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
ERIC NAKI was born in Stutterheim in the Eastern Cape to a domestic worker mother, Nontanase Naki, and a mining migrant father, Wilton Woko, on 4 April 1963. He grew up on farms in East London, matriculated at Mzomhle High in Mdantsane and studied Communication Science through UNISA. Naki is a journalist by profession, with more than 30 years experience in both broadcast and print media. Presently he works as a senior political reporter for The Citizen newspaper in Johannesburg. This is his first book.
Product Code: A100020
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
Fifty years ago, Sir Richard Branson started his first business. In his new autobiography, Finding My Virginity, the Virgin Founder shares his personal, intimate thoughts on five decades as the worlds ultimate entrepreneur. In Finding My Virginity , Sir Richard Branson shares the secrets that have seen his family business grow from a student magazine into a global brand, his dreams of private citizens flying to space develop from a childhood fantasy to the brink of reality, and his focus shift from battling bigger rivals to changing business for good. Following on from where bestselling Losing My Virginity left off at the dawn of the new millennium, Finding My Virginity takes the reader on a rollercoaster ride with the enigmatic entrepreneur. Learn how Branson created 12 different billion dollar businesses and hundreds more companies across dozens of sectors, going from a houseboat to his own private island. But this book goes far beyond the numbers – it is a journey into the heart and mind of Britains best-loved businessman. Join Sir Richard as he juggles working life with raising his children Holly and Sam, building a marriage with his wife Joan and creating a unique company culture. Discover how he created a new life on Necker Island, while continuing to grow the Virgin brand into all corners of the world. Get the real story behind adventures and run-ins with everyone from Bill Gates and Kate Moss to Nelson Mandela and Barack Obama. Go behind the scenes as Sir Richard Branson creates the worlds first commercial spaceline, Virgin Galactic, and handles the biggest crisis he has ever faced. Get under the skin of world record attempts on land, sea and air, and see how the original business hippy adapted to becoming a doting grand-dude to his four grandchildren, Eva-Deia, Etta, Artie and Bluey. This is the true account of how the Virgin Founder reinvented himself and his brand for the 21st C entury, while continuing to push boundaries, break rules and reach for the stars in more ways than one. This is the story of the man behind the beard, the business, the bravado and the brand. Find out how the ultimate entrepreneur did it for the first time – all over again.
Product Code: A100050
In 2006 Jacob Zuma was on trial for the rape of Fezekile Ntsukela Kuzwayo, better known as Khwezi. After Zuma’s acquittal, the president’s supporters vilified Khwezi, forcing her to take refuge outside South Africa. Ten years later, she passed away … but not before she had slipped back into South Africa and started work on a book about her life. Journalist Redi Tlhabi breathes life into a woman for so long forced to live in the shadows.
Product Code: 112680
In 2016 local film audiences were mesmerised by the film Noem My Skollie, which was written by – and based on the life of – John W. Fredericks. In this book Fredericks tells the full story on which the film was based. Skollie is a gripping memoir of prison and gangs, and of one man’s struggle to survive all this by telling stories.
Softcover, 264 pages, 234 x 153 mm
Product Code: 112690
Dié aangrypende ware verhaal van ’n vrou wat haar hele gesin in ’n terreuraanval verloor, is die storie van ’n gelowige wat in gehoorsaamheid leef – tot die mat geheel en al onder haar voete uitgepluk word. Dit sal lesers aanmoedig om die ware koste van ons geloof te bereken, na te dink oor die karakter van God en ons identiteit as Sy kinders. Hannelie se verhaal is ’n merkwaardige getuienis van ’n lewe in geloof en die krag van vergifnis. Haar geloof en vermoë om te vergewe is ’n enorme bron van inspirasie.
Softcover, 288 pages, 198 x 130 mm
Product Code: 112600
Can drugs, jealousy and money drive a normal 20-year-old to pick up an axe and wipe out most of his family This is the question on everyone’s lips after the brutal Van Breda murders. While Henri tries to prove his innocence in court, the whole country is speculating about whether the Van Breda couple’s own child was the one responsible. With insider access to the family, investigative journalist Julian Jansen – one of the first journalists on the scene – writes about the murders that shook the country.
Due to the court case being postponed this title will only be available end November.
Softcover, 220 pages, 198 x 130 mm
Product Code: 110200
Hitmen for Hire takes the reader on a journey like no other, navigating a world of hammermen (hitmen), informers, rogue policemen, taxi bosses, gang leaders and crooked
businessmen. The book examines a system in which contract killings have become the norm, looking at who arranges hits, where to find a hitman and even what it is like to be a hitman – or hitwoman.
Softcover, 340 pages, 233 x 152 mm
Product Code: 110230
Karina Szczurek’s memoirs of her life before, with and after her marriage to André P. Brink detail a year of widowhood and a love to last a lifetime. The book combines enough salacious detail and moving description of dealing with the death of a loved one to satisfy fans of her and her husband, both old and new.
Softcover, 304 pages, 233 x 152 mm
Product Code: 110260
This is the singer’s long-awaited autobiography. (See page 3 of our Entertainment section for his new CD, The Singles.)
Product Code: 102950
Product Code: 109100
Dwelms, jaloesie en geld. Kan dit iemand daartoe dryf om sy gesin uit te moor Die bekroonde joernalis Julian Jansen was van die eerstes op die toneel van die “bylmoorde” en sy boeiende boek lees soos ’n misdaadroman.
Softcover, 220 pages, 198 x 130 mm
Product Code: 110190
In Afskeid van Europa lewer Karel Schoeman verslag van sy laaste twee besoeke aan Nederland, Duitsland en Oostenryk gedurende die herfs van 2011 en 2013. Dit is veral die stede Amsterdam, Berlyn, Dresden, Salzburg en Wene wat aandag kry en ook met Schoeman se vermoë om mense en plekke wat hy waarneem, in woorde tot gestalte te bring. By dit alles is daar ’n ondertoon van heimwee en gelatenheid omdat die skrywer voortdurend bewus is daarvan dat dit werklik sy laaste besoeke is en hy dikwels aan sy ouderdom herinner word:
’Elderly,‘ lees ek op my vliegkaartjie, ’can’t walk long distance can sit gate close 15 minutes prior to departure.« Dit is ék.‘
Maar afgesien van die element van afskeid, is dit Schoeman se belesenheid en sy vermoë om hede en verlede te skakel wat opval en hierdie boek ’n ryk leeservaring maak. Nie alleen die politieke geskiedenis nie, maar ook die verhale van die gewone mens soos dit in die letterkunde uitgebeeld is, word in verband gebring met die strate, parke, kerke en paleise van die groot stede wat hy besoek. Onvermydelik skryf hy oor die twee wêreldoorloë se impak op mens en omgewing, maar ook die vasberade inisiatiewe om te restoureer en te herstel in stede soos Berlyn en Dresden. Die hede met sy massatoerisme, die gewonde daaglikse gang van sake en veral ook die tipiese geregte van die plekke wat hy besoek, verseker dat die boek vir eietydse reisigers ook relevant is.
Hardcover, 280 pages, 222 x 152 mm
Product Code: 110270
In Fear, one of the worlds greatest explorers delves into his own experiences to try to explain what fear is, how it happens and how hes overcome it so successfully. He examines key moments from history where fear played an important part
in the outcome of a great event. He shows us how the brain perceives fear, how that manifests itself in us and how we can transform our perceptions.
Product Code: 105350
A unique look into the wisdom and thought processes of one of the most adored, respected and powerful women in the world. Own it is a collection of Oprahs most insightful quotations on topics related to business, media, leadership and life, all in an appealing gift-friendly format.
Product Code: 102940