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    South African Biographies and Memoirs


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    Flame in the snow

    R149,00 R330,00
    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

    R39,00 R200,00
    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.

    'n Vurk in die pad

    R59,00
    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"

    David Kramer

    R69,00 R245,00
    David Kramer se bekendheid strek wyer as die Karoovlaktes. Sy weghol-treffers en oorrompelende glimlag in die Volkswagen-advertensies het in die 1980's 'n huishoudelike naam van hom gemaak.

    Tietiesbaaikos

    R40,00 R227,50
    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.

    J M Coetzee: 'n Geskryfde lewe

    R49,00 R325,00
    Al is die Nobelpryswenner J.M. Coetzee wereldwyd as romanskrywer en letterkundige bekend, was daar nog geen omvattende biografie oor hom nie.

    Going back to say goodbye

    R175,00 R220,00
    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.

    101 Kruger tales

    R240,00 R290,00
    This is a collection of 101 jaw-dropping stories, as told by the very people who experienced them û first-hand accounts of sightings, scrapes and encounters in one of AfricaÆs greatest National Parks.

    Random kak 2

    R69,00 R180,00
    The hugely popular Trevor Romain is back with more random memories about growing up in South Africa in the 70s and 80s.

    Koos Meyer: Lag-lag 'n legende

    R40,00 R210,00
    Koos Meyer is 'n legende. Op laerskool reeds was hy 'n entrepreneur met die aardigste geldmaakplanne. As nie-studerende student op Stellenbosch het hy roem verwerf as poetsbakker en kansvatter.

    Se weer?

    R20,00 R167,50
    Hoe sal ons 2011 onthou? Wat het Julius Malema en Steve Hofmeyr nou weer kwytgeraak? En wat het mense te se gehad oor Kate en William se troue, wat nog te se van Zuma se jongste bruid?

    As die stroom jou vat

    R49,00 R207,50
    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...

    David Kramer

    R69,00 R245,00
    With his chart-topping hits and legendary part in the Volkswagen advertisements, David Kramer became a household name in the 1980s.

    Jacques Kallis and 12 other great South African all-rounders

    R39,00 R250,00
    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.

    Not without a fight

    R325,00 R390,00
    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.