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More than a ringleader, a rabble-rouser and a rebel, Julius Malema is a new kind of cadre in South African political life, a radical product of 100 years of struggle politics and one of the first of the post-1994 leaders to emerge. ...

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Perfect for fans of The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared and The Best Exotic Mariold Hotel. Imagine Ocean’s 11 played by the cast of Last of the Summer Wine. Already an international bestseller, The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules is an incredibly quirky, humorous and warm-hearted story about growing old disgracefully - and breaking all the rules along the way! Translated by Rod Bradbury. ...

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The mission is to enter one of the most dangerous countries in the world. The target is one of the toughest to reach. The result could be momentous - or it could be Armageddon. ...

More about: The Target

A fresh, entertaining book about the power of creativity and how to harness it, from co-founder of Twitter, Biz Stone. From GQ's 'Nerd of the Year' to one of Time's most influential people in the world, Biz Stone represents different things to different people. But he is known to all as the creative, effervescent, funny, charmingly positive and remarkably savvy co-founder of Twitter -- the social media platform that single-handedly changed the way the world works. ...

More about: Things a Little Bird Told Me

A mesmerizing, lyrical tale of the bright and dark sides of love and desire. Foolish love appears to be a Roux family birthright. And for Ava Lavender, a girl born with the wings of a bird, it is an ominous thing to inherit. In her quest to understand her peculiar disposition and a growing desire to join her peers, Ava ventures into the wider world. ...

More about: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

The Runner’s World Big Book of Running for Beginners provides all the information neophytes need to take their first steps, as well as inspiration for staying motivated. The book presents readers with tips for smart nutrition and injury prevention and includes realistic training plans that enable beginning runners to achieve gradual progress (by gearing up for a 30-minute run, a 5-K, or even a 5-miler). ...

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Match World Cup 2014 is the ultimate guide to the world's greatest sporting event, from the makers of Match magazine. With the England squad now confirmed as qualified and excitement growing about how Rooney, Gerrard, Wilshere and co. will perform ...

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Could this be Van Veeteren's darkest case yet? Desperately lonely, sixteen-year-old Monica Kammerle has little idea of what she is getting herself into when she begins an affair with her mother’s latest partner; the sophisticated Benjamin Kerran... ...

More about: The Strangler’s Honeymoon

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Victor Dlamini writes a Beautiful Tribute to Late Literary Great, Nadine Gordimer

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

NADINE GORDIMER'S SHINING LITERARY VOICE by Victor Dlamini It tells us something about Nadine Gordimer that Raks Morakabe Seakhoa, the untiring champion of South African letters, used to call her ‘Comrade Nadine’. In her country, where identity is everything, that Gordimer was comfortable with a word viewed with skepticism in high literary circles is significant. Her death brings to an end a remarkable literary career, and coming so soon after the deaths of Maya Angelou, Amiri Baraka and Gabriel Garcia Marquez, there’s a sense that this is the end of a literary era. These writers did not shy away from addressing what they believed ailed their societies, even as they held onto notions of literature as romance.

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Why States Recover

Greg Mills

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

GREG MILLS is director of the Johannesburg-based Brenthurst Foundation. He is widely published on international affairs, development and security, an adviser to African governments, a regular columnist for local and international newspapers, and the author of the best-selling books Why Africa is Poor – and what Africans can do about it (2010) and, with Jeffrey Herbst, Africa’s Third Liberation (2012).

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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

COMPETITION TERMS AND CONDITIONS Please read these competition rules carefully. If you enter one of our competitions, we will assume that you have read these rules and that you agree to them. 1. To enter a competition you must be: (a) South African resident; and (b) 18 years old or over at the time of […]

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