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Women, womyn & womxn: Are they really nasty?

This collection contains…

Nasty Women Talk Back: these are the stories told by nasty women who are making the personal political while resisting and challenging the patriarchy

Women, womyn & womxn: Are they really nasty?

This collection contains humour and pathos; it an easy read, despite being academically grounded and completely relevant. Wonderful …



Local is extra lekker in this cookbook that brings you…

Local is extra lekker in Foodies of South Africa: The Most Viral Recipes Ever!

Local is extra lekker in this cookbook that brings you mouthwatering recipes like Pap in a Pumpkin, Cheesy Braai Bombs, A-maize-ing Chakalaka Dippers, Croque Meneer …





One autumn day Frog discovers a blackbird lying motionless in…

Max Velthuijs' exceptional children's book, Frog and the birdsong, is now available in five local languages

One autumn day Frog discovers a blackbird lying motionless in the grass. Worried, he askes his friends what can be the matter. Very gently and …



Simon Avend, a South African living in Australia, can be…

Launch: Green as the Sky is Blue by Eben Venter (18 October)

Simon Avend, a South African living in Australia, can be unruly. He often sets out to exotic destinations, indulging his desires in places like Bali, …

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