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     Afi and The Magic Drum R70.00

    When war forces people to leave their homes, children often get lost. And that’s what happens to Afi. But luckily she meets an old man with a big heart and a magic drum!

    Author(s): Hector D Sonon

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    A Family Affair Original price was: R299.00.Current price is: R220.00.

    Meet the Mafus, a close-knit, traditional family with three daughters. As leaders of their church, The Kingdom of God, Pastor Abraham and his wife Phumla are guiding the community of Bulawayo in faith, while trying to keep the different branches of their family intact.
    Independent and feisty Xoliswa returns home, after a hiatus abroad, hoping for a fresh start and a chance to steer the family business; rebellious Yandisa has met the love of her life and is finally getting her act together; while dutiful newlywed Zandile is slowly becoming disillusioned with her happily ever after.

    The Mafus always present a united front, but as their personal lives unravel, devastating secrets are revealed that threaten to tear the family apart. For how long will they be able to hide behind the façade of a picture-perfect family?

    Author: Sue Nyathi

  • Amaso amangalisayo kaMpumi R100.00

    UMpumi nabahlobo bakhe bafumanisa ngommangaliso osezinweleni zakhe kwaye imini eqala ngokufanayo nje nezinye iimini iphela iyimini egcwele udelo-ngozi kwindawo yonke!

    Author(s): Lebogang Masango

  • Another Country R160.00

    When Another Country appeared in 1962 it caused a literary sensation: among the storm of reviews the Sunday Times said: ‘let our novelists read Mr Baldwin and tremble. There is a whirlwind loose in the Land.’
    This masterly story of desire, hatred and violence opens with the unforgettable character of Rufus Scott, a scavenging Harlem Jazz musician adrift in New York. Self destructive, bad and brilliant, he draws us into a bohemian underworld pulsing with heat, music and sex, where desperate and dangerous characters betray, love and test each other to the limit.

    Author: James Baldwin

  • Anthills of the Savannah R170.00

    In the fictional West African nation Kangan, newly independent of British rule, the hopes and dreams of democracy have been quashed by a fierce military dictatorship. Chris Oriko is a member of the cabinet of the president for life, one of his oldest friends. When the president is charged with censoring the oppositionist editor of the state-run newspaper–another childhood friend–Chris’s loyalty and ideology are put to the test. The fate of Kangan hangs in the balance as tensions rise and a devious plot is set in motion to silence the firebrand critic.

    Author(s): Chinua Achebe

  • Arrow of God R160.00

    Ezeulu, headstrong chief priest of the god Ulu, is worshipped by the six villages of Umuaro. But he is beginning to find his authority increasingly under threat – from his rivals in the tribe, from those in the white government and even from his own family. Yet he still feels he must be untouchable – surely he is an arrow in the bow of his God? Armed with this belief, he is prepared to lead his people, even if it means destruction and annihilation. Yet the people will not be so easily dominated. Spare and powerful, Arrow of God is an unforgettable portrayal of the loss of faith, and the struggle between tradition and change. Continuing the epic saga of the community in Things Fall Apart, it is the second volume of Achebe’s African trilogy, and is followed by No Longer at Ease.

    Author(s): Chinua Achebe

  • Bare R230.00

    in a country where people once struggled for intellectual emancipation, millenials now sell their souls for the next expensive garment or gadget.
    After 1994, life in the new South African democracy involves a different kind of war. Those who dismantled the unjust regime have left their #bornfree children to build a better one. But the #bornfreeand #blessed are not equipped. Those who fought for freedom neglected to educate their offspring about social civilisation and self worth.
    Treasure is a naive dreamer tossed into this unforgiving reality, intent on supporting herself, she walks out of her dysfunctional family home in Westonaria and straight into the greedy heart of Joburg, disguised as the city of gold and black diamonds, to chase the illusion of fame and happy ending.
    Living a life of luxury in a society of artificial human beings comes at a hefty price. She is wooed by a wealthy man who grooms her into power-hungry machine… but is the plesure worth the pain and endless sacrifices? What can she offer a man who has everything but a soul?
    As her life crumbles around her, can Treasure alter her fate before its too late?
    This inspirational novel is for all those who see one side to life, its time to open your eyes to both sides of the coin.

    Author: Jackie Phamotse

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    Becoming Men: Black masculinities in a South African township R280.00

    Becoming Men is the story of 32 boys from Alexandra, one of Johannesburg’s largest townships, over a period of twelve seminal years in which they negotiate manhood and masculinity. Psychologist and academic Malose Langa documents in close detail what it means to be a young black man in contemporary South Africa. The boys discuss a range of topics including the impact of absent fathers, relationships with mothers, siblings and girls, school violence, academic performance, homophobia, gangsterism, unemployment and, in one case, prison life. Deep ambivalence, self-doubt and hesitation emerge in their approach to alternative masculinities premised on non-violent, non-sexist and non-risk-taking behaviour. Many of the boys appear simultaneously to comply with and oppose the prevalent norms, thereby exposing the difficulties of negotiating the multiple voices of masculinity. Providing a rich interpretation of how emotional processes affect black adolescent males, Langa suggests interventions and services to support and assist them, especially in reducing high-risk behaviours generally associated with hegemonic masculinity. This is essential reading for students, researchers and scholars of gender studies who wish to understand manhood and masculinity in South Africa. Psychologists, youth workers, lay counsellors and teachers who work with adolescent boys will also find it invaluable. Understanding of new developments in publishing industry (Involves research and strategic thinking skills)

    Author(s): Malose Langa

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  • Beloved R180.00

    Terrible, unspeakable things happened to Sethe at Sweet home, the farm where she lived as a slave for so many years until she escaped to Ohio. Her new life full of hope but eighteen years later she is still not free. Sethe’s new home is not only haunted by the memories of her past but also by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved
    ‘A triumph’ Margaret Atwood, New York Times review of books

    Author: Toni Morrison

  • Black Diamond R150.00

    Kristin Uys is a tough Roodepoort magistrate who lives alone with her cat. She is on a one woman crusade to wipe out prostitution in the town for reasons that have personal significance for her. Although she is unable to convict the Visagie brothers, Stevovo and Shortie, on charges of running a brothel, she manages to nail Stevovo for contempt of court and gives him a summary six month sentence.
    From Diepkloof prison, the outraged Stevovo orchestrates his revenge against the magistrate, aided and alerted by hiss rather inept brother Shortie and erstwhile nanny, Aunt Magda, who believes mass action will force the powers that be to release Stevovo.
    Kristin receives menacing phone calls and her home is invaded and vandalized. Even her cat is threatened. The chief magistrate insists on assigning a bodyguard to protect her. ‘To Kristi’s consternation, security guard Don Mateza moves into her home and trails her everywhere. Nor does this suit Don’s long time girlfriend Tumi, former model and successful businesswoman, who is intent on turning Don into a Black Diamond sooner rather than later, And Don soon finds that his new assignment has unexpected complications which Tumi simply does not understand.
    In Black Diamond, Zakes Mda tackles every South African stereotype, skillfully (and with the lightest touch) turning them to upside down and expecting their ironies, often hilariously. This is a clever, quickly novel that captures the essence of contemporary life in Gauteng and will resonate with all South africans.

    Author: Zakes Mda

  • Black Widow Society R150.00

    In 1994 when South Africans were finally seeing the light of freedom and independence, three well-respected businesswomen – Talullah Ntuli, Edna Whithead and Nkosazana Dlamini – formed the Black Widow Society.
    In 1994 when South Africans were finally seeing the light of freedom and independence, three well-respected businesswomen – Talullah Ntuli, Edna Whithead and Nkosazana Dlamini – formed the Black Widow Society, a secret organisation aimed at liberating women trapped in emotionally and physically abusive relationships by assisting in ‘eliminating’ their errant husbands. For fifteen years the Black Widow Society operated undetected, impeccably run by The Triumvirate with the help of their suave and mysterious hired gun, Mzwakhe Khuzwayo, a slick ex-convict meticulous in his responsibilities. But as the secret organisation recruits more members, the wheels of this well-oiled machine threaten to fall off. Will Talullah’s controlling streak or Nkosazana’s unfettered material aspirations jeopardise the future of the Black Widow Society? Or perhaps one of the new recruits, unsettled by the reality of the elimination of her former husband, will lose her nerve and expose the workings of the group after all this time? As the tension mounts, Black Widow Society builds to a chilling and bloody climax that will keep you guessing and riveted until the very last page.

    Author: Angela Makholwa

  • Coconut R160.00

    An important rumination on youth in modern-day South Africa, this haunting debut novel tells the story of two extraordinary young women who have grown up black in white suburbs and must now struggle to find their identities.
    The rich and pampered Ofilwe has taken her privileged lifestyle for granted, and must confront her swiftly dwindling sense of culture when her soulless world falls apart. Meanwhile, the hip and sassy Fiks is an ambitious go-getter desperate to leave her vicious past behind for the glossy sophistication of city life, but finds Johannesburg to be more complicated and unforgiving than she expected.

    These two stories artfully come together to illustrate the weight of history upon a new generation in South Africa.

    Author(s): Kopano Matlwa

  • Critical But, Stable (Paperback) R280.00

    Critical But Stable is a murder mystery/ thriller centered around four couples who from the outside are the picture of #blacklove and #Loveliveshere. They are all successful in their own right and part of a high-end stokvel called Khula Social Club.
    The idea behind the club is to pull funds together and collectively make short term investments while socializing with the ‘right’ people. In reality, none of them really need the money, the social club is an excuse to have extravagant parties and keep up appearances. We quickly learn that nothing is as it seems in the novel’s opening scene where a man is looking down at the naked body of a beautiful woman, who might be dead. We don’t know who either of them are but immediately sense that something bad has happened and she shouldn’t be where she is.

    As we get to know the couples we learn that behind closed doors they all face serious challenges in their relationships. Debt, sexual frustration and dangerous ambitions threaten to destroy everything they’ve built so far. They all try to deal with their issues quietly but as the opening scene suggests their journeys are anything but smooth. As the story progresses we piece together clues to who the woman might be and what happened to her.

    Author: Angela Makholwa

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  • Dork Diaries R110.00

    Nikki Maxwell is not popular, in fact Nikki Maxwell is the opposite of popular: She’s total dork! But Nikki’s hoping that by moving to a new school she might just stand a chance of making some friends and leaving her old lame ways in the past, But life is never that simple…

    Author: Rachel Renee Russel

  • Dork Diaries: Dear Dork R110.00

    When Nikki Maxwell discovers that mean-girl Mackenzie is planning to spread rumours about Brandon in her school. Newspaper column, Nikki decides to join the paper to keep an eye on her.
    Assigned the role of miss know it all, the paper’s agony aunt, at first Nikki has fun answering letters from kids at school, but when her inbox start overflowing, she feels in need of some help herself! Can Nikki keep up with demand and stop Mackenzie from getting Brandon into trouble?

  • Dork Diaries: How to Dork Your Diary R110.00

    The worst possible thing has happened to Nikki Maxwell… She’s lost her diary! Since starting at her new school Nikki has filled the diary with all her secrets and if the strong person finds it then her life will be over! So the hunt is on to track it down, before anyone else does…

    Author: Rachel Renee russel

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