What the pub­lish­ers rec­om­mend

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - LIFE - KWELA/TAFEL­BERG PAN MACMIL­LAN RAN­DOM HOUSE STRUIK

au­thor’s pas­sion for grow­ing things and tak­ing food straight from the gar­den or pad­dock into the kitchen. ● My Granny’s Pantry, by Mar­garet Wasser­fall – a charm­ing mem­oir/cook­book by the for­mer ed­i­tor of SA Gar­den and Home and SA Coun­try Life. ● Braai the Beloved Coun­try, by Jean Nel – fea­tures the au­thor’s favourite braai recipes from 15 years of cook­ing, train­ing and cater­ing. ● Another Week in the Kitchen, by Karen Dud­ley – even bet­ter than the first best-sell­ing cook­ery book from the pop­u­lar owner of The Kitchen eatery in Wood­stock. ● The Long View, by JP Land­man – poses ques­tions like “Is South Africa go­ing to make it? Are we go­ing to be­come a mod­ern so­ci­ety?”, and pro­vides mea­sured,

well thought-through replies. ● The re­cently re­pub­lished Nel­son Man­dela – No Easy Walk to Free­dom, with a new in­tro­duc­tion by Wil­liam Gumede – a col­lec­tion of Man­dela’s writ­ings and speeches of­fer­ing in­dis­pens­able insight into the states­man. ● We are Go­ing to Kill Each Other To­day – The Marikana Story, by Than­dux­olo Jika, Se­ba­batso Mosamo, Leon Sadiki, Athandiwe Saba, Felix Dlangamandla, and Lu­cas Led­waba – the story be­hind the head­lines of what hap­pened on that tragic day at Marikana. ● A Na­tion in Cri­sis, by Paulus Zulu – cuts to the heart of the cur­rent cri­sis in SA to­day, makes for rel­e­vant read­ing ahead of next year’s elec­tion. ● A Pas­sion for Free­dom, by Mam­phele Ram­phele – the au­to­bi­og­ra­phy of an ex­tra­or­di­nary woman who has made her con­tri­bu­tion to SA and the world on many fronts. ● Best Kept Se­cret, by Jef­frey Archer – the third novel in Archer’s saga, The Clifton Chron­i­cles. ● Vi­cious Cir­cle, by Wil­bur Smith – his new thriller. ● Back To The Bush – Another Year in the Wild, by James Hendry – the tale of An­gus MacNaughton, his brother Hugh and the mix of odd char­ac­ters who staff and visit a lodge in Africa. ● My Sec­ond Ini­ti­a­tion, by Vusi Pikoli and Mandy Wiener – traces for­mer Na­tional Di­rec­tor of Pub­lic Prose­cu­tions Vusi Pikoli’s story as he pur­sued crim­i­nal charges against Ja­cob Zuma and con­victed for­mer po­lice com­mis­sioner Jackie Selebi. ● The Wis­dom of Jozi Shore, by An­ton Tay­lor – full of nuggets of ad­vice, knowl­edge and prior ex­pe­ri­ence for the man de­ter­mined to ne­go­ti­ate his way around the fairer sex. ● Brid­get Jones: Mad about the Boy, by He­len Field­ing – brings the reader to a new phase in the muchloved Brid­get’s life. ● Birds & Peo­ple, by Mark Cocker – ex­plores the re­la­tion­ship be­tween birds and hu­mankind with con­tri­bu­tions from bird en­thu­si­asts from all over the world. ● Al­most Sleep­ing My Way to Tim­buktu, by Sihle Khu­malo – chron­i­cles the au­thor’s trip in West Africa us­ing pub­lic trans­port. ● Also on the cook­ery front, Gather by Julie God­win and Merle’s Kitchen by Merle Par­rish.

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