Item Code: BN00940
What does everyone in the modern world need to know A renowned psychologist answers hard questions with a unique combination of ancient wisdom and clinical experience. Jordan Petersons work as a clinical psychologist has reshaped the modern understanding of personality, and now he has become one of the worlds most popular public thinkers, with his lectures on topics ranging from the Bible to romantic relationships drawing tens of millions of viewers. In an era of polarizing politics, echo chambers and trigger warnings, his startling message about the value of personal responsibility and the dangers of ideology has resonated around the world. In this book, he combines ancient wisdom with decades of experience to provide twelve profound and challenging principles for how to live a meaningful life, from setting your house in order before criticising others to comparing yourself to who you were yesterday, not someone else today. Gripping, thought-provoking and deeply rewarding, 12 Rules for Life offers an antidote to the chaos in our lives: eternal truths applied to our modern problems.
Item Code: BF00450
In 1969, Winnie Mandela was detained under Section 6 of the Terrorism Act. This was the start of her 491-day period of detention and two trials. Forty-one years after her release, the widow of one of Mandela’s advocates during the trials gave her the journal and notes she had written in detention. This book shares Mandela’s moving and compelling journal, as well as some of the letters written at the time.
Softcover, 264 pages, 198 x 130 mm
Product Code: 112800
65 Years of Friendship tells the heartrending story of a remarkable friendship between two remarkable men: world-renowned human-rights lawyer George Bizos, and Nelson Mandela. George and Madiba met as students at the University of the Witwatersrand in the 1940s. They would later become legal colleagues, and Mandela would become George Bizos most famous client soon after, for it was Bizos who formed part of his legal defence during the famous Treason Trial, and again during the Rivonia Trial, when Mandela and others faced the death penalty for plotting to overthrow the state. After seeing his friend sentenced to life imprisonment instead, Bizos became Mandelas lifeline, navigating the complicated network of the Struggle. Working tirelessly, be it by secretly meeting Oliver Tambo in exile or arguing for the abolishment of the death penalty in the Constitutional Court years later, Bizos offered his unwavering support to Mandela on his long walk towards a democratic South Africa. In this touching homage to their friendship, George Bizos tells a fascinating tale of two men whose work affected the lives of all South Africans.
Item Code: BN00690
This debut autobiographical novel by a compassionate and deeply perceptive writer is raw, funny and moving. It is the story of Colleen, the little girl who has to wear boots to support her weak ankles, seen through her eyes and told in her own words. She is the third-born child of parents who share a chaotic and co-dependent relationship.Accompanied by her siblings, this is the child’s journey, set against the background of Cape Town with all its mystery and beauty. The period is the 1940s, a time of innocence, social graces, the Queen’s visit, and sports heroes like Vic Toweel and Bobby Locke. It is a time of religious fervour, baptisms, conversions and Sunday School picnics. Apartheid is seen through the eyes of innocent children, bemused and confused by the flawed and unjust system.The pages are crowded by a host of odd characters, lovable, eccentric, alcoholic and troubled. There’s Aunty Bubble who teaches the children to jitterbug and Uncle Nicholas who speaks the Queen’s English and plays a trumpet in the Royal Navy band. There is Smuts the Xhosa watchman who befriends the children and shares his brazier with them at night, and Edna the maid who tries to keep them neat and clean and fills their stomachs with angels’ food. There’s Aunty Beryl who carries a Chihuahua around in her handbag, and the midwife, and the home-undertaker named Two-Coffee-One-Milk.The book has universal appeal. There is a human thread recognisable to anyone who has ever been in a co-dependent relationship, or been abused, or grown up poor, or had an alcoholic father … The text is rich in imagery and vivid detail. Sharp, insightful, nostalgic and magical, both harrowing and joyful, rich in unintentional humour, it will resonate with many. It has the charm of Angela’s Ashes. You will laugh with this child, you will cry with her and you will take every breath with her. It is the author’s hope that her story might help others dilute the poison of their pain. The sequel will be available in the near future.
Item Code: BN00890
Conflict is an inevitable part of life, according to this ancient Chinese classic of strategy, but everything necessary to deal with conflict wisely, honorably, victoriously, is already present within us. Compiled more than two thousand years ago by a mysterious warrior-philosopher, THE ART OF WAR is still perhaps the most prestigious and influential book of strategy in the world, as eagerly studied in Asia by modern politicians and executives as it has been by military leaders since ancient times. As a study of the anatomy of organizations in conflict, THE ART OF WAR applies to competition and conflict in general, on every level from the interpersonal to the international. Its aim is invincibility, victory without battle, and unassailable strength through understanding the physics, politics, and psychology of conflict.
Item Code: BN00140
YOUR STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO FINANCIAL PEACE OF MIND!How can you become financially secure with the resources at your disposal What is the safest way to invest, and accumulate, money And why is it never too late to start planning your financial well-beingMoney plays a role in nearly every aspect of our lives, and yet very few of us know how to save, whereto invest and how to avoid money troubles. This highly accessible book is aimed at anyone who wants to improve their financial situation, from the financial novice who needs clear basic guidelines on how to deal with money to those who are more financially savvy but want to supplement their knowledge. Covering a range of topics, from saving, investing, debt management, buying a house to blunders to avoid, Become Your Own Financial Advisor provides people of all ages and levels of wealth with practical information on how to improve their finances. And, in the process, proves that financial freedom is possible for everyone.
Item Code: BN00210
‘Shortly after we took off from the check point I saw an old Opel with young men trying to pass us . . . I remember the cracks of the AK-47 bullets when it came through our windscreen. Our driver drew his pistol and fired back with his right hand while trying to control the speeding vehicle with his left.’Johan Raath and a security team were escorting American engineers to a power plant south of Baghdad when they were ambushed. He had first arrived in Iraq only two weeks before. This was a small taste of what was to come over the next 13 years he worked there as a private military contractor (PMC).His mission Not to wage war but to protect lives. Raath acted as a bodyguard for VIPs and, more often, engineers who were involved in construction projects to rebuild the country after the 2003 war. His physical and mental endurance was tested to the limit in his efforts to safeguard construction sites that were regularly subjected to mortar and suicide attacks. Key to his survival was his training as a Special Forces operator, or Recce. Working in places called the Triangle of Death and driving on the ‘Hell Run’, Raath had numerous hair-raising experiences. As a trained combat medic he also helped to save people’s lives after two suicide bomb attacks on sites he then worked at.
Item Code: BN00050
Many people have lived experiences from which the rest of us could learn, and act upon, but all too often their knowledge dies with them. David Brokensha’s memoir is an important exception. Brokensha, now 84, was a young soldier in WW2, a prisoner of war, a student at three universities, a colonial administrator, a founder of a public-policy oriented HGO, a professor of anthropology, and a South African exile who returned home in 1999.This fascinating memoir not only follows Brokensha’s long and productive life, it also demonstrates, in a lively and highly readable fashion, how anthropological field research can generate benefits in a way that desk-based theories usually do not. As a perhaps-unintended result, it describes, too, how these benefits accrue to the researcher as well as to the ‘subjects’ of his research.David Brokensha and his life-companion Bernard Riley lived and worked together – and apart – in Africa, the USA and the UK for nearly fifty years; the book is also the story of their love.
Item Code: BN00370
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 terrorised 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.
Item Code: BN00990
Winston Churchill en Jan Smuts het kopgestamp aan die begin van die Boere-Oorlog, maar het met verloop van tyd goeie vriende geword – en vir 50 jaar vriende gebly: Churchill het gehou van sigare, kos, drank, persoonlike lyfbediendes, luukse verblyf en lang vakansies; Smuts was asketies en het amper spartaans geleef, ’n nie-roker wat min drink, vroeg opstaan en lang ente stap. Richard Steyn was redakteur van die Natal Witness, ’n Nieman-genoot aan Harvard-universiteit, hoofredakteur van The Star en is die skrywer van Jan Smuts: Unafraid of Greatness.
Softcover, 288 pages, 233 x 152 mm
Product Code: 112820
What will rise when the ANC fallsThe ANC has governed South Africa for more than two decades, but it will notremain in power forever. Electoral trends suggest their remarkable run is comingto an end soon. If the ANCs support falls below 50% in 2019, the country couldsoon be run by a coalition of political parties. This will completely transform SouthAfricas political landscape and the consequences will be felt by everyone.One of South Africas brightest young political minds, Leon Schreiber, exploresthe most likely scenarios for South Africas political future. Will Mmusi Maimaneand Julius Malema be in charge of the country in the near future and can such acoalition last Or will the ANC and the EFF form a united front to rule the country,and what will the consequences beThe era of one-party dominance is coming to an end. South Africans musturgently start preparing for this new reality.
Item Code: BN00660
Richard Peirce, veteran wildlife campaigner, tackles another controversy in his latest book, that of lion breeding and canned hunting – an industry that has burgeoned in the last decade or so, dropping largely under the radar of public concern. On an investigatory road trip around South Africa, Richard Peirce uncovered horrifying facts about the industry. This book also tells the true story of two male lions, Obi and Oliver, rescued from breeding farms; and it details the misery of wildlife repurposed for human greed. It’s an evocative, disturbing and passionate plea to end commercial captive lion breeding, and to sway the next CITES meeting into banning the trade in all lion products – without exemptions. Fast-paced and well researched, the book is richly illustrated with photos taken along the way.
Item Code: BN00620
Dare Not Linger is the story of Nelson Mandela’s presidency, drawing heavily on the memoir he began to write as he prepared to ﬁnish his term as president, but was unable to ﬁnish. Now, the acclaimed South African writer Mandla Langa has completed the task using Mandela’s unﬁnished draft, detailed notes that Mandela made as events were unfolding and a wealth of previously unseen archival material.
Hardcover, 384 pages, 234 x 153 mm
Product Code: 112650
Springbok kaptein, predikant,ambassadeur, kabinets minister,wêreldreisiger, filosoof, gesinsman,kunsliefhebber. Dit was en s die wêreldvan dr. Dawie de Villiers, een van Suid-Afrika se ikone wat vir dekades sy landop vele terreine met groot onderskeiding gedien het. Hierdie boeiende lewensverhaal neemlesers op ’n merkwaardige pad deur Suid-Afrika se sport- en politieke geskiedenis.Ten spyte van ’n lewe vol skitterende hoogtepunte en prestasies oor so’n lang tyd, het hy nog altyd die gewildeen beskeie Dawie gebly vir almal wat sy pad gekruis het.
Item Code: BN00400
Hoe raak die wete dat almal sterﬂ ik is ons siening van die sin van die lewe?
Softcover, 224 pages, 198 x 130 mm
Product Code: 112610
Why do people ‘lose their heads’? Chris Mahlangu, who murdered Eugène Terre’Blanche, did not just bludgeon him to death, he literally hacked him to pieces with a steel pipe. Five case studies about real-life South African violent criminals as told by seasoned crime writer Carla van der Spuy and clinical psychologist Dr. Henk Swanepoel.
Softcover, 240 pages, 212 x 137 mm
Product Code: 112700
This book is a celebration of our affection for dogs.The human-dog relationship has continually evolvedand continues to forge new functions and forms– so the very meaning of dogs is constantly beingrewritten. Humankinds assigning of tasks to dogs hasplayed a significant part in our own ability to thriveover thousands of years.No other mammal is so diverse in form, function orvalue. The celebration of love for all things caninecan in many ways be attributed to our own selflove.We have dogs because they help us and weshape them to our own needs – most obviously bybreeding them and altering their function or format a fundamental genetic level. By looking veryclosely at what we have now, we may understanddogs better and in turn, understand ourselves.
Item Code: BN00680
Piet Matipa is jonk, swart, gay, Afrikaans en skryf vir 7de Laan en Beeld. Hier gesels hy oor dit wat almal in SuidAfrika raak – misdaad, taxi’s en hoe om ’n ontkleedanser vir ’n henneparty te reël.
Softcover, 192 pages, 234 x 153 mm
Product Code: 112620
Ek is Liza vertel die verhaal van ’n moedige vrou wat nieteruggestaan het vir die duwweltjies en skaapdorings op haarlewenspad nie. Sy is die toonbeeld van hoop na die storms, en bewys dat Liefde alles kan oorkom al het ons nie al die antwoordenie.
Item Code: BN00800
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