SCARS by MALEEHA BISMILLA

“Be your own character, because this is my story as much as it is your own.”
Nothing is more exciting than reaching your senior year, but for Scarlett Moore it is everything but. Grappling with her mother’s death a few years earlier, she faces her monstrous stepmother, careless father and unhelpful brother with no coping mechanism.
Enter Dominic Kain. A new student in her English class whose mystery matches secrets worth dying for. Living with his best friend Kristopher, Dominics family and past remain ambiguous, leaving Scarlett wanting to know more.
Drawn to Dominics secrets, Scarlett creates a sanctuary in their home, but at what cost?

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ABOUT THESE FARM CATS by Charmaine Ann Gaynor

Set in the 1950s, farmer Josh adopts two kittens left motherless. This is unheard of on his farm, as the folk there know that the boss prefers dogs. He appoints his housemaid to care for the kittens and become their mommy. She reacts badly because she is only fifteen and is scared of the little bundles of fur. But she overcomes her fear and takes good care of them, despite the fact that they can be very naughty.

 
Life on Josh’s farm is interesting, as something new happens every day. The kittens grow into young cats, exploring the farm and getting to meet new animals. They also finally make friends with their “poor relations,” the barn cats.
Farmer Josh is a wise man and has many stories to tell his grandchildren who come to visit him from the city. The children learn about farm life, and when they leave with their mother, they have a greater understanding of the differences between life on the farm and life in the city.

 
In the end, Josh comes to believe that he is finally ready to meet a new woman,one who can be his friend and perhaps ….. his new wife.

 

This is the second book by Charmaine Ann Gaynor of Johannesburg, South Africa. She was inspired by her grandfather’s farm and her great love for her family and animals, specifically cats. “A large part of my childhood is in this story.

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BYWONER deur At Kruger

Hoekom Bywoner as die Meyers stinkryk is? Waarom boer hulle op ʼn koopplaas ver van hulle erfgrond? Skud u leesvere reg vir ʼn storie, geskilder met nostalgie oor plaaslewe, hede en verlede. Vreugde, teleurstelling en angs.

Versmelt met die lewens van ʼn rotsvaste boer, Wyn Meyer en sy eggenote, Alexis: briljant en mooi; die spil waarom die storie draai. Word grootmens saam met hulle vier kinders: Tobias, Blanche, Aldo en Vicky. Altyd Vicky.

Steek u kop in ʼn miernes karakters; sienlik en onsienlik. Japan en Bharat Naran. Twicey en Blinde Dries, en vele meer. Ook moordend jaloerse troeteldiere, mensvreter krokodille, lastige bobbejane en rondloper seekoeie. Husse met lang ore, tokkelossies, trolle, voorvaders en engele.

 

At Kruger is op die eerste dag van Februarie 1953 in Springs gebore. Hy het tussen die koekepanne en mynhope halfwas geraak, verkas na die Noorde – Dendron – en daar verder grootgeword. Hy het aan die Hoër Landbouskool Kuschke matriek geskryf en hom aan die Universiteit Pretoria bekwaam as landbouwetenskaplike. Sy vrou, Annelize, destyds ʼn nooi Swanepoel, het hy op die dansvloer by ʼn Mopanie Manskoshuis bokjol ontmoet. Van die trouery het twee kinders gekom, heelwat later het daar ʼn skoonseun en -dogter bygekom, asook vier kleinkinders. Augustus 1980 ʼn lappie aarde Noord-Oos van Pretoria gekoop. Weeksdae gewerk, Saterdae geboer en Sondae gerus. At hou van kos op die tafel uit eie hande, stroomaf in sy kano, dans, lees en skryf.

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PADLANGS deur Swerwer

“SWERWER” belee ʼn prominente posisie in die Suid-Afrikaanse samelewing en verkies dus dat die publikasie onder die skuilnaam “Swerwer” uitgegee word.

Die skrywer het vir baie jare, as gevolg van sy werk, ʼn swerwersbestaan gevoer en in die alledaagse handel en wandel met baie mense in aanraking gekom. Daar het baie situasies en voorvalle oor sy pad gekom wat hy graag met lesers wil deel en wel by wyse van hierdie kortverhale. Baie van die verhale kom uit eie ondervinding waarin ‘n gesonde verstand en ʼn vrugbare verbeelding ook ʼn baie groot rol speel.

Waar verhale ware situasies en gebeure beskryf, is die name van persone en plekke dan ook uiteraard fiktief en op geen wyse het enige naam wat gebruik word hoegenaamd enige verwysing na, of toepasssing op enige ander persoon of plek wat toevallig dieselfde naam mag dra nie, aangesien dit bloot toevallige gebruik van ʼn bestaande naam sal wees.

Die hoofkarakter is ʼn persoon met die naam “STOFFEL” en die verhale word soms in eerste persoon en soms in derde persoon vertel, om geen ander rede as om bietjie afwisseling te verskaf nie. Die skrywer poog om verhale beskrywend, tog nie vulgêr of aanstootlik aan sy lesers oor te dra nie. Elke verhaal bevat dan ook ʼn agtergrond storie, sodat die leser hom- of haarself in die toneel kan plaas en dan saamleef in die verhaal. Dit is nie net ʼn klakkelose beskrywing van die “daad” nie.

“SWERWER” deel in hierdie publikasie ʼn aantal kortverhale waarmee hy graag ʼn groot aantal lesers wil bereik wat aanklank gevind het by gewilde erotiese publikasies soos “BLOOTS”, “SKARLAKEN KOORS” en “FIFTY SHADES OF GREY”. As gevolg van die groot belangstelling en navrae wat die skrywer op sosiale forums soos Facebook, Twitter en ander gevolg het, blyk dit asof daar wel tog ʼn plek vir hierdie tipe “stout” verhale bestaan, wat die leser aan die dink sit en party mense se saai lewens ʼn hupstoot in die regte rigting kan gee!

Die skrywer het jare gelede vir die eerste keer met hygromanse en/of erotiese verhale te doen gekry, toe hy sy oë op tydskrifte soos ‘PLAYBOY’, ‘PENTHOUSE’ of selfs ‘LOSLYF’ kon slaan. Tog was dit nie die naakte fotos wat sy andag getrek het nie, maar wel die erotiese verhale wat daarin verskyn het. Deur die jare het die skrywer self sy hand aan ʼn paar verhale gewaag, maar nooit daaraan gedink om dit te publiseer nie.

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SPIRALLING deur Daleen Coetzee

These whispers, feelings, longings, hopes, love given to you in the following was/is a long process of growth. Becoming aware of the amazing creations that are on this planet with us is a precious journey. Nature, according to humans, has come into its own, with science confirming what man has long ago sensed. These are condensed thoughts, facts, of a personal view on nature, especially trees. The drawings are in pencil and are trees that called and asked to be drawn, because they had a message for man.
Magdalena Janson was born in Northern Rhodesia, now Zambia, and grew up among the mammoth trees and nature of the equator. Lives in Pretoria now, doing things that there was no time for earlier. She wrote this book under the soul name of Sunrada and thanks all and everyone whose books or papers she perused and apologizes sincerely if maybe she used their thoughts.

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SPATSELS UIT MY LEWE deur Paula Paxton

Elke tree in my lewe, het eers begin met die wete dat ek alleen die pad moes baan, maar met verloop van tyd besef ek dat elke hartseer en blydskap op my lewenspad gedeel is met my Skepper en Heer. Hy het my opgetel en groot wysheid geleer. So is elke gedig in hierdie bundel, n spatsel uit my lewe. My hart en my siel is verweef in elke woord.
Paula Paxton (nee Mitchell) gebore 18 Maart 1974 in Krugersdorp in die Wes Rand. Ek word groot in Rand­fontein, ‘n myndorpie net duskant Krugersdorp. In my volwasse lewe verhuis ek na die mooie Natal met my eerste man, maar na n hartseer egskeiding vestig ek weer my wortels in Randfontein. Ek het twee pragtige, uitdagende kinders, Herman en Marli Fourie wat my lewe versier. Tans weer getroud met Karel Nico­laas Paxton en my lewe is een fees. Van tienerdae af verdraai ek my hartseer en vreugde in gedigte. Ek put genot daaruit om die lirieke van my hart op papier neer te pen.

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DIE FANTASIE STORIEDEN deur Sonja Fourie

Ontdek die avonture van die kleurvolle, vrolike karakters soos:

Donsie die wollerige perdjie, hy wil baie graag die misterieuse seelewe verken, maar sy moed begewe hom. Sy nuwe vriendskap met Daantjie die dolfyn, help hom om sy vrees te oorwin en ‘n nuwe wêreld word ontdek. Op hierdie manier leer die karaktertjies ook die les van wie nie waag nie, wen nie.

Hierdie verbeeldingryke stories sal u kleuter help om hul eie kreatiwiteit op ‘n prettige manier te ontwikkel.

 

 

 

Sonja Fourie is ‘n mamma met ‘n missie om kleuters se sosiale, denkbeeldige wêreld te verryk.

Sy het haar naskoolse studies voltooi aan die Potchefstroomse College einde 1996 en is ‘n gewone vrou met ‘n passie vir kinders. Sonja geniet haar agt-tot-vyf werk  en laat haar oor aan die pen in haar vrye tyd. Sy het die leuse: “Moenie jou talente begrawe nie”,  aangeneem en spoor jongelinge aan om geleenthede te gebruik om hul drome te verwesenlik.

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IN DIE AANSLAG OP DIE KLEUR VAN ONS VELLE VAL ONS BLOED OP DIE GROND deur Frans Calitz

Bones tree vorentoe en in vlot Afrikaans: “As jy skree, gooi ons jou fokken tong vir die honde,draai jou gat, the liberation has begun .”Tjaka voel die pankop se hande oor sy rug, die klam sweterige warm vleis teen sy agterstewe en wag vir die pyn waarvan die gevangenes in Pollsmoor hom vertel het, Hy wil skree, maar blaas soos een van die geelslange tussen die riete van die Doringrivier. “Now be a good boy,” hoor Tjaka die pankop se stem en voel die warm pis teen sy bene af .

Die pankop se asem is hortend in Tjaka se ore, die vingergrepe krampagtig om sy skouerknoppe. Tjaka beur orent, maar Bones hou en daar is niks wat hy kan doen nie.

Vir ‘n oomblik wonder hy of hy dalk droom, maar die pyn in sy lyf en die gille uit die pankop se keel laat nie ruimte vir illusies nie .

Gedurende die nag reen dit swaar, druppels ploffend op die dak, elke geluid dof en doods inTjakaseore .Hy trek sy knieë teen sy lyf op en die kombers oor sy kop .Uitgelewer aan die genade van ‘n primitiewe kontinent hy daar, soos ‘n fetus sonder baarmoeder, die naderende dood onafwendbaar. Sluiers van donkerheid dans voor sy oë. Sy lyf pyn en hy voel die bloed aan sy onderlyf. Iewers baie naby klink gille op, pynlike krete van ‘n vrou in nood . Die vrou gil weer. ‘n Paar mans skaterlag .Tjaka dink aan Lucy en voel sy maag saamtrek. Sy gesigspiere span onwillekeurig en die spiere in sy rug spring asof dit losruk waar dit aan sy ruggraat vas is. Pynlik intens ervaar hy sy dilemma en weet nie hoe om dit te hanteer nie. Soos ‘n kleuter wat ‘n ouer verloor en nie die rasionaal verstaan nie. Sy gedagtes loop vêr. Die verlede se lief en leed draai in sy kop, geluide en gesigte van weleer; die Maskam se loodregte kranse, ‘n hand vol gruis uit die Hantam, die soet hitte van die Doringrivier, die roep van die kokkewiet, oompie Drippie drink en naai sy vrou vir almal om te hoor.

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UIT OUPA JAN SE STORIESAK deur Jannie Theart

Skrywer:  Jannie Theart

Kom luister na oupa Jan se vele avontuurstories. Van stadsapies wat hulle pad huistoe vind, tot waar Buksie sy lisensie kry. Betree ʼn wêreld vol opwinding, wat kom uit oupa Jan se storie sak. Spesiaal geskryf vir kleuters.

 

MET CD (Luister na uittreksel)

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RITME VAN DIE MAAN deur Bertie Cloete

Skrywer:  Bertie Cloete

Die digter neem ons op ‘n tog van die onheil van die donker (Bang), al met sy wegkruip bos langs (My bos), na byeenkomste in die skoolsaal (Saalbyeenkoms), dood op die veldslag (Die engel se laaste soen), die dood van sy Pa (‘n Plaas Psalm en Groete van Dessie), die koud van korporatief (Korporatief) en die liefde vir sy kinders (Die eerste reëns en Padlangs). Elkeen op sy eie tyd. Op die ritme van die maan.

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TANJA deur Francois Stemmet (e-boek weergawe)

Skrywer: Francois Stemmet

AFLAAIBARE E-BOEK

Liefdesdriehoeke. Familietwis. Desperaatheid.

Tanja Naude het nooit gedink dat sy en Graham Bradley verlief sou raak nie, maar wat sy nog minder verwag het, is dat haar ma, Celia Naude wat so gesteld is op sosiale status, hierdie gesiene dokter sou afkeur as aanstaande skoonseun.
Wat Tanja egter nie weet nie, is dat Celia Naude ’n donker geheim saam met haardra, en sy sal alles in haar vermoë doen omTanja se toekoms met Graham Bradley in die wiele te ry.

De Waal, Tanja se broer, is verlief op Sonja, maar sy het net oëvir Graham en salenigietsdoenomhaarkloue in hom in teslaan; selfstekonkel met MevrouNaude …
Tanja soek toe vlug op al die verkeerdeplekke, en depressie sak oor haar soos ’n donkerwolk. Sal sy daaruit kan ontsnap, of gaan haar moeder se gekoesterde wrok haar dogter se lewe ook verwoes?

 

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DISAPPEARED – by Malise van Sittert

Author:  Malise van Sittert

Crystal White, one of the most popular kids in school, soon learns that life can take some unexpected turns.  Stolen from her life with many questions unanswered, She must now face an entire new world unknown to most.  Above all, she needs to adapt to living with five guys…five criminals.  That’s not so bad is it?  Well when you start getting involved in their problems then it certainly is.  Can she escape?  Actually, the question is does she want to?  Can love really overcome all things?  So many questions, so few answers.

 

Malise van Sittert, an inspiring young writer!  She already started writing this book at the age of 14.  As her Afrikaans HL teacher (Gr. 9), I’ve enjoyed her essays a lot, she proved to be a writer in her own right.  Her imagination, experiences and devotion to writing proved that her writing skills only improved by the day.  I am honoured to have been part of her life.  With her mother, Dorette van Sittert’s inspiration, I believe Malise will soon be one of the best young writers in South Africa.  Now at the age of 15, she has made me a proud teacher and I am so proud to have been part of her inspiration.  Malise, I know you will be one of the best writers South Africa has ever produced.

-Ms. Louisa Pretorius

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LOVE GRACIE by Joan Freedman

Author:  Joan Freedman

Gracie was taught by her parents to be considerate of others and, above all, to be broad minded. She feels a very personal relationship with God through which she communicates her thoughts, feelings etc. She considers the feelings and opinions of others to be as valid as her own even if they differ from hers.

Joan Freedman was born and raised in rural South Africa and is currently living in Oudtshoorn, the town of her birth. She has a family, which includes writers and artists, and has traveled quite extensively throughout the world.

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NOSTALGIESE STORIES UIT NAMAKWALAND deur Willem Agenbag

Skrywer: Willem Agenbag

Willem Agenbag, die skrywer, is gebore op sy plaas Kameelboom in die hartjie van Namakwaland.  Hy het sy skoolloopbaan voltooi in die skilderagtige dorpie Kamieskroon, waarna hy sy tersiêre studies buitemuurs gedoen het.  Hy het na sy loopbaan as Hospitaalbestuurder, afgetree in Durbanville.

Willem het reeds twee boeke getiteld, “Kort stories uit Namakwaland” en `n roman “Ek roep na jou oor die see,” uitgegee.  Hy skryf oor die wel en wee van sy hartland, maar meer oor die humoristiese en nostalgiese stories van weleer van die wonderlike mense in daardie geweste.

In hierdie opvolgboek van hom, “Nostalgiese stories uit Namakwaland,” vertel hy met nog meer entoesiasme van die stories uit die wêreld wat hy so hartstogtelik liefhet.

Willem skryf tans aan sy vierde boek, nog `n roman, “Die seewind fluister ons liefde.”  Dit behoort vroeg in 2017 klaar te wees.

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THE LIFE AND TIMES OF LITTLE P by Andre Jacobs

Author: Andrè Jacobs

Peggy Barnes was born under the sodden clouds and coal-smog of the English Black Country, during the depression.  Her penniless family immigrated to Cape Town, when she was nine.

She blossomed into a beauty, rambling in the sun-drenched and heather-scented Cape Mountains.  She married a war hero, and learned to love his rustic Afrikaans family.  For half a century she was in the turmoil of parliamentary opposition to the apartheid government, but she always preferred pets to politicians.

Her dogs were of uninhibited and intractable character; dramas in their own right, but at the heart of her emotions.  Her last was the murderous Molly, her shadow during her last years, who after her death, never ceased to seek her in very toilet.

She taught herself to read at four (Mom, not Molly) and remained well-informed and outspoken until the end.  As a White liberal, she represented a species of humanity which is now extinct in South
Africa, so her inimitable personality encapsulated a unique era.

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Eight drops of blood

Author:  Charmaine Ann Gaynor

There is a sinister atmosphere that surrounds the farm that has belonged to the Shultz family for eight generations.  There is a secret in this house that has caused death, pain and sorrow.  Erin Schultz is the youngest surviving descendant of Joseph Shultz and she is about to find out some very alarming facts about the history of her family.  Not only will she finally learn about the truth of her mother’s death from her father, she will also learn the reason why she should not, must not, have children.

At a very young age, Erin’s Aunt Catherine took her under her wing and with the help of her gypsy friend Rosemary and her grandmother; a beautiful silver-star pendant with an emerald in the centre was created and placed around her neck.  She was three years old at the time.  This magic pendant would protect her when she turned five, because this is the age the beast would start visiting her at night.  With his terrifying appearance he would torment her and eventually kill her unless the warrior cat finds her in time.

But Catherine knows that more must be done so that Erin can marry the man she loves and have children.  Catherine has in her possession the journal of Joseph Schultz where he talks about the curse on his family and how it all started.  She is determined to find a way to destroy the curse and save Erin from pain and misery.  Catherine goes on a mission with Rosemary to find answers to some questions that have been bothering her for a long time about her family’s history.  Will Catherine be able to set Erin free form the curse?  Will the family finally find peace?

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Die Baas van Tweespruit

Skrywer: Henry Liversage

Dewald Schute moes van jongs af veg teen sy omstandighede.  Eers as weeskind in `n weeshuis en daarna in die weermag en later as huursoldaat in Afrika.  Sy opstandige geaardheid het hom telkemale in die moeilikheid laat beland met dikwels nadelige gevolge vir homself en ander na aan hom.

Na `n skermutseling met terroriste waartydens hy erg gewond word, keer hy na sy geboorteland terug en koop met sy boesemvriend se hulp, `n verwaarloosde plasie.  Hier speel die een krisis na die ander hom af.  Eers sy konfrontasie met die aanvallige Melanie Meiring, wat wingerdstokkies aan hom probeer verkoop.  Dan ontdek hy `n erg vernielde, byne dood, kleurlingseun in `n koma in die vorige bywonershuisie.  Hy vergryp hom kort-kort aan drank as gevolg van die pyn in sy been en is onbeskof teenoor sy vriende en Melanie, vir wie hy eintlik soos die pes vermy as gevolg van `n vorige liefdesteleurstelling, wat juis veroorsaak het dat hy Afrika binne gevlug het en nou `n renons het in al wat vroumens is.

Sy dokter raai hom aan om dringend `n operasie te ondergaan om sy been te red.  Hy stel dit egter telkens uit en Melanie kan nie begryp hoekom hy so hardkoppig is nie.  Dan draai `n byne noodlottige ongeluk Dewald se hele lewe om, waartydens hy besef dat hy, noudat hy sy ware gevoelens ontdek het, dalk nooit Melanie se hart sal wen nie.

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The Magic Bell

Author: Retief Potgieter

Ted is a lonely boy, who wishes he had friends and his mom never married his Stepfather. Then he meets a new friend and together they go off on a journey of a lifetime. Following clue after clue they try to find the missing Magical Bell, that has been illusive for centuries. Go with Ted and experience his many adventures and narrow escapes.

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Grandpa Santa

Author: Retief Potgieter

Benny is a boy like any other. There is just one thing weird. His Grandpa is Santa Clause and he has been invited to spend the December Holidays with him in the North Pole. Ride on a sleigh, seeing the Toys Factory, meeting the Elves and Rudolph the Reindeer is one of the many memories created. But then Benny and his new friends investigate the sinister sabotaging of Santa Clause and everything he holds dear. It is a book full of action and drama.

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Snowbird

Skrywer:  Theodoor George Kieser

Their land was invaded by foreigners from far-away places. With them they brought death and destruction. Their peace was disrupted and in their quest for gold and new land, they started to murder the inhabitants that used to roam free. After long battles and miserable slavery forced upon them, the inhabitants of the land, of which the Ongo tribe were part of, decided that enough was enough, they have to take a stand, or die. The leaders of the different tribes came together, and long meetings with the leaders of the foreigners ensued, but the outcome was not satisfactory, therefor the decision was made to leave their old hunting grounds.

Hawk and Sunshine, Patriarch and Matriarch of the Ongo tribe decided to move away with their tribe from their territorial land to seek a better living place, away from the strange people with their strange and cruel ways. After months of suffering on their long journey, and the loss of many beloved ones, who earmarked their road of suffering with the pyre’s of death, they found what they were looking for; peace and freedom.

Then the god of love looked down upon them and a baby girl was born-Snowbird. But although they found joy and peace in their new land, and joy with the birth of their one and only daughter, grief and sorrow were not far off, and the road to overcome that grief and sorrow was full of rocks, mud, and sometimes obstructions that seemed impossible to overcome. But with determination, and the will to survive, they took a stand against everything that spelled evil. And when their beloved granddaughter became the victim of a half-breed, all hell broke loose.

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