SPREEKWOORDE & WYSHEDE deur Bertus Schutte
Dit blyk in die mark dat daar n magdom soortgelyke spreekwoorde, wyshede en ander “dagstukkies” in boekvorm beskikbaar is, maar dan slegs in n enkele taal, nie as vertalings nie. Daarom hierdie poging to n vertaalde werk.
Geb 1954, van boerseun na telekom tegnikus, na boer, na sakeman, na allesverloren, na staalkonstruksie werker, na nood leer bid outoppie aspirant skrywer in 2016/2017.
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.
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.
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.