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Kook saam Kaaps haal kortlys vir Nielsen Booksellers Choice Award 2017

LAPA en die ATKV, in samewerking met RSG, is trots op die blitsverkoper Kook saam Kaaps deur tannie Koelsoem Kamalie en tannie Flori Schrikker. Die boek het pas die kortlys gehaal van die Nielsen Booksellers Choice Award vir 2017.

In 2016 wen Kook saam Kaaps ’n WoordTROfee as die beste verkoper in die lewenstylkategorie tydens die US Woordfees.

Later in 2016 kondig die jurie van die Gourmand World Cookbook Awards aan dat Kook saam Kaaps, deur Koelsoem Kamalie en Flori Schrikker, die Nasionale Wenner is in die kategorie Beste Plaaslike Cuisine. Edouard Cointreau, die president van die jurie en die stigter van die Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, sê in sy commendatio: “This is a book with magic, bringing back local recipes which are family secrets from grannies in the Cape Town area.”

Hulle TV-reeks, Flori en Koelsoem se kosse wat op Via uitgesaai word, is in 2017 bekroon met ’n AKTV-Mediaveertjie. Die tweede reeks begin binnekort.

 
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Nie vir Ma’s Nie is dié resepteboek vir pa en die telge

Met dié boek word ma’s tydelik uit die kombuis verban, want jou wederhelf en kinders is van plan om jou te bederf met heerlike kos wat hulle sonder hulp of te veel moeite kan voorberei.

Nie vir Ma’s Nie se resepte is maklik, beproef en het stap-vir-stap aanwysings wat enige groentjie gemaklik sal laat in die kombuis.

Die boek verskaf ook die nodige omskakelingstabelle en wenke en laat kinders toe om meer te leer oor die doel van kombuistoerusting. Buiten heerlike resepte, is daar ook ’n hele hoop wenke wat kosmaak sommer kinderspeletjies maak.

Komaan, pa! Jy en die telge kan!

Daar is heerlike idees vir ontbyte, ligte etes, voorgeregte, kitskos, aandetes, bykosse, braaidisse, nageregte, teetyd-versnaperinge en smulgoed vir smulpape.

 
 

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Clover Tradisionele Suid-Afrikaanse Gunstelinge bevat resepte vir bunny chow, marog, smoorsnoek, isidudu en meer!

Clover Gunsteling Suid-Afrikaanse Kos
Suid-Afrika is ’n wonderlike vermenging van kulture en nêrens is dit meer duidelik as in die interessante verskeidenheid tradisionele kosgunstelinge nie. Die kombinasie van inheemse kulture en honderde jare se immigrasie beteken dat Suid-Afrika een van die wêreld se mees kleurryke en diverse kostradisies het.

In Clover Tradisionele Suid-Afrikaanse Gunstelinge deel ons iets van die verskeidenheid – soos ’n Bunny Chow, romerige marog, smoorsnoek, soetsuurlewer, vetkoek, isidudu, mashonza (mopaniewurms), wildspastei en botterhoender.

Met Clover aan die stuur, val die kollig natuurlik op Cloverprodukte wat op slim maniere inkorporeer word om smullekker resepte te ontwikkel – van ligte etes tot hoofgeregte en ietsie soet. Marlo Carstens het elkeen van die resepte getoets en toeganklik gemaak.

’n Persentasie van die boek se verkope word aan die Clover Mama Afrika-projek geskenk.
 
 

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Vrouekeur 50 Breipatrone bied splinternuwe breipatrone met verskeie temas

Vrouekeur 50 Breipatrone bied ’n breibonanza vir die ywerige handwerker.

Christa Swanepoel en Vrouekeur bied 50 splinternuwe breipatrone in een boek, opgedeel in vyf temas: Babas, Meisies, Seuns, Mans en Troeteldiere.

Die moeilikheidsgraad van die patrone en tegnieke wat gebruik word wissel, so die boek is ideaal vir beginners en brei-entoesiaste met meer gevorderde vaardighede.

Projekte wat aangepak word, wissel van skattige babamussies en -truitjies tot truie, serpe en musse vir kinders en mans. Troeteldierliefhebbers sal bly wees oor die hoofstuk wat items soos hondejassies, ’n drasak, ’n katbedtjie en troeteldierspeelgoed, bevat!

Die boek bevat ook ’n lys brei-afkortings in Afrikaans én Engels.

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Koeëlreën: Wapens, bloedspatsels en wonde – Wollie Wolmarans se sake bewys dat feite soms meer bisar is as fiksie…

Wollie Wolmarans is een van Suid-Afrika se bekendste forensiese deskundiges. Hy is al geroep in meer as 800 hofsake in Suid-Afrika, en oorsee. Een van sy mees bekende sake was Oscar Pistorius s’n; daarna het almal ’n opinie gehad oor spatmerke.

Gooi hierdie ongelooflike kennis saam met Japie Bogaards se vermoë om ’n spannende storie te vertel, dan het jy ’n feiteboek wat soos ’n riller lees.

Vir 240 bladsye vertel hierdie twee jou van ware sake, beide ter plaatse en in ander lande. So, al lesende, word ons al hoe meer vertroud met die studie van projektiele in vlug, die uitkenning van vuurwapens, hulle reikafstand en afvuurtempo, die snelheid van die projektiel, die merke wat op afgevuurde doppies en koeëls gelaat word, die aard van die wonde wat hulle veroorsaak, ja – ook bloedspatselpatrone en die chemiese reste wat koeëls laat op diegene wat daarmee in kontak was, as ook die versameling en berekening van data.

Koeëlreën is ’n fassinerende boek met sake wat tot die 1800s terugdateer.

Die moord op John F Kennedy word betrek, so ook die skrikbewind van die Beltway Snipers wat in 2002 talle mense sonder enige patroon afgemaai het.

Soos die boek vorder, leer die leser al hoe meer.

Verskeie Suid-Afrikaanse sake word betrek, ook die van Pistorius.

Van die interessantste gevalle is egter dié wat nie noodwendig die poniepers haal nie.

Een daarvan is Jamie Verhoef se saak. Die seun se lyk word in sy kamer op ’n afgeleë plaas naby Beaufort-Wes aangetref. Hy lê op sy jaggeweer, sy kop is vergruis. Was dit ’n ongeluk of selfdood? Die antwoord is belangrik, want daar is ’n polis, met ’n selfdoodklousule, van ’n miljoen rand op die spel. Meer nog: Daar is ’n gesin wat antwoorde soek.

Hoe haal regerings hulle teenstanders uit? Al gehoor van spioene en giftige sambrele? Koop die boek, sulke goed gebeur nie net in James Bond-films nie. Feite is soms veel meer bisar as fiksie.

Koeëlreën

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Kom geniet ’n Woord en Wingerd-viering van EK! EK! EK! deur Riette Rust in Pretoria

Uitnodiging na die bekendstelling van EK! EK! EK! Herken en hanteer narsiste deur Riette Rust

 
EK! EK! EK!: Herken en hanteer narsisteLAPA en Graffiti Boeke Menlyn Maine nooi jou graag na die bekendstelling van EK! EK! EK!: Herken en hanteer narsiste deur Riette Rust.

Kom geniet die Woord en Wingerd-viering op Donderdag, 17 November by Graffiti Menlyn Maine in Pretoria. Die geleentheid begin om 18:00 vir 18:30 en kaartjies kos R50 per persoon.

In EK! EK! EK! ondersoek Rust die narsisme-epidemie; hoe om narsiste te herken en hoe om hulle te hanteer.

Moenie dit misloop nie!

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Phyllis Green het onlangs met Rust gesels oor haar boek en die narsisme-epidemie. Lees die onderhoud om meer uit te vind oor hoe narsiste met jou kop kan smokkel:

Waarom wou jy ’n boek oor narsisme skryf?

Toe SARIE my in 2013 vra om ’n artikel oor die onderwerp te skryf – as opvolg van ’n leser s’n oor die onhoudbare nagmerrie waarin sy verkeer – het die onderwerp my ingesuig. Sielkunde is juis my passie. Tydens die skryfproses ontdek ek toe dat ek ’n paar narsiste in my lewe het, of gehad het.

Die verligting was onbeskryflik toe ek via my navorsing ontdek dat ek nie die een met die probleem is nie. Narsiste smokkel so met jou kop dat jy dit glo. Ek wou weet hoe om dié moeilike mense te hanteer. (Jy kan tog nie van ’n familielid of summier van jou baas ontslae raak nie.)

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Riette Rust ondersoek die narsisme-epidemie in EK! EK! EK! Herken en hanteer narsiste

EK! EK! EK!EK! EK! EK! Herken en hanteer narsiste deur Riette Rust is nou beskikbaar op LAPA se rakke:

Ja, dis ’n boek met hoofletters.

Soms is daar mense by die werk, of kerk, wat ook in hoofletters praat. Alles draai om hulle, alles moet volgens hulle program geskik word. Jy is moeg ná ’n vergadering en is nooit goed genoeg nie.

Klink dit bekend?

Wat van verhoudings? Hy is aantreklik, sjarmant en intelligent. Hy dra jou op die hande en julle hang aan mekaar se lippe, maar dan begin dinge verander. Hy vereis voltydse aandag, goedkeuring en bewondering. Vir jou gevoelens en behoeftes voel hy vere. Trouens, hy beheer jou ten volle. Hy het selfs jou drome by die venster uitgegooi. Niks is ooit sy skuld nie en hy sê ook nie hy is jammer nie. Waag jy dit om hom teen te gaan, of te kritiseer, gooi hy ’n woedebui wat ’n tweejarige sal laat skaamkry.

Klink dit bekend?

Talle van ons het al met sulke mense te doene gekry. Hulle is bitter moeilik om te mee saam te werk of te leef. Rust ondersoek die narsisme-epidemie; hoe om narsiste te herken en hoe om hulle te hanteer. Sy help veral met die vroeë waarskuwingstekens. Dan delf sy verder: Wat is die eienskappe van ’n narsis? Daar is selfs’n kontrolelys, sodat jy kan kyk of jy wel met ’n narsis te doen het.

Oor die outeur

Riette Rust is ’n skrywer en bekroonde vryskutjoernalis. Haar artikels in verskeie tydskrifte en koerante is met onder meer twee ATKV-Mediaveertjies asook ’n Citadel-prys vir finansiële joernalistiek bekroon. Die volgende boeke het ook uit haar pen verskyn: Lang bene & lipstiek – Gebruik jou seksualiteit en behaal sukses9781920518011 (2011), ’n Lyf onthou (2012) en Die aa tot oe van seks (2013). Sy is met JD, ’n regsadviseur, getroud. Hulle het twee dogters, Cara (23) en Zahn (28).

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Play your child healthy: A mini-gathering for parents on the importance of play

Saturday 27 August 2016, 11:00, Bibliophilia, 48 Albert Road, Woodstock

Join us for a brief, fun-filled morning where there is enough space to let the little ones run wild while you listen to three experts on the importance of play. The speeches will be over in 30 minutes.

Suggested programme

11:00 Letting the young ones loose

11:05 Welcome

11:10 Dr Elmarie Malek

Dr Malek is the head of General Paediatric specialist services at Tygerberg Academic Hospital.

She will explain how a baby’s brain develops during pregnancy and why parent interaction and stimulation are critically important. Taking time to be responsive to your baby and playing simple, stimulating games with your child develops important socio-emotional and cognitive skills. The care and stimulation a child receives during the first 1 000 days from conception to being a toddler will build confidence to explore, be curious and learn, and make success at school and employment as an adult much more likely.

11:20 Jacqui Couper

The Precious YearsJacqui is an occupational therapist and author of The Precious Years.

Although child development may seem automatic, each phase is unique and builds on what has gone before. Jacqui explains how to monitor child development, when to ask for expert advice and how to use low-cost material to stimulate your child during the formation of those precious developmental milestones.

The book is ideal for parents with kids between 0 and 3 years. It provides a balanced view on the developmental milestones, helps parents not to panic and teaches us how to play with the little ones.

11:25 Nadia Viljoen

1-2-3 Play to GrowNadia Viljoen is a qualified motor-skills therapist, swimming instructor and the author of 1-2-3 Play to grow, games for motor-skills development.

Ordinary games can help our kids with school-readiness and overcome various obstacles related to development. As a parent we need to make our kids develop both fine and gross motor skills. How? By playing with them!

Nadia’s book is aimed at parents with kids between 2 years and the teen-age years. It employs games like Rotten egg, Darkroom, Hand tennis, I spy, Tip-cat, Red Rover and even Clay-stick! The book also offers information on motor-skill goals for every age group in terms of balance, coordination, spatial orientation, rhythm, swiftness, reaction time and laterality.

11:30 Time for questions

Where?

Bibliophilia, is at 48 Albert Road, Woodstock. We are close to the Old Biscuit Mill, which is a good spot for a family breakfast, and to the Woodstock Brewery which serves a lekker lunch and locally-brewed craft beer.

RSVP: bibliophilia.info@gmail.com or 021 447 1773

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Mishandel, misbruik, misken: Joey Haarhoff se dogter deel haar lewensverhaal met Carla van der Spuy

Mishandel, misbruik, miskenMishandel, misbruik, misken: Joey Haarhoff was my ma deur Amor van der Westhuyzen, soos vertel aan Carla van der Spuy, is nou by LAPA beskikbaar:

Amor van der Westhuyzen, dogter van die berugte Joey Haarhoff wat saam met die pedofiel Gert van Rooyen ses jong meisies ontvoer het, se kinderjare was ’n riller. Joey het haar enigste dogter fisiek, verbaal en emosioneel mishandel, toegelaat dat Amor se eie pa haar seksueel misbruik en haar geheel en al as mens misken. Joey het as beheervraat vir dekades haar dogter se lewe gemanipuleer en oorheers. Selfs jare nà Joey se dood moes Amor nog ly as gevolg van haar ma se dade.

Maar sy het die trauma danksy pure vasberadenheid oorleef. Amor is ’n diep gelowige mens wat die siklus van haat en geweld stopgesit het. Sy wil hoop gee aan ander vroue wat deur hul naastes verniel is.

Mishandel, misbruik, misken is ook in Engels beskikbaar as Battered, abused, shamed.

Oor die outeur
Carla van der Spuy is ’n bekroonde vryskutjoernalis en skrywer van niefiksieboeke, insluitend Mens of monster (2012) en Bloed op haar hande (2015) wat deur Books LIVE gelys is as een van 2015 se mees verbysterende Suid-Afrikaanse ware-misdaad-boeke. Haar ongekompliseerde, openhartige gesprekke en haar gemaklike skryfstyl lei na indiepte, ware lewensverhale wat elkeen van haar lesers se hartsnare sal roer.

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‘The world is a very beautiful place; it’s humankind that makes it ugly’ – Read an excerpt from Flesh and Blood

‘The world is a very beautiful place; it’s humankind that makes it ugly’ – Read an excerpt from Flesh and Blood

 

Flesh and BloodVlees en bloedLAPA has shared an excerpt from the newly released Flesh and Blood, the true story of two sisters whose day job is cleaning up crime scenes, written by award-winning freelance journalist Riette Rust, with Eileen de Jager and Roelien Schutte.

Flesh and Blood is the sequel to the bestseller Blood Sisters, which was released in 2012, and is also available in Afrikaans as Vlees en bloed.
 

Crime writer Martin Steyn says the book is “fascinating” and “written with great detail, compassion and humour”.

The excerpt examines the psychological toll of what the sisters experience every day.

Read the excerpt:

Extract from Flesh and Blood, Riette Rust (LAPA Publishers, 2016)

Psychopaths and narcissists have a lack of empathy. The rest of us are deeply traumatised by the things the Blood Sisters have to confront on a daily basis. Not to mention the two of them. But if you had asked Eileen three years ago whether she was suffering from post-traumatic stress, she would probably have denied it. “I think I’m in denial because I’m someone who doesn’t fall apart easily,” she confesses now. “My colleagues need me every day to help with their franchises, their planning, and their work. I can’t afford to take a week off and tell them to make do on their own.”

But at least Eileen is aware of her stress levels and tries to de-stress as far as possible – especially since her colleagues have started noticing that she’s not a hundred percent herself anymore. “Apparently I come across as being ‘cold’.” This is in stark contrast with how people would normally describe her – as a warm, caring person. “I also have a shorter fuse,” she confesses.

Roelien acknowledges that she too is exhibiting symptoms of post-traumatic stress. “I experience terrible moods and outbursts. One minute I’m fine, and the next I am storming out just to clear my head for ten minutes,” she says. “At other times I feel sorry for myself, and I think the whole world is against me.” Sometimes she gets sad or angry about it, and at other times she may even think that she’s silly to feel that way.

There are also other signs that indicate that the Blood Sisters sometimes experience high levels of stress. Although Eileen’s nightmares have decreased she still struggles to get a good night’s sleep. “For a long time now I haven’t been able to lay my head down on the pillow and sleep soundly until the next morning,” she confesses. “I usually wake up in the middle of the night thinking that I’ve heard something. Then I get up to check it out. It really irks me.”

This Blood Sister says she doesn’t want to dream that there are criminals in her house, or about a shooting, murder or suicide every night. Neither does Roelien. And she gets terrible nightmares. “I’d dream that I’m lying in a pool of blood, and can’t get up or escape. Or I’m at a scene, but I’m standing still and can’t run away. There’s always some danger approaching me, and then I fail to get away.”

In her dreams, Roelien also sees herself inside the houses where the crimes have taken place. “It’s usually dark, but I never know where to switch on the lights. I feel my way around. And I slip around in lots of blood.”

The morning after such a nightmare, she finds herself in a peculiar mood, Roelien says. “I don’t feel like doing anything. But then you have to pull yourself together again and remind yourself that it was just a dream. You simply have to put it behind you.” When she wakes up from a nightmare, there’s nothing for it but to have a glass of water.

Eileen likes to relax with a good book – particularly science fiction, or a Wilbur Smith. “I need to derail my thoughts from what I see on a daily basis – blood, pieces of brain, bones and teeth.” The more gruesome or gross the events she’s had to experience that day, the more she wants to see beautiful things afterwards, Eileen says. “My favourite search words to Google are ‘something beautiful’.”

Doesn’t this kind of work make you cynical and bitter? “Yes, getting cynical and bitter is very easy,” Eileen acknowledges. That’s why she specifically looks out for beautiful things on her way home from work every day. “The world is a very beautiful place; it’s humankind that makes it ugly.”

Roelien says she often feels as if there is no beauty left in the world – “people are doing a good job of destroying everything”. But, just like Eileen, she purposefully decides to look out for beauty. “You’ve got to be able to tell yourself: You know what? There are also positive things in the world.”

That’s not to say that the Blood Sisters don’t have lots of fun too. Roelien laughingly tells of the day she had to lean over a bucket to reach some chemicals. She continued cleaning up but the blood on the bucket rim had left and image on her overall – that of a smiley face. “A crime scene is supposed to be a serious place. It’s all about respect.”

But it doesn’t take long to be yanked back to reality again. It may be the smell in a butchery, or of a chemical substance the refrigerator in a shop has been cleaned with. That may be all it takes to transport you back to a crime scene, the Blood Sisters say. “Right there in the supermarket, you sometimes relive every bloody detail again.”

So what keeps them on their feet emotionally? “Sometimes it may not work, but we purposefully try to forget the details of the scenes. There is no other way to manage such horrors.”

WHAT DO THE EXPERTS SAY?

No two people react to traumatic events in the same way, says registered counsellor Jacobie Müller. “In fact, only about 3% to 6% of the population suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.”

Different people have different processing mechanisms. If you often talk to others about what you’ve seen or experienced, or cry about it, or perhaps handle the trauma with black humour, you’ll be more resilient, meaning you will be able to bounce back to normality faster than others, she says.

You may also get used to the trauma you have to confront daily. “In such a case you are desensitised; it doesn’t affect you as much as it used to.”

Even if you don’t have such good processing mechanisms, you may be able to remain calm during a traumatic situation, but will experience shock afterwards, like starting to shake, or your blood pressure may fall rapidly.

Jacobie says there are different signs indicating post-traumatic stress: You may get flashbacks or nightmares. “Bloody dreams may be a sign of unprocessed aggression. You may subconsciously attach value to people, and then get angry because they’re being killed in such gruesome ways day after day.”

You may appear “colder” than before, have a shorter fuse, experience outbursts, look for comfort in food, or suffer selective memory loss. Because you are subliminally anxious, you don’t remember things such as whether you’ve indeed locked the door or not. You may also be more aggressive than usual and get irritated more easily, especially if you deny that the traumatic events have had an effect on you. Due to anxiety and depression you may burst into tears more easily than usual, and cry for much longer than you normally do, for instance when watching a sad movie.

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