by Siya Kolisi
The captain of the Springboks, and the first black man to lead his country in over 128 years of South African rugby, shares his story – from being born into the impoverished Zwide township to leading his proud nation to an astonishing victory at the 209 Rugby World Cup.
Rise is an exploration of a man’s race and his faith, a masterclass in attaining a positive mindset, and an inspirational reminder that it is possible to defy the odds.
by Damon Galgut
Galgut’s novel tell a story in four snapshots, each one centered on a family funeral, each one happening in a different decade. In the background, a different president is in power, and a different spirit hangs over the country, while in the foreground the family fights over what they call their farm, on a worthless piece of land outside Pretoria.
by Jeff Kinney
Book 16 in the hilarious series from author Jeff Kinney and illustrator Greg Heffley.
After a disastrous competition at school, Greg decides that he’s officially retired from ANY kind of sport! That is, until his mom persuades him to give it one more go and makes Greg reluctantly agree to sign up for basketball.
Tryouts are a MESS, and Greg is sure he won’t make the cut. But he unexpectedly lands a spot on the worst team.
by Will Smith with Mark Manson
One of the most dynamic and globally recognized entertainment forces of our time opens up fully about his life, in a brave and inspiring book that traces his learning curve to a place where outer success, inner happiness, and human connection are aligned. Along the way, Will tells the story in full of one of the most amazing rides through the worlds of music and film that anyone has ever had.
by Deon Meyer
One last chance. Almost fired for insubordination, detectives Benny Griessel and Vaughn Cupido find themselves demoted, exiled from the elite Hawks unit and dispatched to the leafy streets of Stellenbosch. Working a missing persons report on student Callie de Bruin is not the level of work they are used to, but it’s all they get. And soon, it takes a dangerous, deeply disturbing turn.
For Benny Griessel, clinging to sobriety and the relationship that saved his life, the truth about Callie can only lead to more trouble.
by Johnny Clegg
Johnny Clegg’s origin story, written as he wanted it told. Here is the story of how the son of an unconventional mother, grandson of Jewish immigrants, came to realise that identity can be a choice, and home is a place you leave and return to as surely as the seasons change.
‘There are moments in life that are pure, and which seem to hang in the air, unhitched from the everyday world as we know it.’ Here is how it all began.
by Lee Child with Andrew Child
The 26th book in the Jack Reacher series.
Reacher never backs down from a problem. And he’s about to find a big one, on a deserted Arizona road, where a Jeep has crashed into the only tree for miles around.
Minutes later Reacher is heading into the nearby border town, a backwater that has seen better days. Next to him is Michaela Fenton, an army veteran turned FBI agent, who is trying to find her twin brother. He might have got mixed up with some dangerous people. And Reacher might just need to pay them a visit.
by Colleen Hoover
Sometimes the one who loves you is the one who hurts you the most. Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life suddenly seems almost too good to be true.
As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan – her first love and a link to the past she left behind.
by Mogau Seshoene
A brand-new collection of recipes from South Africa’s bestselling chef and social media sensation.
Here Mogau presents a cookbook full of delicious and easy-to-follow recipes from the African continent. She shows readers how to host any occasion with stylish and tasty food, from soul-warming one-pot dinners, hearty plant-based dishes and irresistibly easy bakes to signature seven-colour meals, decadent desserts, and a vibrant cuisine.
by Ken Follett
A stolen US army drone.
A shrinking oasis in the Sahara Desert.
A secret stash of deadly chemicals.
Each is a threat to the stability of the world but individually are problems that can be overcome. In the diplomatic arena though, everyone will have a different way of dealing with such a threat. And when those in charge disagree and refuse to back down, it will kick off an international chain reaction with potentially catastrophic consequences: a world edging closer to war.
Follett’s first contemporary novel in over a decade.
[No sales reports between 28 March and 02 May 2020 due to the COVID-19 lockdown; thus no Daily Maverick Best Sellers List for May 2020]
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