Non-fiction - Biography & Autobiography

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Kingdom of Daylight: Memories of a Birdwatcher
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In this autobiographical account of a lifetime spent observing, researching and photographing birds, Peter Steyn shares experiences that span some 70 years. His story starts and ends in Cape Town, South
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Skollie: One man's struggle to survive by telling stories
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In 2016 South African film audiences were mesmerised by the film Noem My Skollie, which was written by - and based on the life of - John W. Fredericks. In this book Fredericks tells the full story on
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Sheri - Just the way I am
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Shéri Brynard has reached many remarkable milestones, although she was born with Down Syndrome. She talks about how love and acceptance from her family and friends formed her. She tells of her adventures,
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The Fifth Mrs Brink
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The Fifth Mrs Brink is Karina M. Szczurek’s memoir of her life before, during and after her marriage to André P. Brink.
Polish-born Karina was twenty-seven when she met the acclaimed writer, forty-two
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The Twinkling of an Eye
Sue Brown Add to basket
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What's a mother to do when her high-achieving boy - adored by his close-knit family and private school community - turns bully overnight? How is she to know that his sudden headaches and vomiting are far
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Get Up! Stand Up!
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Mark Heywood has spearheaded victories for justice in South Africa. One of the founders of TAC, he was key in forcing the government to provide HIV-treatment, and more recently in exposing the textbook
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Being Kari
Qarnita Loxton Add to basket
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When Kari's husband reveals he's been unfaithful to her, life, love and everything in-between come crashing down. And to top it all, she receives a call from her estranged brother - after ten years of
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Bending the Rules
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An honest and humorous collection of short stories about growing up in South Africa under the rule of apartheid and finding interesting ways to cheat the system. Later, Rafique Gangat became one of the
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The Man Who Founded the ANC
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It is well known that the African National Congress was formed in 1912 and is considered the oldest political organisation on the African continent. What is often not widely known is that the person who
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Fatima Meer
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At just 17, Fatima Meer threw herself into resisting racism, the first public act of defiance in a long and pioneering political life. Despite assassination attempts, she persevered on the courageous path
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Queen of the Free State
Jennifer Friedman Add to basket
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The outsider on the inside. The one who watches and listens. Growing up Jewish in a small Free State town in the 1950s and '60s, Jennifer Friedman moves between child and adult, black and white, as Verwoerd's
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Thuli Madonsela: No Longer Whispering to Power
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Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has achieved in seven years what few accomplish in a lifetime. She has been praised and vilified in equal measures during her time in office, often putting her at centre
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Cult Sister
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After matric Lesley took a gap year to the United States. Before she left, her mother, in jest or premonition, said: “Don’t get married and don’t join a cult” – but Lesley ended up in what is
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The Code: The Power of “I will”
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Updated for a South African audience.
The twelve stories in this book, taken from Shaun Tomson's own life experiences in and out of the surfing world, offer the simple message “I Will” as a model
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Being Chris Hani's Daughter
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When Chris Hani, leader of the South African Communist Party and heir apparent to Nelson Mandela, was brutally slain in his driveway in April 1993, he left a shocked and grieving South Africa on the precipice
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Afrikaner Odyssey: The Life and Times of the Reitz Family
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In the first half of the nineteenth century, southern Africa was a jumble of British colonies, Boer republics and African chiefdoms, a troublesome region of little interest to the outside world. Into this
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Obie's Way
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Obie encompasses a decades-long sweep of his life’s work and covers the globe. It is part coffee-table book, part travelogue, part autobiography and part storybook, with a bit of philosophy thrown in
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Reuben at Home
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Reuben at Home offers readers a glimpse into the life and loves of Reuben Riffel, when he's not cooking in restaurants kitchens, when he's not running successful restaurants, and when he's not behind the
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Hermann Giliomee : Historian - An Autobiography
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Internationally-renowned historian Hermann Giliomee has himself been intimately involved in the unfolding drama of South Africa's history, as participant at the Dakar talks with the ANC, as outspoken commentator
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Cliffhanger - Confessions Of A Shock Jock
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From campus radio to host of South Africa’s biggest youth breakfast show to pioneering his own online hub, Gareth Cliff has always claimed the headlines with his brand of strong opinion and whiplash
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