Lizette Rabe, head of the journalism department at Stellenbosch University, saw her life crumble when her son committed suicide due to depression. Her response was to write about her feelings, finding relief in the act of writing. We are proud to bring you her book Om tot verhaal te kom.
Jan Vermeulen terrorises readers with his crime novel Ondier, and Madelie Human patches up the tender souls with her wonderful romance novel Skakerings van geluk.
Obviously, we have lots of books for young readers too.
When the ex-lover and mother of his child is murdered, Olaf Demeyer is called to help. No can do, he says. He needs to get away from it all. These cases are haunting him.
Upon which he is told: If not for the police, then help us find your son. He is missing.
Om tot verhaal te kom
Lizette Rabe is the head of the journalism department at Stellenbosch University.
A brilliant journalist, editor and an academic, she saw her life crumble when her son committed suicide due to depression.
Her response was to write about her feelings, finding relief in the act of writing, trying to find sense in the despair.
This led to more research, and she has just completed a book on writing therapy.
Rabe has founded the Ithemba Foundation. In Xhosa and Zulu, the word “ithemba” means hope.
This foundation hopes to break the taboo about speaking out on depression and to provide hope for those afflicted with the disease.
FOR THE YOUNG ONES
Jaco Jacobs is a phenomenon. He knows how to make young readers read. In this book, there are 101 jokes about bugs. They will bug you until the end!
Woohoo. This book contains 101 jokes about ghosts. Do not read this in the dark; the ghosts might think you are laughing at Eskom.
Why did the dog not like tennis? It is a boxer. Only one of the 101 reasons to buy this book filled with 101 sports jokes.
If you are on holiday, the kids will need entertainment. This book contains 101 jokes to lighten up the long road.
Aksieheld Austin: Onheil op Skedelbaai
Austin stars in a new movie shot entirely on a faraway island. That is the good news. The bad news is that someone seems keen to kill him before they can even start shooting!
Niefiksie vir kinders
This activity book contains 48 pages of word games, a lovely way to sharpen one’s Afrikaans skills.
Jamie en Sebastiaan-omnibus
Martie Kruger & Martie Preller
Illustrasies: Elanie Bieldt
Enjoy these lovely adventures with Jamie and his obese cat. Oh, did we mention that the cat can talk? Well, he can. His name is Sebastiaan and he is very clever.
Skakerings van geluk
Lea’s life as the decent librarian of a small town is turned upside down when a man on a motorbike stops in front of her library. She can ride a bike as well as any man, but she has no idea how to handle the rider. The members of the local crochet group realise that it is time for action. This book will make you want to fall in love again, and you may even join a crochet group after finishing it!
Liefde is vuur
This is another of our value-for-money anthologies. A haughty duke, a smooth Frenchman and a very clever scientist; each one falls for the oldest chemistry on earth – that which is activated by Cupid’s arrow.
Weer eens Lilly
René van Zyl
Since the eleventh grade, Lilly has made decisions with her head and completely ignores her heart. But apparently her heart makes its own decisions and goes wherever it wants. It follows her first love, Migael, down memory lane.
Karli views her time in Walvis Bay as a kind of Eat Pray Love trip. She wants to do things she likes and only think of the people she loves. But her mentor during this time, Maks, cares for her and helps her to see her own beauty. He feels like her heart’s home.
Lekkerder as sjokolade
Corné van Rooyen
Leroux is definitely one of those men her mother always warned Riana against. He is too attractive, too rich, too wonderful for words. In short, too good to be true and if she isn’t careful, she can fall in love with him. Fortunately for her, she is immune to men.
Bep du Toit
Carien urgently needs a job, so she accepts the post as Marco’s housekeeper. She needs to keep her confusing thoughts about Marco at bay because it doesn’t fit into her well-organised life. She will do her duties, maintain a professional distance and ignore any feelings she has for him.
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