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NB Publishers is the largest local publishing company in South Africa with seven main imprints, including Human & Rousseau, Tafelberg, Queillerie, Kwela, Best Books, Lux Verbi and Pharos.

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NB Publishers is the largest local publishing company in South Africa with seven main imprints, including Human & Rousseau, Tafelberg, Queillerie, Kwela, Best Books, Lux Verbi and Pharos.

    Trompie & Saartjie: #70BooksToReadBeforeYouGrowUp

    Trompie & Saartjie: #70BooksToReadBeforeYouGrowUp

    Exclusive Books are celebrating 70 years and April’s Children’s Month with a must-read list for the young and young-at-heart with the #70BooksToReadBeforeYouGrowUp campaign.
    Listen to Lundi Khoisan on The Morning Shot interview publisher Michelle Cooper about the iconic Trompie and Saartjie series on Mix 93.8 FM. These heritage classics are included in the Exclusive Books campaign.

    • 7 min
    Voorlesing uit Skepsel deur Willem Anker

    Voorlesing uit Skepsel deur Willem Anker

    Luister hier na Frieda van den Heever se voorlesing uit Skepsel deur Willem Anker. Skepsel is onlangs met die 2021 UJ-prys vereer en kan by goeie boek- en aanlynwinkels bestel word.

    Meer oor die boek:
    Aan die Kaapse Weskus versorg Rebecca Maas haar sterwende pa in ’n tegnologies gevorderde slimhuis, ’n huis wat praat in ’n halfbekende stem. Op die horison, ’n olietenkskip.
    ’n Posthuman biohacker trou met die enorme skip, en maak kuns oor die wittebroodsreis.
    En in die yswildernis van Svalbard verdwyn ’n navorser se minnaar spoorloos. Hulle is daar om geheimsinnige spierwit items te ondersoek – dalk beendere, maar dan beendere wat vertak en ineensmelt soos geen bekende skepsel s’n nie.

    Musiek: “Paralytic Insomnia” deur David Hilowitz (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/David_Hilowitz/Paralytic_Insomnia/David_Hilowitz_-_Film_Cue_157_-_Paralytic_Insomnia_Horror_IV)

    • 15 min
    Marius Swart in gesprek met P.P. Fourie oor 'n Hart is so groot soos 'n vuis

    Marius Swart in gesprek met P.P. Fourie oor 'n Hart is so groot soos 'n vuis

    ’n Hart is so groot soos ’n vuis is Pieter Fourie se debuutroman. Dit is oorspronklik in Engels geskryf as The Heart Is the Size of a Fist en is meesterlik vertaal na Afrikaans deur Marius Swart, ’n dosent in vertaling en Afrikaanse taalkunde aan Stellenbosch Universiteit. Op 16 Maart het Marius en Pieter tydens ’n geselligheid by Stellenbosch Books oor die boek, die vertaling en ook die vreugde van kreatiwiteit gesels. Luister gerus saam op die podsending-platform van jou keuse.

    Musiek: John Lewis Grant - Bach Prelude & Fugue 1 (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/John_Lewis_Grant/24_Preludes__Fugues_J_S_Bach/Bach_Prelude___Fugue_1)

    • 55 min
    Onderhoud met Julian Jansen op Radio Helderberg

    Onderhoud met Julian Jansen op Radio Helderberg

    Luister na ’n onderhoud met joernalis en skrywer van Seuns sonder pa's, Julian Jansen, op Radio Helderberg.

    In Suid-Afrika ken meer as 60% van kinders nie hul pa nie. Hierdie gebrek aan ’n pa lei dikwels tot ’n gemis aan ’n gevoel van behoort. Julian Jansen, joernalis van Rapport en oud-onderwyser, ondersoek hierdie fenomeen en hoe die probleem aangespreek kan word. Hy bespreek dit vanuit ’n praktiese én geestelike perspektief en betrek onlangse navorsing en geestelike en ander gemeenskapslede. Julian verweef ook sy eie storie tussenin, en vra dan: Hoekom het hy en sy broers nie skollies geword nie?

    Bestel Seuns sonder pa's deur Julian Jansen by goeie boekwinkels regoor die land of aanlyn. Ook beskikbaar as e-boek.

    • 18 min
    Kwela Book Chat: The Fall by Jen Thorpe

    Kwela Book Chat: The Fall by Jen Thorpe

    In this episode of Kwela Book Chats the author of the riveting novel, The Fall shares details about her writing process, advice for budding writers, and other behind-the-scenes gems. In conversation with Jen Thorpe is her publisher, Carolyn Meads, who worked closely with her on the The Fall. Stick around until the end to hear the awesome book trailer!

    More about the book:
    When Thuli reveals her secret – that she can see into the near future – to journalist Helen, the latter is skeptical. But as Thuli believes she’s seen that #FeesMustFall protest leader, Hector, will be assassinated, Helen looks into the matter. What she finds is odd behaviour by the police on campus. Police sent by President Noné, who wants no trouble from pesky students while she launches her zoo of magical creatures. If what Thuli say is true, they have only seven days to change the future …

    You can order The Fall by Jen Thorpe from leading bookstores nationwide or your favourite e-tailer. Also available as an e-book.

    Music: "Intranet" by Yung Kartz (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Yung_Kartz/August_2019/Intranet_1980)

    • 40 min
    Kwela Book Chat: Mermaid Fillet by Mia Arderne

    Kwela Book Chat: Mermaid Fillet by Mia Arderne

    Mermaid Fillet by Mia Arderne was one of the hottest debut novels to hit the South African literary scene in 2020. Stevlyn Vermeulen, editor at Kwela Books, sat down with her to hear more about her journey towards being a published writer, the things that inspired the book and her writing process.

    More about Mermaid Fillet:
    In an alternative Cape Town the only person ever to be born wearing Nike Jordans, is tasked with finding a dead Tamagotchi. The device was last seen in the clutches of eight-year-old Kaylin Arendse, when she and her family were murdered in a gang-related hit. Now our Jordan-wearer must track down the device for the new head of a crime family – or face an untimely ending.
    Mermaid Fillet is an enthralling afro-surrealist novel about the fringes of Cape Town society and the people who govern that world. Dark and fantastical experiences are intricately woven into this network of wannabe gangsters and the trade of highly coveted mermaid tails for R 4 000/kg. A Cape Town you know, and you don’t know; where women are trying to redefine their space in society; where a storm rages red when female bodies are abused. This is a noir crime caper.

    “Mermaid Fillet is a must-read – it is funny, it is haunting, and it celebrates the complexity of women, especially those living in Cape Town.” – Daily Maverick

    You can find this novel wherever good books are sold. Follow @mermaidfillet on Instagram and Facebook for rich content.

    Music: "Hip Hop Music Instrumental 1" by Ketsa (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ketsa/Emotive_Music_Film_and_Radio/Hip_Hop_Instrumental_1)

    • 54 min

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