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The Break Line ***
James Brabazon, Penguin…

Book Bites: 18 November

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The Break Line ***
James Brabazon, Penguin Books, R229

“Legally sane psychopath” Max McLean is suave and armed. He is such an asset …

Published in the Sunday Times



What book changed your life?

The Struggle…

What keeps you awake at night? "A fear of losing our freedom" - a Q&A with Khusta Jack

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What book changed your life?

The Struggle is My Life by Nelson Mandela. I read it when I was at school before …



Have you ever attended a launch sans author? Try something…

Discussion: The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela (22 November, Bridge Books)

Have you ever attended a launch sans author? Try something new and join The Cheeky Natives for a discussion on Sisonke Msimang's latest book, The …



Dis 1984. PW Botha is desperaat.

As Nelson Mandela in die…

Bekendstelling: Die Tronkgesprekke deur Willie Esterhuyse en Gerhard van Niekerk

Dis 1984. PW Botha is desperaat.

As Nelson Mandela in die tronk sterf, gaan die land ontplof. Mandela, Prisonier 913, weet dat ’n vryheidstryd se uitkoms …

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Book Bites: 18 November

The Break Line Published in the Sunday Times The Break Line *** James Brabazon, Penguin Books, R229 “Legally sane psychopath” Max McLean is suave and armed. He is such an asset to the espionage ecosystem that

Bekendstelling: Die Tronkgesprekke deur Willie Esterhuyse en Gerhard van Niekerk

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Launch: Set a Table by Karen Dudley (20 November)

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Verandah lunch with Vanessa Raphaely, author of Plus One (29 November)

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Waar het Afrikaans begin? Wie het eerste Afrikaans gepraat? Was die Kaap regtig Hollands? Dié boek verklaar als!

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Cor Dirks se Wadda van die woestyn is weer terug op die rakke!

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Township Violence and the End of Apartheid studies the conflicts between the ANC and the IFP that took place in SA's industrial heartland surrounding Johannesburg

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Touched by Biko investigates the lives of key men and women who were part of Biko's political sphere

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Discussion: The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela (22 November, Bridge Books)

Have you ever attended a launch sans author? Try something new and join The Cheeky Natives for a discussion on Sisonke Msimang's latest book, The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela -

Launch - And Then Mama Said... by Tumi Morake (15 November)

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Township Violence and the End of Apartheid studies the conflicts between the ANC and the IFP that took place in SA's industrial heartland surrounding Johannesburg

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