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Kortlyste vir die kykNET-Rapport Boekresensent van die Jaar-toekennings 2017 bekendgemaak

Die Afrikaanse resensiebedryf kan homself op die skouer klop te oordeel na die gehalte van inskrywings wat vir vanjaar se kykNET-Rapport Boekresensent van die Jaar-wedstryd ontvang is.

Die kortlyste is pas bekend gemaak vir dié pryse, wat ingestel is om die belange van boeke en die leesgenot van boekliefhebbers te bevorder deur die wêreld van Afrikaanse boeke vir die breë Suid-Afrikaanse publiek toeganklik te maak. Dit dien ook as aanmoediging om hoë standaarde in die Afrikaanse boekjoernalistiek te handhaaf.

Altesaam 33 van die voorste resensente in Afrikaans het vanjaar ingeskryf, tien meer as verlede jaar. Twee pryse van R25 000 elk word toegeken vir die beste Afrikaanse resensie wat in 2016 oor Afrikaansie fiksie en niefiksie onderskeidelik verskyn het. Die kortlyste, wat uit 90 inskrywings saamgestel is, is soos volg:

Fiksie

Danie Marais: “Die ‘Kook en Geniet’ van oneerbiedigheid” (oor Anton Kannemeyer en Conrad Botes se Bitterkomix 17, Media24-dagblaaie, 4 Julie 2016)
Charl-Pierre Naudé: “Digterlike afdruk van ‘n lewe verbeeld” (oor Bibi Slippers se Fotostaatmasjien, Media 24-dagblaaie, 5 Desember 2016)
Elmari Rautenbach: “Debuut se stiltes ’n elegie aan verlore liefde” (oor Valda Jansen se Hy kom met die skoenlappers, Media 24-dagblaaie, 18 Julie 2016)

Niefiksie

Reinhardt Fourie: Vlam in die sneeu: Die liefdesbriewe van André P. Brink en Ingrid Jonker (geredigeer deur Francis Galloway, Tydskrif vir letterkunde, September/Oktober 2016)
Daniel Hugo: “Een van die heel grotes” (oor Om Hennie Aucamp te onthou, saamgestel deur Danie Botha, Rapport, 14 Februarie 2016)
Emile Joubert: “Die afkook van ’n vol lewe vind hier beslag” (oor Wat die hart van vol is deur Peter Veldsman met Elmari Rautenbach, Media24-dagblaaie, 31 Oktober 2016)

Die keurders was boekjoernalis en digter Bibi Slippers (sameroeper), senior joernalis en skrywer Jomarié Botha en digter en dosent Alfred Schaffer. Aangesien ’n werk van Slippers geresenseer is, is sy vir die finale keuring deur die redakteur van Huisgenoot, Yvonne Beyers, vervang.

Die keurders was dit eens dat die inskrywings deur die bank van ’n baie hoë gehalte was en werklik leeslus aanwakker.

“Daar was heelparty gevalle waar ek nie noodwendig onder normale omstandighede in ’n sekere boek sou belangstel nie, maar die resensent se entoesiasme en insigte het my genoeg geprikkel om dit ’n kans te wil gee,” sê Slippers.

“Dit was ook veral heerlik om verskillende resensies van belangrike boeke soos Die na-dood, Vlakwater en Koors te lees, en uiteenlopende interpretasies en leesbenaderings te kan ervaar via die resensente.”

Daar was vanjaar heelwat nuwe name onder die resensente wat ingeskryf het. “Ek hoop dat ons deur inisiatiewe soos dié die poel selfs verder kan vergroot. Hoe meer ingeligte, intelligente menings uit verskillende perspektiewe verteenwoordig is, hoe beter vir alle rolspelers in die boekbedryf,” sê Slippers.

Die wenners word op 30 September 2017 saam met die wenners van die kykNET-Rapport-boekpryse in Kaapstad aangekondig.
 

Bitterkomix 17Boekbesonderhede

 
 

Fotostaatmasjien

 
 

Hy kom met die skoenlappers

 
 

Vlam in die sneeu

 
 

Om Hennie Aucamp te onthou

 
 

Wat die hart van vol is

50 Boerekosgeregte: krap maar in hierdie pot wat ’n voorwoord deur Dana Snyman bevat...

Kyk, as Dana Snyman die voorwoord skryf, dan weet jy…

50 Boerekosgeregte is ‘n samestelling van resepte uit die kombuise van die Vrouelandbouvereniging van die Noord-Kaap.

Krap maar in hierdie pot.

Hier is resepte vir weeksdagetes, spesiale geleenthede en familiesaamtrekke, met immergroen treffers soos ‘n korslose souttert, basaarpoeding, gestolde komkommerslaai, kerrievleisvetkoeke, snoektert, karringmelkroosterkoek en groenboontjiebredie.

 
Boekbesonderhede

Nielsen Booksellers Choice Award shortlist announced

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.

The books are voted for by members of the South African Booksellers Association all of whom are booksellers. It is the Booksellers Choice award, thus the booksellers vote for the book they most enjoyed selling during the year.

The shortlist this year includes previous winner, Deon Meyer, who makes it with his book Koors, a son’s story of his father’s murder. The much-loved comedian Trevor Noah joins him with Born a crime and other stories. Other shortlisted authors include Elsabé Brits who traces the fascinating life of Emily Hobhouse, from her tireless campaigning for women’s rights to her outspoken opposition to injustice, in Emily Hobhouse: Geliefde verraaier. My own liberator by former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke plays homage to the many people and places that have helped define and shape him. Meanwhile JAN: A breath of French Air by Jan Hendrick van der Westhuizen is a memoir and celebration of the renowned eatery JAN, a South African restaurant in the South of France. Kook saam Kaaps by Koelsoem Kamalie and Flori Schrikker continues the culinary theme with an easy-going home cookbook with ‘food from the heart’ recipes.

Last year’s winner was Recipes for Love and Murder by Sally Andrew. On accepting the award Sally commented: “I am so honoured to win the Nielsen Booksellers’ Choice Award 2016; booksellers are heroes – up there with librarians in my estimation. Reading can entertain, challenge and educate. It takes us to places and ideas we don’t normally visit. It can even open our hearts and uplift our souls. Thank you, booksellers for this gift you give to us all”.

Stephen Long, Global Managing Director, Book Discovery and Commerce at Nielsen said, “With the help of members of the South African Booksellers Association, the number of submissions for this year’s event has been incredible. We wish all this year’s shortlisted authors the very best of luck.

The short-listed books for 2016 are:

· Born a crime and other stories by Trevor Noah (Published by Pan Macmillan)
· Emily Hobhouse: Geliefde verraaier by Elsabe Brits (Published by Tafelberg)
· JAN A breath of French Air by Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen (Published by Struik)
· Kook saam Kaaps by Koelsoem Kamalie and Flori Schrikker (Published by Lapa Uitgewers)
· Koors by Deon Meyer (Published by Human & Rousseau)
· My own liberator by Dikgang Moseneke (Published by Picador Africa)

The winning author will be announced on the 22nd of August at the Sefika Awards Dinner in Durban and will receive a cheque from Nielsen for R 20 000.

Koors

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Born A Crime

 
 
 

Emily Hobhouse

 
 
 

My Own Liberator

 
 

JAN - A Breath of French Air

 
 

Kook Saam Kaaps

Launch: Curry (1 August)

Journalist Ishay Govender-Ypma threads together the enticing flavours of South African curry. The classic KwaZulu-Natal crab and dried fish curries share the limelight with Cape Malay chicken and crayfish curries, kasi beef curries from Orlando West and Qunu, offal from Calvinia, Karoo venison, kerkbasaar kerrie en rys and vegetarian dhals from across the map. The book takes a tour through the kitchens of respected local cooks as they share their stories and recipes.

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Kokkedoortjie is ’n kookboek vir die kind in ons almal

Die inspirasie waarop elke gesin gewag het. Kokkedoortjie volg in die spore van die uiters gewilde Kokkedoor- en Koekedoor-reekse, met tien jong kinderkokke wat meeding vir die titel van die land se beste kinderkok.

Dié kookboek is ’n versamelstuk vir die derduisende aanhangers wat die Kokkedoortjies leer lief kry het, en wil bak en kook soos hulle.

Kokkedoortjie is ’n gesinskookboek, ’n kinderkookboek, ’n kookboek vir die kind in ons almal. Dit verweef elke dag se staatmakerresepte met ’n unieke bestanddeel – die kleurvolle verbeelding van ’n kind.

Dit wissel van eiernessies vir ontbyt, die beste kosblik-toebroodjies ooit, koekies vir Entrepreneursdag, trooskos, sportiewe hamburgers, piekniekslaaie in flesse, poetsbak-poedings, plaatkoekies en pannekoek. Daar is kreatiewe visgeregte en die finaliste se wengeregte wat die land se monde laat water. Die beoordelaars deel ook hul gunstelingresepte in die boek.
 
 
Errieda du Toit, inhoudsvervaardiger: kos van Kokkedoortjie, vang die hoogtepunte van die reeks in dié boek vas. Kokkedoortjie is haar agste boek. Sy is ’n geliefde kok en radiopersoonlikheid – haar weeklikse koerantrubrieke en kosblog Huiskok.com word verslind en haar mees onlangse boek, Tuistafel, word uit alle oorde besing.

Edwin Theron (13) van Worcester – wenner van Kokkedoortjie – is die spreekwoordelike klein pakkie met groot verrassings. In sy eie woorde: ‘die kleinste sleutels maak die grootste deure oop’. Hy is ‘n self-geleerde jong kok wat elke aand kos maak vir sy ma Marietjie en sussie Martli, wat hom baie selfvertroue in die kombuis gegee het.

Hy is vreesloos (hy is ‘n bekroonde stoeier, boer nou met bye en eet brandrissies soos lekkergoed) en avontuurlik, maar weet ook hoe om kos te maak wat almal van hou om te eet.

Sy gunsteling-resepte uit die kompetisie is almal in die Kokkedoortjie-boek opgeneem, van sy selfie-suurlemoenkolwyntjies wat hy vir die oudisie gemaak het, monsterkoekies uit Sesame Street, Franse roosterbroodvingers met graanvlokkie-kors, tregterkoekies tot sy Spaanse pizza, Usain Bolt-hoenderburger, beur-jou-op-bobotie en die souserige sjokoladekersiepoeding wat
hy in die finale rondte gemaak het.

Sy kenteken-gereg “Beesfilet-Cordon Bleu balle met sampioenroomsous” is sy persoonlike gunsteling.

Boekbesonderhede

Two funky crochet patterns from Hello, Crochet

In this unusual crochet book, each pattern is used as a base for four different interpretations, depending on your style – bohemian, artistic, contemporary or romantic.

The patterns range in difficulty, and include pretty things for yourself, your home, babies and children, and for use as gifts.

There are also suggestions for using the same pattern for more than one project.

The perfect book for anyone who loves to crochet.

Take a sneak peek into Hello, Crochet
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Mini Petals
Combine the two designs, one with a two-dimensional flower and the other one with a three-dimensional flower, to create texture and an interesting pattern.
Size: 8 x 8 cm
Colours: Two colours are used for these patterns
Difficulty rating: Relatively easy

FLAT MOTIF
With colour 1; crochet 4 ch, join into ring with ss in 1st ch.
Rnd 1: 3 ch, 7 dc in ring, ss in top of beg-3 ch. Fasten off.
Rnd 2: with colour 2; 5 ch, *1 dc in next dc, 2 ch; rep from
* to end, ss in 3rd of 5 ch.
Rnd 3: 1 ch, 1 sc in the same st, 2 sc in 2 ch-sp, *1 sc in
next dc, 2 sc in 2 ch-sp; rep from * to end, ss in beg-sc.
Fasten off.
Rnd 4: with colour 1; 1 ch, 1 sc in the same st, 1 dc in next
sc, 2 tr in next 2 sc, 1 dc in next sc, 1 hdc in next sc, (1 sc
in next sc, 1 dc in next sc, 2 tr in next 2 sc, 1 dc in next sc,
1 hdc in next sc) 3 times, ss in beg-sc. Fasten off.
Rnd 5: with colour 2; join yarn in 1st dc with 1 ch, 1 sc in
the same st, 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next 2 sts, 1 sc in next
2 sts, 1 spike st (in rnd 3) in next 2 sts, (1 sc in next
2 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sts, 1 sc in next 2 sts, 1 spike st in
next 2 sts) 3 times, ss in beg-sc. Fasten off.
Rnd 6: with colour 1 (work in back loops); 3 ch in st just
after the spike st, 1 dc in the same st, 1 hdc in next sc,
1 sc in next sc, 2 ch, skip 2 sc, (1 sc in next sc, 1 hdc in
next sc, 2 dc in next sc, 2 tr in next sc, 1 picot, 2 tr in
next sc, 2 dc in next sc, 1 hdc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc,
2 ch, skip 2 sc) 3 times, 1 sc in next sc, 1 hdc in next sc,
2 dc in next sc, 2 tr in next sc, 1 picot, 2 tr in next sc, ss
in beg-3 ch. Fasten off.
Rnd 7: Complete this rnd for the 1st motif only.
Crochet the 2nd and following motifs together in
this rnd. With colour 2; join yarn in 2 ch-sp with 1 ch,
1 sc in the same st, 1 sc in next 6 sts, (1 sc, 5 ch, 1 sc) in
next picot, 1 sc in next 6 sts, [1 sc in 2 ch-sp, 1 sc in next
6 sts, (1 sc, 5 ch, 1 sc) in next picot, 1 sc in next 6 sts]
3 times, ss in beg-sc. Fasten off.

Rose Hat

Perfect for wearing while cutting roses for the house, this hat is made with variegated yarn that looks faded for real old-world charm. The little roses on the side band are reminiscent of roses on an antique porcelain tea set. Wear this hat for a romantic, relaxed look.

Difficulty rating: Easy
Yarn
• 2 x 50 g Elle Premier 4 ply
Bleuet
• 1 x 50 g Elle Premier 4 ply
Millstone
• 1 x 50 g Elle Premier 4 ply
Moss
Crochet hook
3–3,5 mm
Finished size
Adult hat approximately 60 cm
Special technique
Crab stitch (see page 161)
Notions
• Stitch marker
• Tapestry needle
• Scissors
Note
See anatomy of hat on
page 46.

PATTERN
TIP OF CROWN
Use Bleuet for rnds 1 and 2 of MOTIF 1 on page 198 and
continue in Bleuet with:
Rnd 3: ch 3, (work 4 trs in next ch-sp, tr in top of 3 tr-gr) 7 times,
work 4 trs in next ch-sp, ss in 3rd ch at beg of rnd 3.
Rnd 4: ch 3, [tr 2 tog, ch 3, tr 3 tog] in same sp as last ss of rnd 3,
(ch 3, skip 4 trs, [tr 3 tog, ch 3, tr 3 tog] in next tr) 7 times, ch 3,
ss in top of 1st tr-gr of rnd 4.
Rnd 5: ch 3, (work 4 trs in next ch-sp, tr in top of 3 tr-gr) 15
times, work 4 trs in next ch-sp, ss in 3rd ch at beg of rnd 5.
Rnd 6: ch 3, [tr 2 tog, ch 2, tr 3 tog] in same sp as last ss of rnd 5,
(ch 2, skip 4 trs, [tr 3 tog, ch 2, tr 3 tog] in next tr) 15 times, ch 2,
ss in top of 1st tr-gr of rnd 6.
Rnd 7: ch 3, (work 3 trs in next ch-sp, tr in top of 3 tr-gr) 31
times, work 3 trs in next ch-sp, ss in 3rd ch at beg of rnd 7,
fasten off.
SIDE BAND
Use pattern for MOTIF 1 on page 198 and crochet:
Rnd 1: Millstone
Rnd 2: Moss

 

Hello, Crochet

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