From Para to Dakar – Joey Evans

Only one South African biker crossed this year’s finish line of the Dakar Rally, and that was Joey Evans.  And freshly unpacked on the bookshop shelves is his book From Para to Dakar.

What makes his story incredible is his journey to even get to the start line, and Joey’s book had me cheering and crying as I tore through the pages.

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Here’s the synopsis:

Joey Evans has always loved bikes, from his first second-hand Raleigh Strika bicycle at the age of six to the powerful off-road machines that became his passion later on in his life. His dream was one day to ride the most gruelling off-road race in the world, the 9000km Dakar Rally.

In 2007 his dream was shattered when he broke his back in a racing accident. His spinal cord was crushed, leaving him paralysed from just below his chest. Doctors gave him a 10 per cent chance of ever walking again.

Many would have given up and become resigned to life in a wheelchair, but not Joey Evans. Not only would he get back on his feet and walk, but he would also keep his Dakar dream alive. It was a long and painful road to recovery, involving years of intensive rehabilitation and training, but he had the love and support of both family and friends and an incredible amount of determination.

Joey shares the many challenges he and his family faced, relating the setbacks, as well as successes, along the way to the Dakar start line. But the start line was only the first goal – his sights were set on reaching the finish line, which he did in 2017 – the only South African to do so. 

From Para to Dakar is so much more than the story of one man reaching the Dakar finish line. It is a story of friendship and respect, compassion and kindness. It is about defying the odds to reach a dream, it is about grit, endurance and raw courage, and it is inspiring in its true heroism.

Says Joey: I’ve realised that when things are really tough and there seems no hope for the future, it’s sometimes just Chapter One of a really cool story, and the ending is entirely up to you.’

To buy a copy of From Para to Dakar click HERE.

 

My Money – Gerald Mwandiambira

Freshly unpacked on the bookshop shelves is Gerald Mwandiambira‘s book My Money - A Financial Planning Guide for Ordinary People.

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Money is a tool that we can all master. You choose to either be a ‘Money Slave’ or a ‘Money Master’.

Imali Yami · Chelete Yaka · My Geld · My Money is a practical, easy to read, personal finance book – a guide that will help many South Africans begin to create wealth and not fear the subject of personal financial planning.

A treasure trove of useful advice and tips, this book is essential reading to gain a basic understanding of money mechanics. A guide to help you find your confidence, and see money as it really is – a tool that anyone can use.

With a chapter dedicated to almost every financial situation we face in our lives,  My Money will become your go-to book that will help you unlock your financial potential and gain control of your financial affairs.

You, too, have the potential to become a ‘Money Master’.

To buy a copy of My Money click HERE.

“Gerald provides bite-sized, easily accessible information to help you on your money journey.” – MAYA FISHER-FRENCH, Award Winning Financial Journalist and author of Maya on Money

 

The Book of Samson – Linda Park

There is a vast wealth of innate wisdom in the wild, if we would only listen.

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This gem of a book, The Book of Samson written by Linda Park, is a must read for any person who finds themselves at one of life’s many crossroads.

Humanity today, while technologically advanced, is so busy doing that they have forgotten how to be. They have lost heart. The Book of Samson contains deep truths that come from the hearts of the animals. These truths, explained from the perspective of wildlife, are very easy to grasp. Truths that, with courage, will make an immense difference.

The Book of Samson is a personal journey. It will take you deep into your own being and raise many questions. Questions that will only become clear when you reach that quiet place in your mind. Lions have both heart and courage. Allow them to walk this journey with you.

A mind-shifting experience from beginning to end, The Book of Samson will take you through a thought provoking process and will deliver a message so clear and strong, posing the question, where did I go wrong?

To buy a copy of The Book of Samson click HERE.