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Get your claws to Bibliophilia

Join us at Bibliophilia on Friday October 20th at 5:30pm for the launch of the incredible novel Sunset Claws by Brent Meersman.

 

Sunset Launch

This must read novel follows a generation of South Africans from 1976 to the millennium as they struggle to come to terms with what the birth of a nation has both given and taken from them.

Told in three parts, the action moves from Cape Town in the turbulent 1980s to the civil war in KwaZulu-Natal in the interregnum of the early 90s and burgeoning post-apartheid Johannesburg, where an optimistic new middle class is being forged as the country enters the 21st century. But the cracks in reconciliation are already beginning to show.

Covers The story starts in 1968, when Mfundi, a township teenager, sets off to join Umkhonto we Sizwe, later to return on a deadly mission that will have unforeseen repercussions. Two brothers from a poor white family choose very different paths – Frans joins the military and is slowly sucked into the darkest corners of the apartheid security forces, while Joe dodges the draft and flees to London in the hope of becoming an artist and escaping his unwanted destiny. Zukiswa, a young black woman battling to advance herself in the shacklands, will also go into exile and return to her native land almost a stranger. Bertie is the rich white kid who rebels against his conservative parents to become a human rights lawyer, a journey that will shake his idealistic beliefs to the core. Unexpected connections between them will set them on a collision course of war, romance, love and hate.

The story sheds light on the current state of the nation, painting a vivid yet subtle portrait of the nascent “New South Africa” with all its contradictions as its characters traverse the pivotal events that shaped a generation – from the Battle of Cuito Cuanavale to the killing fields of KwaZulu-Natal; from the release of Nelson Mandela and the first democratic election to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the writing of the new Constitution and the first steps to black economic empowerment.

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Get your claws to this launch!

Sunset Claws Launch

 

Sunset Claws follows a generation of South Africans from 1976 to the millennium as they struggle to come to terms with  what the birth of a nation has both given and taken from them.

Told in three parts, the action moves from Cape Town in the turbulent 1980s to the civil war in KwaZulu-Natal in the  interregnum of the early 90s and burgeoning post-apartheid Johannesburg, where an optimistic new middle class is  being forged as the country enters the 21st century. But the cracks in reconciliation are already beginning to show.

The story sheds light on the current state of the nation, painting a vivid yet subtle portrait of the nascent “New South Africa” with all its contradictions as its characters traverse the pivotal events that shaped a generation – from the Battle of Cuito Cuanavale to the killing fields of KwaZulu-Natal; from the release of Nelson Mandela and the first democratic election to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the writing of the new Constitution and the first steps to black economic empowerment.

Sunset Claws is an epic, well-observed psychological thriller set on a vast canvas. It is a monumental novel.

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Meer as ‘n Metafoor is launching!!

Don’t miss the launch of the incredible work Meer as ‘n Metafoor written by Maryna Blomerus taking place this Saturday.

 

meer as n meatfoor

 

Moderne wetenskap bevestig vandag wat filosowe vir eeue reeds verkondig, naamlik dat die wêreld ‘daar buite’ en die beelde wat ons in ons koppe daarvan ronddra, totaal verskillende werklikhede is. Hoe hulle verskil, is die reis waarop Maryna Blomerus haar lesers in Meer as ’n Metafoor wil neem.

 

Die verstommende gevolgtrekking waartoe Meer as ’n Metafoor kom, naamlik dat die heelal ’n rekenaar-gegenereerde hologram is, word deur die teorieë en eksperimente van sommige van die grootste geeste in die wetenskap ondersteun. Die rekenaar-metafoor verskaf ’n nuttige analogie om te demonsteer hoe baie van die natuur se ‘paranormale’ eienskappe as ‘doodnormaal’ verduidelik kan word aan die hand van hierdie metafoor. Die vraag waarmee die leser egter gekonfronteer word, is of die analogie nie meer is as ’n metafoor nie, en of die heelal nie reeds die soort superintelligente, kunsmatige intelligensie is wat trans- en poshumaniste vandag glo in die nabye toekoms gebou sal word nie.

Meer as 'n MetafoorMeer as ’n Metafoor ontsluit die diepte en krag van ’n heelal wat volgens die beginsels van selfverwysing en holisme, soos uitgelê deur Jan Smuts in Holism and Evolution, in beheer is van sy eie ewolusie, en redeneer dat die mens die kollektiewe oog is waarmee hierdie heelal homself ken, waarneem en voortdurend herskep.

 

 

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The Coffee Route 2018 is brewing!

Do not miss the launch of The Coffee Route 2018 next week. Loaded with more coffee shops and incredible maps, photos and information this book is a must have for all coffee lovers!!

 

Coffee Route 2018

 

“There is a real coffee culture in and around Cape Town.

Coffee shops are where Capetonians meet up with friends, catch up on emails, read, write, contemplate the view, contemplate the carrot cake, contemplate life…”

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Florence and Watson travel abroad!!

For all those who have friends and family in the UK, this is one show you need to tell them about!!

 

Head to the BUK Posterrighton Fringe Festival and see the Florence and Watson show performed by the hilarious Rob Van Vuuren and his amazing wife Danielle Bischoff.

 

For those missing home, this is the ultimate show-the journey of a tiny mouse (Petal) who is alone and misunderstood. She works hard to fit in and impress others, but in the end she becomes a hero by simply being herself.

 

The book will be available to buy, why not get Rob and Danielle to sign it for you after the show!

 

Rob van Vuuren

 

 

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Constantia Village is the place to be on April 29th !!

If you are looking for something fun to do with your little ones this upcoming long weekend, why not head to Exclusive Books in Constantia Village for a fun filled morning!

 

Rob van Vuuren

 

The one and only Rob Van Vuuren and the team (Danielle Bischoff, Lauren Fowler and Siv Ngesi) will be entertaining the children by reading Florence and Watson and the Sugarbush Mouse, while using puppets and an assortment of props.

 

Florence and Watson

You can also buy your copy of the book which the entire team will be happy to sign for you.

 

VENUE: Exclusive Books Constantia Village

DATE: Saturday, 29 April 2017

TIME: 10:00 for 10:30

RSVP:  constantia@exclusivebooks.co.za

 

Florence and Watson