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Goodnight Zzzuma - an Unauthorised Parody - to be Released in October (Plus Trailer)

Presenting Goodnight Zzzuma

 
Goodnight ZzzumaJacana is proud to announce the upcoming publication of Goodnight Zzzuma, an unauthorised parody:

Generations of children have been lulled to sleep with Margaret Wise Brown’s classic bedtime story Goodnight Moon (illustrated Clement Hurd) In 2008, Little Brown US published the New York Times bestseller, Goodnight Bush. It became a runaway bestseller and viral sensation. In 2009 Bush left office. Now it is Jacana’s turn, with Goodnight Zzzuma!

In a great green room, tucked away in bed, is President Jacob Zuma. “Goodnight room,” he says to all the familiar things in the softly lit room – to the pictures of his favourite wives, to the Guptas and the helipad, to the Karoo and fracking. To everything, one by one, he says goodnight.

The book does illicit a few chuckles, but it does hit hard, especially when Zzzuma says goodnight to:

A nation, a struggle

Reduced to a chuckle

And a grand old man

Whispering Eish!

Watch a teaser video about Goodnight Zzzuma:

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Pan Macmillan and The Book Lounge Shine at the 2015 Sefika Booksellers Awards

 
The annual gathering of South Africa’s publishers and booksellers at the Sefika Booksellers Awards took place in Johannesburg last night, where the winner of the coveted Nielsen Booksellers’ Choice Award was also announced.

The 2015 Sefika Booksellers Awards saw, among others, Pan Macmillan being announced the Best Trade Publisher of the Year and one of Cape Town’s favourite bookish hangouts The Book Lounge winning Best Trade Bookseller of the Year (Independent) for the second year in a row.

Read the press release to see the other awards:

 

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Sefika Booksellers Awards

Members of the SA Booksellers Association and the Publishers’ Association of South Africa (PASA) gathered at the Sunnyside Park Hotel in Parktown, Johannesburg last night to applaud and be applauded. The annual event is set to thank and celebrate both booksellers and publishers for the roles they play in promoting literacy and a culture of reading by producing and selling quality books in South Africa. The theme for this year’s gala event was 50 Shades of Colour.

The booksellers awards, voted for by their colleagues in the publishing sector went to:

  • Best Library Supplier of the Year – Hargraves Library Services

 
Winning publishers were:

  • Best Academic Publisher of the Year – Oxford University Press Southern Africa
  • Best Education Publisher of the Year (Large) – Macmillan Education South Africa
  • Best Trade Publisher of the Year – Pan Macmillan South Africa

 
The final award for the evening, the Nielsen Booksellers Choice Award, is bestowed upon a local author for a South African published book that booksellers most enjoyed selling or that sold so well that it made a difference to the bottom line of booksellers across the country. This is a very special award and the industry as a whole celebrated Marguerite Poland who won this year with her book The Keeper, published by Penguin Books South Africa.

The shortlisted books were:

150 StoriesGoeiemore, Mnr. MandelaKamphoerLow Carb is LekkerThe Keeper

 

  • 150 Stories by Nataniël, published by Human & Rousseau
  • Kamphoer by Francois Smith, published by Tafelberg
  • The Keeper by Marguerite Poland, published by Penguin

 

The awards evening forms part of the SA Booksellers Association (SABA) and PASA’s joined AGM which will continue today. Updates and key learning from the event can be found on Twitter under the hashtags #saba #sefika or follow @SABooksellers.

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Cover Reveal: Death by Carbs, a New Novel by Paige Nick - It's Not a Whodunit, it's a Who-donut ...

Cover Reveal: Death by Carbs

 

“I was breathless right until the end” – Prof. Tim Noakes

When someone kills dieting guru Professor Tim Noakes, Detective Bennie September has more suspects than solutions.

Banting culture, otherwise known as the HFLC lifestyle (high fat, low carb), spearheaded by Professor Tim Noakes, has exploded in South Africa.

The Real Meal Revolution (Quivertree, 2013), has sold more than 200 000 copies and is still picking up speed. Noakes is constantly in the news for his controversial, game-changing theories. His new book on infant nutrition has just launched as an instant bestseller, and The Real Meal Revolution has gone global, launching in the UK in August.

In this hilarious novel, Paige Nick prods and pokes at both the fans and the detractors of South Africa’s biggest dieting craze. So whatever side of the debate you fall on, you’ll find something to laugh at.

With more twists and turns than a koeksister, this laugh-out-loud novel will have you spurting bulletproof coffee out your nose.

Death By Carbs will be published in November.

Cover Reveal: Death by Carbs

 
About the author

Paige Nick is a Sunday Times columnist, award-winning advertising copywriter, and author of the critically acclaimed novels, A Million Miles from Normal (Penguin, 2010) and This Way Up (Penguin, 2011). She is also one third of Helena S Paige, together with Sarah Lotz and Helen Moffett, a threesome of authors with a series of choose-your-own-adventure erotic novels, now out in 21 countries. Pens Behaving Badly (Kwela, 2015), a collection of her Sunday Times columns and the wild letters they’ve inspired, came out earlier this year. Paige lives in Cape Town, where she spends an unhealthy amount of time writing.

Pieter van der Lugt is terug met nog skreeusnaakse grappe vir kinders in Slim vang ... die grap!

Slim vang ... die grap!Slim vang … die grap! 101 grappe vir kinders deur Pieter van der Lugt is nou beskikbaar op Tafelberg se rakke:

Hier is nog sowat 100 nuwe, oorspronklike grappe vir laerskoolkinders, volgens die wenresep van die eerste titel (Hoe meer haas, hoe minder wortels, 2014), en volgens onderwerpe bymekaar geplaas.

Maja Sereda se lyntekeninge in swart en wit bring die humor nog verder uit.

’n Klompie voorbeelde:

Waarheen gaan Kersvader as hy siek is?
’n Ho-ho-hospitaal.

Waar doen die heks haar werk?
In ’n kan-toor.

Wie is ’n vampier se gunstelingmense?
Sy bloedfamilie.

Juffrou vra vir Jannie om op ’n kaart te wys waar Amerika is. Hy maak so en gaan sit weer.
“Mooi,” sê die juffrou. “En wie het Amerika ontdek?”
“Jannie, juffrou!” sê die klas.

Oor die outeur

Pieter van der Lugt is ’n vryskutskrywer en -redakteur wat in musiek, TV, film, popkultuur, humor en skryfwerk vir kinders spesialiseer. Hy was vir baie jare Huisgenoot en You se vermaakredakteur. As vryskut sedert 2005 kan hy later slaap en ’n groter verskeidenheid werk doen, sê hy. Dit sluit onder andere vertaal- en redigeerwerk vir National Geographic Kids, weeklikse TV-rubrieke in Die Burger, Beeld en Volksblad, kopieskryf vir advertensies, en lirieke en musiek vir klingels in.

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Vandag is Koop-’n-Afrikaanse-boek-dag! Besoek Takealot se Afrikaanse winkel vir ’n bederfie

Dit is vandag Koop-’n-Afrikaanse-boek-dag! Ons hoop jou planne vir hierdie mooi Vrydag sluit ‘n draai by die boekwinkels in.

 
Takealot bied vandag ‘n spesiale 15% korting op alle Afrikaanse boeke – mits die koeponkode Vriend-van-Afrikaans gebruik word – en het selfs ‘n aanlyn Afrikaanse winkel geskep net vir Afrikaanssprekendes! Indien jy nie so gelukkig is om naby ‘n boekwinkel te woon nie, of gewoon nie tyd gaan hê om daar ‘n draai te maak nie, kan jy in die gemak van jou eie huis (of kantoor) hierdie belangrike inisiatief ondersteun en jouself met ‘n nuwe Afrikaanse boek of twee bederf.

Volgens Takealot is die volgende boeke die topverkopers onder die Afrikaanse gemeenskap:

Kookboeke

Die kosrevolusieLow carb is lekkerKaroo Kombuis
 
1. Die Kosrevolusie deur Prof Tim Noakes
2. Low Carb is Lekker deur Inè Reynierse
3. Karoo Kombuis deur Sydda Essop

Fiksie

IkarusBoer kry ’n vrouKamphoer
 
1. Ikarus deur Deon Meyer
2. Boer Kry ‘n vrou deur Jan van Staden
3. Kamphoer deur Francois Smith

Nie-fiksie

Alles oor hekelAlles oor hekel 2150 Stories
 
1. Alles Oor Hekel 1 deur Karen Adendorff
2. Alles Oor Hekel 2 deur Karen Adendorff
3. 150 Stories deur Nataniël
 

Persverklaring

Afrikaners wat op soek is na ‘n afslag wanneer hul dié Vrydag hul kopies maak om dié jaar se Koop-‘n-Afrikaanse-boekdag te ondersteun word aangemoedig om na takealot.com, Suid-Afrika se voorste e-handelaar, te gaan. Alle Afrikaanse boeke sal vir 24 uur dié komende Vrydag teen ‘n verdere 15% afslag verkoop word wanneer die koeponkode Vriend-van-Afrikaans gebruik word.

Marlise Bosman, Afrikaanse boeke-aankoper by takealot.com, sê die Afrikaanse gemeenskap is lank al groot kopers by die e-handelaar. “Ons het juis in Mei ‘n nuwe Afrikaanse Winkel op ons webwerf geskep, waar Afrikaanse kopers al die nuutste Afrikaanse boeke, CDs en DVDs vinnig kan opspoor. Ons sien al lank hoe ons Afrikaanse kliënte nuwe Afrikaanse boeke sommer vinnig opraap. Skrywers soos Deon Meyer bly populêr, maar dit is ook boeke soos Boer Kry ‘n Vrou, wat baie mense as die Afrikanerweergawe van die gewilde 50 Shades boeke sien, wat groot verkopers is. Kookboeke bly die gewildste, met Prof Tim Noakes se Die Kosrevolusie wat veral in aanvraag bly.”

Die jaarlikse Koop-‘n-Afrikaanse-boekdag is in 2005 deur die Vriende van Afrikaans van stapel gestuur maar word nou ook onder meer deur die Afrikaanse Taalraad bevorder. Dit word elke jaar op die 14de Augustus gevier, ook terloops die stigtingsdag van die eerste Afrikaanse Taalbeweging in die Paarl in 1875.

Bosman sê daar is ook ‘n sterk tendens na bewustheid (mindfulness), met boeke soos Die Kreatiewe Inkleurboek vir Grootmense wat al in sy derde uitgawe is en steeds goed verkoop. “Daar is ‘n duidelike tendens na gesonder leefstyle onder ons Afrikaner kopers, met boeke soos dié asook Low Carb is Lekker, Suikervry en Kry Daai Lyf wat gereeld onder die topverkopers getel word.”

Gesels saam op Facebook of Twitter en vertel vir ons van die boeke wat jy aangeskaf het! Moenie vergeet om vir ons ‘n boekselfie van jou buit te stuur nie …

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The "Right Person" for the Job is Not a Woman: Nia Magoulianiti-McGregor on Workplace Sexism

How to Marry a Politician and SurviveNia Magoulianiti-McGregor, author of How to Marry a Politician and Survive, recently wrote an article for Destiny magazine about the continued presence of sexism in the workplace.

Magoulianiti-McGregor says she began the research in order to answer the question “How much sexism still exists in the workplace?” The answer was immediately obvious and disappointingly emphatic: “A lot”.

The writer outlines some examples of sexist against women and sexualised treatment of women in the financial services industry.

Read the article:

When Daniels joined a stockbroking firm as part of its research team a few years ago, she overheard the MD discussing the “right person” for a new job opening as a trader. “We need a black male who’s good at sport”.

She understood BBBEE requirements, but why male – and why sport?

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