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Win a Classic South African Cookbook hamper

The Classic South African CookbookDie Klassieke Suid-Afrikaanse Kookboek

 
The Classic South African Cookbook by Melinda Roodt is exactly that – classic home cooking for South Africans the way they eat now.

In line with the country’s diverse cultures, which often blend more harmoniously in the kitchen than in any other sphere of life, this book is a kaleidoscope of our modern lifestyle with influences from grandma’s kitchen, popular Mediterranean cuisine, as well as both Indian and African culture.

But no matter what your roots may be, this book sets a foundation for good, honest, carefree home cooking, incorporating all the well-loved and familiar favourites. The more than 170 recipes have been refined to guarantee mouth-watering results, no matter your skill level. Only fresh and locally available ingredients are used, while the various techniques are carefully explained – a real boon to those just setting out on their culinary journeys. Best of all, every recipe is accompanied by a full-colour photograph.

Also available in Afrikaans as Die Klassieke Suid-Afrikaanse Kookboek.

Enter competition:

Penguin Random House has got an awesome Classic South African Cookbook hamper up for grabs! The hamper will include a copy of The Classic South African Cookbook, a R500 Exclusive Books voucher, a R500 Woolworths voucher and a selection of South African treats.

Click here to complete the online form to enter our competition!

The cut-off date for entries is 28 October 2016. Only 1 (one) entry per person per prize draw will be allowed. Terms and conditions apply.

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Wen 1 van 3 eksemplare van Hoe verklaar jy dit? deur Danny Fourie - nou beskikbaar!

Hoe verklaar jy dit?Hoe verklaar jy dit? saamgestel deur Danny Fourie is nou beskikbaar op Penguin se rakke, en drie gelukkige lesers kan elkeen ’n kopie daarvan wen:

“Ons leef in ’n wonderlike wêreld. Gelukkig is hy wat die oorsaak van dinge verstaan.”
– Vergilius (Romeinse digter)

Ons weet dat die maan iets met die getye te doen het, maar het jy geweet dat jy met volmaan altyd dieselfde kant van die maan sien? Of dat weerligstrale vol vernietigende elektrisiteit is, maar dat ’n elektriese paling ’n lading van tot 600 volt kan vrystel?

Hierdie feite is deel van ’n magdom kennis oor die natuur, fisiese wetenskap en die ruimte wat die RSG-program Hoe verklaar jy dit? reeds jare lank beantwoord. Hierdie publikasie bevat ’n keur uit die honderde vrae van nuuskierige luisteraars wat deur kundiges verduidelik is om die wêreld minder vreemd te maak, want nie alle kennis van die wêreld om ons is voor die hand liggend nie. Daar is honderde verskynsels in die natuur en ruimte wat vra om verklaar te word. Dan praat ons nie eens van die mensgemaakte uitvindings soos die internet, persoonlike rekenaars, globale posisioneringstelsels, selfone, radiogolwe, teorie van evolusie, relatiwiteitsteorie, narkose en mense in die ruimte nie.

Agter die alledaagse skuil die fassinerende werking van kragte en wette en die wetenskap in werking: Wat bepaal dat ’n mens se hart aan die linkerkant van die liggaam sit? Hoekom vries water in ’n dam van bo en nie van onder af nie? Kan gene deur omstandighede gemodifiseer word? Hoe verklaar jy dit? is ’n boek wat jou belangstelling in die wêreld om jou sal prikkel. Dit is ’n boek wat op sy eie gelees kan word, wat op die koffietafel kan lê en wat saam kan gaan kamp om wonderlike gesprekke om die braaivleisvuur uit te lok.
 

 
Voltooi die kompetisievorm voor 22 Oktober 2016 om in aanmerking te kom vir die prys. Slegs een inskrywing per persoon word toegelaat.

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Win a copy of the new book Thomas Sankara Speaks

Thomas Sankara Speaks

 
Kwela Books is giving away three copies of its new publication Thomas Sankara Speaks!

To stand a chance of winning a copy, fill in the following form and hold thumbs:
 

 

 
 
 
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The competition closes at midnight on 19 October, 2016.

The prize can only be delivered within South Africa.

By entering this competition the participant agrees to the terms and conditions. The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

The prize may not be exchanged for cash.

The winner will be contacted via email.

The winner may be required to participate in publicity.

Employees or agencies of TMG and NB Publishers or their family members, or anyone else connected with the Prize Draw, may not enter the competition.

Books LIVE accepts no responsibility for any damage, loss, liabilities, injury or disappointment incurred or suffered by you as a result of entering the Prize Draw or accepting the prize. Books LIVE further disclaim liability for any injury or damage to your or any other person relating to or resulting from participation in connection with the Prize Draw.

Books LIVE shall not be liable for any failure to comply with its obligations where the failure is caused by something outside its reasonable control.

Skryf nou in vir Nuwe Stemme 6

 
Charl-Pierre Naudé en Bibi Slippers stel Nuwe Stemme 6 saam. Dit sal die nuutste versameling in hierdie opwindende poësiereeks wees. Alle aspirantdigters word genooi om werk voor te lê vir keuring.

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Naudé is ’n bekroonde digter met vier bundels agter sy naam. Sy eerste bundel, Die nomadiese oomblik, verskyn in 1995 by Tafelberg, en word in 1997 met die Ingrid Jonker-prys bekroon. Sy tweede bundel, In die geheim van die dag, ontvang in 2005 die M-Net-prys vir Afrikaanse poësie en die Proteaprys vir poësie.

Slippers is ’n digter en joernalis wat werk in die TV-bedryf. Sy bied die boeke-program In die bed met Bibi aan op Via-TV, tree gereeld op by poësiefeeste, en debuteer vanjaar met die bundel Fotostaatmasjien.

Die reeks se geskiedenis:

  • Nuwe stemme 1 (1997) met George Weideman en Anastasia de Vries as samestellers
  • Nuwe stemme 2 (2001) met Petra Müller en Nèlleke de Jager as samestellers
  • Nuwe stemme 3 (2005) met Antjie Krog en Alfred Schaffer as samestellers
  • Nuwe stemme 4 (2010) met Danie Marais en Ronel Foster as samestellers
  • Nuwe stemme 5 (2012) met Heilna du Plooy en Loftus Marais as samestellers

Die bundelreeks het met die verloop van slegs ’n paar jaar reeds ’n instelling geword, en een waarin verskeie gerekende digters gedebutteer het. Hulle sluit die volgende bekende name in: Ilse van Staden, Gilbert Gibson, Bernard Odendaal, Jo Prins, Melt Myburgh, Danie Marais, Ronelda S Kamfer, Loftus Marais, Jasper van Zyl en Fourie Botha.

As jy van plan is om in te skryf, lees die reëls versigtig deur – inskrywings wat nie by die reëls hou nie, mag gediskwalifiseer word.

Reëls

1. Die sperdatum vir voorleggings is 31 November 2016.
2. Stuur ’n manuskrip met sewe ongepubliseerde gedigte wat aan die volgende voorwaardes voldoen:

  • Slegs Afrikaanse gedigte sal oorweeg word.
  • Die manuskrip moet in dubbelspasiëring getik word.
  • Stuur jou manuskrip in elektroniese formaat, in pdf-formaat.
  • Stuur die volgende inligting in jou brief:
  • Jou volle naam
  • Jou posadres
  • Jou telefoonnommer
  • Die titels van jou gedigte
  • Maak seker dat jy ’n bevestiging van ontvangs kry.

 
3. Suksesvolle digters sal deur Tafelberg in kennis gestel word waarna die uitgebreide redigeringsproses in oorleg met die samestellers sal geskied. Ongelukkig sal daar nie verslae of kommentaar aan alle deelnemers gelewer kan word nie. Die finale oordeel berus by die samestellers en geen korrespondensie sal hieroor gevoer word nie.

4. Die beste digters – nie minder as 15 maar nie meer as 30 individue nie – sal uit die voorlegging van manuskripte aan Tafelberg-Uitgewers geselekteer word. Daar sal direk met hulle in verbinding getree word.

5. Tafelberg beoog om die bundel in die tweede helfte van 2017 te publiseer.

6. Navrae kan gerig word by die e-pos adres nuwestemme@nb.co.za.

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Win tickets to The Light Between Oceans at Ster Kinekor Rosebank!

Books LIVE has 10 double tickets to give away for a pre-screening of the new film The Light Between Oceans, starring Michael Fassbender and Rachel Weisz.

The film is based on the bestselling novel of the same name by ML Stedman.

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“You only have to forgive once. To resent, you have to do it all day, every day.”

The bestselling novel that swept readers away with its transporting story of fate, love, moral dilemmas and the lengths one couple will go to see their hard-fought dreams realised, comes to the screen as a lush, classically star-crossed romance starring Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander and Rachel Weisz written for the screen and directed by Derek Cianfrance. Releases in cinemas 2 September.

Enter the competition by filling in this form:

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Terms and conditions

The competition closes at midnight on 28 August, 2016.

Travel costs are not included – the winner must be able to make their own way to the screening.

The prize can only be delivered within South Africa.

By entering this competition the participant agrees to the terms and conditions. The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
The prize may not be exchanged for cash.

The winner will be contacted via email.

The winner may be required to participate in publicity.

Employees or agencies of Ster Kinekor or Times Media or their family members, or anyone else connected with the Prize Draw, may not enter the competition.

Books LIVE accepts no responsibility for any damage, loss, liabilities, injury or disappointment incurred or suffered by you as a result of entering the Prize Draw or accepting the prize. Books LIVE further disclaim liability for any injury or damage to your or any other person relating to or resulting from participation in connection with the Prize Draw.

Books LIVE shall not be liable for any failure to comply with its obligations where the failure is caused by something outside its reasonable control.

Win a book and double tickets to the TOPS at SPAR Wine Show

 
We’ve got five books and five double tickets to the TOPS at SPAR Wine Show to give away!

Five lucky winners will receive a set of double tickets to the TOPS at SPAR Wine Show (25-27 Aug at Menlyn Shopping Centre, Pretoria) and will collect their book from the event.

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The Grape Escape: Why books and wine go hand in hand

Who doesn’t love curling up on the couch, underneath a blanket with a good book in one hand and a glass of wine in the other? Pairing the best of both worlds is Maryna Strachan from the TOPS at SPAR Wine Show – a national wine tour that is taking place for the first time in Pretoria at Menlyn Park Shopping Centre between the 25th and 27th August – and Sonja Janse van Rensburg from local book store, Graffiti Books & Stationery.

Presenting a love affair of literature and fine wine, the pair recommend which wines best complement a thriller, love story, suspense, drama or comedy, among other genres at a pop-up Book & Wine Pairing at the show. To tease your palate, here Maryna and Sonja provide a taste of how the written word goes hand in hand with the world of fine wine.

Deep and intensive psychological thriller

The Girl on the TrainPaula Hawkins’s The Girl on a Train is an utter page-turner, gripping to the last word. It tells the sad tale of Rachel Watson, a 32 year old who is reeling from the dissolution from her marriage to Tom. Losing her job, self-worth and sobriety, she stalks Tom and his new family while aboard a train that passes his house every day. Trying to divert her pain, Rachel becomes obsessed with Tom’s neighbour and imagines her life as hers. This dream is shattered when one day she sees something that sends her into a rage and leads to her waking up bruised and battered with no memory of the night before …

Girl on a Train pairs well with a wine that elevates big flavours – and reads. This is Marianne’s Floreal,” suggests Maryna. “A complex fruit-filled nose with stunning aromas of dark cherries and red berries with a hint of vanilla, it’s just the varietal to sip on while immersing yourself in a book layered with intensity and emotion.”

Light and easy

Me Before YouFor something less heavy, Sonja suggests ladies’ literature’s new queen, JoJo Moyes and her novel Me Before You. Now a major feature film, the story is about Lou Clark, a quirky and creative 26 year old who hops from one job to another. That is until she becomes a caregiver and companion to Will Traynor, a wealthy young banker who is wheelchair-bound after an accident. Determined to show Will that life is worth living, the couple embark on an adventure that sees them get more than they bargained for.

“A big international hit like this needs a well-matched MCC. And there is no better than Avondale’s award-winning Armilla. An organic wine, it is a celebration of life. Rich and round on the palate, it’s a perfect balance of toasty, warm, hazelnut bread and fresh quince,” recommends Maryna. “It would also complement a great girls’ night in to watch the movie together.”

Full of emotion and drama

Emily HobhouseEmily Hobhouse: Beloved Traitor by Elsabe Britz is a fresh, nuanced look at an extraordinary woman and her lifelong fight for justice. Defying the constraints of her gender and class, Emily Hobhouse travelled across continents and spoke out about oppression. A passionate pacifist and feminist, she opposed both the 1899-1902 Anglo-Boer War and World War I, which lead to accusations of treason.

“A story like this needs a wine that is characteristic of its terroir and has a full, long aftertaste,” says Maryna. “This is Zandvliet’s wooded Chardonnay; it is a true wine – mouth follows nose – and offers rich aromas of coconut, vanilla, grapefruit and marmalade.”

Hit the right spot with a literary pop

HuntedIf you’re like 27 per cent of American adults who, according to Pew Research Centre, said they’d not read a book in the last year, James Patterson’s BookShots are for you. Each BookShot contains a riveting adventure and action-packed novella, you can read these books in an afternoon and the experience is akin to reading a movie. Pair the pop of literature with a wine that delivers on command, such as Diemersdal Sauvignon Blanc.

“This classically-styled wine suits an occasion that is fresh, summery and light. BookShots matches its instant gratification mood and both can be enjoyed as a lunchtime or sunset ‘me-time’,” suggests Maryna.

Of love, loss and life

Dis koue kos, skatAnother book-becomes-big screen, Marita van der Vyver’s Dis Koue Kos, Skat/Just Dessert, Dear is a light-hearted, satirical comedy. Taking the form of a letter, the novel unfolds in correspondence written over a decade – to an unfaithful husband and female friends. The story of Clara Brand, it is a tale of a woman whose husband leaves her for one of her best friends and the stages of recovery that it requires. A fearless outpouring, the storyline is clever, nuanced and sophisticated.

“Match this masterpiece with Bosman’s Chenin Blanc, an artisanal craftsmanship that elevates literature with the same value. Suitable for wine and book aficionados, this is the winemaker’s favourite; a true piece of art,” says Maryna.

“Books and wine are two birds of a feather. The perfect complement to a relaxing evening or chilled weekend, they’re both engaging, bold and entertaining, and bring out the best in each other – after all isn’t book club the new wine club? Create chemistry by choosing a literary genre of choice and pair it with just the right depth of seduction, depth, drama or allure,” ends Maryna.

Join Sonja and Maryna at the pop-up Graffiti Book & Wine Pairing stand at The TOPS at SPAR Wine Show. Taking place from the 25th and 27th of August at Menlyn Park Shopping Centre, you can browse and buy books while pairing with just the right wine.

Tickets to the show can be purchased at www.itickets.co.za or at the door.

Fill in the following form to enter the competition:

 

Book details

 

Terms and conditions

The competition closes at midnight on 23 August, 2016.

Travel costs are not included – the winner must be able to make their own way to Menlyn Shopping Centre.

The prize can only be delivered within South Africa.

By entering this competition the participant agrees to the terms and conditions. The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
The prize may not be exchanged for cash.

The winner will be contacted via email.

The winner may be required to participate in publicity.

Employees or agencies of TMG and SPAR or their family members, or anyone else connected with the Prize Draw, may not enter the competition.

Books LIVE accepts no responsibility for any damage, loss, liabilities, injury or disappointment incurred or suffered by you as a result of entering the Prize Draw or accepting the prize. Books LIVE further disclaim liability for any injury or damage to your or any other person relating to or resulting from participation in connection with the Prize Draw.

Books LIVE shall not be liable for any failure to comply with its obligations where the failure is caused by something outside its reasonable control.