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Easter Blog – Books

Easter Sunday is one of the most festive events among Christians worldwide. It commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection from death, as written in the Christian bible. But he consumerist version of Easter – the one with rabbits and eggs  might be a money-spinner, but it does bring families together and reminds us to have a bit of childlike fun and festivity especially when  life is full of fears and the world feels upside down and politically chaotic .

If you’ve been bingeing on chocolate (like I did), try to detox and start eating foods packed full of fibres, protein and healthy fats into your diet. This will help to subside cravings and get your diet back on track and repair the damage done by an excessive amount of sugar.

It also brings out the humour in current situations as this cartoon depicts our situation:

Books for Easter reading:

Griet Kom Weer deur Marita van der Vyver EERSTE UITGAWE.Griet kom weer 001 (2)

Griet Kom Weer hervat die storie van Griet Skryf ‘n Storie, maar 10 jaar later en ‘n nuwe man in haar lewe maar Griet is nog steeds so hartstogtelike, impulsief en lief vir die lewe soos vroeer. Tafelberg- Uitgewers, 2001, Eerste druk, 308p. 


Ander Tongval deur Antjie Krog EERSTE UITGAWEander Tongval 001 (2)

Antjie Krog se ‘n Ander Tongval is die vertaling van die topverkoper, A Change of Tongue, in Afrikaans. Krog se eie verhaal, ervarings en herinneringe saamgevat in ‘n humoristiese en onverskrokke boek. Tafelberg Uitgewers, 2005 eerste uitgawe, 411P.

 Ouma Smuts the First Lady of South Africa by Tom McDonald BiographyOuma Smuts 001 (2)

“The authentic story of a rare and simple gifted woman, Mrs. Jan Christiaan Smuts, wife of /field Marshall the Rt Hon. J C Smuts, Prime minister of South Africa.” The story of a woman whose home and family came first. Photos,

Hurst and Blackett, England, {1946} First edition. 127p.

Thunder on the Blaauwberg by Lawrence G. Green FIRST EDITIONThunder on the Blaauwberg 001

Stories of exceptional persons in south African history, including the famous air pioneer and prophet, John William Dunne, the prospector Solomon Rabinowitz, the story of alexander Scotland a master spy, Richetersveld personalities, wine of Constantia and many more  narratives. Photographs. Sketches. Howard Timmins, 1966, 266p. FIRST EDITION So few are Free by Lawrence G. Green

 Zululand Wilderness Shadow and Soul by Ian PlayerZululand wilderness player

 This wildlife story tells of how two men of entirely different culture and backgrounds learns from each other and develop a strong bond of friendship and their interdependency on the environment and the wild life. Their battle against poaching gangs, including initiating the internationally famous capture and translocations of the white Rhino. The setting for Ian Players book is the Umfolozi Game Reserve. With drawings, photos, illustrations. David Philip Publishers, First Edition 1997.

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Books For March – Week 3

International Women’s Day (IWD) was on  March 8 with the  2017 campaign theme: “Being Be Bold For Change”, came and went with a whimper amidst the corrupt and wrong decisions of our women in Government.:  Just think of  She of the SASSA scandal, Dlamini’s ‘smallanyana’;    the “gender-based” candidate, Dlamini-Zuma with an albatross on her shoulder (ex-husband); Dudu Myeni who cut the wings of the SAA, Faith Muthambi and her golden boy of the SABC; Baleka Mbete  who shields no. 1 in Parly; She of the Stompie murder case,  Winnie Madikizela-Mandela; Tina JoematPettersson   who muddied the waters for the fishing industry before being appointed in a nuke position. And don’t forget whose face was as red as the beet she proclaimed could cure HIV/Aids, Manto Tshabalala-Msimang. I can think of many more, can you? Please fill in the blanks. And then there is a true lady, Tannie Evita Bezuidenhout, naughty but with a spotless political reputation, who could get away with murder by means of her koeksisters (see review below.) Just a pity that a fictitious woman overshadowed the lot above.

  1. Part Hate a Part Love the legend of Evita Bezuidenhout by Pieter-Dirk UysPart Hate A Part Love 001

The biography of a character that Pieter-Dirk Uys created to show the satirical but true situation in South Africa. As an ambassador for the fictitious homeland, Tannie Evita Bezuidenhout became a famous household name, relentlessly showing up the follies of the nation. Photographs even a family tree in back of book.

Hond Publishers, 1994 ed.381p.

2. No room for error by peter van der Spek account of light aircraft crashes in No room for error 001South Africa

Causes, consequences of light aircraft crashes in south africa, incorporation over 35 chilling account that ended in tragedy due to human folly, technical errors , environmental factors of just sheer bad luck. Photos, maps, transcripts of pilots’ last words included.

Spearhead publishers, 2003, 121p.

Condition: soft cover no dust jacket, good condition, well-bound. 

3. One Life by Richard E. Leaky Autobiography.One Life 001

In his autobiography Richard Leakey recounts his childhood which he spent exploring the African wilds with his parents, his involvement in the study of human ancestry and Kenya’s museums, and his struggle against a kidney disease which required a life-saving kidney transplant donated by his brother.

Michael Joseph, 1983, 207p

Condition: hard cover, dust jacket, Very good condition.

4. Continent Ablaze: Insurgency Wars in Africa 1960 to the Present John TurnerContinent Ablaze 001 Border Wars

A study of the conflicts which raged through Africa between 1960 and 1998. Especially at the Operational Level, counter-insurgency warfare in South Africa.  Strategic photographs, maps.

Jonathan Ball Publishers, 1998, 280p. FIRST EDITION

Condition:  soft cover, very good condition.

5. Scourge of the ANC by Dan Roodt and   Afrikaner survival under black ruleScourge of the ANC 001

In these two polemical essays Dan Roodt denounces the ANC rule since it came into to power in 1994. It describes the staggering amount of crime, criminality, and corruption in government, the hundreds of foreign crime syndicates, money laundering, and increase in drug trafficking, prostitution, money laundering, child pornography, rape, murder, and car hijacking Praag publishers, 2004, 143p. FIRST EDITION

Condition: soft cover no dust jacket, covers well-bound, clean.

6. Global Warming Deception by Grant R. Jeffrey How a Secret Elite Plans to Global Warming Deception 001Bankrupt America and Steal Your Freedom

Jeffrey maintains and provides proof in The Global-Warming Deception, that the   political pressure, flawed science, and falsified data are orchestrated to sell an environmental lie and bring the West to its knees. He argues that United Nations agencies use the threat of rising ocean levels, crop failure, expanding deserts, and the extinction of species to convince western nations to surrender their sovereignty. As these developments play out, we see the globalists consolidating their power.

Waterbrook Press, 2011, 217 p.

Condition: soft cover no dust jacket, well-bound. Clean.


7. Criminal Law by C. R. SnymanCriminal Law 001

LexisNexis, 5th edition, 2008, 625 p.

Condition: soft cover no dust jacket, well-bound.


8. Leipoldt’ Cape cookery by C Louis Leipoldt FIRST EDITION.Leipoldts Cape Cookery 001

Cooking was one of the many talents of this poet, author, and medical man.

“This manuscript, published now for the first time, can be regarded as the definitive work in English on the Cape Table. “ It  contains  chapters on the origins of Cape cooking, spices, herbs and flavouringFish, meat, vegetable, eggs, veldkos, game and camp cookery and fruits and sweets.

 Published in 1976 W J Flesch and partners. 159p. Illustrated by Keri Swift.