoolsaal na kerksaal na landbousaal reis Willem, sy assistent en sy kat in hul bakkie, gevolg deur ’n karavaan, gevolg deur ’n Ventertjie, oor die grasvelde van Mpumalanga. Dit is hier waar hierdie klein bende vir Evie en Noah raakloop. In hul biblioteekwa bring dié gedemoveerde bibliotekaresse en die drywer van die Travelling Library die geskrewe woord na die mense. Tussen Evie en Willem is daar ’n vonkie, maar daar is ook onweer in die lug. Hoe sal die storie ontvou

Product Code: 100270


Die tuiskoms van Mina Afrika

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Ná jare vind Mina geluk in die kombuis van ’n gastehuis naby Visbaai. Sy leef haar uit as sjef en raak betrokke by mense soos Jana, die eienares, en haar broer met die ipekonders. Maar dan kondig Jana op ’n dag aan dat daar ekstra gaste is vir middagete en skielik is dit weer nag vir Mina en haar mense.

Softcover, 212 pages, 213 x 137 mm

Product Code: 107370


The Draughtsman

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1944, Germany. Ernst Beck’s new job is to annotate plans for new crematoria destined for the concentration camps. Ernst has a terrible choice to make: turning a blind eye will keep him and his wife safe, but that’s little comfort if staying silent amounts to collusion in the deaths of thousands.

Softcover, 400 pages, 221 x 153 mm

Product Code: 107810


All the Rivers

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A chance encounter in New York brings two strangers together: Liat is an idealistic translation student, Hilmi a talented young painter. Together they explore the city, share fantasies, jokes and home-made meals, and fall in love. There is only one problem: Liat is from Israel, Hilmi from Palestine.

Softcover, 288 pages, 129 x 198 mm

Product Code: 107790