May 11th, 2022

Flying South

This entry was posted on 11 May 2022.

For the best guidebooks on birds in our southern skies, from the ones in your back yard to more exotic ones in places like the Kruger National Park.



Sasol Birds Southern Africa (5th ed.)

by Ian Sinclair, Phil Hockey, et al


May 10th

May 5th

Uittreksel: Tenk deur Pieter Stoffberg

This entry was posted on 05 May 2022.

1987. ’n Konvooi vegvoertuie is op pad na Angola om oorlog te maak. Vir die eerste keer is Suid-Afrikaanse tenks deel van die opmars om die Rooi Gevaar te stuit. Kommandant Leon Marais dra nie net die las as bevelvoerder nie, maar bots ook met sy direkte hoof. Dit is van die grootste veldslae met Suid-Afrikaanse tenks in Angola. Daar is soldate wat sterf en vermink word. Ander breek onder die spanning. Almal keer terug met wonde in hul gemoed. 'n Klinkende stuk van historiese fiksie.


Extract: My Journey to the Top by Saray Khumalo

This entry was posted on 05 May 2022.

Saray’s success at high altitude has helped change the narrative about who belongs on the mountains and whose stories are told. Saray’s story, which redefines common perceptions about what women are capable of doing and achieving, will inspire girls and women from all walks of life. In this fascinating memoir, she shares not only her incredible mountaineering feats, but also the lessons she learnt about life, perseverance and failing forward.



May 4th

Extract: Chisoni by JG Jesman

This entry was posted on 04 May 2022.

Following his brother’s funeral, Chisoni embarks on a flight to England, where he lives. In his pocket is a note to their father, written by his brother shortly before his death. Chisoni cannot bring himself to look at the note, let alone deliver it. His neighbour on the plane is a loquacious Irishman and, over the course of their 13-hour flight, the two form a genuine connection, sharing their thoughts and fears about life and death.

Extract: Yinka, Where is your Huzband? by Lizzie Damilola Blackburn

This entry was posted on 04 May 2022.

Riotously funny and full of heart, Yinka is the heroine we've all been waiting for... Yinka wants to find love. Her mum wants to find it for her. She also has too many aunties who frequently pray for her delivery from singledom, a preference for chicken and chips over traditional Nigerian food, and a bum she's sure is far too small as a result.


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