Rusty Bell

Author: Nthikeng Mohlele
Publisher: University of Natal Press
ISBN: 9781869142872
Size: 27.23 MB
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Michael - a respected and haunted South African corporate lawyer - is the narrator of Rusty Bell, a sweeping, intimate, and intricate exploration of the plurality and mystery of things: love, grief, fate, lust, but, most of all, life. Rusty Bell delves into head-cracking and bruising questions in this coming-of- and against-age story; told with humor, beauty, and calculated rage. Brimming with delicacy and authorial thunder, this part-campus novel and part-philosophical epistle is one man's rebellion against 'life as we know it.' Rusty Bell is an appallingly wise examination of the perils of being human, written by author Nthikeng Mohlele, who knows the beauty and savagery of words. *** "'Rusty Bell' is author Nthikeng Mohlele's third novel and continues to document this Johannesburg, South African author as a master storyteller rich with imagination and able to deftly craft truly recognizable characters and offering his readers with a truly engaging novel that is as entertaining as it is memorable. Very highly recommended for personal reading lists and community libraries..." -- Midwest Book Review, MBR Bookwatch, February 2015 ***[South African Nthikeng Mohlele is the author of Small Things (University of KwaZulu-Natal Press - ISBN 978 1 86914 245 2 - 2013). Nthikeng Mohlele was listed by Bloomsbury Publishing, Hay Festival, and Rainbow Book Club as among the 39 most promising authors under the age of 40 from sub-Saharan Africa and the diaspora.] [Subject: Adult Fiction]

Mentje Kind Van Die Pas Opkamp

Author: Irma Joubert
Publisher: LAPA Uitgewers
ISBN: 0799385948
Size: 57.76 MB
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sy is so verskriklik eensaam. so verskriklik bang. haar hart is verskriklik stukkend. mentje, 'n nederlandse oorlogswesie, beleef die tweede wereldoorlog in al sy genadeloosheid in 'n geheime kamp. terselfdertyd sluit 'n suid-afrikaner by die britse leer aan. mentje red sy lewe by die slag van arnhem.

Bewustelik Joune

Author: Elsa Winckler
Publisher: LAPA Uitgewers
ISBN: 079938609X
Size: 67.62 MB
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kris oorleef 'n aanval op haar lewe en word heel, al kry sy nog nagmerries. toe land sy saam met 'n ultra-atleet in een huis en hy is bitter ontevrede oor haar teenwoordigheid.

Empire War Cricket In South Africa

Author: Dean Allen
Publisher: Random House Struik
ISBN: 1770228489
Size: 24.45 MB
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Cecil John Rhodes once said he had only met two creators in South Africa: himself and James Douglas Logan, the Scottish-born founder of Matjiesfontein. Logan immigrated to South Africa in 1877 at the age of nineteen and almost immediately began amassing a fortune through business, politics and his high-profile association with that most favoured of imperial pastimes – cricket. Empire, War & Cricket in South Africa explores in detail how Matjiesfontein was created and how Logan developed this little Karoo town into a renowned health resort, attracting the rich and famous – including South African novelist Olive Schreiner and England cricketer George Lohmann. But, above all, this is the untold story of how James Logan was instrumental in developing the game of cricket in South Africa at a time when the country was heading towards war with the British Empire. In Empire, War & Cricket in South Africa, readers will learn how one of the first international cricket matches between South Africa and England took place at Matjiesfontein; explore the controversial 1901 South African cricket tour to England in the midst of the Anglo-Boer War; read the amazing story of how Logan once had the captain and manager of England’s cricket team arrested as they boarded their ship home; and discover Logan’s close relationship with Rhodes and how their ‘shady dealings’ brought down the premier’s first government. Illustrated throughout with rare photographs and documents, Empire, War & Cricket in South Africa is a unique social and political history of the workings of the British Empire in South Africa during the late nineteenth century; a well-researched and fascinating biography of the man who gave us Matjiesfontein; and an entertaining and at times unbelievable story of cricket’s origins in South Africa.

Bloed Op Haar Hande

Author: Carla van der Spuy
Publisher: LAPA Uitgewers
ISBN: 0799376655
Size: 63.26 MB
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Wat laat vroue moor? En hoe voel dit om 'n sel met moordenaresse te deel? Carla van der Spuy besoek vier vrouetronke reg oor Suid-Afrika en klim in die koppe van vroue wat geweldsmisdade gepleeg het. Sy kuier by die babas gebore agter tralies, vier Kersfees in die tronk en gesels van aangesig tot aangesig met mesmoordenaresse, huurmoordenaresse, 'n kleptomaan en prostituut. Vrouens met bloed op hulle hande. Wat het so verskriklik skeef in hul lewens geloop? En is daar 'n mens agter die misdadiger?

Agent 407

Author: Olivia Forsyth
ISBN: 9781868426652
Size: 64.93 MB
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In the world of espionage, truth is the first victim and nothing is as it seems. Here, for the first time, South Africas most notorious apartheid spy Olivia Forsyth lays bare the story of her remarkable life. Olivia Forsyth was a romantic young woman in search of adventure when she joined the Security Police with visions of international derring-do. But Craig Williamson, her unit head, had other ideas and Olivia was trained to spy on students before being dispatched to Rhodes University, a supposed hotbed of anti-apartheid radicalism. It wasnt long before Olivia had infiltrated various student organisations, feeding vital information back to her handler. She came to hold prominent positions on campus and, as reward, was promoted to Lieutenant. Having reached the end of her studies, Olivia set her sights on a much more ambitious and dangerous target: the ANC in exile. But what should have been her greatest triumph as a spy turned into disaster when the ANC threw her into Quatro, the notorious internment camp in Angola. This is a riveting story set in the final years of apartheid.

The Hidden Force

Author: Louis Couperus
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1776584732
Size: 31.29 MB
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In The Hidden Force, Dutch writer Louis Couperus presents a prescient critique of European colonialism that was decades ahead of its time. The novel follows Dutch expat Van Oudyck in his life in Java, as he comes to grips with the damage wrought by Western incursions into foreign cultures, not only on a grand scale, but also within his own family.

The Gift Of Angels

Author: Rachel Ann Nunes
Publisher: White Star Press
ISBN: 1939203023
Size: 27.45 MB
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Angela Thornberry is facing the greatest challenge of her life. All around her people talk about miracles happening to them and how God acts in their behalf. Even the scriptures are full of angels and miracles. As she and her family teeter on the brink of losing everything, Angela needs one of those angels now more than ever. Her faith wavers as everyone around her seems to receive divine help—everyone except her. Doesn't she too, deserve an angel of mercy? Does the Lord have a plan for her or has her lifetime of faith been misplaced? Then something strange begins to happen, and her entire life changes yet again. In this fast-moving novella, Rachel Ann Nunes has given readers a vivid peek into the life of a regular Mormon family facing an impossible trial. Or is it impossible? The Gift of Angels will not only make you aware of the angels in your life, but inspire you to become someone else’s angel. “An inspirational novella, a sort of fictional nonfiction that puts me in mind of The Peacegiver by James L. Ferrell. Nunes uses a similar approach to reveal important life principles, except the fiction in A Gift of Angels is a lot more realistic. Loved it!” “The family in The Gift of Angels is so real it could be my own.” “I don’t normally like nonfiction books, but this book has all the perceived value of a nonfiction title with the reading ease of fiction.” “I recommend The Gift of Angels to anyone who is going through trials or who has ever asked the question, ‘Why me?’ ” “In The Gift of Angels, Nunes shows a perception that goes deeper than most fictional reads. I highly recommend it.”

The Mill River Redemption

Author: Darcie Chan
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345538234
Size: 42.56 MB
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Growing up in their aunt's small Vermont community after losing their father in childhood, close sisters Rose and Emily are torn apart by a tragedy and reunited by the loss of their mother, whose will requires them to live in neighboring homes for a summer. By the author of The Mill River Recluse. Original.

We Have Now Begun Our Descent

Author: Justice Malala
ISBN: 9781868426799
Size: 18.28 MB
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12 February 2015. The South African secret services block the cellphones of journalists covering Parliament. Opposition party members are violently thrown out of the House. President Jacob Zuma accused of corruption on a grand scale laughs uproariously. Where is the country of Nelson Mandela headed? The institutions of democracy are falling apart or being captured by a narrow and deeply corrupt elite built around Zuma. Its infrastructure is collapsing. Its economy cannot provide succor to the eight million who dont have jobs. Protests over service delivery are on the rise. Does South Africa have the resolve and the leadership to stem the slide? In a devastating, searing, honest paean to his country, renowned political journalist and commentator Justice Malala forces South Africa to come face to face with the country it has become: corrupt, crime-ridden, compromised and its institutions captured by a selfish political elite that is bent on enriching itself at the expense of the increasingly marginalised masses. In this deeply personal reflection, Malalas diagnosis is devastating: South Africa is on the brink. He does not stop there. Malala believes that we have the ingredients to turn things around: our lauded Constitution, our wealth of talent, our history of activism and a democratic trajectory that can be used to stop the rot from setting in. But he has a warning: South Africans need to wake up now, or else they will soon find their country has been stolen.