Item Code: BN00940
Een van Afrikaans se uitsonderlike kenmerke is die skat van idiome en vaste uitdrukkings wat soos poësie op die tong van sprekers lê. Ander taliges is dikwels verstom oor die manier waarop vaste uitdrukkings en gesegdes Afrikaans verryk en kleurvol maak. In hierdie boek bring Kobus Galloway, skepper van Idees Vol Vrees, 150 idiome byeen –elkeen geïllustreer met ’n grappige volblad-spotprent, en met ’n kort verklaring van elke idioom se betekenis. Verder is daar ’n lys met nóg idiome en verklarings agter in die boek. Afrikaanse lesers van alle ouderdomme sal daarvan hou, en skoliere in die besonder sal dit baie bruikbaar vind. Dié boek sal help verseker dat idiome van vroeg reeds ’n tuiste in die mond van jong sprekers kry, en dat dié pragtige skat van Afrikaans behoue sal bly.
Item Code: BN0234
A chronological survey of the worlds most influential books.Many books have become classics, must-reads or overnight publishingsensations, but how many can genuinely claim to have changed the way we seeand thinkIn 100 Books that Changed the World, prize-winning author Scott Christiansonbrings together an exceptional collection of truly groundbreaking books – fromscriptures that founded religions, to scientific treatises that challenged beliefs, tonovels that kick-started literary genres. This elegantly designed book offers asweeping, chronological survey of the most important books from around theglobe, from the earliest illuminated manuscripts to the age of the ebookpublication.Entries include: Iliad and Odyssey, Homer (750 BC), Gutenberg Bible (1450s),The Qur’an (AD 609–632), On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres, NicolausCopernicus (1543), Shakespeare’s First Folio (1623), Philosophae NaturalisPrincipia Mathematica, Isaac Newton (1687), Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary(1755), The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith (1776), The Vindication of the Rightsof Women, Mary Wollstonecraft (1792), The Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx andFriedrich Engels (1848), Roget’s Thesaurus (1852), On the Origin of Species,Charles Darwin (1859), The Interpretation of Dreams, Sigmund Freud (1899),Lady Chatterley’s Lover, D.H. Lawrence (1928), The Diary of a Young Girl, AnneFrank (1947), Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-tung (1964), A Brief History ofTime, Stephen Hawking (1988)
Item Code: BN0078
How do you retell the well-worn life story of a nationalicon One way is this: a palimpsest of a hundredmemories of the great man, revolutionary, world leader,and family figure, to celebrate the 100th anniversary ofhis birth. Kate Sidley offers renewed and touchinginsight into Mandela by retelling humorous, heartwarmingand momentous moments from his life, roughlychronologically, drawing from his own writing and thememories of contemporaries, historians and ordinarypeople. The reading experience is multi-varied andcomplex, touching and inspiring, like Madiba himself.100 Mandela Moments is divided into sections,according to the many roles Mandela played in hislifetime: the school boy, the student, the lawyer, theoutlaw, the prisoner, the negotiator, the statesman, theelder. Each story or moment is short and encapsulatessomething about the man behind the legend, and thebook can be read cover to cover or dipped into.
Item Code: BN00920
Acclaimed clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson has influenced the modern understanding of personality, and now he has become one of the world’s most popular public thinkers. 12 Rules for Life offers eternal truths applied to our modern problems.
Softcover, 448 pages, 234 x 153 mm
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
AB hopped over the boundary rope and onto the field, grinning at the sight and sound of a packed Wanderers Stadium. He swung his bat from side to side and listened to the crowd roaring his name.’So begins the wonderfully entertaining story of the rise to fame of one of South Africa’s favourite sporting stars. Written specifically for youngsters aged 10 –14, it takes the reader close to all the action, and the ups and downs.AB was already building a name as a great schoolboy tennis and rugby player, but when he decided to focus on cricket the word spread quickly about a talent that could not be contained.With two brothers a lot older than him, AB learned early how to play hard and never give up. In this inspiring story we watch as AB progresses through high school, then ’varsity, and learns how to play against the best. In his first Test series, AB struggles and wonders if he’s good enough to make it at this level. However, the outcome is an inspiration to sports fans and readers who love a good story.
Item Code: BN0238
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
Iman Rappetti is an award-winning journalist who has been involved in print, radio and television. She worked as a young journalist in South Africa and then abandoned it (along with all her worldly possessions) when she became Muslim. She lived in the Islamic Republic of Iran for two years, where she also worked on a current affairs TV show for the state broadcaster before returning to South Africa and resuming her life here.She describes herself as ‘the youngest of five children. One Rasatafarian brother (passed away), one ex-con brother (who can dance the pants off any woman and has a wicked sense of humour), another brother who’s a big shot in the marine engineering industry (he makes a mean curry), and a sister who has the thankless task of staying at home and raising the rugrats (she has a way with words, and also makes a kick-ass briyani)’.In this moving and entertaining memoir, Iman shares stories and what she has learned from her colourful journey through life.
Item Code: BN0239
‘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
In the fifth book of the Road to Glory series, Jeremy Daniel shows us how Caster Semenya developed into a world-class athlete.Growing up in poverty in Limpopo, Caster’s early experiences at school are marked by many ups and downs: while her friends and family accept her for who she is, she is constantly bullied for her appearance. But she discovers soccer and immerses herself in the game – even making the boys’ team. It is only after she enrolls at the University of Pretoria that her life changes completely. Away from village life, she impresses on the track and is noticed as a talent, eventually meeting Coach Daniels in whom she finds a trainer and mentor. Battling controversy over her gender on the track and in the media, she nevertheless goes on to win gold at the 2016 Olympics, becoming an ambassador for South Africa.
Item Code: BN0233
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
Item Code: BN0070
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
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