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Tag Archives | South Africa

Author Profile: Rian Malan

History . Rian Malan (born 1954 in Johannesburg) is an author, journalist, documentarian and songwriter. He first rose to prominence as the author of the memoir My Traitor’s Heart, which, like the bulk of his work, deals with South African society in a historical and contemporary perspective and focuses on racial relations. Malan grew up […]

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Correction: Masterchef Competition Date

We recently sent out a Fanatics mailer with details of our amazing MasterChef competition. Unfortunately, the email contained the wrong ending date for the competition. The competition ends on Saturday 24th of November, not the 17th as advertised in the email. We apologise for the typo. You can click on the banner above to enter […]

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Author Profile: Anthea Jeffery

History . Anthea Jeffery holds law degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand and from Cambridge, and a doctorate in human rights law from the University of London. Having lectured in law for many years Jeffery has developed wide-ranging expertise as a consultant on political affairs. Jeffery’s books include The Natal Story: Sixteen years of […]

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Why read The Marriage Plot?
A Letter from Jeffrey Eugenides

The lover`s discourse was of an extreme solitude. The solitude was extreme because it wasn`t physical. It was extreme because you felt it while in the company of the person you loved. It was extreme because it was in your head, the most solitary of places. – From The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides If […]

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Exclusive Books: The Road to Mangaung

Click here to see this month’s titles. Throughout the 100 year history of the ANC the party has faced numerous battles – overcoming apartheid, rising to power, transitioning the country to a new democracy, uplifting the previously disadvantaged and overcoming the scourge of racism, to name just a few. And in the 18 years since […]

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Your Stickers Questions Answered (Plus: Stickers Stats!)

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  We’ve had a terrific response since launching Exclus1ves Stickers last week – thanks to everyone who’s sent in feedback so far! If you’re not familiar with Stickers yet, watch our short demonstration video:   Since the launch last Thursday 21 June, we’ve seen phenomenal levels of activity on our site. Here are some key […]

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Exclusive Books Winter Sale 2012

It’s time to get out from under the blanket, put down that mug of hot chocolate and instead warm yourself with the thought of all the magnificent books that will be at the Exclusive Books Winter Sale! It will run nationwide from Wednesday 27 June starting at 07h30 until Thursday the 12th of July 2012. […]

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The South African Kids Lit Quiz Team 2012

In less than a month, the SA winners of the Kids Lit Quiz will take on the world’s finest readers in the 11-13 years old age category. Four Roedean girls will represent SA this year: Andrea Jury, Jacqueline Duvenage, Nina Jacobson and Ariane Trueblood. The countries represented in 2012 are: New Zealand, USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and South Africa. In what has been […]

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Roxette Live in South Africa

From Timeslive: A seductive mix of romantic ballads and smart pop with tongue-in-cheek lyrics, Roxette began in the late `80s, and their mission was to conquer the world with chart-bursting singles by merging their creative forces. Per had the songs, Marie had the killer voice. Together they would go places, see people and win the […]

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