New Arrivals 24th to 30th of January 2019

BREYTEN BREYTENBACH, The 81 Ways of Letting Go a Late Self
95pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R300
Catalogue of the exhibition, Stevenson, Cape Town, 2018.

Includes a conversation between Breyten Breytenbach and Joost Bosland.

Writer, poet and painter Breyten Breytenbach was born in 1939 in Bonnievale, Western Cape. In 1961 he settled in Paris. On a trip to South Africa in 1975 he was arrested and sentenced to nine years imprisonment for terrorism. On his release he returned to Paris, where he was granted French citizenship. His awards include the Alan Paton Award, the Mahmoud Darwish Award for Creativity and the Zbigniew Herbert International Literary Award.
DAVID LURIE, Daylight Ghosts - history, myth, memory
70pp., oblong 4to., colour illus., hardback, Berlin, 2018. R830
A collection of photographs produced during David Lurie's residency, June - July 2015, at Nirox Foundation, Cradle of Humankind, Gauteng.

David Lurie was born in 1951 and lives and works in Cape Town. He is the recipient of several awards including Pictures of the Year International and the World Understanding Award for Cape Town Fringe: Manenberg Avenue is where it's happening.
WIM BOTHA, Heliostat
171pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, Cape Town, 2018. R660
Published on the occasion of the exhibition, Norval Foundation, Cape Town, September 2018 - January 2019.

"Norval Foundation's Chief Curator, Owen Martin, has constructed this exhibition as a journey through the stages of Wim Botha's career, presenting us with a survey that intends to reveal the dynamics of his work, in order for us to see how his recent developments relate to his earlier investigations into iconography, European regalia, architectural motifs and seminal works from the major canons of art history." from Elena Brudyn's foreword

Contributions include:
"Ambivalence and Pathos in the Practice of Wim Botha" by Owen Martin
"Between Holding On and Letting Go" by Liese van der Watt
"Elliptic Orbit" by Ashraf Jamal
Lewis (M.) photo. & Zack (T.) text UNDERCITY, book 10/10, Wake Up, This is Joburg, a ten book series of Johannesburg stories
35pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R225
Photographer Mark Lewis and writer Tanya Jack interview and photograph 'artisanal miners' or 'Zama Zamas', men who use an ancient pick and shovel method to extract the gold that remains from the mine dumps and in the abandoned shafts beneath Johannesburg.

Text in English and Zulu.

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