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Book extract: Bad Sex (1)
Leon de Kock - 2011-10-11
Bad Sex Leon de Kock Uitgewer: Umuzi ISBN: 9781415201527 Prys: R190.95 I approach the door of Anna Brink’s rooms in Observatory, Johannesburg, in which her clean-cut therapy chamber is located. I’ve been here before, on a couple of occasions when life – relationships and marriage – got too hot to handle. She knows me well. In fact, she’s like an old friend. I know that, once Anna opens the door, we will go immediately left, into her refuge for the talking wounded....

Book extract: Bad Sex (2)
Leon de Kock - 2011-10-11
Bad Sex Leon de Kock Uitgewer: Umuzi ISBN: 9781415201527 Prys: R190.95 It was then that I awakened to the fact that Sabina wouldn’t put up with my “poor attitude”.’ ‘Right, as you pointed out just now,’ says Anna. ‘Ja, as if everything in the universe came down to two categories, positive and negative, with nothing in-between. Look, I was happy to swim in the lake of love … I mean, who isn’t? But does that mean you can’t...

Kalk Bay Books and Umuzi to launch Byleveld: Dossier of a Serial Sleuth by Hanlie Retief
2011-09-20
Untitled Document Book launch: Byleveld: Dossier of a Serial Sleuth Kalk Bay Books, 124 Main Road, Kalk Bay Friday 23 September: 18h00 for 18h30 Kalk Bay Books & Umuzi invite you to the launch of Byleveld:Dossier of a Serial Sleuth by Hanlie Retief. Recently retired, detective Piet Byleveld is South Africa's most successful hunter of serial killers, and has solved some of SA's most famous crime investigations, including the Leigh Matthews kidnapping. In this book, journalist Hanlie Retief,...

Bad Sex by Leon de Kock: The battle of the sexes turned on its head in this long-awaited debut novel
2011-09-08
Well-known poet, translator and head of Stellenbosch University’s Department of English, Leon de Kock disects the murky topic of sexual politics in his much-anticipated first novel. Set to surprise, thrill and even make a few hackles rise, Bad Sex is an unapologetic account of South African masculinity, writes Michael Titlestad. The novel’s main character, Sammy Baptista, sees a therapist after another relationship of his had yet again crashed and burned in spectacular fashion. Young...

David Nicoll – KwaZulu-Natal's modern-day bard
Janet van Eeden - 2011-07-14
Untitled Document Review by Janet van Eeden A well-known personality in KwaZulu-Natal is David Nicoll. With his unique blend of rhyming poetry this Scotsman has built up a reputation of entertaining poetry groups, Splashy Fen audiences and anyone keen to listen. He usually accompanies his poems with drumming or guitar. The Live Poets Society in Durban has had many lively evenings due to his performances. Nicoll has now compiled two collections: one of poems and reflections, and the other of...

Betrayed: Editor Gerhard Mulder in conversation with author Carol Thompson
Gerhard Mulder, Carol Thompson - 2011-06-23
Untitled Document Title: Betrayed: A Mother's Battle for Justice Author: Carol Thompson, with Roxanne Reid Publisher: Tafelberg ISBN: 9780624051671 Price: R160.00 The bad news came with three phone calls, in quick succession. Tracey Thompson’s car had been found by the side of a notorious stretch of road, abandoned. This would be the start of a harrowing journey for Carol, Tracey’s mother. The police seemed dismissive of the case, calling off the search for Tracey, as the area where...

Finuala Dowling, author of Homemaking for the Down-at-Heart, in conversation with Janet van Eeden
Finuala Dowling - 2011-06-08
Untitled Document Title: Homemaking for the Down-at-Heart Author: Finuala Dowling Publisher: Kwela ISBN: 9780795703201 Review by Janet van Eeden If you find yourself caught between concerns for the well-being of your parents and fears for your children’s future, then you are in the unenviable stage of middle age. Finuala Dowling has written a gem of a book to comfort those at this stage of life. Homemaking for the Down-at-Heart finds the main character, Margot, caught up in a cycle...

Justin Cartwright, author of Other People’s Money, in conversation with Janet van Eeden
Janet van Eeden - 2011-06-08
Untitled Document Title: Other People's MoneyAuthor: Justin CartwrightPublisher: Bloomsbury PublishingISBN: 9781608192731 Click here to buy a copy from Kalahari.net. Review by Janet van Eeden Justin Cartwright’s latest novel enters the normally arcane world of international banking. At the beginning of Other People’s Money the head of the prestigious Tubal & Co Bank, Sir Harry Trevelyan-Tubal, CBE, BT, is nearing his final days as a captain of industry. After serving his...

Kitchen Boy: No cold kitchen
Jonathan Amid - 2011-06-08
Untitled Document Title: Kitchen Boy Author: Jenny Hobbs Publisher: Umuzi ISBN: 9781415200971 Price: R150.00 Click here to buy a copy from Kalahari.net. Apart from being a well-known author, Jenny Hobbs is also the co-founder of the annual Franschhoek Literary Festival. Her fifth and latest work of historical fiction is entitled Kitchen Boy, a personal and deeply poignant novel that inspects the nature of heroism at a particular historical moment, exploring the ways that death and loss echo...

The Seas: The acoustics of absence
Jonathan Amid - 2011-06-08
Untitled Document Title: The Seas Author: Samantha Hunt Publisher: Picador USA ISBN: 9780312425234 Price: R150.95 Click here to buy a copy from Kalahari.net. What is the tenor of a heart breaking? How do we come to terms with loss so unbearable, so incredible, that it leaves us shaken to our very core? Samantha Hunt’s bleakly beautiful debut novel, The Seas, explores these questions in a lyrical, disarming style that leaves you breathless. On the surface, The Seas tells a tragic, deceptively...

Book launch: The Edge of Things by Arja Salafranca
2011-06-07


Black Heart: Dancing with the Devil
Jonathan Amid - 2011-05-25
Untitled Document Title: Black Heart Author: Mike Nicol Publisher: Umuzi ISBN: 9781415201176 Price: R180.00 Click here to buy a copy from Kalahari.net. With the first two parts of his “Revenge Trilogy”, Payback and Killer Country (both published by Umuzi) author Mike Nicol forges a deeply unsettling vision of South Africa. An upper crust of fatcat nouveau riche tenderpreneurs and crony capitalists, by and large the beneficiaries of BEE, fight for their share of the country’s...

Launch of The Toxic Mix at Kalk Bay Books
2009-09-15
Kalk Bay Books & Tafelberg invite you to the launch of The Toxic Mix by Graeme Bloch.Every week a new headline draws attention to the complexities of our national education system. The success of our country depends on the quality of teaching all of our children receive, making this a subject of interest to all of us. Writer and analyst Graeme Bloch considers what is wrong with South Africa's schools and what can be done about it in his new book, The Toxic Mix.He will be at Kalk Bay Books...

New titles from RHS
2009-03-31
Nuut by RHS New titles from RHS The Griqua's Apprentice | uMama: South African mothers and grandmothers | A fork in the road | Oulap se blou | The Politics of Hope Klik op die advertensie om meer oor die boek uit te vindClick on the advertisement to find out more about the book The Griqua's Apprentice by Antoinette Pienaar ISBN: 9781415200735 Category: Non-fiction RRP: R190 Click here to find out...

New titles from Penguin this March
2009-03-04
Every month Penguin Books South Africa Pty Ltd tantalises you with their new books available in stores. For the month of March 2009 be enthralled by: Rage of Life, Johnny Golightly Comes Home, The Lieutenant, More Than it Hurts You and Song for Night. Click on the book title or scroll down to find out more about them. Click on book covers to buy your copy from kalahari.net! Rage of Life Dora Taylor ISBN: 9780143025610 Penguin SA ...

New titles from Penguin this February
2009-02-03
Every month Penguin Books South Africa Pty Ltd tantalises you with their new books available in stores. For the month of February 2009 be enthralled by: Marriage Bureau for Rich People, The Red Book, Baking cakes in Kigali, Nikolski and A Lost Wife’s Tale. Click on the book title or scroll down to find out more about them. Click on book covers to buy your copy from kalahari.net! Marriage Bureau for Rich People Farahad Zama ISBN : 9780349121369...

New titles from Penguin this January
2009-01-08
Every month Penguin Books South Africa Pty Ltd tantalises you with their new books available in stores. For the month of January 2009 be enthralled by: Bait, La’s orchestra saves the world, Fishing for stars, Panic! and Grace notes. Click on the book title or scroll down to find out more about them. Click on book covers to buy your copy from kalahari.net! Bait Nick Brownlee ISBN : 9780749928841 Penguin SA ...

New titles from Penguin for December
2008-12-03
Every month Penguin Books South Africa Pty Ltd tantalises you with their new books available in stores. For the month of November 2008 be enthralled by: We Are, Various Flavours of Coffee, Black Orchids, The Gate House and The Boy in the Cupboard. Click on the book title or scroll down to find out more about them. Click on book covers to buy your copy from kalahari.net! We Are Natalia Molebatsi ISBN : 9780143025689 Penguin SA ...

New titles from Penguin for November
2008-11-03
Every month Penguin Books South Africa Pty Ltd tantalises you with their new books available in stores. For the month of November 2008 be enthralled by: Testimony, Pieternella - Daughter of Eva, Blou Bulle - 70 Glorie Jare, Choice, Not Fate – The Life and Times of Trevor Manuel and Monster. Click on the book title or scroll down to find out more about them. Click on book covers to buy your copy from kalahari.net! Testimony Anita Shreve ISBN : 9780316730730 Penguin...

Penguin books to look out for in October
2008-09-29
Every month Penguin Books South Africa Pty Ltd tantalises you with their new books available in stores. For the month of September 2008 be enthralled by: The Full Circle, Remembering Bosman, The Believers, Playing the Enemy and A Guide to the Birds of East Africa. Click on the book title or scroll down to find out more about them. Click on book covers to buy your copy from kalahari.net! The Full Circle Dave Varty ISBN: 9780143025764 Penguin SA ...

New titles from Umuzi Publishers
2008-09-09
Nuut by Umuzi-Uitgewers New titles from Umuzi Publishers People I Made Music With | You Don’t Fool Around with Mountains | The Fall of the Black-Eyed Night | Random Violence | Dans met 'n armmansdogter Klik op die advertensie om meer oor die boek uit te vindClick on the advertisement to find out more about the book People I Made Music Withby David Tidboald ISBN: 9781415200551 Category: Autobiography RRP: R150 Click here to find...

New Titles from Penguin this September
2008-09-01
Every month Penguin Books South Africa Pty Ltd tantalises you with their new books available in stores. For the month of September 2008 be enthralled by: Jeqe: Body-servant of King Shaka, The Gargoyle, Fieldwork, Idea of Love and Harry, Revised. Click on the book title or scroll down to find out more about them. Click on book covers to buy your copy from kalahari.net! Jeqe: Body-servant of King Shaka John Dube ISBN: 9780143185628 Penguin SA ...

New titles from Umuzi Publishers
2008-08-12
Nuut by Umuzi-Uitgewers New titles from Umuzi Publishers Drinking from the dragon's well | You Don’t Fool Around with Mountains | The Fall of the Black-Eyed Night | Do Not Take This Road to El-Karama Klik op die advertensie om meer oor die boek uit te vindClick on the advertisement to find out more about the book Drinking from the dragon's well by Alex Smith ISBN: 9781415200612 ...

New books by Penguin this August
2008-07-29
Every month Penguin Books South Africa Pty Ltd tantalises you with their new books available in stores. For the month of August 2008 be enthralled by: Daar’s ’n Gay Pastoor in my Kop, Money Alchemy, Under a Blood Red Sky, Fault Lines, and The Keep. Click on the book title or scroll down to find out more about them. Click on book covers to buy your copy from kalahari.net! Daar’s ’n Gay Pastoor in my Kop ...

New titles from Umuzi Publishers
2008-07-02
Nuut by Umuzi-Uitgewers New titles from Umuzi Publishers Drinking from the dragon's well | The one that got away| Cheescutters and Gymslips: South Africans at boarding school | Shepherds & Butchers | In a Different Time Klik op die advertensie om meer oor die boek uit te vindClick on the advertisement to find out more about the book Drinking from the dragon's well by Alex Smith ISBN: 9781415200612 ...

New from Penguin Books this July
2008-07-02
These books are new from Penguin Books South Africa Pty Ltd for the month of July 2008. Click on the book title or scroll down to find out more about: Various Flavours of Coffee, A Death in Tuscany, Say You’re One of Them, Blue Sky July and Secret Lovers. Click on book covers to buy your copy from kalahari.net! Various Flavours of Coffee Anthony CapellaISBN:9780751539431 R120.00 ...

New titles from Umuzi Publishers
2008-06-05
Nuut by Umuzi-Uitgewers New titles from Umuzi Publishers Shepherds & Butchers | In a Different Time | The Hero of Currie Road | You Can’t Get Lost in Cape Town| Masquerade Klik op die advertensie om meer oor die boek uit te vindClick on the advertisement to find out more about the book Shepherds & Butchers by Chris Marnewick ISBN: 978-1-4152-0044-5 Category:...

Rosamund Kendal, author of Karma Suture, in conversation with Janet van Eeden
Janet van Eeden - 2008-06-02
Karma Suture is your first novel and apparently deals with many experiences you've had yourself as a doctor working in state hospitals in Cape Town. Hospital stories are especially popular on television with series such as Scrubs, House, ER and Grey's Anatomy having a huge following. Is this the reason you decided to write a novel about the sometimes gory aspects of a doctor's experiences? No, not at all. For many years I avoided writing within the medical genre. Eventually this book forced...

June 2008 releases from Penguin Books
2008-06-02
These books are new from Penguin Books South Africa Pty Ltd for the month of June 2008. Click on the book title or scroll down to find out more about: Penguin Dictionary of South African Quotations, The Behaviour of Moths, Being Emily, The Cellist of Sarajevo, and South African Eden. Click on book covers to buy your copy from kalahari.net! Penguin Dictionary of South African Quotations Jenny Crwys-WilliamsISBN:9780143025450 ...

Penguin Books to look out for in May
2008-05-07
Every month Penguin Books South Africa Pty Ltd tantalises you with their new books available in stores. For the month of May 2008 be enthralled by: The Imposter, The Garden of Bad Dreams, The End of the Alphabet, Chez Moi, and Batting in the Baltic. Click on the book title or scroll down to find out more about them. Click on book covers to buy your copy from kalahari.net! The Impostor Damon Galgut ISBN:...

New titles from Umuzi Publishers
2008-05-06
Nuut by Umuzi-Uitgewers New titles from Umuzi Publishers Shepherds & Butchers | Escarpments | Dark Continent, My Black Arse | My Life with the Duvals Klik op die advertensie om meer oor die boek uit te vindClick on the advertisement to find out more about the book Shepherds & Butchers by Chris Marnewick ISBN: 978-1-4152-0044-5 Category: Fiction ...

New titles from Umuzi Publishers
2008-04-03
Nuut by Umuzi-Uitgewers New titles from Umuzi Publishers For the Sake of Silence | Payback | Holy Hill | My Life with the Duvals Klik op die advertensie om meer oor die boek uit te vindClick on the advertisement to find out more about the book For the Sake of Silence by Michael Cawood Green ISBN: 978-1-4152-0045-2 Category: Fiction RRP: R250 ...

New books from Penguin this April
2008-04-01
Every month Penguin Books South Africa Pty Ltd tantalises you with their new books available in stores. For the month of February 2008 be enthralled by: Beethoven was One-Sixteenth Black, Wolf Totem, The White Tiger, Body Surfing, and The Voluptuous Delights of Peanut Butter and Jam. Click on the book title or scroll down to find out more about them. Click on book covers to buy your copy from kalahari.net! Beethoven was One-Sixteenth Black ...

Penguin Books to look out for in March 2008
2008-03-04
Every month Penguin Books South Africa Pty Ltd tantalises you with their new books available in stores. For the month of February 2008 be enthralled by: A New Earth, Kathie, We Are Now Beginning Our Descent, Dinner with Mugabe, and Shatter. Click on the book title or scroll down to find out more about them. Click on book covers to buy your copy from kalahari.net! A New Earth Eckhart Tolle ISBN: 9780141017822...

New titles from Umuzi Publishers
2008-03-03
Nuut by Umuzi-Uitgewers New titles from Umuzi Publishers Dark Continent, My Black Arse | Emily Green and Me | Holy Hill | Fab Klik op die advertensie om meer oor die boek uit te vindClick on the advertisement to find out more about the book Dark Continent, My Black Arseby Sihle Khumalo ISBN: 9781415200360 Category: Travel RRP: R130 Click here to find...

New titles from Umuzi Publishers this February
2008-02-01
Nuut by Umuzi-Uitgewers New titles from Umuzi Publishers Emily Green and Me | Fine Lines from the Box | Holy Hill | Fab | Môrester Klik op die advertensie om meer oor die boek uit te vindClick on the advertisement to find out more about the book Emily Green and Me by Kathryn White ISBN: 9781415200414 Category: Fiction RRP: R130 Click here to...

New books at Penguin this February
2008-02-01
Every month Penguin Books South Africa Pty Ltd tantalises you with their new books available in stores. For the month of February 2008 be enthralled by: The Wading, Durban in a Word, The Poison that Fascinates, Monster Love, and Company of Liars. Click on the book title or scroll down to find out more about them. Click on book covers to buy your copy from kalahari.net! The Wading Tom Eaton ISBN: 9780143025368 Trade...

Spoiled for choice this January with new books from Jonathan Ball Publishers
2008-01-16
Don't let January slip by without taking a look at these exciting new JonathanBall titles: Ana’s Story: A Journey of Hope, Behind the Shades, My Last Supper: The World’s Greatest Chefs and Their Last Meals, The Kite Runner, and Small Wars Permitting. Click on the book title or scroll down to find out more about them. Click on book covers to buy your copy from kalahari.net! Ana’s Story: A Journey of Hope ...

Penguin Books: Some good reading to kick-off the new year
2008-01-10
Every month Penguin Books South Africa Pty Ltd tantalises you with their new books available in stores. For the month of January 2008 be enthralled by: Escape, Where Three Roads Meet, Lady in the Palazzo, The Jane Austen Book Club, and The Chocolate Run. Click on the book title or scroll down to find out more about them. Click on book covers to buy your copy from kalahari.net! Escape Carolyn Jessop ISBN: 9780670917211...

Zapiro: Take Two Veg and Call Me In the Morning
2007-12-13
“Zapiro’s cartoons pack a punch that lands in your solar plexus … rushes up to your intellect, and bounds back down to your funny bone in an instant.” – Annie Lennox “One of the most brilliant political cartoonists in the world” – John Pilger In Washington DC earlier this year, Zapiro received the 2007 Cartoonists Rights Network International Award for Courage in Cartooning. He also received the SA Comedy Award for Best Humorous Cartoon, the Mondi...

Don't miss these absorbing new titles from Jonathan Ball Publishers
2007-12-11
Take a look at these entertaining new Jonathan Ball titles available in stores this December: Notes From A Fractured Country, Mandela – A Life, South African Surf: The Swell-Seekers Guide and Slack Packing: A Guide to South Africa’s Top Leisure Trails. Click on the book title or scroll down to find out more about them. Click on book covers to buy your copy from kalahari.net! Notes From A Fractured Country: Selected...

A South African Braai Safari: For better and for wors
2007-12-10
A good braai is about a shake, a handful, a pinch and a squirt, but most of all it is about the love of "laagering" around the coals – the camaraderie and geselskap which make up the life of braaiing. A South African Braai Safari Author: Richard Schaffer Publisher: Don Nelson Publishers ISBN: 978 186806 274 4 Pages: 160 (interspersed with personal photographs)Price: R149.95 A South African Braai Safari, launched this week, is not a braai manual, nor a definitive recipe book,...

End, the new novel from Barbara Adair
2007-12-10
Title: EndAuthor: Barbara AdairPublisher: Jacana MediaISBN 978-1-77009-305-8Category: FictionFormat: Trade paperbackPrice: R145 Click here to purcahse your copy from Kalahari.net. In this new novel from Barbara Adair, End, the reader is transported to the Johannesburg and Maputo of the 1980’s; where wars of varying violence erupt and conjure the edgy, war-torn world of the film Casablanca. Adair’s writing is brutally funny, witty and unnervingly erotic. This novel breaks new ground...

The Openly Positive Trust brings you Clouds move: a poignant and revealing memoir of living with HIV in South Africa
2007-12-07
“Starting as a jarring wake-up call, testing HIV positive has taken me on an eight-year journey to a life-affirming identity of living, and loving and being loved, with HIV as one part of who I am.” Title: Clouds moveAuthor: Derrick Fine ISBN: 978-0-620-394-76-5Publisher: The Openly Positive TrustPhotographs/illustrations: The book is interspersed with personal photographs, Zapiro cartoons and other visuals Format: Soft cover, with flapsPages: 260 pages Suggested retail price: R180Click...

The only wine guide you need this festive season: Crush! – 100 South African wines to drink now
2007-12-03
Crush! – 100 South African wines to drink nowBy Michael Olivier Photography by Russel Wasserfall ISBN: 978-0-9802786-0-6 Publisher: Gwynne Conlyn Publishing in association with JacanaFormat: Soft CoverPages: 144Price: R129.95 “I taste hundreds of wines each year; the ones in my book all said ‘WOW!’ to me. I hope they do for you too.” – Michael Olivier Crush! – 100 South African wines to drink now is the most compact and entertaining wine guide available....

New books from Penguin this December
2007-12-03
Every month Penguin Books South Africa Pty Ltd tantalises you with their new books available in stores. For the month of December 2007 be enthralled by: The Book of Other People, Passionate Minds, Traveller, Celebrations, and Toujours Tingo. Click on the book title or scroll down to find out more about them. Click on book covers to buy your copy from kalahari.net! The Book of Other People Zadie Smith ISBN: 9780241143636...

Jiang Rong's Wolf Totem wins Man Asian Literary Prize
2007-11-22
Jiang Rong was awarded the inaugural Man Asian Literary Prize for his novel, Wolf Totem, at a glittering prize dinner in Hong Kong on November 10. The Man Asian Literary Prize has been established to support new voices in Asian literature that are yet to appear in English. Five works of fiction by Asian writers were shortlisted from 243 submissions. Wolf Totem tells the story of a Beijing intellectual, Chen Zhen, who volunteers to live in a remote nomadic settlement on the outer edge of Inner...

Nadine Gordimer’s latest collection of short stories to be published by Penguin Books South Africa
2007-11-19
Penguin Books South Africa is proud to announce that Nadine Gordimer’s latest work, Beethoven was One-Sixteenth Black, will be published in the first quarter of 2008.In this collection of new stories Nadine Gordimer crosses the frontiers of politics, memory, sexuality and love with the fearless insight that is the hallmark of her writing. Most of Gordimer’s work deals with political issues, as well as the moral and psychological tensions of a racially divided country. “You are...

Road Work by Dan Wylie
Echoing Green Press - 2007-11-13
Road Workby Dan WylieISBN: 978-0-9802501-3-8 Paperback. viii + 82 pagesR110 (incl VAT)Road Work is Dan Wylie’s major new poetry collection, journeying beyond his Ingrid Jonker and Olive Schreiner prize-winning The Road Out (1996).In this breathtaking new collection we see how Dan Wylie works out his poems travelling along the open road, a global traveller in our diffracted time. Circumnavigate the earth with him—to Patagonian glaciers, along Canadian trails, on American railways, in quiet...

Afrish by Verenia Keet
Chill Publications - 2007-11-13
AFRISH by Verenia KeetISBN: 978-0-620-39872-5 R160 (paperback)232 pagesTo purchase a copy email: chillpublications@gmail.comPost-apartheid literature on race and identity in South Africa.A funeral in 1976 and an inheritance in 1999 bring Afrish full circle through the lives of Sidney Higgins, Meisie Marais and old Mrs Thomas.Between Cape Town and Stellenbosch, Sidney Higgins is at the helm of a multimillion-rand business empire and a wine estate, and is ready to embark on his first serious relationship...


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