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Video: Eben Venter se Groen soos die hemel daarbo word bekendgestel

Simon is ’n wêreldreisiger, vertroud met die reëls van vryheid en ongebonde plesier. Van Bali tot Melbourne, van Tokio tot Kaapstad, soek hy ontmoetings en ervarings op. Deurentyd keer herinneringe terug: kleintyd in die Oos-Kaap, sy pa, die plaas en voorligting aan die hand van ’n beesboerdery. In sy sielkundige se spreekkamer bind Simon die grepe van oomblikke en ervarings saam, met dr. Spiteri se insigte.

’n Vreeslose verkenning van moderne seksualiteit, intimiteit, en identiteit.

Groen soos die hemel daarbo is onlangs in Stellenbosch by die Protea Boekwinkel bekendgestel. Eben was in gesprek met Rachelle Greeff, en die geleentheid is deur Naomi Bruwer verfilm:

Groen soos die hemel daarbo

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Launch: Firepool by Hedley Twidle (17 August)

Firepool is a chronicle of South Africa in the ‘second transition’ – one in which the foundations of the post-apartheid settlement are being shaken and questioned in all kinds of ways.

From the complex legacy of artists like Moses Taiwa Molelekwa and JM Coetzee to the #FeesMustFall protests, from the N2 highway to the gnawing uncertainty of our nuclear future, Hedley Twidle treats serious subjects with a sense of playfulness, mischief and imagination.

Deeply personal, and spanning culture, elemental landscape and ideas, Twidle gets under the skin of South Africa in fresh and unexpected ways.

Hedley Twidle is an essayist of rare brilliance. His reach is remarkable. Whatever subject he touches, his writing is always luminous, astute and often darkly funny. – Rob Nixon

Hedley Twidle’s work is exquisitely crafted, clever, self-deprecating, and, above all, deeply thoughtful. We are lucky to have a writer of his calibre working on contemporary South African material. – Johnny Steinberg

Hedley Twidle is a writer, teacher and scholar based at UCT. He was born in Johannesburg and studied in KwaZulu-Natal, Oxford and York. Much of his current work concerns life-writing, non-fiction narrative and the essay in the 21st century. He writes regularly for publications like The New Statesman, Financial Times and Mail & Guardian.

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  • Date: Thursday, 17 August 2017
  • Time: 6:00 PM for 6:30 PM
  • Venue: Love Books, The Bamboo Lifestyle Centre, 53 Rustenburg Road, Melville, Johannesburg | Map
  • Guest Speaker: Simon van Schalkwyk
  • RSVP: kate@lovebooks.co.za

     

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Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh challenges commonly held opinions about South African politics in Democracy and Delusion

Democracy and DelusionA fresh, different perspective on South African politics.

Many common political arguments come pre-packaged in a very old and dusty box – and in this book, Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh sets out to dismantle that box. The self-evident truths are not, in fact, so indisputable. He argues that free education is far from impossible, the ANC did not liberate South Africa, land reform is not the first step to chaos, and the media is not free…

In this incisive, informed book we find not only challenges to commonly held opinions, but optimism about South Africa’s future and new solutions to old problems.

Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh is an outspoken political commentator, scholar and musician. He is a co-founder of the InkuluFreeHeid Organisation and was prominent in the Rhodes Must Fall movement at Oxford University, where he is currently pursuing a doctorate in international relations. He has made popular videos about South African politics, available on his site www.sizwempofuwalsh.co.za and his social media accounts. Visit the site for the companion rap album to this book, also titled Democracy and Delusion. Sizwe is based in Johannesburg. His Twitter handle is @SizweMpofuWalsh.

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Die filmverwerking van Vaselinetjie begin binnekort draai. Lees dié besondere roman weer voor jy dit gaan kyk.

Sy is Helena Bosman van die Noord-Kaap, maar Oupa en Oumie noem haar sommer Vaselinetjie.

Sy is hulle hart se punt, tot Vaselinetjie tien jaar oud is en die Welsyn haar laat wegstuur na die kosskool in Gauteng. Want sy is wit en kan nie haar bruin oupa en ouma se regte kleinkind wees nie.

Dit is 1993 en Suid-Afrika staan op die rand van ‘n nuwe politieke bestel. Soos die land verander, so word Vaselinetjie ook in die vreemde, ongenaakbare weeshuiswêreld ‘n jong vrou.

Vaselinetjie is tegelyk ‘n huil-mooi liefdesverhaal en ‘n roman oor grootword in ‘n kinderhuis. Soos in haar debuutroman, Annerkant die longdrop, skryf Von Meck oor ‘n omgewing wat sy deur en deur kén. [...] Dit is ‘n storie wat jy kan onthou en oorvertel, en wat vir lank nog met jou sal bly gesels voordat jy snags jou oë toemaak.” Willemien Brümmer in Die Burger

Anoeschka von Meck het in 1998 verras met haar debuutroman, Annerkant die longdrop. Hierdie boek, wat gegrond is op haar werklike ervarings as kinderversorger by ‘n kinderhuis, bring ‘n wêreld onder woorde wat aan min mense bekend is. Vaselinetjie is onvergeetlik.

Die filmverwerking van Vaselinetjie begin 22 September in teaters draai. Kyk solank die lokprent hier:

Vaselinetjie

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Annerkant die longdrop

Launch – The Twinkling of an Eye: A Mother’s Journey (15 August)

Twelve-year-old Craig Brown is a high-achiever at one of the country’s top schools. He is smart, popular and adored by his family – an exuberant boy who dreams of going ‘straight to the big time’ as a high-flying lawyer.

Then a series of inexplicable events turns Craig’s world inside out: he develops academic problems and becomes the school bully.

There’s vomiting, migraines and facial paralysis. An MRI scan reveals that a cancerous tumour, the size of a golf ball is slowly colonising Craig’s bright young brain.

Now his parents must confront a grim reality: that their child’s high school years will be spent fighting for his life.

Told through the eyes of his mother, Sue Brown, this transformative tale charts Craig’s extraordinary battle, Brown’s personal struggles, and, above all, a mother’s heroic ability to face the unthinkable. Told with courage, humour and heart, this life-affirming memoir reveals that there is indeed a light that shines in the very darkest of places.

Sue Brown is a qualified physiotherapist who has worked at Groote Schuur and Vincent Pallotti Hospitals, in London for a time, and in private practice in Cape Town. Her journey with Craig changed her life completely. Currently, she volunteers at the St Luke’s Hospice in Cape Town.

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Take a peek into Jude Daly’s beautifully illustrated animal fable from India

What is an elephant really like? Six blind mice scamper out of their mouse-hole to find out – and come up with six very different ideas! Is an elephant like a wall? A tree? A spear? A fan? A snake or a rope? Children will love to help the six blind mice discover the true wonder of an elephant in this beautifully illustrated animal fable from India.

Take a peek!

 

Six Blind Mice and an Elephant

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Blaai deur Ros Haden en Tony Pinchuck se besonderse Die Apies se Dieretrein

Olifant ontvang ‘n uitnodiging na die apies se partytjie by Kokosneutbaai en klim dadelik in sy stoomenjin vir ‘n avontuurlike reis oor die hele Afrika-kontinent! By elke stasie klim nog meer diere op die trein. Hulle speel, stry en vertel stories op die langpad … Die rymende teks en asemrowende, kleurvolle illustrasies wat die wilde diere van Afrika in fantasmagoriese glorie uitbeeld, gaan kinders vasgenael hou. Perfek vir voorlees.


 
Klik hier om die pragboek te bestudeer.

Die Apies se Dieretrein

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Page through Andy Lee’s hilarious Do Not Open This Book

This guy will do anything for you not to open this book. Threats, bribes, reverse psychology – you name it. A hilarious new book from radio extraordinaire and all-round funny guy, Andy Lee. Young readers will love doing everything they’re asked not to. With bright and entertaining illustrations this story will become a family favourite.

 
 
Click here to page through Lee’s delightful book.

 

Do Not Open This Book

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Otto se dorp word deur ’n spookplaag geterroriseer! Gelukkig het Harry die Grieselgryper goeie kontakte aan die Oorkant…

Harry Griesel 2Daar is ‘n spookplaag in die dorp! ‘n Hele klomp kinders in Otto se skool word skielik deur spoke geterroriseer en ‘n oorlede Spaanse bulvegter wil by Otto se tante intrek. Maar drie huisspoke en ‘n pratende vlermuis is klaar genoeg – Otto het beslis nie nog ‘n huismaat nodig nie. Waar kom al die spoke vandaan? En hoe raak mens van hulle ontslae? Gelukkig het Otto se vriend Harry, die Grieselgryper, goeie kontakte aan die Oorkant.

Sonja Kaiblinger is in Krems gebore en het in ‘n spookhuis grootgeword wat oor die 100 jaar oud is. Sy werk as onderwyser in Vienna. Behalwe om te skryf, is sy lief vir perdry en sy versamel ook leë agurkiebottels, wat sy teen ‘n buitensporige hoë prys aan Grieselgrypers soos Harry verkoop. Haar Scary Harry-reeks is reeds in 11 tale vertaal.

Fréderic Bertrand is in 1981 in Minden gebore en kort daarna het al die goeie spoke hom verlaat. Hy spook al vir ‘n paar jaar in Berlyn, waar hy in sy afskuwelike ateljee-grot, onder die begeleiding van skreeuende orrelklanke, sy skrikwekkende prentjies teken.

 

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Bekendstelling: Hykie Berg – My Storie van Hoop (16 Augustus)

Hykie Berg was op die kruin van die golf – hy was ‘n suksesvolle akteur en in die wêreld se oë het hy alles gehad wat ‘n mens kan begeer. Tot op ’n dag dat hy iemand in ’n badkamer op stel dwelms sien gebruik het en hy so hard teruggeval het in sy ou gewoontes dat hy by die dood omgedraai het.

Hierdie boek volg hom deur die dwelmhole van Hillbrow, tot in Botswana en uiteindelik waar hy tot stilstand kom, in ‘n maksimum-sekuriteitsel in die Weskoppies- psigiatriese hospitaal. Hier kom red God hom van ‘n gewisse dood.

Hykie Berg is in Pretoria gebore en getoë. Hy gaan studeer drama en het gespeel in reekse soos Egoli, Plek van die vleisvreters, Binnelanders en flieks soos Dis ek Anna. In 2011 wen hy die realiteitskompetisie Survivor South Africa. Hykie is passievol daaroor om mense te help wat in verslawing verval is. Hy is getroud met Melissa en bly in Pretoria.

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