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.
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Can place hold the secret to happiness? In his quest for a sanctuary away from the demands and pressures of Johannesburg, Justin Marshall buys land in the rugged lowveld wilderness, hoping that it will serve as a sanctuary for his daughter who has been left partially disabled due to his negligence – perhaps for himself too.
‘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.’
I felt a brush of love against my face
Wings wrapped around me in a warm embrace
I heard a whisper in my ear
‘Don’t you ever give up, I’m right here’
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.
The arrival of storks had heralded spring in Wiktorowka ever since the village was founded. When they arrived in 1940, it was to a scene of total destruction, as all the villagers had been loaded onto cattle trucks and displaced hundreds of kilometres to the icy gulags of Siberia, never to return to their homes in north-western Ukraine.
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.
‘BROKEN BASKET’ is the simple story of two young schoolgirls Thandi and Zanele, on the threshold of sexual self-discovery. When their relationship becomes more than just two friends sharing jokes or swopping homework, their secret is discovered with tragic consequences.
The book paints a dark picture of communities which fail to accept the reality of humankind and consider homosexuality to be a crime. When the ugly face of discrimination becomes the judge, the freedom to live one’s own truth is fatally compromised.
Mainly written in exile, while Patrick FitzGerald served as a full-time revolutionary, Epitaphs and Dreams vividly expresses the thoughts, emotions, situations, passions and challenges in the life of a liberation cadre. Struggle themes are artfully threaded through the inner-life of a lively and engaged intellect. The author is at once the militant, the romantic, the analyst and the sardonic observer - the poetry ranging from the delicate and lyrical to powerfully directed narrative cadences.
Common Acts of Significant Employees: Heal the ‘Marikana’ in Your Workplace - Every workplace is a potential ’MARIKANA’ – a place where tension brews and threatens to erupt and disrupt, if ignored. YOU, the employee, can change that. No employee joins the workplace thinking: ‘I can’t wait to one day hate my job, be a demanding, depressed, stressed-out and unproductive employee with a bad and negative attitude towards my work, colleagues, superior and clients.’
The William Humphreys Art Gallery (WHAG) in Kimberley is South Africa’s smallest nationally funded gallery. It is also the country’s most dynamic and innovative in terms of its response to the changing socio-political terrain in which it has operated during its 60-year life. From its origins as a typical colonial repository of imported culture, WHAG now holds one of the finest collections of the diverse streams of South African art. It also runs unique projects which have transformed the gallery from an isolated cultural enclave into the nerve centre for thriving outreach in the most desolate and marginalised – and starkly beautiful – region of the country’s hinterland.