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Firepool - Experiences In An Abnormal World (Paperback): Hedley Twidle Firepool - Experiences In An Abnormal World (Paperback)
Hedley Twidle 1
R290 R249 Discovery Miles 2 490 Save R41 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This collection brims with the imaginative, informative and comic personal narratives of Hedley Twidle. Twidle brings a sense of lightness, play and comedy to subjects that are often dealt with in predictable or self-righteous ways.

It chronicles South Africa during the ‘second transition’ – one in which the foundations of the post-apartheid settlement are being shaken and questioned in all kinds of ways.

The Lockdown Collection (Paperback): Melinda Ferguson The Lockdown Collection (Paperback)
Melinda Ferguson
R280 R241 Discovery Miles 2 410 Save R39 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Sentenced to Lockdown, regarded as "non-essential", 40 South African writers get together in a virtual Corona Collective, to pen The Lockdown Collection, trying to make sense of a world, held hostage by a virus.

Powerfully visceral, this gem includes a list of South Africa's most celebrated writers, brilliantly capturing the emotional, the spiritual and even the humorous effects of a global pandemic.

This historical gem includes: Sisonke Msimang, Lebo Mashile, Fred Khumalo and Marianne Thamm.

Wanted Dead & Alive - The Case For South Africa's Cattle (Paperback): Gregory Mthembu-Salter Wanted Dead & Alive - The Case For South Africa's Cattle (Paperback)
Gregory Mthembu-Salter
R250 R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Save R35 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Given what we know about climate change, should we still be raising and eating cattle? And how do we weigh the cultural and economic value of cattle against their environmental impact? This engaging book brings history, science, economics and popular culture together in a timely discussion about whether current practices can be justified in a period of rapid climate change.

Journalist Gregory Mthembu-Salter first encountered South Africa’s love of cattle during his own lobola negotiations. The book traces his personal journey through kraals, rangelands and feedlots across South Africa to find out more about the national hunger for cattle. He takes a broad sweep – drawing on such diverse sources as politicians involved in land reform, history, braai-side interviews with cattle farmers and abattoir owners, conversations with his mother-in-law, and analysis of cutting-edge science.

Mthembu-Salter suggests that perhaps 'cattle can remain wanted and treasured … more as living assets, kept in modest numbers on land where crops will not thrive, whose beef is eaten rarely – and, when it is, is savoured.'

The Fear Fighter Manual - Lessons From A Professional Troublemaker (Paperback): Luvvie Ajayi Jones The Fear Fighter Manual - Lessons From A Professional Troublemaker (Paperback)
Luvvie Ajayi Jones
R310 R248 Discovery Miles 2 480 Save R62 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

From the New York Times bestselling author of I'm Judging You, a hilarious and powerful book that talks about how to tackle fear--that everlasting hater--and live boldly and audaciously in spite of all the reasons we have to cower.

Luvvie Ajayi Jones is known for her trademark wit, warm voice, and exceptional integrity. But even she's been challenged by the enemy of progress known as fear. She was once afraid to call herself a writer because she was afraid of the title. She nearly skipped out on doing a TED talk that changed her life because of imposter syndrome. Also, she's deathly afraid of bugs. And, as she shares in Professional Troublemaker, she's not alone.

We're all afraid of asking for what we want because we're afraid of hearing "no." We're afraid of being different, of being too much or not enough. We're afraid of leaving behind the known for the unknown. But in order to do the things that will truly, meaningfully change our lives, we have to become professional troublemakers: people who are committed to not letting fear talk them out of the things they need to do or say. With humor and honesty, and guided by the influence of her inspiring and professional troublemaking grandmother, Funmilayo Faloyin, Luvvie walks us through what we must get right within ourselves before we can do the things that scare us; how to use our voice for a greater good; and how to put movement to the voice we've been silencing--because truth-telling is a muscle.

The point is not to be fearless. It is to know we are afraid and to charge forward regardless, to recognize the things we must do are more significant than the things we are afraid to do. This book shows you how she's done it, and how you can, too.

Talking To Strangers - What We Should Know About The People We Don't Know (Paperback): Malcolm Gladwell Talking To Strangers - What We Should Know About The People We Don't Know (Paperback)
Malcolm Gladwell 2
R240 R190 Discovery Miles 1 900 Save R50 (21%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

The #1 New York Times and top ten Sunday Times bestseller

'I love this book . . . reading it will actually change not just how you see strangers, but how you look at yourself, the news - the world. Reading this book changed me' Oprah Winfrey

The highly anticipated new book from Malcolm Gladwell, international bestselling author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw and David and Goliath

The routine traffic stop that ends in tragedy. The spy who spends years undetected at the highest levels of the Pentagon. The false conviction of Amanda Knox. Why do we so often get other people wrong? Why is it so hard to detect a lie, read a face or judge a stranger's motives?

Through a series of encounters and misunderstandings - from history, psychology and infamous legal cases - Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual adventure into the darker side of human nature, where strangers are never simple and misreading them can have disastrous consequences.

No one challenges our shared assumptions like Malcolm Gladwell. Here he uses stories of deceit and fatal errors to cast doubt on our strategies for dealing with the unknown, inviting us to rethink our thinking in these troubled times.

How Star Wars Conquered The Universe - The Past, Present, and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise (Paperback): Chris... How Star Wars Conquered The Universe - The Past, Present, and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise (Paperback)
Chris Taylor 3
R274 R231 Discovery Miles 2 310 Save R43 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Why do most people know what an Ewok is, even if they haven't seen Return of the Jedi? How have Star Wars action figures come to outnumber human beings? How did 'Jedi' become an officially recognised religion? When did the films' merchandising revenue manage to rival the GDP of a small country?

Tracing the birth, death and rebirth of the epic universe built by George Lucas and hundreds of writers, artists, producers, and marketers, Chris Taylor jousts with modern-day Jedi, tinkers with droid builders, and gets inside Boba Fett's helmet, all to find out how Star Wars has attracted and inspired so many fans for so long.

Professional Troublemaker - The Fear-Fighter Manual (Hardcover): Luvvie Ajayi Jones Professional Troublemaker - The Fear-Fighter Manual (Hardcover)
Luvvie Ajayi Jones
R527 R443 Discovery Miles 4 430 Save R84 (16%) In stock

From the New York Times bestselling author of I'm Judging You, a hilarious and transformational book about how to tackle fear--that everlasting hater--and audaciously step into lives, careers, and legacies that go beyond even our wildest dreams

Luvvie Ajayi Jones is known for her trademark wit, warmth, and perpetual truth-telling. But even she's been challenged by the enemy of progress known as fear. She was once afraid to call herself a writer, and nearly skipped out on doing a TED talk that changed her life because of imposter syndrome. As she shares in Professional Troublemaker, she's not alone.

We're all afraid. We're afraid of asking for what we want because we're afraid of hearing "no." We're afraid of being different, of being too much or not enough. We're afraid of leaving behind the known for the unknown. But in order to do the things that will truly, meaningfully change our lives, we have to become professional troublemakers: people who are committed to not letting fear talk them out of the things they need to do or say to live free.

With humor and honesty, and guided by the influence of her professional troublemaking Nigerian grandmother, Funmilayo Faloyin, Luvvie walks us through what we must get right within ourselves before we can do the things that scare us; how to use our voice for a greater good; and how to put movement to the voice we've been silencing--because truth-telling is a muscle.

The point is not to be fearless, but to know we are afraid and charge forward regardless. It is to recognize that the things we must do are more significant than our fears. This book is about how to live boldly in spite of all the reasons we have to cower. Let's go!

Renegades - Born in the USA (Hardcover): Barack Obama, Bruce Springsteen Renegades - Born in the USA (Hardcover)
Barack Obama, Bruce Springsteen
R949 Discovery Miles 9 490 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Diddly Squat - A Year On The Farm (Paperback): Jeremy Clarkson Diddly Squat - A Year On The Farm (Paperback)
Jeremy Clarkson
R350 R249 Discovery Miles 2 490 Save R101 (29%) Pre-order

Jeremy Clarkson takes us into the pitfalls (and pratfalls) of his new life as gentleman farmer in this thigh-slapping collection of stories from a lockdown spent on a farm.

Welcome to Clarkson's farm. It's an idyllic spot, offering picturesque views across the Cotswolds, bustling hedgerows, woodlands and natural springs. Jeremy always liked the idea being a farmer. But, while he was barrelling around the world having more fun with cars than was entirely reasonable, it seemed obvious that the actual, you know, farming was much better left to someone else

Then one day he decided he would do the farming himself. After all, how hard could it be?

Too Famous - The Rich, the Powerful, the Wishful, the Notorious, the Damned (Hardcover): Michael Wolff Too Famous - The Rich, the Powerful, the Wishful, the Notorious, the Damned (Hardcover)
Michael Wolff
R619 R518 Discovery Miles 5 180 Save R101 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Lie About the Truck - Survivor, Reality TV, and the Endless Gaze (Hardcover): Sallie Tisdale The Lie About the Truck - Survivor, Reality TV, and the Endless Gaze (Hardcover)
Sallie Tisdale
R544 R456 Discovery Miles 4 560 Save R88 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The author of the acclaimed Advice for Future Corpses (and Those Who Love Them) brings "her singular sensibility, her genius for language, her love of our deeply imperfect world" (Karen Karbo, author of In Praise of Difficult Women) to this insightful exploration of reality TV and the shifting definitions of truth in America. What is the truth? In a world of fake news and rampant conspiracy theories, the nature of truth has increasingly blurry borders. In this clever and timely cultural commentary, award-winning author Sallie Tisdale tackles this issue by framing it in a familiar way--reality TV, particularly the long-running CBS show Survivor. With humor and in-depth superfan analysis, Tisdale explores the distinction between suspended disbelief and true authenticity both in how we watch shows like Survivor, and in how we perceive the world around us. With her "bold and wise, galvanizing and grounding" (Chloe Caldwell, author of I'll Tell You in Person) writing, Tisdale has created an unputdownable, thoroughly entertaining, and groundbreaking book that we will be talking about for years to come.

Bad Motherfucker - The Life and Movies of Samuel L. Jackson, the Coolest Man in Hollywood (Hardcover): Gavin Edwards Bad Motherfucker - The Life and Movies of Samuel L. Jackson, the Coolest Man in Hollywood (Hardcover)
Gavin Edwards
R654 R556 Discovery Miles 5 560 Save R98 (15%) Pre-order
Dinosaur Therapy (Hardcover): James Stewart Dinosaur Therapy (Hardcover)
James Stewart; Illustrated by K Romey
R230 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R46 (20%) In stock

**THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER** a comic about dinosaurs navigating the complexities of life, together including exclusive, never-seen-before, bonus comics a wistful, honest and highly relatable account of modern life. dinosaur therapy is a book of cartoons for grown-ups from the very successful web comic @dinosandcomics. in each comic, dinosaur characters grapple with questions around the meaning of life and mental health, trying to make sense of the world and cope with their own place in it.

The Golden Girls: Stylized Finger Puppets (Paperback): Michelle Morgan, Disney Publishing Worldwide The Golden Girls: Stylized Finger Puppets (Paperback)
Michelle Morgan, Disney Publishing Worldwide
R285 R239 Discovery Miles 2 390 Save R46 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
All of the Marvels - A Journey to the Ends of the Biggest Story Ever Told (Hardcover): Douglas Wolk All of the Marvels - A Journey to the Ends of the Biggest Story Ever Told (Hardcover)
Douglas Wolk
R600 R507 Discovery Miles 5 070 Save R93 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Unfinished (Paperback): Priyanka Chopra Jonas Unfinished (Paperback)
Priyanka Chopra Jonas
R350 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R70 (20%) In stock

Pre-order now, the thoughtful and revealing memoir from one of the world's most recognisable women, renowned for her bold risk-taking, multiculturalism, and activism. "I am a product of traditional India and its ancient wisdom, and modern India and its urban bustle. My upbringing was always an amalgamation of the two Indias, and, just as much, of East and West." Unfinished takes readers from Priyanka's childhood in India, where she was raised by her grandparents and her parents-two army doctors committed not only to their children but to their careers and to philanthropy-before being sent away to boarding school at an early age; through her formative teenage years in the U.S. living with extended family in the Midwest (Cedar Rapids and Indianapolis), Queens, and suburban Boston, where she endured bouts of racism; to her return to India, where she unexpectedly won the national and global beauty pageants (Miss India and Miss World) that launched her acting career. Readers looking for a glimpse into what it takes to succeed in the massive Indian film industry will find it here, and they'll also find an honest account of the challenges Priyanka faced navigating her career, both in India and Hollywood. The result is a book that is warm, funny, sassy, inspiring, bold, and rebellious. Just like Priyanka herself. From her dual-continent twenty-year-long career as an actor and producer to her work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, from losing her beloved father to cancer to marrying Nick Jonas, Priyanka Chopra Jonas's story will inspire a generation around the world to gather their courage, embrace their ambition, and commit to the hard work of following their dreams.

Gender Studies - New Directions in Feminist Criticism / Ed. by Judith Spector (Paperback): Judith A. Spector Gender Studies - New Directions in Feminist Criticism / Ed. by Judith Spector (Paperback)
Judith A. Spector
R290 R253 Discovery Miles 2 530 Save R37 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The essays in Gender Studies explore relationships between gender and creativity, identity, and genre within the context of literary analysis. Some of the essays are psychoanalytic in approach in that they seek to discover the sexual dynamic/s involved in the creation of literature as an art form. Still others attempt to isolate and examine the sexual attitudes inherent in the works of particular authors or genres, or to determine how writers explore the sensibilities of each gender.

The Nightmare Before Christmas Tarot Deck and Guidebook (Hardcover): Minerva Siegel The Nightmare Before Christmas Tarot Deck and Guidebook (Hardcover)
Minerva Siegel; Illustrated by Abigail Larson
R454 Discovery Miles 4 540 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Harry Potter Screaming Mandrake - With Sound! (Paperback): Donald Lemke Harry Potter Screaming Mandrake - With Sound! (Paperback)
Donald Lemke
R233 R190 Discovery Miles 1 900 Save R43 (18%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

An officially licensed collectible replica of the unforgettable mandrake root from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry's herbology class. Complete with sound of the plant's cry, this is a perfect gift for fans of the Wizarding World. * SPECIFICATIONS: Mini replica of the mandrake potted plant; Plays audio of mandrake cry when pulled up from the pot; Measures 3 inches * AUTHENTIC AUDIO: Includes mandrake cry as heard in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets * IDENTIFICATION CARD INCLUDED: An illustrated description card provides essential information on the mandrake * PERFECT GIFT: A unique gift for fans of the wizarding world * OFFICIALLY LICENSED: Authentic collectible

Raven Smith's Trivial Pursuits (Paperback): Raven Smith Raven Smith's Trivial Pursuits (Paperback)
Raven Smith
R183 Discovery Miles 1 830 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

'Instagram's answer to David Sedaris.' ST STYLE MAGAZINE 'Irresistibly readable' DOLLY ALDERTON 'You'll laugh. You'll cry.' LENA DUNHAM A hilarious, smart and incredibly singular debut from Raven Smith, whose exploration of the minutiae of everyday modern life and culture is totally unique and painfully relatable. Is being tall a social currency? Am I the contents of my fridge? Does yoga matter if you're not filthy rich? Is a bagel four slices of bread? Are three cigarettes a meal? From IKEA meatballs to minibreaks, join Raven Smith as he reflects on the importance we place in the least important things and our frivolous attempts to accomplish and attain. He also tackles his single-parent upbringing, his struggles as a lonely teenager and his personal experience of coming out. Packed with brilliant humour, great tenderness and lingering pathos, Raven Smith's Trivial Pursuits is a book for anyone who has ever asked 'when I get to the pearly gates of heaven, will a viral tweet count for or against my entry?'

Unfinished (Hardcover): Priyanka Chopra Jonas Unfinished (Hardcover)
Priyanka Chopra Jonas
R524 R433 Discovery Miles 4 330 Save R91 (17%) In stock

The thoughtful, revealing and NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING memoir from one of the world's most recognisable women, renowned for her bold risk-taking and activism 'One of the juiciest memoirs in years . . . eye-openingly honest. She speaks candidly, skilfully, side-stepping the sanctimony that permeates the celebrity memoir' ELLE UK _______ "I am a product of traditional India and its ancient wisdom, and modern India and its urban bustle. My upbringing was always an amalgamation of the two Indias, and, just as much, of East and West." ______ This is the remarkably honest and inspiring story of Priyanka's life. From her childhood in India, raised by her grandparents and her parents - two army doctors committed not only to their children but to their careers and to philanthropy - before being sent to boarding school at an early age. Through her formative teenage years in the U.S. living with extended family in the Midwest, Queens, and suburban Boston, where she endured bouts of racism. To her return to India, where she unexpectedly won the national and global beauty pageants that launched her acting career. With a glimpse into what it takes to succeed in the Indian film industry, to an honest account of the challenges Priyanka faced navigating her career both in India and Hollywood, Unfinished is warm, funny, sassy, inspiring, bold, and rebellious. Just like Priyanka herself. Most of all, from her twenty-year-long career as an actor and producer to her work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, from losing her beloved father to cancer to marrying Nick Jonas, Priyanka Chopra Jonas's story will inspire a generation around the world to gather their courage, embrace their ambition, and commit to the hard work of following their dreams. _______ 'A moving story of her rise to fame - and of her life before anybody knew her name . . . the pieces of her life the public doesn't see' Daily Mail 'Raw . . . she writes movingly' i 'A candid reflection' Stylist

Greek Mythology: The Gods, Goddesses, and Heroes Handbook - From Aphrodite to Zeus, a Profile of Who's Who in Greek... Greek Mythology: The Gods, Goddesses, and Heroes Handbook - From Aphrodite to Zeus, a Profile of Who's Who in Greek Mythology (Hardcover)
Liv Albert; Illustrated by Sara Richard
R348 R254 Discovery Miles 2 540 Save R94 (27%) In stock

Finally sort out who's who in Greek mythology-from gods, goddesses, heroes, monsters, and everyone in between! Greek mythology continues to appear in popular movies and books today but have you ever wondered about where these characters started out? Discover the origins of your favorite characters from Greek mythology with this collection of profiles to tell you who's who in classical lore! In Greek Mythology, you will discover the backstories of the heroes, villains, gods, and goddesses that enjoy popularity in today's shows and films. With comprehensive entries that outline each character's name, roles, related symbols, and foundational myths, you can get to know the roots of these personas and better understand the stories they inspire today. With this character-focused, handy reference, you will never be confused about Ancient Greece!

The Art of Shantae (Hardcover): WayForward The Art of Shantae (Hardcover)
WayForward; Artworks by WayForward
R934 Discovery Miles 9 340 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Shantae! She's the half-genie, belly-dancing, hair-whipping hero of her very own platforming video game franchise! The Art of Shantae collects the fantastic artwork behind all five games in the Shantae series. Included are key artwork, rough concepts, style explorations, creature and environment designs, and much more! Follow the creative development of Risky Boots, Rottytops, Sky, Bolo, and the titular heroine herself, in this fantastic hardcover celebration of Shantae!

The Comfort Book (Hardcover): Matt Haig The Comfort Book (Hardcover)
Matt Haig
R447 R381 Discovery Miles 3 810 Save R66 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Gudetama: The Official Cookbook - Recipes for Living a Lazy Life (Hardcover): Sanrio, Jenn Fujikawa Gudetama: The Official Cookbook - Recipes for Living a Lazy Life (Hardcover)
Sanrio, Jenn Fujikawa
R414 R355 Discovery Miles 3 550 Save R59 (14%) Pre-order
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