New Arrivals 7th to 13th of February 2017

Garb (T.) curator WILLIAM KENTRIDGE, VIVIAN KOORLAND, conversations in letters and lines
192pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Edinburgh, 2016. R740
Published to accompany the exhibition, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, November 2016-February 2017.

Includes Vivienne Koorland and William Kentridge in conversation with Tamar Garb and essays by Tamar Garb, Briony Fer, Joseph Leo Koerner, Ed Krcma and Griselda Pollock
Magaziner (D.) THE ART OF LIFE IN SOUTH AFRICA,
377pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2017. R530
First published in the USA in 2016.

A history of Ndaleni art school in rural KwaZulu-Natal, run by the apartheid government from 1952 to 1981 to train African art teachers.

"A profoundly human story of the institutional and social constraints under which African artists operated and the different ways they sought to produce beauty in the midst of oppression." Frederick Cooper, author of "Africa in the World: capitalism, empire, nation-state"

"A meditation on what happens if we examine a past that is shaped by broader historical forces (in this case apartheid) but that cannot be reduced to them." Clifton Crais, co-editor of "The South Africa Reader: history, culture, politics"

"A richly suggestive and moving contribution to South African intellectual history. Weaving in a highly imaginative way the two concepts of life and art, Magaziner opens unique pathways for research in the historical sociology of the object-worlds South Africans invented, created, and inhabited during the long twentieth century. Written with extraordianry clarity and precision, this book will appeal to anyone curious about new trends in the historiography of culture." Achille Mbembe, author of "Critique of Black Reason"

Daniel Magaziner is Associate Professor of History at Yale University. He is the author of "The Law and the Prophets: Black Consciousness in SOuth Africa, 1968-1977".
Rohde (R.) & O'Connell (S.) eds. HANGING ON A WIRE, photographs by Sophia Klaase
179pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, Johannesburg, 2016. R520
Sophie Klaase first used a camera in 1999, as a teenage participant in a photography project in Paulshoek, a village in Namaqualand. She continued with the project, photographing her family and people in her community, for the next 16 years.

Foreword by Zoƫ Wicomb. Essays by Ben Cousins, Timm Hoffman, Siona O'Connell, Virginia MacKenny and Rick Rohde.

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