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Vyf kinder- en jeugboeke om vandeesmaand te verslind

Die rooikop, die leeu en die handgranaat
Annelie Ferreira

Adele was nog altyd versot op kuns. Dit was haar díng. Maar sedert die begin van die jaar kry sy skielik vrot punte. Dalk hou die nuwe kunsjuffrou nie van haar nie. Hoekom sukkel sy so met haar selfportret vir die volgende klasprojek? Is dit omdat sy haar bos rooi hare en kurwes so verwens?

Die afgelope tyd voel dit buitendien of ’n groot hand haar wêreld gevat en geskud het. Soos daai ou bordspeletjies wat hulle kleintyd saamgevat het op vakansies. Iemand stamp per ongeluk net liggies aan die Slangetjies-en-Leertjies en al die knope en dobbelsteentjies is deurmekaar, en niemand het meer ’n cooking clue of hulle naby die einde of die begin is nie.

En dit alles begin die middag toe sy van die skool af stap en ’n leeu in hulle tuin ontdek …

Annelie Ferreira het al twee maal die Sanlamprys vir Jeuglektuur gewen. Sy skroom nie om moeilike onderwerpe aan te raak nie. Hierdie nuwe jeugverhaal uit haar pen is ’n holderstebolder wipwarit vol humor, romanse, aksie en avontuur.

Dromers
Fanie Viljoen

Dans is Byron Carelse se hele lewe. Dit is sy energie, sy passie, sy geluk … sy vonk. Wanneer die ritme sy lyf beetkry, vergeet hy van die probleme wat by die huis op hom wag.
Sy beste vriendin, Tasha, sê altyd hy moenie toelaat dat ander mense sy vonk steel nie. Maar sy weet nie van die dinge wat by sy huis gebeur nie. En dalk is dit beter so. Wat sal sy van hom dink?

Op ’n dag sien iemand Byron se talent raak. Hy kry saam met ’n groepie ander township-kinders die kans om deel te wees van ’n glansryke vertoning by die kunstefees. Die kans om groot drome te droom … groter as die township waar hy bly. Maar wat doen jy as die lewe jou drome probeer steel?

Hierdie splinternuwe jeugroman uit die pen van Fanie Viljoen is in eenvoudige, maklik verstaanbare taal geskryf – perfek vir trae lesers of lesers wie se tweede of derde taal Afrikaans is.


Hoezit 12: Die wonderwêreld van vreemde diere

Waar sal jy vlieënde paddas kry?

Watter soort bok het tande soos Dracula?

Watter diertjie kan kilometers onder die see en selfs in die buitenste ruimte oorleef?

Waar sal jy ’n verkleurmannetjie kry wat so groot soos ’n kat is?

Ontdek van die vreemdste diere op ons planeet met hierdie boek propvol prettige feite en aktiwiteite! Met 48 bladsye vol prettige feite, volkleurfoto’s en hope aktiwiteite, speletjies en kopkrappers waarmee jy die wonderwêreld van vreemde diere kan verken, is hierdie boek gewaarborg om jong feitevrate se tone te laat omkrul van lekkerkry!

Maak van naderby kennis met vampiervlermuise, ietermago’s en tapirs – en verstom jou aan van die eienaardigste diere wat jy ooit gesien het! Die temas en aktiwiteite maak hierdie reeks boeke die perfekte hulpbron vir skoolprojekte en sal sorg vir ure se prettige vermaak by die huis.

Lana en Rakker 3: Speeltyd vir Rakker
Holly Webb

Die skool se sportdag is om die draai en Lana is bekommerd sy gaan heel laaste in elke enkele item kom. Maar dan kry sy ’n briljante idee: Sy kan saam met Rakker begin oefen om lekker fiks te word!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Lana en Rakker 4: Die pajamapartytjie

Holly Webb

Dit is amper Lana se verjaardag, en sy beplan ’n pajamapartytjie. Maar dan erken Lana se nuwe maat, Lisa, dat sy bang is vir honde. En in Lana-hulle se huis is daar geen wegkomkans van die spelerige Rakker nie.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Nal'ibali celebrates diversity with drag queen story hour in Soweto

Thiart Li/Shenay O’Brien

 
Capturing the imagination of children and working towards a more just society that recognises and accepts gender fluidity during childhood, the Nal’ibali reading-for-enjoyment campaign will be hosting South Africa’s first drag queen story hour with Thiart Li, performing as Shenay O’Brien, and children from two Nal’ibali reading club Ikageng Austrian Embassy Library in Soweto on Saturday 24 June.

The programme is just as it sounds like – an engaging drag queen reading stories to children in a library, and is a response to similar activations which have been taking place in the USA with great success. During these story hours, children get the opportunity to see adult reading role models defy rigid gender restrictions, and are invited to imagine a world in which all people are truly equal, and accepted for who they are.

The Nal’ibali reading-for-enjoyment campaign, which works to spark the potential of all children through reading and storytelling in home languages as well English, supports the initiative which is in line with the United Nation’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Sustainable Development Goal number five highlights and promotes the need for gender equality, stating that is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous, and sustainable world.

Further addressing the locally identified issue of abuse in schools, Li will be reading for Roald Dahl’s Matilda which features a young girl who escapes her unbearable environment by teaching herself to read and taking refuge in her school’s library.

Says Righardt le Roux, the Nal’ibali Provincial Support Coordinator responsible for the event: “The story hour ties in with Youth Month and children’s basic rights: The right to play, to education and a safe environment. We hope that through this reading we’ll begin to foster an awareness and inclusive appreciation of all our children by creating safe places of acceptance within community spaces such as libraries and reading clubs.”

Event details:
Venue: Ikageng Library
Address: 8299 Corner of Mahalefele and Khumalo, Orlando West, Soweto
Date: 24 June 2017
Time: 10:30

For more information about the Nal’ibali campaign, or to access our growing collection of free children’s stories in a range of SA languages plus tips and ideas on how to read with children, visit: www.nalibali.org or www.nalibali.mobi or join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter: @NalibaliSA.

Filmverwerking van Jaco Jacobs-roman begin binnekort speel

Oor 'n motorfiets, 'n zombiefliek en lang getalle wat deur elf gedeel kan word
“My naam is Martin Retief. Ek is dertien jaar, elf maande en twaalf dae oud. My ma noem my Martin, maar almal by die skool noem my Hoender. Ek hou daarvan om dinge te tel.”

Hoender Retief se hele lewe verander een middag toe sy pa op pad huis toe by ’n winkel stilhou om ’n snoek te koop.

En terwyl sy gesin probeer om hul verlies te verwerk, versorg hy sy Leghorn-hoenders, verkoop eiers aan die mense op die plotte en doen saans wiskunde as hy sukkel om te slaap. Maar op ’n dag ontmoet Hoender vir Drikus. Drikus wat aan ’n siekte ly wat na iemand vernoem is. Drikus wat daarvan droom om sy eie zombiefliek te maak.

Wat volg, is ’n avontuur vol skouhoenders, skelms, mooi meisies, wiskunde, kammabloed en zombies.

’n Hartroerende en dikwels humoristiese grootwordverhaal wat ’n ongewone blik bied op gesinne, vriendskap, die hantering van verlies … en langdeelsomme.

Die film Nul is nie niks nie, gegrond op Oor ‘n motorfiets, ‘n zombiefliek en lang getalle wat deur elf gedeel kan word begin eersdagaags in teaters draai.

Fliekvlooie en boekliefhebbers kan hulle vanaf 7 Julie bioskoop toe wend om dié rolprent, waarvan Morné du Toit die regie behartig, te kyk.

Klik hier om jou kyk-lus met die voorprent aan te wakker.

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Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre to again host the Lowveld Book Festival

Due to the success of the inaugural Lowveld Book Festival last year, the festival will once more take place at Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre in White River, Mpumalanga, from 18 to 20 August 2017.

The Lowveld is not only home to many of South Africa’s literary talents, but is also the setting for a vast array of books and poems.

The response from publishers, authors and visitors was overwhelmingly positive last year, and this year visitors can look forward to a host of interesting authors, including Karina Szcuzurek (The Fifth Mrs Brink), Tony Park, Adam Cruise, Athol Williams, Bridget Hilton-Barber, Elaine Pillay, Tracy Todd, Mercy Dube, Mario Cesare, Jayne Bauling, Derick van der Walt, DJ Sbu and Isabella Morris to name a few, as well as a socio-political discussion, various workshops and poetry readings.

Tony Park
Tony is the author of 13 novels, set in Africa, and six biographies. His 14th novel, The Cull, about an elite anti-poaching squad, is due for release in October 2017.

Adam Cruise
Adam is a conservation and travel writer, who works for a variety of magazines and newspapers. His books include the well-received Louis Botha’s War in 2015 and In the Pursuit of Solitude (2012). Adam has just moved back to South Africa, to Sabie, after spending a few years writing and indulging in the Mediterranean culture on the French Riviera.

Athol Williams
Athol is an award-winning poet and social philosopher. He is the author of Pushing Boulders: Oppressed to Inspired, which tells of his journey from poverty to earning master’s degrees from five of the world’s top universities including Harvard, Oxford and LSE. He is the only person to be awarded the Sol Plaatje EU Poetry Award twice, was a winner of a poetry prize at Oxford, and was a runner-up for the 2016 SA Literary Award for Poetry. He has published three books of poetry and is the author of the Oaky series of children’s books. He is currently a doctoral candidate Oxford University.

Bridget Hilton-Barber
Bridget’s colourful career in the media spans more than two decades. Former travel correspondent for Radio 702 and former editor of South African Airways’ (SAA) magazine Sawubona, she is best known for her wild and wacky travel writing and books. Her first memoir, Garden of My Ancestors was a bestseller. Now in her ninth book, a political memoir, Bridget takes you on a poignant journey back to her life as a student activist in the final days of apartheid in the mid 80s where she was betrayed by a police spy and ended up in jail.

Elaine Pillay
Elaine has written academic books and short stories. Zwai and the Little Creature is her first children’s book. In March 2017, she represented South Africa in Fiji Islands at the Centennial Celebration of the Abolition of Indentured Labour in Fiji.

Mario Cesare
Mario’s career has taken him from Timbavati and Mala Mala to Olifants River. His memoir – Man-eaters, Mambas and Marula Madness – provides a wealth of lessons on conservation and stories of life in the bush, as it is enjoyed only by those fortunate enough to live on a Big Five reserve.

More recently, Mario wrote The Man with the Black Dog, a touching story of a man and his faithful canine companion. With a naturalist’s eye for detail and the bigger picture of managing a fragile ecosystem through years of drought and plenty, Mario brings a storyteller’s delight – and a dash of Italian passion – to sharing his world.

Jayne Bauling
Jayne’s 25th book will be published during 2017 – Game Plan, the third novel in her Soccer Season trilogy for Cover2Cover Books. Her first 17 novels were romances, published by Mills & Boon in the UK, and translated into over 20 languages. In recent years, her focus has been on writing for youth. Her YA novels have been awarded the Macmillan Writers Prize for Africa, the Sanlam Gold Prize for Youth Literature and the Maskew Miller Longman Literature Award. One of them, Dreaming of Light (NB Publishers), was chosen to represent South Africa on the 2014 IBBY Honour List, and was also shortlisted for the Media24 M.E.R Prize for best youth novel. Two of her novels have been DBE-approved as high school set-works. Her short stories for adults and youth have been published in a number of anthologies and literary journals, and two have been shortlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize, while she has twice had stories for younger children shortlisted for the Golden Baobab prize. She has won poetry prizes from SAfm Radio and People Opposing Women Abuse. She also writes stories for FunDza Literacy Trust. A former Johannesburger, Bauling now lives in White River, Mpumalanga.

A bumper programme

The organisers’ goal is to reach out to the surrounding rural schools and expose children to the joy of stories and reading; to encourage teenagers to read more, whether electronic or printed books; and to support local writers and illustrators through workshops hosted by published authors.

“We hope to draw visitors and well-known authors from across the country to White River and introduce them to the creative talent resident here, as well as to motivate local authors and artists by uncovering their work and exposing them to a wider world of literature,” explains Louis van der Merwe, Chairman of the Lowveld Book Festival.

A balanced programme is promised, with the inclusion of poetry, folklore, workshops, storytelling and story-time for youngsters, panel discussions, historical Lowveld literature, interviews with authors, YA literature, performing art and a book fair.

South African authors will be selling and autographing their latest publications and authors will be slotted into events to ensure interesting discussions that grapple with the issues confronting South African literature and reading.

The Lowveld Book Festival is a multi-cultural event that will encourage a love of reading and acknowledge the role played by writers and poets in society, and we seek financial partners who embrace this important objective.

The full programme and information about ticket sales will be available from mid-June at www.lowveldbookfestival.co.za. For more information, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, or email lowveldbookfestival@gmail.com.

The Fifth Mrs Brink

Book details

 
 
 

Louis Botha's War

 
 
 

In the Pursuit of Solitude

 
 
 

Pushing Boulders

 
 
 

Garden of My Ancestors

 
 
 

Man-eaters, Mambas and Marula Madness

 
 
 

Dreaming of Light

Exclusive Books Homebru 2017 selection announced

Exclusive Books has announced their selection of fiction, non-fiction, cookery and children’s books for their annual Homebru campaign.

This year’s slogan was ‘books by us, written for you’. According to Ben Williams, general manager of Exclusive Books, the nearly fifty titles on the list “represent a highly engaging slice of current South African writing and life.”

With titles as diverse as Fred Strydom’s work of speculative fiction, The Inside-Out Man, Pieter-Louis Myburgh’s political analysis, The Republic of Gupta, and the colourful array of cookery and children’s books, including Khanyisa Malabi’s Legacy of Living and Sparkles of Taste and Carol-Ann Davids’ The Hair Fair, this year’s list certainly is representative of contemporary South African writing.

The titles which appear on the list are:

NON-FICTION

Confluence


Confluence: Beyond the River with Siseko Ntondini

by Piers Cruickshanks
 
 
 
 
 
Bending the RulesBending the Rules: Memoir of a Pioneering Diplomat
by Rafique Gangat
 
 
 
 
 
 
Making Africa WorkMaking Africa Work: A handbook for economic success
by Greg Mills, Jeffrey Herbst, Olusegun Obasanjo & Dickie Davis
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Republic of GuptaThe Republic of Gupta: A Story of State Capture
by Pieter-Louis Myburgh
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dreams, Betrayal and Hope Dreams, Betrayal and Hope
by Mamphela Ramphele
 
 
 
 
 
 
Apartheid Guns and MoneyApartheid, Guns and Money: A tale of profit
by Hennie Van Vuuren
 
 
 
 
 
 
Traces and Tracks: A Thirty-Year Journey with the SanTraces and Tracks: A thirty year journey with the San
by Paul Weinberg
 
 
 
 
 
 
FICTION

Selling Lip ServiceSelling Lip Service
by Tammy Baikie
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hlomu The Wife
Zandile The Resolute
Naledi His Love

by Dudu Busani-Dube
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dancing the Death DrillDancing the Death Drill
by Fred Khumalo
 
 
 
 
 
 
Emperor Shaka the GreatEmperor Shaka The Great (English Edition)
Unodumehlezi Kamenzi (isiZulu Edition)
by Masizi Kunene
 
 
 
 
 
 
Being KariBeing Kari
by Qarnita Loxton
 
 
 
 
 
 
Recognition
Recognition: An Anthology of South African Short Stories

edited by David Medalie
 
 
 
 
 
 
Web
Web

by Naomi Meyer
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Last StopThe Last Stop
by Thabiso Mofokeng
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Third Reel
The Third Reel

Die Derde Spoel
by S J Naudé
 
 
 
 
 
 
If I Stay Right Here
If I Stay Right Here
by Chwayita Ngamlana
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ayixoxeki NakuxoxekaAyixoxeki Nakuxoxeka
by Mbongeni Cyprian Nzimande
 
 
 
 
 
 
Akulahlwa Mbeleko NgakufelwaAkulahlwa Mbeleko Ngakufelwa
by Zukiswa Pakama
 
 
 
 
 
 
Delilah Now TrendingDelilah Now Trending
by Pamela Power
 
 
 
 
 
 
Die BergengelDie Bergengel
by Carina Stander
 
 
 
 
 
 
As in die Mond
As in die mond

by Nicole Jaekel Strauss
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Inside-Out Man
The Inside-Out Man

by Fred Strydom
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alles het niet kom wod

Alles het niet kom wôd

by Nathan Trantraal
 
 
 
 
 
 
BIOGRAPHIES

Last Night at the BasslineLast Night at the Bassline
by David Coplan and Oscar Gutierrez
 
 
 
 
 
 
Equal, but Different
Equal But Different
by Judy Dlamini
 
 
 
 
 
 
No Longer Whispering to Power
No Longer Whispering to Power: The Story of Thuli Madonsela
by Thandeka Gqubule
 
 
 
 
 
 
Being Chris Hani's Daughter Being Chris Hani’s Daughter
by Lindiwe Hani
 
 
 
 
 
 
God praat Afrikaans
God praat Afrikaans

by HemelBesem
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lied vir SarahSong for Sarah: Lessons from my Mother
Lied vir Sarah: Lesse van My Moeder

by Jonathan Jansen
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fatima MeerFatima Meer: Memories of Love & Struggle
by Fatima Meer
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Man Who Founded the ANCThe Man Who Founded The ANC: A Biography of Pixley ka Isaka Seme
by Bongani Ngqulunga
 
 
 
 
 
 
Billionaires Under Construction

Billionaires Under Construction

by DJ Sbu
 
 
 
 
 
 
CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS
 

The Elders at the DoorThe Elders at the Door (Afrikaans, English, isiZhosa, isiZulu)
by Maryanne Bester, illustrated by Shayla Bester
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Hair FairThe Hair Fair
by Carol-Ann Davids
 
 
 
 
 
 
#LoveReading
#LoveReading: short stories, poems, blogs and more
compiled by Rosamund Haden & Dorothy Dyer
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beyond the River
Beyond the River

by Mohale Mashigo
 
 
 
 
 
 
How Many Ways Can You Say Hello? How Many Ways Can You Say Hello
by Refiloe Moahloli, illustrated by Anja Stoeckigt
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dromers
Dromers

by Fanie Viljoen
 
 
 
 
 
 

COOKERY

 

HomegrownHomegrown
by Bertus Basson
 
 
 
 
 
 
Legacy of Living and Sparkles of TasteLegacy of Living & Sparkles of Taste
by Khanyisa Malabi
 
 
 
 
 
 
Johanne 14
Johanne 14: Real South African Food

by Hope Malau
 
 
 
 
 

Book details

  • Making Africa Work: A Handbook for Economic Success by Greg Mills, Jeffrey Herbst, Olusegun Obasanjo, Dickie Davis
    EAN: 9780624080275
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Vyf kinder- en jeugboeke om vandeesmaand te lees

Om te dans
Noreen Nolte

Skaars drie maande terug was Lisa se lewe nog normaal. Hulle was ’n gesin, sy het vriende gehad en sy het geléwe vir ballet. Toe verander alles.
Ná die bom bars, gaan haar ma vir drie maande oorsee, en Lisa moet by haar eksentrieke ouma gaan bly wat pienk tekkies dra en glo in lysies maak. Sy moet probeer aanpas in ’n nuwe skool, waar alles onbekend is; en sy moet probeer vrede maak met wat gebeur het. Lisa is nie seker of sy kans sien vir hierdie nuwe begin nie. ’n Mens kan egter nie ’n “delete-knoppie” druk en al die aaklige dinge in jou lewe uitvee nie. Sy is vasbeslote om nóóit weer te dans nie en sy weier om met haar pa te praat, ná wat daardie vreeslike dag gebeur het. Die enigste ligpunt is Jaco, haar ouma se buurseun met die donker oë. Sal Lisa die moed kan bymekaarskraap om ooit weer alleen op ’n verhoog te stap en die wêreld in die oë te kyk? Om te dans is ’n vars, boeiende debuutroman vir tieners oor die opdraandes én die lekkertes van grootword.

Cowboy Koekemoer van die Klein-Karoo en die Petrolpadda
Henry Ferreira
Illustreerder: Alistair Ackermann

Doer ver op die horison kom ’n stofstreep oor die vlakte nader. Die stofstreep word ’n stofwolk wat vinnig groei en al hoe groter en groter word. Dit is niemand anders nie as Cowboy Koekemoer van die Klein-Karoo wat op sy getroue kameelperd, Shorty, aangery kom! Dit is ’n verbeeldingryke storie oor die avonture van ’n eg Suid-Afrikaanse cowboy wat die skelms laat les opsê. Wanneer gevaar hom in die gesig staar, is Koekemoer die kalmste cowboy in die hele Klein-Karoo!


Die Fantastiese Avonture van Theo die kat
Wendy Hartman
Illustreerder: David Theron

Theo bly saam met sy ma, sy broer en sy suster reg langs die biblioteek. Die ander katte stel net belang in kos, kattekwaad en kattemaai. Nie Theo nie, hy hou van lees. In hierdie omnibus verskyn drie lekkerleesstories oor Theo se avonture. In Theo die biblioteekkat is hy die enigste een wat ’n rot ruik toe die aaklige mevrou Zuurpruim al die katte nooi om by haar te kom woon. In Theo en die kattedief is al die katte in Huis Kietziekatzie dol daaroor wanneer Theo vir hulle stories lees, maar op ’n dag verdwyn die katte skielik spoorloos. Waar kan hulle wees? In Theo en die sirkus is daar op ’n dag ’n plakkaat in die biblioteek opgeplak. Alle diere word genooi om by die sirkus aan te sluit. Almal is opgewonde en oefen om toertjies te doen, maar Theo lees iets wat sy snorbaarde laat kriewel …

Z is vir Zackie 5: Die pretpark
Jaco Jacobs
Illustreerder: Alex van Houwelingen

Zackie en Vincent kan nie wag nie. Hulle gaan vandag pretpark toe! Daar is ’n Groot Wiel, ’n Wilde Wipwa en ’n Spooktrein. Anton, die skool se grootste boelie, is ook by die pretpark. Toe hy vir Vincent begin terg, besluit Zackie om hom ’n les te leer!
 


Z is vir Zackie 6: Die tent-avontuur

Jaco Jacobs
Illustreerder: Alex van Houwelingen

Zackie en Vincent is opgewonde. Hulle gaan saam met Zackie se pa kampeer. Die hele naweek lank gaan hulle visvang, voëls kyk en om die kampvuur kuier. Anton en sy pa gaan ook vir die naweek kampeer. Anton is ’n boelie en hy terg graag ander kinders. Gaan hy dit regkry om Zackie en Vincent se naweek te bederf?
 

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