Browsing Category Anthropology, Archaeology & Ethnography

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.
Bassani (E.) curator ARTS OF AFRICA, 7000 years of African art
409 pp., 4to., map, colour illus., hardback, & Monaco, 2005. R655
Catalogue of the exhibition, Grimaldi Forum, Monaco, 2005.

Includes ancient and "traditional" art from central and west Africa, especially ancient Nubia, Nigeria, Benin, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Mali, Burkino Faso, & Gabon.

All the owrks come from the Contemporary African Art Collection, Geneva.
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.
Beckwith (C.) & Fischer (A.) AFRICAN CEREMONIES, the concise edition
400 pp., 4to., map, colour illus., hardback, d.w., New York, 2002. R760
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.
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.
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. R856
Photographer Steve Bloom's record of his travels through Africa photographing the people, the landscape and the wildlife.
Blundell (G.) NQABAYO'S NOMANSLAND, San rock art and the somatic past
204 pp., 4to., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Uppsala, 2004. R210
Geoffrey Blundell applies the concepts of body and embodiment to rock painting sites from an area previously known as Nomansland, in south eastern South Africa, in an attempt to incorporate rock paintings into the construction of San history.
Brenner (J.) et al -LIFE-LINE-KNOT, six object biographies
108pp., b/w & colour illus., map, paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R310
A collection of esays about objects in the collection at Wits Art Museum, based on research by postgraduate History of Art students at the University of the Witwatersrand and their lecturers: Joni Brenner, Laura De Becker, Stacey Vorster and Justine Wintjes. This book accompanies the exhibition at the Standard Bank Gallery.

"A particularly exciting and important aspect of this project is the reinvigoration of art history in a South African context. Through the association with Wits Art Museum, students have the privilege of doing original research with objects, of seeking links across disciplines and time-frames, and of finding new paths beyond western-tradition art historical practice" Anonymous peer reviewer

Contributions include:
"A Project Against Abstraction" by Joni Brenner, Laura De Becker, Stacey Vorster and Justine Wintjes
"A Pot Full of People: piecing together King Mandume ya Ndemufayo's pot" by Laura De Becker and Susan Middleton
"Guy Tillim: Congo Democratic" by Joni Brenner and Nomcebo Sithole.
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).
Campion (D.) photo. & Shields (S.) text WHERE FIRE SPEAKS, a visit to the Himba
164 pp., map, illus., paperback, Vancouver, 2002. R175
Photograhper David Campion and wqriter Sandra Shields spent two months living with the Himba documenting their traditional way of life and the threats and changes that development brings.
Carman (J.) et. al. A DECADE OF COLLECTING, The Anglo American Johannesburg Centenary Trust, 1986-1996
74 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 1997. OUT OF PRINT
Catalogue of the exhibition, Johannesburg Art Gallery, 1997.
Includes beadwork, earplugs, baskets, woven mats, vessels, headrests & wooden figures and work by Azaria Mbatha, Gavin Younge & Ernest Mancoba.

Essays include "Mining Patronage at the Johannesburg Art Gallery" & "The Anglo Trust and the Development of the Historic Collections" by Jillian Carman, "The Anglo Trust and Traditional Southern African Art" by Nessa Leibhammer & "The Anglo Trust and the Contemporary South African and International Collections" by Julia Charlton.
Chippindale (C.) & Nash (G.) eds. PICTURES IN PLACE, the figured landscapes of rock-art
400 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Cambridge, 2004. R280
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.
Comaroff (J.L.), Comaroff (J.) & James (D.) eds. PICTURING A COLONIAL PAST, the African photographs of Isaac Shapera
224 pp., 4to., illus., paperback, Chicago, 2007. R285
Presents for the first time the selected photographs of the British anthropologist Isaac Shapera (1905 - 2003), taken between 1929 and 1940, mostly during his work among the Kgatla peoples of what is now Botswana.

Introduction by Jean and John Comaroff. Includes a biographical sketch of Shapera by Adam Kuper and "The Bakgatla Bagakgafêla, preliminary report of field investigations, 1933" by Isaac Shapera.

John Comaroff is the Harold W.Swift Distinguisged Professor of Anthropology at the University of Chicago and a senior research fellow at the American Bar Foundation.
Jean Comaroff is the Bernard E.and Ellen C.Sunny Distinguished Service Professor of Anthropology and director of the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory at the University of Chicago. Both are honorary professors at the University of Cape Town.
Deborah James is reader in the Department of Anthropology and a member of the Center for the Study of Human Rights at the London School of Economics.
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. R655
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.
Crawford (G.M.) SICEBILE, Swaziland's cultural adornment and artefacts
96 pp., 4to., map, colour illus., paperback, Durban, 2008. R195
"The siSwati word for 'treasure' is 'Imicebo'. From that root comes 'Sicebile', meaning 'we have treasures', 'we are rich' and 'we are blessed'. In usage it usually refers to one's family."

Includes chapters on beadwork, dolls and figurines, ritual objects, horn artefacts, snuff containers, smoking pipes, swazi dishes, milk pails, headrests, combs, mirrors, headwear, shields, war clubs, axes and spears.

Charles Gordon Crawford deals in new and antique African artefacts.

Dagan (E.) AFRICAN DOLLS FOR PLAY AND MAGIC/ POUPÉES AFRICAINES POUR JEUX ET MAGIE,
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. R800
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.
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. R300
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.
Dietrich (K.) & Bank (A.) eds. AN ELOQUENT PICTURE GALLERY, the South African portrait photographs of Gustav Theodor Fritsch, 1863-1865
176 pp., 4to., map, illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2008. R190
"In the early 1860s, Gustav Fritsch, a 25-year-old German medical doctor and anthropologist, travelled through southern Africa on a scientific expedition to study the 'native races', making great use of the new medium of photography."

The essays accompanying Fritsch's photographs include
"The Art History of an Anthrpological Image: Gustav Fritsch's 'Collection of photographic native portraits', 1863-1866" by Michael Godby,
"From the 'Honorific' to the 'Repressive': Gustav Fritsch's portraits of 'The natives of South Africa', 1863-1872" by Andrew Bank,
"Gustav Fritsch" facialising the anthropological matrix" by Andreas Broeckmann,
"The Racial Theories and Nude Photography of Gustav Fritsch, 1870-1910" by Annette Lewerentz,
"Anthropology and Microphotography: Gustav Fritsch and the classification of hair" by Michael Hagner, and
"The 'Problem' of Difference and Identity in the Photographs of Gustav Fritsch" by Lize van Robbroeck.

Keith Dietrich is an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Visual Arts at Stellenbosch Universitty.
Andrew Bank is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University of the Western Cape.
Dowson (T.) ROCK ENGRAVINGS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA,
124 pp., oblong 4to., map, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 1992. OUT OF PRINT
Foreword by David Lewis-Williams.

Thomas Dowson offers insight into the meaning and significance of the engravings Bushmen artists made into the patina of dolomite rocks in the central parts of Southern Africa. Illustrated with colour photographs, rubbings and drawings.
Ellert (H.) THE TRADITIONAL AFRICAN ART OF ZIMBABWE,
80 pp., map, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Bath, 2002. R
This book explores the art of the Shona-speaking peoples of Zimbabwe. Includes headrests, divining tablets, axes, swords and scabbards, stools, walking sticks and staffs, wooden bowls, snuff containers, pottery, "mbira", drums, spears, and baskets.
Englund (P.) photo & Figlan (M.) et. al. text THE BEAUTIFUL STRUGGLE,
144 pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, Årsta, 2006. R350
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.
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.
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.
Hoffmann (A.) curator & ed. WHAT WE SEE, reconsidering an anthropological collection from southern Africa: images, voices, and versioning
233 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Basel, 2009. R250
Published to accompany the exhibition shown at the Slave Lodge, Cape Town, in 2009.

In 1931 the German artist Hans Lichtenecker created an archive of racial types by casting, measuring and photographing people in the Witzpütz police station in southern Namibia. The casts, voice recordings, anthropometrical photographs and other pysical representations were exhibited at the colonial exhibition in Köln, Germany, in 1934. They were exhibited again in the 1980s in Windhoek.

This book engages with the anthropometrical archive and its canned voices theoretically, visually and artistically and provides transcriptions of many of the recorded texts, transcribed and translated here for the first time.

Essays include "Seeing More (Hi)Stories: versioning as a resignificatory practice in the 'What We See' exhibition and the work of Sanell Aggenbach and Mustafa Maluka" by Esther Peeren, and
"The Joy of Looking: early German anthropology, photography and audience formation" by Udo Krautwurst.
Jordán (M.) curator MAKISHI, mask characters of Zambia
84 pp., 4to., map, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Los Angeles, 2006. R225
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.
Keene (R.) curator & ed. ART AND AMBIGUITY, perspectives on the Brenthurst Collection of Southern African Art
197 pp., 4to., map, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 1991. OUT OF PRINT
Catalogue of the exhibition, Johannesburg Art Gallery, 1991.

Preface by Christopher Till. Introduction by Es'kia Mphahlele.
Includes the following essays: "Ambiguity, Style and Meaning" by Patricia Davison, "Looking from the Outside: the historical context of the Brenthurst Collection of Southern African Art" by Johan van Schalkwyk, "Tradition, Authenticity and Tourist Scuplture in 19th and 20th Century South Africa" by Anitra Nettleton, "Headrests: Tsonga types and variations" by Rayda Becker, "'Zulu' Headrests and Figurative Carvings: the Brenthurst Collection and the art of South-east Africa" by Sandra Klopper, "Southern African Beadwork: issues of classification and collecting" by Diane Levy and "Public Pleasures: smoking and snuff-taking in Southern Africa" by Ann Wanless.
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.
Kratz (C.) THE ONES THAT ARE WANTED, communication and the politics of representation in a photographic exhibition
307 pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Berkeley, 2002. R250
Corinne Kratz documents the travelling exhibition of her photographs of the Okiek People of Kenya, shown at seven venues including the National Musem of Nairobi and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington. The book "explores the exhibition medium itself, focusing on the complexities and possibilities of cultural representation."

Corrine Kratz is Associate Professor of Anthropology and African Studies at Emory University.
Lainé (D.) photo & text & Alexandre (P.) text AFRICAN KINGS,
157 pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, d.w., First English Language Edition, Berkeley, 2000. R295
Daniel Lainé's formal portraits of seventy tribal kings in Africa, in full regalia. The portraits are accompanied by brief biographies and historical notes on the tribe and the rituals and history associated with each ruler. Includes portraits of King Goodwill Zwekethini, King of the Zulu, Enok Makhosoki Mabena II, King of the Ndebele, Mogjadji V, Zulu Rain Queen and Xololizwe Sigcawu, King of the Xhosa. Also includes a chapter, "Origins of the African Kingdoms" by Pierre Alexandre.

Photographer Daniel Lainé was born in Auxerre in 1949. "African Kings", first published in French in 1991, won the Villa Médicis' Beyond the Wall Prize and first prize of the World Press Photo "People in the News" category in 1991.
Lainé (D.) photo. AFRICAN GODS, contemporary rituals and beliefs
191 pp., colour illus., hardback, d.w., Paris, 2007. R690
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. R800
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. R316
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".
Leibhammer (N.) MAKING LINKS, a resource book on the Traditional Southern African Collection at the Johannesburg Art Gallery
50 pp., map, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 1996. OUT OF PRINT
For use by learners and teachers as a guide to the exhibitions, "Secular and Spiritual: objects of meditation" and "Views from Within", from the Traditional Southern African Collection at the Johannesburg Art Gallery.
Leibhammer (N.) ed. DUNGAMANZI, stirring waters, Tsonga and Shangaan art from southern Africa
227 pp., 4to., map, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2007. R310
Catalogue of the exhibition, Johannesburg Art Gallery, 2007, curated by Nessa Leibhammer, Natalie Knight & Billy Makhubele.

Essays include "Tsonga and Shangaan: the making and moulding of identities" by Nessa Leibhammer,
"Breaking symmetries: aesthetics and bodies in Tsonga-Shangaan beadwork" & "In Search of a Tsonga Style: figuratives and abstract woodcarving" by Anitra Nettleton,
"Toy or Treasure? exploring 'n'wana', the Tsonga 'doll'" by Jean-Marie Dederen,
"What's in a Name: Jackson Hlungwani and the politics of language" by Khwezi Gule,
"Shangaan: in search of a genealogy" by Karel Nel,
"Tsonga divination in the South African Lowveld" by Enos Sikhauli & Isak Niehaus
and "Divination Objects from the South African Lowveld" by Enos Sikhauli, Isak Niehaus & Billy Makhubele.

A DVD made to accompany the exhibition is also available @ R150.
Lewis-Williams (D.) IMAGES OF MYSTERY, rock art of the Drakensberg
127 pp., 4to., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2003. OUT OF PRINT
David Lewis-Williams was until his recent retirement Professor of Cognitive Archeology and Director of the Rock Art Research Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Lewis-Williams (D.) & Dowson (T.) IMAGES OF POWER, understanding Bushman rock art
196 pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., hardbck, d.w., Johannesburg, 1989. OUT OF PRINT
David Lewis-Williams and Thomas Dowson draw on records of Bushman beliefs recorded verbatim during the 1870s by Dr Wilhelm Bleek and Lucy Lloyd as well as on modern research done with the living Kalahari Bushmen to explain the meaning of Bushman rock art. Illustrated with detailed and accurate copies of the paintings and engravings.
Lewis-Williams (D.) & Pearce (D.) SAN SPIRITUALITY, roots, expressions and social consequences
267 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2004. R170
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.
Magubane (P.) photo. AFRICAN RENAISSANCE,
168 pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2000. OUT OF PRINT
Text by Sandra Klopper.
Documents contemporary rural life in South Africa: traditional styles of dress, beadwork and other forms of adornment, rites of passage, artistic traditions and the murals and vernacular forms of architecture practiced in rural areas across the country.
Magubane (P.) photo. VANISHING CULTURES OF SOUTH AFRICA, changing customs in a changing world
168 pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 1998. OUT OF PRINT
Photographer Peter Magubane captures the ornamentation, ceremonial and everyday dress, musical instruments, dances and rites of passage, art, homes and work of the ten major ethnic groups in South Africa - the San, Zulu, Ndebele, Basotho, Venda, Xhosa, Tsonga, Tswana, Pedi & Bantwane. The photographs are accompanied by text that describes the way of life, the religion, beliefs and customs, the medicine and magic and the social and political organisation of each group. Sandra Klopper, Manton Hirst, Alan Kirkaldy, Deborah James, Chris van Vuuren, Patrick Harries and Andrew Spiegel were consultants on the different groups. Hazel Friedman wrote the text on the Bantwane.
Magubane (P.) photo. & Klopper (S.) text DRESS AND ADORNMENT,
96 pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2001. R120
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.
Marchand (T.H.J.) THE MASONS OF DJENNÉ,
352 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Bloomington, 2009. R350
In the town of Djenné in Mali, a town renowned for its mud-brick architecture, anthropologist Trevor Marchand signs on as a builder's apprentice. In this book he describes his journey from raw labourer to skilled craftsman, the processes involved in making and renewing buildings and the raising of a mud-brick house. He also explores the professional associations of masons, their social networks and their training.

"An elegantly written and important anthropological study of indigenous knowledge, building practices, and social relationships among contemporary Djenné masons in Mali." Mary Jo Arnoldi, Smithsonian Institution

Trevor Marchand is Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology at the School of African and Oriental Studies, University of London.
Markgraaf (S.) et. al. FUSION THROUGH ART, reflections on a legacy, from the collections of the National Cultural History Museum
28 pp. colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2004. R50
Catalogue of the exhibition, National Cultural History Museum, Cape Town, 2004.

Includes work by Frederick I'Ons, Thomas Baines, Thomas Bowler, Erich Karl Mayer, Pierneef, Coert Laurens Steynberg, Gerard Sekoto, Jo Maseko and others, as well as sections on rock painting, beadwork, basketry, pottery and woodcarving.

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.
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.
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.
Nyathi (P.) LAWO MAGUGU, material culture of the Amandebele of Zimbabwe
89 pp., 4to., illus., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2000. R80
Records "the traditional material culture of the Amandebele in Matabeleland prior to the onset of colonisation and before the introduction of Christianity". Includes chapters on the Ndebele village, artefacts, weapons & clothing and beadwork.
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. R500
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.
Parkington (J.) SHORELINES, STRANDLOPERS AND SHELL MIDDENS,
127 pp., maps, colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2006. R180
The shell heaps, bones and artefacts found along the shoreline of South Africa are examined for information about how people lived along the shore.

John Parkington is Professor of Archeology at the University of Cape Town.
Pickford (P.) & (B.) photo. & Jacobsohn (M.) text HIMBA, nomads of Namibia
144 pp., 4to., map, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (1990) 1998. OUT OF PRINT
Margaret Jacobsohn spent 5 years living and working with the Himba people of the north-western Kunene Region.
Rabbethge-Schiller (H.) ed. MEMORY AND MAGIC, contemporary art of the !Xun & Khwe
114 pp., 4to., colour & b/w illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2006. R195
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.
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.
Schadeberg (J.) photo. THE SAN OF THE KALAHARI,
96 pp., 4to., illus., hardback, d.w., Pretoria, 2002. R250
"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.
Schoeman (S.) THE ELOQUENT BEAD, Zulu women communicate
175pp., colour illus., map, paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2015. OUT OF PRINT
This book on traditional beadwork created in Zululand focuses on how it was used to communicate social standing, values and relationships. The book is illustrated with photographs of items from Stan Schoeman's private collection.

Foreword by Brenda Schmahmann.

Includes the essays, "A Language of Beads" based on research conducted by Stan Schoeman between 1964 and 1968 while teaching in the Department of Anthropology at the University College of Zululand, and "A New Voice", which investigates the role of beadwork in contemporary South Africa.

"Stan Schoeman's approach to collecting beadwork in South Africa in 1964 was remarkable. The stories of the artists he met mattered as much to him as the beadwork articles they created. He had the foresight to recognize that beadwork and the artist were inseparably entwined. He broke away from the normative patterns of collecting at the time which was to understand beadwork in generic terms as 'the material culture' or 'craft' of a particular ethnicity, never going so far as to consider beadwork 'art'." James Green, co-curator "Ubuhle Women: beadwork and the art of independence, Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, Washington DC
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.) CLAIM TO THE COUNTRY, the archive of Lucy Lloyd and Wilhelm Bleek
288 pp., 4to., map, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., CD-Rom, Johannesburg & Athens, Ohio, 2007. R495
Includes the complete !xam and !kun texts given in the 1870s and 1880s by Ia!kunta, IIkabbo, =kasin, Dia!kwain, !kweiten ta IIken and Ihan=kass'o; also the boys Iuma, Tamme, Da and !nanni, along with their watercolours and drawings never before published in their entirety. Also includes selected photographs, documents, letters and notes, including contributions from Jemima Bleek and Dorothea Bleek and contextualising essays by John Parkington, Nigel Penn, John Wright, Anthony Traill, Anne Solomon, Roger Hewitt, Stephen Watson, David Lewis-Williams, Pippa Skotnes and Eustacia Riley. It comes with a CD-Rom, "The Digital Bleek and Lloyd", which includes scans of every part of the 114 Lucy Lloyd Ixam notebooks, 13 Lloyd (mostly) !kun notebooks, 28 Wilhelm Bleek Ixam notebooks, Jemima Bleek's one Korana and !kun notebook, all the drawings and watercolours & a searchable annotated index for all the narratives and contributors.

Pippa Skotnes is Professor of Fine Art and Director of the Lucy Lloyd Archive, Resource and Exhibition Centre (Llarec) at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town. She is the author of several books on the Ixam (Cape San or Bushmen), including "Sound from the Thinking Strings" (1991), "Miscast: negotiating the presence of the Bushmen" (1996) and "Heaven's Things" (1999). This book is part of a Llarec project to digitise, research and publish the Bleek and Lloyd Archive.
Skotnes (P.) comp. & illus. HEAVEN'S THINGS, a story of the /Xam
51 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 1999. R
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.
Sleeper-Smith (S.) ed. CONTESTING KNOWLEDGE, museums and indigenous perspectives
362 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Lincoln, 2009. R395
A collection of essays that illustate the importance of indigenous perspectives for museums.

Contributions include "Ethnographic Elaborations, Indigenous Contestations, and the Cultural Politics of Imagining Community: a view from the District Six Museum in South Africa" by Ciraj Rassool,
"The Legacy of Ethnography" by Ray Silverman,
"Ethnographic Showcases as Sites of Knowledge Production and Indigenous Resistance" by Zine Magubane, and
"Museums and Indigenous Perspectives on Curatorial Practice" by Jacki Thompson Rand.

Susan Sleeper-Smith is a professor of history at Michigan State University.
Slingsby (P.) ROCK ART OF THE WESTERN CAPE, book 1 - Sevilla Trail and Traveller's Rest
52 pp., maps, illus., paperback, revised edition, Cape Town, (2000) 2002. R60
Guide to the rock paintings found on two trails, the Sevilla Trail and Salmanslaagte, located on the farm Traveller's Rest in the Cederberg.
Stepan (P.) & Hahner (I.) SPIRITS SPEAK, a celebration of African masks
188 pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Munich, etc, 2005. R560
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.
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. R750
Catalogue of the exhibition, Völkerkundemuseum, University of Zurich, 2002 and the South African National Gallery, Cape Town, 2003.

Contributions by Megan Biesele, Frédérick 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.
Tyrell (B.) TRIBAL PEOPLES OF SOUTHERN AFRICA,
206 pp., 4to., map, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 1968. R850
Artist Barbara Tyrrell travelled around for seventeen years recording the traditions, customs and traditional dress of the peoples of southern Africa. Her text is accompanied by her detailed drawings and paintings.
Tyrrell (B.) TRIBAL PEOPLES OF SOUTHERN AFRICA,
206 pp., 4to., map, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 1968. OUT OF PRINT
Artist Barbara Tyrrell spent sventeen years travelling around southern Africa recording the traditions, customs and traditional dress of the different tribes of southern Africa. Her text in accompanied by her detailed drawings nad paintngs.
Tyrrell (B.) text & illus. & Jurgens (P.) text AFRICAN HERITAGE,
276 pp., map, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Reprint, Johannesburg, (1983) 1986. OUT OF PRINT
Examines the traditional beliefs, customs and rituals of the different tribes of southern Africa, illustrated with Barbara Tyrrells's detailed drawings and paintings.
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. R200
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 Schalkwyk (L.) et. al ZULU TREASURES/ AMAGUGU KAZULU, of kings & commoners, a celebration of the material culture of the Zulu people/ amakhosi nabantukazana, umgubho wezinto ezihambisana namasiko amaZulu
216 pp., 4to., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Reprint, (Durban), (1996) 2011. R275
Reprint of the 1996 catalogue of an exhibition which showcased Zulu cultural artefacts held by museums in KwaZulu-Natal, including pottery, woodcarving, grass weaving and metalwork.

Essays include:
"The Land of the Zulu Kings" by John Laband.
"Zulu Cattle: colour patterns and imagery in the names of Zulu cattle" by Marguerite Poland
"The Matter of Kings is not Kept/ Indaba yamakhosi ayibanjelwa mlando" by Gillian Berning
"Domestic Arts: carved wooden objects for the home" by Linsay Hooper
"Zulu Earplugs" by Frank Jolles
"Traditional Zulu Pottery" by Juliet Armstrong and Ian Calder
"Some Zulu Uses for the Animal Domains: livestock (imfuyo) and game (izilwane)" by Robert Papini.
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. R420
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."
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.

Weule (K.) RESULTADOS CIENTIFICOS DA MINHA VIAGEM DE PESQUISAS ETHNOGRAFICAS NO SUDESTE DA AFRICA ORIENTAL,
275 pp., 4to., map, illus., paperback, Maputo, 2000. OUT OF PRINT
Originally published in Berlin in 1908 in German. Text in Portuguese.
Willis (D.) ed. BLACK VENUS 2010, they called her "Hottentot"
238 pp., illus., paperback, Philadelphia, 2010. R375
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.
Wylie (D.) CROCODILE,
222 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback , London, 2013. R195
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.