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DAVID KOLOANE AWARD, WRITERS' MENTORSHIP, 2017, Bag Factory Artists' Studios
76pp., b/w & colour illus., paperbaxk, Johannesburg, 2017. R140
The David Koloane Award, established in 2010, provides various mentorship residencies for young artists, who are mentored by artists based at the Bag Factory.

The 2017 edition of the award was given to arts writers Lokho Witbooi, Nolan Stevens and Siya Masuku. They were mentored by Ashraf Jamal and Robyn Sassen. This book includes contributions by the 3 recipients, a foreword by Robyn Sassen, an afterword by Ashraf Jamal, and an essay by David Koloane.
46 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2005. OUT OF STOCK
Catalogue of the exhibition, Warren Siebrits Modern and Contemporary Art, Johannesburg, 2005.

Magazines included in the exhibition are "The Purple Renoster", "Contrast", "The Classic", "Sestiger", "New Coin", "Wurm", "Ophir", "Kol", "Bolt", "Izwi", "Snarl", "New Classic", "Donga", "Inspan" & "Staffrider". A number of well-knowm artists and photographers designed covers for some of these magazines, for example Wopko Jensma, Dumile Feni, Walter Battiss, Norman Catherine, Pat Mautloa, Sam Nhlengetwa, Omar Badsha, Paul Weinberg and many others.
Adam (J.) et. al. SECOND AID, doorstops, drip-catchers and other symbiotic gadgets
136 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Ludwigsburg, (2000) 2003. OUT OF PRINT
Published to accompany the exhibition, "Türbremse, Tropfenfänger und andere obligate Symbionten", curated by Jörg Adam & Dominik Harborth, Berlin, Germany, 2000.

"The gadgets referred to in this book as "second aids" were called 'Helfershelfer' in the original German edition. A "helper's helper", to use a literal translation, is a secondary assistant; the term is often used somewhat derogatorily to denote a lackey or accomplice...the unpretentious, accomplice 'add-on' object becomes a perfect tool to explain industrial design, mainstream aesthetics, marketing philosophies, the historical and sociological heritage of products and the ambitions and trials of modern inventors".

Essays include "The Habits of the Gorilla" by Ivan Vladislavíc. A "gorilla" is a gadget one can attach to the stearing wheel to secure a car against theft.

Includes a 32 pp. supplement, "Second Aid for Design Icons, Salif Aid, Sit-Kit, Left Link, Millenium Clip, Soft-Grip-Set, Cap".

Originally published in German.
Arnold (M.) & Schmahmann (B.) eds. BETWEEN UNION AND LIBERATION, women artists in South Africa 1910-1994
230 pp., map, colour & b/w illus., hardback, d.w., Aldershot & Burlington, 2005. OUT OF PRINT
Essays include "Visual Culture in Context: the implications of union and liberation" & "Eurpoean Modernism and African Domicile: women painters and the search for identity" by Marion Arnold, "Constance Stuart Larabee's Photographs of the Ndundza Ndebele: performance and history beyond the modernist frame" by Brenda Danilowitz, "Art, Gender Ideology and Afrikaner Nationalism - a case study" by Liese van der Watt, "Technologies and Transformations: baskets, women and change in twentieth-century KwaZulu-Natal" by Nessa Leibhammer, "Breaking the Mould: women ceramists in Kwa-Zulu-Natal" by Wilma Cruise, "On Pins and Needles: gender politics and embroidery projects before the first democratic election" & Representing Regulation - Rendering Resistance: female bodies in the art of Penny Siopis" by Brenda Schmahmann, "Narratives of Migration in the Works of Noria Mabasa and Mmakgabo Sebidi" by Jacqueline Nolte & "Florence Phillips, Patronage and the Arts at the Time of Union" by Jillian Carman.
Atkinson (B.) & Breitz (C.) eds. GREY AREAS, representation, identity and politics in contemporary South African art
321 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 1999. OUT OF PRINT
Foreword by Mandla Langa. Includes essays by Marion Arnold, Emma Bedford, Jeremy Cronin, Patricia Davison, Neville Dubow, Marlene Dumas, Sue Williamson and Andries Walter Oliphant.
Balseiro (I.) & Masilela (N.) eds. TO CHANGE REELS, film and culture in South Africa
272 pp., paperback, Detroit, 2003. R240
Essays include ""The New African Movement and the Beginnings of Film Culture in South Africa" by Ntongela Masilela, "The Politics of Leisure during the Early Days of South African Cinema" by Bhekizizwe Peterson, "'What Sort of Memorial?' 'Cry the Beloved Country' on film" by Mark Beittel, "'Jump the Gun': departing from a racist/feminist nexus in postapartheid cinema" by Laura Twiggs, "Sexuality, Power, and the Black Body in 'Mapantsula' and 'Fools'" by Kgafela oa Magogodi, and more.
Bank (A.) & (L.) eds. KRONOS 30, journal of Cape History/ tydskrif vir Kaaplandse geskiedenis, special issue: Eastern Cape
256 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2004. R190
Includes "Framing African Women: visionaries in southern African and their photographic afterlife, 1850-2004" by Helen Bradford and "'Oh Hurry to the River': the meaning of 'uMamlambo' models in the Tyumie Valley, Eastern Cape" by Seán Morrow and Nwabisa Vokwana.
Bank (A.) ed. KRONOS 31, journal of Cape history, November 2005
288 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2005. R190
Articles include "History and Film: a roundtable discussion of 'Proteus'" edited by Susan Newton-King. "Proteus" is a feature film directed by Jack Lewis (South Africa) & John Greyson (Canada). Also includes "The Private Performance of Events" colonial period rock art from the Swartruggens" by Simon Hall & Aron Mazel & "Photography with a Difference: Leon Levson's camera studies and photographic exhibitions of native life in South Africa, 1947-1950" by Gary Minkley & Ciraj Rassool.
Bastin (M-L.) SCULPTURE ANGOLAISE, mémorial de cultures
192 pp., 4to., map, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Lisbon, 1994. OUT OF PRINT
Catalogue of the exhibition, Museu Nacional de Etnologia, Lisbon, 1994.

Includes sticks, masks, dolls, collars, chairs, stools, pots, pipes, effigies, combs, figures, statuettes etc. from the different regions of Angola.

Text in French.
Becker (R.) & Keene (R.) eds. ART ROUTES, a guide to South African art collections
248 pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2000. OUT OF PRINT
The book features 25 of the most important permanent art collections in South Africa.
Beckwith (C.) & Fischer (A.) AFRICAN CEREMONIES, the concise edition
400 pp., 4to., map, colour illus., hardback, d.w., New York, 2002. OUT OF STOCK
Includes chapters on the Swazi reed dance, Ndebele nuptials, Himba marriage and Himba healing.

Includes a CD of traditional and ceremonial African music recorded by David Bradnum
Bedford (E.) curator & ed. EZAKWANTU, beadwork from the Eastern Cape
115 pp., 4to., map, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 1993. OUT OF PRINT
Catalogue of the exhibition, South African National Gallery, Cape Town, 1993.

Foreword by Marilyn Martin.
Includes the following essays: "Exploring Meanings and Identities: beadwork from the Eastern Cape in the South African National Gallery" by Emma Bedford, "Ezakwantu eGalari yeSizwe" by Sipho Ndabambi, "Beadwork: the heart of tradition and culture" by Thami Ngwevela, "The Magic of Beadwork" by Abner Nyamende, "Tracing Cultural Roots" by Christina Jikelo, "Adornment as Art: an ethnographic perspective" by Patricia Davison, "Women's Work: or engendering the art of beadwork in Southern Africa" by Sandra Klopper, "Towards a History of Glass Beads" by Sharma Saitowitz, "The Bead Rush: development of the nineteenth-century bead trade from Cape Town to King William's Town" by Carol Kaufmann, "Through the Barrel of a Bead: the personal and the political in the beadwork of the Eastern Cape" by André Proctor & Sandra Klopper, "Drawing the Bead on Blacks: Eastern Cape people painted by Baines, shot by Pocock" by Gary van Wyk & "The Social Life of Beads: expressive uses of beadwork in the Eatern Cape" by Lindsay Hooper.
Berzock (K.B.) & Clarke (C.) eds. REPRESENTING AFRICA IN AMERICAN ART MUSEUMS, a century of collecting and display
312 pp., 4to., illus., paperback, Seattle, 2011. R495
A collection of essays that focus on the history of African art in American art museums and examine how changing perceptions of African art are manifested in how museums collect and display objects.

Kathleen Bickford Berzock is curator of African art at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Christa Clarke is curator of arts of Africa and senior curator of arts of Africa and the Americas at the Newark Museum.
Beumers (E.) ed. AFRICA MEETS AFRICA, The African Collection of the Museum of Ethnology Rotterdam
127 pp., 4to., map, colour illus., hardback, Rotterdam, 1996. OUT OF PRINT
Includes the essay, "A String to Heaven, from South African Soil" by Elza Miles.

Includes Swazi, Zulu and Shona neckrests, a Nguni beaded apron, a Zulu beaded cape, stick, war shield and cereminal axe, Swazi clubs, a Tsonga-Shangana dance staff, ceremonial staffs and a power figure from Angola, pipes from St. Helena, as well a sculpture,"The Angel Gabriel" by Owen Ndou, and much more.
Bickford-Smith (V.) & Mendelsohn (R.) eds. BLACK AND WHITE IN COLOUR, African history on screen
374 pp., paperback, Cape Town etc., 2006. R175
Essays include "The Public Lives of Historical Films: the case of 'Zulu' and 'Zulu Dawn'" by Carolyn Hamilton & Litheko Modisane, "'Breaker Morant': an African war through an Australian lense" by Richard Mendelsohn, "'Flame' and the Historiography of Armed Struggle in Zimbabwe" by Teresa Barnes, "Picturing Apartheid: with a particular focus on 'Hollywood' histories of the 1970s" by Vivian Bickford-Smith & "Looking the Beast in the (Fictional) Eye: The Truth and Reconciliation Commission on film" by David Philips.
138 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Madison, 2005. R295
This book "examines the art of truth-telling and the creation of stories, accounts, images, songs, street theater, paintings, urban designs, and ideas that pay witness to authoritarian pasts". South Africa is one of the 12 countries explored. Contributions include "Youth Struggle" by Monica Eileen Patterson, "Artworlds" by Jo Ellen Fair, "Reckoning with State Violence" by Nyameka Goniwe, "The Power of Song" by Michael Cullinane & Teresita Gimenez Maceda, "Traces" by Janet Cherry, "Moving Images" by Ksenija Bilbija & Tomislav Longinoviç, "Humour That Makes Trouble" by Leigh A.Payne, "Teasing Out the Truth, the work of Zapiro" by Jonathan Shapiro, "Performing Truth" by Laurie Beth Clark, "Memoryscapes" by Louis Bickford & "Naming" by Cynthia Milton. Also includes work by South African artists Billy Mandini, Sue Williamson, Jane Alexander, Willie Bester, Senzeni Marasela, Wayne Barker, Marc Edwards, Minnette Vári & William Kentridge.
Blier (S.) ed. ART OF THE SENSES, African masterpieces from the Teel Collection
207 pp., 4to., map, colour illus., hardback, d.w., Boston, 2004. OUT OF PRINT
Includes the essays "Ways of Experiencing African Art: the role of patina" by Suzanne Preston Blier, "On Collectors, Exhibitions, and Photographs of African Art: the Teel Collection in historical perspective" by Christaud M.Geary and "African and African American Art: an African American legacy" by Edmund Barry Gaither.

Also includes two Makonde masks and a Zulu staff figure.
Bloom (S.) photo. & text LIVING AFRICA,
336 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., London, 2008. OUT OF STOCK
Photographer Steve Bloom's record of his travels through Africa photographing the people, the landscape and the wildlife.
Bremner (L.) JOHANNESBURG, one city colliding worlds
157 pp., map, colour illus., hardback, Johannesburg, 2004. OUT OF STOCK
Preface by Achille Mbembe.

Lindsay Bremner holds the position of Chair of Architecture at the University of the Witwatersrand. These five essays on the city of Johannesburg were first published in the "Sunday Times" newspaper in February and March 2001, as the first Bessie Head Fellowship articles.

Text in English, French & German.
Brenner (J.) et al LIFESCAPES, six object biographies
144pp.., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R340
Published in conjunction with the exhibition, Wits Art Museum, Johannesburg, 2017.

This exhibition and book grew out of a post-graduate course entitled "Writing Art’s Histories", run by the Wits History of Art department, which requires students to write the ‘biography’ of a single object from WAM’s collection. The exhibition presents six objects researched by students in 2015 in dialogue with other objects and pictures. The students, Catherine Boyd, Luke Hackney, Nomvuyo Horwitz, Ivonne Marais, Kathryn Wheeler and Kent Williams, wrote object biographies about a bowl-bearing figure, a pastel landscape drawing, a Zulu beer pot, a pair of wooden colon figures, a hanging human-animal sculpture, and a black-and-white photograph. Includes an introductory chapter by Joni Brenner, Stacey Vorster and Justine Wintjes.

This catalogue is the third in the series, and follows "Lifelines: object biographies from the Standard Bank African Art Collection" (2014) and "Life-Line-Knot: six object biographies" (2015).
Brown (C.) & Paul (N.) eds. ISHUMI/10, Durban Art Gallery
116 pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, Durban, 2004. R200
Ishumi is the Zulu word for the number 10.

A collection of essays assembled by the Durban Art Gallery to commemorate the Decade of Democracy 1994-2004. It emerged out of an exhibition held at the gallery, called "Ten out of Ten for Democracy". 100 works were exhibited, ten pieces from each of the ten years from 1994-2004. Artists included Willem Boshoff, Tito Zungu, Jeremy Wafer, Penny Siopis, Brett Murray, Josephine Ghesa, and many others. In this publication these works are placed "within the wider context of the decade's changes".

Essays include "Changing Space: keeping pace" & "Making the Invisible Visible" by Carol Brown, "Monuments & Memory" & "Disregarding Difference" by Annie Coombes, "The Power of Culture" by Jay Pather, "Artistic Licence" by Albie Sachs, "Ten out of Ten" by Andrew Verster, "On Art, Power, Other and Identity" by Vulindlela Nyoni, "The Edge of Culture" by Peter Machen & Zwelethu Mthethwa, and more.
Brown (C.) curator TIES THAT BIND,
71 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Durban, 2004. OUT OF STOCK
Catalogue of the exhibition, Durban Art Gallery, 2004.

Artists include Cedric Nunn, Terry Kurgan, Jean Brundrit, Roger Ballen, Clive van den Berg, Johannes Segogela, Omar Badsha and Zwelethu Mthethwa, amongst others.

Essays include "Visual Representations of Relationships in the New South Africa" by Carol Brown, "Manifestation of Ties that Bind through Zulu Customs & Attire" by Hlenge Dube, "Ties that Bind" by Frida Rundell, and more.
Buthelezi (V.) & Winter (Y.) curators & text IQHOLO LE AFRIKA, a centenary celebration of the life and work of Barbara Tyrrell
15 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. OUT OF PRINT
Catalogue of the exhibition of Barbara Tyrrell's annotated sketches and watercolours of southern African costume from the Campbell Collections of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, 2012.

Contributions include:
"An Introduction to the Life and Work of Barbara Tyrell" by Yvonne Winters
"A Re-Evaluation of Barbara Tyrrell's Work in the 21st Century" by Vusi Buthelezi

Barbara Tyrrell was born in Durban in 1912. In 1944 she converted an old Chevrolet van into a mobile home and became a travelling artist, recording African indigenous costume across the whole of southern Africa. The exhibition comprised over 150 of her earlier works from the 1940s to the 1960s. Her books include "Tribal People of Southern Africa" and "African Heritage" (co-authored with her son Peter).
Cameron (E.) ISN'T S/HE A DOLL?, play and ritual in African sculpture
124 pp., 4to., map, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Los Angeles, 1996. OUT OF PRINT
Catalogue of the exhibition held at the UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History. Includes sections on Sotho, Xhosa, Zulu & Ndebele dolls.
Chippindale (C.) & Nash (G.) eds. PICTURES IN PLACE, the figured landscapes of rock-art
400 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Cambridge, 2004. OUT OF STOCK
Includes the chapters "Worlds within stone: the inner and outer rock-art landscapes of northern Australia and southern Africa" by Paul S.C.Taçon & Sven Ouzman & "The Landscape Setting of Rock-Painting Sites in the Brandberg (Namibia): infrastructure, 'gestaltung', use and meaning" by Tilman Lenssen-Erz.
Coombes (A.) HISTORY AFTER APARTHEID, visual culture and public memory in a democratic South Africa
366 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2004. OUT OF PRINT
The book analyses how, in the midst of the shift to an inclusive democracy, South Africa's public culture - in monuments, museums, and contemporary fine art - "represented the past while at the same time contributing to the process of social transformation".

Annie Coombes teaches art history and cultural studies at Birkbeck College, Univ. of London, where she is Director of Graduate Studies in the School of History of Art, Film and Visual Media. In this book she discusses the work of contemporary South African artists Penny Siopis, Sue Williamson, Clive van den Berg, Jean Brundrit, Senzeni Marasela, Tracey Rose, Berni Searle, Zwelethu Mthethwa, amongst others.
Coulson (D.) & Campbell (A.) AFRICAN ROCK ART, paintings and engravings on stone
256 pp., 4to., maps, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., New York, 2001. OUT OF STOCK
Includes a chapter on southern Africa which covers rock art found in Zimbabwe, Namibia, the southwestern Cape, Drakensberg and Maluti mountains, Ndedema Gorge and the inland plateau in South Africa and the Tsolido Hills in Botswana.
Cunningham (A.B.) & Terry (M.E.) AFRICAN BASKETRY, grassroots art from Southern Africa
208 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2006. OUT OF PRINT
"Different types of basketry from southern Africa are featured in this book, with both historical and contemporary examples from Botswana, Lesotho, southern Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, western Zambia and Zimbabwe...[It] provides detailed information on historical perspectives, weaving techniques, construction methods, designs, styles and raw materials used in basketry...Photographs of baskets from major museum collections in southern Africa, the USA and Britian, feature alongside unique images of basket construction and use. Previosuly unpublished black-and-white photographs taken by Alfred Duggan-Cronin in the early 1900s enhance the historical record."
143 pp., 4to., maps, illus., paperback, Montreal, 1990. OUT OF PRINT
Includes sections on dolls from Angola, Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique & Zimbabwe.
De Becker (L.) & Nettleton (A.) eds. ACTIVATE/ CAPTIVATE, collections re-engagement at Wits Art Museum
192pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R340
"This publication discusses the many ways the tertiary education community of Gauteng has interacted with the permanent collection of African art at Wits Art Museum since its official re-opening in 2012." from the inside front cover

Published on the occasion of the exhibition, Wits Art Museum (WAM), Johannesburg, 2015.

Contributions include:
"What's in the Storerooms? Unpacking the genesis and growth of the Wits Art Museum collections" by Julia Charlton
"Valuing the Art of Handcraft: engaging creatively with the African art collections at Wits Art Museum" by Walter Oltmann
"Talking Authenticity: museum and flea market works in teaching African art art Wits" by Anitra Nettleton
"Silence in the Storerooms" by Laura De Becker
"'The absence of models is an occupational hazard'" by Joni Brenner and Stacey Vorster.

Anitra Nettleton is Director and Chair of the Centre for the Creative Arts (CCAA) and Academic Head at WAM. Her other books include "African Dream Machines: style identity and meaning of African headrests".
Laura De Becker was an Andrew W Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at WAM from 2013-2015. She is currently the Helmut and Candis Stern Associate Curator of African Art at the University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, USA.
De Becker (L.) & Nettleton (A.) DOING HAIR, art and hair in Africa
68pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R200
Published in conjunction with the exhibition, Wits Art Museum, Johannesburg, 2014.

Essays include:
"Museums, Hair, and Narratives" by Erin Rosenberg
"'Talking nonsense, making sense'" by Dipalesa Mpye
"Barbershop Signs" by Anitra Nettleton and Susan Middleton
"Inseparable", Hazel Cuthbertson and Laura De Becker on what happens to hair in African societies once it is removed from people's scalps.
de Boeck (F.) text & Plissart (M-F.) photo. KINSHASA, tales of the invisible city
287 pp., colour illus., paperback, Ghent & Tervuren, 2004. OUT OF PRINT
The book has been published as a sequel to the exhibition of photographic and video material by Marie-Françoise Plissart, first shown at the Venice Architecture Biennial, 2004, curated by Filip de Boeck & Koen van Synghel.

During one month in 2001, and again in 2002, anthropologist Filip de Boeck and photographer Marie-Françoise Plissart, traversed the city of Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, filming and photographing. Throughout the book, Boeck's text and Plissart's photographs are alternated with the voices of some of Kinshasa's inhabitants.
de Combes (M.) THE MAGIC OF THE MASK, the Bolon
241 pp, colour illus., hardback, d.w., DVD, London, 2014. OUT OF STOCK
From the mid-1980s, for a period of fifteen years, photographer and collector Michel de Combes travelled around Mali and Burkina Faso, living in remote Bolon villages and photographing and filming masking ceremonies.

Includes a 40 minute DVD with footage of several masking ceremonies.

Michel de Combes lives in South Africa and France.
298 pp., illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2004. R110
Essays include "'Civilised off the Face of the Earth': museum display and the silencing of the /Xam" by Pippa Skotnes.
Deacon (J.) text & Foster (C.) photo. MY HEART STANDS IN THE HILL,
191 pp., 4to., maps, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2005. OUT OF STOCK
In 1999 and 2001 archaeologist Jeanette Deacon and photographer Craig Foster visited the places in the Northern Cape where the /Xam Bushmen had lived to record the rock engravings in their setting and to photograph the landscape. In the book Foster's photographs are combined Deacon's text and the words of the /Xam taken from the Bleek-Lloyd archives.
Debo (K.) comp. BEYOND DESIRE,
136 pp., 4to., colour & b/w illus., hardback, Ghent, 2005. R350
Looks at how African - more specifically black - culture and western and European culture "can each adopt the visual language of the other as their own and how their respective longings are projected through fashion and clothing in their fantasy image of this 'other'".

Essays include "Craving the Exotic" by Zoe Whiteley, "Let's Get it On: black hair" by Carol Tulloch, "Fashion in the African Metropolis" by Filip de Boeck & Césarine Bolya, and more.

Text in English & Dutch.
Delius (P.), Phillips (L.) & Rankin-Smith (F.) eds. A LONG WAY HOME, migrant worker worlds 1800-2014
280 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R450
A guide to "the history and material artefacts emanating from migrant life in South Africa...This book was conceived during the plannning of an art exhibition entitled 'Ngezinyawo - migrant journeys' at the Wits Art Museum". from the inside front cover

Essays include:
"The Art of Those Left Behind: women, beadwork and bodies" by Anitra Nettleton
"Verwoerd's Oxen: performing labour migrancy in southern Africa" by David Coplan
"'Give My Regards to Everyone at Home Including Those I No Longer Remember: the journey of Tito Zungu's envelopes" by Julia Charlton
"'The Chinese Experiment': images from the expansion of South Africa's 'labour empire'" by Fiona Rankin-Smith, Peter Delius and Laura Phillips.

Also includes over ninety artworks and photographs that reflect the daily life, customs and traditions and migrants and their families, with work by Simon Stone, Ernest Cole, William Kentridge, David Goldblatt, Penny Siopis, Constance Stuart-Larabee, David Coplan, Mary Sibande and Julius Mfethe.

"This rich and visually appealing collection brings together some of the most compelling scholarship on the history of labour migrancy in South Africa and does so across the boundaries of time, space and academic disciplines." Saul Dubow, Professor of African History, Queen Mary, University of London

Peter Delius is Professor of History at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Laura Phillips is a researcher at the Public Affairs Research Institute, affiliated to the University of the Witwatersrand.
Fiona Rankin-Smith is special projects curator at the Wits Art Museum.
Distiller (N.) & Steyn (M.) eds. UNDER CONSTRUCTION, "race" and identity in South Africa today
213 pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, Johannesburg, 2004. R210
Contents include cartoons by Zapiro, comic strips by Anton Kannemeyer, photographs by Michelle Booth, poems by Sandile Dikeni, a short story by Ashraf Jamal and an edited transciption of Usha Seejaram's video installation, "Two Rooms and a Kitchen".

Essays include "Imagining Alternative White Maculinities: Steven Cohen's living art" by Liese van der Watt and "Identity and the Politics of Representation in Hip-hop" by Adam Haupt.
321 pp., paperback, Cambridge, 2008. R180
International and South African scholars assess the various transitional processes under way in South Africa since the early 1990s, including cultural initiatives.

Contributions include the essay, "Drawing the Line: justice and the art of reconciliation", by Carrol Clarkson, senior lecturer in English at the University of Cape Town.

"In this chapter I explore the ethical implications that arise in the artist's attempt to redraw the lines of South Africa's post-apartheid cultural and political landscapes. In reconfiguring the lines that trace out patterns of meaning and paths of communication, the arts play a transformative role in calibrating the socio-political space of reconciliation. The chapter thus raises the question of what a post-apartheid aesthetic might entail. In the course of my discussion I make particular reference to the work of contemporary South African artist, Willem Boshoff."
Duarte (R.) et. al. MÁSCARAS, masks
74 pp., oblong 4to., colour illus., paperback, Maputo, 1992. OUT OF PRINT
Catalogue of the exhibition, Exposição Universal de Sevilha, Portugal, 1992.
Examples of masks used in the Mapico ritual dance of the Maconde people and the Nhau ritual dance of the Maraves, who live on the borders of Lake Niassa.
Essays by João Ferreira dos Santos, Jorge & Margot Dias & Ricardo Teixeira Duarte.
Text in Portuguese & English.
Dubin (S.C.) MOUNTING QUEEN VICTORIA, curating cultural change
342 pp., illus., paperback, First S.A.Edition, Johannesburg, 2009. R190
A guide to the politics of culture and identity in the South African public sphere. This book was originally published in New York in 2006 as "Transforming Museums".

"Steven C.Dubin's 'Transforming Museums' is a state of the art study of how museums and monuments have engaged in the work of social and political transformation in South Africa...This study is an indispensable guide to the politics of culture and identity in the South African public sphere, and a must for anyone interested in museums outside of Europe and America. There is nothing else like it." Ivan Karp, National Endowment for the Humanities Professor, Director of the Center for the Study of Public Scholarship, Emory University

"By looking through the prism of South African cultural policy at a moment of uncertainty and transformation, Dubin is able to reveal the tensions that often pass unnoticed in more stable moments. This is an engaging, witty, and provocative demonstration of how museums matter in shaping social life. It is a must read for anyone interested in cultural policy, in southern Africa, and in the linkage of art and history." Gary Alan Fine, John Evans Professor of Sociology, Northwestern University

Steven Dubin is Professor for Arts Administration at Columbia University
Englund (P.) photo & Figlan (M.) et. al. text THE BEAUTIFUL STRUGGLE,
144 pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, Årsta, 2006. OUT OF STOCK
Swedish documentary and fashion photographer Per Englund's photographs of fashion and street culture in Cape Town's townships, taken between 2002 and 2006. Mlamli Figlan, born in Guguletu, collaborated closely with Englund, acting as interpreter, guide and problem solver. Together they conducted many of the interviews included in the book. Also included is a foreword by Marika Grieshel, Swedish Television's Africa correspondent from 1990 to 2001 & text by Karen Waltorp Sørensen, a Danish anthropologist who spent 6 months in Guguletu researching young people and their attitudes to education and dreams for the future.
Enwezor (O.) ed. THE SHORT CENTURY, independence and liberation movements in Africa, 1945-1994
496 pp., 4to., map, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Munich, 2001. OUT OF PRINT
Published on the occasion of the travelling exhibition organised by the Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, 2001.
Includes work by Ernest Mancoba, Gerard Sekoto, Sydney Khumalo, Malangatana Ngwenya, Antonio Olé, Thomas Mukarobgwa, Cecil Skotnes, Lucas Sithole, John Muafangejo, Gavin Jantjes, Willem Boshoff, Jane Alexander, William Kentridge, Sue Williamson, Santu Mofokeng, Kendell Geers, Zwelethu Mthethwa, Kay Hassan, Moshekwa Langa, Ian Berry, Bob Gosani, Peter Magubane, David Goldblatt, Ranjith Kally, Ernest Cole, Ricardo Rangel, and others.

Introduction by Okwui Enwezor. Essays include "Modern African Art" by Chika Okeke, "Independence and Liberation Movements in Africa, 1945-1994" by Marilyn Martin, "Colonial Pretense and African Resistance, or Subversion Subverted: commemorative textiles in sub-Saharan Africa" by John Picton, "Postcoloniality, Performance, and Photographic Portraiture" by Lauri Firstenberg, "City and Citizenship" by Rory Bester, "The Ambiguous Modernisms of African Cities" by Gwendolyn Wright & "Architecture and Nationalism in Africa, 1945-1994" by Nnamdi Elleh.
Enwezor (O.) et. al. (eds.) DOCUMENTA 11_PLATFORM 4, Under Siege: four African cities - Freetown, Johannesburg, Kinshasa, Lagos
454 pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Ostfildern-Ruit, 2002. OUT OF PRINT
This volume contains all contributions to Documenta 11_Platform 4, "Under Siege: four African cities - Freetown, Johannesburg, Kinshasa, Lagos", a conference and workshop held in Lagos, Goethe-Institut Inter Nationes, March 16-20, 2002.

Contributions include "The Visible and the Invisible: remaking cities in Africa" by AbdouMaliq Simone, "Order and Disorder in African Cities: governance, politics, urban land development processes" by Carole Rakodi, "Between Euphemism and Information: inventing the city" by Antoine Bouillon, "Figures of the Subject in Times of Crisis" by Achille Mbembe and Janet Roitman, "Closure, Simulation, and 'Making Do' in the Contemporary Johannesburg Landscape" by Lindsay J.Bremner, "'There's Space for Africa in the New South Africa '(?): African migrants and urban governance in Johannesburg" by Maxine Reitzes, and much more.
Ewen (E.) & Ewen (S.) TYPECASTING, on the arts & sciences of human inequality, a history of dominant ideas
555 pp., illus., hardback, d.w., New York, 2006. OUT OF PRINT
Ewen & Ewen explore the relationship between "stereotyping as a persistent social, cultural and mental practice" and "the emergence of a global economy, colonialism, the matrix of urban life, and the rise of democratic and egalitarian movements and ideas".

'With exceptional and profound research on visual culture, Ewen & Ewen have captured a wide-angle view of the impact of racial imaging. Using the history of art as well as popular imagery, they demonstrate the complexity found in mapping and reading this legacy". Deborah Willis

Elizabeth Ewen is Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of American Studies at SUNY College at Old Westbury. Stuart Ewen is CUNY Distinguished Professor of Film & Media Studies at Hunter College and in Ph.D. programmes in history and sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center.
Faber (P.), Rassool (C.) & Witz (L.) SOUTH AFRICAN FAMILY STORIES, reflections on an experiment in exhibition making
118 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Amsterdam, 2007. R360
The exhibition, "Group Portrait South Africa: nine family histories", opened in the Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam, in 2002. It was also shown in the National Cultural History Museum in Pretoria between 2003 and 2007. An imaginatve presentation was created by a number of South Africans in co-operation with nine families: the Juggernath, Galada, Manuel, Le Fleur, Steyn, Plaatje, Rathebe, Nunn and Mthethwa families. South African artists, amongst them Willie Bester, Sam Nhlengetwa, Penny Siopis, Andrew Verster, Berni Searle and Claudette Schreuders, and photographers like David Goldblatt, Ruth Motau, Roger van Wyk, George Hallett, Lien Botha and Jurgen Schadeburg, worked with researchers and organisers. The Tropenmuseum exhibition was curated by Paul Faber. The original catalogue, "Group Portrait South Africa: nine family histories" is now out of print.

Contents include "Making the 'Family Stories' exhibition" by Paul Faber, and "Making South Africa in the Netherlands", a critical essay by Ciraj Rassool and Leslie Witz.
Farber (L.) & Jorgensen (C.) eds. CRITICAL ADDRESSES, the archive in practice
161pp., illus., paperback, Johannsburg, 2017. R450
A collection of essays in which authors trace "how visual artists and theorists critically reflect on institutions and personal archives by using their fragments in ways that potentially create new forms of engagement for the construction of identities." from the back cover

Contributions include:
"Inscribing 'whiteness' in paint. Engaging a personal archive" by Karin Preller
"Unseaming Images: the limits and possibilities for reconfiguring albums of complicity" by Heidi Grunebaum
"Colonial Specimen/ Neocolonial Chic: commodification of archival portraits in South African textile design" by Annemi Conradie
"Ephemeral and Site-specific Encounters with the Freud Museum (London): Penny Siopis's Three Essays on Shame (2005) by Yvette Greslé
"Curating the Archive: rhythms of memory and justice" by Same Mdluli.

Leora Farber is Associate Professor and Director of the VIAD Research Centre, Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, University of Johannesburg.
Claire Jorgensen is a Johannesburg-based visual culture researcher and project manager at VIAD.
Farber (L.) ed. IMAGING OURSELVES, visual identities in representation
167 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2009. R310
A compilation of extended versions of papers presented at a conference held at the University of Johanneburg's School of Tourism and Hospitality in 2008.

Contributions include:
"Mr Blatter, The Boys and The Bicycle Kick: excavating identities in the 2010 FIFA World Cup logo" by Lizé Groenewald,
"Ideologies and Identities in Digital Artists' Books: parallels between Charles Sandison's 'Carmina Figurana' and Willem Boshoff's 'Kykafrikaans'" by David Paton,
"Visually Constructing Socialist Identity in 20th Century South Africa: a comparison between Communist Party of South Africa cartoons from the 1930s and Congress of South African Trade Unions posters from the 1980s" by Deidre Pretorius,
"Abject Negotiations: the mutability of identification in selected artworks by Berni Searle" by Christy Rennie,
"I am the Cup of Water without the Cup [or William Kentridge, Steven Cohen, Louis Burke and me (or William Kentridge, Steven Cohen, Louis Burke and him...)]" by Myer Taub.
Fisher (A.) photo. & text AFRICA ADORNED,
304 pp., large 4to., maps, colour illus., hardback, d.w., Reprint, London, (1984) 1989. OUT OF PRINT
Social scientist Angela Fisher's study of the jewellery worn by the men and women of Africa. She discusses how these forms of decoration speak of values and beliefs, achievements and staues, how they form part of Africa's cultural heritage. Richly illustrated with her colour photographs.
Foster (J.) WASHED WITH SUN, landscape and the making of white South Africa
336 pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Pittsburgh, 2008. R395
Focusing on the years 1902-1930, Jeremy Foster brings together practical, aesthetic and ideological analyses "to examine the influence of painting, writing, architecture and photography on the construction of a shared, romanticised landscape subjectivity that was perceived as inseperable from 'being South African', and thus helped forge the imagined community of white South Africa." from the back cover

"Foster is illuminating on the connections between landscape, aesthetics and white South African colonial consciousness. This subtly argued, innovative, and theoretically sophisticated study of space and place skillfully articulates issues of common interest to cultural geographers, historians and art historians." Saul Dubow, University of Sussex

Jeremy Foster teaches architecture and planning at Cornell University.
Gerdes (P.) WOMEN AND GEOMETRY IN SOUTHERN AFRICA, some suggestions for further research
201 pp., mapb/w & colour illus., paperback, Maputo, 1995. OUT OF PRINT
Examines some of the mathematical aspects and ideas incorporated in the patterns invented by Southern African women through traditional cultural activities such as ceramics, beading, mural decoration, basket weaving, hair braiding, tatooing etc.

Paulus Gerdes is a researcher in the Dept. of Mathematics at the Universidade Pedagógica in Maputo, Mozambique.
Gerdes (P.) & Bulafo (G.) SIPATSI, technology, art and geometry in Inhambane
103 pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Maputo, 1994. OUT OF PRINT
Examines the mathematical aspects related to the production of "sipatsi", the woven handbags made by men and women in Inhambane Province in Mozambique. Also presents a catalogue of the unique strip patterns with which basektweavers decorate the bags.

Paulus Gerdes is a teacher and researcher in the Department of Mathematics, Instituto Superior Pedagógico, Maputo, Mozambique. Gildo Bulafo was a student in the Master's Programme.

Translated from the Portuguese.
Goodnow (K.) CHALLENGE AND TRANSFORMATION, museums in Cape Town and Sydney
221 pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Paris, 2006. R450
This book is based on a series of case studies undertaken in Australia and South Africa, where ethnographic museums, historic sites and art galleries have had to come to terms with issues of diversity and change. "The case studies present the ethical foundations of the methodological approach as well as the processes necessary for transforming the museums, especially through new aspects of design and display and new policies for staffing and training."

Introduction by Jack Lohman, Director of the Museum of London, Professor at the Bergen National Academy of the Arts and previously CEO of IZIKO Museums of Cape Town.
Epilogue by Jatti Bredekamp, the current CEO at IZIKO Museums.

Katherine Goodnow is Associate Professor at the Department of Information Science and Media Studies at the University of Bergen, Norway.
Gurney (K.) AUGUST HOUSE IS DEAD, LONG LIVE AUGUST HOUSE!, the story of a Johannesburg atelier
171pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R410
Kim Gurney interviews tenants of August House, one of Johannesburg's foremost artists' studios, as the building goes up for sale and the artists face the prospect of having to move.

"With the eye of an urbanist, artist and resident, Kim Gurney [constructs] a compelling assemblage of individual, visual and urban narratives that brilliantly illuminates the complex life of a building, August House, located in inner city Johannesburg. Her cast of characters - artists, workers, neighbours, August House and the city - lends poignant contour to the ebbs and flows of daily life, the pressures of gentrification, the ruthlessness of poverty, the radicality of the imagination and the ghosts of history." Mabel O. Wilson, Columbia University

"Kim Gurney's biography of August House weaves together a diversity of...narratives that capture an intimate, layered view of a city in flux and the precarity of artists' spaces in Johannesburg. "August House is Dead, Long Live August House!" sensitively explores the tensions between competing impulses in the city, and who ultimately gets to shape what Joburg is and who it is for." Mpho Matsipa, University of the Witwatersrand

Kim Gurney is a writer, artist and research associate at the University of Cape Town's African Centre for Cities (ACC) and the University of Johannesburg's Visual Identities in Art & Design Research Centre (VIAD). She is also the author of "The Art of Public Space: curating and re-imagining the ephemeral city". She lives in Cape Town.
Hamilton (C.) & Leibhammer (N.) eds. TRIBING AND UNTRIBING THE ARCHIVE, identity and the material record in southern KwaZulu-Natal in the late independent and colonial periods, volumes one & two
639pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperbacks, Pietermaritzburg, 2016. R1305
"These volumes track how the domain of the tribal and traditional was marked out and came to be sharply distinguished from modernity, how it was denied a changing history and an archive, and was endowed instead with a timeless culture. These volumes also offer strategies for engaging with the materials differently - from the interventions effected in contemporary artworks to the inserting of nameless, timeless objects of material culture into histories of individualized and politicized experience." from the back cover

Includes contributions from Carolyn Hamilton, Nessa Leibhammer, Nontobeko Ntombela, Sandra Klopper, Hlonipha Mokoena, Anitra Nettleton, Jeff Guy, Norman Etherington, and others.

Carolyn Hamilton holds the National Research Foundation Chair in Archive and Public Culture at the University of Cape Town.
Nessa Leibhammer is a Research Fellow in the Archive and Public Culture Research Initiative at the University of Cape Town.
Hamilton (C.) & Skotnes (P.) eds. UNCERTAIN CURATURE, in and out of the archive
430 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R300
A collection of essays on the archive and the ways it is displayed and interpreted in postcolonial South Africa.

Contributions include:
"Cover to Cover: the contribution of the book to the reproduction of linear, hierarchical modesl of natural history" by Fritha Langerman
"Fugitive Archive: a response to the Bushmen diorama" by Pippa Skotnes
"Fieldwork, Killing Time and Accidental Photographs" by Mbongiseni Buthelezi
"Native Work: an artwork by Andrew Putter consisting of 38 portrait photographs (with photography by Hylton Boucher, Kyle Weeks and Andrew Putter)" by Andrew Putter
"Visualising the Realm of a Rain-Queen: the production and circulation of Eileen and Jack Krige's Lobedu fieldwork photographs from the 1930s" by Patricia Davison and George Mahashe
"Outlawed Black Public Spheres: snapshots of cinema's archive" by Litheko Modisane
"The Persistence of Empire: unveiling transnational legacies of race in 'Funnyhouse of a Negro'" by Alexandra Dodd.

Carolyn Hamilton holds a Research Chair in Archive and Public Culture at the University of Cape Town.
Pippa Skotnes is Michaelis Professor of Fine Art at the University of Cape Town.
Hamilton (C.) et. al. eds. REFIGURING THE ARCHIVE,
368 pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2002. OUT OF PRINT
Papers from the seminar series "Refiguring the Archive" held in Johannesburg in 1998 at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Illustrated with works from the exhibition "Holdings: Refiguring the Archive", curated by Jane Taylor, which arose out of and celebrated the launch of the seminar series.
Includes work by Clive van den Berg, Willem Boshoff, William Kentridge, Sasntu Mofokeng, Penny Siopis, Peter Schutz, Colin Richards, Walter Oltmann, and others.

Contributions include "Holdings: refiguring the archive" by Jane Taylor, "Picturing the Past in Namibia: the visual archive and its energies" by Patricia Hayes, Jeremy Silvester & Wolfram Hartmann, "Living by Fluidity: oral histories, material custodies and the politics of archiving" by Carolyn Hamilton, "Literature and the Archive: the biography of texts" by Sarah Nuttall, "Archive Fever in South Africa" by Jacques Derrida, and more.
Hartmann (W.) ed. HUES BETWEEN BLACK AND WHITE, historical photography from colonial Namibia, 1860s to 1915
336 pp., 4to., map, illus., paperback, Windhoek, 2004. OUT OF PRINT
Essays include "Portraits of Power and Panoramas of Persuasion: the Palgrave album in the National Archives of Namibia" by Jeremy Silvester, "Novelty and Repetition: photographs of South West Africa in German visual culture, 1890-1914" by John P.Short, "Writing in Images: aspects of mission photography in southern Africa" by Gesine Krüger, "Missionaries Behind the Camera" by Tuulikki Vilhunen, "Artists and Photographers: explorers, missionaries and colonialists, 1830s to 1915", "The Homosocial World of Colonialism: men", "A Heterosocial Aspect of Colonialism: intimacy" by Wolfram Hartmann, and much more.
Hartmann (W.) et al (eds.) THE COLONISING CAMERA, photographs in the making of Namibian history
220 pp., 4to., map, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, Windhoek & Athens, Ohio, 1998 (2001). R450
Catalogue of the exhibition.
Includes essays by Robert Gordon, Jan-Bart Gewald, Marion Wallace, Paul Landau, Margo Timm & Wolfram Hartmann
Hayes (P.) & Bank (A.) eds. KRONOS, journal of Cape history, no.27, November 2001, special issue: visual history
346 pp., illus., paperback, Institute of Historical Research, University of th, Cape Town, 2001. R180
Includes "Photography and the Performance of History" by Elizabeth Edwards; "The Interdependence of Photography and Painting on the South West Africa Expedition of James Chapman and Thomas Baines, 1861-1862" by Michael Godby; "Anthropology and Portrait Photography: Gustav Fritsch's Natives of South Africa, 1863-1872" by Andrew Bank; "Blank Verbeeld, or the Incredible Whiteness of Being: amateur photography and Afrikaner nationalist historical narrative" by Marijke du Toit; "Downcast: mining, men and the camera in Colonial Zimbabwe, 1890-1930" by Josiah Mhute; "Vision and Violence: photographies of war in Southern Angola and Northern Namibia" by Patricia Hayes; "Shoot to Kill: photographic images in the Namibian independence/ bush war" by Casper Erichsen; "Screening Saints and Sinners: the construction of filmic and video images of black and white South Africans in western popular culture during the late apartheid era" by Vivian Bickford-Smith & "The Renaturing of African Animals: film and literature in the 1950s and 1960s" by William Beinart.
Heidenreich-Seleme (L.) & O'Toole (S.) eds. AFRICAN FUTURES, thinking about the future in word and image
343pp., colour illus., paperback, Bielefeld, 2016. R490
This publication documents and extends the enquiries of the multi-city African Futures festivals held in Johannesburg, Lagos and Nairobi, as well as related satellite events held in New York and São Paulo, in 2015. African Futures is a project of the Goethe-Institut South Africa, brings together artists, cultural activists and academics on the theme of the future, in the hope of building bridges between art, technology and intellectual discourse.

Includes contributions by Tegan Bristow, Ntone Djabe, Raimi Gbadamosi, Albert 'Ibokwe' Khoza, Chumisa Ndakisa, Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi, Rowan Smith and Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum.

Lien Heidenreich-Seleme is head of cultural programmes sub-Saharan Africa at the Goethe-Institut South Africa.
Sean O'Toole is a journalist, art-critic, editor and writer based in Cape Town.
Heidenreich-Seleme (L.) & O'Toole (S.) eds. UBER(W)UNDEN, art in troubled times
271 pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2012. R295
A collection of responses from writers, visual artists, theatre practitioners, musicians, filmmakers, choreographers and photographers from various sub-Saharan countries, and their counterparts in Germany, to the question of how they have engaged with social traumas.

Contributions include:
""Ngibonile (I have seen...)" by Zanele Muholi
"State of the Nation" by Kudzanai Chiurai
"Making Art Is an Occupational Hazard" by Rumbi Katedza
"My Mistake, Your Mistake" by Sello Pesa
"Silence Is an Act of Recovery" by Kathleen MacQueen and Jo Ractliffe
"Between the Lens and the Eyepiece" by William Kentridge

Lien Heidenreich-Seleme is head of cultural programmes at the Goethe-Institut South Africa. In 2011 she organised the regional conference, "uber(W)unden: Art in Troubled Times" as part of the Goethe-Institut's focus theme "culture and conflict". The content of this book owes a great deal to this project.
Journalist, art critic, editor and writer Sean O'Toole is a past editor of Art South Africa magazine. He is currently co-editor of CityScapes, a magazine of urban enquiry, and writes regularly for the Sunday Times and Mail & Guardian.
Hemingway (W.) JUST ABOVE THE MANTELPIECE, mass-market masterpieces
240 pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, London, 2000. OUT OF PRINT
This book "celebrates the mass produced art that began to decorate thousands of homes on both sides of the Atlantic from the late 1950s". Includes a chapter on Vladimir Trechikoff, now regarded by some as a pop art genius.
209 pp., illus., paperback, Jefferson, North Carolina, 2006. OUT OF STOCK
Includes the chapters, "Reversing the Gaze: exhibition, postapartheid art and the politics of display", "Representations of the Body in Postcolonial Africa", "The Gaze, 'Tradition', and African Art History" & "Envoi: expressive culture and performativity in the diaspora".
Hoad (N.) et. al. (eds.) SEX AND POLITICS IN SOUTH AFRICA,
255 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2005. R160
Includes "Where was I in the Eighties?" by Ann Smith, "If we Can't Dance to it, it's not our Revolution" by Julia Nicol, "Because I'm Gay and I Believe" by Paul Mokgethi, "Engendering Gay and Lesbian Rights: the equality clause in the South African constitution" by Jacklyn Cock, Mosiuoa 'Terror' Lekota's address at Simon Nkoli's memorial service, a Simon Nkoli obituary by Zackie Achmat, a letter to the Constitutional Assembly written by Desmond Tutu, and much more.
262 pp., colour illus., hardback, Barcelona, (2005). R300
Publsihed to coincide with the exhibition, "Emergencias", Museum of Contemporary Art of Castille and Leon (MUSAC), Spain.

In 1994 Alfredo Jaar went to Rwanda. In 2000, in response to his trip, Jaar made a work, "Emergency", an enormous black pool from which, at regular intervals, the African continent rises up.

The book consists of a collection of texts in which 25 African writers reflect on Africa. 18 of these essays originally appeared in the Swedish book, "Emergency", published in 2000 by the BildMuseet, Stockholm, to accompany the exhibiting of Jaar's piece there.

Essayists include Achmat Dangor, Antjie Krog & Marlene van Niekerk from South Africa, José Eduardo Agualusa & Pepetela from Angola, Mia Couto from Mozambique & Yvonne Vera from Zimbabwe.
171 pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2005. R100
Ahraf Jamal is the author of "Norman Catherine, now and then, a selection from 1968 to 2004", "The Rat in Art, Conrad Botes, pop and the posthuman", co-author with Karen Press of "Lien Botha" and co-author with Sue Williamson of "Art in South Africa, the future present".
Jantjes (G.) et. al. eds. A FRUITFUL INCOHERENCE, dialogues with artists on internationalism
166 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, London, 1998. OUT OF PRINT
Preface by Gilane Tawadros. Introduction by Gavin Jantjes.
Includes a conversation with Marlene Dumas.
Jordán (M.) curator MAKISHI, mask characters of Zambia
84 pp., 4to., map, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Los Angeles, 2006. OUT OF STOCK
Catalogue of the exhibition, Fowler Museum, UCLA, Los Angeles, 2006.

Includes a preface, "The Way of Masks in Northwestern Zambia", by Allen F.Roberts, Manuel Jordán's essay on "makishi" and a section on "makishi" in performance.

Manuel Jordán is the Phyllis Wattis Curator of the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas at the Iris & B.Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Standord University.
Joubert (H.) & Valentin (M.) curators UBUNTU, arts et cultures d'Afrique du Sud
371 pp., 4to., maps, colour illus., paperback, Paris, 2002. OUT OF PRINT
Catalogue of the exhibition, Musée National des Arts d'Afrique et d'Océanie, Paris, 2002.

Includes essays by Patricia Davison, Pumula Madiba, David Lewis-Williams, Andrew SMith, Henry Bredekamp, Johnny van Schalkwyk, Sandra Klopper. Anitra Nettleton, Linsay Hooper, Gary van Wyk, Karel Nel, Rayda Becker, and others.

Exhibition includes shields, wooden bowls, plates and vessels, spoons, pipes and tobacco holders, headrests, staffs, clay pots, woven mats and baskets, statues, dolls, beadwork, and more.

Text in French.
Judin (H.) & Vladislavíc (I.) eds. BLANK, architecture, apartheid and after
488 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Rotterdam & Cape Town, 1998. OUT OF PRINT
Produced on the occasion of 'South African Seasons', a year of exhibitions on South Africa in Rotterdam, and the exhibition, 'blank' in the Netherlands Architecture Institute, Rotterdam, from 16 December 1990 to 30 March 1999.

A "compilation of over forty essays, both written and photographic, which seek to present the complexities of the built environment and the deep structures of divisive spatial planning in South Africa".

Drawings by Moshekwa Langa. Photo-essays include "Appropriated Spaces" by Santu Mofokeng, "Silence!" by Joachim Schönfeldt, "Offices" by David Goldblatt, "House Martienssen" by Jo Ractliffe, "Carltonville" by Jodi Bieber, "Environmental Portraits" by Zwelethu Mthethwa, "Rural in Urban" by Chris Ledochowski, "Armed Responses" by Mark Lewis, "Inner City" by Themba Hadebe, "Steinkopf Community Centre" by Angela Buckland, "My Porzie, My Zla, My Koesta" by Rafs Mayet.

Essays include'"Whited Sepulchres: on the reluctance of monuments" by David Bunn, "Game Lodges and Leisure Colonialists" by Njabulo Ndebele, "Take Your Body Where It Has Never Been Before" by Marlene van Niekerk, "Does Size Matter? The apartheid state's powers of penetration" by Deborah Posel, "Erasing Roadmarkings, Cnrs Bezuidenhout and Jeppe Streets" by Stephen Hobbs, "Street Addresses, Johannesburg" by Ivan Vladislavíc, "Apartheid and the Death of South African Cities" by Achmat Dangor, "Interiors, District Six, c.1950" by Shamiel Jeppe, "The Social Programme of the South African Modern Movement" by Derek Japha, "'Fort Ende Thuijn': the years of Dutch Colonization" by Karel Schoeman, and much more.
Karp (I.), Kratz (C.A.), Szwaja (L.) & Ybarra-Frausto (T.) eds. MUSEUM FRICTIONS, public cultures/ global transformations
602 pp., illus., paperback, Durham, 2006. R550
The third volume in a series on culture, society and museums. The first two volumes are "Exhibiting Cultures" and "Museums and Communities"

Contents include "The Reappearance of the Authentic" by Martin Hall,
"Transforming Museums on Postapartheid Tourist Routes" by Leslie Witz, "Community Museums, Memory Politics, and Social Transformation in South Africa: histories, possibilities, and limits" by Ciraj Rassool,
"Remapping the Museum" by Corinne A,Kratz & Ciraj Rassool
and "The Museum Outdoors: heritage, cattle, and permeable borders in the southwestern Kruger National Park" by David Bunn.
410 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Bloomington, 2013. R575
A collection of essays on the role of the workshop in the creation of African art.

"...compelling case studies demonstrate how African workshops have long mediated collective expression and individual imagination. In their nuanced contextualization of 'the workshop' across cultural, geographical, and temporal diversities, the editors frame apprenticeship, cultural constructions of creativity, pragmatic materiality, and phenomenologies of production as no Africanist art historians have done before, and in ways applicable anywhere in the world." Allen Roberts, University of California, Los Angeles

Contributions include:
"Grace Dieu Mission in South Africa: defining the modern art workshop in Africa" and "Frank McEwan and Joram Maringa: patron and artist in the Rhodesian Workshop School setting, Zimbabwe" by Elizabeth Morton
"An Artist's Notes on the Triangle Workshops, Zambia and South Africa" by Namubiru Rose Kirumira and Sidney Littlefield Kasfir
"Stitched-up Women, Pinned-down Men: gender politics in Weya and Mapula needlework, Zimbabwe and South Africa" by Brenda Schmahmann
"Working on the Small Difference: notes on the making of sculpture in Tengenenge, Zimbabwe" by Christine Scherer
"Artesãos da Nossa Pátria: Makonde blackwood sculptors, cooperatives, and the art of socialist revolution in postcolonial Mozambique" by Alexander Bortolot
"Lewanika's Workshop and the Vision of Lozi Arts, Zambia" by Karen E.Milbourne.

Sidney Littlefield Kasfir is Professor Emerita of Art History at Emory University. She is the author of "African Art and the Colonial Encounter".
Till Förster is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Basel.
Kinahan (J.) CATTLE FOR BEADS, the archaeology of historical contact and trade on the Namib coast
119 pp., 4to., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Uppsala, 2000. OUT OF PRINT
Jill Kinahan uses trade goods, most notably glass beads and imported ceramics, to explore the response of the indigenous pastoralists at Walvis Bay on the Namib Coast to contact with Western seafarers.
Kreamer (C.) et al AFRICAN COSMOS, stellar arts
368pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, New York, 2012. R900
Published to accompany the exhibition, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 2012.

Presents African works of art from ancient times to the present, accompanied by a collection of essays, to consider creativity and artistic practice in Africa as it is linked to celestial bodies and atmospheric phenomena.

Contributions include:
"Chasing Light", Marcus Neustetter interviewed by Erin L. Haney
"Cosmic Threads: children of the stars and other projects" by Willem Boshoff
"The Cosmos and Africa: balancing data and the poetics of knowledge" by Karel Nel
"'Cosmic Africa': African cultural astronomy and the research behind the film" by Anne Rogers
"Earth, Sky. Ancestors: building the world in nineteenth-century Madagascar" by Randall Bird
"Bridging Science and Culture: astronomy in Africa" by Thebe Rodney Medupe.

Christine Mullen Kreamer is Deputy Director and Chief Curator at the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Kriger (R.) & Zegeye (A.) eds. CULTURE IN THE NEW SOUTH AFRICA, after apartheid - volume two
334 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2001. R175
Contributions include "Rural Art and Rural Resistance: the rise of a wall decorating tradition in rural Southern Africa" by Franco Frescura & "How Cultural Policy Creates Inequality: the case of the Greater Johannesburg Metropolitan Council and its Biennale project" by Jane Duncan.
Lainé (D.) photo. AFRICAN GODS, contemporary rituals and beliefs
191 pp., colour illus., hardback, d.w., Paris, 2007. OUT OF STOCK
Translated from the French by Susan Pickford.

Preface by Tobie Nathan, professor of clinical and pathological psychology at the University of Paris.

Includes the essays "African Religions" by ethnologist Anne Stamm and "Vodun" by priest and anthropologist Pierre Saulnier.

Photographs of priests, shamans, prophets and traditional healers in twelve African countries, including South Africa, by freelance photograhper Daniel Lainé.
Lamp (F.J.) ed. SEE THE MUSIC, HEAR THE DANCE, rethinking African art at The Baltimore Museum of Art
303 pp., 4to., maps, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Munich, 2004. OUT OF STOCK
Presents 100 objects from The Baltimore Museum's African Collection within the ritual context for which the artworks were originally created, rituals "that rely on sounds, sights, smells and taste to achieve their ultimate effect".

Includes the essays, "The Body as Billboard: Ndebele beadwork" by Frederick John Lamp, "Personal and Social Messages: a Zulu beaded panel (ubheshwana)" by Carol Boram-Hays and "Each Performance is Unique: a Lwena mask (mwanawa pwevo)" by Elisabeth L.Cameron.
Landau (P.) & Kaspin (D.) eds. IMAGES AND EMPIRES, visuality in colonial and postcolonial Africa
380 pp., illus., paperback, Berkeley & London, 2002. OUT OF STOCK
Contributors include Robert J.Gordon: "Captured on Film: Bushmen and the claptrap of performative primitives"; David Bunn: "The Sleep of the Brave: graves as sites and signs in the colonial Eastern Cape"; Timothy Burke: "Our Mosquitoes Are Not So Big: images and modernity in Zimbabwe" and Pippa Skotnes: "The Politics of Bushman Representations".
Legassick (M.) & Rassool (C.) SKELETONS IN THE CUPBOARD, South African museums and the trade in human remains 1907-1917
114pp., illus., paperback, Second Updated Edition, Cape Town, (2000) 2015. R410
"This volume documents in historical detail the specific circumstances in which human remains were acquired by museums, and raises the emotive issue of what should be done to redress past wrongs." Patricia Davison, foreword to 2000 edition

Includes a new foreword by Lalou Meltzer. A new postscript by Ciraj Rassool and Martin Legassick discusses possible future approaches to the still unresolved challenges of repatriation and restitution.
124 pp., 4to., map, illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2005. OUT OF PRINT
A resource book which uses the art and material culture from Africa and the way it is discussed and labelled to explore ideas about the continent and how it is represented.

Includes a teachers' facilitation guide.
Lewis-Williams (D.) & Pearce (D.) SAN SPIRITUALITY, roots, expressions and social consequences
267 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2004. OUT OF STOCK
Examines interplay of San cosmology, myth, ritual and art in order to "illuminate the world-view of the San, how it is expressed in their society, and how it has been challenged and altered by the modern world."
Lewis-Williams (J.D.) A COSMOS IN STONE, interpreting religion and society through rock art
309 pp., map, illus., paperback, Walnut Creek, 2002. OUT OF PRINT
David Lewis-Williams is director of the Rock Art Research Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Locke (M.) THE DOVE'S FOOTPRINTS, basketry patterns in Matabeleland
143 pp., 4to., illus., paperback, Harare, 1994. OUT OF PRINT
Provides "a record of the origins and meanings of many of the patterns which decorate baskets, mats and other basketry items crafted in southern and western Zimbabwe, and classifies the fibres and various methods used by the makers."
Mack (J.), Bouttiaux (A-M.), Sorber (F.) & van Cutsem (A.) AFRICAN COSTUMES AND TEXTILES, from the Berbers to the Zulus, the Zaira and Marcel Mis Collection
318 pp., 4to., maps, colour illus., hardback, d.w., Milan, 2008. R1900
This book presents historical and modern African costumes, textiles and accessories used for everyday wear and for special celebrations from the Zaira and Marcel Mis Collection, and explores the different techniques, influences and meanings behind them.

Includes a section on southern African beadwork with an essay, "Say It With Beads", by Anne-Marie Bouttiaux.
Mafundikwa (S.) AFRIKAN ALPHABETS, the story of writing in Afrika
170 pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., New York, 2004. OUT OF PRINT
An informal review of African writing systems that emphasises the graphic aspects. Saki Mafundikwa is a Zimbabwean graphic designer, typographer and founder of the Zimbabwe Institute of Vigital Arts (ZIVA), a graphic design and new media training college in Harare, Zimbabwe. His well illustrated book identifies, defines and dicusses more than a dozen writing systems (pictographs, ideographs, syllabaries and alphabets) devised and designed by Africans. Included are sections on San rock art, Bantu symbol writing and Ndebele painters.
Magnin (A.) curator AFRICAN ART NOW, masterpieces from the Jean Pigozzi Collection
224 pp., map, colour illus., hardback, d.w., London, 2005. R495
Published to accompany the exhibition, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, 2005.

Artists include Willie Bester and Esther Mahlangu.

Foreword by Peter Marzio. Essays include "How Contemporary African Art Comes to the West" by Thomas McEvilley and "Always Something New: an African-American response to contemporary African culture" by Alvia J. Wardlaw. In "Two Conversations" Jean Pigozzi answers questions from André Magnin, Alison de Lima Greene and Alvia J.Wardlaw.
Magubane (P.) photo. & Klopper (S.) text DRESS AND ADORNMENT,
96 pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2001. OUT OF PRINT
Text in English, French & German.
Part of the "African Heritage" series. Other titles available are "Ceremonies", "Arts and Crafts" and Homesteads".
Magubane (P.) photo. & Klopper (S.) text THE BANTWANE, Africa's undiscovered people
144 pp., 4to., map, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2001. OUT OF PRINT
Includes chapters on adornment, craft, homesteads and ceremonies. The Bantwane, originally from Botswane, live in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa.
Magubane (Peter) photo. & Klopper (S.) text AMANDEBELE,
152 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2005. OUT OF STOCK
Documents Ndebele traditions, rituals, rites of passage, mural art and beadwork.
Malcomess (B.) & Kreutzfeldt (D.) NOT NO PLACE, Johannesburg, fragments of spaces and times
155 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. OUT OF PRINT
Bettina Malcomess and Dorothee Kreutzfeldt (also known as the artistic duo deadheat) present us with an array of books, documents, fictional accounts, personal memories, photographs, newspapers, pamphlets, city council publications, surveys, plans, court proceedings and architectural objects and use these materials to take us on a visual and textual journey through the history of the city of Johannesburg and its built environment.

"A bold, astute and original work that not only carves out a distinct analytical plan, but also seeks to generate thought and argument." Achille Mbembe, co-editor of "Johannesburg: the elusive metropolis"

"'Not No Place' comes from a perspective grounded in the gritty realism of Joburg but that zeroes in on its imaginative spaces - the dreams, paper architectures and accidents that brought it into being. It deal with a city that lies beyond the limits of planning and design." Hannah le Roux, architect

Bettina Malcomess teaches at the Wits School of Arts and occasionally at the School of Architecture and Planning. She works across disciplines as a writer, curator and artist and does performance work under the name Anne Historical. She is one of the co-founders of Keleketia! Media Arts Project, focused on inner-city youth.
Dorothee Kreutzfeldt is an artist whose work spans painting and collaborative practice, often with a focus on the urban environment. She is one of the founders of the Joubert Park Project (2000-2009), which ran a public art programme at the Drill Hall. She lectures at the Wits School of Arts.
201 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 1996. OUT OF PRINT
"In this fascinating narrative of exile, Chabani Manganyi, a clinical psychologist by training, draws on several in depth interviews with Sekoto and on his extensive correspondence to consider both the specificity and the universality of the life of a South African who chose to live in France in order to remain true to his creative commitments and talents."
290 pp., colour illus., hardback, Pretoria, 2002. R325
Includes images of mural art in Cape Town, Durban & Johannesburg.
Mchunu (V.) AMANDEBELE, signals of colour from South Africa/ farbsignale aus Südafrika
175 pp., 4to., maps, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Tübingen, 1991. OUT OF PRINT
Published to accompany the travelling exhibition which opened in Berlin in 1991.
Examines mural painting, clothing and beadwork.

Includes "Commuting between KwaNdebele and Pretoria - photoimpressions" by David Goldblatt. Essays include "AmaNdebele-People of Beauty from South Africa, a short history" by Vusi Mchunu, "Mother Holds the Knife on the Sharper Side" by Gavin Younge, "Mural Painting in South Africa" by David Koloane, "The House: function and signification in the art of the AmaNdebele" by Wolfger Pöhlmann, and more. The text also includes interviews with women mural painters.

Text in English & German.

Mertens (A.) photo. SOUTH WEST AFRICA, and its indigenous peoples
124 pp., 4to., map, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., London, 1966. OUT OF PRINT
Introduction by Stuart Cloete.
Miescher (G.) & Henrichsen (D.) AFRICAN POSTERS, a catalogue of the poster collection in the Basler Afrika Bibliographien
301 pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, Basel, 2004. OUT OF STOCK
Includes posters by liberation movements like SWAPO, ANC, ZANU and FRELIMO, solidarity and anti-apartheid posters, election posters from Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique, as well as posters focusing on nation building, awareness and health, religious posters and posters advertising cultural events in these countries.
Miller (.) & Schmahmann (B.) eds. PUBLIC ART IN SOUTH AFRICA, bronze monuments and plastic presidents
315pp., illus., paperback, Bloomington, 2017. R710
A collection of essays the explore the role of public art in South Africa, and how such works "may serve as a forum in which tensions surrounding race, gender, identity or nationhood are played out." from the back cover

Contributions include:
"A Janus-Like Juncture: reconciling past and present at the Voortrekker Monument and Freedom Park" by Elizabeth Rankin
"The Mirror and the Square - Old Ideological Conflicts in Motion: Church Square Slavery Memorial" by Gavin Younge
"A Thinking Stone and Some Pink Presidents: negotiating Afrikaner nationalist monuments at the University of the Free State" by Brenda Schmahmann
"Public Art as Political Crucible: Andries Botha's 'Shaka' and Contested symbols of Zulu masculinity and culture in Kwazulu-Natal" by Liese van der Watt
"Unsettling Ambivalences and Ambiguities in Mary Sibande's 'Long Live the Dead Queen' Public Art Project" by Leora Farber.

Kim Miller is Associate Professor and holds the Jane Oxford Keiter Professorship of women's and gender studies and art history at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts.
Brenda Schmahmann is Professor and the South African Research Chair in South African Art and Visual Culture at the University of Johannesburg. Her other books include "Picturing Change: curating visual culture at post-apartheid universities".
Mistry (J.) & Ellapen (J.A.) eds. 'WE REMEMBER DIFFERENTLY", race, memory, imagination
181 pp., illus., paperback, DVD, Pretoria, 2012. R195
A collection of essays that address the conditions of cultural production in a post-apartheid South Africa. The contributors use the short film, "We Remember Differently", directed by Jyoti Mistry, as a focal point in their reflections on the creative process and how history and memory inform their creative choices.

Includes a DVD of the 26 minute film.

Contributions include:
"Introduction" by Imraan Coovadia
"On Producing: the producer as creative visionary" by Florian Schattauer
"On Writing: relinquishing the writer's authority" by Lesley Emanuel
"Indian South Africans and the 'White' Imaginary: in critical conversation with Jyoti Minstry" by Jordache A.Ellapen
"Rituals of Memory and Desire" by Lesley Marx
"We Remember Differently and the Intimacies of our Separateness" by Bhekizizwe Peterson.

Filmmaker Jyoti Mistry is Associate Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand School of Arts.

Morgan (R.) & Wieringa (S.) TOMMY BOYS, LESBIAN MEN AND ANCESTRAL WIVES, female same-sex practices in Africa
335 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2005. R125
A collection of personal narratives that document same sexuality in East and southern Africa.

Includes photographs by Zanele Muholi.
Morris (J.) photo. & Preston-Whyte (E.) text SPEAKING WITH BEADS, Zulu arts from Southern Africa
96 pp., 4to., map, colour illus., paperback, London, 1994. OUT OF PRINT
Presents jewelry, ornamental headdresses, capes, aprons, beaded panels and other decorative forms.

Jean Morris is a photographer and graphic designer living in Cape Town. Eleanor Preston-Whyte is Professor of Social Anthropology, Department of African Studies, University of Natal.
Murray (N.) & Shepherd (N.) & Hall (M.) DESIRE LINES, space, memory and identity in the post-apartheid city
315 pp., illus., paperback, Abingdon & New York, 2007. OUT OF STOCK
Contributions include "Planning Fictions: the limits of spatial engineering and governance in a Cape Flats ghetto" by Steven Robins,
"'Manenberg Avenue is Where it's Happening', images by David Lurie from the collection 'Cape Town Fringe, Manenberg Avenue is Where it's Happening",
"Remaking Modernism: South African Architecture in and out of time" by Noëleen Murray,
"Memory, Nation Building and the Post-apartheid City: The Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg" by Lindsay Jill Bremner,
Picturing Cape Town" by Marwaan Manuel, Odidi Mfenyana & Nondumiso Ncisana,
"Memory and the Politics of History in the District Six Museum" by Ciraj Rassool,
"A Second Life: museums, mimesis, and the narratives of the tour guides of Robben Island" by Harry Garuba,
"On a Knife-edge or in the Fray: managing heritage sites in a vibrant democracy" by Abdulkader Tayob, and much more.

Noëleen Murray is an architect and academic based in the Centre for African Studies at the University of Cape Town.
Nick Shepherd is Senoi Lecturer in the Centre for African Studies at the University of Cape Town, where he convenes a postgraduate programme in Public Culture in Africa.
Historical Archeologist Martin Hall is Deputy Vive CHancellor of the University of Cape Town.
Ndlovu (M.) et. al. INHERITING THE FLAME, new writing on community arts in South Africa
96 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2004. OUT OF PRINT
Contributions include "Community Arts as Political Protest Post 76 - some thoughts" by Naren Sewpaul, "Community Arts in South Africa - a brief history" by Lize van Robbroek, "The New Wave: government arts and culture centres - reinforcements or liabilities" by Gerard Hagg, "From the Culture of Bricks to the Bricks of Culture: towards a policy framework for arts and culture centres" by Joseph Gaylard, "Heating Up the Pot: alternative creative spaces in Durban: by Zayd Minty, extracts from a 1997 interview with Mavis Taylor, former Head of Drama at UCT, and a conversation with Martin Stevens, the oldest serving staff member of Arts and Media Accesss Centre (AMAC), formerly Mediaworks, formerly Community Arts Project (CAP).
Nel (K.) & Leibhammer (N.) curators EVOCATIONS OF THE CHILD, fertility figures of the southern African region
231 pp., 4to., map, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 1998. OUT OF PRINT
Published to accompany the exhibition, Johannesburg Art Gallery, 1998.

Essays include "Women and Material Markers of Identity" by Carolyn Hamilton, "The Sorghum Child, 'nguana modula': South Sotho child figures", "The Girl Who Ran Away, 'intombi zivemuka' and other traditional beaded Zulu dolls" and "Enigma Dolls, South Sotho and Zulu figures?" by Marilee Wood, "'Ntwane Gimwane', Ntwane grass figures" by Hazel Friedman, "'Musidzana wa Tshirova', the girl who has a medicated rod, gender ambiguities and the Venda 'thahu'" by Anitra Nettleton, ""The Puzzle of the Pendant Figures" and "Evocations of the Child" by Karel Nel and Nessa Leibhammer, "'Tswana Mgwana ba Pelego', Tswana child figures", "'Lenge Nwana', Lenge tattooed and scarified figures" and "Children of Birth, 'bana ba pelego': North Sotho child figures" by J.A.van Schalkwyk, "'Swazi Umntfwana', Swazi evocations of the child" and "Tonga Child Figures, the protogenic forms of the Tonga child figures" by Karel Nel, "Children of Earth, Zulu clay dolls" by Frank Jolles, "'Kwanyama Ovambo', Kwanyama child figures" by Margo Timm, "Venda and Pedi, clay initiation figures for the 'domba' and 'khomba' ceremonies" by Karen Harber, and more.
Nettleton (A.) AFRICAN DREAM MACHINES, style, identity and meaning of African headrests
471 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2007. R250
Anitra Nettleton's study of the uses, forms and significance of African headrests. Her fine black and white drawings of headrests illustrate the text. This book was fifteen years in the making and the manuscript was awarded the University of the Witwatersrand Research Committee Award in 2006.

Anitra Nettleton is a Professor in the Wits School of Arts, Johannesburg. She also contributed to "Engaging Modernities", published in 2003.
Nettleton (A.) et. al. (eds.) VOICE-OVERS, Wits writings exploring African artworks
151 pp., 4to,m colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2004. OUT OF STOCK
Catalogue of the exhibition, Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg, 2004.
A range of artists, writers and academics with strong connections to the University of the Witwatersrand were asked to chose an item from the Standard Bank African Art Collection, housed at the university, and write a short piece on their choice.

Authors include Willliam Kentridge, Deborah Bell, Michael Godby, Philippa Hobbs, Robert Hodgins, Karel Nel, David Bunn, Anitra Nettleton, Sarah Nuttall, Penny Siopis, Jan Taylor, Clive van den Berg, and many others. Includes work by Jackson Hlungwane, Sam Nhlengethwa, Johannes Mashego Segogela, Noria Mabasa, Santu Mofokeng, Trevor Makoba, and Tito Zungu. For example, William Kentridge chose a votive offering (asen) from Benin, Robert Hodgins a power object (nkisi) from the Congo, Phillipa Hobbs a tapestry, "Animal Meeting/ Apartheid among animals" by Allina Ndebele, Michael Godby a photograph from the series, "Motouleng Caves, Surrender Hill, Clarens" by Santu Mofokeng, Karel Nel a staff from Angola and Clive van den Berg a wooden sculpture, "God's Leg with Eggs", by Jackson Hlungwane.
Nettleton (A.), Charlton (J.) & Rankin-Smith (F.) ENGAGING MODERNITIES, transformations of the commonplace
95 pp., 4to., maps, colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2003. OUT OF STOCK
Catalogue of the travelling exhibition from the Standard Bank Collection of African Art at the Univeristy of The Witwatersrand Art Galleries.
The African objects on this exhibition use the ordinary, everyday materials, objects and images of western consumer culture in new ways, transforming them and creating "hybrid" forms.
Nuttall (S.) ENTANGLEMENT, litrary and cultural reflections on post-apartheid
198 pp., paperback, 2009, Johannesburg. R235
An exploration of the concept of entanglement in relation to readings of literature, new media forms and painting.

"Sarah Nuttall offers her readers new critical vocabularies with which to grasp the fictions of self-making, the politics and aesthetics of consumption, and the new and terrifying technologies of the sexualised body." Hazel Carby

"Sarah Nuttall's book is a welcome addition to South African literary and cultural studies, taking us in new directions beyond the apartheid and even standard post-apartheid models. Moving through a variety of settings and moments both textual and non-texual, it is prepared to take risks in matters ranging from the 'citiness' of Johannesburg, to the recombinatory qualities of style, to the larger implications of violence in South Africa." Stephen Clingman

"Elegantly and lucidly written, it offers a penetrating and unique analysis of the complex and paradoxical forms of culture emerging in South Africa today." Isabel Hofmeyr

Includes a section on painter Penny Siopis and her Pinky Pinky series.

Sarah Nuttall is Associate Professor of Literary and Cultural Studies at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER), University of the Witwatersrand.
Nuttall (S.) & Coetzee (C.) eds. NEGOTIATING THE PAST, the making of memory in South Africa
300 pp., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (1998) 2002. R220
Includes the essay, "Memory and history in William Kentridge's "History of the Main Complaint"" by Michael Godby.
Nuttall (S.) & Michael (C.) SENSES OF CULTURE, South African culture studies
559 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2000. OUT OF PRINT
Includes Oren Kaplan on Samson Mudzunga & Sandra Klopper on Hip-hop graffiti art.
Nuttall (S.) ed. BEAUTIFUL/ UGLY, Africa and diaspora aesthetics
416 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2006. R225
Introduction by Sarah Nuttall.
Contributions include "Two Thoughts on Drawing Beauty" by William Kentridge, "Fresh Stories" by Pippa Stein, "Inheritance" by Mark Gevisser, "On the Slipperiness of Food" by Cheryl-Ann Michael, "Urban Imaging: the 'friche' waiting to happen" by Rodney Place, "Two Stories: Old Man with Garden at the Rear End of Time and The Fat Indian Girl" by Mia Couto & "Seeing the Familiar, notes on Mia Couto" by Isabel Hofmeyr.
Oguibe (O.) & Enwezor (O.) eds. READING THE CONTEMPORARY, African art from theory to the marketplace
432 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, London, 1999. OUT OF PRINT
Includes "The Identity Question: focus on Black South African expression" by David Koloane; "Inversion of the Printed Image: Namibian perspectives on John Ndevasia Muafangejo" by Margo Timm; "About Face: aspects of art history and identity in South African visual culture" by Colin Richards & "Reframing the Black Subject: ideology and fantasy in contemporary South African representation" by Okwui Enwezor.
Oliphant (A.W.) et. al. eds. DEMOCRACY X, marking the present/ re-presenting the past
329 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, Pretoria, 2004. OUT OF STOCK
Introduction by Andries Walter Oliphant, Peter Delius & Lalou Meltzer.

Essays include "South African Pottery: past and present" by Simon Hall, "Make-overs of Two Women: illustrated history and gender bias" by Helen Bradford, "Creating Beauty In, and Between, Two Worlds: contextualising the art of South Africa's migrant labourers" by Fiona Rankin-Smith & Sandra Klopper, "The Role of Art in the Liberation Struggle" by Sipho Mdanda, "Film and Democracy in South Africa" by Michael Dearham, "Media in the Mix" by Guy Berger, "The State of the Arts in Post-apartheid South Africa" by Lynee Maree, "The Rights and Status of the Artist in the First Ten Years of South Africa's Democracy" by Mike van Graan, "A Decade of Cartoons" by Jonathan Shapiro, "Marking Time: the making of the Democracy X exhibition" by Rayda Becker, and much more.

Objects exhibited include pots, sticks, headrests, arm rings, earplugs, shell artefacts, beadwork, Khoe-San rock paintings, earthenware heads found near Lydenburg, artefacts from Great Zimbabwe ruins and posters used during the struggle years.

Also includes sculpture by Jackson Hlungwani, Durant Sihlali, & Johannes Segogela, photographs by Ernest Cole, Bob Gosani, Alf Khumalo, Eli Wienberg & Jurgen Schadeberg, paintings by Gerard Sekoto, as well as work by contemporary artists Robert Hodgins, Jane Alexander, Willie Bester, Gavin Younge, Willem Boshoff, Sam Nhlengethwa, Sue Williamson, William Kentridge, and many others.
Peterson (D.), Gavua (K.) & Rassool (C.) eds. THE POLITICS OF HERITAGE, economies, histories, and infrastructures
293pp., illus., maps, paperback, New York & Cape Town, 2015. R150
A collection of essays on how the relics of the past "are shored up, reconstructed, and revalued - as commodities, as tradition, as morality, or as patrimony."

"An insightful collection that examines the work of heritage across a variety of African settings and scales, from village to nation. Going beyond analyses of the role of heritage in nation building and identity formation, it also examines how heritage practice figures in political economics and shapes social relations of power. Following an impressive overview of the politics of heritage in Africa, thoughtful essays focus on cases from South Africa and Ghana. They examine a broad range of cultural forms and practices under the rubric of 'heritage': memorials, monuments, and museums as well as language, performance, film, and more." Corinne Kratz, Emory University

Contributions include:
"Seeing Beyond the Official and the Vernacular: the Duncan Village Massacre Memorial and the politics of heritage in South Africa" by Gary Minkey and Phindezwa Mnyaka
"Human Remains, the Disciplines of the Dead, and the South African Memorial Complex" by Ciraj Rassool
"Heritage vs Heritage: reaching for pre-Zulu identities in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa" by Mbongiseni Buthelezi
"Fences, Signs, and Property: heritage, development, and the making of location in Lwandle" by Leslie Witz and Noëleen Murray
"Flashes of Modernity: heritage according to cinema" by Litheko Modisane .

Derek Peterson is Professor of History at the University of Michigan.
Kodzo Gavua is Associate Professor of Archaeology and Heritage Studies at the University of Ghana, Legon.
Ciraj Rassool is Professor of History and Director of the African Programme in Museum and Heritage Studies at the University of the Western Cape.
Pieterse (E.) & Meintjes (F.) eds. VOICES OF THE TRANSITION, the politics, poetics and practices of social change in South Africa
366 pp., illus., hardback, Johannesburg, 2003. OUT OF PRINT
Foreword by Albie Sachs.
Includes the photographic essays "Making an RDP House a Home" by Seopedi Ruth Motau and "Yeoville" by Cedric Nunn, poems by Sandile Dikeni and Malika Ndlovu and the essays "An Approach to Viable Futures" by Njabulo Ndebele, "Hip-Hop in the Age of Empire: Cape Flats style' by Adam Haupt, "Beggar-Guest" by Ashraf Jamal, "Johannesburg: on being a native at home and abroad" by John Matshikiza, "Shifting Soundscapes and Youth Dance Cultures" by Dominique Wooldridge & S'busiso Nxumalo and "Recovering the Ordinary" by Kopano Ratele.
Pieterse (E.) ed. COUNTER-CURRENTS, experiments in sustainability in the Cape Town region
273 pp., 4to., maps, b/w & colour illus., hardback, Johannesburg, 2010. OUT OF STOCK
A "catalogue of ideas" that presents a range of policies, dreams, ambitions, critiques, philosophies and learning about what can be done to transform Cape Town.

Contributions include "Jane Alexander: hunger artist" by Ashraf Jamal,
"Nurturing Creatvitiy: the Spier experiment" by Tanner Methvin, and
"Cape Town Integrated", a photo-essay curated by Tau Tavengwa.
Pinther (K.), Forster (L.) & Hanussek (C.) eds. AFROPOLIS, city, media, art
328 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. OUT OF STOCK
This publication accompanies the travelling exhibition which opened at Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum, Cultures of the World, Cologne, in November 2010.

The "Afropolis" project seeks to explore the social networks and cultural relations that shape life in African megacities. The project focuses on five cities: Cairo, Lagos, Nairobi, Kinshasa and Johannesburg. Scholars and artists met local cultural practitioners, carried out interviews, compiled photo and film documentation, and selected and initiated artistic works which expressed particular qualities of each megacity.

Contributions include:
"The Spatial Politics of the Past and the Present, a brief history of Alexandria" by Noor Nieftagodien
"The Technicians' Rebellion, electricity and the right to the city" by Thomas G.Kirsch
"Stylizing the Self" by Sarah Nuttall
"The Underground, the Surface and the Edges, a hauntology of Johannesburg" by Leora Farber and Anthea Buys.

Includes work by South African artists Kgafela oa Magogodi and Jyoti Mistry, Sam Nhlengethwa, Sabelo Mlangeni and Minnette Vari.

Also published in Cologne in German.
Posterbook Collective & South African History Archive (comp.) IMAGES OF DEFIANCE, South African resistance posters of the 1980s
181 pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (1991) 2004. R410
The posters reproduced in this book "were produced by ordinary members of community-based organisations during the 1980s...Most of the posters are the result of a collective process - conceived within the context of an organisation or group, sometimes discussed at length, drawn by one person or even several people working together...Many of...the people who worked on the posters were operating underground, or did not want their names or political affiliations publicised; some of those who were better known were harassed and detained...many of the posters were banned almost upon their first appearance...".

"Images of Defiance" was first published by Ravan Press in 1991.
Rabbethge-Schiller (H.) ed. MEMORY AND MAGIC, contemporary art of the !Xun & Khwe
114 pp., 4to., colour & b/w illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2006. OUT OF STOCK
Published to coincide with the exhibition first shown at the Origins Centre, Johannesburg.

The book features the work of 11 artists from the !Xun & Khwe Cultural Project taken from the private collection of Hella Rabbethge-Schiller of Rosenheim, Germany.
Includes the essays "Beyond Arcadia - the San and the "colonial gaze" by Stefan Eisenhofer, "Modernity, Tradition and Communication" by Nigel Crawhall & "Picturing the Past, Creating the Future: art of the !Xun & Khwe Cultural Project" by Jessica Stephenson, as well as a biography of each artist.
Rankin-Smith (F.) curator & ed. FIGURING FAITH, images of belief in Africa
287 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2011. R420
This book arose from the exhibition, "Figuring Faith: images of belief in Africa", held at the Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg, in 2006, to accompany the Wiser conference, "Reasons for Faith".

Preface by William Kentridge.

Contributions include:
"The Sacred: holy and demonic" and "Divine Communications" by Anitra Nettleton
"Shadow Catchers: aspects of the spiritual in the work of three South African photographers" by Michael Godby
"Liminal States" by Santu Mofokeng
"Good Faith", Achille Mbembe and Penny Siopis in conversation
"Fetishising (and De-Fetishising) the Missionary Gaze" by Isabel Hofmeyr
"Altered States: transfiguring and transforming" by Jane Taylor
"Dancing in Colour: a soul's journey to spirit" by Makgathi Mokwena
"Screaming Image: Klas Thibeletsa's 'Child Abuse' and the post-apartheid confessional" by Deborah Posel.

Includes work by David Goldblatt, Jackson Hlungwani, Azaria Mbatha, Santu Mofokeng, John Muafangejo, Nelson Mukhuba, Peter Schutz, Johannes Segogela, and other modern and contemorary artists, as well as many pieces of traditional African art.
Rassool (C.) & Prosalendis (S.) eds. RECALLING COMMUNITY IN CAPE TOWN, creating and curating the District Six Museum
178 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2001. OUT OF PRINT
Essays on the conception and ongoing development of the District Six Museum by curators, archivists, administrators, education officers and trustees, many of whom were residents of District Six.

Contributions include "Museum Beginnings" by Vincent Kolbe, "Museum or Place of Working with Memory?" and "Signposts for Retrieval: a visual framework for enabling memory of place and time" by Peggy Delport, "Holding on to the Past: working with the 'myths' of District Six" by Craig Soudien, "History in Photographs at the District Six Museum" by Tina Smith and Ciraj Rassool, "Memory Rooms: oral history in the District Six Museum" by Valmont Layne and Ciraj Rassool, and much more.
Read (A.) ed. THE FACT OF BLACKNESS, Frantz Fanon and visual representation
211 pp., illus., paperback, London & Seattle, 1996. OUT OF PRINT
Includes "The After-life of Frantz Fanon: Why Fanon? Why now? Why 'Black Skin, White Masks'?" by Stuart Hall, "Feminism as a Persistent Critique of History: what's love got to do with it?" by bell hooks, "Missing Persons: fantasising black women in 'Black Skin, White Masks' by Lola Young, a dialogue between artists Renée Green, Lyle Ashton Harris, Mark Latamie, Ntozake Shange, Homi K Bhabha with Stuart Hall, Gilane Tawadros and members of the audience, and much more.
Reid (G.) & Walker (L.) eds. MEN BEHAVING DIFFERENTLY, South African men since 1994
236 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2005. R150
Essays include "Negotiating the Boundaries of Masculinity in Post-Apartheid South Africa" by Liz Walker, "'A Man is a Man Completely and a Wife is a Wife Completely': gender classification and performance amongst 'ladies' and 'gents' in Ermelo, Mpumalanga" by Graeme Reid, "'You Have to Change and You Don't Know How!': contesting what it means to be a man in a rural area of South Africa" by Tina Sideris, "'Baby Rape': unmaking secrets of sexual violence in post-apartheid South Africa" by Deborah Posel, and more.
Riefenstahl (L.) text & photo. THE LAST OF THE NUBA,
208 pp., 4to., maps, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., First U.S.Edition, New York, 1974. OUT OF PRINT
From 1962 to 1972, often for several months at a time, Leni Riefenstahl lived with the Mesakin Nuba of the Kordofan in the Sudan, recording their everyday lives, rituals and traditions.

German actress, film director and photographer Leni Riefenstahl (1902-2003) made two award-winning films,"Triumph des Willens", on the 1934 Reich Party Congress in Nuremberg, and "Olympia", on the 1936 Olympic Games, which were seen as Nazi propoganda after World War II, destroying her career. During the 1950s she turned to photography, once again winning many awards for her work. She is also the author of "The Nuba of Kau" and two books of underwater photography.
53 pp., b/w & colour illus., spiral-bound cloth-covered boards, Maputo, 2004. R250
Includes the essays "Capulana in Literature, in History and in Daily Life" by Paola Rolletta, "Capulana & Kerchiefs Mozambique Style" by Maria de Lourdes Torcato, "Capulana, Tradition and Modernity" by Mêmê.

Text in Portuguese & English.
Sans (J.) ed. KENDELL GEERS, hand grenades from my heart
383pp., colour illus., paperback, Beijing, 2012. R410
A collection of interviews with and essays by Kendell Geers, edited by curator Jérôme Sans.

Kendell Geers was born in 1968 in Johannesburg. He moved to Belgium in 2000 and lives between Johannesburg and Brussels.
Jérôme Sans is former Director of the Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art in Beijing and co-founder of the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. Jérôme Sans is currently Global Cultural Curator for Le Mériden Hotels & Resorts, Artisttic Director of the urban development, "Rives de Saône-River Movie": in France, Creative Director of "L'Officiel Art" magazine, and co-founder of Perfect Crossovers.
Schadeberg (J.) photo. THE SAN OF THE KALAHARI,
96 pp., 4to., illus., hardback, d.w., Pretoria, 2002. OUT OF STOCK
"The photographs published in this book were taken in July 1959 when Jurgen Schadeberg joined an expedition led by Professor Phillip Tobias, then Chairman of the Kalahari Research Committee of the University of the Witwatersrand, to study the San".

Includes the essays "The San" by George Hulme and "The Healing Dance" by David Lewis-Williams as well as an interview with Philip Tobias conducted by Philip Todres of Primart Gallery for and on behalf of the Brenthurst Library to supplement their acquisition of the portfolio of photographic images taken by Schadeberg on the occasion of a healing dance.
Scherz (A.) et. al. HAIR-STYLES, HEAD-DRESSES & ORNAMENTS, in Namibia & Southern Angola
110 pp., oblong 4to., map, b/w & colour illus., hardback, Reprint, Windhoek, (1981) 1999. OUT OF PRINT
Text in German, English & Afrikaans.
Includes chapters on the Wambo, Kavango, Herero & Himba, Kuvale, Zemba, Nkhumbi, Mwila, Nyaneka and Bushmen (San) peoples.
Schmahmann (B.) PICTURING CHANGE, curating visual culture at post-apartheid universities
282 pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R350
Brenda Schmahmann explores the transformative ethos evident in the curation of visual culture at South African universities and examines the implications, complexities, and contradictions involved in this process.

"As they responded to the challenges of repositioning themselves after the 1994 elections, echoing the national process of institutional 'transformation', universities not only commissioned new works but also had to address what to do with the old to adapt them to redefined objectives and a more inclusive university community. This study provides a fascinating microcosm of the production of visual culture in post-apartheid South Africa, engaging with thorny issues that provide insights for the wider practice and reception of art." Elizabeth Rankin, Professor of Art History, University of Auckland

Brenda Schmahmann is Professor in the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Johannesburg. She is the author of "Through the Looking Glass: representations of self by South African women artists" and "Mapula: embroidery and empowerment in the Winterveld". She also co-edited (with Marion Arnold) "Between Union and Liberation: women artists in South Africa 1910-1194".
Schwerin (A.) ed. & photo. APARTHEID'S LANDSCAPE AND IDEAS, a scorched soul
318 pp., map., illus., hardback, d.w., Rochester, 2001. R500
The book, an historical and artistic exploration of the culture of racism that gave rise to apartheid, includes Schwerin's own black and white photographs of the South African landscape - "a landscape that can be viewed as the current physical manifestation of the painful past racist perceptions that were inflicted on the indigenous people of South Africa."
Sciama (L.) & Eicher (J.) eds. BEADS AND BEAD MAKERS, gender, material culture and meaning
317 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Reprint, Oxford & New York, (1998) 2001. OUT OF PRINT
Includes the essays, "Gender in African Beadwork: an overview" by Margret Carey & "Gender in the Making, Trading and Uses of Beads. An introductory essay" by Lidia Sciama.
Siebrits (W.) ORIGINS OF FORM, sculpture and artefacts from Southern Africa
21 pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2002. OUT OF PRINT
Catalogue of the exhibition, Warren Siebrits Modern and Contemporary Art, Johannesburg, 2002.

Includes sculpture by Jackson Hlungwane, Sydney Kumalo, Edoardo Villa, Dumile Feni, Cecil Skotnes, Cyprian Shilakoe and others, as well as Zulu and Tsonga artefacts.
Skotnes (P.) comp. & illus. HEAVEN'S THINGS, a story of the /Xam
51 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 1999. OUT OF STOCK
An extract from the story of the Day-Heart Star, told to Lucy Lloyd in 1873 by //Kabbo and recorded in her notebooks, including extracts from other /Xam narratives, photographs and drawings, and text and images reproduced in water-colours by Pippa Skotnes. This publication was a companion to the exhibit, "Rock Art and the /Xam", at the South African Museum, Cape Town.
Skotnes (P.) curator & ed. MISCAST, negotiating the presence of the Bushmen
383 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 1996. OUT OF PRINT
Catalogue of the exhibition, South African National Gallery, Cape Town, 1996.

"In 'Miscast: negotiating the presence of the Bushmen', eminent scholars explore the term 'Bushman', and the relationships that gave rise to it, from the perspectives of anthropology, archaeology, comparative religion, literary studies, art history, and musicology...A parallel text runs throughout the book and provides a counter narrative to the central discourses. The book is richly illustrated with previously unpublished photographs and documents from many archives and museum collections."

Forewords by Marilyn Martin & Patricia Davison. Essays and parallel text by Pippa Skotnes, Stephen Greenblatt, David Chidester, Ian Glenn, Robert Ross, Alan G.Morris, Nigel Penn, Janette Deacon, Michael Godby, Paul S.Landau, Martin Hall, Anthony Traill, Edwin Wilmsen, Aron Mazel, Pieter Jolly, Frans E.Prins, Mathias Guenther, Alan Barnard, Andrew B.Smith, Rob Gordon, Ciraj Rassool & Leslie Witz, Barbara Buntman, John Parkington, Anne Solomon, Deidre Hansen, J.David Lewis-Williams, Thomas Dowson, John Sharp & Stuart Douglas, Paul Weinberg, & Carmel Schrire.
Skotnes (P.) et. al. CURIOSITY CLXXV, a paper cabinet, curating exhibitions at the University of Cape Town
192 pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2004. OUT OF STOCK
Catalogue to accompany an exhibition produced to celebrate the University of Cape Town's 175th anniversary curated by Pippa Skotnes, Gwen van Embden and Fritha Langerman, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, 2004.

The curators collected objects from academics' offices, storerooms, and libraries and organized them into cabinets that represent the various activities that characterise a university. Also included in the exhibition are an assembly of cases created by artists who have, or have had a connection with the university and a series of four works created by the three curators.

Photographs by Stephen Inggs. Texts by Patricia Davison, David Chidester, Brenda Cooper, David Brown, Gavin Younge, Andrew Lampbrecht, Martin Hall, Christopher Peter and Malcolm Payne, amongst others. Poems by Ingrid de Kock, Joan Hambidge and Stephen Watson.
410 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Stellenbosch, 2007. OUT OF PRINT
Introduction by Kathryn Smith.

Kathryn Smith sent a email to eighty artists, writers, curators and thinkers asking them to express their attitudes towards avant-gardism. The book publishes the responses she received over a four-week period in 2007. It was conceived as a companion to an exhibition by Douglas Gimberg, Christian Nerf, Ruth Sacks and Ed Young, held at Stellenbosch Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery (SMAC), Stellenbosch, 2007. Respondents include Barend de Wet, Douglas Gimberg, Christian Nerf, Colin Richards, Candice Breitz, Sean O'Toole, Siemon Allen, Ed Young, Kendell Geers, Thando Mama, Robin Rhode, Ruth Sacks, and many more.
Smith (T.), Enwezor (O.) & Condee (N.) eds. ANTINOMIES OF ART AND CULTURE, modernity, postmodernity, contemporaneity
437 pp., illus., paperback, Durham & London, 2008. R385
In this collection "theorists, artists, critics and curators explore new ways of conceiving the present and understanding art and culture in relation to it."

Contribution include "Aftermath: value and violence in contemporary South African art" by Colin Richards, and
"The Postcolonial Constellation: contemporary art in a state of permanent transition" by Okwui Enwezor.

Terry Smith is Andrew W.Mellon Professor of Contemporary Art History and Theory at the University of Pittsburgh and a visiting professor in the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Sydney.
Okwui Enwezor is Dean of Academic Affairs and Senior Vice President at the San Francisco Art Institute.
Nancy Condee is Associate Professor of Slavic Studies at the University of Pittsburgh.
Stepan (P.) & Hahner (I.) SPIRITS SPEAK, a celebration of African masks
188 pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Munich, etc, 2005. OUT OF PRINT
Includes a foldout map of Africa, loosely inserted.

"Presents a selection of the most important African maks found in major museums and renowed private collections around the globe."

Includes Songye, Makonde, Chokwe, Luba, Yaka & Mbunda masks.
Subiros (P.) AFRICAS, the artist and the city, a journey and an exhibition
224 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Barcelona, 2001. OUT OF STOCK
Catalogue of the exhibition held at the Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona , 29 May - 11 September 2001.

Cities include Cape Town, Johannesburg, Harare, Dakar, Abidjan & Lagos.

Artists include Penny Siopis, Santu Mofokeng, Willie Bester, Jane Alexander, Zwelethu Mthethwa & Moshekwa Langa.
Szalay (M.) ed. THE MOON AS SHOE/ DER MOND ALS SHUH, drawings of the San, drawings and watercolours by Diä!Kwain, /Han=Kass'o, !Nanni, Tamme, /Uma and Da / zeichnungen der San, zeichnungen und aquarelle von DiäKwain, /Han=Kass'o, !Nanni, Tamme, /Uma und Da
311 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., maps, hardback, Zurich, 2002. R950
Catalogue of the exhibition, Völkerkundemuseum, University of Zurich, 2002 and the South African National Gallery, Cape Town, 2003.

Contributions by Megan Biesele, Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, Elias Canetti, Janette Deacon, Keith Dietrich, Mathias G.Guenther, Roger L.Hewitt and Miklós Szalay.

Drawings and watercolours from 1875-1881 made by six informants of Wilhelm Bleek and Lucy Lloyd.

Text in English & German.

Thomas (K.) IMPOSSIBLE MOURNING, HIV/AIDS and visuality after apartheid
168 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R320
Kylie Thomas "explores the significance of the disavowal of AIDS death in relation to violence, death, and mourning under apartheid [and] engages with multiple forms of visual representation that work variously to compound, undo, and complicate the politics of loss. Drawing on work the author did in art and narrative support groups while working with people living with HIV/AIDS in Khayelitsha outside Cape Town, this book also includes analyses of the work of South African visual artists and photographers Jane Alexander, Gille de Vlieg, Jillian Edelstein, Pieter Hugo, Ezrom Legae, Gideon Mendel, Zanele Muholi, Sam Nhlengethwa." from the back cover

Kylie Thomas is a lecturer in the English Department at Stellenbosch University.
Thompson (B.) curator & ed. BLACK WOMANHOOD, images, icons, and ideologies of the African body
374 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Seattle, 2008. R640
Catalogue of the travelling exhibition first shown at Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, 2008.

Includes work by Senzeni Marasela, Nandipha Mntambo, Zanele Muholi, Berni Searle and Penny Siopis.

With the essays: "The African Female Body in the Cultural Imagination" and "Decolonizing Black Bodies: personal journeys in the contemporary voice" by Barbara Thompson,
"African Women's Body Images in Postcolonial Discourse and Resistance to Neo-Crusaders" by Ifi Amadiume,
"'Les Parisiens d'Afrique': Mangbetu women as works of art" by Enid Schildkrout,
"The Black Female Body, the Postcard, and the Archives" by Christaud Geary,
"The Body of a Myth: embodying the Black mammy figure in visual culture" by Kimberly Wallace-Sanders,
"The Women Who Posed: Maudelle Bass and Florence Allen" by Carla Williams,
"Picturing the New Negro Woman" by Deborah Willis, and
"Housing and Homing the Black Female Body in France: Calixthe Beyala and the legacy of Sarah Baartman and Josephine Baker" by Ayo Abiétou Coly.

Thurman (C.) ed. SPORT VERSUS ART, a South African contest
231 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R190
A collection of essays that examine the often fraught relationship between sport and the arts in South African public life.

Contributions include "Sing When You're Winning, representations of sport and culture in the media" by Simon van Schalkwyk,
"The 'Eighth Muse', sport and film, sport on film" by Jyoti Mistry,
"The City of Theatre and Spectacle" by Ashwin Desai,
"Artless Sport and Sportless Art, democracy's dilemmas of representation" by Gavin Sourgen,
"The Bellowing Bull and the Thing That is Not Round: jazz and the hidden history of rugby" by Gwen Ansell,
"Sporty Nerds and Arty Jocks: how South Africans see themselves" by Stuart Theobald,
"'Playing to Win is not Really Playing: artists' sporting interventions" by Anthea Buys, and
"No Normal Art...?" by Mike van Graan.
Tietze (A.) A HISTORY OF THE IZIKO SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL GALLERY, reflections on art and national identity
236pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R310
In this history Anna Tietze considers the changing ways South Africa's national gallery has understood its social function, explores its relationship to other public collections, and documents the challenges the institution has encountered in the past, those it faces in the present, and examines future possibilities.

Anna Tietze is a cultural and art historian at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town. She has a long-standing connection with the Iziko South African National Gallery, as both researcher and curator.
van Eeden (J.) & du Preez (A.) eds. SOUTH AFRICAN VISUAL CULTURE,
269 pp., illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2005. R230
Essays include "Charting Change, Contesting Masculinities: whiteness in post apartheid popular visual culture" by Liese van der Watt, "'Never Stop Being a Woman': fashioning the female soldier in South Africa" by Brenda Schmahann, "Riding A Different Wave: digital media and subcultural expression" by Carine Zaayman, "From Japan to Jamaica: reframing youth identities in contemporary South Africa" by Sandra Klopper, "Between Objectivity and Subjectivity: understanding photography" by Pieter Swanepoel, "(Re)defining Television Genres: classic narrative and edutainment in 'Yizo Yizo 2'" by Jane Ballot and "Cinema as Visual Culture: making sense via semiotics" by Keyan Tomaselli & Vanessa McLennan-Dodd.
van Schalkwyk (J.A.) & Hanisch (E.) eds. SCULPTURED IN CLAY, iron age figurines from Schroda, Limpopo Province, South Africa
125 pp., oblong 4to., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2002. OUT OF STOCK
These clay figurines, dated between AD 900 and 1000, and portraying a wide range of subject matter with the emphasis on humans and animals, form part of the collections stored and exhibited at the National Cultural History Museum in Pretoria.

Essays by Tom Huffman, Edwin Hanisch & Vincent Maumela, Leon Jacobson & Willem van der Westhuizen, Johan van Schalkwyk, Marilee Wood, Anitra Nettleton, Sam Moifatswane & Stephen Mellor.
van Zyl (M.) & Steyn (M.) eds. PERFORMING QUEER, shaping sexualities 1994-2004, volume one
368 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2005. R175
Includes the essays "Playing on the Pavements of Identities" by Bernadette Muthien, "'Fat like the Sun'" by Mikki van Zyl, "Struggles of Authenticity" by Charl Hattingh, "Beyond Identity Politics: homosexuality and gayness in South Africa" by Annie Leatt & Graeme Hendricks, and much more.
Viney (G.) text & Proust (A.) photo. COLONIAL HOUSES OF SOUTH AFRICA,
288 pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, d.w., Reprint, Cape Town, 1987 (2003). OUT OF STOCK
Foreword by Revel Fox.
Features twenty-three houses and their interiors : Vergelegen, Ida's Valley, Libertas, Stellenberg, Morgenster, Sidbury Park, Kersefontein, Barville Park, Zorgvliet, Broadlands, Hawthornden, Tweedside Lodge, Zwartkoppies Hall, Lynton Hall, Stonehouse, Westminster, Dolobran, The Presidensie, Ellingham, Groote Schuur, Tuynhuis, Brenthurst and Rustenberg.
Voigt (L.) illus. & Poland (M.) & Hammond-Tooke (D.) text THE ABUNDANT HERDS, a celebration of the Nguni cattle of the Zulu people
144 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, (2003) 2004. OUT OF STOCK
Illustrated with oil and watercolour paintings and sepia drawings of Nguni cattle by Leigh Voigt.
"Cattle have become a part of the spiritual and aesthetic lives of the [Zulu] people, which has given rise to a poetic and complex naming system. The fine and subtle nuance of the Zulu language captures the delicate interrelationship between cattle terminology and the natural world, where the colour and pattern of a hide, or the shape of a pair of horns, is metaphorically linked to images in nature."
Walkowitz (D.J.) & Knauer (L.M.) CONTESTED HISTORIES IN PUBLIC SPACES, memory, race and nation
365 bpp., illus., paperback, Durham, 2009. R295
A collection of essays that examine how contested histories are presented to the public in museums, monuments, texts and festivals around the world.

Contributions include "A Cultural Conundrum? Old Monuments and New Regimes: the Voortrekker Monument as symbol of Afrikaner power in a postapartheid South Africa" by Albert Grundlingh.

Daniel Walkowitz is Professor of History, Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis, and Director of Experiential Education at New York University.
Lisa Maya Knauer is Assistant Professor of Anthropology and African and African American Studies at the Univeristy of Massachusetts.
They are editors of "Memory and the Impact of Political Transformation in Public Space".
Wasserman (H.) & Jacobs (S.) eds. SHIFTING SELVES, post-apartheid essays on mass media, culture and identity
340 pp., paperback, Social Identities South Africa Series, Cape Town, 2003. R175
Contributors include Stephanie Marlin-Curiel, Gabeba Baderoon & Phaswane Mpe.
Weinberg (P.) photo. & text MOVING SPIRIT, spirituality in southern Afirca
128 pp., oblong 4to., illus., hardback, first S.A.edition, Cape Town, 2006. R295
Paul Weinberg uses his camera to narrate his own spiritual journey out of deep depression, documenting various religious practices in southern Africa: the annual Shembe pilgrimage, a Nharo San trance dance, the annual gathering of the Lemba ("Black Jews'"), a baptism in the Zion Church, a prayer service for "sangomas" (traditional healers), a traditional Zulu wedding ceremony, a Hindu firewalking ceremony in Pietermaritzburg, and much more.

All the photographs in this book were taken between 1995 and 2006.
Weinberg (P.) text & photo. IN SEARCH OF THE SAN,
80 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 1997. OUT OF PRINT
Documentary photographer Paul Weinberg visited Bushman communites in Namibia, Botswana and South Africa between 1984 and 1997 in an attempt to record the reality of a dispossessed and marginalised people drifting away from their culture as they struggle to survive.

Includes an introduction, "The Bushmen - a profile" written by Riaan de Villiers.
West (M.) text & Morris (J.) photo. ABANTU, an introduction to the Black people of South Africa
184 pp., 4to., map, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 1976. OUT OF PRINT
Includes chapters on the Xhosa, Zulu, Swazi, Ndebele, Venda, Tsonga, Tswana, North Sotho and South Sotho peoples and records their customs, rituals and dress.

275 pp., 4to., map, illus., paperback, Maputo, 2000. OUT OF PRINT
Originally published in Berlin in 1908 in German. Text in Portuguese.
Will (R.G.) ROLE OF THE ARTIST IN SOCIETY, 24 interviews from South Africa
206 pp., illus., paperback, No Place, 2012. R300
A self-published collection of interviews Ralf Will conducted with various South African artists and writers in 1988. These conversations revolved around the question of the artist's function in society. Includes interviews with David Koloane and Johannes Phokela.
Willis (D.) ed. BLACK VENUS 2010, they called her "Hottentot"
238 pp., illus., paperback, Philadelphia, 2010. OUT OF STOCK
An anthology of art, critical writings, poetry, and prose on and around the subject of Sarah Bartmann.

Contributions include:
"The Hottentot and the Prostitute: toward an iconography of female sexuality" by Sander Gilman,
"Which Bodies Matter? feminism, post-structuralism, race, and the curious theoretical odyssey of the 'Hottentot Venus'" by Zine Magubane,
"Exhibit A: a private life without a narrative" by J.Yolande Daniels,
"Historic Retrievals" confronting visual evidence and the imaging of truth" by Lisa Gail Collins,
"Reclaiming Venus: the presence of Sarah Bartmann in contemporary art" by Debra S.Singer,
"Playing with Venus: Black women artists and the Venus trope in contemporary visual art" by Kianga K.Ford.
Winberg (M.) MY ELAND'S HEART, a collection of stories and art, !Xun and Khwe San Art and Culture Project
136 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2001. R215
The work of seventeen !Xun & Khwe artists who now live in the Northern Cape. Artists include Bongi Kasiki, Manuel Masseka & Kunyanda Shikamo.
222 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, London, 2013. OUT OF STOCK
Dan Wylie tracks twenty-three crocodilian species and compares what science has discovered about these reptiles with their depictions in myth, art and literature around the world.

Includes a chapter on central and southern Africa.

"This series... calls itself 'a new kind of animal history'. It is splendidly, even brilliantly, so. I have nothing but praise for it". James Fleming, The Spectator.

Dan Wylie is Professor of English at Rhodes University, Grahamstown.