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Author Archive | Cerys

An Interview with Paige Nick

I recently had the opportunity to catch up with Paige Nick, author of A Million Miles from Normal. EB: Thank you so much for taking the time to answer our questions. Firstly, can you tell us a bit more about Paige Nick, the woman behind the author? PN: I’m 36. I’m an Aries. I live […]

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An Interview with Dr John Demartini

Dr John Demartini is an international educator specializing in human behavior and social dynamics. He is the founder of the Demartini Institute, author of over 40 books and creator of The Demartini Method™. Dr Demartini recently took some time to take part in an email interview with Exclus1ve’s Graeme Shackleford. Exclus1ves:  For our readers not […]

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Important Artifacts by Leanne Shapton

Important Artifacts…’ is not just a novel. It is also a work of art. Leanne Shapton, art director of the New York Times op-ed page and author of ‘Was She Pretty?’, presents us with the story of a relationship and its end. Now, as you and I both know, break-up stories are dime-a-dozen… But told […]

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Josh Groban

Not much can be said about Josh Groban that hasn’t already been said. We all know of his talent; the power of his vioce; his unfailing control over diction; his seemingly-innate mastery of foreign linguistics; and not to mention his immense musical aptitude. Despite all his previous accomplishments, Illuminations is a step further in the right direction, […]

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Kylie Minogue – Aphrodite

The golden goddess Aphrodite, whose rituals were all acts of love and pleasure, lends her name to Kylie’s latest offering – and how fitting! Kylie collaborated with some pretty big names in the pop-dance scene, including Jake Shears of the Scissor Sisters, Calvin Harris, and Tim Rice-Oxley, to bless her fans with a seamless album […]

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Killing Kebble


It’s good to see that local is indeed lekker when it comes to book sales. The following list of Exclusive Books bestsellers, as based on last week’s sales, is dominated by SA lit titles. SA lit smoothly takes places 1-5 on the bestseller ladder and makes an appearance again at 8, which means that a […]

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Diane Birch’s Bible Belt

This wonderfully talented young woman is the daughter of missionaries, and has lived in several places around the world, including southern Africa. Now that you know at least this much about Diane, and, looking the title of her debut album Bible Belt, one wouldn’t be blamed for thinking that this might be on album of hymns […]

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Amadou and Mariam

Amadou and Mariam recently shared the stage with some of the hottest acts in pop music at the opening concert of the soccer World Cup, exposing the millions of viewers to their catchy, well-crafted music. Welcome to Mali is not a new album, having first been released in 2008. It flew below my radar, which is […]

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Planet 51

Planet 51, while not earth-shattering in concept, is a fun film filled with humour that will keep kids of all ages entertained. The story revolves around a small planet in a different galaxy where little green humanoids live in a setting that strongly reminds you of 1950s America. The white picket fence town with its […]

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Friends

Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Friends is a two disc compilation of Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s collaborations with artists both local and international, and should be a part of the collection of anyone who takes music seriously. I had no idea just how many times the brilliant LBM has sung with so many musical luminaries, and what delights […]

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