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Magenge, We Need To Talk - Conversations With Black Men (Paperback): Melusi Tshabalala Magenge, We Need To Talk - Conversations With Black Men (Paperback)
Melusi Tshabalala
R275 R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Save R39 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Magenge, We Need to Talk is bestselling author Melusi Tshabalala's call to men to open up, talk more, listen more and change.

The book is built around a series of conversations that Melusi's been having with his male friends, his Magenge, over the years. These round tables navigate the shitshow known as "adulting", through the lens of 40­something­year­old black men, trying to make sense of their place in the world. These intimate and often humorous convos embrace black fatherhood, black love, gender relations, gender based violence, racism, traditions and religion, hosted by the intrepid Melusi and his unique take on the wonky world black men find themselves in.

“We need to talk." Is there a more terrifying opening statement to any engagement? Whether it’s a wife, a girlfriend, your banker or lawyer – usually nothing good follows that suggestion."Now, if you have both a wife and a girlfriend," says the author, "we definitely need to talk."

Becoming Men - Black Masculinities In A South African Township (Paperback): Malose Langa Becoming Men - Black Masculinities In A South African Township (Paperback)
Malose Langa
R300 R258 Discovery Miles 2 580 Save R42 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Becoming Men is the story of 32 boys from Alexandra, one of Johannesburg's largest townships, over a period of twelve seminal years in which they negotiate manhood and masculinity. Psychologist and academic Malose Langa documents in close detail what it means to be a young black man in contemporary South Africa.

The boys discuss a range of topics including the impact of absent fathers, relationships with mothers, siblings and girls, school violence, academic performance, homophobia, gangsterism, unemployment and, in one case, prison life. Deep ambivalence, self-doubt and hesitation emerge in their approach to alternative masculinities premised on non-violent, non-sexist and non-risk-taking behaviour. Many of the boys appear simultaneously to comply with and oppose the prevalent norms, thereby exposing the difficulties of negotiating the multiple voices of masculinity.

Providing a rich interpretation of how emotional processes affect black adolescent males, Langa suggests interventions and services to support and assist them, especially in reducing high-risk behaviours generally associated with hegemonic masculinity. This is essential reading for students, researchers and scholars of gender studies who wish to understand manhood and masculinity in South Africa. Psychologists, youth workers, lay counsellors and teachers who work with adolescent boys will also find it invaluable.

Renegades - Born In The USA (Hardcover): Barack Obama, Bruce Springsteen Renegades - Born In The USA (Hardcover)
Barack Obama, Bruce Springsteen
R835 R646 Discovery Miles 6 460 Save R189 (23%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Two long-time friends share an intimate and urgent conversation about life, music and their enduring love of America, with all its challenges and contradictions, in this stunningly-produced expansion of their ground-breaking Higher Ground podcast, featuring more than 350 photographs, exclusive bonus content, and never-before-seen archival material.

Renegades: Born in the USA is a candid, revealing, and entertaining dialogue between President Barack Obama and legendary musician Bruce Springsteen that explores everything from their origin stories and career-defining moments to their country's polarized politics and the growing distance between the American Dream and the American reality. Filled with full-colour photographs and rare archival material, it is a compelling and beautifully illustrated portrait of two outsiders - one Black and one white - looking for a way to connect their unconventional searches for meaning, identity, and community with the American story itself.

It includes:

  • Original introductions by President Obama and Bruce Springsteen
  • Exclusive new material from the Renegades podcast recording sessions
  • Obama's never-before-seen annotated speeches, including his "Remarks at the 50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery Marches
  • Springsteen's handwritten lyrics for songs spanning his 50-year-long career
  • Rare and exclusive photographs from the authors' personal archives
  • Historical photographs and documents that provide rich visual context for their conversation.

Obama and Springsteen discuss marriage and fatherhood, race and masculinity, the lure of the open road and the call back to home. They also compare notes on their favourite protest songs, the most inspiring American heroes of all time, and more. Along the way, they reveal their passion for - and the occasional toll of - telling a bigger, truer story about America throughout their careers, and explore how their fractured country might begin to find its way back toward unity.

Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different 2 (Hardcover): Ben Brooks Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different 2 (Hardcover)
Ben Brooks; Illustrated by Quinton Winter 1
R475 R380 Discovery Miles 3 800 Save R95 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days


Tom Daley, Oliver Sacks, the Jamaican Bobsled team, Amrou Al-Kadhi, Carlos Acosta... all dared to be different.

This is the follow-up to the much loved and hugely successful Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different, the bestselling book that changed countless boys' lives around the world and gave them the confidence to be themselves.

What have the footballer Kylian Mbappé, the philosopher Socrates and the singer Ed Sheeran all got in common? All three of them defied expectations - going against the grain and pursuing their dreams - despite a seemingly impossible barrage of obstacles and difficulties. Their stories are incredible, as are those of the tap-dancer Evan Ruggiero, the Pokémon creator Satoshi Tajiri, and the other inspirational boys who fill the pages of this extraordinary book.

It's books like these that can make a huge difference to parents and their children's lives. In this day and age, any publication that shows how we can triumph in the face of adversity and prejudice deserves to be read over and over again.

Stand to - Finding Masculine Courage in a Stand Down World (Paperback): Shawn Brower Stand to - Finding Masculine Courage in a Stand Down World (Paperback)
Shawn Brower; Foreword by Patrick Morley; Contributions by Josh Brower
R356 R305 Discovery Miles 3 050 Save R51 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Made to Worship (Paperback): Phil Stacey Made to Worship (Paperback)
Phil Stacey
R402 R350 Discovery Miles 3 500 Save R52 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
From My Eyes - Stories and Reflections for Men (Paperback): Novia Reid From My Eyes - Stories and Reflections for Men (Paperback)
Novia Reid
R358 R301 Discovery Miles 3 010 Save R57 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Raven Smith's Men (Hardcover): Raven Smith Raven Smith's Men (Hardcover)
Raven Smith
R335 R296 Discovery Miles 2 960 Save R39 (12%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Following on from his critical smash and SUNDAY TIMES BEST-SELLING debut, Raven Smith's Trivial Pursuits, Raven is back with a pin sharp, hilarious and incisive exploration of what it means to be a man in the modern day. Part memoir, part commentary on masculinity, Raven Smith's Men isn't so much for men, as about them. Raven has been trying to distil what it is about men that has kept him intrigued his whole life. It boils down to three things. Firstly, he loves them. Secondly, he can see how endlessly problematic they are. Thirdly, both these things converge in his own sense of self and his own masculinity. This book is about men because, in an annoying way, everything is. We live in a patriarchy, but Raven has no agenda or vendetta. This book is his noticing of particular dynamics, a cautious reverence of a life lived in parallel with other men, observing masculinity's odd amorphous boundaries. He's both curious and terrified of his own participation in the great male privilege and while this book will not shy away from difficult truths, it will also make you laugh an enormous amount!

The Death Of Porn - Men Of Integrity Building A World Of Nobility (Paperback): Ray Ortlund The Death Of Porn - Men Of Integrity Building A World Of Nobility (Paperback)
Ray Ortlund; Foreword by Thabiti M. Anyabwile
R275 R227 Discovery Miles 2 270 Save R48 (17%) In Stock

Your battle against porn isn’t about porn. It’s about hope.

Pornography may seem inescapable, but God can free us from its destructive power. The gospel replaces the dehumanizing lies of pornography with this surprising truth: God created us as royalty. How then can we reclaim our God-given identity to take a stand against―and ultimately starve―the predatory porn industry?

In The Death of Porn, Ray Ortlund writes six personal letters, as from a father to his son. Ideal for individuals and small groups, it will give hope to men who have been misled by porn into devaluing themselves and others. Through Scripture and personal stories, Ortlund assures readers that God loves them the most tenderly in their moments of deepest shame.

The Death of Porn inspires men to come together in new ways to fight the injustice of porn and build a world of nobility for every man and woman―for the sake of future generations.

SPUNK 2022 - A Manifesto Modernising Fatherhood (Hardcover): SPUNK 2022 - A Manifesto Modernising Fatherhood (Hardcover)
R242 Discovery Miles 2 420 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

From the Father Stunter Culture that says fathers are less than to masculinity narratives telling men theres only one way to be a father -- lets face it -- fathers are dealt a short shaft. The truth? We need fathers more than ever. We've an urgent task to set things right with, and for, fathers. And its one that must be done. If you don't agree; this book is not for you. SPUNK: A Manifesto Modernising Fatherhood elevates the conversation about modern fatherhood beyond the nuts and bolts of daddy daycare as it goes deep inside how men view their fathering as they attempt (day in, day out) to be a dad to their kids. Inside SPUNK you will discover more than a thousand men revealing what it means to be a father in this fast-changing world. Through a combination of brand-new research married alongside portraits from acclaimed podcast, School for Fathers, men uncover how much being a father is a whole new, often confusing, ballgame. Fathers are simultaneously stunted by outdated structures while held tight to fixed notions of manhood leaving them (and us) in something of a hot mess. SPUNK is a pragmatic tell-all of why fathers behave in the ways they do and a problem-solving roadmap for the kind of fatherhood men are already shooting for but struggling to grasp. The kind of fatherhood our children yearn for and deserve. Using data from fathers globally, SPUNK provides answers to: What kind of SPUNK do modern fathers need? How do fathers with this SPUNK raise their children? Why SPUNK will lead the way to a more authentic and fulfilled fatherhood identity. This straight-shooting book offers practical alternatives to sucking up the same old BS from the world we live in -- the media, policies, laws and workplace structures -- that attempts, relentlessly, to control what fathers are (not) capable of. Compassion, candour and radical father-allyship form the foundation of change as we collectively must ask, whats needed now for a better future for fathers and our children? The answer is SPUNK.

Lies Men Believe (Paperback): Robert Wolgemuth Lies Men Believe (Paperback)
Robert Wolgemuth
R390 R342 Discovery Miles 3 420 Save R48 (12%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Indigenous Men and Masculinities - Legacies, Identities, Regeneration (Paperback): Robert Alexander Innes, Kim Anderson Indigenous Men and Masculinities - Legacies, Identities, Regeneration (Paperback)
Robert Alexander Innes, Kim Anderson; Interview of Warren Cariou; Contributions by Ty P. Kawika Tengan, Brendan Hokowhitu
R709 R591 Discovery Miles 5 910 Save R118 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

What do we know of masculinities in non-patriarchal societies? Indigenous peoples of the Americas and beyond come from traditions of gender equity, complementarity, and the sacred feminine, concepts that were unimaginable and shocking to Euro-western peoples at contact. Indigenous Men and Masculinities, edited by Kim Anderson and Robert Alexander Innes, brings together prominent thinkers to explore the meaning of masculinities and being a man within such traditions, further examining the colonial disruption and imposition of patriarchy on Indigenous men. Building on Indigenous knowledge systems, Indigenous feminism, and queer theory, the sixteen essays by scholars and activists from Canada, the U.S., and New Zealand open pathways for the nascent field of Indigenous masculinities. The authors explore subjects of representation through art and literature, as well as Indigenous masculinities in sport, prisons, and gangs. Indigenous Men and Masculinities highlights voices of Indigenous male writers, traditional knowledge keepers, ex-gang members, war veterans, fathers, youth, two-spirited people, and Indigenous men working to end violence against women. It offers a refreshing vision toward equitable societies that celebrate healthy and diverse masculinities.

For the Love of Men - From Toxic to a More Mindful Masculinity (Paperback): Liz Plank For the Love of Men - From Toxic to a More Mindful Masculinity (Paperback)
Liz Plank
R398 R340 Discovery Miles 3 400 Save R58 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Point Man, Revised and Updated 30th Anniversary Edition - How a Man Can Lead His Family (Paperback, Revised edition): Steve... Point Man, Revised and Updated 30th Anniversary Edition - How a Man Can Lead His Family (Paperback, Revised edition)
Steve Farrar 1
R290 R239 Discovery Miles 2 390 Save R51 (18%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days
Get Out Of Your Own Way - A Skeptic's Guide To Growth And Fulfilment (Paperback, ITPE Edition): Dave Hollis Get Out Of Your Own Way - A Skeptic's Guide To Growth And Fulfilment (Paperback, ITPE Edition)
Dave Hollis
R310 R248 Discovery Miles 2 480 Save R62 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Includes an audiobook-exclusive interview between Dave and Rachel Hollis!

Dave Hollis used to think that "personal growth" was just for broken people.

Then he woke up.

When Dave Hollis' wife, Rachel, began writing her number one New York Times best-selling book, Girl, Wash Your Face, he bristled at her transparency and her willingness to talk about such intimate details of their life. But when a looming career funk, a growing drinking problem, and a challenging trek through therapy battered the Disney executive and father of four, Dave began to realize he was letting untruths about himself dictate his life. As he sank to the bottom of his valley, he had to make a choice. Would he push himself out of his comfort zone to become the best man he was capable of being, or would he play it safe and settle for mediocrity?

In Get Out of Your Own Way, Dave tackles topics he once found it difficult to be honest about, things like his struggles with alcohol, problems in his marriage, and his insecurities about being a dad. Dave helps us see our own journeys more clearly as he unpacks the lies he once believed - such as "I Have to Have It All Together," "Failure Means You're Weak," and "If They Doesn't Need Me, Will They Still Want Me?" - and reveals the tools that helped him change his life.

Offering encouragement, challenge, and 100 moments to laugh at himself, Dave points the way for those of us who are, like he was, skeptical of self-help but wanting something more than status quo, and helps us drop bogus ideas about who we are supposed to be and finally start living as who we really are.

Running to Win - The Story of Eric Liddell (Paperback): Ellen Caughey Running to Win - The Story of Eric Liddell (Paperback)
Ellen Caughey
R239 R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Save R31 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Exemplary Husband: A Biblical Perspective (Paperback, Revised ed.): Stuart Scott The Exemplary Husband: A Biblical Perspective (Paperback, Revised ed.)
Stuart Scott; Foreword by John F Macarthur
R393 R351 Discovery Miles 3 510 Save R42 (11%) In Stock


The Exemplary Husband

A Biblical Perspective by Dr. Stuart Scott

Foreword by John MacArthur

The official companion book for The Excellent Wife by Martha Peace is a biblical blueprint for the mandate God has given to husbands in the covenant of marriage to love their wives, even as Christ loved the church. Dr. Stuart Scott has responded chapter by chapter to the biblical teaching put forth in Martha's popular book. It is suitable for men's small group Bible studies, or for couples prayerfully seeking God's very best in marriage.

My Last Eight Thousand Days - An American Male in His Seventies (Hardcover): Lee Gutkind My Last Eight Thousand Days - An American Male in His Seventies (Hardcover)
Lee Gutkind
R643 R535 Discovery Miles 5 350 Save R108 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

As founding editor of Creative Nonfiction and architect of the genre, Lee Gutkind played a crucial role in establishing literary, narrative nonfiction in the marketplace and in the academy. A longstanding advocate of New Journalism, he has reported on a wide range of issues-robots and artificial intelligence, mental illness, organ transplants, veterinarians and animals, baseball, motorcycle enthusiasts-and explored them all with his unique voice and approach. In My Last Eight Thousand Days, Gutkind turns his notepad and tape recorder inward, using his skills as an immersion journalist to perform a deep dive on himself. Here, he offers a memoir of his life as a journalist, editor, husband, father, and Pittsburgh native, not only recounting his many triumphs, but also exposing his missteps and challenges. The overarching concern that frames these brave, often confessional stories, is his obsession and fascination with aging: how aging provoked anxieties and unearthed long-rooted tensions, and how he came to accept, even enjoy, his mental and physical decline. Gutkind documents the realities of aging with the characteristically blunt, melancholic wit and authenticity that drive the quiet force of all his work.

3-Minute Prayers for Men (Paperback): Tracy M Sumner 3-Minute Prayers for Men (Paperback)
Tracy M Sumner
R130 R107 Discovery Miles 1 070 Save R23 (18%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days
Bareback Porn, Porous Masculinities, Queer Futures - The Ethics of Becoming-Pig (Paperback): Joao Florencio Bareback Porn, Porous Masculinities, Queer Futures - The Ethics of Becoming-Pig (Paperback)
Joao Florencio
R970 Discovery Miles 9 700 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

This book analyses contemporary gay "pig" masculinities, which have emerged alongside antiretroviral therapies, online porn, and new sexualised patterns of recreational drug use, examining how they trouble modern European understandings of the male body, their ethics, and their political underpinnings. This is the first book to reflect on an increasingly visible new form of sexualised gay masculinity, and the first monograph to move debates on condomless sex amongst gay men beyond discourses of HIV and/or AIDS. It contributes to existing critical histories of sexuality, pornography and other sex media at a crucial juncture in the history of gay male sex cultures and the HIV epidemic. The book draws from fieldwork, interviews, archival research, visual analysis, philosophy, queer theory, and cultural studies, using empirical, critical, and speculative methodologies to better think gay "pig" masculinities across their material, affective, ethical and political dimensions, in a future-oriented, politically-inflected, reflection on what queer bodies may become. Spanning historical context to empirical and theoretical study, Bareback Porn, Porous Masculinities, Queer Futures will be of key interest to academics and students in sexuality studies, film, media, visual culture, cultural studies, and porn studies concerned with masculinities, sex and sexualities and their circulation across an array of media.

Guyland - The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men (Paperback): Michael Kimmel Guyland - The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men (Paperback)
Michael Kimmel
R357 R306 Discovery Miles 3 060 Save R51 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A Man & His Car - Iconic Cars and Stories from the Men Who Love Them (Hardcover): Matt Hranek A Man & His Car - Iconic Cars and Stories from the Men Who Love Them (Hardcover)
Matt Hranek
R1,026 R764 Discovery Miles 7 640 Save R262 (26%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Man-about-town and NYC men's style fixture Matt Hranek is back with his second book, A Man & His Car. Here is a beautiful homage to an object of men's obsession, told in firsthand and original interviews. Jay Leno, a major car collector and the host of Jay Leno's Garage, shares the story of his oldest car, a 1955 Buick Roadmaster that he bought for $350, which he literally slept in before getting his break in L.A. Kevin Costner reveals that he got so attached to the iconic Shelby Mustang he drove in the movie Bull Durham, he bought it for his own personal collection. Franz von Holzhausen, chief designer at Tesla, who worked hand in hand with Elon Musk to design the Tesla Model S prototype, says that his love of cars started when he was two (as evidenced by a picture of him sitting in a high chair drawing a car). And as for Snoop Dogg and his 1965 Cadillac "Snoop DeVille" convertible--do we even need to explain? A Man & His Car includes visits to some of the most exclusive collections in the world--from that of the Petersen Automotive Museum to those of car manufacturers from Fiat to Ford--giving us access to Steve McQueen's favorite car, a 1956 Jaguar XKSS; the 1971 DeTomaso Pantera that Elvis purchased for his then-girlfriend Linda Thompson (and which has two bullet holes in the steering wheel and one in the driver's-side floorpan from when, after an altercation with Thompson, Presley fired three rounds into the interior when the car wouldn't start); and a super-rare, 24-karat-gold-plated 1980 DeLorean DMC-12, a model that was sold exclusively to American Express Gold Card members through the 1980 American Express catalog, for an astronomical $85,000 (equivalent to more than $250,000 today). Exquisite photos of each car accompany each story, and since cars naturally hold more detail than watches, there will be more photos in this book--of the cars head-on, of their hood ornaments and wheels, and of course full-body shots. With Hranek's storytelling, the cars become more than just vehicles for transportation and status symbols; they represent pop-culture moments, pioneering achievements, heirlooms, friendships, and more.

Collected Works of Charles Berg - 8 Volume Set (Hardcover): Charles Berg Collected Works of Charles Berg - 8 Volume Set (Hardcover)
Charles Berg
R17,055 Discovery Miles 170 550 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Charles Berg (1892-1957) trained medically at St Thomas's Hospital, but before he could qualify the First World War broke out. He served in several medical positions throughout the war, having been released to obtain his medical qualification. After the war he started his career in general practice, but more interested in the causation of illness, went on to train firstly as a psychiatrist, then as a psychoanalyst, working at the Tavistock Clinic for seventeen years. During his time there under the founder Crichton-Miller he learnt to treat patients from the point of view of psychotherapy and eventually opened his own psychiatric and analytical practice. Out of print for many years, the Collected Works of Charles Berg is a great opportunity to revisit some of his finest works including his 'Sort of Autobiography'. This set will be a useful resource for those interested in the history of psychology, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, queer studies and beyond.

Comrades - Brothers, Fathers, Heroes, Sons, Pals (Paperback, Trade P/bk): Stephen E. Ambrose Comrades - Brothers, Fathers, Heroes, Sons, Pals (Paperback, Trade P/bk)
Stephen E. Ambrose
R315 R265 Discovery Miles 2 650 Save R50 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

From the author of Undaunted Courage and D-Day comes this celebration of male friendship, taken both from the pages of history and from Ambrose's own life.

Acclaimed historian Stephen Ambrose begins his examination with a glance inward -- he starts this book with his brothers, his first and forever friends, and the shared experiences that join them for a lifetime, overcoming distance and misunderstandings. He writes of Dwight D. Eisenhower, who had a golden gift for friendship and who shared a perfect trust with his younger brother Milton in spite of their apparently unequal stations. With great feeling, Ambrose brings to life the relationships of the young soldiers of Easy Company who fought and died together from Normandy to Germany, and he describes with admiration three who fought in different armies on different sides in that war and became friends later. He recounts the friendships of Lewis and Clark and of Crazy Horse and He Dog, and he tells the story of the Custer brothers who died together at the Little Big Horn.

Comrades concludes with the author's moving recollection of his own friendship with his father. "He was my first and always most important friend. I didn't learn that until the end, when he taught me the most important thing, that the love of father-son-father-son is a continuum, just as love and friendship are expansive."

Make the Call (Paperback): Mark Richt Make the Call (Paperback)
Mark Richt
R422 R366 Discovery Miles 3 660 Save R56 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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