The author was just like many other children who grew up with nothing and felt that the world was against them.
Hearing hurtful words like, ’you will be nothing in life’, made him realise how cruel the world could be. But in response he kept these powerful words in mind:
A WILL TO SUCCEED
Africa has had a lot written about it: from its history to politics and economics, and often these have looked at the negative aspects of this great continent. Often too, they offer prescriptive solutions to our problems without clear in-depth appraisal of the roots of such problems. This book however offers in-depth symptomatic solutions based on past historical occurrences. It delves into Pan-African ideologies and philosophies of our great African Leaders who set the template for freedom, independence and progress that we enjoy today and even looks at the darker era of militarism, coups, liberation struggles and dictatorships, providing convincing insights as to why these became the bane of Africa.
This book is inspired by the struggles the author has seen young people being subjected to in his neighbourhood and around his country; from all sorts of abuse to murdering and killing each other. The book was inspired by seeing the amount of mediocrity to which the youth of the country is subjecting itself and to help extinguish the resultant turmoil.
This book aims to motivate, encourage and empower young, ambitious people who think that their background determines their success. The book proves this wrong by exploring and breaking down the nature of success to its core. It will help the reader to revolt against the ordinary and pursue the extraordinary.
In everyone of us is a stranger yearning to be found.
A child grows up in a small town on the Black Sea, which soon becomes her imaginary prison. Afraid of being suffocated by a society in which sexism and masochism are the norms, she dreams of flying to her freedom.
She dreads the life of an obedient Muslim woman, and particularly of losing her identity before she can find her freedom.
‘I read for inspiration; I read for information and I read for joy. This book is written from the heart and provides all of the above. Enjoy.’
‒ Professor Carol Benn
Specialist surgeon, HOD Netcare Breast Centre, Consultant, Senior Lecturer at Wits University, International Lecturer.
Boundless Love helps us find our way to inner peace, and hence our purpose in this life. All will learn something from Sabita’s wisdom and personal thoughts.’
‒ Dr Patricia Okeyo
(Specialist Obstetrician Gynaecologist
African Epic is a photographic collection, capturing the allure of the Untamed African Mountain Bike Race. Every year, the event produces great stories of personal triumph, inspiration, honour, the settling of old scores, and rising above adversity. This book will inspire you to join the journey of the Absa Cape Epic, whether it’s blazing the trail at next year’s race or watching from the comfort of your armchair, witnessing this great tale unfold.
‘Okay….the decision has been made’ I advise Kim, my wife of 25 years. ‘I am now going to buy a farm, leave my law firm and pursue the country life. ‘This decision’, I continue, ‘is now final and irrevocable. I have considered the issue, weighed up the pros and cons and am now confident that this warrants no more consideration.’
Jill wrote this book from her experience of being born into what was first southern Rhodesia, then Rhodesia. The Horns is as historically accurate as Jill can discern from the valuable generational Matebele and Mashona oral history, to the widely differing bias of writings from early missionaries, pioneers and hunters.
This book provides perspectives that bring home the reality that amidst the gamut of challenges that we may be going through, someone else is also going through the same, if not worse. When we are overwhelmed by the vicissitudes of life, what
tends to plunge us into an abyss of hopelessness is a feeling of solitude, a feeling that we are all by ourselves and no one can relate.
The book rekindles hope and equips the reader to discover a different meaning to life and start seeing life, things and events through the eye of meaningful purpose, while their faith is being restored through the healing nuggets shared in this book.
Senseless Sacrifice - Givers and Takers in Relationships - is a treasure trove of true stories written by women from diverse cultures about the difficulties experienced in their relationships.
BEING BLACK AND BI-POLAR IN SOUTH AFRICA
‘My struggles with mental illness were in some ways like a child crying out for attention; more than that they were a cry for help from the mind I felt trapped in. There was a darkness in me that many times swallowed me whole.’
This is how Keamogetswe Bopalamo introduces her account of her troubled early life. It is an intensely personal account, and yet it speaks to a reality much broader than itself. In the exciting whirl of South Africa’s post-apartheid society, there is this darker side: the confusions, the fears, the rebellions, the degradations and emotional pain.
Long ago when the waters of the world were still young and the fishes that lived in them held a new fascination for men, a hunter-gatherer told the first fishing story. Although fishing for survival is dying out, the tradition of telling fishing stories lives on.
In this collection of forty stories, previously published in the first ten volumes of The Fishing & Hunting Journal, twenty-nine authors share their fishing dreams, adventures and accounts of life on the water.
The world is ending. People, animals, plants – there is a universal dying-off of the planet. Rumours persist of a reprieve but none appears. Two dogs and their human companions bond, as they trace a vivid circuit in a region not dissimilar to Cape Town; they encounter the violence and decay as they travel, struggling to survive. It’s a tough passage through societies of degradation and unsettled by a war beyond the mountains that encircle them.
A woman with a past, a city with a future, a soccer team chasing glory.
Amidst the tension surrounding the run-up to the 2010 Soccer World Cup in South Africa, one woman discovers her husband is having an affair, another meets up with a university sweetheart and a third heads for a nervous breakdown. Who is the man at the centre of the drama, and does he get to keep his gold?
Walking to Australia describes a 21st-century journey which roughly follows the direction taken by anatomically modern humans who, some scientists conjecture, left the African nursery around 85-thousand years ago in search of survival, and who reached Australia 20-thousand years later.
We are what we grow, cook and eat. Mphophomeni’ s gardeners and cooks are an example of what South Africa can and should be. Through the pages of this delightful book, readers will come to love and admire a remarkable and resilient community. The recipes so generously offered are not only delicious but also insightful – each one allows the reader to taste a piece of the story.
The extraordinary true story of a woman travelling the globe in search of something…
In Search of Something is an amazing collection of travel stories about a woman travelling around the world. This is a (true) story of God's faithfulness and protection and guidance over many years.
This book is for everyone who seeks inspiration for divine guidance. The author was encouraged and guided by the Holy Spirit to tell her story. She wrote her story, so that her reader may find the same divine guidance and inspiration to be at peace with themselves.
Grandparents’ views about life, and their hopes for their grandchildren.When my four year old grandchild blows bubbles, she says she thinks the bubbles float over the stars. I ask her what she means, and she says she thinks the bubbles float very high. I ask if they float as high as the stars, and she says they float over the stars. She feels profoundly heard, and this is a gift that I as her grandmother can give her.
DIVORCE IS THE MOST STRESSFUL JOURNEY … We’re forced to search into the deepest corners of our hearts to rediscover ourselves.
At 24, the author was a single mother struggling to survive while she went through her own divorce. Her ordeal left her bruised but it did not break her.
Wounds & Wings is a collection of poetry that charts the transformation of a wounded woman as she heals and begins to find her wings, after the end of an abusive marriage.
When abused woman the world over reach a juncture, and a decision is made to abandon abuse, each woman is made to carve her path to salvation. Bilkis does this sublimely in Wounds & Wings, a transfixing recounting from discomfiture to triumph. It permits the reader admittance to recovery and happiness.