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Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Essays, journals, letters & other prose works > From 1900 > Reportage & collected journalism

Melusi's Everyday Zulu - There Is Umzulu In All Of Us (Paperback): Melusi Tshabalala Melusi's Everyday Zulu - There Is Umzulu In All Of Us (Paperback)
Melusi Tshabalala
R220 R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Save R44 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Duduza. Bopha. Imbiza. Phapha. Asixoliseni. Amapopeye . . . What is the power of a single word?

Six days a week, advertising creative Melusi Tshabalala posts a Zulu word on his Everyday Zulu Facebook page and tells a story about it. His off-beat sense of humour, razor-sharp social observations and frank political commentary not only teaches his followers isiZulu but also offer insight into the world Melusi inhabits as a 21st century Zulu man.

Over the past few months he has built up a big and a loyal following that include radio host Jenny Crwys-Williams and Afrikaans author Marita van der Vyfer. He pokes fun at our differences and makes us laugh at ourselves and each other.

Melusi asks critical questions of everyone, from Aunty Helen, Dudu-Zille to Silili (Cyril Ramaphosa) and even Woolworths (why are their aircons always set on ‘jou moer’?). His fans love him for his honesty and commitment to pointing out subtle and overt forms of prejudice and racism.

Melusi’s Everyday Zulu holds up a mirror that shows South African society in all its flaws and its sheer humanity. Most importantly, he shows the power of words and that there’s umzulu in all of us!

Southern African Muckraking - 300 Years Of Investigative Journalism Which Has Shaped The Region (Paperback): Anton Harber Southern African Muckraking - 300 Years Of Investigative Journalism Which Has Shaped The Region (Paperback)
Anton Harber
R280 R241 Discovery Miles 2 410 Save R39 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

This book celebrates the rich, varied and untold history of investigative journalism in southern Africa and the crucial role it has played in shaping the region over the last 300 years.

It tells of the escapades of those who exposed atrocities of the British colonial rulers, the seizure of land from black owners, apartheid death squads, prison conditions, farm labour, government and corporate corruption, environmental travesty and health issues. Young journalists who have previously studied the likes of the Watergate scandal will have access to African journalists who faced huge risks to expose the abuse of power, ranging from the undercover exploits of the legendary ĎMr Drumí, through to the recent #Guptaleaks exposť, of which it was said, ĎSeldom have journalists played such a crucial role in bringing a country back from the brink.í The book highlights the long record of accountability journalism in countries such as South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe, and the recent surge of such work in others such as Botswana and Malawi.

It breaks new ground in stretching the history of this type of journalism decades further back than previously recorded, including largely ignored work such as John Dubeís coverage of the Zulu Bambatha Rebellion and Richard Msimangís documentation of the impact of land confiscation in the early 20th century.

The book includes an introduction by Anton Harber, editor and professor, and each case study is written up by an expert in the area.

Gert & Joey - Nuwe Lig op 'n Raaisel van Dertig Jaar (Afrikaans, Paperback): Pieter van Zyl Gert & Joey - Nuwe Lig op 'n Raaisel van Dertig Jaar (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Pieter van Zyl
R260 R205 Discovery Miles 2 050 Save R55 (21%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

Pedofilie. Ontvoering. Moord? In Suid-Afrikaners se koppe het hierdie begrippe sinoniem geword met die name van Gert van Rooyen en Joey Haarhoff. In die dertig jaar sedert die tragiese verdwyning van ses jong skoolmeisies en die dramatiese skietdood van die land se berugste paartjie, hang onbeantwoorde vrae steeds in die lug. Die makabere raaisels wat hulle agtergelaat het, het nie saam met hulle gesterf nie.

Joernalis Pieter van Zyl gee in hierdie boek, waarvoor hy eksklusiewe toegang tot Huisgenoot se uitgebreide argief gehad het, ’n volledige oorsig oor diť sage. Die jongste insigte en ervarings van rolspelers wat direk by die saak betrokke is en was, word ook betrek – nie net aan die kant van die slagoffers nie, maar ook aan die kant van die vermeende “monsters”. Kenners, waaronder sielkundiges, kriminoloŽ, baasspeurders, handskrifontleders en selfs sieners, verskaf ’n sonderlinge blik op die gebeure w at by Suid-Afrikaners bly spook.

Die tragedie verkry ’n nuwe dimensie wanneer dit gekaats word teen die agtergrond van Suid-Afrika drie dekades gelede. Dit blyk ook dat Van Rooyen en Haarhoff nie in isolasie kon optree nie, maar waarskynlik deel was van ’n uitgebreide misdaad-netwerk. Hierdie boek sal niemand koud laat nie.

The Soweto Uprisings - Counter-Memories Of June 1976 (Paperback, Updated Edition): Sifiso Mxolisi Ndlovu The Soweto Uprisings - Counter-Memories Of June 1976 (Paperback, Updated Edition)
Sifiso Mxolisi Ndlovu 3
R220 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R31 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

When the Soweto uprisings of June 1976 took place, Sifiso Mxolisi Ndlovu, the author of this book, was a 14-year-old pupil at Phefeni Junior Secondary School. With his classmates, he was among the active participants in the protest action against the use of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction.

Contrary to the generally accepted views, both that the uprisings were ‘spontaneous’ and that there were bigger political players and student organisations behind the uprisings, Sifiso’s book shows that this was not the case. Using newspaper articles, interviews with former fellow pupils and through his own personal account, Sifiso provides us with a ‘counter-memory’ of the momentous events of that time.

This is an updated version of the book first published by Ravan Press in 1998. New material has been added, including an introduction to the new edition, as well as two new chapters analysing the historiography of the uprisings as well as reflecting on memory and commemoration as social, cultural and historical projects.

Enemy Of The People - How Jacob Zuma Stole South Africa And How The People Fought Back (Paperback): Adriaan Basson, Pieter du... Enemy Of The People - How Jacob Zuma Stole South Africa And How The People Fought Back (Paperback)
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R260 R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Save R40 (15%) In stock

Enemy Of The People is the first definitive account of Zuma’s catastrophic misrule, offering eyewitness descriptions and cogent analysis of how South Africa was brought to its knees – and how a nation fought back.

When Jacob Zuma took over the leadership of the ANC one muggy Polokwane evening in December 2007, he inherited a country where GDP was growing by more than 6% per annum, a party enjoying the support of two-thirds of the electorate, and a unified tripartite alliance. Today, South Africa is caught in the grip of a patronage network, the economy is floundering and the ANC is staring down the barrel of a defeat at the 2019 general elections. How did we get here?

Zuma first brought to heel his party, Africa’s oldest and most revered liberation movement, subduing and isolating dissidents associated with his predecessor Thabo Mbeki. Then saw the emergence of the tenderpreneur and those attempting to capture the state, as well as a network of family, friends and business associates that has become so deeply embedded that it has, in effect, replaced many parts of government. Zuma opened up the state to industrial-scale levels of corruption, causing irreparable damage to state enterprises, institutions of democracy, and the ANC itself.

But it hasn’t all gone Zuma’s way. Former allies have peeled away. A new era of activism has arisen and outspoken civil servants have stepped forward to join a cross-section of civil society and a robust media. As a divided ANC square off for the elective conference in December, where there is everything to gain or to lose, award-winning journalists Adriaan Basson and Pieter du Toit offer a brilliant and up-to-date account of the Zuma era.

The Way I See It - The Musings Of A Black Woman In The Rainbow Nation (Paperback): Lerato Tshabalala The Way I See It - The Musings Of A Black Woman In The Rainbow Nation (Paperback)
Lerato Tshabalala 3
R250 R200 Discovery Miles 2 000 Save R50 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Lerato Tshabalala first came to our attention in 2011 with her ‘Urban Miss’ column in the Sunday Times, and since then she has by turns entertained, exasperated, amused and confounded her fans and critics alike.

Now, with her first book, she looks set to become the national institution she deserves to be. With her customary wit and keen insight into social, political and cultural affairs, Lerato shines a bright – and controversial – light on South African society and the quirky ways of the country. She is brutally honest about her experiences as a black South African in post-apartheid Mzansi, and no subject is too sacred for her to explore: annoying car guards, white-dominated corporate South Africa, cultural stereotypes, economic and racial inequality, and gender politics, among many other topics, come under her careful – and often laugh-out-loud – scrutiny.

The Way I See It is written for people who are hungry for a book that is thought-provoking, funny, irreverent and truly South African all at the same time. It is light but full of depth: like a supermodel with an MBA!

Feel Free - Essays (Paperback): Zadie Smith Feel Free - Essays (Paperback)
Zadie Smith 1
R240 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R48 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The one and only Zadie Smith, prize-winning, bestselling author of Swing Time and White Teeth, is back with a second unmissable collection of essays.

No subject is too fringe or too mainstream for Zadie Smith's insatiable curiosity. From social media to the environment, from Jay-Z to Karl Ove Knausgaard, she has endless enthusiasmand the boundless wit, insight and wisdom to match. In Feel Free, pop culture, high culture, social change and political debate all get the Zadie Smith treatment, dissected with razor-sharp intellect, set brilliantly against the context of the utterly contemporary, and considered with a deep humanity and compassion.

This electrifying new collection showcases its author as a true literary powerhouse, demonstrating once again her credentials as an essential voice of her generation.

The Sword And The Pen - Six Decades On The Political Frontier (Paperback): Allister Sparks The Sword And The Pen - Six Decades On The Political Frontier (Paperback)
Allister Sparks 1
R300 R240 Discovery Miles 2 400 Save R60 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Allister Sparks joined his first newspaper at age 17 and was pitched headlong into the vortex of South Africa’s stormy politics. The Sword And The Pen is the story of how as a journalist he observed, chronicled and participated in his country’s unfolding drama for more than 66 years, covering events from the premiership of DF Malan to the presidency of Jacob Zuma, witnessing at close range the rise and fall of apartheid and the rise and crisis of the new South Africa.

In trenchant prose, Sparks has written a remarkable account of both a life lived to its full as well as the surrounding narrative of South Africa from the birth of apartheid, the rise of political opposition, the dawn of democracy, right through to the crisis we are experiencing today.

Donker Stroom - Eugene Marais En Die Anglo-Boereoorlog (Afrikaans, Paperback): Carel van der Merwe Donker Stroom - Eugene Marais En Die Anglo-Boereoorlog (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Carel van der Merwe
R460 R394 Discovery Miles 3 940 Save R66 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Aan die einde van 1896, enkele jare voor die Anglo-Boereoorlog, het die 26-jarige wewenaar en Transvaalse koerantman EugŤne Marais na Londen vertrek om in die regte te gaan studeer. Hier het hy oŽnskynlik tot in die doodsnikke van die oorlog gewoon.

Oor hierdie lewensjare van een van Afrikaans se beroemdste letterkundige figure is baie min bekend. Leon Rousseau sÍ in sy baanbreker-lewensverhaal oor Marais, Die Groot Verlange (1974): “Tensy ontdekkings gemaak word wat ’n mens jou op die oomblik kwalik kan voorstel, sal dit altyd onmoontlik bly om ’n samehangende relaas van Marais se vyf jaar in Europa te gee.”

Hierdie ontdekkings en nog baie meer is nou gemaak. In Donker Stroom word onthul presies waarmee Marais hom kort voor, tydens en nŠ die bitter stryd tussen Boer en Brit besig gehou het, ’n verstommende verhaal wat ’n mens jou skaars kan indink. Was Marais die onkreukbare patriot en joernalis wat sy biograwe van hom gemaak het, of is hierdie Afrikaner-ikoon ook deur die donker stroom van die tydsgees meegesleur?

Hack With A Grenade - An Editor's Backstories Of SA News (Paperback): Gasant Abarder Hack With A Grenade - An Editor's Backstories Of SA News (Paperback)
Gasant Abarder 1
R250 R150 Discovery Miles 1 500 Save R100 (40%) In stock

Hack With A Grenade: An Editor's Backstories of SA News is a newspaper editor's perspective on the characters that shape South Africa's psyche.

The author, Gasant Abarder, is a journalist who worked in print, radio and television newsrooms in both Cape Town and Johannesburg for 21 years. Along the way, he encountered homeless people, reformed prison gangsters, struggle heroes, artists and sports personalities. In Hack With A Grenade, Abarder uses the stories of these characters to provide social commentary on issues like religion, prejudice and injustice - all with a healthy dose of humour.

It is a book about journalism but also about South African life. It is also a social commentary that begins to strip away our prejudices as South Africans and to shine a light on our common humanity.

Gangster State - Unravelling Ace Magashule's Web Of Capture (Paperback): Pieter-Louis Myburgh Gangster State - Unravelling Ace Magashule's Web Of Capture (Paperback)
Pieter-Louis Myburgh 2
R300 R237 Discovery Miles 2 370 Save R63 (21%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

In spite of Cyril Ramaphosa's "new dawn", there are powerful forces in the ruling party that risk losing everything if corruption and state capture finally do come to an end. At the centre of the old guard's fightback efforts is Ace Magashule, a man viewed by some as South Africa's most dangerous politician.

In this explosive book, investigative journalist Pieter-Louis Myburgh ventures deeper than ever before into Magashule's murky dealings, from his time as a struggle activist in the 1980s to his powerful rule as premier of the Free State province for nearly a decade, and his rise to one of the ANC's most influential positions. Sifting through heaps of records, documents and exclusive source interviews, Myburgh explores Magashule's relationship with the notorious Gupta family and other tender moguls; investigates government projects costing billions that enriched his friends and family but failed the poor; reveals how he was about to be arrested by the Scorpions before their disbandment in the late 2000s; and exposes the methods used to keep him in power in the Free State and to secure him the post of ANC secretary-general.

Most tellingly, Myburgh pieces together a pack of leaked emails and documents to reveal shocking new details on a massive Free State government contract and Magashule's dealings with a businessman who was gunned down in Sandton in 2017. These files seem to lay bare the methods of a man who usually operated without leaving a trace.

Gangster State is an unflinching examination of the ANC's top leadership in the post-Jacob Zuma era, one that should lead readers to a disconcerting conclusion: When it comes to the forces of capture, South Africa is still far from safe.

Terugblik (Afrikaans, Paperback): Fransjohan Pretorius Terugblik (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Fransjohan Pretorius
R191 Discovery Miles 1 910 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The racket - A rogue reporter vs the American elite (Paperback): Matt Kennard The racket - A rogue reporter vs the American elite (Paperback)
Matt Kennard
R295 R254 Discovery Miles 2 540 Save R41 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The rhetoric of `freedom and democracy for all' has become almost synonymous with the US. However, at home its business elites have enslaved the poor and underclasses and further afield, while masquerading as a force for good in the world, it has enslaved much of humanity in the name of progress. In this controversial book, investigative journalist Matt Kennard takes us deep into the dark heart of American power. From the corporate state, the prison state and the state of the environment, to humanitarian intervention, the free trade fetish and the divide-and-rule of the working class, The Racket reveals how, no matter which side of the border we are on, we are all being conditioned to condone this modern form of slavery.

Voetstoots (Paperback): Annelie Botes Voetstoots (Paperback)
Annelie Botes
R290 R229 Discovery Miles 2 290 Save R61 (21%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

Voetstoots is ’n bontgejasde keur uit sestien jaar van Annelie se koerantrubrieke. Die temas is so wyd soos die Heer se genade. Rakende aan die torings van Babel wat ons bou. ’n Kind wat doodgeskok word terwyl hulle jagentjies speel. ’n Begrafnisbrief uit Holland. ’n Boer wat sy plaashek vir oulaas sluit. Toentertyd se poskoets en handsentrale. Die boks langspeelplate in die gryse se waenhuis. Die smart om ’n kind te begrawe. ’n Glips met bensien in die tamatieslaai. ’n Sywurmhart wat sy in haar Bybel bÍre. Mense sonder ’n woord van eer.

’n Eensame oom wie se hondjie op ’n sypaadjie doodgebyt is. ’n Lys van moets en moenies vir dames uit 1944. ’n Boks papsakwyn wat suur geword het.

Dis lag, huil, kwaadword, nostalgie, deernis, onbegrip en lewenswette saamgeryg in ’n kleurvolle lappieskombers. En Annelie is bedrewe met die rygnaald.

Oor bokdrolletjies en rosyntjies (Afrikaans, Paperback): Jonathan Jansen Oor bokdrolletjies en rosyntjies (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Jonathan Jansen
R50 R43 Discovery Miles 430 Save R7 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Toe Prof. Jonathan Jansen 'n kind was, het sy ma 'n spreekwoord gehad wat hom bygebly het: "My kind, bokdrolletjies is nou eenmaal nie rosyntjies, al lyk dit baie dieselfde. Moet nooit die twee deurmekaar kry nie." Dis dan ook wat hy voortdurend in sy rubrieke doen wat die afgelope jare so gewild geword het in die Afrikaanse koerante: hy skei die kaf en die korrels op 'n onderhoudende manier. Hy glo nie daaraan om te maak of iets reg is as dit verkeerd is nie. Hy glo nie in toesmeerdery nie. Hy glo daarin om goed reguit te sÍ, soos dit is. Prof. Jansen het al naam gemaak in die land, en nie alleen weens die Reitz-vier nie. Hy het die slag om die groot vraagstukke van ons land Ė menswees, ras, politiek, godsdiens, saamleef al is dit moeilik - uit 'n gewone persoon se oogpunt te bekyk, met 'n sin vir humor maar ook met deernis. Gevra oor die sukses van sy omstrede rubrieke, se hy: "Man, mens moet altyd minstens die helfte van jou lesers die duiwel in maak Ė dit moet net nooit dieselfde helfte wees nie." Dis ín boek wat mens om die braaiplek, in die klaskamer of op die bus aan die dink en aan die praat sal si

Sielskos - Stories oor Verlange en Hoop (Paperback): Koos van der Merwe Sielskos - Stories oor Verlange en Hoop (Paperback)
Koos van der Merwe
R220 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R31 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Hierdie bundel is saamgestel uit hoogtepunte van die laaste 15 jaar se "Laaste sÍ"-rubrieke deur Koos van der Merwe in Sarie. Koos weef meesterlik met woorde en het die vermoŽ om diep betekenis uit alledaagse situasies te haal. Koos vertel van mense, en hulle soeke na hoop, maar ook ons almal se verlange na die Een wat ons nooit sal laat gaan nie.

Bad Blood - Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup (Paperback): John Carreyrou Bad Blood - Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup (Paperback)
John Carreyrou 1
R285 R162 Discovery Miles 1 620 Save R123 (43%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A New York Times bestseller.

Winner of the Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award.

'Chilling . . . Reads like a West Coast version of All the President’s Men.' New York Times Book Review

The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the multibillion-dollar biotech startup, by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end, despite pressure from its charismatic CEO and threats by her lawyers.

In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup "unicorn" promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes's worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn't work.

In Bad Blood, John Carreyrou tells the riveting story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, a tale of ambition and hubris set amid the bold promises of Silicon Valley.

Now to be adapted into a film, with Jennifer Lawrence to star.

On Fire - The Burning Case for a Green New Deal (Paperback): Naomi Klein On Fire - The Burning Case for a Green New Deal (Paperback)
Naomi Klein
R265 R212 Discovery Miles 2 120 Save R53 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'Naomi Klein's work has always moved and guided me. She is the great chronicler of our age of climate emergency, an inspirer of generations' - Greta Thunberg For more than twenty years Naomi Klein's books have defined our era, chronicling the exploitation of people and the planet and demanding justice. On Fire gathers for the first time more than a decade of her impassioned writing from the frontline of climate breakdown, and pairs it with new material on the staggeringly high stakes of what we choose to do next. Here is Klein at her most prophetic and philosophical, investigating the climate crisis not only as a profound political challenge but also as a spiritual and imaginative one. Delving into topics ranging from the clash between ecological time and our culture of 'perpetual now,' to rising white supremacy and fortressed borders as a form of 'climate barbarism,' this is a rousing call to action for a planet on the brink. With dispatches from the ghostly Great Barrier Reef, the smoke-choked skies of the Pacific Northwest, post-hurricane Puerto Rico and a Vatican attempting an unprecedented 'ecological conversion,' Klein makes the case that we will rise to the existential challenge of climate change only if we are willing to transform the systems that produced this crisis. This is the fight for our lives. On Fire captures the burning urgency of the climate crisis, as well as the energy of a rising political movement demanding change now.

Laatoes (Afrikaans, Paperback): Hennie van Deventer Laatoes (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Hennie van Deventer
R50 R43 Discovery Miles 430 Save R7 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Laatoes is die 17de publikasie van hierdie bekende koerantman en vorige redakteur van Die Volksblad.

Rubrieke van die alledaagse lewe.

Met Laatoes word ons nie net gekonfronteer met die totale omvang van menswees nie, maar die leser besef ook hoe indrukwekkend dit is om die lewe met deernis en waardigheid te leef.

On Fire - The Burning Case for a Green New Deal (Paperback): Naomi Klein On Fire - The Burning Case for a Green New Deal (Paperback)
Naomi Klein 1
R350 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R70 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'Naomi Klein's work has always moved and guided me. She is the great chronicler of our age of climate emergency, an inspirer of generations' - Greta Thunberg For more than twenty years Naomi Klein's books have defined our era, chronicling the exploitation of people and the planet and demanding justice. On Fire gathers for the first time more than a decade of her impassioned writing from the frontline of climate breakdown, and pairs it with new material on the staggeringly high stakes of what we choose to do next. Here is Klein at her most prophetic and philosophical, investigating the climate crisis not only as a profound political challenge but also as a spiritual and imaginative one. Delving into topics ranging from the clash between ecological time and our culture of 'perpetual now,' to rising white supremacy and fortressed borders as a form of 'climate barbarism,' this is a rousing call to action for a planet on the brink. With dispatches from the ghostly Great Barrier Reef, the smoke-choked skies of the Pacific Northwest, post-hurricane Puerto Rico and a Vatican attempting an unprecedented 'ecological conversion,' Klein makes the case that we will rise to the existential challenge of climate change only if we are willing to transform the systems that produced this crisis. This is the fight for our lives. On Fire captures the burning urgency of the climate crisis, as well as the energy of a rising political movement demanding change now.

The Doctor Who Fooled the World - Science, Deception, and the War on Vaccines (Hardcover): Brian Deer The Doctor Who Fooled the World - Science, Deception, and the War on Vaccines (Hardcover)
Brian Deer
R597 R495 Discovery Miles 4 950 Save R102 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

From San Francisco to Shanghai, from Vancouver to Venice, controversy over vaccines is erupting around the globe. Fear is spreading. Banished diseases have returned. And a militant "anti-vax" movement has surfaced to campaign against children's shots. But why? In The Doctor Who Fooled the World, award-winning investigative reporter Brian Deer exposes the truth behind the crisis. Writing with the page-turning tension of a detective story, he unmasks the players and unearths the facts. Where it began. Who was responsible. How they pulled it off. Who paid. At the heart of this dark narrative is the rise of the so-called "father of the anti-vaccine movement": a British-born doctor, Andrew Wakefield. Banned from medicine, thanks to Deer's discoveries, he fled to the United States to pursue his ambitions, and now claims to be winning a "war." In an epic investigation spread across fifteen years, Deer battles medical secrecy and insider cover-ups, smear campaigns and gagging lawsuits, to uncover rigged research and moneymaking schemes, the heartbreaking plight of families struggling with disability, and the scientific scandal of our time.

Final Draft - Reflections on Life (Hardcover): Rosemary Friedman Final Draft - Reflections on Life (Hardcover)
Rosemary Friedman
R374 Discovery Miles 3 740 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In her perceptive, moving and frequently witty collection of essays on what it is to be human, the acclaimed novelist and playwright Rosemary Friedman signs off an illustrious writing career by looking inward and outward at the world. Commenting Montaigne-like on subjects as vast and complex as truth, beauty, love, war, sex and death, as well as on life's small pleasures - of walks in the park, leisurely baths and memories of her grandmother's cooking - Friedman helps us to know the world and ourselves that little bit better.

Operation Massacre (Paperback): Rodolfo Walsh Operation Massacre (Paperback)
Rodolfo Walsh; Translated by Daniella Gitlin 1
R256 R235 Discovery Miles 2 350 Save R21 (8%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Widely considered a classic in Argentina and throughout Latin America, 'Operation Massacre' tells the story of Walsh's investigation into the Argentine state's secret - and botched - execution of a group of civilians in 1956. Walsh recreates the night of the crime and gives the reader detailed portraits of every one of the victims.

Orwell And England - Selected Essays (Hardcover): George Orwell Orwell And England - Selected Essays (Hardcover)
George Orwell; Introduction by Michael Gardiner
R190 R164 Discovery Miles 1 640 Save R26 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

George Orwell, perhaps one of the most perceptive writers of the twentieth century, wrote extensively about English life and politics. This selection of his essays and journalism brings together his most provocative and insightful writing on England and Englishness.

Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition is edited and introduced by Professor Michael Gardiner.

Orwell’s interests were broad. He often wrote about everyday concerns such as transport, food and the weather. Turning to social issues, he exposed the plight of the poor and the unemployed. He dissected the idea of nationalism and he examined the failings of the Left. What emerges from his acute observation of English rituals, habits and attitudes is his belief that these are the very things with which the English people can defend themselves against oppression. His writing remains insightful and prescient to this day.

Damaged Goods - The Rise and Fall of Sir Philip Green (Paperback): Oliver Shah Damaged Goods - The Rise and Fall of Sir Philip Green (Paperback)
Oliver Shah 1
R240 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R48 (20%) In stock

The gripping, jaw-dropping rise and fall of Sir Philip Green, the self-styled 'king of the high street'.

Sir Philip Green is no stranger to scandal. He was once hailed one of Britain's best businessmen and had prime ministers and supermodels on speed dial. But his reputation came crashing down when Oliver Shah uncovered the truth behind his doomed BHS deal.

The collapse of British Home Stores left 11,000 employees without jobs and put 20,000 people's pensions at risk. Green eventually paid £363m towards the company's £571m pension deficit, but it wasn't long before he found himself in trouble again. In October 2018, Green was named as the business figure at the heart of Britain's #MeToo scandal. With accusations of sexual and racial harassment flooding the press, and with Topshop's pension deficit rising to almost double the figure that toppled BHS, can the retail tycoon survive yet another scandal?

In Damaged Goods, Oliver Shah, the award-winning journalist who first broke the BHS story, shines a light on Green's past and his uncertain future; this is the extraordinary account of the retail magnate Sir Philip Green's fall from grace.

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