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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

  • 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

  • Dying in New York R200.00

    Dying in New York is a haunting story of Lerato Malema, a young and irrepressible South African whose wit and resilience shine through despite the abuse she has endured from before the age of twelve at the hands of her father, Thabo.
    The narrative opens in a psychiatrist’s office overlooking the Hudson river. Against a backdrop of the magnificent Manhattan skyline, Lerato paints an absorbing picture of her decade long journey from Johannesburg to the united States. Her story transitions seamlessly from the sessions with Dr Evelyn Webber, her psychiatrist, to her escape from an abusive home and her experience of the underbelly of modern South Africa.
    At its heart, Dying in New York is a story of hope and deep longing, made all the poignant by Lerato’s startling candour from the first page until the book’s surprising conclusion.

    Author: Ekow Duker

  • Freshwater R199.00

    Ada has always been unusual. Her parents prayed her into existence, but something must have gone awry. Their troubled child begins to develop separate selves and is prone to fits of anger and grief.When Ada grows up and heads to college in America, a traumatic event crystallises the selves into something more powerful. As Ada fades into the background of her own mind, these ‘alters’ – now protective, now hedonistic – take control, shifting her life in a dangerous direction.

    Author: Akwaeke Emezi

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  • Iqunga (Hlomu: Book 4) R280.00

    He is speaking in a hushed tone, as if this is a forbidden subject. ‘He said there were twins here, boys. He said their father died on the day they were born.’ He stops and squints as if trying to remember something. ‘I’m not sure if I’m getting the story right, but there were other twins before, but they all died. The father must have done something because these two lived, only them, and then he died. They were good children, that’s what my father said, but then one day they must have been 14 years old…’ He stops when he hears a gasp.
    ‘What happened? What did they do?’ Qhawe asks. ‘They killed a priest. He was one of those that were recruiting people o join a church, and most people here believed him and followed him. He built a school and stuff. The twins went to that school. But he must have made them very angry because…’ ‘How did they kill him?’-Mqhele

    The man shrugs before he speaks. ‘From what I was told, they slit his throat and left him sitting on a chair, bleeding to death.’ There’s silence. The man is telling the story like its an urban legend, but they know, it is a familiar one. ‘Is that what you wanted to know?’ the man asks, looking at Sisekelo. He doesn’t answer. ‘So, what happened to the twins’ mother?’ Qhawe asks. The man sighs deeply. ‘They burnt her alive.’

    Author: Dudu Busani-Dube

  • Killing Sahara R200.00

    Mukoma wa Ngugi’s Nairobi Heat was heralded as “the work of a genius craftsman and wordsmith” by New Africa Magazine. In Killing Sahara we once again join Ishmael Forfona – the world-weary US detective – and O – his irrepressible Kenyan counterpart – as they set up their sleuthing business together in Nairobi. It promises to be a hell of a ride.

     

    Author(s): Mukoma wa Ngugi

  • Liwa - Always On Their Minds R250.00

    Childhood friends, Liwa Nile and Noel Glass grow up in Port Alfred bound by hope and pure love for each other. But their deep dark desires bring in sinister trails of lust, murder and unclassified sexual escapades to the heart of Melrose Arch.

    When Liwa loses her beloved father, hear dear friend Noel comes to the rescue. As they grow their architecture business, it emerges that Noel is no ordinary painter. Her love for darkness quickly turns Liwa’s wet bed into a nightmare.

    With every break of dawn, a soul falls. More bodies are soon disappearing and their business is thriving.

    Tyson Manson seeks sexual pleasure. So when a love affair boils over, he discovers more than expected. As he digs deeper into their past, more worms fill in the missing pieces. Will his findings destroy the bondages of a long-standing friendship?

     

     

  • Lola's Heart (The Harvard Series Book 2) R260.00

    When a weekend of wicked pleasure drives to such leading headlines;

    “Prophet’s wife comes forward with the shocking news that spell murder in Fire-Fire Ministries.”

    Sowetan LIVE
    In a gruesome twist of events, a Prophet’s wife has come forward with incriminating evidence that spells mayhem for the Fire-Fire Ministries and possibly lead to the life imprisonment of her husband. This is not Ikechukwu’s first brush with the law.

    Several months ago the Apostle was making media waves when the Business magnate Jarred Levine’s daughter accused him of choking her almost to death because he feared that she would expose their whirlwind affair. The Apostle refused charges or that there was even an affair between him and the Jarred Levine’s daughter, Lola.”

    …one wonders will Lola’s Heart survive all the turmoil, horror, murder and disaster that come with a weekend that not only changes her but her family’s lives forever.

    Author: Busisekile Khumalo

  • Men Without Women R180.00

    Across seven tales, Haruki Murakami brings his powers of observation to bear on the lives of men who, in their own ways, find themselves alone. Here are vanishing cats and smoky bars, lonely hearts and mysterious women, baseball and the Beatles, woven together to tell stories that speak to us all.
    Marked by the same wry humour that has defined his entire body of work, in this collection Murakami has crafted another contemporary classic.

    Author: Haruki Murakami

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    Mess (Hlomu: Book 5) Original price was: R299.00.Current price is: R280.00.

    One of the few guys with no tattoos has been staring at my sneakers for too long and I know he’s trying to figure me out. I have four tattoos, and they are all on my arms. Maybe that will work in my favour, at least they show I can stand pain. I will stand here, in the corner, for the whole night if I have to. I have slept under bridges, I have killed men with their eyes looking into mine. I am Nomafu’s son.

    A cold hand over my mouth and a tight grip pulling my arms back are nothing compared to the knife going repeatedly into my thighs. They aren’t trying to kill me, that I know for sure, because otherwise he would have gouged that knife into my heart by now. The stabs in my thighs are continuous but not deep. I can feel them. It’s my blood they want to see, not my dead body lying on the floor.

    I’m still trying to kick and free myself, though. Screaming for help is not an option. Men don’t scream for help. They fight to the death with their teeth clenched and voice held in their throat. I fight until I can’t move my legs anymore and I know that this is it, I’m dying tonight. I’ve always wanted to take my own life, die on my terms, in my own time. But it’s clear now that I’ll never get what I want in this life. I never have been able to. I feel my mind separating from my body and I know it’s over. I Stop. For the first time in my life, I stop fighting before I win. I’m dead. It’s happening for real this time and I don’t have my brothers to stop me.

    Author: Dudu Busani-Dube

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    Nomaswazi Original price was: R289.00.Current price is: R200.00.

    Dumped at the altar, shame and the bitter taste of rejection drive a teenage girl from the sheltered rural lands of Swaziland to the hard streets of Johannesburg. Forsaking the riches of her former life, she manages to build herself up from bartending to the respectable offices of a reputable law firm.
    Dumped at the altar, shame and the bitter taste of rejection drive a teenage girl from the sheltered rural lands of Swaziland to the hard streets of Johannesburg. Forsaking the riches of her former life, she manages to build herself up from bartending to the respectable offices of a reputable law firm. Her tranquility is shattered when the same arrogant devil who almost drove her to suicide through his rejection, comes back into her life, claiming and marking her as his wife.
    Nomaswazi is forced to come back home a prodigal daughter when her father’s health takes a turn for the worst.

    Her father had always cocooned her from the harsh truths of her birth but even he couldn’t protect her from the revelations which awaited her in the rustic hills of Maphalaleni. Her character is tested again and again, the only person she is left to rely on is the charcoal eyed devil who left her reeling.

    Author: Busisekile Khumalo

  • Perfect Imperfections (Paperback) R250.00

    Maxine escapes an abusive polygamous marriage to a man much older than her to make a new life in Harare, Zimbabwe. The story follows the five madams she works for. Through them, we see the struggles of women trying to hold down careers and relationships in a big city where tradition, patriarchy, domestic abuse and unhealthy societal behaviours form a backdrop. While Maxine bears witness to the women’s lives, she also tries to work through her own issues, finding a way to free herself of the cruel man she married and experience meaningful relationships.

    The book explores women learning about and seeking the love they feel they deserve. Whether self-love or romantic love, each woman must find the courage to believe in and hold onto that love. Through Maxine’s narration, the intricacies of the relationship women share with their helpers are uncovered. These relationships reveal the truth that women can discover themselves via their friendships with other women.

    Author(s): Makanaka Mavengere-Munsaka

  • Push-Push and Other Stories R160.00

    A collection of short stories, in the detail of their varied backgrounds, range in location from rural Transkei and township life in the Cape to central New York. They have in common also, as before, the authors’ perceptive and vivid creation of memorable characters, whether hilarious or tragic.

    Author: Sindiwe Magona

  • Red Ink R160.00

    When public relations consultant and ex Journalist Lucy Khambule- young, beautiful and ambitious receives an unexpected call from Napoleon Dingiswayo — a convicted serial killer, nicknamed The Butcher by the media — her life takes a dramatic turn. Dingiswayo wants Lucy to tell his story. Intrigued by Dingiswayo’s approach, Lucy decides to takes this opportunity to fulfill her life-long dream of writing a book, but it comes at a cost she could never have imagined.
    After their initial contact, Dingiswayo becomes an all too obliging subject an Lucy soon discovers that her choice of topic is not for the faint hearted. Soon after meeting him in Pretoria’s notorious prison C-Max prison, Lucy’s world is turned upside down by a series of violent and disturbing events.
    Dingiswayo is behind bars, but Lucy begins to suspect that the brutal attacks may have something to do with him. Who is this frightening man, and what motivates him? As Lucy learns that there is more to Dingiswayo’s story than the police discovered, she is forced to decide what price she is willing to pay to pursue her dream.
    Author: Angela Makholwa


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