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.
Blind date at a funeral is a collection of coming-of-age stories by bestselling author Trevor Romain, which he recorded in journals, notebooks and on beer-stained bar napkins over the years and is retelling now.
Hierdie memoir is, soos Andre Brink dit self stel, 'n reaksie op "'n behoefte à om nader te kyk na party gebeurtenisse in my lewe wat ek nog nie genoegsaam ondersoek het nie; baie dinge wat ek nog nie verstaan nie; baie wat my seergemaak of verras of vreugde veroorsaak hetà"
Daar op Tietiesbaai, duskant Paternoster, het die storieman Pieter Pieterse sy karavaantjie, "Die Spookhuis", tussen die rotse staangemaak, sy tikmasjientjie "Toktokliefling", nadergetrek, en die stories vertel van Tietiesbaai en sy mense.
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.
Na haar pa se selfmoord beloof Jeanne Els haarself dat sy nooit so iets sal doen nie. Jare later word sy self deur die stroom meegesleur. Sy sluk 'n oordosis voorgeskrewe pille terwyl haar kinders elders in die huis doenig is en haar man Carte Blanche kyk...
South Africa has produced more great all-rounders than any other country. Jimmy Sinclair was the first to score a century and take six wickets in an innings in the same Test; Aubrey Faulkner is still the only man with a Test batting average over 40 and a bowling average under 30.
Helen ZilleÆs long-awaited autobiography is one of the most fascinating political stories of our time. Zille takes the reader back to her humble family origins, her struggle with anorexia as a young woman, her early career as a journalist for the Rand Daily Mail, and her involvement with the End Conscription Campaign and the Black Sash.