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03
APR

Amabookabooka: The quarantine chronicles - Judy Klipin

Ten years ago Judy Klipin was an unhappy, disillusioned, chronically
stressed, seriously single, semi-employed consultant. Today she is a
calm, settled, happy master life coach - and the author of two
important books, Recover from your Childhood: Life Lessons for the
Adult Child and Recover from Burnout. Judy has been waging a war
against the scourge of burnout and with South Africa being one of the
world’s most stressed countries she has had her work cut out for her.
Now the world is turned upside down and in a few short months our
lives have changed forever, making stress levels next level. In
today’s episode of Amabookabooka, Judy explains how not to burn out in
the age of lockdown.
02
APR

Amabookabooka: The quarantine chronicles - Fred Khumalo

I Write, Said Fred: Fred Khumalo, according to one of his publishers,
has been described as a ‘reluctant Zulu’, ‘clever black’ and an ‘equal
opportunity offender’, but for Amabookabooka he is one of South
Africa’s leading story tellers - who blends history and fiction into
thrilling novels. He’s written 11 books. His first, Bitches Brew,
turned 15 this year. His latest is The Longest March, which tells the
tale of 7000 Zulu miners who walked for 10 days from Johannesburg to
Ladysmith in 1899. Fred took this historical event and added a love
triangle. He then showed that he’s not 'all talk and no walk' and
followed in the footsteps of the miners, making the 350km journey by
foot. He talks to us about the similarities between writing and
walking, how he's keeping sane during the lockdown, and the worst
person to be isolated with (spoiler alert: this person's name starts
with an 'S' and ends with a 'teveHofmeyr').
01
APR

Amabookabooka: The quarantine chronicles - Hedi Lampert

Hedi Lampert is an award-winning writer, editor and the lead vocalist and keyboard player for Echo and the Merry Men. She has also grown up with an aunt who suffers from the genetic disorder Fragile X syndrome, and Hedi spent the last 15 years researching the condition, which has resulted in her just-published novel The Trouble with my Aunt. The book tells the story of 32-year-old Leah Fine who is at the centre of a complicated family saga, incorporating an intriguing medical conundrum. It’s a gripping and heart-warming story of love, romance and the bond of family. It’s also told with dollops of humour. As author Gus Silber writes, “The Trouble with my Aunt grabs you by the heart and never lets go.”
31
MAR

Amabookabooka: The quarantine chronicles - Sara-Jayne Makwala-King

Sara-Jayne Makwala-King is the queen of Late Night Radio. She is also
the author of the riveting memoir Killing Karoline, which documents
her journey from Karoline to Sara-Jayne back to Karoline and then
finally - and triumphantly - to Sara-Jayne once again. It’s a powerful
and poignant story about an affair between a black man and a white
woman in apartheid South Africa, a primal wound, identity, adoption,
belonging, sort of belonging, not really belonging, rejection, loss,
hair trauma, the pencil test, race and racism. The book, like
Sarah-Jane herself, is smart, thoughtful and authentic. Sarah-Jane
gives us a sneak preview of the new book she’s working on … and we are
desperate for her to finish it so we can read it.
30
MAR

Amabookabooka: The quarantine chronicles - IMRAAN COOVADIA

Author’s Lockdown: T minus 18: Today’s guest is one of the best
novelists to come out of South Africa - and if you don’t believe us
ask Gary Shteyngart - that’s what the Super Sad True Love Story author
said of Imraan Coovadia, adding that his prose is 'charming, clever
and sly'. Enver Eleven, the central figure in Imraan's latest novel A
Spy in Time, has a very useful machine... one which could save the
world right now.
28
MAR

Amabookabooka: The quarantine chronicles - DEON MEYER

T - 19 Days to Freedom. If crime writing had a king it would probably be Lee Child. If it had a mayor, though, it would definitely be the award-winning, best-selling Deon Meyer, who is today’s guest on Amabookabooka: The Quarantine Chronicles. Deon has written 13 novels which have been published in more than 40 countries. His 2017 book Fever imagines the world devastated by an infectious disease that spreads rapidly and catastrophically, before preventive measures can be developed. Sound familiar?
27
MAR

Amabookabooka - Melissa Volker

n our second episode of Amabookabooka: The quarantine chronicles we interview ‘Sup surfing diva, beauty therapist and the world’s only environmental romance author, Melissa Volker, who weaves romance, suspense and eco-fiction into nail-biting plots and unputdownable novels. Spoiler alert: 10 hours into the lockdown she hadn't yet run out of toilet paper!
26
MAR

Amabookabooka: The quarantine chronicles - GUS SILBER

Welcome to Amabookabooka: The quarantine chronicles. Today’s episode features author, journalist, satirist, and social media superstar Gus Silber whose latest book, Electric Graffiti, is a collection of his meaningful musings, wise witticisms, dashing descriptions, poignant ponderings and gentle observations about life, which at the moment, he says, can be summed up in one phrase: My Fok, Marelize.
18
DEC
2017

Amabookabooka George Euvrard

Today’s Amabookabooka guest is Tom to my Jerry; Moriarty to my Holmes; Lex Luthor to my Superman; Newman to my Seinfeld; and Gupta to my Gordhan.
04
DEC
2017

Amabookabooka Imraan Coovadia

Today's episode of Amabookabooka was recorded in 2015 and features Imraan Coovadia, author of The Wedding, Green-Eyed Thieves, High Low In-between, and The Institute for Taxi Poetry and Tales of the Metric. Imraan, a UCT professor, has won all the South African literary awards that matter.
27
NOV
2017

Amabookabooka Jonathan Jansen

Today's Amabookabooka guest is Prof Jonathan Jansen - a husband, father, academic, leader, joke-teller, peace maker, columnist and compelling story-teller. He is also a teacher – and his books – and his written a lot of books - are all about lessons.

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