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With the Lid Off

OUT OF STOCK "This book provides a bridge across a gap of time which is hard to comprehend through orthodox historical accounts. The two writers,...

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With my Head above the Parapet: An insider account of the ANC in power

‘There is no room for sentimentality in politics and I am no mood to put a rosy gloss on where we are now.’ – Ben Turok

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When Loving Him Hurts

When Loving Him Hurts – a unique guide book that takes you through the complex web of domestic abuse, avoiding victim-based myths and showing women...

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When I was a Fish

This fast-paced, highly readable book not only recounts the extraordinary life of Mike Bruton, one of the leading fish biologists in Africa, but also...

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When Hungry, Eat

Reminiscent of Eat, Pray, Love, When Hungry, Eat is a humorous yet poignant celebration of unexpected spiritual wisdom, small portions and the gifts...

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When Hope Whispers

This is a story about a woman; a story about her struggle. As the survivor of great tragedy; this is a story about triumph.

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War of Words

War of Words tells the story of lives turned upside down, a nation torn apart, and unforeseen heroism during the madness of the apartheid era in...

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Up in Arms

This is an insider’s story of political drama and intrigue during the Mbeki era when the arms deal controversy erupted and pitted Parliament against...

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Truth is a Strange Fruit

Truth is a Strange Fruit makes extraordinary disclosures about the involvement of a Zionist terrorist organisation in the Park Street bombing. This...

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To Catch A Cop: The Paul O'Sullivan Story

This book is an account of Paul O’Sullivan’s role in helping to not only nail South Africa’s most powerful policeman, but also the world’s top cop....

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In her humorous collection of columns, award-winning writer Giselle Willcox offers readers a wonderful collation of the chronology of three years of...

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The Young Man with the Red Tie

It is November 1963. The white police state has captured almost all the underground leaders of the struggle against apartheid, including Nelson...

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The Woman Who Lived in a Tree

There really is a woman who lived in a tree – for sixteen years. A leopard occasionally shared it with her, lions stalked underneath and there were...

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The White Life of Felix Greenspan

These twenty chapters are stories generated during the years of Felix Greenspan's 'white life'. He is Johannesburg-born, Jewish, spastic. His father...

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The Unlikely Secret Agent

It is 1963. South Africa is in crisis and the white state is under siege. On 19 August the dreaded Security Police swoop on Griggs bookstore in...

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The Travelling Rabbi

Rabbi Moshe Silberhaft, widely known as ‘The Travelling Rabbi’, is the spiritual leader of the Country Communities Department of the South African...

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The Sunburnt Queen

In the late 1730s a seven-year-old English girl is washed up on the Wild Coast ... This is the true account of "the castaways" ... and Bessie, of...

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The Struggle Continues

“A must read for anyone who is intrigued by Zimbabwean politics and history, but also those interested in the power of our common humanity and the...

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The Search for the Rarest Bird in the World

This book is more than a Boy’s Own adventure in search of the rarest bird in the world. It is a meditation on nature, on ways of seeing, on the...

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The Refined Player: Sex, Lies and Dates

After being confronted with a realisation that he suffered from intimacy issues, Stevel Marc was led to a place of reflection and self-revelation....

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The Pavement Bookworm

This memoir of 24-year-old Philani Dladla will be one of the most inspiring, young South African stories you’re ever likely to encounter. An avid...

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The Other Side

Gypsies. Mick Jagger. Drugs. Knitwear empire. Ralph Lauren. A few of the elements comprising the life of Hillary Rohde, once an ordinary girl from...

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The Last Right

How would you like to die? This is the question Craig Schonegevel’s brave life and death challenge us to ask of ourselves and the society we live in....

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The Kelly Khumalo Story

Kelly Khumalo is an award-winning kwaito star who rose to national fame at the age of 21: the shining star who after a string of bad decisions and...

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The Kebble Collusion

This is the story of the world’s biggest unprosecuted fraud. A fraud that in today’s terms amounts to R26 billion.

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The House at the Edge of the World

This is an hilarious account of a South African family's four years living in rural Ireland and the hardships they faced rebuilding their dream stone...

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The First President

John Dube is a revered and important figure in the history of South Africa. He was a leading member of the educated African elite in the late 19th...

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The Extraordinary Khotso

Khotso is a well-known figure who has been left out of the history books. This book recovers a section of South African history that is in danger of...

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The Elephants and I

"A moving account of Africa's power to attract, inspire, and change the course of one's life, giving it a new meaning. Sharon's story is of courage,...

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The Curse of Teko Modise

For too long now the world of South African football and the world of books have been kept apart. As soon as a local sports book hits the shelves, we...

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The Class of 79

When did this story begin?... It began when three Rhodes University students realised that what was happening in South Africa’s so-called ‘separate...

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The Black Sash

This is the story of a remarkable organisation of white South African women who carved out a unique role for themselves in opposing the injustices of...

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The Au Pair

The Au Pair is a tantalising true story of a British wife and mother of three whose life is turned upside down when she meets and falls in love with...

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The Affair

The Affair is a unique self-help book that examines the psyche of both perpetrators and victims of affairs and anyone who struggles with monogamy and...

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Surviving Flight 295: Life after the Helderberg

It has been 27 years since the worst air disaster in the history of South African aviation, and it’s been 27 years since Dominique Luck lost her...

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Sugar Girls & Seamen

Sugar Girls and Seamen explores the hidden world of dockside prostitution in Cape Town and Durban, focusing on the local women (and men) who offer...

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Still Grazing

A story of a man who refused to be defined by circumstances that had defeated many of his peers

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Songs and Secrets

Songs and Secrets is a personal exploration of the ANC from liberation movement to government. It follows the author into the ANC’s military camps in...

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Slow Motion

Slow Motion is a collection of non-fiction stories (essays and interviews) about walking. The collection has been written over a period of six years...

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Sanctuary is based based on how the Central Methodist Church in downtown Johannesburg and its controversial Bishop Paul Verryn came to offer refuge...

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Sam and Me & the Hard Pear Tree

Jami Yeats-Kastner’s story is both a personal account of a mother’s ultimate loss and a universal message of growth and hope. It is centred on the...

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Ruth First and Joe Slovo in the War against Apartheid

Ruth First and Joe Slovo, husband and wife, were leaders of the war to end apartheid in South Africa. Communists, scholars, parents, and...

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Rough Diamond

When despondent 4th-year medical student Tshidi Gule dialled ace businesswoman and celebrated beauty queen, Basetsana Kumalo’s number back in 2004,...

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Rivonia's Children

Rivonia’s Children is the harrowing and inspiring account of a number of white Jewish activists who risked their lives to battle apartheid when South...

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River of Gold

River of Gold, the story of the ‘great, grey, green, greasy Limpopo all set about with fever trees ’

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Reporting from the Frontline

So much has been said about Marikana since the tragedy of 16 August 2012 where 34 miners were gunned down and police were killed. The news and the...

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Reflecting Rogue

Reflecting Rogue is the much anticipated and brilliant collection of experimental autobiographical essays on power, pleasure and South African...

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Recovery RSA

South Africa has one of the highest rising rates of addicts in the world. Recovery RSA is the go-to guide for recovering addicts, families,...

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Positively Alive

As a successful, respected and widely accomplished businessman, the last thing Alan Brand expected was to be diagnosed as HIV positive. Positively...

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Pilot in the Wild

John Bassi has dedicated most of his life to the plight of wildlife in Africa. Raised in north eastern Zimbabwe, he was inspired by a life of living...

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Oscar: An Accident Waiting to Happen

Oscar: An Accident Waiting to Happen is the all-exclusive inside story of ex-girlfriend Samantha Taylor’s tumultuous romantic relationship with the...

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Nwelezelanga, The Star Child travels a magical and spiritual journey that merges the ancestral realms with contemporary realities. It is a story of...

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Nobody's Business

In 2003, Thabo Jijana’s father was gunned down in a scrap between rival taxi associations who had been forced to operate from a single rank. A decade...

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My Mzansi Heart

My Mzansi Heart sweeps the reader along two equally entertaining narrative strands, one set in the present day, the other in the past, which together...

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My Father, My Monster

Former TV journalist and now police spokesman McIntosh Polela has been on the television screens for many years. Bright, articulate and charismatic,...

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Mr Chameleon

OUT OF STOCK Few people can have had so extraordinary a life as the poet and novelist Tatamkhulu Afrika. Soldier and freedom fighter, prisoner to...

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Miss Behave

Upon encountering historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich’s quote, ‘well-behaved women seldom make history’, Malebo Sephodi knew that she was tired of...

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Mending a Broken Heart

In 2004, Nadine’s son, Zack, was born with severe and complex congenital heart defects (CHD). He underwent major cardiac surgery when he was only ten...

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Memoirs of a Born Free: Reflections on the Rainbow Nation

On 19 October 1991, Malaika Lesego Samora Mahlatsi was born at the Meadowlands Community Clinic, one year and eight months after Mandela’s release...

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Meanwhile Don't Push and Squeeze

Meanwhile Don't Push and Squeeze is an account of a year in China written with cinematic immediacy.

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Make a Skyf, Man!

At last! The long awaited sequel to Way Up Way Out, Harold Strachan's boisterous tale of the early years of MK and how, because of some rudimentary...

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Love. Loss. Life.

More bizarre than any fiction imagined, this is a true story of huge and passionate love counteracted with achingly hell-deep loss and everything in...

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Love is War: The Modimolle Monster

Young mother Surinda du Preez stood transfixed, barely able to breathe. A single thought went through her head: I’m looking at the devil. She was...

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Love in the Time of Contempt

In Love in the Time of Contempt Joanne Fedler won’t tell you how to be the ‘perfect’ parent. She’s not a psychologist or an academic. But she is the...

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Love & Courage

Pregs Govender is widely respected and admired as someone deeply committed to the development of South Africa as a just and humane democracy,...

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Lolly Jackson

The Lolly Jackson murder case – a mix of elements that has grabbed the public’s imagination. Fast cars, fast money, murder, revenge, missing millions...

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Liberation Diaries: Reflections on 20 Years of Democracy

Liberation Diaries is a compilation of 38 essays written by South Africans reflecting on the journey of 20 years of democracy, against...

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Killing Karoline

Born Karoline King in 1980 in Johannesburg South Africa, Sara-Jayne (as she will later be called by her adoptive parents) is the result of an affair,...

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Khabzela concerns the brief life and perplexing death of Fana Khaba, aka Khabzela, a youth icon whose brief life mirrors that of the first generation...

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Kgalema Motlanthe

Ebrahim Harvey presents a superb account of a man characterised by his reticence. Harvey provides a rare and thorough insight into this most private...

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Kader Asmal (Paperback)

Kader Asmal was one of the most respected senior statesmen in South Africa. He lived a rich and varied life, in all the twists and turns of which he...

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Kader Asmal (Hardcover)

Kader Asmal was one of the most respected senior statesmen in South Africa.He lived a rich and varied life, in all the twists and turns of which he...

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Just Keep Breathing

Just Keep Breathing brings a stunningly diverse collection of South African birth stories to print. The collection is part of a new wave of South...

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Jani Confidential

If this were a book quiz and you were to ask me what film is most like Jani Confidential I would answer unhesitatingly, Blue Jasmine, Woody Allen’s...

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J.M. Coetzee & the Life of Writing

J.M. Coetzee & the Life of Writing is a ‘critical biography whose purpose is to read the life and work of its subject’. It is not a biography in the...

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Its Me Marah COV

It's Me, Marah - An Autobiography

This book is the reader’s front-row ticket to the joys, sadness, triumphs and setbacks that have been part of this legend’s life. Even though she is...

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Inside Out

Tim Jenkin was imprisoned by apartheid authorities in Pretoria Maximum Security Prison for his activities on behalf of the ANC. This is the thrilling...

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Inside Apartheid’s Prison

“Raymond Suttner is one of a small number of white comrades who played a substantial role in bringing apartheid to an end. His book should be read by...

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Ingrid Jonker

Dubbed the South African Sylvia Plath due to the intensity of her work and the tragic course of her turbulent life, Ingrid Jonker is one of the most...

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In the Dark with My Dress on Fire

In the Dark with My Dress on Fire is the remarkable life story of Blanche La Guma, a South African woman who dedicated her life to ending apartheid...

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In Love & Intimate

In Love and Intimate is a book borne out of love. In June 1980 Jerry got married to his wife Claudine and they have been together since. This book is...

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If I stay Right Here

Shay, a seemingly shy and innocent journalism student, is sent to a female prison to cover a story on an inmate, but falls in love instead. Two...

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I Remember King Kong (the Boxer)

I Remember King Kong (The Boxer) is a book of reminiscences which are, and could only be, South African in their timbre, scope and feeling. The...

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Holding My Breath Review

Holding My Breath is an apt title as Ace Moloi is always awaiting the next calamity. This memoir is presented as a letter to his deceased mother who...

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From Me to Me

From Me To Me: Letters to my 16½-year-old-self is a collection of letters written by some of South Africa’s best-loved and ordinary personalities to...

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From A to B Second Edition

Is this a self-help book? Not quite. This is the story of how a girl from Mafikeng in the North West found her face next to that of Halle Berry’s in...

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Freedom Rider

Freedom Rider is not only an adventure story about an epic bike ride in extreme conditions but a foray into the histories and cultures that have made...

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Combine elements of Bob Marley, Malcolm X and Patrice Lumumba and you get a sense of the power of the world's wildest rock star. Fela created Afro...

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Eyebags & Dimples

In this beautifully written work, Bonnie makes a remarkable transition from actress to author with ease and flair.

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Grizelda’s life was dramatically changed when she was gang raped at the age of nine by teenagers in her township. Her story starts there. It is a...

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Everyday Matters

This important book brings together the previously unpublished letters of three women, Lilian Ngoyi, Bessie Head and Dora Taylor. While Ngoyi, Head...

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Endings & Beginnings

When Redi Tlhabi is eleven years old, two years after her father’s death, she meets the handsome, charming and smooth, Mabegzo. A rumoured gangster,...

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From highflying Playboy editor to pathetic homeless alcoholic addict, Dystopia charts James Siddall’s Icarian fall from grace.

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Dwelm Slagoffer

Die 21-jarige Vanessa Goosen, ʼn finalis in die Mej. S.A.-kompetisie en op die drumpel van ʼn groot deurbraak in haar model-loopbaan, word vasgevang in...

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Drug Muled

On the verge of a big break in modelling, Miss SA finalist, 21-year-old Vanessa Goosen is caught up in every traveller’s nightmare. Duped into...

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Drive Out Hunger

JJ Machobane is a farmer, novelist, social visionary, and a self-taught scientist. He spent 13 years researching an agricultural system that would...

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