What the publishers recommend
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.