Bourgeois Spiritualiteit onder die soeklig van die profeet Amos
Skrywer: Izak C. Potgieter
Die oorgrote meerderheid van die lesers van hierdie boek sal hulself waarskynlik, soos hierdie skrywer, beskou as middelklas (bourgeois) mense. Wat beteken spiritualiteit vir ons? Handhaaf ons deur God se genade ‘n veel gemakliker lewe as miljoene armes in ons eie land en oor die wêreld heen? Indien wel, wat sê dit oor die God wat ons bely en die soort spiritualiteit wat ons beoefen? Wat sou Amos se opinie oor ons soort spiritualiteit wees?
ONOMASTICS BY Bertie Neethling
Onomastics entails the study of names and naming systems. The discipline is derived from the Greek word onoma meaning ‘name’. In most languages of the world names are written with a capital letter. All of these form part of onomastics. The categories are manifold and some of the most important ones are following: anthroponymy, i.e the names of people. This may include first names, surnames, nick- or bynames, as well as ethnic names. They are all strongly linked to identity. The next prominent one is toponymy, i.e place names. All places whether streets, towns and landmarks carry names. Names in the economy, i.e brand names that include sponsors, as well as business names, also form a strong category. Then there are names in literature, i.e. literary onomastics, as well as shipping names and wild animal names. Onomastics is an impressive multidisciplinary field of study as this book outlines.
CATS FOR REAL by Charmaine Ann Gaynor
Four beautiful cats tell their story, as only they can.
Crystal is a kitten bought from a pet shop by a young girl as a gift for her mother. She is a feisty little cat that experiences her new world with these two special people. Her loves and heartaches are profound.
Baloo is also bought from a pet shop, but this time it is the mother who buys the cat. She is a very tiny kitten and is insecure. She struggles to befriend Crystal. Most people never see her, as Baloo is always hiding away.
Rescue also comes from a pet shop, and is three months old. It doesn’t take him long yo befriend Bella the dog. He is very vocal and likes to meow a lot. He has a wonderful nature and loves everyone.
The fourth cat is Starshine, a naughty feral kitten that finds a home. She is extremely mischievous and looks for trouble with everyone except the guys in the family.
All cats have personalities, just like people. This charming book is a real story that will appeal to cat lovers of all ages.
Author: Hannes Deetlefs
Dear Reader, this is a book to enjoy, to remind, and to ponder in reflection thereof.
The story of the people from South West Africa and partly from South Africa from yonder years is portrayed as accurately as possible. The facts and choice of themes and events are based specifically on the accurate details found in the diaries and abundance of letters and photos, of Hermann Deetlefs and Elisabeth Deetlefs-Reimer. Painstaking effort was put into recording the facts of events and emotions, concerns and confusion which reigned during that difficult era to depict them exactly as they happened. Today it is easy to confirm or verify the mentioned facts by using the internet facilities. Of course there are always multiple versions of the same historical realities: The scientific approach, neutral, and then also politically enhanced versions. As far as it was possible, the neutral approach was selected, also pointing out when the neutral version did not suit any of the parties involved. A lot of the mentioned issues are no longer acceptable in the norms of today, but that is exactly the contrast we aim to accentuate. The ‘mini’ as an example, and so much more the ‘bikini’ was big news in those days, whereas today they hardly validate a mentioning. It is furthermore a fact that not all implications of the day can be projected as the Gospel truth. A lot of it is thus based on hearsay and speculation passed down through generations. Often it was merely conversations in the presence of the son and own diary notes where information was collected from.
Persons mentioned by their first names and surnames, or where their surnames are indicated with a capital letter, are politically correctly depicted as far as was possible. Persons just mentioned by their first names are people who did exist or a combination of actual persons represented by that person. This is also true with reference to the autobiographies of Hermann and Elisabeth Deetlefs self. Only the unimportant events in their lives were excluded. The well documented parts of their history are already story-like, but yet true from beginning to end.
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