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Launch: The South African Vegan Cookbook by Leozette Roode (11 October)

Cape Town! Join blogger and self-proclaimed surviving vegan in the Mother City, Leozette Roode, for the launch of her amazing collection of vegan recipes, The South African Vegan Cookbook – Thursday, 11 October (5:30 PM for 6 PM) at Wellness Warehouse, Lifestyle on Kloof. Yum!

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Launch: Blue Sunday by Irma Venter (10 October)

Sunday. Christmas Eve. There is a break-in at the Stables Estate in Pretoria East.

Businessman Lafras van Zyl is left for dead and his family has disappeared without a trace. After six weeks there are still no clues, and Captain AJ Williams has been summoned to solve the case. Alex Derksen and Ranna Abramson are on the trail of Martina Buitendag (17), who went missing in Yeoville.

Two crimes.

Too many secrets.

Nowhere to hide.

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Launch: Poacher by Kimon de Greef and Shuhood Abader (9 October)

Locked up for poaching abalone, Shuhood Abader began writing his life story. For over fifteen years, he had been a small cog in a criminal industry stretching from the Cape underworld to China’s luxury seafood market. As abalone – perlemoen, perly – vanishes from the South African coast, Shuhood’s first-person account takes us right into the heart of the crisis.

Kimon de Greef’s postgraduate research on poaching led him into journalism, and today he is the pre-eminent local expert on the illicit abalone trade. He contextualises Abader’s raw, immediate tale by showing how the system works: from desperate fishing communities via gang strongholds on the Cape Flats, tik, guns and police complicity to the harbours of Morocco and Hong Kong.

Journey with the authors through death-defying dives, blackmail, robbery, shark encounters, near-drownings, and chases by police and rivals.

Poacher tells the story of a deadly black market; but it is also the story of one man, deeply conflicted, committed to his faith and searching for a better way.

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Bekendstelling: Die tragiese saak van Pamina Vermaak deur Annie Klopper (25 September)

Toe Pamina Vermaak by die werk uitfreak, sit sy skielik sonder inkomste. Boonop verloor sy haar kêrel, haar woonstel in Tamboerskloof, asook die laaste flenters toekomsideale wat sy naarstig aan ’t vasklou was – alles in een dag. Sy is gedwing om druipstert terug te keer na haar ouerhuis op die klein Weskusdorp Witwaterbaai. ’n Plek wat sy gesweer het haar nooit weer sal sien nie.

Intussen basuin die voorblaaie van poniekoerante dit uit dat rockster Wolf de Jager se verlowing met aktrise Daniella du Toit verbreek is en krioel dit op sosiale media van steelfoto’s waar sy hom verneuk. Hy moet weg uit die Kaap en ’n lukrake seleksie op Google Maps bring hom tot op Witwaterbaai, waar sy swart leerbaadjie harder as sy Fender Stratocaster skreeu teen die gehekelde doilies in Ant Leentjie se gastehuis.

Sal Pamina en Wolf op hierdie slakkepas-dorp van bokkoms droog en stoepsit hul probleme kan ontduik? Of lê daar net nog meer komplikasies voor?

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Launch: The History of Intimacy by Gabeba Baderoon (11 September)

The History of Intimacy is the fourth collection by award-winning poet Gabeba Baderoon. These poems render various intimacies and private hurts with eloquence and tenderness: the lost innocence of a child, a loved one in an ambulance, young passion across a man-made divide, a mother visiting her son in jail, elegies to an admired musician, mentor and poet, and the reverberations of past injustices in District Six, the Cape Flats and Hangklip.

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  • Date: Tuesday, 11 September 2018
  • Time: 6:00 PM for 6:30 PM
  • Venue: Love Books, The Bamboo Lifestyle Centre, 53 Rustenburg Rd, Melville, Johannesburg | Map
  • Guest Speaker: Phillippa Yaa de Villiers
  • RSVP: kate@lovebooks.co.za
     

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Launch: The History of Intimacy by Gabeba Baderoon (11 September)

The History of Intimacy is the fourth collection by award-winning poet Gabeba Baderoon. Breathtaking intimacies and private hurts are crafted into lyrical form – in poems on desiring what is furthest from you, memories of a midnight swim, how children work out the laws of existence, the stakes of speaking a forbid­den word, elegies to a jazz prodigy and a beloved poet, and how not to be alone.

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Restitution Foundation conversation between Lukhanyo Calato and Wilhelm Verwoerd (2 September)

My Father Died for This

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My Father Died for This by Lukhanyo Calata, Abigail Calata
EAN: 9780624081647
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Bloedbande by Wilhelm Verwoerd
EAN: 9780624085171
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Launch: Vusi – Business & Life Lessons From a Black Dragon by Vusi Thembekwayo (22 August)

Maverick. Leadership genius. Self-made millionaire. Dragon. The rock star of public speaking. Vusi Thembekwayo has been called many things.

Join him in his inspiring journey from the township to the top echelons of South African business, to becoming one of the youngest directors of a listed company and CEO of a boutique investment firm. As a Dragons’ Den judge and a sought- after public speaker across the globe, Vusi doesn’t just talk business – he lives it.

Now you can learn the secret of his success and how to shape your own destiny.

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“The pitiful cries of the lost boys of Bird Island have haunted me for the past 31 years. At last their story is out. Chrissy, don’t give up now.” Read Mark Minnie’s ‘last piece of writing’ to Chris Steyn

The Lost Boys of Bird Island

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The Lost Boys of Bird Island: A shocking exposé from within the heart of the NP government by Mark Minnie, Chris Steyn
EAN: 9780624081432
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Bekendstelling: Asof geen berge ooit hier gewoon het nie deur Pieter Odendaal (22 Augustus)

Asof geen berge ooit hier gewoon het nie is ’n opwindende en verweefde debuut uit ’n jong digter se pen.

Met ’n eietydse en aktuele aanslag skryf Odendaal oor die politiek van verskil in ’n multikulturele samelewing, die natuur en ons ekologiese voetspoor, verganklikheid, menswees, die liefde, asook die onlangse studentepolitiek.

Ten einde vra hy: Re mang? Wie is ons? En wie is hulle?

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