In this book, Tlhabi recalls her strong connection as an eleven year old girl with a rumoured gangster, murderer and rapist, Mabegzo. Through deep emotional conversations with his family and those who knew him, Tlhabi tries to piece together the puzzle of Mabegzo and what draw her to him.
To enter and stand a chance of winning the signed copy of Endings and Beginnings email email@example.com with your name and address and “Endings and Beginnings” as your subject line. The competition closes on Friday 30 November at 5:00 PM.
Henna, who has two children, spoke about story time being the best quality time and about the importance of respecting what stories your children want to hear.
Actress, Survivor contestant and now author, Bonnie Henna takes a break from the launch of her autobiography Eyebags and Dimples (Jacana Media) to talk motherhood and helping your child grow.
The 33-year-old mother of two, now based in Cape Town, shares her storytelling secrets with the Nal’ibali reading-for-enjoyment initiative – and tells us why reading with your kids is the best quality time you can get.
Being a parent is a beautiful yet humbling experience. We learn so much about parenting from the way we are parented, without even questioning our beliefs. Deciding how you want to uniquely parent your children takes constant effort and evaluation, most of all commitment.
“Know Thyself!” These words are emblazoned not just on the Temple of Apollo at Delphi, but also on your haversack (we didn’t call them backpacks in 1988), which is propped up next to you in this photograph. Looking back now, it may have seemed odd at the time, for a 16-year-old to choose that maxim while her peers have opted to graffiti their school bags with S.W.A.K. (sealed with a kiss), “roses are red …” and love is …, but considering the desk from which you’re writing this letter, it all makes perfect sense!
If Redi Tlhabi could speak to the chubby 16½-year-old self she once was, what in the world would she say? What does chef extraordinaire, Reuben Riffel, think of when he reminisces about his younger years?
Win, win, win! If you had the opportunity to send a letter to yourself aged 16½, what would you say? Share on Jacana Media’s Facebook page and you could win a signed copy of From Me to Me and the chance to be a part of the breakfast launch at the Mall of Rosebank with Redi Tlhabi, McIntosh Polela, Elvis Blue, Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse, Melanie Bala and many more. Competition closes Friday, 27 July.
Daniel Jardim, co-author of The Cake the Buddha Ate: More Quiet Food, recently featured within the pages of Get It: Joburg East, where he was interviewed about his vegetarian lifestyle and shared some of his recipes from the book, including lemon, ginger and coconut slices, Asian salad, and spelt penne with tofu, red pepper and arame:
Daniel’s relationship with food started at a yoiung age as he grew up in a family where his grandparents were great cooks and his mother, Mimi Jardim, is well known as the owner of the Jardim Cookery School in Edenvale.
He became a vegetarian at the age of 13. “At the time I was very much concerned about the welfare of animals, and giving up meat was definitely the beginning of an on-going adventure in the kitchen. Most of my time spent teaching now is encouraging pweople to make informed choices about the food they eat and to celebrate the glorious variety of ingredients out there. “
Jacana Media is currently running two separate competitions on their Facebook and Twitter pages. The prize? A R500 website voucher to one lucky fan on either platform!
To enter the Facebook competition, all you need to do is get your friends, family, teachers, pets, anyone you can, to like Jacana’s Facebook page. Once they’ve have “liked” the page they’ll need to comment under the competition post, mentioning your name so when the page gets to 500 likes, we know who got the most likes for us. To clarify: If Richard de Nooy gets Lolly Jackson to like Jacana on Facebook, Jackson must post a comment mentioning “Richard de Nooy”. Simple? We think so. Go for it!
To enter the competiton on Twitter you’ll need to retweet Jacana’s “Follow @JacanaMedia” message to your followers. Follow the tweets below for instructions:
Win a R500 Jacana website voucher! Follow the next tweets for instructions.
Zapiro.com is giving away a signed copy of the latest collection of annual cartoons by Zapiro, The Last Sushi. At the end of the year, one lucky Zapiro fan will be picked at random from those who have registered at Zapiro.com.
To enter the competition, simply register online at Zapiro.com – the home of Zapiro’s latest and greatest cartoons and caricatures.
“I think that what people eat tells you an awful lot about who they really are,” Trapido told Top Billing presenter Simba Mhere. In Hunger for Freedom, Trapido looked at every important moment in Nelson Mandela’s life and found out “what was on the table”. She included the recipes for these dishes in this “biography told through food”. Watch a snippet from the interview with Trapido:
The recipe for Mrs Naidoo’s Crab Curry, one of the dishes Trapido made on Top Billing, follows below:
2 Tablespoons olive oil
3 teaspoons fennel seeds
6 curry leaves
2 teaspoons black mustard seeds
5 green cardamom pods, crushed
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
2cm fresh ginger, grated
2 large cloves of garlic, crushed
1 medium white onion, finely chopped
2 fresh red chillies, finely sliced (or to taste – if you like hot add more, if you dont add less)
1 teaspoon turmeric
2 Tablespoons masala (or to taste – if you like hot add more)
6 ripe tomatoes, grated (plus 1 TBS white sugar if the tomatoes are sour)
at least 4 whole cooked crab claws per person
1 x 400ml tin coconut milk (optional – it reduces heat so use
3 Tablespoons brown tamarind dissolved in 1/2 cup of water (just leave out if we dont find)
fresh coriander for garnish
Stand the chance to win a copy of Hunger for Freedom, by simply naming one of the dishes Trapido prepared on Top Billing. Send your answer, together with your name, contact number and postal address to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Hunger for Freedom” in the subject line. Competition closes 5 August 2011.
We all know how difficult it is for poets to get published… This is your opportunity. The deadline for submissions for the Sol Plaatje Poetry Award has been extended to 1 March 2010. The inaugural Sol Plaatje Poetry Award for poetry in ALL 11 South African languages will be awarded later this year. The jury will be convened by South African Poet Laureate, Keorapetse (Willie) Kgositsile.
All selected works will be published in an annual anthology.
Selected poets will be invited to appear at a South African poetry festival.
A cash prize of R10 000 will be divided among the selected poets.
Entrants are encouraged to write in their mother tongue.
Poems may not have been published in book form before, but may have been published in journals or magazines.
Entries are limited to 3 poems per poet.
Entrants must be South African citizens permanently resident in South Africa.
Entries must include 6 copies of each poem entered plus a soft copy in a suitable word-processing package. No handwritten entries will be considered.
Entries must include a one-page biography of the author, including the name of their poem and current contact details.
The award is judged blind and therefore any poems that include the author’s name will be disqualified.
Submit your entries by 1 March 2010 in a clearly marked envelope indicating the award and the language of entry
European Union Literary Awards
PO Box 291784
or deliver by hand to:
10 Orange St
Sunnyside, Auckland Park