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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.

    Melinda Ferguson Books Chat: Nation on the Couch by Wahbie Long with Dr. Mark Solms

    Melinda Ferguson Books Chat: Nation on the Couch by Wahbie Long with Dr. Mark Solms

    Are we going to be okay? In this episode of Melinda Ferguson Books Chat the author of Nation on the Couch: Inside South Africa's Mind, Prof Wahbie Long, chats to Dr Mark Solms, South African psychoanalyst and neuropsychologist.

    Provocative, insightful and brilliantly written by Professor Wahbie Long, Nation on the Couch explores life in our beloved country through the lens of psychoanalysis. By focusing on the idea of a ‘political unconscious’, it argues that there is much to be learnt from excavating the inner life of South Africans, which can illuminate the external problems that beset us from all sides. It will challenge readers to rethink the way we see ourselves, why we do what we do and why we are who we are.

    You can order Nation on the Couch from leading bookstores nationwide or online stores. Also available as an e-book on all the usual platforms.

    Music: “Uh Hmmm...” by Sahy Uhns (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Sahy_Uhns/Bonus_Beat_Blast_2011/64_sahy_uhns-uh_hmmm)

    • 54 min
    Human & Rousseau-boekgesprek: Nèlleke de Jager gesels met Jaco Fouché oor Simoelégri

    Human & Rousseau-boekgesprek: Nèlleke de Jager gesels met Jaco Fouché oor Simoelégri

    In hierdie episode gesels Nèlleke de Jager, uitgewer by Human & Rousseau, met Jaco Fouché oor sy jongste roman, Simoelégri ─ die wenner van die Groot Afrikaanse Romanwedstryd 2021. Die gesprek is oorspronklik op Netwerk24 uitgesaai.

    Oor hierdie boek:
    Lady Die het huisvesting gevind in die ruïne van ’n kerk, in ‘n stadsbuurt genaamd Simoelégri. Baie vlugtelinge het hier opgeëindig, ná eers die virus en toe nog rampe tot sosiale onrus gelei het. In ander dele van die land is daar nog ’n mate van orde, maar nie in Simoelégri nie. In Simoelégri is jou beste vriend die straat se dwelmhandelaar, en jou enigste bron van hitte 'n konkavuur. Oral loop die gerugte van groter onrus en geweld.
    Aangrypend. 'n Hoogpunt in Fouché se oeuvre.

    Bestel Simoelégri deur Jaco Fouché by goeie boek- en aanlynwinkels. Ook as e-boek beskikbaar.

    Musiek: "Canyon" deur A.A. Aalto (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/A_A_Aalto/20190209155827787/Canyon)

    • 41 min
    Kwela Book Chat: Touch with Kim Windvogel, Tiffany Kagure Mugo, Nakhane, Roché Kester & Efemia Chela

    Kwela Book Chat: Touch with Kim Windvogel, Tiffany Kagure Mugo, Nakhane, Roché Kester & Efemia Chela

    Join Kim Windvogel and Tiffany Kagure Mugo with panelists Nakhane and Roché Kester for a discussion about Touch: Sex, sexuality and sensuality moderated by Efemia Chela.

    More about Touch:
    What comes to mind when you think about sex?
    Touch explores sex as a vast, yet intertwined experience with oneself and between people. It draws on the experiences of sex from people across genders, sexualities – even borders. It delves into the ways in which sex features in our lives.
    Sex can be fun, tricky, and heart-breaking, and this book covers all this and much more. Compiled by Tiffany Kagure Mugo and Kim Windvogel, the pieces are real, expressive, cathartic and dare we say it, sexy.
    Order from leading bookstores and online stores. Also available as an e-book.

    Music: “Rainy Nights” by KieLoKaz (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/KieLoKaz/Walker_Traffic/Rainy_Nights_KieLoKaz_ID_159)

    • 58 min
    Kwela Book Chat: You Have Struck a Rock by Gugulethu Mhlungu with Danielle Bowler

    Kwela Book Chat: You Have Struck a Rock by Gugulethu Mhlungu with Danielle Bowler

    In this episode of Kwela Book Chats the author of You Have Struck a Rock: Women fighting for their power in South Africa, Gugulethu Mhlungu, chats to feminist writer and editor Danielle Bowler. Drawing on the experiences of women ranging from political activists to domestic workers, sex workers and students, commentator and writer Gugulethu Mhlungu examines how history has shaped the conditions women face today. She also considers the impact of pass laws, land dispossession, racial discrimination and gender-based violence. She concludes that there is still plenty of work to be done in making real the South Africa imagined by the Constitution.

    You can order You Have Struck a Rock by Gugulethu Mhlungu from leading bookstores nationwide or online stores. Also available as an e-book on all the usual platforms.
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    Music: “Extraordinary Spirits” by Ketsa (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ketsa/metaphysics/extraordinary-spirits)

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Weerlose meganika: Elna van der Merwe gesels met Anton Roodt

    Weerlose meganika: Elna van der Merwe gesels met Anton Roodt

    Anton Roodt, Bloemfonteinse argitek en die skrywer van Weerlose meganika, gesels met Huisgenoot-boekeredakteur Elna van der Merwe. Luister hier na hul gesprek op ons podsending.

    Oor die roman: Onlangs is ’n merkwaardige vonds gemaak: ’n koperplaatfoto wat by die Slag van Bloedrivier geneem is . . . dit wys drie engele teen die oggendmis! Die neerdaal van die engele word die hoogtepunt van die jaarlikse gedenkopvoering in Welkom. Maar vanjaar, tydens die kleedrepetisie, word die hoofengel vermoor . . . en die koperplaatfoto het verdwyn!

    Oor die skrywer: Anton Roodt het 'n MA in Kreatiewe Skryfkunde aan die Universiteit van die Vrystaat behaal. Hy praktiseer sedert 1982 as 'n professionele argitek en beplanner en het al verskeie toekennings vir sy firma se werk ontvang. Hy is ook 'n visuele kunstenaar en 'n lid van die Free State Art Collective. Hy en sy vrou, Zarine, woon in Bloemfontein.

    Musiek: "Signs" deur Divide by Nine - iMovie Royalty Free Music

    • 50 min
    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

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