Beautiful South Africa
Beautiful South Africa
Beautiful South Africa Colouring books for adults are one of the world’s top leisure (and book-publishing) trends. Quivertree’s unique, all-South African colouring book is beautifully drawn by up-and-coming young SA illustrator Mieke van der Merwe, and enables its interactive users to feed their imaginations with quality creative time. With intricate illustrations ranging from proteas and fynbos to the Joburg skyline, the Big Five and the Bo-Kaap, this book will help you take a fresh and inspiring new look at the beauty of our diverse – and unique – country. SIZE 235 x 270mm SOFT COVER, EXTENT 44 pgs. • ISBN 978-1-928209-56-0
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Bo-Kaap Kitchen
Bo-Kaap Kitchen
Bo-Kaap Kitchen: Heritage recipes and true stories. More than just a cookbook – part photo journal, part historical document, part culinary journey into the homes of the people of the Bo-Kaap, celebrating a uniquely South African culture. Through personal stories, recipes, historical images and Craig Fraser’s beautiful visuals, Bo-Kaap Kitchen reveals the heart of the Cape Malay people, their history and identity, distinctive architecture and language. The warmth and character of the people shine through as they share their stories about cooking, family bonds and strong faith. Residents of the Bo-Kaap are descendents of some of the first people to settle at the Cape, mostly descendents of slaves brought here from as diverse places as Ceylon, India, Indonesia, Java, Malaysia, North Africa, East Africa and Madagascar. Many of these slaves were sought after for their skilled labour and excellent craftsmanship. A large part of the book is devoted to the significance of food, which is so central to the culture. Rites of passage, pilgrimages, prayers for newborns and the deceased, breaking the fast during Ramadan, engagements, weddings, all are celebrated with meals that are shared in this closely knit community. SIZE 210 X 265 MM • PAGES 272 • HARD COVER • ISBN 978-0-9870284-6-4
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Memory Against Forgetting
Memory Against Forgetting
Memory Against Forgetting, by Ranjith Kally "He captured iconic scenes, such as his portrait Umkumbane, which has come to symbolise the shimmering jazz age of African townships in the 1950s. When Miriam Makeba returned to Maseru, Lesotho, for a concert for black South Africans at the height of apartheid, Kally too ventured to Lesotho and returned home with a remarkable image of an exiled singer poised between joy and heartbreak. And in a series of unflinching portraits, he documented with probity the horror of the forced removals in Natal. In short, the wider appreciation of his contribution to our struggle for dignity needs to remembered and fully embraced for current South Africans intent on honouring their past." David Goldblatt SIZE 210 x 285mm HARD COVER, EXTENT 192 pgs. • ISBN 978-0-992216-96-2
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Mud Chic
Mud Chic
While photographing the book, Shack Chic, which focussed on the lifestyle and inspiration found in the shack-lands of Cape Town, the most frequent reply to my question, ‘Where is your home?’ was ‘Transkei’, I felt the need to explore ‘home’, to understand this attachment that the urban shack dwellers feel for their rural roots. – Craig Fraser
Here life is lived in tune with nature and in cognisance of community. It is here in every inch of a traditional rural dwelling that we find the ideological and decorative footprint of Xhosa culture. SIZE 280 X 280 MM • PAGES 192 • HARD COVER • ISBN 978-0-620-35392-9
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