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Kompetisie: Lien se Lankstaanskoene
In Fliekteaters 3 Mei

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Gebaseer op die boek Lien se lankstaanskoene, waarvoor Derick van der Walt die Sanlam-prys vir Jeuglektuur (Goud) verower het. Lien is die oudste kind in ‘n disfunksionele huishouding, waar die status van die gesin van welgesteld tot brandarm verander het. Die besorgheid van ‘n buurtannie help in die donkerste ure van die gesin, terwyl dit […]

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Malcolm Gladwell: ‘How David Beats Goliath’

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From The New Yorker: David’s victory over Goliath, in the Biblical account, is held to be an anomaly. It was not. Davids win all the time. The political scientist Ivan Arreguín-Toft recently looked at every war fought in the past two hundred years between strong and weak combatants. The Goliaths, he found, won in 71.5 […]

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Exclusive Books Recommends: April 2013
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The Exclusive Books Recommends Campaign began in March 2013 and has enjoyed positive feedback from both judges and the public. The April selection of titles is just as impressive:  Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O’Farrell, another truly memorable read, is this month’s recommended read. April is a wonderful month for reading. The weather cools, […]

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Author Profile: Andrew Whaley

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History . Andrew Whaley writes plays for stage, screen and radio. He travels to East and West Africa to make radio serial dramas. His play, ‘The Rise and Shine of Comrade Fiasco’, was published in the first Methuen Anthology of Contemporary African Theatre. He wrote a memoir of South African pop legend, Brenda Fassie. His […]

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Author Profile: Andy Mason

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History . Andy Mason is head of CCIBA’s Comic Art Unit. He also works as a freelance writer, cartoonist and editor. Published under the pen names N.D. Mazin and Pooh, his underground comix, some of which go all the way back to the 1970s, include Cogent & Crint, Vittoke in Azania, The Big Chillum, The […]

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Author Profile: Angela Shaw

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History . Photographer Angela Shaw started her career in Hong Kong, following which she spent two years documenting the rich Buddhist traditions of Burma. Now living in South Africa, Angela works for an international trend and research company, and has had many of her photographs featured in the country’s major newspapers and magazines. . . […]

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Author Profile: Anna Trapido

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History . Anna Trapido trained as an anthropologist at King’s College Cambridge and completed her PhD in the Department of Community Health at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. She qualified as a chef at the Prue Leith Chef’s Academy in Centurion. She combines her culinary and cultural interests in her work. She has […]

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Author Profile: Annie Bell

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History . Annie Bell trained as a chef and spent several years as cookery writer for Vogue, then as food writer on The Independent. She has been the principal cookery writer on the Mail on Sunday YOU magazine for many years, and she was winner of the Guild of Food Writers’ Journalist of the Year […]

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Author Profile: Martinique Stilwell

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History . Martinique Stilwell was born in Johannesburg in 1967. From the age of 9 until she turned 16 she sailed around the world with her family. She studied at Wits University in Johannesburg and has practiced medicine in South Africa & Canada. Stilwell currently resides in Cape Town where she works as an aneasthetist.[1] […]

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Exclusive Books Recommends:
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Exclusive Books Recommends – March 2013 Exclusive Books Recommends kicks off in March 2013 with the following five reads being the first in the ‘Exclusive Books Recommends’ category: Ten Things I’ve Learnt About Love by Sarah Butler, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis, Two Brothers by Ben Elton, The Universe Versus Alex Woods […]

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