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Watch Margaret Atwood’s 200 Women interview

“You can’t empower women without listening to their stories” – Gloria Steinem

 
200 women from a variety of backgrounds are asked the same five questions. Their answers are inspiring human stories of success and courage, love and pain, redemption and generosity. From well-known activists, artists, and innovators to everyday women whose lives are no less exceptional for that, 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 US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, actor and human rights activist Alfre Woodard, and Nobel laureate Jodi Williams, along with those who are making a difference behind the scenes around the world, such as Marion Wright Edelman, head of the Children’s Defense Fund.

Each interview is accompanied by a photographic portrait, resulting in a volume that is compelling in word and image – and global in its scope and resonance. This landmark book is published to coincide with an immersive travelling exhibition and an interactive website, building on this remarkable, ever-evolving project. With responses ranging from uplifting to heartbreaking, these women offer gifts of empowerment and strength inviting us to bring positive change at a time when so many are fighting for basic freedom and equality.

Local 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.

A minimum of 10% of the project’s revenue will be distributed to organisations devoted to protecting and advancing the rights of women. Each interviewee can nominate an organisation (or themselves if they are in financial need) to receive their portion of the charitable pool or they can select the principal charitable partner, the Graça Machel Trust.

Here the acclaimed Canadian author, Margaret Atwood, discusses happiness, the importance of conservation, freedom of expression, women’s rights, and what she considers to be the lowest depth of misery:

 

 

 

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Watch Embeth Davidtz’s 200 Hundred Women interview

In 200 Women Who Will Change the Way You See the World, 200 women from a variety of backgrounds are asked the same five questions. Their answers are inspiring human stories of success and courage, love and pain, redemption and generosity.

From well-known activists, artists, and innovators to everyday women whose lives are no less exceptional for that, 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 US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, actor and human rights activist Alfre Woodard, and Nobel laureate Jodi Williams, along with those who are making a difference behind the scenes around the world, such as Marion Wright Edelman, head of the Children’s Defense Fund.

Each interview is accompanied by a photographic portrait, resulting in a volume that is compelling in word and image – and global in its scope and resonance. This landmark book is published to coincide with an immersive travelling exhibition and an interactive website, building on this remarkable, ever-evolving project. With responses ranging from uplifting to heartbreaking, these women offer gifts of empowerment and strength inviting us to bring positive change at a time when so many are fighting for basic freedom and equality.

Local 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.

A minimum of 10% of the project’s revenue will be distributed to organisations devoted to protecting and advancing the rights of women. Each interviewee can nominate an organisation (or themselves if they are in financial need) to receive their portion of the charitable pool or they can select the principal charitable partner, the Graça Machel Trust.

Embeth Davidtz was born in Lafayette in Indiana, USA. She obtained a master’s degree from Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa. Davidtz has appeared in numerous films, including Matilda, Schindler’s List, Mansfield Park, Bicentennial Man and Bridget Jones’s Diary, and in television programmes that include Californication, Mad Men and Ray Donovan. She was diagnosed with stage-three breast cancer in 2013 and underwent chemotherapy, immunological treatment, lymph-node removal surgery and a mastectomy. Davidtz has been in remission since 2013.

Here she tells the authors what really matters to her and what she regards as the lowest depth of misery:


 

 

200 Women Who Will Change the Way You See the World

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  • 200 Women Who Will Change the Way You See the World by Ruth Hobday, edited by Kieran Scott, Geoff Blackwell, Sharon Gelman, Marianne Lassandro
    EAN: 978-1-928257-41-7
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200 Women: Zoleka Mandela on what really matters to her

“You can’t empower women without listening to their stories” – Gloria Steinem

 
 
200 Women Who Will Change the Way You See the World200 women from a variety of backgrounds are asked the same five questions. Their answers are inspiring human stories of success and courage, love and pain, redemption and generosity. From well-known activists, artists, and innovators to everyday women whose lives are no less exceptional for that, 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 US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, actor and human rights activist Alfre Woodard, and Nobel laureate Jodi Williams, along with those who are making a difference behind the scenes around the world, such as Marion Wright Edelman, head of the Children’s Defense Fund.

Each interview is accompanied by a photographic portrait, resulting in a volume that is compelling in word and image – and global in its scope and resonance. This landmark book is published to coincide with an immersive travelling exhibition and an interactive website, building on this remarkable, ever-evolving project. With responses ranging from uplifting to heartbreaking, these women offer gifts of empowerment and strength inviting us to bring positive change at a time when so many are fighting for basic freedom and equality.

Local 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.

A minimum of 10% of the project’s revenue will be distributed to organisations devoted to protecting and advancing the rights of women. Each interviewee can nominate an organisation (or themselves if they are in financial need) to receive their portion of the charitable pool or they can select the principal charitable partner, the Graça Machel Trust.

Here Zoleka Mandela answers the question What really matters to you?

200 Women Who Will Change the Way You See the World

Book details

  • 200 Women Who Will Change the Way You See the World by Ruth Hobday, edited by Kieran Scott, Geoff Blackwell, Sharon Gelman, Marianne Lassandro
    EAN: 978-1-928257-41-7
    Find this book with BOOK Finder!

» read article

“You can’t empower women without listening to their stories,” Gloria Steinem said. 200 Women listens.

“You can’t empower women without listening to their stories” – Gloria Steinem

 
 
200 Women Who Will Change the Way You See the World200 women from a variety of backgrounds are asked the same five questions. Their answers are inspiring human stories of success and courage, love and pain, redemption and generosity. From well-known activists, artists, and innovators to everyday women whose lives are no less exceptional for that, 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 US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, actor and human rights activist Alfre Woodard, and Nobel laureate Jodi Williams, along with those who are making a difference behind the scenes around the world, such as Marion Wright Edelman, head of the Children’s Defense Fund.

Each interview is accompanied by a photographic portrait, resulting in a volume that is compelling in word and image – and global in its scope and resonance. This landmark book is published to coincide with an immersive travelling exhibition and an interactive website, building on this remarkable, ever-evolving project. With responses ranging from uplifting to heartbreaking, these women offer gifts of empowerment and strength inviting us to bring positive change at a time when so many are fighting for basic freedom and equality.

Local 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.

A minimum of 10% of the project’s revenue will be distributed to organisations devoted to protecting and advancing the rights of women. Each interviewee can nominate an organisation (or themselves if they are in financial need) to receive their portion of the charitable pool or they can select the principal charitable partner, the Graça Machel Trust.

Book details

  • 200 Women Who Will Change the Way You See the World by Ruth Hobday, edited by Kieran Scott, Geoff Blackwell, Sharon Gelman, Marianne Lassandro
    EAN: 978-1-928257-41-7
    Find this book with BOOK Finder!

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The New York Times quote Eusebius McKaiser’s Run Racist Run in article about ‘apartheid’s ghosts’

Run Racist RunThe New York Times has been reading Books LIVE – and use a quote from Eusebius McKaiser’s new book Run Racist Run, published in an excerpt on our site, in their article “Raw Tensions Over Race Fester in South Africa”.

The article says “apartheid’s ghosts still stalk the land”, and refers to a “series of bitter controversies”, specifically the controversial statements made on social media by Penny Sparrow, Velaphili Khumalo and Chris Hart that ensured South Africans had a rocky start to 2016.

These controversies, the report says, show that “two decades of democracy have muted neither the perception nor the reality of inequality”

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In many ways, the debate is far more nuanced than in the supremacist past, exposing myriad resentments of privilege and entitlement, victimhood and reward, and even raising the question of who may set the racial agenda and on what terms.

“Not all whites were or are perpetrators of anti-black racism,” Eusebius McKaiser, a prominent author and social commentator, wrote in a new book, “Run Racist Run: Journeys Into the Heart of Racism.”

However, he said, “all whites benefited and still benefit from the history of anti-black oppression.”

 
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“I Understand that I may be Seeing You Soon”: Watch Al-Qaeda Hostage Stephen McGown’s Hopeful Video

Imtiaz Sooliman and the Gift of the GiversEarlier this week a video of Stephen McGown was released by his captors.

McGown was captured 4 years ago while visiting Mali, and has since been held captive by al-Qaeda. The video shows that he is alive and healthy, and hopeful that he will be released soon.

In the video, McGown thanks the South African government for its continued efforts to negotiate his release and also gives thanks to Gift of the Givers for their involvement. He says: “I hope you are all well back home. I understand that I may be seeing you soon. I believe that there is an organisation involved now, a South African organisation, brokering the release”.

Watch the video:

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Following the release of the hostage video, eNCA interviewed Malcolm McGown, Stephen’s father. McGown senior says he is in constant contact with Imtiaz Sooliman, founder and head of Gift of the Givers, who has kept him updated on the hostage negotiation. The organisation’s work is cause for great hope for the family.

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Watch “12 Purple Figs” – An Inspirational Short Food Film Styled by Marlene van der Westhuizen

Secrets of a French Cooking ClassSecrets of a French Cooking Class author Marlene van der Westhuizen recently teamed up with Deryck van Steenderen to create an incredibly beautiful short food film entitled “12 Purple Figs”.

The premise of the film is a delicious recipe for an unforgettable Purple Fig Tart, also found in Secrets of a French Cooking Class. It calls for 12 purple figs, baked with sticky brown sugar, before being settled into a mixture of almond flour, castor sugar, eggs and cream and baked until golden brown.

Watch the video and be inspired to create your own version of Van der Westhuizen’s tart:

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Try Marlene van der Westhuizen’s Recipe for Magrets de Canard with Cassis and Pears

Secrets of a French Cooking ClassMichael Oliver has shared Marlene van der Westhuizen’s recipe for Magrets de Canard with Cassis and Pears on his website.

The recipe, which comes out of Van der Westhuizen’s newest book Secrets of a French Cooking Class, uses well-fattened and wonderfully tasty duck breasts and flavour combinations that bring out the best in the meat.

Try the recipe:

6 duck breasts
salt and white pepper
1 T freshly chopped sage
300 ml Pinot noir
1 T honey
2 cloves
1 star anise
2 bay leaves
6 pears, peeled, cored and sliced in quarters
75 ml crème de cassis
250 g blueberries
50 g butter
a handful of sage

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Win a Copy of Lampedusa Pie, Market Food, Secrets of a French Cooking Class or Season’s Bounty

Lampedusa PieMarket FoodSecrets of a French Cooking ClassSeason's Bounty: Cooking with nature's abundance

To celebrate Easter and the deliciousness the long weekend entails, Bookstorm is giving away cookbooks.

To stand a chance of winning Lampedusa Pie by Andrea Burgener, Market Food by Dianne Stewart, Lissa Stewart and Jessica Cairns, Secrets of a French Cooking Class by Marlene van der Westhuizen or Season’s Bounty: Cooking with nature’s abundance by Sophia Lindop.

All you have to do to stand a chance of winning one of these fabulous books is tell Bookstorm what you will be eating this Easter, and indicate which book you would most like to win (decisions, decisions).

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The Easter long weekend is almost here. Let us know what deliciousness you will be whipping up for lunch this Easter…

Posted by Bookstorm on Tuesday, 31 March 2015

 

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A Recipe to Celebrate Early Autumn: Slow Cooked Chicken with Dried Figs by Marlene van der Westhuizen

Secrets of a French Cooking ClassLooking for the perfect dinner dish to celebrate the changing of the season?

Michael Olivier has shared another recipe from Secrets of a French Cooking Class by Marlene van der Westhuizen, this time for Early Autumn Chicken with Dried Figs.

“As in most slow-cooked dishes, this recipe requires a little deglazing. To ‘deglaze’ a pan simply means that you heat stock or wine together with the cooking juices and sediment that is left sticking to the pan after roasting in order to make a sauce,” Van der Westhuizen advises. Autumn is her favourite season because the available fresh produce reminds her of “a simpler life”.

Try the slow cooked chicken recipe:

What you’ll need…

12 dried figs
300 ml red port
3 T extra virgin olive oil
1 T butter
1.5 kg chicken, portioned
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
3 leeks, sliced into pennies and washed well
2 t freshly ground coriander
2 bay leaves
6 garlic cloves, peeled
1 celery stalk, chopped
2 carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
1 bouquet garni
1 L chicken stock

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