New Arrivals 17th to 23rd of January 2020

THE EROTIC DRAWINGS OF CONRAD BOTES, with an essay by Anton Kannemeyer
111pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, Cape Town, 2019. R550
"This book is a no-holes-barred action-packed volume of dynamite. It is an iconoclastic attack on decency and the moral values of the conservative. Considering that most of the drawings in this book are from his two large boxes of sketchbooks, it's also a glimpse into Conrad's psyche and creative process." from Anton Kannemeyr's essay, "A Highly Unpopular Subject

Conrad Botes was born in 1969 in the Western Cape. He founded Bitterkomix together with Anton Kannemeyer in 1992.
Chimurenga FESTAC '77, 2nd World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture, Nigeria, Lagos, Kaduna, 15th January - 12th February 1977
445pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R920
This book examines the legacy of FESTAC '77, a festival held in 1977 in Lagos, Nigeria. Thousands of artists, writers, musicians, activists and scholars from Africa and the black diaspora participated in the largest pan-African gathering ever to have taken place. It includes previously unseen photographic and archival materials, interviews and new commissions, and relays the stories, words and works of many of those who attended the festival, including Wole Soyinka, Miriam Makeba, Keorapetse Kgositsile, Ama Ata Aidoo, Ayi Kwei Armah, Ahmed Sékou Touré, Allioune Diop, Johnny Dyani, Jonas Gwangwa, and many others.
Lurie (David) photo. KAROO - LAND OF THIRST, with texts by Loretta Feris, Ashraf Jamal and Dirk Klopper
127pp., oblong 4to., colour illus., hardback, Berlin, 2019. R860
Photographer David Lurie was born in 1951 and lives and works in Cape Town. He taught philosophy, did research in international political economy at the London School of Economics and worked as a consultant economist before turning to photography. His other books of photographs include Life in the Liberated Zone; Cape Town Fringe: Manenberg Avenue is where its Happening; Undercity - the Other Cape Town and Daylight Ghosts.

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