Kenneth de Kok describes his childhood in Stilfontein, a small mining town in the Transvaal. Set in the 1950s, the story immerses the reader in a world of bicycle races down dirt roads, kleilat fights, childhood pacts and seaside holidays. A Row of Bluegums is a sensitively written memoir about fathers and sons and, importantly, about growing up.
Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist.
At the age of three, Michaela DePrince found a photo of a ballerina that changed her life. She was living in an orphanage in Sierra Leone at the time, but was soon adopted and brought to America. Michaela never forgot the photo of the dancer she once saw, and decided to make her dream of becoming a ballerina come true. This book tells her story.
Set against Argentina's turbulent years following the collapse of the corrupt Peronist regime, this is the story of Juan Salvador the penguin, rescued by Tom from an oil slick in Uruguay just days before a new term.
In die duistere wereld van spioene geld die gewone reels nie en is alles geoorloof in die naam van landsveiligheid û selfs om met die staat se vyand no. 1 te praat. Dit is presies wat Niel Barnard in die laat 1980Æs as hoof van die Nasionale Intelligensiediens (NI) gedoen het.
Een oorlog, twee broers, een tragiese twis. Albert Blake kyk in sy jongste boek na hoe verraad die bittereinder-generaal Christiaan de Wet en sy joiner-broer, Piet, uitmekaar gedryf het. Wie was reg: Christiaan, wat ten alle koste die vryheidstryd wou voer of Piet wat die einde aan die smart van die oorlog wou bring?
Charts the life and achievements of the boy from Tupelo, Mississippi, from his first taste of fame in the early 1950s to his untimely death in 1977. In this title, photographs document in chronological order the important events in his life and career; his early concerts, the films, his time in the army, and his marriage to Priscilla.
The oldest son of Sheikh Hassan Yousef, a founding member of Hamas, reveals new information about the world's most dangerous terrorist organization, unveils the truth about his own role in the organization, and explains his dangerous decision to make his newfound Christian faith public.
Kom stap saam met die gewilde kletsrymer HemelBesem op sy lewenspad. Hy gesels reguit oor die dinge wat hom gevorm het, die sake wat hom na aan die hart le ... en hy doen dit in die taal van sy hart: Afrikaans.
At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade's training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day he was a doctor, the next he was a patient struggling to live. In this book, he offers a life-affirming reflection on facing our mortality and on the relationship between doctor and patient.