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SOCCER SECRETS

Soccer is the most important thing in Zinzi’s life and she is training for the upcoming inter-club tournament. But her school marks are dropping. When her mother insists she stops training and does extra lessons with the creepy Mr Mase, she’s terrified that she’ll be dropped from the team. Her sparring partner, Luyanda, knows that Zinzi is in deep trouble. But will she share her secret with him, and can he save her in time for the soccer tournament? Click for more. . . (Recommended retail price: R75)

AKUSAYI KUPHINDA

The stories in Akusayi Kuphinda are written in language that comes straight from the daily lives of young people from urban and rural communities all over South Africa. The characters respond to the kinds of challenges faced by many South African youth. These include families where one of the parents had to work far from home; poverty; being a single parent; abuse of women and girls; bullying in schools and loss of self-esteem; arranged marriages; HIV and AIDS; as well as same sex relationships and the way they are looked at in the communities. Click for more . . .(Recommended retail price: R75)

GIRL ON THE EDGE

Face2Face Books has released the memoir of Ruth Carneson, girl on the edge. Ruth’s story offers a perspective of a child born to parents who were involved in the struggle against apartheid, and the impossibility of ever having a normal upbringing. With an artist’s eye for detail and colour, Carneson recalls her life with unflinching honesty: the Treason Trial; her struggle to conform; the Friern Barnet Asylum for the “hopelessly insane”; her experiences with LSD, protests and free love in London; art school and motherhood; communes and campaigning – all steps in a journey that finally brought her home to a South Africa on the brink of change. Click here for more… (Recommended retail price: R190)

Books can be ordered through On the Dot (direct.sales@onthedot.co.za or 021 918 8810). Booksellers can order the books through Xavier Nagel Agencies (xavier@xaviernagelagencies.co.za or 021 447 1225).
Readers can order through Loot and Kalahari

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