Was the controversial Dutch Reformed theologian Johan Heyns murdered by right-wingers or by his own people? Have the Scorpions made any progress in their search for paedophile Gert van RooyenÆs young victims? What did Robert Smit know that made it so important to have him silenced?
This memoir is a clarion call for a more nuanced understanding of trans people and the concepts of sex, gender and identity. It is a courageous account of self-discovery and transition as Anastacia Tomson embraces her truth, as the woman she has always been.
Op 16 verlaat Johan Marais die skool om by die polisie aan te sluit. Op 'n vroee ouderdom word hy reeds blootgestel aan geweld, lyke en 'n rits polisievergrype. Maar as avontuurlustige jong man sluit hy in die laat sewentigerjare by Koevoet aan op soek na meer aksie.
One of the most recognisable, respected and inspirational men on earth, Muhammad Ali is the world's most famous boxing hero. Ali brought unprecedented speed and grace to the sport, and his charm and wit changed forever what the world expects of a champion athlete. This is the ultimate biography to match Ali's lifetime of extraordinary achievements.
When Monty Roberts was 13 years old he went off on his own to the deserts of Nevada to watch Mustangs in the wild. What he learned about their methods of communication changed his life and earned him recognition among horse breeders and trainers around the world. This is his autobiography.
As the only player ever to have scored in a FA cup final, a league cup final, and a champion's league final, Steven Gerrard is an inspiration to fans and footballers alike. After joining his beloved Liverpool at the age of eight, he spent the next 28 years, and over 700 games, devoted to this one club. This book deals with his life and work.
From Whiskey to Water is the no-holds-barred memoir by one of South AfricaÆs most loved radio talk show hosts, Sam Cowen. Having kept her alcohol addiction well away from the public eye for over 14 years, in this tell-all tale, Sam finds the courage to talk about her struggle with her addiction to whiskey and food.
In An Appetite for Wonder Richard Dawkins brought us his engaging memoir of the first 35 years of his life from early childhood in Africa to publication of The Selfish Gene in 1976, when he shot to fame as one of the most exciting new scientists of his generation. In Brief Candle in the Dark he continues his autobiography, following the threads that have run through the second half of his life so far and homing in on the key individuals, institutions and ideas that inspired and motivated him.
He paints a vivid picture, coloured with wit, anecdote and digression, of the twenty-five postgraduate years he spent teaching at Oxford. He pays affectionate tribute to past colleagues and students, recalling with characteristic wry humour the idiosyncrasies of an establishment steeped in ancient tradition and arcane ritual while also recording his respect for the profound commitment to learning and discovery that lies at its core. He invites us to share the life of a travelling scientist, from fieldwork on the Panama Canal to conferences of stratospheric eminence in exotic locations in the company of some of the most prominent – and some of the most eccentric – of the world's scientific luminaries. And he describes his experiences with his many publishers, television producers, interviewers and partners in debate, not least in the heady period when, after publication of The God Delusion in 2006, he is dubbed the world's most outspoken and controversial atheist.
Most important of all, for the first time he reviews with fresh and stimulating insights the evolving narrative of his ideas about science over the course of his highly distinguished career as thinker, teacher and writer. In Brief Candle in the Dark we are invited to enter with him a constantly stimulating world of discovery and to meet a fascinating cast of exceptional characters described by the talented pen of one of the most exceptional of them all.
In a telegram dated 29 April 1963, thirty-year-old Afrikaans poet Ingrid Jonker thanks Andre Brink, a young novelist of twenty-eight, for flowers and a letter he sent her. In the more than two hundred letters that followed this telegram, one of South African literatureÆs most famous love affairs unfolds.
A devout, educated and faithful Muslim, Salma Said Ali testifies to a series of revelations and wonders she witnessed that introduced Jesus Christ to her life. Transit to Heaven is the fascinating account of SalmaÆs journey to Christianity and offers insight into the life of a Muslim woman honestly seeking God.