The Wall by Max Annas is a proud new offering from Catalyst Press, the imprint we share with our US-based sister company to take African stories to a wider audience. LAPA has a brand-new imprint as well. Under Wenkbrou/Eyebrow we will work with somewhat more challenging texts, and our first, Smit Motors, has arrived. Under the usual LAPA banner, we continue to publish quality entertainment, mostly in Afrikaans. LAPA is a home to many readers, and proud to be so.

Fiction

Smit Motors

Réney Warrington

Literêre fiksie

Druknaam: Wenkbrou

9780799394566

R285,00

Petra Smit unexpectedly inherits her grandfather’s old workshop in a small Free State town. Fortunately, there are buyers queuing for the building, but Petra, curious, goes to look at her property – one she didn’t know of at all. Arriving there, she discovers the backyard full of car wrecks belonging to the local butcher. This butcher is also her neighbour, he beats his wife and abuses his son. Petra, who loved her grandfather dearly, does not want to sell the inheritance to such a person and a mini-war breaks out.

Smit Motors is highly accessible literary fiction. Réney Warrington manages to keep the tension tight, while the reader knows that someone’s blood will have to flow in this battle. The question is: whose blood will be shed first?

The Wall

Max Annas

Crime Thriller

Imprint: Catalyst Press

9781946395146

R245,00

The Pines, a gated community in East London, protects homeowners from crime. But nobody will protect the young man trapped behind its walls.Moses wants one thing: to get home where his girlfriend and a cold beer are waiting for him, but his car breaks down in an empty street with not a single human being in sight. Moses slips into The Pines, a gated community, hoping to find help from a university classmate who lives there. Over there, in the “white” world, everything seems calm, orderly, safe. But once inside, he feels more of an outsider than ever. Then he makes a terrible mistake.While The Wall touches on serious issues, it actually is an easy read with lots of laughs. Mistaken identities, racial profiling, and class politics form the backdrop of this intense thriller. Annas does not shy away from issues like gun violence and racism, but does so with humour. His characters bristle with life.Mike Nicol, author of Agents of the State and Sleeper, says of The Wall:

“The characters are wonderful, their antics more so, and, to top it all, the story is laugh-out-loud hilarious. Long have I suspected that this is how life plays out in South Africa’s gated communities. If you like your crime fiction fast and funny, then The Wall is your book.”

Max Annas used to live in East London, where he taught at the University of Fort Hare before returning to his homeland, Germany. He still visits South Africa regularly. With his debut, The Farm, he won the German Crime Fiction Prize in 2014. It is being filmed here in South Africa at present. The Wall is his second novel and was awarded the 2017 German Crime Fiction Prize.Annas is working on a third book with a working title entitled The City.

Lira

Chanette Paul

Druknaam: LAPA

Vrouefiksie

9780799394474

R340,00

Lira can turn nearly any broken thing into something pretty or useful, but relationships are beyond her, especially when children are involved. She has no inkling about being a mother. She ends up in Vywer Bay, where she wants to open a little shop to sell her upcycled products. The financial risks are enormous, but she remains determined – she will upcycle her life as well, no matter what.

Lira wins the precious friendship of three unique women and the respect of a fourth, but she loses her heart to the most unsuitable man imaginable – one nursing a dying wife and with a child who despises Lira.

Nonfiction

Hekel en word heel

Nadia de Kock en Hilda Steyn

Niefiksie

9780799384840

R280,00

This is a handcraft book with the characteristics of a self-help book. It comprises twenty-one personal stories, each paired with a project and patterns that could help the reader cope with loss, work-related stress, illness or trauma. This book can be seen as the Afrikaans crochet version of the movie How to Make an American Quilt. Readers who enjoyed Zakes Mda’s Cion will also enjoy these stories.

100 beste blokraaie van 10 jaar!

Blokraaisels en speletjies

9780799393361

R160,00

One hundred of the best crossword puzzles ever published by LAPA. Need we say more?

Kids’ books

Betsie, Meneer Tier en die blou maan

Sally Gardner

Illustrasies: Nick Maland

Kinderfiksie

Ouderdom 7+

9780799391121

R180,00

This delightful book is a modern-day fairy tale with a strong female lead.

Draakasem

Jaco Jacobs

Illustrasies: Linki Brand

Ouderdom 7+

9780799394122

R120,00

Inside each of us there is a dragon. We just need to ignite the flame!

Drake en malvalekkers (Die Zinzi en Saffraan-reeks)

Asia Citro

Illustrasies: Marion Lindsay

Kinderfiksie

Ouderdom 7+

9780799392340

R135,00

This entire series helps young girls understand scientific facts through stories of magic, just right for their age!

Monsters en muf (Die Zinzi en Saffraan-reeks)

Asia Citro

Illustrasies: Marion Lindsay

Kinderfiksie

Ouderdom 7+

9780799392357

R135,00

Zinzi is a budding scientist. She shares magical journeys with her wise cat, Saffraan.

Meerperdjies en borrels (Die Zinzi en Saffraan-reeks)

Asia Citro

Illustrasies: Marion Lindsay

Kinderfiksie

Ouderdom 7+

9780799392364

R135,00

When the merhorses in the stream are in danger, Zinzi and Saffraan go to the rescue with science as their weapon.

Katjievlinders en ys (Die Zinzi en Saffraan-reeks)

Asia Citro

Illustrasies: Marion Lindsay

Kinderfiksie

Ouderdom 7+

9780799392371

R135,00

Severe snow causes mayhem in the woods and puts the eggs of a butterfly kitten at risk. Our intrepid team rushes in to help.

Paddas en plante (Die Zinzi en Saffraan-reeks)

Asia Citro

Illustrasies: Marion Lindsay

Kinderfiksie

Ouderdom 7+

9780799392388

R135,00

When a magical seedling needs scientific help, there is only one team equipped to do so!

Towerponies en kieme (Die Zinzi en Saffraan-reeks)

Asia Citro

Illustrasies: Marion Lindsay

Kinderfiksie

Ouderdom 7+

9780799392395

R135,00

A massive unicorn will not survive unless our tiny scientist and her clever cat find a scientific cure for its ailments.

Pragtige piesangs

Elizabeth Laird

Illustrasies: Liz Pichon

Kleuterfiksie

Ouderdom 3+

9780799390520

R135,00

This is a delightful, colourful and modern retelling of an East African folk tale.

Die beste toebroodjie

Jaco Jacobs

Illustrasies: Nicolene Louw

Kleuterfiksie

Ouderdom 3+

9780799394009

R140,00

Markus wakes up. He is hungry! He sneaks into the kitchen to build a big sandwich. There he meets a bear and three penguins. Together they decide to build a gigantic, enormous, humungous, stupendous sandwich!

Romanza

Soet beloftes

Dina Botha

SuperRomanza

9780799394504

R240,00

He “inherits” his brother’s three children. She has to au pair them. He does not want children. Will she be able to make him love all four of them?

Altyd wink die liefde

Anna van Tonder

Romanse

9780799394535

R240,00

Another one of our value-for-money Romanza compilations. Just add a warm bed!

’n Man vol verrassings

Elize Davies

9780799394351

R95,00

Six years ago, Mia-Mari learned a painful lesson: behind Wynand’s charm and attractive appearance hides a conniving person that cannot be trusted. What he did was unforgivable. She is immune to hurt, but apparently Wynand still has the power to destroy her heart.

Liefde vir ’n feëprinses

Didi Potgieter

9780799394382

R95,00

Inge is going to work for John on his game farm as an au pair for Robbie. Because she had raised her brother and sister, twins, from a young age, Inge soon wins Robbie’s trust and love, and John also grows fond of her.

In sy stilte

Felicia Snyman

9780799394412

R95,00

Olivia shares a townhouse with the incredibly attractive Sashen, who also happens to be nice and a true gentleman. Olivia’s stubborn heart experiences joy when she sees him, but she carries baggage from the past and does not want to give Sashen a chance to win her heart. Who says he won’t just leave her when she needs him most, as her stepfather had done to her mother?

Ek vertrou jou

Ciska Olivier

9780799394443

R95,00

Yvonne’s boyfriend disappears on New Year’s Eve and his brother, Kelvin, comes to investigate his disappearance. The man rubs her up the wrong way and continuously assumes the worst of her – why won’t he just trust her? She can’t wait for him to leave! Yet her heart is a traitor.

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