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"It was the fascination of discovering the diverse paths taken by my childhood friends that made me write this book," writes Jill Baker of The Horns

Published in the Sunday Times

The Horns is the first book in Jill Baker’s Zambezi-trilogy.

 
It was the fascination of discovering the diverse paths taken by my childhood friends that made me write this book.

Jabu, son of a respected amaNdebele chief, trained in Russia to become a leader within Joshua Nkomo’s military wing, Zipra, and determined to unseat the colonial government; Prune, whose mother was unknown at the clinic where she died giving birth to him, adopted by the Scottish nurse and guided by the clinic orderly as a Matabele boy; Themba who was born to be a slave under the Matabele but who excelled at school and university and represented Southern Rhodesia at international trade talks aged 26 and became a top political figure under Bishop Abel Muzorewa; and Carol, born into unusual circumstances and adjusting to a different world.

Finding out about their lives took eight years of meticulous and detailed research.

Joshua Nkomo was the leader and founder of the Zimbabwe African People’s Union. Picture: Paul Harris/Getty Images

 
I lost touch with Jabu. So I made contact.

Through single-word messaging of destination, time and date, I left Australia to find him in Botswana. A decade of ghastly war divided us.

From 48 hours of non-stop debate and disagreement grew mutual understanding, acceptance and renewal of that friendship.

I knew I had to tell that story because I had lived long enough to bring it to life for, hopefully, the greater understanding of the country we love.

What surprised me during my research was the machinations of man! The distortions — the vested interests – the manipulation – from all sides. And the savagery. I was at first shocked and appalled, then I had to understand it.

Then there was the courage, the benevolence, the interactions and the heart-stopping emotion of glorious moments.

The Horns: Book One of the Zambezi Trilogy by Jill Baker is published by Porcupine Press, R250.

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Now available in South Africa! The follow-up to What the Fat?, What the Fast! is the ultimate guide to intermittent fasting

“Our mission in writing this book is to help you. We want to change the world. Join us in helping the world live longer and healthier.”

Want to drop a few kilos, stay sharp and get your health on track? By simply not eating breakfast and lunch on Mondays and Tuesdays and supercharging your dinner meals, you will become a super-faster.

Super-fasting allows for super wellbeing, from effortless weight loss to enhanced immune and brain function. Become a super-faster and unlock the biology of super ageing to live a long, healthy life. The low-carb, healthy-fat Monday–Tuesday fasting plan, from the bestselling authors of What the Fat?

The follow-up to the bestseller What the Fat?, What the Fast! is the ultimate guide to how Monday and Tuesday will change your life. What the Fat? has become the bestselling low-carb, healthy-fat bible with over 30,000 copies sold to date in New Zealand and with editions in the United States, Australia, Canada, South Africa, China and Taiwan.

About What the Fat?

Heard the one about the Fat Professor, the Whole-Food Dietitian and the Michelin-trained Chef who want to change the world? Nope, this is not a silly joke. Far from it. In fact, we hope this book provides some serious answers. We hope it is the beginning of a life-changing journey for many who have experienced inexplicable weight gain, the heartbreak of constant deprivation and yo-yo dieting, or worse, physical illness through poor nutrition.

For decades, the brightest minds in the nutrition and science field have had fat pegged as the bad guy. As a result, many of us have been enslaved by an outdated food pyramid which has pushed us to eat carb-laden and processed food. As the evidence mounts against sugar and processed carbohydrates, it’s time to flip the pyramid and break free of the fat phobia.

In this practical guide, we present inspiring success stories, compelling evidence, and simple ways to “eat upside-down”. Forget everything you were taught at school, flip the food pyramid on its head and start nourishing your body the way it was designed to be nourished.

What the Fast!

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What the Fast! by Grant Schofield, Caryn Zinn, Craig Rodger
EAN: 9781928257509
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What the Fat?

What the Fat? by Craig Rodger, Grant Schofield, Caryn Zinn
EAN: 978-1-928257-49-3
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Do you suffer from stress? This book could help you avoid burnout and change the trajectory of your life

Avoiding BurnoutIf you’re suffering from stress, this book could help you avoid burnout and change the trajectory of your life.

“This is a book of triumph and grace that follows when one has suffered deeply and endured crises of such magnitude that our hearts and minds are literally cracked open and we recognise a power beyond ourselves that is always present.” Meryl Abrahams, Professional Specialised Kinesiologist

K.A. Mann had it all. She was a mother and wife, an ultra- marathon runner and a business owner. But the stress of doing the wrong work in an unpleasant environment landed her with a lifelong autoimmune illness.

Without work and income, she took stock of how it happened and how she could have prevented her burnout. Kathy developed the seven principles of self-preservation.

The principles cover relationship issues such as the importance of boundaries; knowing yourself and injecting creativity into your life – all to create a richer, more rewarding life and to connect with what matters most to you.
 
In this heartfelt and personal account, she provides great insight into the factors affecting our stress levels. Accompanied by personal stories and backed up by research, Kathy provides opportunities for us to evaluate our lives and to design a life more aligned to our authentic selves.

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Kathy enjoys public speaking and writing articles on the topic of avoiding burnout and self-preservation. She writes an honest and thought-provoking blog (www.findingyourlifepassion.co.za) on connecting with your passion and in living a fulfilling life. She lives in Johannesburg, South Africa with her husband and two daughters.

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In Die pasiënt as vennoot skei die bekende dr. Dawie van Velden die kaf van die koring en gee praktiese raad om holistiese welsyn te bereik

Daar is soveel teenstrydige inligting beskikbaar oor watter dieet om te volg, hoeveel oefening om te doen, hoeveel water om te drink, watter medisyne om te neem, ensovoorts.

In Die pasiënt as vennoot skei die bekende dr. Dawie van Velden die kaf van die koring en gee praktiese raad om holistiese welsyn te bereik: wanneer die liggaam, siel en gees optimaal gesond is. In hierdie boek wys dr. Dawie hoe die pasiënt medeverantwoordelik is vir sy of haar eie gesondheid.

Dr. Dawie van Velden praktiseer in Pietersburg en Sabie waarna hy aansluit by die UOVS as Direkteur van die Studentegesondheidsdiens. In 1984 word hy aangestel as senior lektor aan die Universiteit van Stellenbosch waar hy die Departement Huisartskunde vestig tot en met sy aftrede in 2003. Hy ontwikkel ’n belangstelling in sportgeneeskunde en holistiese gesondheidsorg en is betrokke by navorsing oor die gesondheidsvoordele van matige wynverbruik en die Mediterreense dieet.
 
 
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The first low-carb lifestyle book that works equally well for men and women is finally available in SA!

Finally, available in South Africa!

The first low carb lifestyle book that works as well for women as it does for men and is supported by a Michelin starred chef, a doctor and a dietitian.

Heard the one about the Fat Professor, the Whole-Food Dietitian and the Michelin-trained Chef who want to change the world? Nope, this is not a silly joke. Far from it.

In fact, we hope this book provides some serious answers. We hope it is the beginning of a life-changing journey for many who have experienced inexplicable weight gain, the heartbreak of constant deprivation and yo-yo dieting, or worse, physical illness through poor nutrition.

For decades, the brightest minds in the nutrition and science field have had fat pegged as the bad guy.

As a result, many of us have been enslaved by an outdated food pyramid which has pushed us to eat carb-laden and processed food. As the evidence mounts against sugar and processed carbohydrates, it’s time to flip the pyramid and break free of the fat phobia.

In this practical guide, we present inspiring success stories, compelling evidence, and simple ways to “eat upside-down”.

Forget everything you were taught at school, flip the food pyramid on its head and start nourishing your body the way it was designed to be nourished.

“Prof Grant, Dietitian Caryn and Chef Craig are the leaders in the food revolution in New Zealand and Australia. I congratulate them on a job well done bringing the recipes, the practice, and the science together in one book. This is the complete how to guide for low-carbohydrate, healthy-fat living.” – Professor Tim Noakes, Emeritus Professor, University of Cape Town

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Use the power of motivation and good habits to become fitter, healthier and stronger - for life - with Kayla Itsines's latest book!

Use the power of motivation and good habits to become fitter, healthier and stronger, for life!

Bikini Body Guides (BBG) co-creator Kayla Itsines, named the world’s number one fitness influencer by Forbes, shows you how to harness the power of motivation and build good habits around health and fitness.

Drawing on more than 40,000 survey responses from her global online community, as well as extensive research and her experience as a trainer, Kayla addresses what stops us from following through on our health and fitness goals.

In her second book, The Bikini Body Motivation & Habits Guide, Kayla explores how you can overcome those obstacles, set goals and stick to a long-term plan for better health.

Inside, you’ll find helpful checklists and templates, a 28-day meal plan, more than 200 simple and delicious recipes, shopping lists and a pullout 28-day workout poster.

 

Let global fitness phenomenon Kayla show you how YOU can stick to a plan for long-term health.

‘In this book, I give you the keys to achieving your goals and show you how to use motivation to create healthy habits that will stick.’

 

 
Kayla Itsines is a personal trainer and global fitness phenomenon with more than 15 million social media followers. She has created the world’s largest and most supportive online female fitness community, the successful BBG and BBG Stronger Workout and Eating Guides, all hosted in the renowned women’s fitness app, Sweat. She lives with her partner Tobi Pearce in Adelaide, Australia. She is the author of The Bikini Body 28-Day Healthy Eating & Lifestyle Guide and The Bikini Body Motivation and Habits Guide.

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