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» In the kitchen with Cariema Isaacs
April 22, 2016

1. My first food memory is…the smell of warm aromatic spices when koesisters are being fried on a Sunday morning in Bo-Kaap. The koesisters are then dunked in glistening sugar syrup and sprinkled with beautiful snow white flakes of desiccated coconut. 2. My top tips for home cooks are…...
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» Press Release: New Zealand production company Stinkwood Films options Zirk van den Berg’s novel HALF OF ONE THING
March 31, 2016

Movie rights to Zirk van den Berg’s period novel Half of One Thing have been optioned by independent producer Neil Sonnekus of Stinkwood Films. ‘It’s a wonderful read,’ Sonnekus said of the book. ‘I fell for the “historical record” hook, line and sinker. It&...
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» Penguin Random House to publish latest novel by Marita van der Vyver
February 02, 2016

Penguin Random House will be publishing Marita van der Vyver’s next novel in Afrikaans and English. Titled Misverstand in Afrikaans, the story is set over a few days in Paris, where a failed South African writer finds himself in the company of a young au pair during the terrorist attacks of 13...
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» Die storie van Die Naaimasjiene, deel 1
Theunis Engelbrecht
February 16, 2015

Nadat Papegaaislaai in Oktober verlede jaar by Umuzi verskyn het, het mense wat agterop die boek gesien het ek was in Die Naaimasjiene my allerhande lastige vrae begin vra daaroor. Toe dink ek ek kan dit maar net sowel op hierdie blog beantwoord, dan is dit afgehandel. Dit het alles begin toe ek op ...
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» 'n Nuwe maand en 'n nuwe kans om te wen met Kobus Galloway se tekenprente
Kobus Galloway
October 27, 2014

Dis amper November! Waar is die tyd heen, is dit regtig al amper die einde van die jaar? Terwyl jy die dae tel tot Kersfees en die begin van 2015, hoekom toets jy nie ook sommer jou kennis met die nuwe tekenprent wat Kobus Galloway spesiaal vir ons geillustreer het nie. Soos gewoonlik beeld dit &lsq...
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» Spring is here!
Kobus Galloway
August 25, 2014

Spring is here! Here at Random House Struik we are looking forward to spring. The weather is getting warmer, the trees are starting to blossom and September also sees the NEW 4th volume of Idees Vol Vrees being released – so look out for that! This month's cartoon depicts a...
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» Heppie-heppie-heppie
Theunis Engelbrecht
August 21, 2014

Malletjie Malan* sê hy kan nie meer aldag al die dinge glo wat in die wêreld aangaan nie. En dat hy sy sterre dank dat hy nie ’n akademikus, intellektueel, ’n professionele mens, ’n diep siel of ’n man met status is nie. Want dié van hulle wat Unisa-afgestu...
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» Book review: Creativity, Inc.
July 24, 2014

By Ryan Noik 18 July 2014 It’s not very often that you come across a virtual goldmine of inspiration, but Creativity, Inc. along with being an entertaining read, is also a rich reservoir of business insight. While Creativity, Inc., written by Ed Catmull, the president of Pi...
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» Onse Steve Jobs wat in die hemel is
Theunis Engelbrecht
July 24, 2014

Onse Steve Jobs wat in die hemel is, laat Apple se naam geheilig word en laat ons tot in alle ewigheid in u Groot Appelkoninkryk woon. Gee my vandag my daaglikse gratis app, verlos my van spam en junkmail en malicious spyware en identity theft, en lei my nie in die versoeking van dirty old men se l&...
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» The devil's chasing us
Kobus Galloway
July 09, 2014

This competition is now closed. Watch this blog for another one soon!   Ons is al halfpad deur 2014 en die Junie/Julie skoolvakansie is ook amper weer verby! Terwyl ons probeer om soveel as moontlik in die laaste helfte van die jaar in te pas (asof die ‘duiwel’ ons jaag!), brin...
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» Book review: Dark Windows by Louis Greenberg
June 24, 2014

Dark Windows by Louis Greenberg (Umuzi) By: Women24 In an alternative South Africa, the Gaia Peace party has been in power for the past ten years. Somehow, its combination of New Age beliefs and social welfare policies have ‘cured’ crime.  Unfortunately it all seems too good to last...
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» Grimms Fairy Tale
June 24, 2014

Grimm’s Fairy Tales by The Brothers Grimm (Vintage Classics)  By: Women24 What a marvellous little collection of tales.  Strange, creepy, romantic and filled with all manner of twisty things, Grimm’s anthology of fairy tales is one of those classics that should be on every fabl...
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» Naghond se gedagte - Theunis Engelbrecht
Theunis Engelbrecht
June 24, 2014

Naghond se gedagte - Theunis Engelbrecht Ek is een van daai mense wat gelukkig genoeg is om ’n naghond te wees. Ek verdien my brood snags wanneer die res van die wêreld snorkend soete drome droom. Nee, ek is nie ’n nagvlinder nie. (Nagvlinder, vir dié wat nie weet nie, is &r...
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» The Thunder That Roars - Imran Garda
June 24, 2014

The Thunder That Roars - Imran Garda (Umuzi - Random House Struik, 2014) Let the world become a brotherhood before it becomes a neighborhood," is a 20th century expression that implores us to improve the quality of our relationships before technology increases their number and complexity. The bad ne...
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» Andrew Brown - 2014 Franschhoek Literary Festival Launch Speech
May 20, 2014

I want to talk about books tonight.  The idea of books, the importance of books, the love of books. Tonight you have heard from Niq Mhlongo, a rising star amongst the new breed of writers in South Africa.  The front cover of Niq’s book says “Niq Mhlongo comes of age.”&nbs...
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» A conversation with Arianna Huffington, author of THRIVE
May 12, 2014

What’s wrong with the current definition of success? Our definition of success right now is based almost solely on money and power. In fact, success, money and power have practically become synonymous. And so to succeed, we lead lives of overwork, sleep-deprivation and burnout. These are actua...
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» Winter Warmer - Kobus Galloway Cartoon
Kobus Galloway
April 24, 2014

This competition is now closed. Watch this blog for another one soon!  Winter is upon us and what better way to keep warm than to throw ourself into work. This month's cartoon depicts a recently published book from Zebra Press imprint. Clue: Business book to bring in more income Browse the...
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» Splinternuwe Kompetisie
Kobus Galloway
March 04, 2014

Die kompetisie is nou gesluit. Die wenners sal binnekort bekend gemaak word. Somer is verby en ons kan almal doen met ‘n paar voorstelle om winter te oorleef. So kom ons begin met ‘n nuwe Kobus Galloway tekenprent en ‘n splinternuwe kompetisie! Hierdie maand se tekenprent beeld &ls...
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» 'n Nuwe jaar en 'n nuwe Kobus Galloway tekenprent
Kobus Galloway
January 16, 2014

Goeiedag en ‘n voorspoedige nuwe jaar aan al ons lesers! Ons hoop julle het ‘n rustige feesseisoen gehad, en dat almal gereed is om die nuwe jaar met moed en geesdrif aan te pak.   Dis altyd moeilik om weer jou voete te vind na ‘n lang vakansie, so ons bring vir jou ‘n s...
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» 2013 Festive Season Gift Guide
December 12, 2013

We’ve pulled out all the stops to put together a list of the ultimate books that will make the perfect gift for pretty much anyone. It’ll make shopping this festive season easier on you, leaving you with more time to eat, drink, and be merry and besides, who wouldn’t love a book fo...
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» Dis uiteindelik Vrydag - ons gunsteling dag van die week!
Kobus Galloway
November 01, 2013

Dis uiteindelik Vrydag - ons gunsteling dag van die week! En die beste manier om ‘n week af te sluit (en ‘n nuwe maand te begin) is om ‘n bietjie pret te hê, so ons het ‘n splinternuwe Kobus Galloway tekenprent vir julle om die kop ‘n bietjie wakker te maak. ...
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» Die Nuwe Kobus Galloway Tekenprent
Kobus Galloway
September 26, 2013

Ons is mal oor die tekenprente wat Kobus Galloway eksklusief vir ons doen, en dit het heelwat belangstelling ontlok so ons hoop julle is reg vir die volgende een! Dit beeld ‘n boek se titel uit – ‘n nuwe boek wat onlangs deur Umuzi uitgegee is… kan jy dit raai? Gaan loer op ...
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» Kan jy die volgende Kobus Galloway spotprent raai?
Kobus Galloway
August 21, 2013

Dis tyd vir die tweede tekenprent van Kobus Galloway. Soos met die eerste een, beeld dit ‘n nuwe boek (uitgegee deur Zebra Press) uit – kan jy die titel raai? Gaan loer op ons Random House Struik webblad as jy sukkel om die antwoord te kry. Vul dan jou besonderhede hieronder in en jy kan...
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» Die Eerste Kobus Galloway Strokiesprente
Kobus Galloway
July 17, 2013

Hier gaan ons… Ons het gister vir julle vertel dat die talentvolle Kobus Galloway – komediant, illustreerder, grafiese ontwerper – eksklusief vir ons Random Reads blog tekenprente gaan verskaf. So hier is die eerste een! Dit beeld ‘n boek uit, wat deur Umuzi gepubliseer is&h...
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» Welkom by Random Reads, Kobus!
July 16, 2013

Ons is baie opgewonde om vir Kobus Galloway van Idees Vol Vrees faam op ons Random Reads blog te verwelkom! Kobus is ‘n illustreerder en ontwerper vir Media24 se weeklikse publikasies, en in sy vrye tyd is hy ‘n komediant en doen hy vryskut ontwerp. Hy is die eienaar van Komedia Media CC...
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» 'Against the dying of the light'
Darrel Bristow-Bovey
July 11, 2013

Like most South Africans in recent weeks, I have been thinking about what it means to grow old, to grow weak and to run out of time. If I take too much after my father, I am two-thirds of the way there. If I take after my grandmother, ninety-eight last weekend, I’m still short of halfway. Eith...
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» Reflections on love
Darrel Bristow-Bovey
June 06, 2013

Recently I’ve been thinking about love stories. Perhaps it’s because I am myself in love. I am no longer young and have been in love before, so maybe that’s why it feels as if all the love stories we most love are either incomplete or overly complete – they either stop when l...
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» In praise of Sea Point
Darrel Bristow-Bovey
May 07, 2013

In Paris recently I became depressed by the thought that I don’t live in a first-floor apartment on the rue des Fossés-Saint-Jacques, across the way from a Tibetan restaurant, around the corner from the Pantheon, rue Soufflot and the eastern entrance to the Luxembourg Gardens.  &nb...
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» A legacy of books and stories
Darrel Bristow-Bovey
April 05, 2013

My father would be ninety-two this month if he hadn’t died in 1981. In the final years before he died, my father mainly did two things – or three, if you count banging his walking stick on the ceiling and shouting at the Houghton kids upstairs to turn down their music. The black rubber t...
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» Coining new words a sorry tale
Darrel Bristow-Bovey
February 08, 2013

Coining new words – a sorry tale For some time now, I’ve been trying to invent a new word. Well, that’s not quite true – I’ve invented plenty of new words, mostly late at night while enjoying a glass of liquid late-supper in the slightly furtive company of RuPaul’...
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» 100 Moments That Mattered by Peter Joyce
January 04, 2013

Taken from the review done by Wilma den Hartigh of Media Club South Africa. The book is divided into seven parts, and includes well-known events such as the Great Trek; the birth of Johannesburg; the 1918 Spanish flu outbreak which killed 140 000 people in seven weeks in South Africa;...
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» The Terrible Ones by Piet Nortje
January 03, 2013

Taken from the review done by Martin Rhodes of Business Day Live. Picking up the first volume of The Terrible Ones was a bit daunting — I had to adjust to the fine print and the weight of the book in my hands. I thought I was in for a long and tedious read, but I flew through the pro...
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» The best of the best for Christmas gifts
December 14, 2012

FICTION: Merry Christmas, Alex Cross by James Patterson - Will Detective Alex Cross be able to save the day? Another brilliant thriller from bestselling James Patterson. The Bat by Jo Nesbo - Appearing in English for the first time, The Bat is the legendary first novel from the worldwide p...
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» Wool by Hugh Howey
December 04, 2012

Reviewed by Angela Thomson of Random House Struik. I realise that dystopian fiction is not for everyone and I certainly climbed into my proof copy of Wool by Hugh Howey with long teeth. I was expecting the usual dystopian set-up: soupy, porridgey gruel for every meal; dark, dank, cramped living...
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» Another Time, Another Life by Lief GW Persson
November 07, 2012

Reviewed by Helmo Preuss "The book is the latest in the great Swedish crime-fiction tradition that began in the 1960s and builds on the sardonic wit and bleak "Weltanschau (world view)" of the previous generation of writers. Another Time, Another Life takes place in Sweden some time early in this ce...
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» A forest of reasons not to write a novel
Darrel Bristow-Bovey
November 05, 2012

Say, are you writing a novel at the moment? Oh now, go on, don’t be shy, you’re not alone. Well, you are alone, obviously, in the sense that we are all of us alone on this long lurch down the darkling trail between the cradle and the grave, and also in the sense that writing a novel, if ...
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» Zulu Zulu Foxtrot by Arn Durand
October 25, 2012

Review by Stephen Timm: "Durand tells of how, back in the early 1980s, he bribed a sergeant with two bottles of whisky to help him join other police members on a counterinsurgency training exercise, because he was bored with his job as a policeman at the law courts in Durban. After that, he never lo...
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» Killing for Profit by Julian Rademeyer
October 12, 2012

If you read only one book this year, you want it to be this one… A teaser extract from the book: "For some time now, the embassy in Brooklyn, Pretoria, has been a thorn in the flesh of the cops investigating the illegal rhino horn trade. Two years before Tommy Tuan’s arrest, police had ...
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» The Story of Life and the Environment by Jo van As, Johann du Preez, Leslie Brown, and Nico Smit
October 05, 2012

"It’s beautifully illustrated with hundreds of pictures and diagrammes (look at the images taken by various different microscopes which appear on page 55: man, there’s so much to learn, and some of it we’re only just starting to see!). It’s the kind of book that you can dip i...
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» African Wildlife Quiz Book by Clive Gibson and Patrick Flood
October 04, 2012

Review by Desiree Schirlinger of Grocott's Mail: "Do you know what a ferret is? Or do you perhaps know what the rinkhals snake does when it feels threatened? The African Wildlife Quiz Book not only explores interesting facts like this but it delves into the world of our precious fauna with...
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» No Child of Mine by Susan Lewis
September 18, 2012

When it comes to writing from the heart, Susan Lewis is a professional – with 28 titles to her name, and a reputation for packing heavy punches in the content ring. She’s one of Britain’s, and the Sunday Time’s, best-selling novelists, and is unafraid to tackle any subject ma...
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