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May 14 – 24

 

May 14, is also Dance Like a Chicken Day. Also known as Chicken Dance Day, the goofy holiday celebrates the silly dance that is accompanied by the Chicken Song or the Chicken Dance Song.

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“The chicken dance is a goofy, but fun party song and dance”

The song, sometimes also known as the Birdie Song, was composed in the 1950s by Swiss composer Werner Thomas. Accompanied by a series of movements, the song soon became popular in the West, especially in the United States, where it was performed at parties and weddings. The dance mimics the movements of a chicken and includes flapping of arms and wriggling of the body.”

GOOD READS FOR THE WEEK:

 Deur die Oog van ’n naald deur Mathews Posa EERSTE DRUK Deur die oog van n naald 001

“Sy gedigte is ’n snelskrif waardeur diep verskuilde gevoelens tot uiting kom: vernedering, woede, verset, triomf en uiteindelike verootmoediging in gebed.” Die uitgewerswoorde  agterop, Die bundel word verdeel in essays,  beskouings en gedigte uit die tyd van ballingskap (1971-1995) en laastens gedigte uit die periode nadat die ANC in 1994 aan bewind gekom het.

Ingesluit persknipsel van bekendstelling van boek 1996 deur Pres Nelson Mandela

Toestand: Baie goed, naam van vorige eienaar op skutblad. TAFELBERG-UITGEWERS Eerste Uitgawe, 1996, 44p.

Cry the Beloved Country the story of comfort in desolation by Alan Paton

 “Cry, the Beloved Country is the moving story of the Zulu pastor Stephen Kumalo and his son, Absalom, set against the background of a land and a people riven by racial injustice. Remarkable for its lyricism, unforgettable” Penguin Books Publishers, 1982 ed. 240p.

Boekreis Ver deur Hennie Aucamp eerste uitgaweBoekreis Ver 001

“’n Boekreis ver bevat sy leeservarings van ’n aantal Afrikaanse skrywers. Hierdie is ’n spesiale publikasie om Tafelberg se veertigste bestaansjaar te vier en die boek is dus nie in die handel beskikbaar gemaak nie. Die opstel waarop die uitgawe gebaseer word, is oorspronklik as praatjie aangebied voor Die Vriende van die Biblioteek in Bellville op 25 Oktober 1990, waarna dit aangevul en uitgebrei is.

Die Lewe is ‘n Grenshotel  deur Hennie Aucamp GETEKENDE KOPIE eerste uitgawelewe is 'n grenshotel

Hennie Aucamp karakteriseer sy bundel Die lewe is ’n Grenshotel, geskryf in kabaretstyl, as “ryme vir Pop en kabaret.” Dit kan as ’n satiriese protes gesien word teen materialisme, ydelheid en onder andere die valsheid van die liefde.

Tafelberg Uitgewers, Eerste Uitgawe 1977, Getekende kopie deur die skrywer. 54p.

Dit Waarom Alles Draai deur Elmarie Koch Rugprobleme GETEKENDE KOPIEDit Waarom Alles Draai 001

‘n Ware verhaal van ‘n vrou se rugprobleem en hoe sy die pyn oorwin het met raad oor rugmoeilikheid. Publiself Uitgewers 2008, 160p plus foto insetsel bladsye.

Toestand: Uitstekend. Hardeband, naam van vorige eienaar op skutblad.

Oud genoeg vir nagbriewe deur Maretha MaartensOud genoeg vir nagbriewe 001

Briewe aan tieners deur Maretha Maartens en praat uit haar hart oor ouerskap, liefde, verhoudings, seerkry en risiko’s en die reels van die liefdespel. Lux Verbi, 1988 uitgawe,   

 

 

This week we would appreciate your assistance in helping to identify the below print (man on couch):

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(It is a limited edition lithograph artist’s name starting with Main…..)

Thank you for reading and please do provide us with your feedback as we wish to interact with all book lovers.

Have a wonderful week.

Poggio Books

May Day -Workers’ Day

1 May is a public holiday to commemorate the working class – the cogs that keep the clock ticking! Also Known as International Workers’ Day the holiday is widely celebrated, with as many as 80 countries honoring the date and what it stands for.  Historically it started with a striking workers protesting in Chicago, which resulted in law officers then proceeded to fire live ammunition at a defenseless crowd of unarmed strikers (sound familiar?). This public holiday serves as a stark reminder to governments of the power of the working class, but there is little to celebrate if you take the high unemployment figures, political chaos, and criminality in mind. But change is coming, as seen by the break-up of the  tripartite alliance, new unions, and public groups joining hands in mass protests. A   promising outcome is the court ruling against the recent nuclear project. 

There is a Chinese curse which says ‘May he live in interesting times.’ Like it or not we are living in interesting times. They are times of danger and uncertainty; but they are also more open to the creative energy of men than any other time in history.

 Please see our books available that reflect this phase in history:

(Click on the title to follow the hyperlink for further viewing)

Let my People go by Albert Luthuli Autobiographylet my people go 001

Albert Luthuli, awarded the Nobel Peace Prize was a great and revered leader of the ANC and this autobiography also portrays him as a Christian which had a profound effect on his activities. His political struggles also encouraged restraint, and his love for his country transcends his loyalty to any racial group. Photo. .

Collins Publishers, London, 1962 third impression, 255p.

Raka die roman deur Koos Kombuis EERSTE UITGAWEraka die roman 001

Raka – die roman ontgin die vrese van die moderne Afrikaner in hierdie oorgangstyd van die oue na die nuwe, van die lokale realisme na ’n virtuele, relatiewe werklikheid.  Die ou gode het gesterf, maar daar is nog geen nuwes om hul plek te neem nie.” Koos Kombuis.

True confessions of an Albino Terrorist by Breyten Breytenbachtrue confessions albinoterrorist 001.jpg

Breyten Breytenbach recalls his seven-year ordeal in prisons in South Africa.

London, Faber and Faber 1989 ed.396p.

 

Strange days indeed by Shaun Johnson political history South Africastrange days indeed 001

A bestseller of 1993, describing the turbulent history of South Africa from insurrection to post-election in the eighties. A hard look at politics and politicians of this era.

 

Ja!  slegs die optimiste sal oorleef! deur Phil BosmansJa slegs die optimiste sal oorleef

Besielende boodskappe, kort en kragtig vir die moderne mens wat omring is van dodelike dosisse geweld, terreur, onreg, geestelike en morele las en die krag van die liefde om te oorwin. Pragtig  geillustreer.
Christelike Uitgewersmaatskappy 1991 uitgawe, 126p.

Afdraai: Kroniek deur A H Scholtz.  Kroniek van seermaak en seerkry, van vrede en veranderingafdraai 001

‘n Roman rondom oorlog en omwentelinge in die lewe van Suid-Afrikaners, , vanaf Anglo-Boereoorlog, die instelling van apartheid, en die lief en leed van mense uitgelewer aan hul gemeenskaplike lot. Kwela Boeke Uitgewers, Eerste Uitgawe 1989, 185p.

Thabo Mbeki and the battle for the soul of the ANC by William M Gumede. FIRST EDITIONthabo mebeki 001

A few descriptions of the book, which is an insightful description of what goes on behind the scenes of the ANC fight for control: “The information Gumede provides on the ANC’s metamorphosis, some of it revealed for the first time, is invaluable to a more complete understanding of key events in South Africa over the last decade”- Cape Times

 “A bold, incisive and controversial portrait that opens avenues to robust debate. A compelling read.” Sunday Independent.

 “This book wil set the proverbial cat among the pigeons ….How President Mbeki and the ANC leadership respond to this book will be a test for our new democracy.” Rapport.

 

Rivonias children by Glenn Frankel.  Three families and cost of conscience in white South Africarvonas children 001

Frankel follows the three lives of the three families including Hilda and Rusty Bernstein, Ruth Furst and her husband Joe Slovo and AnnMarie and Harold Wolpe through their struggle, detention and trials in the apartheid era. Jacana Media 1999.

Racists guide to the People of South Africa by Simon Kilpatrickracist guide 001

A humorous look at racism in South Africa. Illustrate with comical sketches.Good Dog Publishers, 2011, 151p

 

Anatomy of South Africa who holds the Power? By Richard Callandanatomy of south Africa 001.jpg

Questions include: who are the most influential men and women in South Africa? What goes on at high-level government meetings?  Who does the president listen to? How influential are spin doctors and the media?  How political are judges? Influence of big business? Is the ANC in control of the government or is the government in control of the ANC? How has the Zuma affair affected the tripartite alliance?  Who are front-runners in the race to be the next president of South Africa?

Suid-Afrika die Oplossing deur Leon Louw en Frances Kendal (Kanton-stelsel regering uiteensetting)oplossing 001

Hersiene en bygewerkte Afrikaanse uitgawe van die nr 1.-verkoper South Africa: the Solution met n voorwoorde deur Marinus Wiechers, vertaal deur Sonia Gouws.

Geskiedkundige agtergrond met ‘n sterk beklemtoning van die Kantonstelsel van regering.

 Amagi-publikasies, eerste  Afrikaanse druk, 1986, 252p.

Emerging African Leadership opportunities and challenges for peace and development

Papers presented at the colloquium hosted in Cape Town by the Desmond Tutu Leadership Academy in collaboration with the Leadership regional Network (Learn) and the Institute of Development Studies. Editorial team G Anderson et al.

Printed by Creda Communications, 2001, 206p.

Today we celebrate the working men and woman of South Africa and wish you a blessed Workers’ Day.

If you have any question or queries (books related) kindly let us know.

 

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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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Thank you for reading this and we would appreciate your feedback

 

 

 

 

Books for March – Week 4

EARTH HOUR IN CAPE TOWN (25 MAR)
Do your part this March and participate in the 2017 global initiative, Earth Hour in Cape Town on Saturday, 25 March 2017. This save the environment theme is a call for ordinary people to take a stand against climate change by turning off all non-essential lights between 8:30pm and 9:30pm. The grassroots movement was started by World Wildlife Fund in 2007 in Australia, where 2.2 million residents in Sydney turned off their lights for an hour. To date, more than 7000 cities and towns worldwide have taken part in this worthy cause. SO ENCOURAGE YOUR NEIGHBORS TO DO THE SAME.

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 Human Rights Day in South Africa on March 21 every year as a celebration of democracy and remembering the events and sacrifices for those who helped achieve it. The country’s struggle for justice and equality does not however mean that freedom of speech must be sacrificed. More terrifying is the influence of social media who can say what they want, crucify the concept of freedom of speech and use it stripped of context. Even worse, blacken reputations with personal attacks of a person.

This brings me to the new swear word starting with a C – “Colonialism.” And the storm in a teacup that resulted from two tweets.

According to Oxford Dictionaries, “colonialism” means “the policy of acquiring full or partial political control over another country, occupying it with settlers.   Many South Africans are the descendants of slaves, migrants who was brought or fled to the Cape Colony from 1653 until 1822. Jan van Riebeeck, of the Netherlands who founded the first colony at Cape Town in 1652, was a dedicated official who found a few bushmen and Hottentots the area, and apart from his directive to start   a halfway house  for proviand  which was a method one nation controlling another for economic gain.  This made the Boer farmers so mad that they decided to trek into the unknown interior.

 But does Zille’s tweets not also have a layer of truth? Far be it for moral justifiers like Max du Preez to say she “ must go” Premier Zille posted a number of tweets in the context of her visit to Singapore; a country that was colonised, but has made great strides to develop, empower its citizens, and prosper. In two tweets, Premier Zille said that the legacy of colonialism has benefitted South Africa in several ways, AND I AGREE that colonialism, also has a good side such as economic growth, enculturation, technology, and not being an isolated society.

We as a society has forgotten the lessons about tolerance and understanding that Madiba taught us. Instead debate has deteriorated into stereotypical and personal attacks.  Of course this is the old story of the tail wagging the dog, and a way of deflecting us from more serious issues such as murder, corruption, misuse of our tax money and the shenanigans of politicians.   It is time to heal the divisions, unite in our diversity and strive for democratic values, social justice and human rights.

And remember… “The point of modern propaganda isn’t only to misinform or push an agenda. It is to exhaust your critical thinking, to annihilate truth.” – Garry Kasparov

 I have included the first four books that give and insightful look in our society…good or bad.

 Andy Warhol Bela Lugosi Dracula the Kiss poster framed rare9 kiss

 Size poster approx.70×108 cm, in black and gilt frame with glass front  83x113cm 

 Condition: excellent, belonged to a discerning art collector for years. R2500.00

Shipping: can be viewed in Cape Town prior to sale on appointment. Shipping due to size to be undertaken by buyer.

Let not my country die by Credo Mutwalet not my country die 001

Mutwa, a visionary and witchdoctor and famous author of Indaba my Children writes about racism around the world, apartheid, black on black violence and culture and religion. His message is “South africa needs salvation and not crucification and skilfully brings home the message that South Africans must embrace peace or perish.

United publishers international, 1987 second impression, 228p.  142

A Human Being Died That night a story of forgiveness by Pumla Goboda-Madikizela –Eugene de Kock encounter.a human being died that night 001

Pumla Goboda-Madikizela, a clinical psychologist who served on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Human rights Violation committee, spent forty-six hours interviewing Eugene de Kock, who was accused of crimes against humanity. Tis book about her encounter with the man named  ”Prime Evil”, is an insightful look at the psyche of Eugene de Kock but also an exploration into forgiveness, and the capacity of understanding and compassion.

Davidphilip   Publishers, 2003, First edition, 192p.  

Let my People go by albert Luthuli Autobiographylet my people go 001

Albert Luthuli, awarded the Nobel Peace Prize was a great and revered leader of the ANC and this autobiography also portrays him as a Christian which had a profound effect on his activities. His political struggles also encouraged restraint, and his love for his country transcends his loyalty to any racial group. Photo. .

Collins Publishers, London, 1962 third impression, 255p.

Tribe to Township by Dr. Peter Becker From the kraal to the citytribe to township 001

The way of life of Southern Africa’s black inhabitants in transition from traditional tribal culture to the urban white man’s social structure. Age-old attitudes and lore and cultural encounters with the white man’s life-style and the challenges. Photographs and illustrations.

Panther Books, Paperback, 1974 Ed.  256p.

Vyftig, Vurig en Fabulous Brumilda van Rensburg deur Analieze Steyn. GETEKENDE KOPIEVyftig, vurig & fabulous 001

Subtitel: inspirerende gedagtes en vertellings van ‘n dinamiese vol lewe.

Beer and Braai

 A detailed book on methods, implements, recipes and everything the dedicated braaier needs to know. Illustrated.

Dark Rider by Tatamkulu AfrikaDark Rider 001

A story of life in a struggling South Africa in poem-form.

Snailpress, 1992 first edition, 131 p.

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

Goudbaronne Mannheimsage III, deur Lerina ErasmusGoudbaronne 002

Die derde boek in die Mannheim-reeks wentel ook om twee Johannesburgse Families, die Mannheims en die Molloys en speel af in die stormagtige jare voor en tydens die uitbreek van Eerste Wêreldoor

Goeie maniere en etiket deur Emsie Schoeman
Goeie Maniere en Etiket 001

Die immergroen boek van raad vir elke denkbare situasie, van bankette tot begrafnisse, kleredrag, protokol, ens.

Human en Rousseau-Uitgewers, Tweede druk, 1981, 176p.

 

Picture Framing and Wall Display by the editors of Sunset Books and Sunset Magazine.Picture Framing and Wall Display 001

Detailed instructions and colourful decorating ideas for framing and displaying art. Including fabrics, crafts photographs.

Operation Q-018 by Gerard Ludi South African spy saga.Operation Q-018 001

The story of a deep-cover spy, Gerard Ludi, a secret service double agent who was tasked by the ANC to penetrate Moscow (Kremlin) in order to turn South africa into a Marxist state. 

Top reads for March – Week 1

Dear Reader
My sincere apologies for the long delay in following up my blog, but now I am ready to carry on. I am a retired librarian and my love for books started me on hunting for and selling second-hand books, especially Africana, Afrikaans books and English books published in South Africa. This “Hobby” has kept me extremely busy the past few years. Not only do I scour bazaars, flea markets, second-hand book shops, charity shops, etc. for specific books and am based in Cape Town, I keep on finding treasures in the most surprising places. Do you know that your local library also sell unwanted books? The best treasure trove I found was in a “Friends of the library” sale in a neighbouring town who had a box of wonderful Africana under a table, classified as “foreign books”.
The old saying in Afrikaans “elke skewe pot kry ‘n deksel” is so true: people collect books because of their love of an area (especially Karoo people), their predilection in reading genres (crime, war) or their high regard for a specific author (the late Hennie Aucamp).
Please tell me what you like/need/ want ….
Here is a selection of books I found the most interesting and which is for sale on my BOB site, http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/seller/2261314/PoggioBooks

Principles of the law of sale and lease.Kahn, Havenga, Lotz et al. 2nd edition.

law-of-sale-and-leas-001

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H Strafkamp in die berge
Oorlogroman Sub-titel: Lotgevalle van twee Duitsers in Sowjet – Rusland. Vertaal uit Duits.

strafkamp-in-die-berge

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Wording deur T C Pienaar Graaff-Reinet boere Rebellie geskiedenis.

wording

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Laat Vrugte deur C M Van der Heever Landelike roman Laat Vrugte beeld die mens se stryd teen die natuur, die drang om te leef en te oorheers, maar ook die wete dat alle aardse ding en ook alles verganklik is.

laat-vrugte

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Losing my virginity by Richard Branson autobiography firstly and secondly how Virgin became a famous brand name. Photographs.

losing-my-virginity

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Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 by F Pretorius FIRST EDITION
Outlines the course of the war, through the formal first stages to the guerrilla struggle of the ‘bitter enders’.

anglo-boereoorlog-pretorius-001

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Voetslaan in Suid-Afrika deur Helmke Hennig

Behandel onder meer: die regte toerusting, die voor- nadele van sekere toerusting, volledige lyste van noodsaaklike toerusting, raad om die rugsak te pak, kookgereedskap en resepte , kerninligting oor bekende roetes, kaarte, inligting oor klubs en organisasies vir die stapper, en ’n lys van aanbevole leesstof.

voetslaan-in-suid-afrika

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Incredible Tretchikoff by Boris Gorelik

Tells the story of this flamboyant artist from his humble beginnings to the spectacular highs and lows of his later career. Illustrations, biographical data and copies of some of his paintings and their backgrounds.

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Stel self jou testament op deur A Meyer et al.
‘n Praktiese handleiding wat jou deur al die stappe van ‘n boedels opstel, neem.

stel-self-jou-testamentop

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Haunted by Sian Hall ghosts spirits of South Africa.
Haunted incidents in the veld, farms, spectral hoarders, haunted public places, psychic pets, ominous lights, ghosts lost in time haunted houses and ghostly sounds are examined.

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Kaap van Slawe deur Marthinus van Bart
“Die Britse slawebedryf van 1562 tot 1910, met spesiale verwysing na die Kaap die Goeie Hoop vanaf 1680”.

kaap-van-slawe-001