Christmas Gift Guide: 9 Books We Recommend Gifting Your BookWorm Friend

Are you searching for great books to gift your bookworm friend this Christmas? We came up with 9 books we thought you should give and receive for the holidays.

  1. South Africa at Liberty   by Yasser Booley
    Yasser Booley showcases photographs taken over 22 years. South Africa at Liberty is his debut. It is a collection that features text contributions from renowned photographer Pieter Hugo. The curation is by Ingrid Masondo and art historian Tambudzai La Verne Ndlovu.
  2. General History of Africa Volume 1-3
    The UNESCO General History of Africa reflects how the different peoples of Africa view their civilizations. The books also show the historical relationships between the various parts of the continent. Historical connections with other continents demonstrate Africa’s contribution to the development of human civilization. Each volume is lavishly illustrated and contains a comprehensive bibliography.
  3. The Sporting Madiba: 50 Famous Photos  by Gallo Photos
    In this book, you will see over 50 photos of memorable moments of the sporting Madiba, as well as sports stars paying tribute to Madiba after his death.
  4. Hiking Trails of South Africa  by Willie Olivier
    Brought fully up-to-date, with new trails included and all booking information revised, this fourth edition of Hiking Trails of South Africa is the essential guide for every hiker. Written by well-known author Willie Olivier, this comprehensive guide describes more than 500 trails, offering something for everyone – from the casual ambler to the experienced hiker.
  5. Star Maps for Southern Africa – An Easy Guide to the Night Skies by Albert Jansen
    Divided into 12 sets, the maps cover all eight principal views of the sky (N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, and NW) for each month of the year and for different times during each night. For each set of star maps, the reader is alerted to prominent stars and constellations visible during that period of viewing. In this newly released edition, connecting lines have been applied between the stars to help map out the constellations for easy identification.  Terms and concepts are explained and frequently asked questions are addressed.
  6.  200 Women – Who Will Change the Way You See the World edited by Ruth Hobday
    200 women from a variety of backgrounds are asked the same five questions. Each woman shares her unique replies to questions like “What really matters to you?” and “What would you change in the world if you could?” Interviewees include Graça Machel, Caster Semenya, Zelda la Grange, Mpho Tutu van Furth, Hlubi Mboya, Sahm Venter, Joanne Fedler, Ingrid le Roux, Gillian Slovo and Zoleka Mandela, among others
  7. Reweaving the Soul of the Nation by Mmatshilo Motsei
    The book writes about the political economy of Africa and tackles the breakdown of values in communities, politics, and other social movements. Taking lessons from the patience and dedication of a weaver finch, the book is an invitation to the reader to reweave the fractured soul of the nation.
  8. Vaya: Untold Stories Of Johannesburg – The People And Stories That Inspired The Award-Winning Film by Harriet Perlman, et al.
    Film tie-in book with Akin Omotoso’s latest film Vaya, national release 27 October 2017. Through personal stories that are intimate and hard-hitting, Vaya will both surprise and shock you. It offers a rare lens into life in Johannesburg and amplifies the voices of people who live on the city’s margins.
  9. Poetry Potion Bundle: The Language Issue; This Woman is; Poems of Freedom by Various Writers
    Poetry Potion was founded in 2007 as a free platform for poets to publish their poetry and for poetry lovers to discover new poetry. This online poetry journal features poet profiles of known and established poets, Q&As with up-and-coming poets, reviews, videos, podcasts and lots of poetry.  Poets come from South Africa, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Uganda, Ireland, the USA, and many other countries.

Happy Holidays!