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Come and Meet Zelda la Grange for the Signing of Good morning, Mr Mandela at Exclusive Books Mimosa

Good Morning, Mr MandelaGoeiemore, Mnr. MandelaWould you like to meet the bestselling author of Good Morning, Mr Mandela and Goeiemore, Mnr. Mandela?

Make sure you visit Exclusive Books in Mimosa Mall in Bloemfontein where Zelda la Grange will sign your copy of Good morning, Mr Mandela on Saturday, 13 September 2014 at 12 PM.

La Grange has been visiting various Exclusive Books stores across South Africa for book signings this year. This event will take place between 12 and 1 PM, so don’t miss out!

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Join Marguerite Poland for the Launch of The Keeper at Adams Books in Durban

Book Launch: The Keeper by Marguerite Poland

The KeeperPenguin and Adams Books invite you to the launch of The Keeper by Marguerite Poland on Thursday, 11 September 2014.

The launch will take place at Adams Books in Durban and will start from 5:30 for 6:00 PM. Come and listen to Poland speak about her latest novel set in the south-eastern coast of South Africa in 1957.

The Keeper follows the life of lighthouse keeper Hannes Harker and his wife Aletta as they try to transcend a lonely existence and the rigid boundaries of the remote island.

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Join Mzilikazi wa Afrika, Zwelinzima Vavi and Justice Malala for the Launch of Nothing Left to Steal at Love Books

Nothing Left to Steal at Love Books

Nothing Left to StealPenguin would like to invite you to the launch of Nothing Left to Steal by Mzilikazi wa Afrika.

The event will take place at Love Books in Melville on Wednesday, 10 September, 2014.

Wa Afrika will be in conversation with Justice Malala, author of Let Them Eat Cake, about his tell-all memoir.

Nothing Left to Steal chronicles Wa Afrika’s famous arrest in 2010 when, as a Sunday Times journalist, he exposed the scandal involving police commissioner Bheki Cele and property tycoon Roux Shabangu.

The guest speaker of the evening is Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi. The launch will start at 6 for 6:30 PM.

See you there!

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  • Date: Wednesday, 10 September 2014
  • Time: 6:00 PM for 6:30 PM
  • Venue: Love Books,
    The Bamboo Lifestyle Centre,
    53 Rustenburg Road,
    Melville | Map
  • Guest Speaker: Zwelinzima Vavi
  • RSVP: kate@lovebooks.co.za, 011 726 7408

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Video: Marianne Thamm Speaks About What People Can Take Out of PJ Powers’ Story

Here I AmPJ Powers has shared this video of Marianne Thamm, the co-author of her book Here I Am, speaking about what readers can take out of the book.

Thamm says that the determination to sing Powers displayed from a very early age, coupled with her talent and charismatic presence, are an inspiration to anyone with a seemingly impossible dream.

But Powers, Thamm says, made some big mistakes too, and this book displays her fallibity. Everyone can make mistakes, but her life demonstrates that everyone can bounce back from failure.

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Come and Get Your Book Signed by Zelda la Grange at Exclusive Books Centurion

Goeiemore, Mnr. MandelaGood Morning, Mr MandelaZelda la Grange, the author of the bestselling Good Morning Mr Mandela and Goeiemôre, Mnr. Mandela, will be signing copies of her books in Centurion this weekend.

La Grange will be at Exclusive Books Centurion between 12 and 1 PM on 6 September.

Don’t miss it!

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Podcast: Zelda la Grange Chats to Ryan O’Connor about Her Book and Her Fond Memories of Madiba

Good Morning, Mr MandelaGoeiemore, Mnr. MandelaZelda la Grange, the author of Good Morning, Mr Mandela, which is also available in Afrikaans as Goeiemore, Mnr. Mandela, chatted to Ryan O’Connor on Kfm about the reception of her book and her memories of Madiba.

O’Connor says that this is a “must-buy book”. Her book has been phenomenally well received both in South Africa and overseas.

La Grange says she is somewhat surprised that people find her story so fascinating, because to her it is just her life. This book is a frank account of her personal journey. She says that she did not have tremendous skill and education when she began working as Mandela’s PA, but only dedication to her job and loyalty to Madiba.

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Penguin Random House South Africa Announces Publishing Team Restructure to Create National Publishing Unit

Penguin Random HousePenguin Random House South Africa announced a restructure to its publishing divisions which will create a truly national publishing unit with centres of excellence in both Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Marlene Fryer, currently Zebra Publisher, is appointed to the new role Penguin Publisher – Nonfiction and will publish titles under both the Penguin and the Zebra imprints and give a renewed focus on growth areas of South African politics and history, memoir, sport and business books.

Fourie Botha, currently Umuzi Publisher, will also take on a new role as Penguin Publisher – Fiction, publishing under both the award winning Penguin and Umuzi imprints.

Pippa Parker will remain the Publisher – Struik Nature and will continue to oversee Struik Travel and occasional art titles for Fernwood. Linda de Villiers, Publisher – Struik Lifestyle, will continue to publish cookery, design, craft, gardening, parenting and health and cookery titles under the Penguin imprint.

Steve Connolly, Managing Director, Penguin Random House South Africa said: “We have a really exciting opportunity to create a formidable publishing hub, by combining the highly respected imprints of Penguin, Zebra and Umuzi into a single nonfiction team and a single fiction team. This new structure will allow our imprints to continue to remain specialist publishers whilst giving Penguin Random House a significant combined presence to provide guidance and support for our authors throughout the country.”


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Nothing Left to Steal Author Mzilikazi Wa Afrika: I Cannot Protect a Source Who Lies to Me (Video)

Nothing Left to StealInvestigative journalist Mzilikazi wa Afrika spoke to Polity about his controversial tell-all memoir, Nothing Left to Steal.

An extract from Wa Afrika’s book, which was published in the Sunday Times recently, detailed how President Jacob Zuma allegedly leaked questions put to him by the National Prosecuting Authority to the newspaper, only to later publicly blame his prosecutor, Bulelani Ngcuka, for the leak.

Wa Afrika says” “This has always been my belief from day one when I became a journalist. Any person, it doesn’t matter who he is, if he comes to me with information as a source, and I find out that person was trying to mislead me, he or she loses the status of being a source. I cannot therefore protect a person who lies to me.”

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This tell-all memoir reveals the details behind Sunday Times journalist Mzilikazi wa Afrika’s exposure of the R1.7-billion lease scandal between police commissioner Bheki Cele and property tycoon Roux Shabangu, for which he was infamously arrested in 2010.

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Join Ian Fuhr at Exclusive Books Hyde Park for the Launch of Get That Feeling

Get That FeelingPenguin Books are pleased to invite you to the launch of Get That Feeling by Ian Fuhr.

Join Fuhr at Exclusive Books Hyde Park on Thursday, 4 September, at 6 for 6:30 PM, where the businessman of 30 years will share his tricks of the trade to entrepreneurial success.

Get That Feeling tells the story of how Fuhr started Sorbet, the successful chain of beauty salons.

Come and listen to the story of how Sorbet got started!

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De Wet Potgieter to Launch Black Widow White Widow at Leriba Hotel and Spa

Black Widow White WidowPenguin Books and Leriba Hotel and Spa invite you to the launch of Black Widow White Widow by De Wet Potgieter.

The launch will take place on 3 September at Hemingway’s Restaurant at Leriba Hotel and Spa from 5:30 for 6:00 PM.

Black Widow White Widow asks, “Is Al Qaeda operating in South Africa?”

Don’t miss this exciting event!

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  • Date: Wednesday, 3 September 2014
  • Time: 5:30 for 6:00 PM
  • Venue: Leriba Hotel and Spa
    Hemingway’s Restaurant
    245 End Street
    Clubview
    Centurion | Map
  • RSVP: 011 327 3550, lorienne.brown@za.penguingroup.com

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