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The President's Keepers - Those Keeping Zuma In Power And Out Of Prison (Paperback): Jacques Pauw The President's Keepers - Those Keeping Zuma In Power And Out Of Prison (Paperback)
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R300 R29 Discovery Miles 290 Save R271 (90%) In stock

Investigative journalist Jacques Pauw exposes the darkest secret at the heart of Jacob Zuma’s compromised government: a cancerous cabal that eliminates the president’s enemies and purges the law-enforcement agencies of good men and women.

As Zuma fights for his political life following the 2017 Gupta emails leak, this cabal – the president’s keepers – ensures that after years of ruinous rule, he remains in power and out of prison. But is Zuma the puppet master, or their puppet? Journey with Pauw as he explores the shadow mafia state. From KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape to the corridors of power in Pretoria and Johannesburg – and even to clandestine meetings in Russia. It’s a trail of lies and spies, cronies, cash and kingmakers as Pauw prises open the web of deceit that surrounds the fourth president of the democratic era.

An amazing piece of work, stuffed with anecdote and evidence. It will light fires all through the state and the ANC.’ - Peter Bruce

This is dynamite. Dynamite that will shake the foundations of the halls of power.’ - Max du Preez

101 Water Wise Ways (Paperback): Helen Moffett 101 Water Wise Ways (Paperback)
Helen Moffett 1
R130 R29 Discovery Miles 290 Save R101 (78%) In stock

An essential guide for those dealing with the Cape Water Crisis and for general water saving in South and southern Africa, a notoriously water-scarce region.

Three provinces in South Africa have been declared national disaster zones because of drought. The way we think about water needs to change, and fast. This is especially true for those of us who have running water and flush sanitation piped into our homes. For millions of South Africans, water is already a precious resource that costs toil to collect and fuel to heat. Our middle-class expectations that water will gush steaming from our dozens of indoor taps 24/7 are going to look as bizarre to future generations as the spectacle of Cleopatra bathing in asses’ milk. Our Roman-orgy relationship with water is over.

This book will hopefully help to alleviate water panic and distress. A “can-do” compendium, it’s meant to be a guide, not prescriptive – not all solutions or tips are one-size-fits-all. Think of it as an ally in your fight to save water and part of your survival kit, along with the first-aid box; Valium for water-worriers.

Bending The Rules - From De Klerk To Mandela: Stories Of A Pioneering Diplomat (Paperback): Rafique Gangat Bending The Rules - From De Klerk To Mandela: Stories Of A Pioneering Diplomat (Paperback)
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R260 R29 Discovery Miles 290 Save R231 (89%) In stock

Bending The Rules is a colourful collection of anecdotes from Rafique Gangat’s extraordinary life.

South Africa’s first diplomat of colour, Gangat first worked for Foreign Affairs under the NP and then for the ANC government, straddling the transition. This book documents Gangat’s battles against bigotry and prejudice, but also includes a healthy dose of sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll: illicit liaisons across the colour bar, experiments with dagga, and ground-breaking ventures in music and radio.

GCSE Music Complete Revision & Practice with Audio CD (A*-G Course) (Paperback): CGP Books GCSE Music Complete Revision & Practice with Audio CD (A*-G Course) (Paperback)
CGP Books; Edited by CGP Books 1
R341 R29 Discovery Miles 290 Save R312 (91%) In stock

This book is full of clear revision notes and practice questions for GCSE Music students.

It covers the Core Content (music theory) plus all Areas of Study for the AQA, OCR and Edexcel exam boards and it's packed with useful tips for doing well in your coursework and exams. It includes exam-style questions every few pages, as well as a full practice exam at the back of the book (answers are included), all supported by an audio CD of musical extracts.

Free Fall - Why South African Universities Are In A Race Against Time (Paperback): Malcolm Ray Free Fall - Why South African Universities Are In A Race Against Time (Paperback)
Malcolm Ray; Foreword by Vuyo Jack 5
R320 R29 Discovery Miles 290 Save R291 (91%) In stock

Free Fall recounts how and why the present education crisis has become the leading cause for black university students in South Africa. Probing deep beneath the surface of the crisis, the book reveals uncomfortable truths about colonial- and apartheid-era education, and traces the tangled web of connections between foreign and South African business interests, the apartheid government, and the role of universities in propping up a white elite and co-opting a subservient black class to their cause.

It brings to life the people and ideas that, over a century-and-a-half, have created a perfect storm for the present crisis in South African higher education. Malcolm Ray combines intellectual rigour with the intimacy of narrative non-fiction, introducing readers to the main protagonists since the end of slavery in 1834, through the rise of missionary education as an instrument of indoctrinating and subjugating black people, and into the apartheid era. Beyond apartheid, the book details how policy blunders by the democratic government since 1994 have conspired with the past to fuel South Africa’s slide into increasing economic and social disarray.

It is the story of the failure of South Africa's democratic government to deal with major fault lines fissuring higher education, and the circumstances that led to the #RhodesMustFall and #FeesMustFall movements. The book ends on a high note, answering the question: ‘What now?’ This book aims to be the beginning of the solution.

Koning Eenoog - 'n Migranteverhaal (Afrikaans, Paperback): Toef Jaeger Koning Eenoog - 'n Migranteverhaal (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Toef Jaeger; Translated by Zandra Bezuidenhout
R295 R29 Discovery Miles 290 Save R266 (90%) In stock

In 1957 emigreer die negejarige Henk van Woerden vanaf Nederland met sy gesin na Kaapstad – leertas in die hand, mussie oor die ore, serp om die nek, glasoog in die oogkas. Eers veertig jaar later ontdek hy wat die rede was vir hierdie vertrek na Suid-Afrika: Sy pa was ’n kollaborateur in die Tweede Węreldoorlog. Die emigrasie is die begin van ’n lewe as buitestaander en vorm later die goue draad in sy skilderye en literęre werk.

Koning Eenoog is ’n boeiende biografie van die ewig soekende emigrant Henk van Woerden (1947–2005), ’n skrywer wat nie net ’n bekroonde oeuvre agtergelaat het nie (Een mond vol glas – Alan Paton Award en die Frans Kellendonk-prys, Ultramarijn – Gouden Uil en Inktaap) maar ook die Nederlandse literatuur oor Suid-Afrika verander het.

Letlalo Le Re Lego Ka Gare Ga Lona - Go Keteka Ebolusene Ya Mmala Wa Letlalo (Sotho, Northern, Paperback): Sindiwe Magona, Nina... Letlalo Le Re Lego Ka Gare Ga Lona - Go Keteka Ebolusene Ya Mmala Wa Letlalo (Sotho, Northern, Paperback)
Sindiwe Magona, Nina G. Jablonski; Illustrated by Lynn Fellman
R125 R29 Discovery Miles 290 Save R96 (77%) In stock

When we meet someone, one of the things we notice is the colour of their skin. But what can someone's skin colour tell us about them? Despite what some people say, your skin means very little! Inside we're all the same.

Join Njabulo, Aisha, Tim, Chris and Roshni as they discover why humans have different skins, and how people's thinking about skin colour has changed throughout history. Skin We Are In is a celebration of the glorious human rainbow, both in South Africa and beyond.

One of South Africa's best-selling authors, Sindiwe Magona, has teamed up with well-known American anthropologist, Nina G. Jablonski, and award-winning illustrator Lynn Fellman to create a much-needed book about race and skin colour – for children. Magona has written a story of five friends as they explore and discuss the skin they are in. The scientific narrative, written by Jablonski, expands and supports the conversation topics generated by the children's adventure.

Solidarity Road - The Story Of A Trade Union In The Ending Of Apartheid (Paperback): Jan Theron Solidarity Road - The Story Of A Trade Union In The Ending Of Apartheid (Paperback)
Jan Theron 1
R280 R29 Discovery Miles 290 Save R251 (90%) In stock

Solidarity Road tells the story of Jan Theron’s involvement in the Food and Canning Workers Union (FCWU) during apartheid South Africa. Part memoir, part history this fascinating tale will reveal what working conditions were like in the 1970’s. It outlines the very beginnings of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU).

Theron states, ‘Solidarity in a trade union does not simply mean standing by your members, or by organised workers. It means solidarity with your class. At the time, in 1976, the working class was fragmented. Working for a trade union was part of a project to unite a fragmented class, and to give it a voice. This was the historical project to which a number of people from a certain intellectual background were drawn. This would be our contribution to the struggle: what we did to end apartheid. It was a struggle for democracy, but democracy did not just mean everyone getting to vote every so often in national elections. People also had to eat.

The most obvious way in which the working class was then fragmented was in terms of race. The Union put its commitment to solidarity into practice by uniting workers of different races in factories manufacturing food. To do so it had to overcome divisions among workers created by the ways in which government had structured employment, in terms of the law, which the bosses were able to exploit. Nowadays ‘bosses’ seems like a dated term, yet this is the term workers used to refer to the people for whom they actually worked. It is also no less important today than it was then to differentiate between those who control the factories and mines and those who operate at their behest.

Isikhumba Esikuso - Ihlombe Ngeguqu-Nguquko Ekudaleka Kwebala Lesikhumba (Xhosa, Paperback): Sindiwe Magona, Nina G. Jablonski Isikhumba Esikuso - Ihlombe Ngeguqu-Nguquko Ekudaleka Kwebala Lesikhumba (Xhosa, Paperback)
Sindiwe Magona, Nina G. Jablonski; Illustrated by Lynn Fellman
R125 R29 Discovery Miles 290 Save R96 (77%) In stock

When we meet someone, one of the things we notice is the colour of their skin. But what can someone's skin colour tell us about them? Despite what some people say, your skin means very little! Inside we're all the same.

Join Njabulo, Aisha, Tim, Chris and Roshni as they discover why humans have different skins, and how people's thinking about skin colour has changed throughout history. Skin We Are In is a celebration of the glorious human rainbow, both in South Africa and beyond.

One of South Africa's best-selling authors, Sindiwe Magona, has teamed up with well-known American anthropologist, Nina G. Jablonski, and award-winning illustrator Lynn Fellman to create a much-needed book about race and skin colour – for children. Magona has written a story of five friends as they explore and discuss the skin they are in. The scientific narrative, written by Jablonski, expands and supports the conversation topics generated by the children's adventure.

Facing The Truth - South African Faith Communities And The Truth & Reconciliation Commission (Book): James Cochrane, John De... Facing The Truth - South African Faith Communities And The Truth & Reconciliation Commission (Book)
James Cochrane, John De Gruchy, Stephen Martin
R90 R29 Discovery Miles 290 Save R61 (68%) In stock

The authors suggest new roles that faith communities can play in the search for truth and in the reconstruction of South Africa.

In November 1997 representatives of a number of faith traditions - Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, Baha'i and African - appeared before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to give an account of their roles in South Africa's past. This book, which reproduces the full version of the subsequent report - followed by a series of critical reflections - is intended to reinvigorate discussion about truth and reconciliation.

99 Things I Want My Children To Know - A Small Book About the Big Things in Life (Paperback): Joost Van Der Westhuizen 99 Things I Want My Children To Know - A Small Book About the Big Things in Life (Paperback)
Joost Van Der Westhuizen
R77 R29 Discovery Miles 290 Save R48 (62%) In stock

Most of us live as if tomorrow is just another day, as if we have plenty of time for the things we would like to do “one day”. But then, suddenly, the fast forward button is pressed by some serious setback, and we realise: “Today could be my last.”

Springbok hero Joost van der Westhuizen lives with this awareness every day since he was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease in 2011. Suddenly his life, in which he had taken almost all the wrong byways, caught up with him. “I took a hard fall,” he admits, “but I got back up again.” In this book he shares the 99 pieces of life wisdom that his illness confronted him with – as a father’s legacy to his two children, Kylie and Jordan. He speaks freely about things like: Why honesty is so important; How to make the best of each day; How important faith is; How to accept yourself; Why children must live their dreams; The lesson of disappointments.

A small book about the big things in life.

Bad Seeds (Paperback): Jassy Mackenzie Bad Seeds (Paperback)
Jassy Mackenzie 3
R220 R29 Discovery Miles 290 Save R191 (87%) In stock

After a dramatic sabotage attempt at a nuclear research centre near Jo’burg, PI Jade de Jong is hired by the likeable Ryan Gillespie to track down a missing employee believed to be involved. The target of her search is Carlos Botha, a skilled operative who may represent a major threat to national security.

Jade traces Botha to a rundown motel in the West Rand, but she’s not the only one looking for him. Someone has put a hit out on Botha. Jade is forced into an uneasy alliance with him in order to learn more. As she unearths the research centre’s dark secrets, she discovers the threat is so extreme its ramifications could reach across the globe.

Closer to home, if Botha learns who she really is, the consequences may be deadly.

Downton Abbey: 2017 Calendar - Page-A-Day (Calendar, 2017 ed.): Workman Publishing Downton Abbey: 2017 Calendar - Page-A-Day (Calendar, 2017 ed.)
Workman Publishing 3
R29 Discovery Miles 290 In stock

Spend another year at Downton Abbey with this boxed page-a-day calendar that's 158x158mm.

The essential calendar for fans of the landmark television series, Downton Abbey: Page-A-Day Calendar 2017 is packed with fun and pure obsession: full-color stills from the show; character portraits; fascinating trivia about the era, including Science and Technology, Language and Literature, The Working World, and Notable Events; plus delectable dialogue...

Isobel: "How you hate to be wrong."
Violet: "I wouldn't know. I'm not familiar with the sensation.""

View From City Hall - Reflections On Governing Cape Town (Paperback): Patricia De Lille, Craig Kesson View From City Hall - Reflections On Governing Cape Town (Paperback)
Patricia De Lille, Craig Kesson 3
R265 R29 Discovery Miles 290 Save R236 (89%) In stock

The City of Cape Town is a place of contrasts, the legacy of apartheid having left a distinct make-up. Yet the challenges confronting the contemporary city are notably aggravated by modern-day factors such as increasing unemployment and poverty.

In this timely work, Mayor of Cape Town Patricia de Lille and Craig Kesson, the city’s Director of Policy and Strategy, confront some of the issues of governance: how can the city help overcome social and physical segregation; how can the government live up to the promises made to South Africans; and how can the city function and heal within these limitations?

"I’ve seen firsthand the progress Cape Town has made under Mayor De Lille. Successes in one city often spreads to others, and this book provides a valuable guide for how, with a bit of motivated and dynamic leadership, cities can lead the way on the most important issues of our day.” Michael Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg L.P. and former mayor of New York City

Justice Served? - The Trial And Conviction Of Bob Hewitt (Paperback): Jamaine Krige Justice Served? - The Trial And Conviction Of Bob Hewitt (Paperback)
Jamaine Krige 1
R210 R29 Discovery Miles 290 Save R181 (86%) In stock

In 1992, former Grand Slam tennis champion Bob Hewitt was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. In 2012, he was indefinitely suspended following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct from women he coached as young girls.

On 23 March 2015, Hewitt was found guilty of two counts of rape and one of sexual assault after a watershed trial that has changed the legal landscape and how the South African judicial system prosecutes historic rape.

This book takes the reader behind the scenes of the trial that shook the foundations of the international sporting world. It follows the case against Hewitt instituted by Suellen Sheehan and two fellow accusers, only a few of the dozens of survivors who allegedly suffered abuse at his hands. The result was a six-year prison sentence handed down to the frail 75-year-old, more than 30 years after his crimes.

Justice Served? The Trial and Conviction of Bob Hewitt covers various perspectives of the trial, from that of the state prosecutor to the defence advocate and other key role-players, includes Hewitt’s appeal of sentence in 2016, and chronicles the spectacular fall from grace of a world-famous tennis legend.

Pasa's Guide to Publishing 2016 (Paperback): PASA Pasa's Guide to Publishing 2016 (Paperback)
PASA
R185 R29 Discovery Miles 290 Save R156 (84%) In stock

PASA's Guide to Publishing 2016 provides the latest overview of all sectors of the South African publishing industry. This, together with a comprehensive list of training providers and industry-related bodies, including government department contacts, and a list of book fairs and festivals will enable publishing staff to make informed decisions about publishing, marketing and training. Academics and authors will find the sections on intellectual property and copyright and 'how to get published' particularly useful. The comprehensive PASA membership directory and index of publishers, their imprints and agencies will be invaluable to booksellers, librarians and academics.

Your First Year Of Work - The Survival Guide (Paperback): Shelagh Foster Your First Year Of Work - The Survival Guide (Paperback)
Shelagh Foster
R190 R29 Discovery Miles 290 Save R161 (85%) In stock

Are you in your first job? Are you trying to find your first job? Are you stressing about entering the workplace? Are your parents stressing about you finding your first job? Shelagh Foster has seen so many people just like you, battling to get ahead once they've finished matric, college or university. This is a daunting time, but you don't need to go it alone -- let Shelagh guide you through the do's and don'ts of entering the workplace. This survival guide will give you answers to your workplace questions, and to questions you didn't even know to ask - Write the email that gets you an internship interview - Make a great impression in an interview - Crack the unwritten codes of office culture - Know how your body language impacts on your colleagues' impressions of your performance - Win respect in written and spoken communication - Be professional, no matter how humble your role might be - Interpret the office dress code ... Shelagh will show you the ropes and set you on the road to career success.

Best Baby Names For 2017 - Over 8,000 Names and 100 Inspiration Lists (Paperback): Siobhan Thomas Best Baby Names For 2017 - Over 8,000 Names and 100 Inspiration Lists (Paperback)
Siobhan Thomas 1
R29 Discovery Miles 290 In stock

Choosing a name for your baby has never been easier with this ultimate baby-naming guide.

With all the information on the latest naming trends, this comprehensive and easy-to-use guide is full of inspirational names.

Including:

  • A-Z directories of over 8,000 names and their meanings;
  • over 100 inspirational lists;
  • naming trends for 2017;
  • and tips for choosing the perfect name for your baby.

Including modern names and variants, plus classics that have stood the test of time, this naming guide has everything you need for finding the perfect name for your new arrival.

Making Love In A War Zone - Interracial Loving And Learning After Apartheid (Paperback): Jonathan Jansen Making Love In A War Zone - Interracial Loving And Learning After Apartheid (Paperback)
Jonathan Jansen 3
R300 R29 Discovery Miles 290 Save R271 (90%) In stock

Can racism and intimacy co-exist? Can love and friendship form and flourish across South Africa’s imposed colour lines?

Who better to engage on the subject of hazardous liaisons than the students with whom Jonathan Jansen served over seven years as Vice Chancellor of the University of the Free State. The context is the University campus in Bloemfontein, the City of Roses, the Mississippi of South Africa. Rural, agricultural, insular, religious and conservative, this is not a place for breaking out. But over the years, Jansen observed shifts in campus life and noticed more and more openly interracial friendships and couples, and he began having conversations with these students with burning questions in mind.

Ten interracial couples tell their stories of love and friendship in their own words, with no social theories imposed on their meanings, but instead a focus on how these students experience the world of interracial relationships, and how flawed, outdated laws and customs set limits on human relationships, and the long shadow they cast on learning, living and loving on university campuses to this day.

We Are Not Such Things - A Murder In A South African Township And The Search For Truth And Reconciliation (Paperback): Justine... We Are Not Such Things - A Murder In A South African Township And The Search For Truth And Reconciliation (Paperback)
Justine Van Der Leun 2
R29 Discovery Miles 290 In stock

A 'Making A Murderer' set in South Africa - a gripping true-crime story of murder and the justice system in the shadow of apartheid.

In 1993, in the final, fiery days of apartheid, a 26-year-old white American activist called Amy Biehl was murdered by a group of young black men in a township near Cape Town. Four men were tried and convicted of the murder and sentenced to eighteen years in prison. A few years later they had been freed. Two of the men were subsequently employed by Amy's parents to work at a charity set up in her memory. The men grew close to the Biehls. They called them 'Grandmother' and 'Grandfather'. Justine van der Leun, an American writer living in South Africa, set out to tell this twenty-year story, but as she delved into the case, the prevailing narrative started to unravel. Why didn't the eyewitness reports agree on who killed Amy Biehl? Were the men convicted of the crime actually responsible? And could it be that another violent crime committed on the same day, in the very same area, was connected to the murder of Amy Biehl?

We Are Not Such Things is the result of Justine van der Leun's four years investigating this strange, knotted tale of injustice, hatred, forgiveness and reconciliation. It is a gripping journey through the bizarre twists and turns of this case and its aftermath - and a lucid, eye-opening account of life today in a society still fractured and haunted by apartheid.

Shadow Play (Paperback): Gerald Kraak Shadow Play (Paperback)
Gerald Kraak; Continued by Alison Lowry
R245 R29 Discovery Miles 290 Save R216 (88%) In stock

Shadow Play is a powerful novel of subterfuge, betrayal, risk and deep bonds of friendship formed during a time of struggle and pain while a new nation, determined to rise, faces seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

When confronted with his call-up papers for the apartheid army, with his fellow student activists either scattered or in jail, Matthew chooses exile in Europe. In Amsterdam, he reconnects with his friend Oliver, who is studying music there. As he falls into a different rhythm of life, as contented as he is in a loving relationship and a job in a music store, the pull of his homeland never leaves him. When he receives an unexpected call from a former activist comrade, he makes a decision that will put at risk everything he has built in his new life. And when he meets Mandla for the first time, he knows there will be no going back.

For Matthew, the reality of living as a refugee and an immigrant in Europe begins to intrude and with it a new and sometimes disquieting understanding of protest politics and the liberal ideal. For Mandla, directions to a liberated country that were once clear to him and untainted by self-interest and the seduction of power, become blurred at times and increasingly uncomfortable. Both men have to search deep in their hearts when they are asked to make choices that challenge them morally, personally and politically.

(Author Gerald Kraak passed away in 2014. Kraak was in the process of writing Shadow Play when he died, leaving an unfinished draft in the care of his literary executor with the novel evenutally being completed by Alison Lowry).

Health and health care in South Africa (Paperback, 2nd ed): H.C.J. van Rensburg Health and health care in South Africa (Paperback, 2nd ed)
H.C.J. van Rensburg
R80 R29 Discovery Miles 290 Save R51 (64%) In stock

A coherent "big picture" of the evolving health system in South Africa, along with the ensuing changes and challenges. Attempts to contextualise these developments historically and globally, and to critically assess them. Reviews progress and achievements, but also contemporary constraints and deficiencies in health performance. Aimed at researchers and lecturers, as well as senior and postgraduate students. Also a valuable reference work for practising health professionals, health planners, policy makers and managers. Contents include the following: National health care systems: trends, changes and reforms; the changing biophysical environment: impact on health and health conditions; HIV, AIDS and tuberculosis: trends, challenges and responses; medical ethics and human rights; hospitals and hospital reform; health care expenditure.

My Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (Paperback): Craig James Johnston, Guy Hart-Davis My Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (Paperback)
Craig James Johnston, Guy Hart-Davis
R350 R29 Discovery Miles 290 Save R321 (92%) In stock

My Samsung Galaxy Note 4 helps you quickly get started with your Note 4 and use its features to perform day-to-day activities from anywhere, any time.

Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your Samsung Galaxy Note 4 working just the way you want.

Learn how to:

  • Make the most of Galaxy Note 4's powerful hardware--from S Pen to sensors
  • Connect the right way at the right time, with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, VPNs, NFC, and beaming
  • Transform your Galaxy Note 4 into a Wi-Fi hotspot others can share
  • Access websites fast and sync bookmarks across all your devices
  • Customize your wallpaper, keyboard, sound, display, and language
  • Efficiently manage your life: messages, contacts, meetings, and more
  • Use GPS and Google Maps to find any destination and never get lost
  • Get the exact information you need right now, with Google Now
  • Play, sync, and manage media--from music to YouTube videos
  • Store your music collection in the cloud, so you can listen anywhere
  • Make plans faster by adding participants to calls in progress
  • Automatically reject calls you don't want
  • Read ebooks and magazines with Google Play or the Amazon Kindle app
  • Find the best new apps and games on Google Play--even great freebies
  • Keep your Galaxy Note 4 up-to-date, reliable, and secure
  • Stay up-to-date seamlessly by using your Galaxy Note 4 with your Android Wear Smartwatch

My Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will help you get the most from your Samsung Galaxy Note 4!

Now We Are 40 - Whatever Happened To Generation X? (Hardcover, Epub Edition): Tiffanie Darke Now We Are 40 - Whatever Happened To Generation X? (Hardcover, Epub Edition)
Tiffanie Darke 3
R29 Discovery Miles 290 In stock

What happened to Generation X? Millenials dominate our Facebook feeds and people bang on about the baby boomers - but what about us? The lost generation, the middle youth, the middle child of today. Are we still cool?

Generation X? Remember them? The kids who believed they'd never grow up. The generation Douglas Coupland immortalised in his novel of the same name. The wry, knowing navel-gazers obsessed with cool and being cool who today are sandwiched between the boomers of the 60s and the millennials. Gen X'ers came of age against a backdrop of Britpop and the Spice Girls, Tarantino and Pulp Fiction, Madchester and the Stone Roses, acid house and rave, super clubs, Ministry and Cream. They holidayed in Ibiza high on hooch and E and never ever believed there'd be a comedown. So whatever happened to them? We turned 40. And as Tiffanie Darke points out in this witty exploration of the generation who defied generalisation, we're not handling it all that well...

Where once we wore floaty skirts and Doc Martins, now we're sporting Scandi fashion and 'interesting' trainers. We still party in Ibiza but now bodyboard in Cornwall. Where once mixtapes were the ultimate mating call, now we take selfies and swap Spotify playlists - all the while conspicuously wearing large Dr Beats headphones and casually leaving old packets of Kingsize Rizla lying round our open plan kitchens. More to the point, Gen X are now in charge. In government, in business and the creative industries. The most anti-establishment of generations has now become the establishment. But as tech overtakes the arts as society's great shaping force, Tiffanie ponders - does cool and its pursuit still matter?

If Gen X had it sorted, gave us Barack Obama and downward facing dogs, why is stress the new flu? Why are we working not for love anymore - or cool - but to avoid negative equity and depleting pension pots? In Now We Are 40, Tiffanie interviews some of the most iconic Gen X'ers such as Pearl Lowe, Richard Reed and Blur's bassist Alex James to look at how Gen X live their life in between being young and old, and how it feels to want to burn down the establishment only to realise that now you are the establishment.

The Ugly Game - The Qatari Plot To Buy The World Cup (Paperback, Export): Heidi Blake, Jonathan Calvert The Ugly Game - The Qatari Plot To Buy The World Cup (Paperback, Export)
Heidi Blake, Jonathan Calvert
R29 Discovery Miles 290 In stock

When FIFA awarded the tiny desert state of Qatar the rights to host the 2022 World Cup, the news was greeted with disbelief and allegations of corruption. How had a country with almost no football infrastructure or tradition, a high terror risk and searing summer temperatures of 50 degrees Celsius beaten more established countries with stronger bids?

The story behind the Qatari success soon developed into one of the greatest sporting scandals of our time. And when the Sunday Times Insight team received a cache of hundreds of millions of documents from a whistleblower, the contents of the FIFA Files became a global sensation, unearthing the corruption that lay at the heart of the bidding process. Now in this remarkable new book by the Sunday Times journalists at the centre of the investigation, Heidi Blake and Jonathan Calvert, comes the most comprehensive account yet of what happened and who was involved.

Above all, it explains why, despite all the evidence, FIFA under Sepp Blatter continues to support Qatar - even to the extent of publishing an edited and abbreviated report into the process that was immediately denounced by its original author. The Ugly Game is undoubtedly the biggest sporting story of the year.

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