Animal Tales from Africa
This collection of animal tales is quintessentially African. The version of the race between the elephant and the tortoise is unique, and fits seamlessly into stories of the hare’s pranks, the baboon’s attempts to drink the hare’s entire supply of milk and the explanations of why cats live with people (a cunning feminist fable!) and chickens scratch in the ground. Such tales can be of enormous value as a teaching tool, marvellous entertainment and cannot avoid having a good-humoured unifying effect on all who share in their humanity.
A5, 55 pp, R 59-00
Hannah Bell left this remarkable legacy of animal stories from her childhood in Zimbabwe. She learned Shona before she learned her parents’ language, Afrikaans.
Senke remembers the drums at night
Since their mother’s death, the two boys live in a shack in an informal settlement in Soweto without services or power. This book depicts their poverty and endeavour in township circumstances, the dreams of honest, hard working people amid devastation and sickness. This is the author’s own English version of her prize-winning novel Vuvuzela (see below). Engela van Rooyen dedicated this work to the protagonist Senke for the World Cup 2010.
A5, 115 pp, R89-00.
It won the Sanlam Silver Award (2005) and received the second MER Prize in its original Afrikaans version. Information on the current book has been circulated to South African embassies, high commissions and consulates around the world. Special interest has been shown in Poland, where a Polish translation is being commissioned.
An Immigrant's Tale
Narrinder Singh Khaleka is himself a fascinating phenomenon, set in his ways and pragmatic and yet, it turns out, infinitely resourceful and romantic. In this unique journey “into the innermost heart of the new South Africa”, we encounter larger than life figures engaged in often perilous but always bizarre machinations of ideology and self-improvement. Yet nobility and selflessness eventually shine through, revealing through an outsider’s sensiblilities that there is a loving, human heart to be found in the country after all. The book will be of interest to readers of all ages; and is also an ideal secondary school reader. Its satire and humour are delightful. CP Linde is an environmentalist.
A5,108 pp, R89-00
Health in the Home with Herbs
This book by Margie Frayne teaches the use of home-grown herbs for primary health care, advocates the growing of herbs and fresh food using organic gardening principles, and stresses the importance of supporting your health with the correct choice of food. It is a practical manual which assists the user to deal with elementary and common health problems encountered in every home. The many herbal remedies described have been tried and tested over time and are safe, successful and affordable. The guide discusses the use of 58 herbs, of which most are indigenous to South Africa. It has been extensively exhibited at garden exopos and reviewed in farming magazines.
A5, 92 pp, R80-00
Herbs for Birds - and other caged animals
Using herbs for ensuring optimal health and a minimum of stress for caged birds and other caged animals is a new concept. This “Help yourself to Health” booklet describes 25 very useful medicinal herbs that are considered to be suitable for caged birds, listing their actions and benefits. A comprehensive vitamin table and a comprehensive mineral salt table are included, highlighting the necessity for adequate vitamins and minerals in the diet. The information in this booklet is equally beneficial to animals and humans.
A5, 64 pp, R 70-00
This book has been extensively exhibited at garden expos and reviewed in farming magazines, most recently in Farmer’s Weekly. Margie Frayne gives numerous talks and lectures, at which her books are on display.
Cancer Diagnosed - What Now?
This book surveys the full range of treatments available, especially the breathtaking developments in lifestyle, immune system enhancing and natural remedies, set against both the benefits and side-effects of conventional therapies. Dr Willem Serfontein has included guidance relating to the patient’s state of mind and spirituality. The book is comprehensive and examines the chemical and other causes of various cancers and their amenability to different treatments.
240 x 170 mm, 321 pages, R260-00.
“Professor Serfontein’s meticulous survey of cancer treatment methods is extensive and comprehensive. He has studied and researched with integrity and scientific objectivity the various options open to anyone afflicted with this scourge. It is an invaluable pioneering work which essentially carries a message of hope and encouragement to healthcare professionals as well as the public at large” – Dr. Johann Grobler
“This book has truly succeeded not only in describing the different options available to patients as they attempt to distinguish fact from fiction, but also in exposing the veiled agendas and profit-oriented goals of major pharmaceutical companies ... this excellent work will certainly make a substantial contribution to the field of Alternative Medicine” – Dr. E. Pretorius
Heart attack!!! - What now?
A healthy lifestyle with natural nutrition and special attention to the immune system is the key to preventing and combating cardiovascular ailments. The potential value of stem cell treatment is also examined.
240 x 170 mm, 72 pp, R89-00
This book by Dr Willem Serfontein is being widely marketed in bookshops and wellness centres. It is on permanent display at the Boekerij in Pretoria. Agents will be visiting all the major outlets in cities across South Africa. The book has been released simultaneously in English and Afrikaans.
Sound English - English Speech Skills - for African Language Speakers
This book provides a course of exercises to help African language speaking students use sounds and verbal structures in idiomatic English. Explanations include features such as meaningful vowel length and stress, which do not occur in the southern and central African (Concord) Languages. The authors have taken pains to ensure that the book is neither difficult nor overly technical. The audio CD alone will afford the private or enrolled student easy opportunities for practice and to develop skill and confidence. The exercises and explanations bridge the disparity between written and spoken English. In these respects, this book by Ian Raper and Engela van Dyk is unique.
A5, 48 pp, R 46-00
Slimming. Dr Serfontein's expert reasons for us all to start losing weight; why although difficult and time-consuming, it is possible and medically necessaryfor all of us.