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Letters Of Alchemy (Paperback): Shakeela Kingzley Letters Of Alchemy (Paperback)
Shakeela Kingzley
R329 Discovery Miles 3 290 In stock

Letters Of Alchemy is a journey which unveils various cycles of growth from the darkness of fear, grief and heartbreak to the light of love, self-awareness and empowerment - expressed through the art of poetry and prose.

This thought-provoking collection of words pulls the reader into new worlds of expanse bringing strong images, memories and feelings to mind resulting in a visceral adventure. For best results, savour each sentence and brace yourself for a heart- and mind-opening experience.

Shakeela Kingzley is a South African writer and filmmaker who has profound love for the arts. She received her BA Degree in Motion Picture Medium in 2010 and has since worked in the South African film industry and explored the world whenever adventure called her soul.

“Writing this piece of art was a beautiful journey in itself. In my mindfulness I discovered that I am a translator - when I receive the visuals I need to translate it into the English language as best I can so that when you read it you see it and feel it.” - Shakeela Kingzley

The Sun And Her Flowers (Paperback): Rupi Kaur The Sun And Her Flowers (Paperback)
Rupi Kaur 5
R425 R234 Discovery Miles 2 340 Save R191 (45%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From Rupi Kaur, the top ten Sunday Times bestselling author of Milk And Honey, comes her long-awaited second collection of poetry.

Illustrated by Kaur, The Sun And Her Flowers is a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising and blooming. It is a celebration of love in all its forms.

In A Free State - A Music (Paperback): P.R. Anderson In A Free State - A Music (Paperback)
P.R. Anderson
R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this quite extraordinary sequence of poems, P.R. Anderson discombobulates and re-assembles the image and idiom of the various nations, landscapes and earthscapes of central South Africa.

From first peoples, to those who took and settled on their ancestral lands, and to those for whom that land would come ancestral, In a Free State encompasses and compresses centuries of human drama into a fleeting and temperamental poetic narrative.

Yet this is no drudge, nor is it a historical yarn. With an easy mastery of form and metre, coupled with swashbuckling metaphorical and -textual flourish, Anderson's new "music" is a bold and visionary work. A piece of South African poetry - and South African storytelling - unlike any other.

Sea Prayer (Hardcover): Khaled Hosseini Sea Prayer (Hardcover)
Khaled Hosseini; Illustrated by Dan Williams 1
R330 R260 Discovery Miles 2 600 Save R70 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

A heart-wrenching story from the international bestselling author of The Kite Runner, brought to life by Dan Williams's beautiful illustrations

On a moonlit beach a father cradles his sleeping son as they wait for dawn to break and a boat to arrive. He speaks to his boy of the long summers of his childhood, recalling his grandfather's house in Syria, the stirring of olive trees in the breeze, the bleating of his grandmother's goat, the clanking of her cooking pots. And he remembers, too, the bustling city of Homs with its crowded lanes, its mosque and grand souk, in the days before the sky spat bombs and they had to flee.

When the sun rises they and those around them will gather their possessions and embark on a perilous sea journey in search of a new home.

Seasons Come To Pass - A Poetry Anthology For Southern African Students (Paperback, 3rd ed): H. Moffett Seasons Come To Pass - A Poetry Anthology For Southern African Students (Paperback, 3rd ed)
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R315 R279 Discovery Miles 2 790 Save R36 (11%) Ships in 6 - 10 working days

Drawing on fifteen centuries of poetry from all over the world, the third edition of Seasons Come To Pass continues to make poetry relevant and accessible to students in Southern Africa.

The anthology includes unusual, erotic, witty, and political poems, presented in chronological order. A wide range of poets is included, from classics and old favourites to fresh new voices.

This anthology offers support and guidance by providing a clear overview of the important movements in the history of the English language and its literature, as well as detailed notes on critical analysis and techniques for writing essays and exams. The aim is to encourage students to develop the confidence to express their ideas in writing. Practical examples are given of how to come to grips with poetry, and develop critical and analytical skills. Poems are brought alive through supporting notes that tackle contemporary and controversial concerns.

Belly Of Fire - An Anthology Of Hope, Forgiveness, Redemption And Reawakening (Hardcover): Shafinaaz Hassim Belly Of Fire - An Anthology Of Hope, Forgiveness, Redemption And Reawakening (Hardcover)
Shafinaaz Hassim
R50 Discovery Miles 500 In stock

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.

The New Century of South African Poetry (Paperback, 3rd Edition): Michael Chapman The New Century of South African Poetry (Paperback, 3rd Edition)
Michael Chapman
R225 R177 Discovery Miles 1 770 Save R48 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

A revised and updated edition of this much-loved poetry anthology which was first published in 2002. This new edition of The New Century of South African Poetry now includes 125 new poems, with the addition of a fifth section covering works produced by poets who have made their mark since the early 2000s. New Century includes pieces in divergent styles by a wide range of authors - from traditional songs by Khoisan poets to poems by established figures such as Roy Campbell, N.P. van Wyk Louw, Mazisi Kunene, Douglas Livingstone, Mongane Wally Serote and Antjie Krog. Popular poetic forms like maskanda, kiba, praises and rap share the pages with current poets such as Gabeba Baderoon, Rustum Kozain, Danie Marais, Nick Mulgrew and Koleka Putuma…

Mede-Wete (Afrikaans, Paperback): Antjie Krog Mede-Wete (Afrikaans, Paperback)
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R250 R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Save R35 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In Mede-wete,’n aangrypende nuwe digbundel deur Antjie Krog, word temas soos taal, geheue en gewete met ’n nuwe intensiteit en beleŽnheid hanteer. Dit is haar eerste digbundel in 8 jaar.

Diť gedigte laat blyk duidelik haar diep verknogtheid aan haar geboortegrond en haar volgehoue betrokkenheid by en passie vir die land se komplekse geskiedenis en samelewing. Terselfdertyd herdefinieer sy haar identiteit as Afrikaanse digter. Te midde van verse waaruit haar woede en afkeer ten opsigte van sosiale ongeregtighede spreek, is daar ook boeiende familieverse, verse oor die generasies vorentoe en terug waarin die stemme en gesprekke opklink wat ons elke dag hoor. Ook verse oor oudword en afskeid, waarvan die huldigingsvers vir Mandela ’n hoogtepunt is.

Maar dit is verŠl weens die ontwrigting van taal juis om nuwe betekenis te skep dat Antjie Krog ’n opwindende digbundel lewer.

African Easter (Paperback, New): Ken Barris African Easter (Paperback, New)
Ken Barris
R20 Discovery Miles 200 In stock

Ken Barris, who lives and works in Cape Town, has published several novels, a collection of short stories and of poetry. His short stories and poems have appeared in many anthologies. He won the Ingrid Jonker Prize for poetry, the Vita Award for a collection of short fiction, and the M-Net Book Prize for his first novel, The Jailerís Book. In 2003 he was shortlisted for the Caine Prize.

Validate Me - A Life of Code-Dependency (Paperback): Charly Cox Validate Me - A Life of Code-Dependency (Paperback)
Charly Cox 1
R319 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Save R121 (38%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'Charly is social media's answer to Carol Ann Duffy' Sunday Times STYLE [Charly] is turning a new generation on to poetry' The Telegraph From the bestselling author of She Must Be Mad comes the second book of poetry and prose from Charly Cox. What is love? Baby don't hurt me... but please like my Instagram post. Hello, my name is Charly and I am code-dependent, so would you please, please just validate me? From the bestselling author of She Must Be Mad comes Charly Cox's second collection of poetry and prose. This is an account of a life lived online. Swiping for approval. Scrolling for gratification. Searching for connection. From the glow of a screen in the middle of the night, to the harsh glare of the hospital waiting room, Validate Me is a raw and honest look at the highs and the lows of a digital life. The new voice of a generation, Charly's words have the power to make us all feel less alone.

Unveiled - Poetic Reflections of a Yielding Heart (Paperback): Jenny Mathews Unveiled - Poetic Reflections of a Yielding Heart (Paperback)
Jenny Mathews
R634 R516 Discovery Miles 5 160 Save R118 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Things No One Else Can Teach Us (Hardcover): Humble the Poet Things No One Else Can Teach Us (Hardcover)
Humble the Poet
R475 R339 Discovery Miles 3 390 Save R136 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Create your own silver linings. SHIFT YOUR PERSPECTIVE. CHANGE YOUR LIFE. Setbacks, disappointments, failures can incapacitate anyone. But they don't have to. Spoken word artist, rapper, and international bestselling author of Unlearn, Humble the Poet, shares raw and honest stories from his own life - from his rocky start becoming a rapper, nearly going broke to being the victim of racial prejudice - to reveal how a change in mindset can radically alter our outlook. Simple yet profound, Things No One Else Can Teach Us show how our hardest moments can help us flourish, but only if we recognize and seize the opportunity.

Therapy (Paperback): Mike McCluskey Therapy (Paperback)
Mike McCluskey
R363 R292 Discovery Miles 2 920 Save R71 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
One Hundred and Fifty-Two Days (Hardcover): Giles Paley-Phillips One Hundred and Fifty-Two Days (Hardcover)
Giles Paley-Phillips
R364 R297 Discovery Miles 2 970 Save R67 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'Superb, moving, beautiful' Joanna Cannon, author of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep He will be allowed to visit his mother soon. His mother who is terminally ill, his mother who he has been barred from seeing as he recovers from his own bout of pneumonia. Until then, with the help of his physiotherapist Freya, he must navigate his increasingly empty and isolated existence: his father, who finds solace in the bottom of a glass; his Nana Q, whose betting-slip confetti litters her handbag; his friends, who simply wouldn't understand. Time passes with the promise of soon, but one hundred and fifty-two days later the boy will come face to face with his grief, and move beyond to a world full of possibility, hope and love.

Cafe After Dawn - Poems (Paperback): Xiao Yan Cafe After Dawn - Poems (Paperback)
Xiao Yan
R346 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R66 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A Needle in Her Cloth - The Red Plaid Dress Collection (Hardcover): Sherree Sanders A Needle in Her Cloth - The Red Plaid Dress Collection (Hardcover)
Sherree Sanders
R461 R373 Discovery Miles 3 730 Save R88 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Krap uit die see (Afrikaans, Hardcover): Fourie Botha Krap uit die see (Afrikaans, Hardcover)
Fourie Botha
R272 Discovery Miles 2 720 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Tiertjie en Beertjie is beste vriende. Hulle beleef allerhande wonderlike avonture saam. En hulle is vir niks bang nie, want saam is hulle sterker as enigiets op aarde. ďAs mens ín vriend het, hoef mens vir niks op aarde bang te wees nie!Ē Beer en Tier woon gelukkig en tevrede in ín snoesige, klein huisie aan die rivier. Maar wanneer daar eendag ín krat uit die rivier spoel, met Panama op geskryf, gaan die twee op reis na die land van hul drome. Saam pak hulle allerhande avonture aan: hulle gaan op ín skattejag, vind die posdiens uit, hou groot partytjies en arme Tier beland selfs in die dierehospitaal. Hierdie bundel bevat ses van die welbekende Duitse skrywer se tydlose Ben en Tiertjie-stories.

Krap uit die see (Afrikaans, Hardcover): Fourie Botha Krap uit die see (Afrikaans, Hardcover)
Fourie Botha
R186 Discovery Miles 1 860 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Ben is ín Indiaan, skatsoeker en kaskarbestuurder. Ben is sommer enigiets wat hy wil wees. En sy troeteldierskilpad gaan oral saam. Of hulle nou as dapper Indiane (skelmpies) Ben se ouboet se boomhuis gaan verken, of in die spruitjie gaan toets of Meneer Skillie nie dalk vinniger in die water is as op land nie ... Enige uitstappie is pret, en ín wereld van avonture wag op hulle. Die stories is vanuit die seuntjie se perspektief vertel en is hartlik en snaaks.

Annalee, Briana, and Caiden . . . Go to Paris France! (Paperback): Lauren Rosa Annalee, Briana, and Caiden . . . Go to Paris France! (Paperback)
Lauren Rosa
R381 R305 Discovery Miles 3 050 Save R76 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Tussenganger (Afrikaans, Paperback): Marius Crous Tussenganger (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Marius Crous
R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Kitaar My Kruis (Afrikaans, Paperback): Adam Small Kitaar My Kruis (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Adam Small
R177 Discovery Miles 1 770 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Kitaar my kruis is vir die eerste keer in 1962 deur H.A.U.M. gepubliseer, en die tweede uitgawe het sewe herdrukke beleef.

Small se identifikasie met sy karakters vind neerslag in sy gebruik van Kaaps – volgens hom ’n volwaardige taal waarin mense hul eerste skreeu en hul laaste doodsroggel gee. Wat in heelparty gedigte opval, is die gebruik van refreine en herhaling, wat as ’t ware die gemeenskap se vrese waarskuwings en aanklagte van die tyd eggo (Van Wyk, 2006). Verder is daar ’n sterk Ou Testamentiese inslag, maar ook talle verwysings na die geboorte en wederkoms van Christus.

Volgens Steward van Wyk word diť gegewe op die lotgevalle van onderdruktes van toepassing gemaak, oa die geskiedenis van Moses en die Israelitiese volk onder Egiptiese slawerny: Soos Moses met sy staf, moet die digter met sy kitaar sy mense lei, maar omdat die taak so moeilik is, word die kitaar ironies ook sy kruis.

Prente By 'n Uitstalling (Afrikaans, Hardcover): Philip de Vos Prente By 'n Uitstalling (Afrikaans, Hardcover)
Philip de Vos; Illustrated by Piet Grobler
R167 Discovery Miles 1 670 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Nadat Moessorgski na ín uitstalling van skilderye van sy gestorwe vriend Viktor Hartmann gegaan het, het hy in 1874 ín klavierwerk geskryf wat in 1922 deur Ravel georkestreer is en as gevolg van die orkesweergawe beroemd geword het. Philip de Vos het met sy verse die werk gemoderniseer om dit meer toegangklik vir moderne lesers te maak, terwyl dit steeds die gevoel van hierdie klassieke meesterwerk behou. Die prettige en slim Prente by ín uitstalling beeld die besoeker uit soos hy van die een skildery na die volgende beweeg.

Ja! (Afrikaans, Hardcover): Stef Bos Ja! (Afrikaans, Hardcover)
Stef Bos
R163 Discovery Miles 1 630 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Soos sy eerste bundel, Gebroke sinne, is JA! 'n kombinasie van Bos se woorde (noem dit gedigte, mymerings of woordlandskappe) in Nederlands en Afrikaans Ė hier in duet met beelde deur Eric de Bruijn. Ja! is die tweede publikasie uit Stef Bos se pen en vertoon heelwat ooreenkomste met sy eerste geskrewe projek, Gebroke sinne (2004). Soos wat Gebroke sinne deur Marianna Booyens geillustreer is, is die kunstenaar Eric de Bruijn by Ja! betrek. Die uitleg is ook eenders aan die van Gebroke sinne. In teenstelling egter met die vroeere publikasie wat volledig uit Nederlands in Afrikaans vertaal is, is Ja! grotendeels in Nederlands geskryf met enkele Afrikaanse tekste.

Gebroke Sinne (Afrikaans, Hardcover): Stef Bos Gebroke Sinne (Afrikaans, Hardcover)
Stef Bos 1
R163 Discovery Miles 1 630 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Met sy nostalgiese songs het die Nederlandse sanger Stef Bos Suid-Afrikaanse gehore stormenderhand verower. Gebroke sinne is 'n versameling songs wat Afrikaanse poesie geword het. Eenvoudige, egte woorde wat tot die hart spreek.

Vers & Vrou - 258 Gedigte (Afrikaans, Paperback): Vers & Vrou - 258 Gedigte (Afrikaans, Paperback)
R290 R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Save R71 (24%) Pre-order

’n Bloemlesing gedigte oor vroue, deur vroue – en vir diť wat met vroue leef. Lees oor beroepsvroue en huisvroue, verliefde, geliefde en ontnugterde vroue, vroue met kinders en sonder kinders, vroue wat in die kalklig staan en vroue wat deur grense breek.†Hierdie verse beskou die heelal deur ’n vroulike blik. ’n Bundel om aan te gee vir ’n vriendin of ’n suster, vir ma’s en vir dogters, vir geliefdes – omdat ons almal ’n bietjie so is, en ook niť so is nie.

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