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Belly Of Fire is a metaphor for the anxiety and fear that we hold within ourselves; the voices of those who are disempowered by racism, poverty, war and gendered abuse, voices that remain silenced, are housed as fire in our bellies.
Themes of abuse, xenophobia, female genital mutilation, reawakening, are unpacked here in a collection of seven reflective, compelling stories intertwined with no more than thirteen contemporary poems that bring out the essence of the themes developed in the narratives.
Fiendish suspense. Shocking twists.
The most-trusted anthology for complete works, balanced selections and helpful editorial apparatus, The Norton Anthology of American Literature features a cover-to-cover revision. The ninth edition introduces new General Editor Robert Levine and three new-generation editors who have reenergised the volume across the centuries. Fresh scholarship, new authors-with an emphasis on contemporary writers-new topical clusters and a new ebook make the Norton Anthology an even better teaching tool and an unmatched value for students.
The Caine Prize for African Writing is a literature prize awarded to an African writer of a short story published in English. The prize was launched in 2000 to encourage and highlight the richness and diversity of African writing by bringing it to a wider audience internationally. The focus on the short story reflects the contemporary development of the African story-telling tradition. This collection brings together the five 2017 shortlisted stories, along with stories written at the Caine Prize Writers’ Workshop, which took place in April 2017.
This book collects 365 thought-provoking and inspiring quotations that are packed with insights on business, management, and leadership from the world’s most successful entrepreneurs. Curated from the best quotes in the In Their Own Words series, this book provides future leaders, aspiring entrepreneurs, and business professionals with a full year’s worth of advice and perspective from visionaries such as Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Oprah Winfrey, Jack Ma, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and more. The In Their Own Words series highlights entrepreneurs who have built influential companies from the ground up, and whose contributions have changed the way business is done around the world.
In Sigh The Beloved Country, Bongani Madondo writes about people, issues, women who rock!!!, believers, fast boys and their faster toys, inner city and street life, and cultural criticism, amongst others.
Nobody escapes his critical pen, from Kenny Kunene, Miriam Makeba to Oscar Pistorius.
His 32 essays will make you laugh and cry as he captures the essence of every aspect of our country that makes it so weird and wonderful.
The joys and challenges of being a writer are explored in this inspiring assemblage of wit, wisdom and hard-won practical advice from some of the world's greatest authors musing on the art of writing and how they came to define themselves as writers. From Samuel Johnson in eighteenth-century London to Lorrie Moore in twenty-first-century Wisconsin, the contributors range from the canon to contemporary, covering more than 250 years, and come from all over the world. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this stunning anthology explores and illuminates the pleasures and pitfalls of the compulsion to write, with advice about the whole messy business of writing literature and what it takes to be a writer. The perfect gift for aspiring writers, curious readers, and anyone interested in what the world's greatest authors have to say about the art of writing.
Die geliefde en gevierde kortverhaalskrywer Hennie Aucamp is op 21 Maart 2014, slegs twee maande na sy 80ste verjaardag oorlede. In hierdie herinneringsboek word verskillende fasette van sy lewe deur familie, vriende en medeskrywers belig. Onder die familielede wat bydraes tot die boek gelewer het, is sy suster Rina wat herinneringe aan hulle kinderjare op die familieplaas Rus-mijn-ziel opdiep en sy neef Inus Aucamp wat meer vertel van die vestiging van die Aucamp-familie in die Stormberge. Die skryfster Margaret Bakkes, wat ook sy kleinniggie is en op 'n buurplaas grootgeword het, vertel hoe sy en Hennie reeds as kinders teenoor mekaar bely het dat hulle wil skryf. Daar is ook bydraes deur Marius en Christiaan Bakkes, wat oor Hennie se belangstelling in die natuur. Daar is besondere opstelle deur medeskrywers Lina Spies, Aletta Lubbe (gebore Aucamp), Danie Botha en Abraham de Vries, terwyl Daniel Hugo en Joan Hambidge gedigte opgedra aan Hennie gelewer het. Die radiopersoonlikhede Monica Breed en Margot Luyt skryf oor Hennie se ruimhartigheid en sy vriend Nico Loubser oor Hennie se laaste dae. Foto’s van Philip de Vos en Marius Bakkes skep 'n visuele beeld van die woordman Aucamp.
If you like true stories about real people, are intrigued by serendipity, curious about curiosities, or maybe you are a collector yourself, then this book is for you.
The collecting and researching of any collectable is an intense and pleasurable pastime. The author’s passion for more than half a century has been for collecting handwritten, original letters, antique documents, manuscripts, old share certificates, fire insurance policies, photographs and maps.
The writers of these words on paper include kings and queens, presidents and prime ministers, admirals and generals, actors and authors, judges and prisoners, philosophers, statesmen, scientists, and sportsmen. Some were famous, some infamous, some important, others less so. Many you will know about; with others, only their names may be familiar. There’s Admiral Nelson, and the Duke of Wellington; there are queens Elizabeth I and II and kings George III, IV and VI; presidents Eisenhower, Kruger, and Mandela are here; prime ministers Botha, Hertzog and Smuts; explorers Scott and Shackleton. There’s Faraday and De la Rey, and many more, including two controversial giants of history – Napoleon and Rhodes.
The chapters need not be read in any set order, although there is an underlying thread linking them to the life of the author that enabled this eclectic collection to evolve in the way it did.
The Passion of Harry Bingo: Further Dispatches From Unreported Scotland is the second volume of selected journalism from one of Scotland's most popular writers. It follows the highly successful publication in 2014 of Daunderlust and looks at Scotland in its post-Referendum years, the interests, activities and passions of its people and places.
Die Laughing is the fourth of the Short.Sharp.Stories Awards annual anthologies, produced in conjunction with the National Arts Festival. Following 2013’s successful Bloody Satisfied, 2014’s Adults Only which won the coveted NIHSS Award (National Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences), and 2015’s Incredible Journey from which two stories were nominated for the Caine Prize, we bring you Die Laughing, an anthology of stories of wit, satire and humour. Here, writers have poked a little fun at our crazy country, at our politics, our idiosyncrasies, our down-right ridiculous habits. A number of stories look on the lighter, brighter side of life, and, of course, dark humour is included too - irony, satire and tragi-comedy, all with a strong sense of the South African setting. The aim of the Short.Sharp.Stories awards is to showcase South African fiction-writing talent. The prize money offered, totalling R35,000, is sponsored by the National Arts Festival and ensures entries of an excellent standard. With a foreword by Evita Bezuidenhout, introduction by Darrel Bristow-Bovey, and stories by prize-winning authors as well as new voices, DIE LAUGHING promises to be another stand-out anthology.
Woorde, uit die mond of skryfhand van mense wat hulle storie ken, boei Bernard Odendaal so lank hy kan onthou. As poesiedosent in Bloemfontein en, later, skryfskooldirekteur op Potchefstroom kon hy sy brood op grond van sy belangstelling verdien. Taal lewe egter ook, miskien veral, buite boeke - in die interaksie tussen karakters van vlees en bloed. Toe redakteurs by die webtuiste Versindaba en die koerante Bloemnuus en Volksblad hom dus vra om kort lekkerlees-bydraes oor sy aldagbelewenisse te begin skryf, was huiwer of weier vir Bernard buite die kwessie. Hoewel selde streng feitelik van aard, is die kort vertellings, sketse en besinnings in hierdie bundel almal gebaseer op plekke, mense, vraagstukke en voorvalle wat oor die skrywer se lewenspad gekom het. Wat taal (kan) doen, of wat buite die reikwydte van taal is, vorm 'n draad wat deur die bundel vleg.
Koos Kombuis vier vanjaar sy sestigste verjaardag, en hoewel die musiek- en skrywerslegende ietwat ouer en wyser geword het, is sy kommentaar op sosiale en politieke sake nog net so skerpsinnig soos altyd. In sy jongste rubriekeversameling kom 'n verskeidenheid onderwerpe onder die soeklig, soos die stommiteite van politici, die irrasionele vrese van Afrikaners wat nog in die laer skuil, die sensitiewe ego’s van plaaslike musikante, en die wanstaltigheid van amptenare wat die banaalste vorme van burokrasie in stand hou. Maar Kombuis presteer nie net as satiriese kommentator nie. Sy ode aan sy oorlede moeder en die nostalgiese herinneringe aan sy kinderdae sal lesers diep ontroer. Bowenal verteenwoordig Kombuis se kritiese stem daardie Afrikaners wat hulleself beskou as trotse burgers van die globale dorpie – hulle wat susji kan geniet sonder om 'n gesigspier te vertrek! Ver in die wereld, sushi! is 'n keur uit die rubrieke wat tussen 2005 en 2015 verskyn het in publikasies soos Rapport, De Kat, Taalgenoot en op LitNet en Netwerk24. Kombuis-bewonderaars kan nie genoeg kry van die skrywer se sonderlinge humor, verhelderende insigte, kompromislose eerlikheid en meevoerende styl nie.
BBC Radio 4's Saturday Live, the network's flagship Saturday morning programme, has been on the air since 2006 and is hugely popular, with 1.8 million weekly listeners. Since 2013 it has featured a slot called 'Thank You', for which members of the public phone in to thank people for kind acts they have done for them in the past - sometimes decades and decades ago - and who they didn't get a chance to thank at the time. It's a lovely, heartwarming slot and regularly brings listeners to tears. Stories range from the walker whose vitality was restored by a generous gift of emergency chocolate, to the person who thanked every driver who stopped on the M6 motorway to collect her clothes up after a suitcase/roofrack malfunction - though she was a bit embarrassed that the clothes weren't clean! There's the lady who was rescued from a lake 60 years ago and never knew who her rescuer was, and the man who was so grateful when a cab driver waived the fare as he took home his new-born baby. This uplifting, dip-in-and-outable book gathers together the very best of the Thank You stories. It's the perfect antidote for a cold, miserable winter day - read it and you'll see the very best of human nature. Word Count: 30,000
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