Browsing Category Biography & Autobiography

AMAGAMA ENKULULEKO, words for freedom: writing life under apartheid
255pp., paperback, Cape Town, (2016). R150
An anthology of short fiction, poetry, narrative journalism and extracts from novels and memoirs. These texts are presented as "lenses through which to engage with South Africa's past." from the introduction

With glossaries, questions and writing challenges for students.

Foreword by Zakes Mda.

Includes writings by Oswald Mtshali, Nat Nakasa, Richard Rive, Ronny Kasrils, Sipho Sepamla, Mongane Wally Serote, and many others.
THE WARTIME DIARY OF W D TERRY, a 'SAfrican' at Cambridge, with selected letters 1938-1941, edited and introduced by Laurence Wright
236pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R300
William David Terry read English at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, during the early years of World War II.

W.D. Terry "wrote exceptionally interesting and observant letters, and a diary which he kept when a student in Cambridge between 1938 and 1940, covering the period immediately preceding and following the outbreak of war in September 1939. Together they provide a vivid picture of Cambridge at the time, conveying the atmosphere of the 'phoney war' and the way his fellow students, the university and the city as a whole grappled with the meaning and realities of war. All of it seen from the perspective of a perceptive white English-speaking South Africa, proud and privileged to be there, feeling both at home and a stranger at the same time. It is full of fascinating vignettes, reflecting his powers of observation and description..." Brian Willan, author of "Sol Plaatje: South African Nationalist"

"Remember him? You bet! I never, ever, heard a student speak of [Terry] with less than total respect. Nobody in my circles knew his name - even now - I know not what the W.D. might be about. Nobody asks God what his name is..." Charles van Onselen, author of "The Seed is Mine"

Laurence Wright is currently a Senior Research Fellow at NorthWest University. He was formerly H.A. Molteno Professor of English and Director of the Institute for the Study of English in Africa at Rhodes University.
THIS IS HOW IT IS, true stories from South Africa, volume 1
275pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R250
The Life Righting Collective, facilitated by founder Dawn Garisch, offers courses on how to write about personal experience. This book is a first collection of life stories by people who've attended these courses.

"A powerful collection of life stories written in a healing space." Pregs Govender, author of "Love and Courage, a story of subordination"

"Refreshing, poignant and wide-ranging, this collection surprises with unusual perspectives and gives voice to a broad array of talents." Helen Moffett, author of "Prunings, poems"
Abrahams (C.) CLASS ACTION, in pursuit of a larger life
213pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R250
A memoir by Charles Abrahams, a South African human-rights and class-action lawyer who has sued multinationals in New York for supporting apartheid, taken on food companies for fixing the price of bread, and secured a R5-billion settlement from South Africa's goldmining industry for miners suffering from silicosis and tuberculosis.

"Class Action is a vivid, honest and compelling account of a difficult life lived on the Cape Flats during the apartheid years. What the author does better than most is to offer an interwoven account of the personal and the social in ways that helps us understand both better - how apartheid not only crushed black lives but at the same time emboldened the resistance against this crime against humanity. From the ashes of a broken life, Charles Abrahams rises to lead on a world stage the first class-action lawsuit on behalf of victims of apartheid. Nobody has told the story of our violent past with such a clear sense of the present and such a hopeful vision of the future." Professor Jonathan Jansen, Faculty of Education, Stellenbosch University

"A beautifully told, heartfelt story about hunger, sex, identity and legal idealism and creativity. When it ended I wanted more." Albie Sachs, former Justice of the Constitutional Court
Adams (F.) ed. BOUND FOR PRETORIA, the travel writings of Henry Adams, 1878-1879
309pp., illus., paperback, Reprint, East London, (2016) 2019. R350
Theological student Henry Adams left England in 1878 to accompany the Church of England's first Bishop of Pretoria. He was commissioned by an English newspaper to write about their journey, which involved a voyage on a steamship to Durban and a four-month ox-wagon trek through Natal and over the Drakensberg. This book is a collection of his articles.

Adams (K.) comp. MEMORY KEEPERS, District Six
113 pp., illus., paperback, Betty's Bay, 2012. R180
Keith Adams interviews South African who grew up in District Six: soprano Ruth Goodwin, artist and poet Peter Clarke, poet James Matthews, poet and playwright Gladys Thomas, actor Bill Curry, artist Lionel Davis, and jazz singer Sathima Bea Benjamin.

Include portraits of the contributors by Garth Erasmus.

Keith Adams is currently the Director of St.Joseph's Adult Education Programme in Cape Town. He served as vice-president of the Congress of South African Writers, Western Cape region, and is a founder member of the arts collective, Vakalisa Arts Associates. He is also the South African editor for New Observations.
Addison (W.) ed. THE ADDISON DIARIES, Natal Carbineer, gunner, pioneer farmer, the life and times of Frederick Addison (1894-1969)
221pp., illus., paperback, Durban, 2016. R295
Frederick Addison was born at Rorke's Drift in 1894 and grew up in Estcourt, where his father served as a magistrate during and after the Boer War. He joined the Royal Natal Carbineers soon after World War I was declared in 1914 and served through the German South-West African campaign and in France with the First South African Military Brigade. His memoir focuses mainly on his experiences during World War I, but he also describes his school days at Hilton College and his life as a sugar farmer on the Natal North Coast.

Water Addison, Frederick Addison's son, has included his father's "A History of the Addison Family", written for his relatives, as an appendix.
Adebajo (A.) THABO MBEKI, Africa's philosopher-king, a Jacana pocket biography
187pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R140
Also published in the USA.

Thabo Mbeki was deputy president (1994-1999) and then president (1999-2008) of South Africa.

Adekeye Adebayo is Executive Director of the Centre for Conflict Resolution in Cape Town and a Visiting Professor at the University of Johannesburg. He is the author of "The Curse of Berlin: Africa after the Cold War" and editor of "Africa's Peacemakers: Nobel Peace Laureates of African descent". He is a columnist for Business Day (South Africa) and "The Guardian" (Nigeria).
Alberts (C.) CHOPPER DOWN!, the story of a mercenary pilot in Africa
352pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, Durban, 2016. R295
Carl Alberts was a helicopter gunship pilot with the South African Defence Force and served in South West Africa and Angola during the Border War. In 1984 he was awarded the Honoris Crux for his actions at Cuvelai in southern Angola. In 1993 he joined Executive Outcomes and fought in Sierra Leone and the Ivory Coast. In 2004 he was fined for engaging in foreign mercenary activities.
Albu (J.) MY AFRICAN CONQUEST, Cape to Cairo at 80
209pp., maps, illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R260
On 1st June 2017, her 80th birthday, Julia Albu set off in her 20-year-old Toyota on a six-month journey from Cape Town to Cairo.

Foreword by John Maytham.
Alcock (G.) THIRD WORLD CHILD, born white, Zulu bred
363pp., map, paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2014) 2017. R160
Reprint of GG Alcock's autobiography, in which he writes about growing up in rural Zululand in the 1970s and 1980s, and how this affected him as an adult.

GG Alcock's parents, Neil and Creina, lived in Msinga in rural Zululand, and worked among the Mchunu and Mthembu tribes, assisting those displaced by the apartheid government's policy of forced removals. When he was fourteen his father was killed by warring tribesmen.

"I say this is a fascinating book, perhaps even as landmark - the first report from the next South Africa." Rian Malan, author of "My Traitor's Heart", which contains a chapter about the Alcocks of Msinga
Alexander (K.) MAN ABOUT TOWN,
240pp., colour illus., paperback, (Cape Town), 2019. R250
Autobiography by author, artist, social justice activist and architect Kenneth Alexander. Born in 1955 in Athlone, where he still lives, Kenneth Alexander has turned his home into an art gallery called Art in Athlone. He is the author of Welcome To My World, Pavement Special and South African Byproduct.

240pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R290
Journalist Luke Alfred spent more than a year walking along South Africa's gravel roads, paths and train tracks, exploring the history of the country.

"It made me smile and it made my heart ache a little" Darrel Bristow-Bovey, author of "One Midlife Crisis and a Speedo"

Luke Alfred is also the author of "When the Lions Came to Town, the 1974 Rugby Tour to South Africa".
Allen (V.) LADY TRADER, a biography of Mrs Sarah Heckford
307 pp., paperback, Reprint, Pretoria, (1979) 2010. R240
A reprint of Vivien Allen's biography of Sarah Heckford (1839 - 1903), who sailed from England to Durban in 1878, trekked to the Transvaal and worked as a governess, doctor, builder, nurse and farmer. When her farm failed she made her fortune as a "smous", trading goods with hunters and miners in the Lowveld. In 1882 she published an account of her life and adventures entitled "A Lady Trader in the Transvaal".
277pp., b/w & colour illus, paperback, WIndhoek, 2012. R220
An autobiography by Libertina Amathila - medical doctor, member of SWAPO, Namibia's liberation movement, and Cabinet Minister for twenty years.

Libertina Amathila was born in Fransfontien in the Kunene Region of Namibia. She joined SWAPO in 1962 and that same year went into exile in Dar es Salaam. She studied medicine in Tanzania, Poland, Sweden and London, and was involved in organising clinics and health projects for Namibians in Zambia and Angola. She returned to Namibia in 1989 and served in the Cabinet as Minister of Regional and Local Government and Housing, Minister of Health and Social Services, and Deputy Prime Minister. She also played a leading role in the World Health Organisation. She retired in 2010.
Ash (C.) THE IF MAN, Dr Leander Starr Jameson: the inspiration for Kipling's masterpiece
328 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Solihull and Durban, 2012. R250
A biography of the British colonial statesman Dr Leander Starr Jameson (1853-1917), friend of Cecil John Rhodes and leader of the doomed raid against Paul Kruger's Transvaal Republic in 1896. His life inspired Rudyard Kipling to write his famous poem, "If".
Asmal (K.) & Hadland (A.) KADER ASMAL, politics in my blood, a memoir
313 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R250
Son of a shopkeeper from Natal, Kader Asmal trained as a lawyer, spent time in exile in the UK, taught at Trinity College Dublin, and returned to South Africa to become a member of the ANC's Constitutional Committee and negotiating team. He later became an MP and a cabinet minister under Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki.
August (T.) DENNIS BRUTUS, the South African years
358pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2020. R370
A biography of poet and political activist Dennis Brutus (1924-2009) that focuses on his life in South Africa from his childhood until he went into exile in 1966.

"Tyrone August has brought us an invaluable gem in producing this work on Dennis Brutus. Brutus ennobled a cause that had confounded many a politician, his sensitivity and empathy finding resonance with forces combating injustice and iniquity everywhere. We owe a debt of gratitude to August for mining the archive and bringing to life one of the most important sons of our wounded soil." Mandla Langa, author of The Lost Colours of the Chameleon and Dare Not Linger: the Presidential years

"August’s biography makes extensive use of archival documents, interviews and, above all, draws on Brutus’s poetry to give us a fulsome story of his early years in South Africa. The work is an empathetic yet dispassionate, critical account of the making of the great poet and political radical. It is considered, elegant and sensitive, allowing Brutus, through his poetry and prose, to co-narrate these formative years." Shaun Viljoen, Associate Professor in the English Department of the University of Stellenbosch

Tyrone August completed his doctorate on the poetry of Dennis Brutus at the University of the Western Cape and developed this biography of Brutus as a postdoctoral fellow in the English Department at the University of Stellenbosch, where he is currently a research fellow. A journalist, he was editor of the Cape Times newspaper and Leadership magazine.
Azzam (A.) THE OTHER EXILE, the remarkable story of Fernão Lopes, the island of Saint Helena, and a paradise lost
339pp., colour illus., paperback, Reprint, London, (2017) 2018. R225
Fernão Lopes was a young nobleman from Lisbon who in 1506 sailed to India, converted to Islam and fought his former countrymen as a soldier of fortune for the Sultan of Bijapur. Captured, tortured and disfigured by the Portuguese Governor Afonso Albuquerque, he was deported back to Portugal, but chose voluntary exile on Saint Helena, where he lived in almost complete solitude for more than 30 years.
Bailey (S.) WHATEVER, a 21st-century memoir
219pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R220
A memoir by Saskia Bailey, born in 1998 in Cape Town to two artist parents. The granddaughter of DRUM founder Jim Bailey, the guests who passed through her childhood home included Hugh Masekela, David Bowie and Brian Eno. She is currently an English major at the University of Cape Town.
Bakkes (C.J.) OPENBARING, 'n reisjoernaal (nie die evangelie nie)
268pp., illus., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R240
C. Johan Bakkes and five fellow adventurers embark on journeys to the coldest and hottest places on earth still inhabited by people, in Russia and in Ethiopia. Their journey was inspired by the warning expressed in Revelations 3:15-16 in the Bible, that a “lukewarm” life is not worth living.
225pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R250
A memoir by Brigalia Bam, chairperson of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) from 1999 to 2011, and General Secretary of the South African Council of Churches from 1994 to 1999.

Foreword by Desmond Tutu.
Bank (A.) & Bank (L.J.) eds. INSIDE AFRICAN ANTHROPOLOGY, Monica Wilson and her interpreters
354 pp., illus., paperback, Reprint, Cambridge & New York, (2013) 2014. R290
A biography of South African anthropologist, Monica Wilson.

"This book is among the best written volumes I have read. It uncovers an 'unofficial' history of anthropology from South Africa. The most important relationships are between Monica and Godfrey Wilson and the black South Africans, Zambians and Tanganyikans who engaged with them as informants, interpreters and clerks, but also as culture brokers, patrons and intellectuals. A study of lived relationships, 'Inside African Anthropology' reveals the heterogeneity and negotiation in intellectual work." Nancy Jacobs, Brown University

"Combining critical intellectual history with biography, the chapters that make up this fascinating book remind us again that social anthropological scholarship has always been a 'co-production', no more so than in South Africa during the period of apartheid. Unusually, among her peers, Monica Wilson always acknowledges this fact - it was intrinsic to her life's work as a scholar and dedicated teacher." Megan Vaughan, Cambridge Univeristy

Contributions include:
"The 'Intimate Politics' of Fieldwork: Monica Hunter and her African assistants, Pondoland and the Eastern Cape, 1931–2" by Andrew Bank
"Witchcraft and the academy: Livingstone Mqotsi, Monica Wilson, and the Middledrift healers, 1945–57" by Leslie J. Bank
"Pondo pins and Nyakyusa Hammers: Monica and Godfrey in Bunyakyusa" by Rebecca Marsland
"'Your intellectual son': Monica Wilson and her students at Fort Hare, 1944–6" by Seán Morrow
"'Part of one whole': anthropology and history in the work of Monica Wilson" by Seán Morrow and Christopher Saunders
"Gleanings and leavings: encounters in hindsight" by Pamela Reynolds

Andrew Bank is Associate Professor and head of the History Department at the University of the Western Cape. He has been commissioning editor of the journal, "Kronos: southern African histories" since 2001.
Leslie Bank is Professor of Social Anthropology and Director of the Institute of Social and Economic Research at the University of Fort Hare. He is the author of "Home Spaces, Street Styles: contesting power and identity in a South African city".
Barnett (G.) ZAMBEZI LAD TO CITY FREEMAN, an autobiography
435pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, No Place, 2019. R345
A sequel to Gavin Barnett's book Like a River Glorious, a biography of his mother which also covers much of his childhood as a missionary's son in Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia). From Zambezi Lad to City Freeman discusses his father's death, his mother's work as a missionary, his travels, his business interests and his involvement as a Chartered Governance Professional, which led to his election as International President of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and admission as a Freeman of the City of London.

212pp., illus., maps, paperback, (Cape Town), 2017. R250
In December 1965, South African journalist and author Terry Bell accepted a challenge to paddle a kayak from London to Tangier. At the time, Terry and his wife Barbara Edmunds were living as political exiles in London. In 1967, when they decided it was time to return to Africa, they decided to paddle 11 000km from Chiswick in London to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. Terry and Barbara now live in Cape Town.

Includes some of the recipes Barbara prepared along the way.

"A terrific, uproarious story about the pluckiest, most ham-fisted, naïve, fun-loving and articulate couple ever to set off in a kayak." John Platter

"This is a crazy journey only true love could tolerate, in a time when everything seemed possible." Don Pinnock

Terry Bell is also the author of "Unfinished Business - South Africa, apartheid, and truth".
Beresford (D.) TRUTH IS A STRANGE FRUIT, a personal journey through the apartheid war
349 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R195
David Beresford's account of his experience as a journalist in apartheid South Africa. He borrows from evidence given to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, makes use of his own journalism and includes extracts from the letters "station bomber" John Harris wrote to his wife while awaiting execution in 1964/5.

David Beresford was born in South Africa and moved to the UK in 1974. He joined the Guardian newspaper and covered the conflicts in Ireland, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and the first Gulf War. In 1984 the Guardian posted him to South Africa. He is also the author of "10 Men Dead" (1986) on the Irish hunger strike.
Bernstein (R.) MEMORY AGAINST FORGETTING, memoir of a time in South African politics, 1938-1964
359pp., illus., paperback, Second Edition, Johannesburg, (1999) 2017. R380
Originally published in 1999. This second edition includes new forewords by Thabo Mbeki, Former President of South Africa, and Rivonia Trial attorney Joel Joffe.

Lionel 'Rusty' Bernstein (1920-2002) was arrested at Liliesleaf Farm in 1963 and tried for sabotage alongside Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Govan Mbeki and other leaders of the ANC and it's armed wing, Umkhonto we Sizwe. He was acquitted in June 1964, but was immediately rearrested and charged with being a member of the Communist Party. Released on bail, he fled into exile in England.
Bertish (C.) STOKED!, an inspiring story about courage, determination and the power of dreams
215pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R230
South African big-wave surfer Chris Bertish won the 2010 Mavericks Big Wave International competition. He was the first South African to enter the competition, and did so without sponsorship.

Foreword by Tim Noakes.
Beukes (L.) & Brodie (N.) MAVERICK, extraordinary women from South Africa's past
271pp., illus., paperback, Revised Edition, Cape Town, (2005) 2015. R220
A collection of biographies of South African women who broke with convention: Daisy de Melker, Helen Martins, Dr James Barry, Ingrid Jonker, Ruth First, Dolly Radebe, Black Sophie, Sarah Raal, Irma Stern, Nongqawuse, Helen Joseph and Lilian Ngoyi, Elizabeth Klarer, Olive Schreiner, Bessie Head, Brensa Fassie, and Glenda Kemp.
This new edition includes additional information on Sara Baartman and Krotoa-Eva and three new chapters, on Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, Cissie Gool and Eudy Simelane.

Lauren Beukes is also the author of "Zoo City", "Moxyland", "The Shining Girls" and "Broken Monsters".
Nechama Brodie is the editor and co-auhot of "The Jo-Burg Book" and author of "The Cape Town Book".
Bezuidenhout (S.) & Grundling (E.) TRUITJIE ROER MY NIE, oor Kempton en ander k-woorde
221pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R220
A memoir by Afrikaans stand-up comedian Schalk Bezuidenhout.
Bickford-Smith (V.) & Nasson (B.) eds. ILLUMINATING LIVES, biographies of fascinating people from South African history
249pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R280
This collection of biographical essays includes:
"Tiyo Soga: the object of wonder" by Vivian Bickford-Smith
"John Koenakeefe Mohl: painting with a peculiar beauty" by Neil Parsons
"Lilian Ngoyi: flying with clipped wings" by Martha Evans
"Jane Turner: a tale of love and loss" by Jackie May
"Stephen Watson: the master of melancholy" by Christopher Hope
"Tyhini Robert Qengwa: a portrait of quiet courage" by Sindiwe Magona.

"The best way to make a society's history come alive is to tell the full human stories of its actors. 'Illuminating Lives' does this brilliantly with the revealing biographies of eleven special South Africans." Max du Preez, author of "Of Renegades, Romantics and Rabble-Rousers" and "A Rumour of Spring"

"This highly readable book will appeal to a wide range of readers, from professional historians to general readers looking for interesting biographies. Some of the subjects are already well known, others have been forgotten about, and others are the ordinary people whose stories are seldom told." Alan Kirkaldy, Professor of History, Rhodes University

Vivian Bickford-Smith is Extraordinary Professor in the History Department at Stellenbosch University. His publications include "Black and White in Colour: African history on screen" and "The Emergence of the South African Metropolis: cities and identities in the twentieth century".
Bill Nasson is Emeritus Professor of History at Stellenbosch University. His most recent book is "History Matters: selected writings, 1970-2016".
Binckes (R.) WHAT A BOYKIE, the John Berks story
256pp., b/w & illus., paperback, Durban, 2016. R295
The biography of radio presenter John Berks, born in 1941 in Krugersdorp. His radio career spanned forty years and included working for LM Radio, SABC, Springbok Radio, Radio 5, Capitol Radio, Swazi Music Radio and 702. Now retired, he lives in Johannesburg.

Robin Binckes is also the author of the novel "Canvas Under the Sky", and the non-fiction works "The Great Trek" and "Tuckers Deadline".
Bizos (G.) 65 YEARS OF FRIENDSHIP, a memoir of my friendship with Nelson Mandela
315pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R320
Foreword by Dikgang Moseneke.

"Bizos, intuitive as ever, does not attempt to depict Mandela as a flawless, saintly icon. Through a beguiling mixture of anecdote and analysis, he portrays Mandela as a human being willing to recognise his own weaknesses, and address them. He also captures Mandela's most benevolent strength, a willingness to acknowledge the strengths in others, including avowed former enemies. This would help Mandela to negotiate effectively with the apartheid regime.
This book. through lucid analysis, and often humorous anecdotes, vividly and honestly captures the life of Nelson Mandela. It also goes beyond personalities, providing fresh and honest insights into the evolution of the hideous apartheid system, from the late 1940s and beyond, as well as the birth of the 'new' South Africa." Achmat Dangor, author of "Kafka's Curse" and "Bitter Fruit"

"No one but George Bizos could have told this tale. He not only witnesses Nelson Mandela's tribulations and triumphs as counsel and friend for more than half a century, seeing history being made close-up, but himself made an important contribution to that history. This richly detailed record of his personal recollections and insights, while highly readable as a moving story of a unique friendship, makes a valuable contribution to our contemporary history." Johann Kriegler, retired justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa

"My first reaction to the news of a book about a friendship between George Bizos and Nelson Mandela was one of skepticism: they might have once been client and counsel or comrades even, but were they friends? The book not only expels my doubts, but shows there are different kinds of friendships. I am now a believer. George and Nelson were friends. Dear friends. Theirs was a unique, special kind of friendship. It has transcended race, culture, generation, politics and life itself. It has been timeless. Few could have captured its essence as the intimate and beautiful prose in this book does." Tembeka Ngcukaitobi, lawyer and author of "The Land is Ours, South Africa's first black lawyers and the birth of constitutionalism"

George Bizos was born in 1928 in the Greek village of Vasilitsi. During the Second World War he escaped from his occupied homeland and came to South Africa. Graduating from the University of the Witwatersrand with a legal degree and called to the Bar, he acted for many of Nelson Mandela's and Oliver Tambo's clients. He was involved with the Treason Trial and the subsequent Rivonia Trial, the trials of Bram Fischer and Winnie Mandela, the Delmas Trial, and other human-rights trials. He acted for the ANC at the post-1994 constitutional hearings and was associated with the amnesty hearings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. He is also the author of "No One To Blame? In pursuit of legal justice in South Africa" and his autobiography, "Odyssey to Freedom".
Bizos (G.) ODYSSEY TO FREEDOM, a memoir by the world-renowned human rights advocate, friend and lawyer to Nelson Mandela
616 pp., illus., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2007. R270
George Bizos was born in 1928 in the Greek village of Vasilitsi. During the Second World War he escaped from his occupied homeland, becoming a refugee in South Africa. Graduating from the University of the Witwatersrand with a legal degree and called to the Bar, he acted for many of Nelson Mandela's and Oliver Tambo's clients. He was involved with the Treason Trial of the late 1950s and the subsequent Rivonia Trial, the trials of Braam Fischer and Namibian Toivo ja Toivo, the trials of Winnie Mandela, the Delmas Trial, and other human-rights trials through the 1970s and 1980s. He acted for the ANC at the post-1994 constitutional hearings, was associated with the amnesty hearings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the 2004 treason trial of Zimbabwean opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai.
Blake (A.) BROEDERTWIS, bittereinder en joiner: Christiaan en Piet de Wet
366pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R275
Albert Blake attempts to understand the two brothers, Christiaan and Piet de Wet, and how they came to make the choices they did during the Anglo-Boer War: Christiaan fighting until the bitter end while his brother Piet took up arms against his fellow Afrikaners.

Albert Blake is also the author of "Boereverraaier", which was made into the film, "Verraaiers". In 2014 he was awarded the Louis Hiemstra Prize for non-fiction for "Boerekryger: 'n seun se hoogster offer".
Blake (A.) ROBEY LIEBBRANDT, 'n lewe van fanatisme
296pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R260
A biography of Sidney Robey Leibbrandt (1913-1966), a South African boxer who became a Nazi sympathiser after participating in the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. He gathered a small paramilitary force from members of the Ossewabrandwag and launched a series of small-scale guerrilla warfare operations against infrastructure targets. He was captured in Pretoria in December 1942, convicted of high treason and sentenced to life imprisonment. He was released in 1948 under a general amnesty enacted by the new National Party Government.

Albert Blake is a researcher linked to the History Department at the University of the Free State.
228pp., illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2019. R180
A collection of essays in which Marié Blomerus writes about her youth, Namibia's landscape and history, and her travels to Europe.

Marié Blomerus was born in 1931 in Keetmanshoop in what was then South West Africa (now Namibia). Her books include Seisoene van Terreur and Ithaka.
Bloom (J.) 30 NIGHTS IN A SHACK, a politician's journey
172pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R185
Jack Bloom, member of the Gauteng Legislature since 1994 and Leader of the Democratic Alliance in the Legislature from 2011 to May 2014, visited shack settlements around Gauteng once a month for two-and-a-half years, spending a total of 30 nights living with some of the inhabitants.
Boehmer (E.) NELSON MANDELA, a very short introduction
204 pp., map, illus., paperback, Oxford, 2008. R90
A biography of Nelson Mandela, published in the Very Short Introductions series.

Elleke Boehmer is Professor of World Literature at the University of Oxford. She is the author of "Colonial and Postcolonial Literature: migrant metaphors" (1995), "Empire: the national and the postcolonial" (2002) and "Stories of Women: gender and narrative in the postcolonial nation" (2005). She has also published four novels.
157pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R210
Jesmane Boggenpoel writes about her experience as a Coloured woman of South Africa.

"My Blood Divides and Unites is an honest and inspirational exploration of personal healing, with universal relevance and insights that can accelerate peace and reconciliation in our world." Julia Navy Hildesley, Professor of the Practice and Executive Director, Stanford University's Change Leadership for Sustainability Program

"A powerful account of a woman befriending her past, identity and self. This story will inspire you to keep dreaming of a society that embraces diversity in our quest to build a caring, reconciled community of nations." Futhi Mtoba, Trustee, Nelson Mandela Foundation, Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative Fellow

Chartered Accountant Jesmane Boggenpoel is a former Head of Business Engagement for Africa at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. She holds a Master's degree from Harvard University's JFK School of Government and is a Harvard Mason fellow.

Self published.
Bolaane (M.) et al eds. BOTSWANA WOMEN WRITE,
541pp., map, paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2019. R585
An anthology of extracts from novels, short stories, poetry, drama, memoirs, journalism and interviews by and about Batswana women. Includes well-known writers such as Bessie Head, Unity Dow, Lauri Kubuitsile and Tjawangwa Dema, as well as women being published for the first time.

Mary Lederer is a Bessie Head scholar and author of Novels of Botswana in English, 1930-2006 and In Conversation with Bessie Head.
Leloba Molema is a senior lecturer in English and African literature at the University of Botswana.
Connie Rapoo is an associate professor of visual and performing arts at the University of Botswana. She is co-editor of New Perspectives in Diasporic Experience.
Borotho (A.M.) UNBECOMING TO BECOME, my journey back to self
420pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R300
A memoir by South African actress and motivational speaker Ayanda Mangubane Borotho, in which she describes her bid to challenge cultural conditioning, social stereotypes and her family's expectations. She writes about her relationship with a gangster and falling pregnant out of wedlock. She also discusses being a young black woman in a white male-dominated corporate environment, her efforts to maintain her authenticity in the entertainment industry, and her struggle not to lose her sense of self once a wife and mother.


Ayanda Mangubane Borotho lives in Johannesburg.
224pp., colour illus., map, paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R280
Annelie Botes and her husband spent three months on a canal boat in England reflecting on 44 years of marriage and on the years that lie ahead.

Annelie Botes was born in 1957 in Uniondale in the Karoo and lives in Port ELizabeth. Her other books include Thula Thula, Lugkasteel and Kainsmerk.
109pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2015. R150
A collection of poems, photographs and narratives published in honour of Hennie Aucamp (1934-2014), Afrikaans poet, short story writer, cabaretist and academic.

Includes contributions by Lina Spies, Amanda Botha, Daniel Hugo, Joan Hambidge, Danie Botha and Abraham de Vries.
Brand (C.) & Jones (B.) DOING LIFE WITH MANDELA, my prisoner, my friend
271 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R240
Foreword by Ahmed Kathrada.

Christo Brand arrived on Robben Island in 1978 and became one of the prison warders responsible for guarding Nelson Mandela. He later became Mandela's warder at Pollsmoor Prison. The friendship that developed between the two men endured after Mandela's release.
Breytenbach (B.) A VEIL OF FOOTSTEPS, (memoir of a nomadic fictional character)
302 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2008. R245
In a book which blurs the borders between fact and fiction, Breyten Breytenbach weaves together memories, impressions of real events, surreal fantasies, dreamlike sequences, philosophical thoughts and fictions.

Writer, poet and artist Breyten Breytenbach left South Africa in 1960, and settled in Paris, and became a leading anti-apartheid campaigner. In 1975 he was arrested in Johannesburg, charged with terrorist activities, and sentenced to 9 years imprisonment. Since his release in 1983 he has received wide recognition as a leading poet and his books have been translated into many languages. In 1999 he was awarded the Hertzog Prize for poetry for "Papierblom".
Breytenbach (G.) & Brodie (N.) THE RULE OF LAW, a memoir
259pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R285
A memoir by former state prosecutor for the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) Glynnis Breytenbach, as told to journalist Nechama Brodie. In 2012, after working for the NPA for 26 years, she was suspended as senior prosecutor and had criminal charges levelled against her. She was acquitted on all charges. She claims her threat to go to court to challenge her superiors’ decision to withdraw fraud and corruption charges against controversial crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli was behind her suspension and the subsequent criminal charges. Breytenbach is now a Member of Parliament for the Democratic Alliance and South Africa's Shadow Minister of Justice.

"I was always impressed with the fairness and high level of integrity shown by Glynnis. But, above all, I like the fire in her. She truly has fire in her belly." Advocate Vusi Pikoli, National Director of Public Prosecutions (2005 - 2007)
Bridgland (F.) TRUTH, LIES AND ALIBIS, a Winnie Mandela story
311pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R265
Fred Bridgland reinvestigates Winnie Mandela's involvement in the murder of Stompie Seipei Moeketsi. While working in South Africa for the Sunday Telegraph of London he discovered in a Zambian prison one of the "missing witnesses" from Winnie Mandela's trial who claimed to have witnessed the murder.

Fred Bridgland is a British foreign correspondent who covered the Angolan civil war and the Border War for Reuters and then for the Sunday Telegraph and The Scotsman. He is the author of "Katiza's Journey, beneath the surface of South Africa's shame", "Cuito Cuanavale, 12 months of war that transformed a continent" and "Jonas Savimbi, a key to Africa".
Brink (A.) A FORK IN THE ROAD, a memoir
438 pp., illus., hardback, d.w., London, 2009. R290
André Brink writes about his childhood, his love for the arts, his relationships with women, among them the poet Ingrid Jonker, and encounters with Ariel Dorfman, Gűnter Grass, Beyers Naudé, Nadine Gordimer, Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela.

This memoir is shortlisted for the 2010 Alan Paton Award for non-fiction.

André Brink is the author of 27 novels. He has won the CNA Award three times and has twice been shorlisted for the Booker Prize. His novels have been translated into thirty languages.

Also published in Afrikaans as "'n Vurk in die Pad".
336 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R240
A collection of André Brink’s writings about his travels through Italy, Spain and the south of France, selected from the publications, "Sempre Diritto" (1963), "Olé" (1965) AND "Midi" (1969).

Text in Afrikaans.

André Brink is the author of 27 novels, as well as other writings. He has won the CNA Award three times and has twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize. His novels have been translated into thirty languages.
Brink (A.) & Jonker (I.) FLAME IN THE SNOW, the love letters of André Brink & Ingrid Jonker, edited by Francis Galloway, translated into English by Karin Schimke and Leon de Kock
472pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2015. R350
A collection of the more than two hundred love letters exchanged between Afrikaans poet Ingrid Jonker and Afrikaans novelist André Brink between 1963 and 1965. Fifty years later, in December 2014, three months before his death, André Brink offered these letters, as well as personal photographs, for publication.

Also includes an introduction by Willie Burger, Professor of Literature at the University of Pretoria.

Also available in Afrikaans.
Brink (A.) & Jonker (I.) FLAME IN THE SNOW, the love letters of Andre Brink & Ingrid Jonker, edited by Francis Galloway, translated into English by Karin Schimke and Leon de Kock
471pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, slipcase, Edition limited to 1000 numbered copies, Cape Town, 2015. R1630
A collection of the more than two hundred love letters exchanged between Afrikaans poet Ingrid Jonker and Afrikaans novelist André Brink between 1963 and 1965. Fifty years later, in December 2014, three months before his death, André Brink offered these letters, as well as personal photographs, for publication. Also includes an introduction by Willie Burger, Professor of Literature at the University of Pretoria.

This special numbered edition includes additional previously unpublished photographs from André Brink's private collection, including personal photographs of Ingrid Jonker. It also includes a replica of a letter from Ingrid Jonker as an insert in an envelope on the inside back cover. The cover features a double portrait of Brink and Jonker by Hanneke Benadé especially commissioned for this project.
Brink (A.) & Jonker (I.) VLAM IN DIE SNEEU, die liefdesbriewe van André Brink & Ingrid Jonker, edited by Francis Galloway
450pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2015. R350
A collection of the more than two hundred love letters exchanged between Afrikaans poet Ingrid Jonker and Afrikaans novelist André Brink between 1963 and 1965. Fifty years later, in December 2014, three months before his death, André Brink offered these letters, as well as personal photographs, for publication.

Also includes an introduction by Willie Burger, professor of literature at the University of Pretoria.

Also available in English, translated by Karin Schimke and Leon de Kock.
Bristow (D.) THE GAME RANGER, THE KNIFE, THE LION AND THE SHEEP, 20 tales about curious characters from southern Africa, stories from the veld (II)
200pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R240
A selection of stories about lesser-known personalities from South Africa's past, including Krotoa, Maria Mouton, Coenraad De Buys, Raymond Dart, Adrian Boshier and James Kitching.

David Bristow is the author of 'Running Wild: the story of Zulu, an African stallion".
Brits (E.) EMILY HOBHOUSE, beloved traitor
336pp., b/w & colour illus., map, paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R390
A biography of British pacifist, socialist and feminist Emily Hobhouse. Emily Hobhouse opposed the 1899-1902 Anglo-Boer War and came to South Africa to help Boer women and children incarcerated in British concentration camps. She died in London in 1926, alone and penniless. Her body was shipped back to South Africa where four months later thousands gathered to pay tribute to her. Today her remains are interred at the Vrouemonument (Women’s Monument) in Bloemfontein.

In the course of her research for the book Cape Town-based journalist and writer Elsabé Brits located one of Hobhouse’s relatives living on Vancouver Island, Canada, who had a trunk full of Emily Hobhouse’s scrapbooks and diaries, and a draft autobiography, unseen until now. Brits quotes extensively from these writings in her book.

"Brits’ book is not only about history but allows us, sometimes through Hobhouse’s own eloquent writings, to see and understand how and what she thought – about the politics of the time, about war, about human suffering and about what is it that is required in the face of injustice. It is packed with photographs and other records – including from Hobhouse’s unseen scrap books...As such Hobhouse emerges now as a moral beacon in a world still in need of these brave humans." Marianne Thamm, Daily Maverick
310pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R240
The biography of South African advocate and judge Jules Browde (1919-2016), a prominent human rights lawyer under apartheid, and a friend of Nelson Mandela. A founder member and chairman of Lawyers For Human Rights, in 2008 he received the Sydney and Felicia Kentridge Award for Service to Law in Southern Africa. Danile Browde is Jules Browde's son.

"Danile Browde's account of Jules Browde's life is rich, engaging, intriguing and delightful. Crammed with human and historical interest, it reveals Jules Browde as a large-hearted, generous man, whose expansive spirit encompassed warfare, politics, family and friendship across critical decades of our democracy's history and prehistory - but whose life, pre-eminently, was committed to elementary justice for all in our country." Edwin Cameron, Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa

"Browde writes a precise, elegant prose, warmed by an appealing candour and understated lyricism. His book is both a tangential biography and an amusing account of the perils and pleasures of learning to be a writer. In counterpoint, the voices of the 'young storyteller' and his grandfather show how a life is made in interaction and relationship, among family and friends, in the stories we tell one another and ourselves." Ivan Vladislaviç, author of "Portrait with Keys"
Brown (A.) GOOD COP, BAD COP, confessions of a reluctant policeman
194pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R230
Advocate, author and reservist sergeant Andrew Brown's personal acount of the dangerous work of a South African Police Service officer on patrol in Cape Town.

Andrew Brown is also the author of "Street Blues", an earlier account of his experiences as a police reservist, and the novels, "Inyenzi", "Coldsleep Lullaby" (winner of the 2006 Sunday Times Fiction Prize), "Refuge" and "Solace".
Brown (R.) A NATIVE OF NOWHERE, the life of Nat Nakasa
216 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R225
A biography of South African journalist and short story writer Nat Nakasa.

Nat Nakasa was born in Durban in 1937. He moved to Johannesburg to work as a journalist on Drum magazine. He was also the first black journalist to work on the Rand Daily Mail. In 1964 he was awarded a Nieman Fellowship to study journalism at Harvard College but the apartheid government rejected his passport application. He was forced to leave the country on an exit permit and so could never return. He committed suicide in New York in 1965.

"Ryan Brown has done a wonderful job in presenting us with a sensitive and authentic picture of that time in which Nat Nakasa lived and wrote and of the wrenching choice he faced in having to leave his beloved country and people in order to realise his full potential - a choice that ultimately proved too painful for him to bear. Thank you Ryan for bringing him back to life." Allister Sparks

Ryan Brown is an American journalist and editor.
Bruton (M.) CURATOR AND CRUSADER, the life and work of Majorie Countenay-Latimer
292pp., b/w & colour illus., map, paperback, (Hermanus), 2019. R290
Majorie Courtenay-Latimer (1907-2004) was the first bird-ringer in South Africa and researched flowering plants, birds, fossils and Xhosa customs. She worked at the East London Museum from 1931 until her retirement. In 1938 she received a call from a fisherman that an unusual species of fish had been caught in the Chalumna River and fetched it for the museum. JLB Smith later identified it as a coelacanth and named it Latimeria chalumnae in her honor.

Ichthyologist Mike Bruton is the author of The Annotated Old Fourlegs and The Fishy Smiths, a biography of JLB and Margaret Smith. He served as Director of the JLB Smith Institute of Ischtyology and as Education Director of the Two Oceans Aquarium.
Bruton (M.) THE FISHY SMITHS, a biography of JLB & Margaret Smith
344pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R290
Traces the formative years and contributions to science of ichthyologists James Leonard Brierley and Margaret Smith. In 1938 JLB Smith identified an unusual fish discovered in East London as a coelacanth, thought to have been extinct for over 65 million years. JLB Smith and his wife Margaret worked jointly on the book, "Sea Fishes of Southern Africa", first published in 1949. JLB Smith died in 1968, and in the same year, Rhodes University established the JLB Smith Institute of Ichthyology in his memory. Margaret Smith, who had worked with her husband for 30 years, was appointed the first Director.

Mike Bruton studied ichthyology under JLB and Margaret Smith and took over from Margaret as Director of the JLB Smith Institute of Ichtyology. Now retired, he runs a consultancy company, "Mike Bruton Imagineering".
Bruton (M.) WHEN I WAS A FISH, tales of an ichthyologist
310pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R240
The autobiography of Professor Mike Bruton, who pioneered searches for the coelacanth in southern and eastern Africa and campaigned internationally for its conservation.

"This remarkable and highly readable book will appeal to all naturalists. Mike Bruton's account of his scientific life makes fascinating reading, particularly when he talks about the coelacanth - a subject on which few will know more that he does. This lovely book is a triumph." Alexander McCall Smith, author of The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency books

Mike Bruton, erstwhile Director of the JLB Smith Institute of Ichthyology, is also the founder of the then MTN ScienCentre (now the Cape Town Science Centre), and recipient of the National Science and Technology Forum's Lifetime Achievement Award for his science advancement work. He is currently employed by MTE Studios in Cape Town as Director of Imagineering, where his duties include research and knowledge management and consultancy services in museum and exhibition design.
Buchan (U.) BEYOND THE THIRTY-NINE STEPS, a life of John Buchan
492pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., London, 2019. R680
A biography of John Buchan (1875–1940) by his granddaughter, journalist Ursula Buchan. Buchan was a Scottish novelist, historian, biographer and barrister. He was lieutenant colonel in the Intelligence Corps, the Director of Information during the First World War and Governor General of Canada. In 1901 he was appointed as private secretary to Alfred Milner, High Commissioner for Southern Africa, Governor of the Cape Colony, and colonial administrator of the Transvaal and the Orange Free State. Buchan worked in South Africa from October 1901 to August 1903, and the country came to feature prominently in his writing. His books include The African Colony (1903).

"John Buchan was a writer of considerable significance but he was also a man who led a remarkable public life. This magnificent biography leads us through that life with great style and understanding." Alexander McCall Smith, author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
Buchanan (S.) BURCHELL'S TRAVELS, the life, art and journeys of William John Burchell, 1781-1863
240pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2015. R290
A biography of English naturalist William John Burchill, who arrived in Cape Town in November 1810 and the following year embarked on a four-year-long journey through the Cape Colony, mainly through unexplored terrain. He collected over 50 000 plant and animal specimens and built up a vast collection of sketches and paintings. He returned to England in 1815 and left again for Brazil in 1825. He is the author of "Travels in the Interior of Southern Africa". The book is illustrated with over 100 of Burchill's paintings and sketches.
Bundy (C.) GOVAN MBEKI, a Jacana pocket biography
168 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R100
A brief biography of Govan Mbeki (1910-2001), African National Congress, Umkhonto we Siswe and South African Communist Party leader and Rivonia trialist who spent over 23 years on Robben Island.

South African historian Colin Bundy recently retired as Principal of Green Templeton College, Oxford. He was Vice Rector of the University of the Western Cape (1994-97), Vice Chancellor and Principal of the University of the Witwatersrand (1997-2001), Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of London (2003-06) and Director and Principal of the School of Oriental and African Studies (2001-06).
Bundy (C.) NELSON MANDELA, a Jacana pocket biography
159pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R165
A "post-hagiographic life history" of Nelson Mandela, in which historian Colin Bundy seeks to "distinguish the actual, historical Mandela from a pervasive sense of Mandela". from the back cover

Colin Bundy is a former Principal of Green Templeton College, Oxford. His books include "The Rise and Fall of the South African Peasantry", "Govan Mbeki, a Jacana pocket biography" and "Short-changed? South Africa since apartheid, a Jacana pocket guide".
Butler (A.) CYRIL RAMAPHOSA, the path to presidential power
592 pp., illus., paperback, Third Edition, Johannesburg, 2007 (2019). R330
This fully revised and extended edition charts Ramaphosa's early life and education, his career as a trade unionist and a politician, as well as his role in creating democratic South Africa's new constitution. New chapters explore his contribution to the National Planning Commission, the impact of the Marikana massacre, his rise to the deputy presidency of the country in 2014 and his triumph in the 2017 election of the ANC's new president. The book also includes an analysis of the challenges Ramaphosa faces as the country's fifth post-apartheid president.

Anthony Butler is Professor of Political Studies at the University of Cape Town. He has been a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, Director of the Policy and Administration programme at Birkbeck College, University of London, and Chair in Political Studies at the University of the Witswatersrand.
Byron (C.) HINDSIGHT IS PERFECT VISION (A TRILOGY), book 1, when Christmas tress were tall, an autobiography written as a trilogy, of a baby boomer in southern Africa
255pp., paperback, No Place, 2019. R240
Charles Langley Byron was born in 1949 in East London. A semi-retired exploration geologist, he has lived in Botswana for over 30 years. In this first volume of his autobiography he writes about growing up in the Eastern Cape Province in the 1950s and 1960s and attending boarding school in King Williams Town.

Cachalia (A.) WHEN HOPE AND HISTORY RHYME, an autobiography
434 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R250
Anti-apartheid and women's rights activist and politician Amina Cachalia (1930-2013) was a member of the Transvaal Indian Youth Congress, the Transvaal Indian Congress, the African National Congress and the Federation of South African Women. She spent fifteen years under house arrest during the 1960s and 1970s and became a Member of Parliament after the 1994 elections. In 2004 the South African government awarded her the Order of Luthuli in Bronze for her contributions to the struggle for gender equality, non-racialism and a free and democratic South Africa. She and her husband were great personal friends of Nelson Mandela.
268pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R280
Foreword by Paul Verryn.

Lukhanyo Calata, son of Fort Calata, and his wide Abigail, write about Fort Calata's life, and investigate his murder. He was one of the Cradock Four killed by agents of the apartheid state in 1985. In 2017 Lukhanyo, a journalist, became one of the SABC 8 when he wrote an open letter imploring Parliament to act on the governance crisis at the public broadcaster.

"Fort Calata's struggles are transposed into the contemporary challenges of managing freedom and democracy through the microcosm of the heroism demanded of today's generation...A brilliant and emotion-filled read." Mathatha Tsedu, Adjunct Professor in the School of Journalism at Wits University and Acting Executive Director of the National Editors Forum (SANEF)
Callinicos (L.) OLIVER TAMBO, beyond the Ngele Mountains, foreword by Thabo Mbeki
684pp., illus., paperback, Reprint, (2004) 2015, Cape Town. R360
Reprint of Luli Callinicos' biography of Oliver Tambo, President of the African National Congress from 1967 to 1991.

Social historian Luli Callinicos Luli is the author of the award-winning trilogy "Gold and Workers" (1981), "Working Life" (1987) and "A Place in the City" (1993), and "Who Built Jozi, discovering memory at Wits Junction?" (2012).
Callinicos (L.) THE WORLD THAT MADE MANDELA, a heritage trail
338 pp., map, 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, (2000) 2006. R525
Traces 70 places of meaning in Nelson Mandela's life. Sites include Nelson Mandela's birthplace at Mvezo; Clarkebury, the Methodist school he attended; Tyhalarha, where he was initiated into manhood; Sol Plaatje's home in Mafikeng; Dr Xuma's home in Sophiatown; Chief Albert Luthuli's house in Groutville; The Old Fort prison in Johannesburg; Freedom Square in Kliptown, where the Congress of the People approved the Freedom Charter; Lilliesleaf Farm in Rivonia, where the ANC set up its underground headquarters; Robben Island, Pollsmoor Prison and Victor Verster Prison; the Grand Parade in Cape Town where Nelson Mandela made his first public speeech on his release; East London City Hall, where the first hearings of the Truth and Reconciliation were held; the World Trade Centre in Johannesburg, venue for the CODESA convention; and Qunu, where he has rebuilt his family home.

Luli Callinicos is the author of the award-winning trilogy "Gold and Workers" (1981), "Working Life" (1987) and "A Place in the City" (1993), as well as a biography of Oliver Tambo.
Calverley (G.) A COLOURED IN FULL FLIGHT, part one, the boy from the barracks
264pp., paperback, No Place, (2018). R295
Georgie Calverley writes about growing up poor in apartheid-era Cape Town and the discrimination and abuse he suffered because of his race and sexual orientation.

Cameron (E.) JUSTICE, a personal account
347 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R310
A memoir by Constitutional Court Justice Edwin Cameron, in which he reflects on the power and the limitations of the law and examines the role of the law in South Africa's transition.

"A remarkable integration of fascinating, often moving personal memoir, professional reminiscence and acute historical analysis of South African law, politics and society." Sir Sydney Kentridge, QC

"Shows with brilliant clarity how the life of a jurist informs his reading of the law. An inspirational, but never a self-indulgent, story of a remarkable South African life." Eusebius McKaiser

Edwin Cameron was the first senior South African official to state publicly that he was living with HIV/AIDS. His other books include the autobiography, "Witness to Aids", and "Defiant Desire, gay and lesbian lives in South Africa", which he co-authored with Mark Gevisser. He has received numerous awards, including the Nelson Mandela Award for Health and Human Rights (2000) and the San Francisco Aids Foundation Excellence in Leadership Award for 2003, and the Brudner Prize from Yale for 2009-2010. In 2002 the Bar of England and Wales honoured him with a special award for his contribution to international jurisprudence and the protection of human rights.
Cameron-Dow (J.) A QUESTION OF BALANCE, a biography of FW de Klerk
240pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R280
A self-published biography of FW de Klerk, former President of South Africa and winner, with Nelson Mandela, of the Nobel Peace Prize.

John Cameron-Dow is also the author of "The Miracle of a Freed Nation" and "A Newspaper History of South Africa".
Carim (M.F.) COOLIE, COME OUT AND FIGHT!, a South African memoir of love, courage and journeys to a better place
222 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R195
A memoir by Mac Carim, focussing on life in South Africa in the 1940s and 1950s.

Mac Carim was born in Cape Town in 1936. His family was forcefully removed to the Transvaal when he was two. He grew up in the neighbourhoods of Malay Camp, Ferreirastown, Troyeville, Johannesburg's Asiatic Bazaar in the city centre and Fordsburg. He went into exile in March 1961, returning to South Africa in 1996.
Carlin (J.) CHASE YOUR SHADOW, the trials of Oscar Pistorius
396pp., colour illus., paperback, Reprint, London, (2014) 2015. R275
Journalist John Carlin's account of the Oscar Pistorius trial, which he followed inside the courtroom.

"The strength of Carlin's superb book is that it weaves many disparate strands into a humane and sensitive overview of a case that shocked the world...The detail is fascinating" Matthew Syed, The Times

Carlin's account is framed by the progress of the Blade Runner's trial, but it's also a de facto biography that exposes his psychological incongruities" Independent

"The strongest of the accounts...and the best at supplying a context for what unfolded" Observer

John Carlin was the Independent's South Africa correspondent from 1989-1995. His previous books include "Playing the Enemy, Nelson Mandela and the game that made a nation", and "Knowing Mandela".
Carneson (L.) RED IN THE RAINBOW, the life and times of Fred and Sarah Carneson
315 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R220
Fred Carneson (1920-2000) was a leader of the Communist Party of South Africa, a defendant in the Treason Trial and business manager of the left-wing newspaper "New Age". He was detained in 1965 and served a prison sentence for contraventions of the Suppression of Communism Act. After his release in 1972 he left South Africa for Britian.
Sarah Carneson (1916- ), a member of the Communist Party of South Africa and a trade unionist, was banned in 1954 and imprisoned in 1967 for breaching her banning order. Shortly after her release she went into exile.
Fred and Sarah Carneson returned to South Africa in 1991.

"It would have been virtually impossible to sustain an environment of non-racism in South Africa today if there had not been a minority of whites like Fred and Sarah, who visibly diametrically opposed apartheid, who actually lived non-racism and who were persecuted for their pains. It says a great deal about tenacity, perseverance and just plain guts. That is a hell of a legacy." Pallo Jordan

"Lynn Carneson's frank account of her parents and their times reminds us of how countless ordinary South Africans, many black and some white, fought and eventually defeated the apartheid regime. It's a story of perseverance and wry humour, of putting together family lives disrupted over and over again, of passions, foibles, confusions. If South Africa's democratic transition was a 'miracle', then it was this miracle - decades of everyday acts of courage and basic human solidarity." Jeremy Cronin

Lynn Carneson, daughter of Fred and Sarah Carneson, was brought up in Cape Town and exiled at the age of eighteen to London. She is currently a senior fellow at the Corporate Governance Unit at Stellenbosch University.
Carneson (R.) GIRL ON THE EDGE, a memoir
216pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R190
A memoir by Ruth Carneson, daughter of Fred and Sarah Carneson, prominent South African Communist Party activists in the 1950s and 1960s. When she was a child her parents were in and out of prison. When she was fourteen the family were forced into exile in London while Fred Carneson remained in prison in Pretoria. Carneson writes about her childhood in Cape Town, her fear of the security police, her life in London, her struggles with mental illness, her experiences with LSD, art school, motherhood and political activism, her return to South Africa in 1991, and the ten years she spent living and working on Robben Island. She moved back to Cape Town in 2007 and has a studio in Muizenberg.
Case (M.) PAPWA, golf's lost legend
265pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R265
In 1963 Sewsunker "Papwa" Sewgolum, a former caddie, won the Dutch Open. He won the Natal Open in 1964. In 1965 he won the Natal Open a second time, beating Gary Player. He became a symbol for the sports boycott movement when photographs of him receiving the trophy outside in the rain while the white patrons sat inside the clubhouse were circulated around the world. In 1966 the government banned Sewgolum from all local tournaments. They also withdrew his passport, preventing him from playing abroad and, in effect, from making a living. Sewgolum died impoverished in 1978 from a heart attack.
Cazenove (S.) AN UNWITTING ASSASSIN, the story of my father's attempted assassination of Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd
216pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (2017) 2019. R260
On 9 April 1960 Suzie Cazenove's father, wealthy South African businessman David Pratt, shot Dr Hendrik Verwoerd twice, at point blank range. He was arrested at the scene. The court accepted the medical reports submitted by five psychiatrists, all of which confirmed that Pratt lacked legal capacity and could not be held criminally liable. He was committed to The Fort, a mental hospital in Bloemfontein, where he committed suicide in 1961. Verwoerd survived, and was assassinated in 1966 by Dimitri Tsafendas.

Suzie Cazenove was born and raised in South Africa. She moved to the UK in 1974. A safari tour operator specialising in trips to South Africa and Africa, she is the author of Legendary Safari Guides.
Chauke (C.) BORN IN CHAINS, the diary of an angry 'born-free'
268pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R210
Clinton Chauke was born in 1994 and grew up in abject poverty, first in rural Limpopo, then in a village bordering the Kruger National Park, and finally in a squatter camp near Pretoria. Currently he works as a mining technician.
Chiazzari (W.L.) AIR MARSHALL SIR LEONARD HORATIO SLATTER K.B.E., C.B., D.S.C. and BAR, D.F.C., a biography compiled from family letters
152 pp., illus., hardback, Ashburton, 2011. R180
A biography of Leonard Slatter, who was born in Durban in 1894. In the First World War he served in 13 Squadron, R.N.A.S., and was awarded the D.S.C.-and-Bar and the D.F.C. In 1919 he received a permanent commission in the R.A.F. He was created a C.B. in 1941 and a K.B.E. in 1942 in recognition of his services. He died in 1963. This biography is based on the regular letters he wrote to his sister in Richmond, Natal, throughout his career.
Chiba (L.) DUTY AND DYNAMITE, a life of activism
244pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R325
South African anti-apartheid activist and politician Laloo 'Isu' Chiba's autobiography, published posthumously. Chiba (1930-2017) was born into a Hindu family in Johannesburg. Active in the Transvaal Indian Congress and the South African Communist Party, he joined Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK), the ANC's armed wing, after the 1960 Sharpeville massacre. Arrested and sentenced at the 1964 Rivonia Trial he spent 18 years in prison on Robben Island. After his release in 1982, he was an active member of the United Democratic Front. Post-1994 he served two terms as an ANC Member of Parliament.
80pp., paperback, (Pretoria), 2018. R180
A series of letters between Patrick Chiguri and his daughter, who has left home to live in the city.


Patrick Chiguri is the author of The Rainbow Nation and the Raging People.
188pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R225
24-year-old Christy Chilimigras writes about growing up in Johannesburg with a crack-addict father and a pot-smoking mother.

"Writing about addiction is risky business. The writer risks being preachy and self-righteous, or fucking boring and judgemental. In this no-holds-barred tale, Chilimigras achieves an unusual feat of sharing some intimate slices of a life dangerously lived, without being melodramatic or over the top. It's a controlled confession littered with landmines of dangerous humour, the kind that will get you kicked out of bed if you, like me, are one of those who do a lot of reading in it. But when you've finished laughing you can't help but sit back and think. Very hard." Fred Khumalo, author of "Dancing the Death Drill"
Christie (S.) UNDER NELSON MANDELA BOULEVARD, life among the stowaways
240pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R240
Journalist Sean Christie's account of the Beachboys, a community of young Tanzanian men from the slums of Dar es Salaam who live under Nelson Mandela Boulevard on Cape Town's Foreshore.

Includes photographs by David Southwood.

"Sean Christie is wonderful. With his huge heart and his sharp eye, he has conjured a Cape Town you are unlikely to have imagined." Jonny Steinberg

"Gritty, courageous, beautifully rendered journalism and memoir" Justice Malala, author of "We Have Begun Our Descent"

Sean Christie was born in Zimbabwe in 1980. In 2015 he was awarded a special Taco Kuiper prize for his journalism on the Tanzanian stowaways who he writes about in this book. He lives in Cape Town.

Christodoulou (S.) with Clark (G.) & Isaacson (D.) THE LIFE AND TIMES OF STANLEY CHRISTODOULOU, the remarkable story of world boxing's championship referee and judge
305pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R275
South African international boxing judge and referee Stanley Christodoulou was born in 1946 in Johannesburg. He began his boxing career in 1963, refereed his first world title bout in 1973. He was the first man to referee world title fights in all 17 weight categories, and the third to oversee 100 world title bouts. In 1980 he was named the WBA's Referee of the Year and was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in New York in 2004.
Cilliers (P.) PILGRIM,
432 pp., illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2013. R225
A new edition of television producer Pieter Cillier's autobiography. In the first edition, published in 1997 under the title "'n Kas is vir Klere", Cilliers described his struggle as a gay Christian and ordained minister coming to terms with his homosexuality. This new edition includes "Different", the English translation of "'n Kas is vir Klere", and a second book, "Sixteen Years Later", which revolves around the many letters of support, as well as the hate mail, he has received since the publication of his first book.

The Afrikaans edition of this book, "Soeker", was published in 2011. Translated into English by Elsa Silke and Pieter Cilliers.

"Many gay Christians will say that ''n Kas is vir Klere' was the book that helped them to reconcile their identity with their faith. With 'Soeker', I believe, Cilliers will again exert huge influence." Dr André Barlett

"Heart-rending; honest; excellent. In short: a powerful, well-articulated, much-needed book." Professor Andries van Aarde, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria.

Pieter Cilliers began his career as a minister in the Netherdutch Reformed Church of Africa. After six years, he left the ministry, and became a multi-award-winning television journalist, producer and director.
Clingman (S.) BIRTHMARK,
248pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R240
A memoir by Stephen Clingman. As a young child, Stephen underwent an operation to remove a birthmark under his right eye. The operation failed, and the birthmark returned. The operation also affected his vision.

"'Birthmark' is a profound reflection on vision and identity. From the minutely observed details of a Johannesburg childhood, through the dark comedy of military service, to the challenges of making a new life as an immigrant scholar, Clingman examines his own perspectives and their origins. How did I come to see this way? How does this way of seeing shape the person I am? Can it be changed? To answer such difficult questions, he must go beneath the shimmering surface to find deeper patterns in his mind and body, and reveal the 'underlying grammar of things'. The result is a thoughtful, unconventional memoir that will change the reader's perspective too." Ivan Vladislaviç

Stephen Clingman grew up in Johannesburg, After graduating from Wits University, he won a scholarship to Oxford. He now lives in the USA, where he is Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts. He is the author of a biography of Braam Fischer and work on Nadine Gordimer.
Coetzee (A.) IN MY VEL, 'n reis
207pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R250
Azille Coetzee went to the Netherlands to study for a PhD at the Vrije University in Amsterdam. She had a Dutch boyfriend and had decided to settle in Europe. In this memoir she describes how she grappled with the question of who she is and where she belongs.

"'n Lieflike, noodsaaklike boek. Sowel gesofistikeerde intellektuele besinning as 'n hartstogtelik=persoonlike relaas." Francois Smith, Department of Afrikaans and Dutch, German and French, University of the Free State

Azille Coetzee is a postdoctoral researcher at Stellenbosch University.
Coetzee (S.) & Steenkamp (A.) WIT WOLF, die Worcester-bomplanter se storie van bevryding
266pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R275
Stefaans Coetzee was 17 years old in 1996 when he planted a bomb in a supermarket in Worcester, Western Cape, killing four people and injuring 70 others. He was sentenced to life imprisonment, along with three other men, Jan van der Westhuizen, Abraham Myburgh and Nicolaas Barnard. They were all members of a white supremacist group called the Wit Wolwe. In this memoir he describes how in Pretoria Central Prison he met Eugene de Kock who convinced him to abandon his racist ideology and reconcile with his victims. He was released on parole in 2015 and now works for the charity, Feed a Child.

Freelance journalist Alita Steenkamp has co-written five autobiographies, including Wynie, my bloed is blou and My Pyn, My Glorie.
Cohen (R.) THE GIRL FROM HUMAN STREET, a Jewish family odyssey
304pp., illus., paperback, Reprint, London, (2015) 2016. R250
Roger Cohen's portrait of his mother, June Cohen, and her long struggle with manic depression. June Cohen was born in 1929 on Human Street in a mining town near Johannesburg, where her parents decided to settle thirty years after leaving Lithuania. He retraces the odyssey of his family and reflects on Jewish identity.

"The guiding spirit of this book is W.G. Sebald. Powerful storytelling, sometimes breathtaking, written with a generosity that is truly humane." New York Review of Books

Roger Cohn is a columnist for the New York Times.
Conyngham (J.) HAZARA, elegy for an African farm
272pp., illus., maps, hardback, d.w., Pietermaritzburg, 2016. R265
John Conyngham's memoir about his family's sugar farm in KwaZulu-Natal, where he grew up. It was sold in 1977, when he was twenty-two.

Journalist John Conyngham was born in Durban in 1954. His novel, "The Arrowing of the Cane", won the Olive Schriener Prize and was joint winner of the AA Mutual-Ad Donker Vita Award. He was editor of The Witness newspaper from 1994 to 2010, and lives in Hilton.
Cooper (B.) FLOATING IN AN ANTIBUBBLE FROM SOUTH AFRICA TO SALFORD, a mosaic of pictures and stories
198pp., colour illus., paperback, Trenton, 2016. R625
Brenda Cooper's book is a mosaic of literature, art, fiction and memoir, in which she draws on her experience of growing up in apartheid South Africa, on her Jewish family history, and on her research on African and postcolonial writing.

"The fragmented focis of the book is on African migration and Diaspora, coinciding with her own recent migration from Cape Town to Salford in Greater Manchester, with echoes of the migrations of her forebears from Eastern Europe and Russia to South Africa...The compass throughout the book is writers and artists, some white like Shapcott, most diasporic women, who are living in London, Antwerp or New York, but whose parents - one or both - were born in Africa." from the inside front cover

For many years Brenda Cooper was the Director of the Centre for African Studies and Professor in the English Department at the University of Cape Town, where she is now an Emeritus Professor. From 2009 to 2015 she lived in Salford, where she was an Honorary Research Associate at the University of Manchester. Currently she lives in Cape town where she runs Burnish, which organises workshops on academic writing. She is also the author of "A New Generation of South African Writers, migration, material culture and language: (2008).
Cooper (D.) CHRISTIAAN BARNARD, the surgeon who dared, the man and the story of heart transplantation
543pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., No Place, 2017. R625
A biography of Christiaan Barnard, the South African heart surgeon who, together with his medical team, performed the first successful human heart transplant at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town in 1967.

David Cooper studied medicine at Guy's Hospital Medical School. He was present at the first heart transplant in the UK in 1968, and a member of the surgical team that established heart transplantation in the UK in 1979. He took up an appointment in Chris Barnard's Department of Cardiac Surgery at the University of Cape Town, and joined Chris Barnard at Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City. Currently he is co-director of the xenotransplantation program at the University of Alabama.
Cooper (G.) UNDER DEVIL'S PEAK, the life and times of Wilfred Cooper, an advocate in the age of apartheid
307pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R260
The biography of Wilfred Cooper, written by his son, Gavin. Wilfred Cooper represented Verwoerd's assassin Demitrio Tsafendas, the SWAPO Six in Swakopmund, and the families of Imam Haron, Mapetla Mohapi, Hoosen Haffejee, and Steve Biko.
Cooper (L.) REMOTE, a story of St Helena
463pp., colour illus., map, paperback, Johannesburg, (2015). R200
Lindsay Gratton Cooper lived on the island of St Helena for ten years.
Couper (A.) ALBERT LUTHULI, bound by faith
291 pp., illus., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2010. R260
The biography of Albert Luthuli, in which Scott Couper argues that, contrary to contemporary nationalist understanding, Luthuli did not countenance abandoning non-violence in favour of armed struggle in 1961.

"This impassioned and provocative account locates Luthuli as a man of uncompromising Chistian faith and principle who has been woefully - and perhaps wilfully - misinterpreted in ANC historiography. Couper produces a considerable body of fresh evidence to support his view that Luthuli was never persuaded of the moral or strategic imperative to abandon non-violence in favour of the armed struggle. " Saul Dubow, Sussex University

Scott Couper serves the United Congregational Church of Southern Africa as the Development Manager of the Inanda Seminary through the auspices of Global Ministries, United Church of Christ and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
201pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R240
Radio talk-show host Sam Cowen's memoir about her struggle with alcoholism. She has been sober since 2002.

"A brilliant book that deeply touches the heart and gives an important voice to the disease of addiction. Thank you, Sam." Karen Thompson, author of "Sugar Free"
Crais (C.) & Scully (P.) SARA BAARTMAN AND THE HOTTENTOT VENUS, a ghost story and a biography
232 pp., illus., hardback, d.w., First S.A.Edition, Johannesburg, 2009. R270
A reconstruction of the life of Sara Baartman, who was displayed in Europe from 1810 to 1815 as the Hottentot Venus.

"In the very act of demonstrating the impossibility of knowing Sara Baartman, the authors of this remarkable book have restored her humanity. This is less a biography than an anti-biography, a searing work of social history that acknowledges the deep silence that surrounds so much of human history. A richly researched and deeply moving work." Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

"Finally, an authoritative account of the mythologized life of Sara Baartman." Zoë Wicomb

Clifton Crais is professor of history at Emory University.
Pamela Scully is associate professor of women's studies and African studies at Emory University.
Crampton (H.), Peires (J.) & Vernon (C.) eds. INTO THE HITHERTO UNKNOWN, Ensign Beutler's expedition to the Eastern Cape, 1752
207 pp., maps, colour illus., hardback, d.w., van Riebeeck Society Second Series No.44, Cape Town, 2013. R445
Translated from the Dutch by Thea Toussaint van Hove and Michael Wilson. This edition comprises both the original Dutch text, last published in 1922, and the first ever English translation.

The Beutler Expedition conceived and equipped by Governer Rijk Tulbach was tasked with exploring the hitherto unknown lands beyond the Kei River in the Eastern Cape.

Beutler's journal describes the flora and fauna of the region and the Khoi Khoi, Xhosa, Thembu and Oeswana San peoples whom the expedition encountered.
280pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R280
Cape Town writer Karen Cronje spent three years teaching English in South Korea, first in a small village and later at a university. Karin is the author of the Afrikaans novels "Vir 'n Pers Huis" and "Alles Mooi Weer".

""For years the story of teaching English in Korea was begging to be told. We are fortunate that a voice as skilled, funny and self-ironic as Karin Cronje is now telling it." Antjie Krog
Crosher-Seegers (B.) A DARKER SHADE OF PALE, a memoir of apartheid South Africa
245pp., paperback, Durham, 2018. R250
"I could not put this book down. 'A Darker Shade of Pale' is exceptionally well-written and the prose is delightful. Beryl's memory is amazing. Her vivid sketch of everyday life on the Cape Flats, and the honesty with which she writes are truly compelling." Jonathan Jansen, Distinguished Professor of Education, Stellenbosch University, and author of "Making Love in a War Zone"

Beryl Crosher-Seegers was born in Cape Town in 1955. She was classified Coloured by the apartheid government. She writes about growing up in Retreat and Steenberg in the 1960s and the experience of being forced to move from the house built by her Portuguese grandfather to council housing. Her family left Cape Town for Australia in 1988. She is the Founder of One World Community Arts Network, a community project celebrating cultural diversity, and is the Owner of C Major Events, an entertainment business.
Dahlmanns (M.) A PERSON MY COLOUR, love, adoption and parenting while white
205pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R280
Martina Dahlmanns, a German woman living in Cape Town and an adoptive mother of children who are black, shares her experience of what it means to be white in South Africa today.
Dallas (D.) CJ - A REMARKABLE LIFE, the story of Charles James Offord - educationist and school cricket promoter
146pp., illus., paperback, Rosebud West (Australia), 2016. R220
Charles James Offord was born in 1848 in London and arrived in Durban, South Africa, in 1891. He qualified as a teacher, and was later headmaster of schools in Pinetown, Estcourt, Howick and Durban. He was also a keen cricketer and established the Durban Primary Schools Cricket Union. On retirement he set up the Natal Schools Week for high schools, later known as Offord Week. He was also Organising Secretary for Nuffield Week, and became known as the father of Natal schools' cricket.


David Dallas was born in Cape Town and practiced there as a lawyer. He emigrated to Australia in 1977 and now lives in retirement on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria.
Daniel (J.) SIYA KOLISI, against all odds
225pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R260
A biography of Siya Kolisi, the first black Springbok captain. Born in 1991 in Zwide, a township outside Port Elizabeth, he was raised by his grandmother who worked as a domestic worker. Passionate about rugby, he played for the African Bombers Club until he was offered a rugby scholarship to Grey High School. He went on to play for Western Province and the Stormers and was selected as the Stormers captain in February 2017 and as the captain of the Springboks in May 2018.

Jeremy Daniel is the lead author of the 'Road to Glory' series of sports biographies for younger readers.
Daniels (Y.) LIVING COLOURED, (because Black & White were already taken)
96pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R140
A collection of ten autobiographical stories about growing up on the Cape Flats under apartheid in the 1970s.

Property auctioneer Yusuf Daniels was born in Bridgetown, Athlone. When he was 10 he moved with his family to Mitchell's Plain, where he still lives. He first published stories about his life on Facebook.
Dawjee (H.) SORRY, NOT SORRY, experiences of a brown woman in a white South Africa
204pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R220
"This set of essays will discomfort, and you will find yourself shouting back at the author when she is particularly incendiary. But you will come away edified and challenged and in touch with a generation that questions shibboleths with charm and ease." Ferial Haffajee, from her foreword

Haji Mohamed Dawjee was born into a Muslim family in the apartheid township of Laudium, Pretoria. She worked as social media editor, deputy digital editor and weekly columnist at the Mail & Guardian. She is now a freelance writer and columnist.
Daymond (M.) ed. EVERYDAY MATTERS, selected letters of Dora Taylor, Bessie Head & Lilian Ngoyi
360 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R280
The private correspondence of three women who contributed to the struggle for liberation in southern Africa. Dora Taylor was a member of the Non-European Unity Movement and a writer. Lilian Ngoyi was an ANC leader, orator, and one of the organisers of the 1956 Women's March to the Union Buildings. Bessie Head wrote novels, short stories and social history. Dora Taylor's letters were written in the 1960s, Lillian Ngoyi's in the 970s and Bessie Head's from the late 1960s to the 1980s. Although these women didn't know each other they are linked by their political sympathies, the nature of their work, and the fact that each had to endure a form of exile.

Margaret Daymond is Professor Emeritus in the English Department at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and a Fellow of the University.
de Gruchy (J.) I HAVE COME A LONG WAY,
299pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R270
Foreword by Desmond Tutu.

The autobiography of theologian John de Gruchy, in which he recounts his involvement in the struggle for liberation and justice in South Africa, his involvement with the faith community of Volmoed outside Hermanus, and his meetings with Albert Luthuli, Jaap Durand, P.W. Botha, Constand Viljoen and close friend Desmond Tutu.

John W. de Gruchy was born in Pretoria in 1939. A leader during the anti-apartheid struggle, he is former Robert Selby Taylor Professor of Christian Studies at the University of Cape Town, an Extraordinary Professor at the University of Stellenbosch, and an alumnus of Chicago Theological Seminary. In 2000 he was awarded the Karl Barth Prize by the Evangelical Church of the Union in Germany. Retired, he is now a resident member of the Volmoed Community for Reconciliation and Healing near Hermanus. His books include "Reconciliation: restoring justice", "Christianity, Art and Transformation: theological aesthetics in the struggle for justice" and, most recently, "A Theological Odyssey" and "Sawdust and Soul", written with William Everett.
de Jong (E.) RUNNING DOGS AND ROSE'S CHILDREN, an African memoir
500pp., paperback, Harare, 2019. R350
Zimbabwean Eric de Jong writes about his life raising three adopted children, his work as a policeman, a hotelier, a fast food restaurateur, a concert promoter and a filmmaker, and his involvement in opposition politics. He lives on a farm outside Harare.

413pp., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2019. R350
Leon de Kock's biography of Afrikaner novelist André Brink is informed by Brink's journal-writing. Brink kept journals for 45 years - they have been unavailable until now.

"The biographer does not cower before Brink's status as a writer. The style of writing is robust, muscular and witty, maintaining just the right balance between familiarity and distance. This biography is an example of incisive literary scholarship by an experienced researcher." Louis Viljoen, Stellenbosch University, author of Die Mond Vol Vuur: beskouings oor die werk van Breyten Breytenbach

"This story is bound to have a lasting impact on how Brink is read and understood. It is a timely and excellent reminder of Brink's importance to South African literature." Gerrit Olivier, University of the Witwatersrand, author of NP van Wyk Louw: literatuur, filosofie, politiek

Also available in Afrikaans.

Translator, poet, novelist and scholar Leon de Kock's books include Losing the Plot: crime, reality and fiction in postapartheid writing, the novel Bad Sex, and three volumes of poetry. His translation of Marlene van Niekerk's Afrikaans novel Triomf into English earned him the South African Translators Institute award for outstanding translation. He is Professor Emeritus in English Studies at the University of Stellenbosch and a research associate at the University of Johannesburg.
de Kok (K.) GOING BACK TO SAY GOODBYE, a boyhood on the mine
138pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R220
In his memoir Kenneth de Kok writes about growing up in the small mining community of Stilfontein in the Western Transvaal in the 1950s.

"A childhood caught in amber - so clear in writing, exquisite in detail and glimmering in delicate beauty, that, peering closely, it helps us fathom today." Antjie Krog

"Just in time, before it vanishes over the horizon forever, Kenneth de Kok gives us the South Africa of the 1950s as it appeared to the fresh and innocent eyes of a child." JM Coetzee

Kenneth de Kok was born in 1949 in Stilfontein. He left South Africa in 1971 to avoid further military service and after living in the UK and Holland he immigrated to Canada in 1978.
de Lange (J.) GULP, Kaapse paragrawe
256pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R250
A collection of diary entries in Afrikaans that describe gay life and sex. Please note that this book contains adult material.

"Die boek dwing bewondering af vir die ongebreidelde beskrywing van seks en die eerlike aanbod van alles." Joan Hambidge

Johann de Lange was born in 1959 in Pretoria. He received the 1983 Ingrid Jonker Prize for his first collection of poetry, "Akwarelle van die Dors". His fourth collection, "Wordende Naak", was awarded the Rapport Prize for Poetry in 1990. The collection, "Die Algebra van Nood", Was awarded the Hertzog Prize in 2011.
de Villiers (A.) AB, the autobiography
328pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2016. R350
South African cricketer Abraham Benjamin "AB" de Villiers was captain of the South African Test and One Day International teams. Also available in Afrikaans.
de Villiers (D.) & Schoeman (C.) MY LEWENSREIS, Springbok, politikus, diplomaat
264pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R300
David Jacobus de Villiers was born on 10 July 1940 in Burgersdorp, Cape Province. He was an ordained Minister in the Dutch Reformed Church, a Springbok rugby captain, South African ambassador in London, and a South African cabinet minister under P.W. Botha, F.W. de Klerk, and Nelson Mandela. Now retired, he lives in Stellenbosch.
de Vries (A.) & Jason (E.) comps. VROUE VAN ATLANTIS, twaalf verhale van inspirasie
168pp., illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2017. R230
A collection of interviews with women from Atlantis in the Western Cape, established during the 1970s under the Group Areas Act as an industrial centre and township for the Coloured population of Cape Town. Unemployment, lack of housing and crime are major challenges in the area.

Anastasia de Vries lectures at the University of the Western Cape.
Journalist Eldridge Jason is the author of "Gerook", a novel for young adults.
Desai (A.) & Vahed (G.) MONTY NAICKER, between reason and treason
534 pp., illus., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2010. R310
A biography of Dr Gagathura (Monty) Mohambru Naicker, a key political figure in the Natal Indian Congress (NIC) and the Congress Alliance. Dr Naicker was born in Durban in 1910. In 1945 he was elected president of the NIC, a post he held until 1963. In the 1950s he was president of the South African Indian Congress (SAIC). He was one of the accused in the Treason Trial of 1956-1961, although the charges against him were withdrawn in 1958. He was imprisoned several times and between 1956 and 1968 served with banning orders which effectively put an end to his political activities. He died in 1978.

"This book is more than a biography of Monty Naicker. While Monty's sterling contribution is recorded with a sure hand, this is essentially the political history of Indian South Africans in the critical period from the 1940s to the 1970s; more pointedly, it is the history of the Natal Indian Congress, an organisation founded by Mohandas K.Gandhi in 1894 and nurtured into the beginnings of non-racialism during these decades." Fatima Meer

Ashwin Desai is Associate Professor of Sociology at Rhodes University.
Goolam Vahed is Associate Professor of History, Uhniversity of KwaZulu-Natal.
Desmarais (P.) [NOT JUST] A LITtLE PRICK, hilarious & other stories of a young doctor
261pp., paperback, No Place, 2019. R280
A collection of humorous autobiographical sketches in which Dr Peter Desmarais writes about his childhood experiments, his internship at Addington Hospital in Durban and his first years of general practice. Currently he is an ENT surgeon in private practice in Umhlanga Rocks.

239pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2019. R315
Writer and journalist Erla-Mari Diedericks' account of the world of online dating - at 50. She is the author of Sin, Sushi and Survival: a memoir.
Dingake (M.) BETTER TO DIE ON ONE'S FEET, one man's journey in the struggle for freedom
387pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R320
Foreword by Ahmed Kathrada.

Michael Dingake was born in 1928 in Bobonong, Botswana. Educated in South Africa, he joined the ANC in 1952 and participated in many of the campaigns of this period, from the Defiance Campaign to the Anti-pass Campaign. In 1966, indicted for membership of banned organisations and statutory sabotage, he was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment on Robben Island. On his release in 1981 he was repatriated to Botswana, and worked at the university there. In 1992 he entered national politics, became Vice-President of the Botswana National Front in 1993, and entered the National Assembly as MP for Gaborone Central in 1994. In 1998 he led the breakaway Botswana Congress Party and lost his seat. He retired from politics in 2004. He is also the author of "My Fight Against Apartheid" (1987) and "Apartheid, questions and answers" (1989).
Dladla (P.) THE PAVEMENT BOOKWORM, a true story
136pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R195
Foreword by Busani Ngcaweni.

Philani Dladla writes about his experience of homelessness and drug abuse in Johannesburg and how selling book reviews and books and starting a book club for poor children helped him turn his life around. Recently he established the Pavement Bookworm Foundation which collects and distributes books and stationery to these children.
Dlamini (J.) ASKARI, a story of collaboration and betrayal in the anti-apartheid struggle
307 pp., b/w & coloiur illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R265
Comrade September, a member of the ANC and its military wing, MK, was abducted from Swaziland by an apartheid death squad in 1986. Back in South Africa, he was interrogated and tortured. In the process he collaborated with his captors, turning against his comrades in the ANC. Jacob Dlamini tries to understand why September made the choices he did.

"Jacob Dlamini's new book is erudite, provocative, eloquent - and mysterious. It expands the genre of South African non-fiction and our understanding of the nature of betrayal." Mark Gevisser

Jacob Dlamini is also the author of "Native Nostalgia", about growing up in the township of Katlehong. Former political editor of Business Day, he is at present a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University and a Research Associate at the Society, Work and Development Institute (SWOP), University of the Witwatersrand.
169 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2009. R225
Jacob Dlamini's account of his childhood in Katlehong, a township east of Johannesburg, in which he examines what it means for black South Africans to remember their lives under apartheid.

Jacob Dlamini is a 2009 Ruth First Fellow and a PhD student in History at Yale University.
Dlamini (T.) POLITICS IS A DIRTY GAME, the autobiography of Themba Linus Dlamini
66pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Department of Military Veterans (DMV), No Place, 2018. R330
After MK operative Themba Linus Dlamini took part in an act of sabotage in the early 1960s he went into exile in Tanzania, was sent to the Soviet Union for counter-intelligence training and re-entered South Africa as a stowaway on an ocean liner. In 1969 he was sentenced to 18 years on Robben Island. After his release in 1979 he worked for the South African Civic Organisation and mobilised support for the ANC in Natal. He was eventually integrated into the South African National Defence Force.
238pp, illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R180
Blogger, speaker and columnist Khaya Dlanga describes memorable experiences that have shaped his life. He is the author of "In My Arrogant Opinion" and "To Quote Myself, a memoir" and is currently a marketing manager at Heineken South Africa.
Dlanga (K.) TO QUOTE MYSELF, a memoir
208pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R250
Khaya Dlanga in an author, blogger, and Senior Communications Manager for Content Excellence at Coca-Cola. In this memoir he writes about his upbringing in rural Transkei, his experiences as a stand-up comedian and how he overcame homelessness to become an influential marketer. He published "In My Arrogant Opinion" in 2012.

"It's in Khaya's nature to be a storyteller; 'To Quote Myself' shows just how much he has nurtured his craft over the years. This book is like my favourite thing: crisp white linen. Yes, the bed is freshly made but the fun is getting into it and finding your own space. I found my space so many times in this book. It is a must read!" Anele Mdoda
Dousemetzis (H.) with Loughran (G.) THE MAN WHO KILLED APARTHEID, the life of Dimitri Tsafendas
483pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R290
Dimitri Tsafendas assassinated Verwoerd on 6 September 1966. He was found unfit to stand trial on the grounds that he suffered from schizophrenia, declared a State President's patient and detained, first in prison and then in a mental institution, until his death in 1999. Although the Court found he had no political motive for killing Verwoerd, Dousemetzis demonstrates that Tsafendas was a communist, the son of an anarchist and committed to an independent Mozambique, the country of his birth.

"This research confirms that there was a cover-up. It shows convincingly that Tsafendas was a political revolutionary, whose assassination of Dr Verwoerd was motivated by a hatred of Dr Verwoerd and all he stood for. He was not an insane killer but a political assassin determined to rid South Africa of the architect of apartheid." John Dugard, Professor of Law, Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria

Harris Dousemetzis is a tutor at the School of Government and International Affairs, Durham University, UK.
Drew (A.) BETWEEN EMPIRE AND REVOLUTION, a life of Sydney Bunting, 1873-1936
294 pp., illus., paperback, First SA Edition, Pretoria, (2007) 2009. R220
A biography of Sydney Bunting, founding member of the Communist Party of South Africa.

"This superbly researched and beautifully written work illuminates the diverse worlds of Bloomsbury and Oxford, of dusty South African mining towns, and of the Moscow of Lenin's day - and tells us much about the unexpected connections between these disparate realities" Jonathan Hyslop
du Pisani (K.) et al (eds.) JAN SMUTS, van boerseun tot wȇreldverhoog, 'n herwaardering
575pp., illus., map, hardback, Pretoria, 2017. R395
A collection of essays that re-evaluate the role Jan Smuts played as an intellectual, a military commander, a politician and cabinet minister, and a statesman.
du Pisani (K.) et al eds. JAN SMUTS, son of the veld, pilgrim of the world, a reappraisal
571pp., illus., hardback, First English Language Edition, Pretoria, 2019. R450
Originally published in Afrikaans in 2017 as Jan Smuts, van boerseun tot wȇreldverhoog, 'n herwaardering. Translated into English by Bridget Theron.

A collection of essays that re-evaluate the role Jan Smuts played as an intellectual, a military commander, a politician and cabinet minister, and a statesman. Includes contributions by Fransjohan Pretorius, André Wessels, Pieter du Toit, Dan Kriek, Chris de Jager, Ockert Geyser and Kobus du Pisani.
du Plessis (C.) WOMAN IN THE WINGS, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and the race for the Presidency
181pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R200
Freelance journalist Carien du Plessis investigates Dlamini Zuma's life and career, considers her feminism and political philosophy, tracks her presidential ambitions and campaigning, and explores how her relationship with her ex-husband and backer President Jacob Zuma has influenced her.
du Preez (M.) & Dronfield (J.) DR JAMES BARRY, a woman ahead of her time
479pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., London, 2016. R365
A biography of Dr James Barry (c. 1789-1799 – 25 July 1865, born Margaret Ann Bulkley), an Irish military surgeon in the British Army. Although Barry lived his adult life as a man, he was assigned female at birth. He chose to live as a man so that he might study at university and pursue a career as a surgeon. His sex was only discovered by the public and his colleagues after his death. James Barry arrived at the Cape of Good Hope in 1816. He became Medical Inspector for the Colony and Lord Charles Somerset's personal physician and close friend. He left the Cape in 1828.

This is an extraordinary and remarkable story of the transformation of Margaret Bulkley, a red-haired Irish girl from Cork, into Dr James Barry, physician, medical reformer, friend of the rich, friend of the poor, and fearless and irascible scourge of the stupidity, complacency, ineptitude and greed of Britain's Colonial establishment...Meticulously researched and written with great verve, this biography is about as good as it gets." Neil McKenna, author of "Fanny & Stella: the young men who shocked Victorian England"

Before he retired Michael du Preez, a medical specialist, was a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons. He lives in Cape Town.
Jeremy Dronfield is a biographer and novelist. He lives in Cambridgeshire.
du Toit (R.) & Claassen (R.) comps. ROOIPLAAS!, 1 Valskermbataljon
397pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R265
A history of 1 Parachute Battalion, an elite unit of the South African Airforce. This unit, formed in 1960, played a significant role in the Border War. Rooiplaas, in Bloemfontein, is where the soldiers train. Includes a 150 page history in Afrikaans, and soldiers' personal stories, in English and Afrikaans.

Renier du Toit and Ronnie Claassen were both "parabats" in 1 Parachute Battalion.
Duka (M.) MATTHEW GONIWE ON A SOUTH AFRICAN FRONTIER, a community history of an African revolutionary
249pp., illus., paperback, Grahamstown, 2018. R350
A biography of Cradock community leader Matthew Goniwe, assassinated with Fort Calata, Sparrow Mkhonto and Sicelo Mhlauli by the apartheid government on June 27 1985.

Professor Menzi Duka is the author of a biography of Canon James Arthur Calata (2011).
Duka (M.M.M.) CANON JAMES ARTHUR CALATA, a biography of one of the greatest sons of Africa
334 pp., 4to., maps, illus., hardback, Queenstown, 2011. R316
James Arthur Calata was born in 1895 near King Williamstown. A teacher and priest in the Anglican church, he joined the African National Congress in 1930 and was secretary-general from 1936 to 1949. He also served as canon of the Grahamstown Cathedral from 1959 until his death in 1983.
Eales (R.) THE COMPASSIONATE ENGLISHWOMAN, Emily Hobhouse in the Boer War
297pp., illus., maps, paperback, First SA Edition, Cape Town, 2015. R335
First published in Australia in 2014.

"'The Compassionate Englishwoman' is an arresting work of historical scholarship that combines a shocking argument concerning British atrocities in the Boer War and a mesmerising account of Emily Hobhouse's determination to end the cruelty and deaths associated with the notorious British concentration camps." Marilyn Lake, Professor in History, University of Melbourne

"A well-researched and readable account of the humanitarian work of Emily Hobhouse, offering a too little aired perspective on the atrocities of the British forces in the Anglo-Boer War. The book is likely to attract a wide readership among those interested in military history, imperialism, colonial affairs, women's lives, South African history, and humanitarian concerns." Dorothy Driver, Professor in English, Adelaide University and former Professor of English, University of Cape Town
Eastwood (H.) LIKE SODIUM IN WATER, a memoir of home and heartache
282pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R260
Hayden Eastwood's memoir about growing up in post-independence Zimbabwe.

"Funny, smart and ultimately tragic, Eastwood's coming-of-age story stands shoulder-to-shoulder with 'Catcher in the Rye', 'Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight' and other classics of the genre." Rian Malan, author of "My Traitor's Heart"

"A magnificent book - funny, touching and tragic - from a young writer wise beyond his years." Douglas Rogers, author of "The Last Resort"

Hayden Eastwood lives in Harare and works as a freelance software developer and tech entrepreneur.
Ebrahim (H.) FROM MARABASTAD TO MOGADISHU, the journey of an ANC soldier
265pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R250
Hassen Ebrahim writes about his life's work as a member of the ANC. He grew up in Marabastad and was politicised in 1976 while studying at Westville University in Durban. After being forced into exile he obtained a law degree, practised law, and established an ANC underground structure, the Kabwe Machinery, in Botswana. Upon his return in 1991 he helped negotiate the interim and final constitutions of South Africa. He then spent 11 years in the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development before working on various international assignments, mainly for the United Nations.

"This book is an important contribution to the history of our liberation struggle and takes us on the author's remarkable journey from the bushes of Angola, to the World Trade Centre and finally the adoption of our Constitution, one of our new democracy's greatest achievements." Marion Sparg, former Deputy Executive Director, Constitutional Assembly

"A hero without heroics - what a life, what a story." Albie Sachs, former Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa
Ebrahim (M.) SHAYKH ISMAIL HANIF EDWARDS, his life and works
272 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (2004) 2011. R125
Reprint of the biography of Shaykh Ismail Hanif Edwards(1906-1958) that examines his literary contribution and the influence he had on the Muslims of Cape Town. He served as an imām at the Nūr al-Islām Masjid in Buitengracht Street and at the Muhammaddiyya Mosque, and published around thirty works on Islāmic jurisprudence, Arabic grammar, Qur’ānic recital and other topics.
Edozien (C.) LIVES OF GREAT MEN, living and loving as a gay African man, a memoir
255pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2018. R260
First published in the UK in 2017.

Nigerian journalist Chike Frankie Edozien writes about same-gender loving Africans from across Africa and the diaspora
Ellmann (S.) ARTHUR CHASKALSON, a life dedicated to justice for all
842pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2019. R550
A biography of Arthur Chaskalson (1931-2012), advocate at the Johannesburg bar, member of Nelson Mandela's defence team in the 1963 Rivonia Trial, founder and director of the Legal Resources Centre, key advisor on the adoption of the Interim Constitution of South Africa in 1993. He was President and then Chief Justice of South Africa's Constitutional Court.

"Long before assuming the office of Chief Justice of South Africa, Arthur Chaskalson worked hard to lay the foundation for a South Africa that would truly belong to all who live in it, united in our diversity." President Thabo Mbeki

"Chaskalson's contribution and passion for the development of the country's jurisprudence and its legal institutions cannot be overemphasised and will forever be cherished." Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng

"Arthur Chaskalson was a formidable man. He could be severe. To those he opposed, he could be intimidating. But he also had a tender side. That was mostly reserved for his beloved wife, his sons and their families. But those who worked closest with him also saw it. I did." Justice Edwin Cameron, former judge on South Africa's Constitutional Court

Lawyer and author Stephen Ellmann (1951-2019) held the Lester Martin Chair as Professor of Law at New York Law School where he taught for over 25 years. He also held academic appointments with the Jones Law Institute, Harvard Law School, Columbia Law School, and Hebrew University Faculty of Law. In 1994 he co-founded the South African Reading Group, an interdisciplinary group of scholars studying South Africa. He taught in and frequently visited South Africa, and wrote on South African legal issues.
Erasmus (L.) SOCCER FARM,
279pp., paperback, Reprint, Pretoria, (2014) 2016. R250
A memoir by Lourens Erasmus, the son of an Afrikaner farmer who grew up in the Northern Transvaal in the 1980s speaking fluent Setswana, dancing pantsula, and playing soccer with his black friends. He and his lifelong friend, Bareng Moloantoa, the son of a farm worker, started their own soccer team, in which he was the only white player.
Essa (E.) EB KOYBIE, a memoir of shenanigans between Durban and Bombay
200pp., illus., paperback, No Place, 2019. R155
Ebrahim Essa writes about growing up in the 1950s in Mayville, Durban, and being sent to school in India. Mayville was a township designated for people classified Indian by the apartheid state. Essa worked as a high school science teacher for 30 years before retiring in 2016.

Etherington (N.) Big Game Hunter, a biography of Frederick Courteney Selous
271pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, hardback, Marlborough, 2016. R640
Frederick Courtney Selous (1851-1917) was a British explorer, hunter and naturalist who, between 1872 and 1890, hunted and explored over the little-known regions north of the Transvaal and south of the Congo Basin, collecting specimens for museums and private collections. In 1890 he entered the service of the British South Africa Company and acted as guide to the pioneer expedition to Mashonaland. He joined the British Army, took part in the First and Second Matabele Wars, and during the First World War saw active service in the East Africa Campaign. He died in 1917 when he was shot by a German sniper.

Norman Etherington is Professor of History at the University of Western Australia aand a Fellow of both the Royal Historical Society and the Roysl Geographical Society.
187pp., illus., hardback, d.w., First English Language Edition, Cape Town, 2015. R235
First published in Afrikaans in 1999.

A memoir by Gwen Fagan, in which she tells the story of her childhood with her mother, Nauti Gannon (née Blom).

Medical doctor and landscape planner Gwen Fagan is also the author of "Church Street in the Land of Waveren" and "Roses of the Cape of Good Hope".
222 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R220
Foreword by Shula Marks, Emeritus Professor, School of African and Oriental Studies, University of London

A memoir by Pat Fahrenfort, who left school at fifteen to work in a factory. She managed to put herself through university, involved herself in the struggle for democracy, and moved from working as a faculty officer at the University of the Western Cape to the Constitutional Assembly. Later she was appointed to a deputy directorship in the Ministry of Labour.

"South Africa's negotiated transition to democracy is heralded as a miracle the world over. Fahrenfort's life story captures the daily struggles by ordinary working class people who had to negotiate their way through an unforgiving system." Cyril Ramaphosa

"Our 'Big Transition', up to now told only by the male power mongers, is vividly presented here by a 'lowly secretary'. Perhaps this is the closest we'll come to a Marxist fairytale!" Antjie Krog
Fairbairn (J.) FLASHES IN HER SOUL, the life of Jabu Ndlovu, with a new introduction by Debby Bonnin
152pp., illus., maps, paperback, Second Edition, Johannesburg, (1991) 2018. R100
Includes a new foreword by Karin Pampallis and Edward Webster.

Jabu Ndlovu was a shop steward of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa and a community leader in Imbali, a township near Pietermaritzburg designated for black people under the Group Areas Act. Jabu, her husband and her oldest daughter were killed in an attack on their home in May 1989.

"This book reminds us that before 1990 conditions on the ground meant that a determined union supporter such as Ndlovu could pay with her life for being a militant organiser. The new South Africa was not won cheaply." William Freund, Professor Emeritus of Economic History, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Fakude (N.) BOARDROOM DANCING, transformation stories from a corporate activist
230pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R290
Nolitha Fakude was born in Cenyu, a small village in the Eastern Cape, and grew up as a shopkeeper's daughter. She studied at the University of Fort Hare and entered the workplace as a graduate trainee at Woolworths. She has worked in senior positions at major blue-chip companies, was Managing Director and then President of the Black Management Forum, and serves on numerous boards including the JSE Limited and Anglo American plc. An advocate for diversity and inclusion, she has spearheaded programmes that ensure that development of women and marginalised communities, and has a reputation as a corporate activist.

"Nolitha is an epitome of excellence, humility, kindness, caring, dedication, commitment, integrity and a value-based leader par excellence. Her unwavering dedication to economic transformation, driven by her own lived experience, has earned her the status of a trusted adviser to many CEOs and chairperson over the years. This is a must read for all who dream of making a difference and those who are trying to find their purpose. It is a call to action, an invite to the reader to engage in building a South Africa of their dreams." Futhi Mtoba, Chairperson of Deloitte Southern Africa

"Nolitha Fakude's story is a masterclass in how success might be achieved." Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, from her foreword
Fedler (D.) OUT OF LINE, a memoir
283pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R250
An autobiography by political cartoonist Dov Fedler.

Dov Fedler was born in Johannesburg in 1940. He joined The Star newspaper as their cartoonist in the early 1970s and has been with that paper ever since.
His cartoons are also published in The Pretoria News, The Mercury, The Cape Times, and Kimberly's Diamond Fields Advertiser.
Ferguson (M.) & Taylor (P.) OSCAR, an accident waiting to happen
176 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R195
Patricia Taylor's account of her teenage daughter Samantha's romance with Oscar Pistorius around the time of the 2012 Olympic Games, as told to journalist Melinda Ferguson.
Field (R.) ALEX LA GUMA, a literary & political biography
258 pp., illus., paperback, First S.A.Edition, Johannesburg, 2010. R250
In his book on novelist and political activist Alex la Guma (1925-85) Roger Field combines biography with literary and political analyses to offer fresh insights into la Guma's major texts.

This book was first published in the U.K. in 2010.
Fisher (J.) WORDS ON PAPER, reflections on an incurable collector
370pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., maps, hardback, d.w., No Place, 2017. R485
Jeff Fisher is a South African collector of handwritten letters, antiquarian books, manuscripts, share certificates, photographs, and maps. In this book he discusses his collection, which includes letters by Olive Schreiner and Cecil John Rhodes.
Forsyth (O.) AGENT 407, a South African spy breaks her silence
331pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R260
Olivia Forsyth was recruited as a Security Branch officer in 1981 and sent to Rhodes University to infiltrate pro-ANC structures. Deeply involved in student politics, she led various campaigns opposing the apartheid regime. In 1985 she approached the ANC in Zimbabwe and offered to be a double agent, but was interred in Quatro prison camp in Angola. Chris Hani and Ronnie Kasrils intervened and had her transferred to a safe house in Luanda, hoping to exchange her for ANC prisoners on Death Row in South Africa. Forsyth managed to escape the ANC and sought refuge at the British embassy. When she returned to South Africa she claimed that her defection to the ANC had been a successful ploy by the Security Branch to infiltrate the ANC, but has since maintained that this claim had been a misinformation campaign. Forsyth currently lives in Italy.

"Described by her publishers as “South Africa’s most notorious apartheid spy”, Forsyth manages to recall the music she danced to and what she served at parties, but not details of police raids by her Security Branch colleagues on the leftist publications with which she worked. She can offer a comprehensive list of what she read in an ANC prison but can’t describe exactly how she betrayed her student comrades. The highlights of her spy career appear to have been stealing a set of car keys so duplicates could be made and mistakenly moving a bright red flowerpot from one window to another. For those who are still puzzled by Forsyth many years later, this is most unsatisfactory." Phillip de Wet, Mail & Guardian
Fowlds (G.) & Spence (G.) SAVING THE LAST RHINOS,
336pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R295
An autobiography by conservationist Grant Fowlds, written with Graham Spence, co-author of The Elephant Whisperer.

Fowlds grew up on a farm outside Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape. Originally a farmer, he later chose to re-wild the family farm and with others pioneered the wildlife project called Amakhala Game Reserve. An ambassador for Project Rhino, he also works to raise awareness amongst schoolchildren, policymakers and within communities.
Frankel (G.) RIVONIA'S CHILDREN, three families and the cost of conscience in white South Africa
388 pp., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (1999) 2012. R175
The story of a group of mostly Jewish, mostly communist activists, including Hilda and Rusty Bernstein, Ruth First and Joe Slovo, James Kantor and Harold and AnneMarie Wolpe, who either went into exile or were imprisoned for their anti-apartheid activities.

"Frankel has written a scrupulously researched, riveting examination of people who fought to make their country a better place." New York Times
130pp., illus., paperback, No Place, 2019. R180
Autobiography of Jelta Fredericks, raised in Shiloh, a village in the Eastern Cape, by an old black woman with special needs. Growing up in extreme poverty under apartheid, Jelta had no idea who her parents were, whether or not she was an orphan, and whether she should identify as black, coloured or white.

Fredericks (J.) SKOLLIE, one man's struggle to survive by telling stories
251pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R250
John Fredericks grew up in a township on the Cape Flats, formed a gang with his friends, and at the age of seventeen was sentenced to two years in Pollsmoor prison for robbery. There he learnt to survive by telling stories. Later, he learnt scriptwriting and has written a number of film scripts, including the award-winning "Noem My Skollie".
Friedman (J.) QUEEN OF THE FREE STATE, a memoir
327pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R280
Jennifer Friedman writes about growing up Jewish in a small town in the Orange Free State, South Africa, in the 1950s and 1960s.
She now lives in Australia.

"charming, surprising, funny...a classic memoir" Mike Nicol, author of the Revenge Trilogy
Friedman (J.) THE MESSIAH'S DREAM MACHINE, a sequel
344pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R275
The sequel to Jennifer Friedman's memoir Queen of the Free State, about growing up Jewish in a small town in the Orange Free State, South Africa, in the 1950s and 1960s. The Messiah's Dream Machine picks up where Queen of the Free State leaves off, and tells of her time at boarding school in Cape Town, marriage and motherhood, years in Johannesburg and Israel, and emigrating to Australia, where she now lives.

"Bewitching. Nostalgia with teeth." Mike Nicol, author of Sleeper and Agents of the State
238 pp., map, illus., paperback, Reprint, London, (2011) 2012. R105
A memoir by Alexandra Fuller, author of "Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight", in which she explores her family's roots in Scotland and England and writes about the turbulent lives her parents have led, primarily in Kenya, Rhodesia/Zimbabwe and Zambia.
Fuller (A.) DON'T LET'S GO TO THE DOGS TONIGHT, an African childhood, with an introduction by Anne Enright
309pp., paperback, Reprint, London, (2002) 2015. R210
The first part of Alexandra Fuller's family memoir. She was born in England in 1969 and moved to Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) with her family when she was two. In 1980 her family moved to Malawi and then Zambia. She emigrated to the USA in 1994. Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight won the Winifred Holbty Memorial Prize in 2002. Her second book, Scribbling the Cat: travels with an African soldier, won the 2006 Lettre Ulysses Award for the Art of Reportage.

"Perceptive, generous, political, tragic, funny, stamped through with a passionate love for Africa...[Fuller] has a faultless hotline to her six-year-old self and a concise, almost throwaway poetic turn of phrase." Independent

"Her prose is fierce, unsentimental, sometimes puzzled, and disconcertingly is Fuller's clear vision, even of the most unpalatable facts, that gives her book its strength. It deserved to find a place alongside Olive Schreiner, Karen Blixen and Doris Lessing." Sunday Telegraph
258pp., paperback, London, 2015. R285
In this memoir, sequel to "Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight", Alexander Fuller writes about her twenty year marriage to Charlie Ross.

Alexander Fuller was born in England in 1969. In 1972 she moved with her family to a farm in Zambia. In 1994 she moved to Wyoming. She has three children.
Fuller (A.) SCRIBBLING THE CAT, travels with an African soldier
256 pp., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2004) 2008. R115
Alexander Fuller's memoir about her friendship with a white veteran of the Rhodesian War, and her journey with him around Zimbabwe as he revisits his memories of the war.

"'Scribbling the Cat' is so honest, so tender and so grandly cinematic that reading it becomes a devastating, compelling and unforgettable journey." Jenny Crwys-Williams

Alexander Fuller was born in England in 1969 and in 1972 she moved with her family to a farm in Zimbabwe (then Rhodesia). In 1981 the Fullers moved to Malawi, and later relocated to Zambia. Alexandra now lives in the USA. She is also the author of "Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: an African childhood" and "Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness".
225pp., paperback, London, 2019. R300
The fourth part of Alexandra Fuller's family memoir, in which she writes about her father's death.

"A gorgeously written tribute to a life well lived and the resilience of the human spirit in the face of unimaginable loss and grief." Booklist

Ceaselessly surprises, delights and devastates." Richard E. Grant

Alexandra Fuller was born in England in 1969 and moved to Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) with her family when she was two. In 1980 her family moved to Malawi and then to Zambia. She emigrated to the USA in 1994. Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight, won the Winifred Holbty Memorial Prize in 2002. Her second book, Scribbling the Cat: travels with an African soldier, won the 2006 Lettre Ulysses Award for the Art of Reportage. Her other books include Leaving Before the Rains Come, Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness and Quiet Until the Thaw.
Funde (S.) MAN ON A MISSION, 30 years of exile for the freedom of his nation, with forewords by Thabo Mbeki and Gareth Evans
190pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Second Edition, Johannesburg, 2019. R250
Originally published in 2018 by the Department of Military Veterans.

An autobiography by Sonwabo Eddie Funde (1943-2018).Funde grew up in Soweto and as a teenager became involved in the struggle against apartheid. A member of the African National Congress (ANC) from the age of 20, he went into exile in Lusaka, Zambia, in 1965 and in 1975 completed an MA in electrical engineering in Leningrad. He worked for the ANC in Sweden and Dar-Es-Salaam and then moved to Zambia as International Head of the ANC youth section. In 1983 he joined the diplomatic service of the ANC and served as their representative for Australasia and the Pacific. He returned to Johannesburg in 1992 and was appointed as Chair of the South African Broadcast Commission. In 2008 he was appointed ambassador to Germany, until an accident there left him as a quadriplegic.
Gangat (R.) BENDING THE RULES, from de Klerk to Mandela: stories of a pioneering diplomat
189pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R260
A collection of anecdotes by Rafique Gangat, who worked for the Department of Foreign Affairs under the National Party and then under the ANC. Before entering the diplomatic service he worked in the music business in Johannesburg and as an announcer and producer for an Indian Radio Station in Durban. Gangat now lives in Israel.

"Rafique's narrative takes you on a heart-warming yet poignant journey through South Africa's new-era diplomacy and beyond." Tim Cohen, editor of Business Day
Garisch (D.) DANCE WITH SUITCASE, a memoir resting on movement
129 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R180
A memoir by medical doctor, author, poet, and amateur dancer Dawn Garisch.

Dawn Garish is also the author of the novels, "Once, Two Islands" (2007) and "Trespass" (2009), a collection of poems, "Difficult Gifts (2011), and "Eloquent Body" (2012), a book about the relationship between our bodies and our creative selves. In 2011 she won the Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award for her poem, "Miracle".
Gencoğlu (H.) EFFENDI OF ERZURUM AT THE CAPE, Erzurum'un Effendisi űmit Burunu'nda
95pp., illus., paperback, No Place, No Date. R220
In 1862 Sayid Abu Baker Effendi (1814-1880) from Erzurum, Turkey, was sent to the Cape of Good Hope by Sultan Abdulaziz to resolve religious conflicts among Muslim groups. He lived in Woodstock, Cape Town until his death.

Text in English & Turkish. Self-published.
354 pp., illus., paperback, First S.A.Edtion, Johannesburg, 2014. R260
Also published in the UK and USA in 2014.

A memoir by South African journalist and author Mark Gevisser.

"...a memoir about journeys, which begins with those his Jewish forebears made from both Ireland and Lithuania, narrowly escaping the pogroms, swiftly becomes one about boundaries. Gevisser is fascinated by the frontiers — physical, legal and psychological — separating townships from affluent suburbs, black men from white women and men from one another...Gevisser is both a journalist and a campaigning gay activist, so much of his memoir focuses on the subterfuges that closet gays and lesbians were forced to adopt in order to meet and mate in a system that was as prudish as it was racist...A humane and enlightened observer, Gevisser has pulled off what every memoirist hopes but often fails to achieve, capturing both an extraordinary chapter of history and the essence of a turbulent, shifting society via the examination of his own life." Michela Wong in the Spectator

Mark Gevisser's previous book, "Thabo Mbeki: the dream deferred", won the Sunday Times 2008 Alan Paton Prize and the NB Books 2008 Recht Malan Prize.
Gevisser (M.) THABO MBEKI, the dream deferred, the updated international edition
376 pp., illus., paperback, Revised Edition, Johannesburg, 2009. OUT OF PRINT
An updated shortened edition of Mark Gevisser's biography of Thabo Mbeki, first published in 2007, which won the Sunday Times Alan Paton Award in 2008.
Gilder (B.) SONGS AND SECRETS, South Africa from liberation to governance
511 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R240
A memoir by Barry Gilder, a former high-ranking member of the ANC's intelligence wing.

Barry Gilder was born in 1950. He went into exile in 1976, and composed and sang songs at anti-apartheid events overseas. He also served in the ANC's intelligence structures until his return to South Africa in 1991. He served as General Manager and later Deputy Director-General Operations of the National Intelligence Agency from 2000 to 2003, when he was appointed Director-General of Home Affairs. In 2005 he was appointed Coordinator for Intelligence, where he served until his retirement at the end of 2008. He is currently Director Operations at the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection, a policy think tank.
Giliomee (H.) HERMANN GILIOMEE, historian, an autobiography
344pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R410
South African historian Hermann Giliomee was born in the Eastern Cape in 1938. He was Professor in Political Studies at the University of Cape Town from 1983 to 1998. From 1995 to 1997 he was President of the South African Institute of Race Relations. He is currently an extraordinary professor and research associate in the Department of History at the University of Stellenbosch. His publications include "The Afrikaners: biography of a people" (2003). He is co-author, with the historian Bernard Mbenga, of "Nuwe Geskiedenis van Suid-Afrika"/ "New History of South Africa" (2007).

Also available in Afrikaans.
Gish (S.) AMY BIEHL'S LAST HOME, a bright life, a tragic death, and a journey of reconciliation in South Africa
371pp., illus., maps, hardback, d.w., Athens, 2018. R485
In 1993, 26 year-old white American Fulbright scholar Amy Biehl was killed in a racially motivated attack in Guguletu, a black township outside Cape Town. Her parents established a humanitarian foundation to serve the township where she was killed, supported amnesty for her killers and hired two of the young men to work for the foundation.

"I knew both the author and the subject of this book from a Stanford class in African politics. As a black South African, I had considerable anti-white grievance, but Steve and Amy in their life choices laid bare the dangers of my single story, even more so when Amy died so tragically in my hometown. As race relations seem to be unraveling on both sides of the Atlantic, this impressive work of scholarship about the entangled histories of South Africa and the United States comes at an opportune time." Jonathan Jansen, Distinguished Professor, University of Stellenbosch

"Steven Gish has written a remarkable account of Amy Biehl's life, death, and what happened subsequently as her killers were brought to trial and her parents established a foundation in her name devoted to reconciliation and forgiveness. Deftly probing the controversies that erupted in South Africa after her death and the work of the foundation, Gish sensitively plumbs the pathos that is at the heart of the story. There were passages where I was brought to tears." Robert Edgar, co-author of "African Apocalypse: the story of Nontetha Nkwenkwe, a twentieth-century South African prophet

Steven Gish is Professor of History at Auburn University at Montgomery, USA. His previous books include "Alfred B. Xuma: African, American, South African" and "Desmond Tutu: a biography".
Gish (S.D.) ALFRED B.XUMA, African, American, South African
254 pp., maps, illus., paperback, First S.A.Edition, Cape Town, 2012. R310
This book was first published in the UK and USA in 2000.

A political biography of Alfred Bitini Xuma (1893-1962, president of the African National Congress from 1940 to 1949.

"Before the advent of the giants of recent decades, Alfred B.Xuma was one of the most important leaders of the African National Congress, yet he has never been the subject of a detailed study. Now in a meticulous biography, Steven Gish places him in the context of his times, and reveals his true stature for the first time. His book makes an important contribution to our knowledge both of African nationalism in South Africa and of links between the worlds of black South Africans and African Americans." Christopher Saunders, University of Cape Town

"Dr A.B.Xuma was the most important black South African leader of the generation before Mandela, Tambo, and Sisulu. He also spent many years in the United States and has strong African-American connections. Virtually forgotten on both sides of the Atlantic in recent years, he deserves to be honored and remembered. Steven Gish has done both in this superb biography, which is at once a major contribution to South African and African-American history." George F.Frederickson, Stanford University

Steven Gish is Professor of History at Auburn University at Montgomery, USA. He is also the author of "Desmond Tutu: a biography".
Glenn (I.) THE FIRST SAFARI, searching for François Levaillant
230pp., colour illus., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2018. R280
Ian Glenn writes about his many years of research into the life and times of French author, explorer, naturalist, zoological collector and ornithologist François Levaillant (1753-1824).

Ian Glenn has edited and co-translated an English translation of Levaillant's "Travels into the Interior of Africa" for the Van Riebeeck Society and co-authored the Brenthurst Press edition of "François Levaillant and the Birds of Africa". He is Emeritus Professor of Media Studies at UCT and a research associate at the University of the Free State.
368pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R330
Autobiography by operatic singer and director Angelo Gobbato. Born in Milan in 1943 he emigrated to South Africa with his family in 1948. He taught at UCT Opera School, was Artistic Director of CAPAB Opera and helped create Cape Town Opera.
Gobodo-Madikizela (P.) et al (eds.) THESE ARE THE THINGS THAT SIT WITH US/ IZINTO EZISISINGQALA KUTHI/ HIERDIE IS DIE GOED WAT AAN ONs KLEEF, voices from Bonteheuwel, Langa and Worcester/ amabali okwenyani asuka kubantu abahlala eBonteheuwel, kwaLanga naseWorcester/ stemme uit Bonteheuwel, Langa en Worcester
142pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R280
A collection of everyday experiences of ordinary South Africans under apartheid. Each story is published in English, Afrikaans and Xhosa.

Contributions include:
a foreword, "Apartheid Violence and its Persistent Aftermath",by Bettina Wyngaard
an introduction, "Life Stories as public Narrative - broadening the archive of apartheid memory", by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, Friederike Bubenzer and Marietjie Oelofsen
an epilogue, "A Critical Decolonial Reflection on Historical Narratives from South Africa", by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela.

Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela is Professor and Research Chair for Historical Trauma and Transformation, Stellenbosch University.
Friederike Bubenzer is a senior project leader at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation.
Marietjie Oelofsen is a post-doctoral fellow, Studies in Historical Trauma and Transformation, Stellenbosch University.
342 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2006. R149
An account of Peter Godwin's family, and their lives in Zimbabwe.

Peter Godwin is the author of the award-winning "Mukiwa", an account of his childhood and early adulthood in Zimbabwe.
Going (T.) BRUTAL LEGACY, a memoir
210pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R225
Former TV and radio news anchor Tracy Going writes about the two-and-a-half-year legal ordeal she endured when, in 1997, she laid a charge of assault against former film industry cameraman Richard Latham, her partner at the time.

"Searing, heart-breaking, triumphant: 'Brutal Legacy' is for anyone who's been punched in the face by someone they loved and then stood up again. It's for every mother, sister, brother and for the children who have watched. In her beautiful book, Tracy Going reminds us that strength is hard won and courage lies with us all in glorious abundance once we find it. Every South African should read it." Sisonke Msimang, author of "Always Another Country"

"Utterly gripping and superbly written, Going's story is one of survival and ultimately triumph over a past which threatens to destroy her from the start." Sara-Jayne King, author of "Killing Caroline"
Goldberg (D.) THE MISSION, a life of freedom in South Africa
427 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, DVD, Johannesburg, 2010. R275
An autobiography by political activist Denis Goldberg, sentenced with Mandela and others to life imprisonment at the Rivonia Treason Trial. On his negotiated release in 1985 he went into exile in London. He returned to South Africa in 2002 to become a Member of Parliament. He died in 2020.

Foreword by Pallo Jordan.

Includes a DVD with footage of Denis' life and work.
204 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R220
With co-authors Donna Ruth Brenneis and Shahena Wingate-Pearse.

Foreword by John Battersby.

Naz Gool Ebrahim, the niece of Cissie Gool, was a leading voice of resistance to the destruction of District Six under the Group Areas Act. She led the District Six residents' association in the late 1970s. She also travelled to the United States and Canada on speaking tours. On one of these trips she met Donna Ruth Brenneis, an American writer, who conducted many hours of interviews with Naz over several years. Naz died in 2005.

This informal history is created around Naz's memoirs, Donna Brenneis's recorded interviews, and a diary Naz's daughter, Shahena, kept during her three decades of exile in the USA. Shehena's daughter, Nasiema, played a key role in preparing this new manuscript.
Gordin (J.) ZUMA, a biography
390 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Second Revised Edition, Johannesburg, (2008) 2010. R145
A revised and updated edition of Jeremy Gordin's sympathetic biography of Jacob Zuma that covers his early life as a herd boy, his adult life as a member of the ANC, his incarceration on Robben Island, his time in exile and the transitional years of the early 1990s. In this new edition Gordon includes Zuma's 2010 visit to Buckingham Palace during which he was maligned by the British press, evaluates his presidency to date, and includes information on his wives and children and the 1985 "Pedro" document.

Award-winning journalist Jeremy Gordin is associate editor of The Sunday Independent.
Gordon (L.) DIVIDED LIVES, dreams of a mother and daughter
328 pp., illus., paperback, London, 2014. R310
A memoir by Lyndall Gordon, in which she explores her relationship with her mother.

"In this fascinating mix between memoir and biography we see the struggle of a daughter, to keep an attachment with her mother that is both close and yet boundaried, separate and connected, an attachment in which each can live their dreams. Lyndall gives that to her daughters. The cloying nature of the bond she has experienced and her struggle to articulate a life outside the home means that she works hard to offer her girls the chance to cleave towards and away from her. This is the struggle of daughters and mothers today." Susie Orbach, The Guardian

Writer and academic Lyndall Gordon was born in 1941 in Cape Town. After living in Israel and New York, she settled to England. For many years she was a tutor and lecturer in English at Oxford where she is now Senior Research Fellow at St Hilda’s College. She has written another memoir, "Shared Lives", and is known for her literary biographies of T.S. Eliot, Henry James, Virginia Woolf and Charlotte Brontë.
Gordon (L.) OUTSIDERS, five women who changed the world
338pp., illus., paperback, Reprint, London, (2017) 2018. R230
A collection of short biographies of five women writers, including Olive Schreiner.

"It was a relief, really exhilarating, to read 'Outsiders'. Gordon's composite biography brings to light the overlaps between the lives of five visionary women who went willingly to the margins." Finuala Dowling, Aerodrome: words that matter

"In subtle and elegant interpretations, Gordon allows us to see their novels 'afresh'. The pattern she traces in their writing is equally striking: each woman refused, as Gordon puts it, "to make terms with our violent world", and this is what makes their voices so modern..She is a biographer of the imagination as opposed to a recorder of historical facts." Frances Wilson, Mail on Sunday

"Gordon is a natural storyteller, and the lives stir us and fascinate us no matter how well we already know them...full of novelistic insight, pushing into the biographical material to substantiate her hunches, tracing patterns and repetitions in these writers' emotional lives and their work." Tessa Hadley, Guardian

"The work and lives of Emily Brontë, George Eliot, Mary Shelley, Olive Schreiner and Virginia Woolf are well known. Gordon's thesis sets out just how original and brave they were - and at what cost. We owe them much." Joan Bakewell, New Statesman

Lyndal Gordon is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and lives in Oxford where she is a fellow of St Hilda's College. She is also the author of six literary biographies and two memoirs, "Shared Lives: growing up in 50s Cape Town" and "Divided Lives: dreams of a mother and daughter".
Govinda (M.) et al IN MY SHOES, 40 original stories from refugees, asylum seekers and migrant workers
102pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R240
All the contributors to this collection are English language students at the Scalabrini Centre in Cape Town.

Melanie Govinda teaches English and Ethics at the Scalabrini Centre.
Kate Body is the Scalabrini English School Manager.
Grant-Marshall (S.) YOUR PEOPLE WILL BE MY PEOPLE, the Ruth Khama story
364pp., illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2018. R295
Ruth Williams Khama (1923-2002) was the wife of Botswana's first president Sir Seretse Khama, the Paramount Chief of the Bamangwato tribe. Born in London, she met Seretse Khama while he was studying law in England. The British government tried unsuccessfully to stop them marrying. After the couple returned to Bechuanaland, then a British protectorate, Seretse was called to London for discussions with British officials, prevented from returning home and told he had to remain in exile. Ruth joined him and they lived as exiles from 1951 until 1956, when were permitted to return. Seretse founded the Bechuanaland Democratic Party and won the 1965 general election. As Prime Minister of Bechuanaland he pushed for independence, which was granted in 1966, when he became the first President of independent Botswana. Lady Khama was first lady during his four consecutive terms, from 1966 to 1980.

"Celebrating a romance that set the British Government on a collision course against the Bamangwato tribe of Bechuanaland - told with compassion, but with a total lack of sentimentality and melodrama." Fred Khumalo, aiuthor of "#ZuptasMustFall and other rants" and "Dancing the Death Drill"

"A beautifully crafted story, at once a homage to the beauty of Botswana and its former first lady." Jenny Crwys-Williams, journalist and radio talk-show host

Journalist Sue Grant-Marshall is the author of "Mind the Gap" and "Mind Over Money". She lives in Johannesburg and writes for Business Day and City Press.
Grundling (E.) WALK IT OFF,
306pp., illus., map, paperback, First English Language Edition, Cape Town, 2019. R280
First published in Afrikaans in 2017 as Elders. Translated by Edwin Hees.

South African journalist and TV presenter Erns Grundlings' account of walking the Camino in 2015 in 40 days, without cell phone, camera or watch.
Grundling (E.) comp. KOSHUIS,
295pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R260
A collection of short essays about student life in university residences. Includes contributions from Toast Coetzer, Harry Kalmer, Dana Snyman, Schalk Bezuidenhout, Japie Gouws, Yvonne Beyers, Kerneels Breytenbach, Bun Booyens, and many others.
673 pp., illus., hardback, d.w., London, 2013. R390
A biography of Mohandas Gandhi which focuses on his formative years in England and South Africa, before his return to India in 1915. Guha argues that it was Gandhi's experiences in Natal and the Transvaal, where he mobilized a popular movement pledged to cultural pluralism and non-violence, that fundamentally shaped his ideas and techniques.

Historian Ramachandra Guha lives in Bangalore. He has held visiting professorships at Stanford, Yale and The London School of Economics.
476 pp., paperback, Revised Edition, Cape Town, (2005) 2007. R200
A revised and updated edition of journalist and academic William Mervyn Gumede's unauthorised biography of Thabo Mbeki. Gumede analyses Mbeki's rise within the ANC, his political career, personality and politics, and examines issues such as the President's controversial position on AIDS and Zimbabwe, the impact of Jacob Zuma, the ANC-SACP-COSATU alliance, and the succession battle within the party.

Writer and journalist William Gumede was Senior Associate and Oppenheimer Fellow at St Antony's College, Oxford University. Formerly a deputy editor of the Sowetan newspaper, he is on the faculty of the Graduate School of Public and Development Management, University of the Witwatersrand.
260pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, No Place, 2019. R280
Jeanine Hack tells the story of her maternal great-grandparents Emil and Martha Galliner, who left Nazi Germany in 1938 and travelled to Shanghai, the USA and South West Africa (now Namibia), before settling in Johannesburg in 1956.

Hackney (S.) TSK-TSK, the story of a child at large
215pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R240
Suzan Hackney was adopted in the late 1960s, fought with her adoptive mother, and spent most of her teenage years in a place of safety as a ward of the state.

"A beautiful memoir, written with a creative flair many fiction writers would envy - a gripping account of a childhood gone horribly wrong." Marita van der Vyver, author of "Forget-Me-Not Blues" and "The Hidden Life of Hanna Hoekom".

"Suzan Hackney grabs you by the throat and drags you into a world of runaways, reformatories and violence so casually described that you almost forget to be shocked. Meeting her might just change you forever." Miranda Sherry, author of "Bone Meal for Roses" and "Black Dog Summer"

Suzan Hackney lives in the southern Drakensberg, where she manages a resort.
Hain (P.) AD & WAL, values, duty, sacrifice in apartheid South Africa
355 pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., London, 2014. R465
Peter Hain, leader of the Anti-apartheid Movement in Britain in the 1970s and 1980s, writes about his parents, Adelaine and Walter, and the role they played in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa, before being forced into exile in 1966.
Hani (L.) & Ferguson (M.) BEING CHRIS HANI'S DAUGHTER,
253pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R250
Lindiwe Hani was 12 years old in 1993 when her father, South African Communist Party leader Chris Hani, was assassinated in his driveway. In this memoir, written with Melinda Ferguson, she discusses how his death affected the family, her years of cocaine and alcohol addiction, and meeting Janusz Walus and Clive Derby-Lewis, her father's killers.
Harsch (E.) THOMAS SANKARA, an African revolutionary, a Jacana pocket biography
163pp., illus., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2014. R130
First published in the USA in 2014.

A short biography of Thomas Sankara, President of Burkina Faso from 1983 to 1987. He was assassinated during a military coup that toppled his government.

Ernest Harsch is a research scholar at the Institute of African Studies at Columbia University.
Hartley (R.) RAMAPHOSA, the path to power
238pp., illus., paperback, Revised edition, Johannesburg, (2017) 2018. R250
First published in 2017 as "Ramaphosa, the man who would be king." This revised edition includes new chapters covering the most recent developments in Cyril Ramaphosa's career.

Cyril Ramaphosa took over as President of South Africa in early 2018. He served as the Deputy President of South Africa under President Jacob Zuma and was Secretary General of the ANC from 1991-1996. He was also the founder of the National Union of Mineworkers and served as General Secretary from 1982-1991. Ramaphosa is also known for the role he played during the negotiations to end apartheid and for steering the country towards its first democratic elections in 1994.

Ray Hartley was the founding editor of The Times and editor of the Sunday Times. He is also the author of "The Big Fix, how South Africa stole the 2010 World Cup" and editor of "How to Fix South Africa, the country's leading thinkers on what must be done to create jobs
Harvey (E.) KGALEMA MOTLANTHE, a political biography
420 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R280
In 1997 Kgalema Motlanthe succeeded Cyril Ramaphosa as ANC secretary-general. He served as President of South Africa between 25 September 2008 and 9 May 2009 when the ANC National Executive Committee "recalled" Thabo Mbeki.

"How does one retain dignity and social vision within South Africa's soured and smeary liberation movement? Though in some respects an admirer of Motlanthe, the leftist Ebrahim Harvey does not flinch when recalling ideological zig-zags and liabilities - obeisance to the oft-imploding party headquarters, neoliberal economic policy (Gear) and belated support for AIDS medicine - yet in this first comprehensive treatment of a past and probably future president, Harvey achieves the balance, honesty and insight required for such an important political biography." Patrick Bond, Centre for Civil Society, University of KwaZullu-Natal.

"It is no easy matter about the internal politics of the ANC. Nor is it easy to write about so discreet and honourable a man like Kgalema Motlanthe. This book is a major study of both and will be a source of insight for all of us." Professor Ben Turok

Ebrahim Harvey is a political writer and former columnist for the Mail & Guardian.
Hassim (S.) FATIMA MEER, a free mind
550pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R280
South African writer, academic, screenwriter, and anti-apartheid activist, Fatima Meer (1928-2010) was one of the founding members of the Federation of South African Women. She was on the staff of the University of Natal from 1956 to 1988. Her books include Portrait of Indian South Africans, Race and Suicide in South Africa, Documents of Indentured Labour, Resistance in the Townships and Higher than Hope, the first authorized biography of Nelson Mandela.

Shireen Hassiem holds a Canada 150 Research Chair in Gender and African Politics at Carlton University, Ottawa, and is a Visiting Professor at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER). She is the author of Women's Organisations and Democracy in South Africa: contesting authority and The ANC Women's League: sex, gender and politics.
191pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R220
Michelle Hattingh writes about her fight to recover from being robbed, assaulted and raped.

"Compelling, clear and beautiful writing on such a necessary topic. She shatters rape myths on every page." Jen Thorpe, author of "The Peculiars"

"A book that discusses the cross-cutting nature of the pain all women must feel when a man rapes them can only be welcomed." Kathleen Day, Rape Crisis

Michelle Hattingh was born in 1988. She works as senior online content producer at Marie Claire SA. This is her first book.
Hay (C.) MAGIRUS, the story of a second-class citizen
189pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, No Place, 2016. R275
Clive Hay's account of his time as a conscript in the South African National Defence Force, 1977-1979, when he was a member of the band, Magirus.

222pp., illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2017. R160
A collection of autobiographical essays by Cape hip-hop artist Simon Witbooi, known by his stage name HemelBesem.

Simon was born in Blackheath, a poor suburb of Cape Town. He is also a poet, columnist, street preacher, motivational speaker, and a regular anchor presenter of the magazine program Pasella. He has a passion for the Afrikaans language and is involved in the ATKV project Words Open Worlds (WOW), which aims to foster a love of reading among school children, and in ATKV's annual Song Workshop, which aims to develop new African songwriting talent.
Hendrikz (A.) SHEENA DUNCAN,
255pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R295
Introduction by Desmond Tutu.

A biography of anti-apartheid activist Sheena Duncan (1932-2010). Sheena Duncan was President of the Black Sash from 1975 until 1978 and again from 1982 until 1986. She edited the Black Sash magazine, managed the Johannesburg branch of the Sash's advice office, was National Coordinator of the Advice Offices, a member of the National Executive and a founding member of the Black Sash Trust. She was also a member of the National Coordinating Committee for the Return of Exiles, the Independent Board of Inquiry into Informal Repression and a Patron of the Society for the Abolition of the Death Penalty. She worked with the End Conscription Campaign. She was Vice-president of the South African Council of Churches from 1987 until 1990 and Senior Vice-President from 1990 until 1993.

Henna (B.) EYEBAGS & DIMPLES, an autobiography
243pp., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2012) 2019. R240
Actress Bonnie Henna's account of living with depression.

"From child star to mother and wife. From abuse to transcendence. From public figure to piercing private pain. Eyebags & Dimples is a portrait of a woman healing by owning every part of who she is. Bonnie’s bravery and vulnerability exemplify the kind of new personal narratives that will inspire the women of South Africa to self-reflect, reclaim and change the emotional status quo of our lives as well as that of our society." Lebo Mashile

Bonnie Henna was born in Soweto in 1979. She is known for her roles in Invictus, Catch a Fire, Drum and The Philanthropist. Currently she is a presenter of the television show Afternoon Express.
Hepple (B.) YOUNG MAN WITH A RED TIE, a memoir of Mandela and the failed revolution, 1960-1963
199 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R250
A memoir by Bob Hepple, who acted as a lawyer for Nelson Mandela and other leaders of the underground struggle against apartheid. Arrested with five others at Lilliesleaf Farm, Rivonia, in 1963 he was detained without trial and charged with sabotage before it was announced that all charges against him had been withdrawn and he would instead be appearing as a state witness. He escaped to England, where he established himself as a human rights and labour lawyer and legal academic. He was a banned person in South Africa until 1990.

Bob Hepple was born in South Africa in 1934. He is Emeritus Master of Clare College, Emeritus Professor of Law in the University of Cambridge, a Queen's Counsel, and Fellow of the British Academy. He was knighted in 2004.
Herrington (N.) GROWING UP IN 'WHITE' SOUTH AFRICA, a romping journey through the adventures of post-war youth searching for self-identity in a rapidly changing world
659pp., illus. paperback, Durban, 2016. R320
Coming-of-age memoir (1939-1964) by actor, lecturer and TV producer Neville Herrington. Neville was born in Pietersberg, grew up in Durban and Pretoria, lived in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and London in the 1950s, and in the 1960s studied drama at the University of Natal, where he was an executive member of the National Union of South African Students (NUSAS).


Neville Herrington worked as a radio journalist for the SABC (1965-1971), taught drama and television studies at the University of Natal (1971-1995), and is the owner of Tekweni Television Productions. He lives in Durban and is the author of the historical novels "England Wants Your Gold" and "The Irish Boer Woman".
Hewlett (J.) CAN YOU SMELL THE RAIN?, from communism and war to democracy and peace, from boardroom intrigue to private islands, a memoir of Mozambique
192pp., b/w & colour illus.., map, paperback, Durban, 2016. R295
First published in 2016 in Portuguese in Mozambique as "O Cheiro da Chuva".

The autobiography by businessman John Hewlett. Raised in colonial Kenya John Hewlett moved to Mozambique in 1985 from Zambia where he'd developed a large intensive farming operation. He launched Lonrho’s investments in agriculture, purchased and renovated the Hotel Cardoso, and oversaw the Manica Gold mining activities and the oil pipeline to Zimbabwe. He was involved in bringing about the 1992 ceasefire, and undertook land mine clearance contracts in Mozambique for the United Nations. He resigned as a Director of Lonrho in 1995 and worked as Managing Director for Pepsi Cola in Africa. From 1998 he invested in the creation of cotton promotion and ginning companies in Mozambique. In 2000 he pioneered a private island tourist development in Cabo Delgado, which opened in 2002 as “Quilalea Private Island.”

"Events of history are recalled in a different way by each person who lives them. John Hewlett shares in this book a genuine and original testimony of his memories. He was regarded by me as a true Mozambican." Joaquim Chissano, President of Mozambique 1986-2005
Heyl (A.) BANK ROBBER, my time with André Stander
206pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R280
In 1977 26-year-old Allan Heyl was sentenced to 15 years for bank robbery. In prison he teamed up with ex-policeman and convicted bank robber André Stander. In October 1983 the two men escaped and, as the notorious 'Stander Gang', robbed banks. After a police raid on the gang's hide-out in Johannesburg they fled the country. Heyl was arrested in England and sentenced to nine years imprisonment. After serving his time in the UK he was extradited back to South Africa where he was sentenced to a further 33 years. Since his release in 2005 he has worked as a motivational speaker. André Stander was shot by police in the USA in 1984.
Heywood (L.) NJINGA OF ANGOLA, Africa's warrior queen
310pp., illus., maps, paperback, Reprint, Cambridge, (2017) 2019. R295
Queen Njinga was the seventeenth-centruy ruler of Ndongo, a kingdom located in what is now a portion of modern Angola.

Njinga of Angola seamlessly knits together the complete set of sources on the Queen, which include missionary accounts, letters, colonial records, previous histories of Angola and Dutch West India Company records… Heywood has cleared away the noise of [the] mostly fantastical accounts and assembled as straight a biography as is possible. Indeed, Njinga of Angola, which took nine years of research, sets out to replace interpretation and sensationalism with facts… Heywood preserves all of the complexity of Njinga and her politics in a book that provides the most complete and foundational history of Queen Njinga.” Delinda J. Collier, The Times Literary Supplement

“Over her decades-long reign in the 17th century in central Africa, Queen Njinga was by far the most successful of African rulers in resisting Portuguese colonialism, argues Heywood. What’s more, as this detailed and engaging study with walk-on parts for Vatican plotters, Dutch traders and Brazilian slavers shows, she rivaled Elizabeth I and Catherine the Great for political nous and military prowess. Tactically pious and unhesitatingly murderous; a ‘subverter of gender norms,’ in the inevitable formulation; a national heroine in today’s Angola; a commanding figure in velvet slippers and elephant hair ripe for big-screen treatment; and surely, as our social media age puts it, one badass woman.” Karen Shook, Times Higher Education

Linda Heywood is Professor of History and African American Studies at Boston University and co-author of Central Africans, Atlantic Creoles,and the foundation of the Americas, 1585-1660.
Heywood (M.) GET UP! STAND UP!, personal journeys towards social justice
288pp., illus,. paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R290
A memoir by Mark Heywood, Executive Director of SECTION27, co-founder of the Treatment Action Campaign, and a key figure in SaveSouthAfrica and Unite Against Corruption.

"A remarkable memoir. Poetry, music and activism combine in a life that contains an astonishing range of insights and experiences...the pages throb with eloquent intensity" Stephen Lewis, former UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa
Hilton-Barber (B.) STUDENT, COMRADE, PRISONER, SPY, a memoir
146pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R230
Bridget Hilton-Barber was involved in anti-apartheid organisations while studying journalism at Rhodes University in the 1980s. She was betrayed by one of her best friends, Olivia Forsyth, a spy for the South African security police, and spent three months in detention without trial.

Bridget Hilton-Barber now lives in Limpopo Province and works as a travel writer. She has written another memoir, "Garden of My Ancestors", about her family.
Hilton-Barber (D.) HOLD MY HAND, the life and times of John Gordon Davis
121pp., illus., paperback, (Tzaneen), 2018. R280
A biography of John Gordon Davis, author of Hold My Hand I'm Dying and many other popular novels. He was born in Zimbabwe and educated in South Africa.

David Hilton-Barber is the author of Kalahari Dreaming, Matabele Rising, and The Infamous Malaboch War and other gripping tales of the old Transvaal.
Hilton-Barber (D.) ROBERT HART, the first English-speaking settler in South Africa
130pp., illus., paperback, (Tzaneen), 2018. R280
Scotsman Robert Hart arrived at the Cape in 1795 on a British troopship. He was involved in the first taking of the Cape, the uprising in Graaff-Reinet, the arrival of the 1820 Settlers and the Frontier Wars. He served as adjutant of the Cape Regiment, chose the site where Grahamstown now stands and managed the farm, Glen Lynden, in the Eastern Cape which supplied produce to the British troops. When this farm was laid out and became the town of Somerset East he developed his own farm. He died in 1865.
Ho (U.) PAPER SONS AND DAUGHTERS, growing up Chinese in South Africa
229 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R210
A memoir by journalist Ufrieda Ho, in which she explores her family's history. In the mid-1950s her father, Ho Sing Kee, was a stowaway aboard a ship travelling from China via Durban and lived as an illegal immigrant in Johannesburg running a gambling business in the black townships during the apartheid years.

"'Paper Sons and Daughters is a deeply moving narrative, filled with love, pain and a delicate wistfulness." David Medalie, author of "The Mistress's Dog" and "The Shadow Follows".

Ufrieda Ho won the 2007 Anthony Sampson Foundation Award for Journalism.
Hoare (C.) 'MAD MIKE' HOARE, the legend
306pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Durban, 2018. R395
A biography of Colonel Mike Hoare (b. 1919) by journalist Chris Hoare, one of Mike Hoare's sons.

Irish mercenary Mike Hoare served as an officer in India and Burma during WWII. After the war he qualified as a chartered accountant, emigrated to Durban, ran safaris and later became a soldier-for-hire in various African countries. In 1964 Congolese Prime Minister Moïse Tshombe hired him to lead a military unit called 5 Commando to fight a revolt known as the Simba rebellion. In 1981 he led 50 mercenaries in a bid to depose President France-Albert René of the Seychelles. The coup failed and he was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for hijacking a Boeing 707. Hoare wrote an account of 5 Commando's role in the 1960s Congo mercenary war, Congo Mercenary, and account of the Seychelles operation, The Seychelles Affair. He lives in Durban.
Holland (H.) DINNER WITH MUGABE, the untold story of a freedom fighter who became a tyrant
254 pp., illus., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2008) 2009. R150
A biography of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe. Heidi Holland was granted a rare interview with Robert Mugabe in his office at State House.

Journalist Heidi Holland is the author of "The Struggle: a history of the African National Congress" and "The Colour of Murder, one family's horror exposes a nation's anguish".
Hook (D.) comp. & ed. LIE ON YOUR WOUNDS, the prison correspondence of Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe
565pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R420
A collection of approximately 300 letters which Robert Sobukwe, the first President of the Pan Africanist Congress, wrote while in prison on Robben Island ((1960-1969).

Preface by Otua Sobukwe, Robert Sobukwe's granddaughter.

"Sobukwe remains one of the least well understood of the great South African resistance leaders. Hook's meticulously arranged collection offers an intimate portrait of Sobukwe and reveals the extraordinary humanity and principle underlying his distinctive pan-Africanism." Saul Dubow, Magdalene College, Cambridge

"Making public the letters from apartheid's most feared prisoner is a gift to the world." Benjamin Pogrund, author of Sobukwe and Apartheid

Derek Hook is Associate Professor in Psychology at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, and Extraordinary Professor of Psychology at the University of Pretoria. He is the author of (Post)apartheid Conditions and A Critical Psychology of the Postcolonial
Horn (M.) DREAM OF A LIFETIME, crossing Antarctica
203pp., colour illus., map, paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2020. R250
First published in France in 2018 as L'antarctique, le rêve d'une vie.

Explorer Mike Horn crossed the Antarctic alone in February 2017, following an unexplored path.

Mike Horn was born in South Africa in 1966. After serving in SADF Special Forces he relocated to Switzerland. He has worked as a high performance and mental coach for a number of international sports teams, including the Proteas.
Houston (G.) et al THE OTHER SIDE OF FREEDOM, stories of hope and loss in the South African liberation struggle 1950-1994
281pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R350
A compilation of personal accounts by 26 activists and leaders who participated in the struggle for a democratic South Africa. Contributors include James Matthews, Lumko Huna, Elizabeth van den Heyden, Father Dick O'Riordan, Waters 'Bishop' Toboti, Reverend Michael Weeder, Misile Stemela, and Caleb Magubane. Also includes a brief history of the liberation struggle, 1950-1994.
Hughes (H.) FIRST PRESIDENT, a life of John L.Dube, founding president of the ANC
312 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R225
A biography of John L.Dube, founding president of the African National Congress in 1912.

"'First President' is indispensable for anyone wishing to understand the intellectual and political history of South Africa. An exquisite narrative about a complex personality and a formative period in South Africa's past, it unfolds as smoothly as a silk scroll. The ANC has a rich history and at last we are getting to know the first generations of its leaders and members as real people living multi-dimensional lives." André Odendaal, Honorary Professor in History and Heritage Studies, University of the Western Cape

Heather Hughes is a Principal Teacher Fellow at the University of Lincoln in the UK.
Jabavu (D.) IN INDIA AND EAST AFRICA/ E-INDIYA NASE EAST AFRICA, a travelogue in isiXhosa and English, translated by Cecil Wele Manona, edited by Tina Steiner, Mhlobo W. Jadezweni, Catherine Higgs and Evan M. Mwangi
306pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2020. R385
Davidson Don Tengo Jabavu (1885-1959) was a South African political campaigner, writer and editor who became the first black professor at the University of Fort Hare, where he taught African languages and Latin. In 1949 he attended the World Pacifist Meeting in India and wrote an account of his journey, which was first published in 1951.

Text in the original isiXhosa with an English translation by Cecil Wele Manona. Includes chapters by the editors that examine the international networks of solidarity which Jabavu helped to strengthen, biographical sketches of Jabavu and Manona, and an afterword that reflects on the significance of making African-language texts available to readers across Africa.

"A remarkable travelogue by one of South Africa's greatest intellectuals, D.D.T Jabavu, is available for the first time in isiXhosa and English. This historical gem enriches our sense of the scope and scale of South African letters." Isabel Hofmeyr, Global Distinguished Professor, New York University, and Professor of African Literature, University of the Witwatersrand

Catherine Higgs is Professor of History, University of British Columbia.
Mhlobo Jadezweni teaches isiXhosa at Rhodes University.
Evan Mwangi is Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Northwestern University.
Tina Steiner is Associate Professor in the English Department, Stellenbosch University.
Jack (K.) TO SURVIVE AND SUCCEED, from farm boy to businessman
242pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R280
Autobiography by Mkhuseli 'Khusta' Jack, born in 1958 on a white-owned farm in the Eastern Cape. Active in the struggle against apartheid, he was a leader in the Port Elizabeth Youth Congress, part of the United Democratic Front (UDF), and was imprisoned in 1986 for his role in the Consumer Boycott Campaign. Today he is a businessman in Port Elizabeth.

"Comrade Jack chronicles the painful afflications long endured by the landless masses of South Africans" former President Kgalema Motlanthe
223pp., illus., map, paperback, Pretoria, 2014. R240
A biography by businessman, farmer and minister Henry Jackson. Born and raised in Zimbabwe, he writes about the war, independence, and the farm invasions. His farm was invaded in 2012 and he was later imprisoned on a charge of stock theft. He now lives in South Africa.
271pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R260
A memoir by Namibian writer, anthropologist and community-based conservation specialist Dr Margaret Jacobsohn. In the late 1980s she and Garth Owen-Smith co-founded the NGO and trust, Integrated Rural Development and Nature Conservation. For the past four years she has helped mentor a small, up-market safari company, Conservancy Safaris Namibia, which is owned by five Himba and Herero communities through their conservancies. She has received the US Goldman Grassroots Environmental Prize for Africa (together with Garth Owen-Smith), the United Nations Global 500 award, WWF Netherlands's Knights of the Order of the Golden Art and the Cheetah Conservation Foundation's Special Conservation award. She is the author of Himba, nomads of Namibia.
Jaffer (Z.) BEAUTY OF THE HEART, the life and times of Charlotte Mannya Maxeke
180pp., illus., paperback, Bloemfontein, 2016. R360
A biogrpahy of Charlotte Maxele (1874-1939) As a young woman Charlotte was a member of an African choir that toured England (1891-1893) and performed for Queen Victoria. In 1894, during a choir tour of Canada and the United States, she received a scholarship to study at Wilberforce University in Ohio, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1901. On her return to South Africa she and her husband founded the Wilberforce Institute. Active in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, she was elected as President of the Women's Missionary Society. She opposed the pass-laws, helped organize the anti-pass movement in Bloemfontein in 1913 and founded the Bantu Women’s League in 1918. She also participated in the formation of the Industrial and Commercial Worker’s Union (ICU) in 1920.

South African journalist and author Zebeida Jaffer is currently based at the University of the Free State as Writer-in-Residence in the Department of Communication Sciences.

Jaffer (Z.) LOVE IN THE TIME OF TREASON, the life story of Ayesha Dawood
224 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2008. R145
Biography of activist, ANC member and Treason Trialist Ayesha Dawood.

Journalist Zubeida Jaffer has also written an autobiography, "Our Generation".

Jana (P.) FIGHTING FOR MANDELA, the explosive autobiography of the woman who helped to destroy apartheid
291pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., London, 2016. R425
Human Rights lawyer Priscilla Jana was born in Durban. She opened her own law practice to defend political activists in 1979 and was immediately served with a banning order. She was subjected to detentions, death threats and her home was petrol bombed on several occasions. She acted for several leading activists, including Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki and Desmond Tutu. After the 1994 elections she was elected as a member of South Africa's first democratic parliament. Later, she served as ambassador to The Netherlands and Ireland. Now retired, she lives in Cape Town.
Jansen (A.) EUGENE DE KOCK, assassin for the state
327pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R315
Annemari Jansen's biography of former Vlakplaas commander Eugene de Kock, based on three years of conversations with De Kock in prison, as well as on his diaries and prison writings, psychological reports and interviews with de Kock's family, friends and former Koevoet and Vlakplaas colleagues.

Also available in Afrikaans.
Jansen (A.) & Coetzee (S.) SUIKER BRITZ, dossier van 'n speurbaas
211pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R230
A biography of South African policeman and detective Suiker Britz. From 1991 he was national commander of the murder and robbery, illegal firearms and special projects component and worked on the Church Street bomb, the Barend Strydom killings, the drug-related murder by two Brixton policemen and the extortion of former National Party minister Fanie Botha. In 1995 he was appointed head of the newly-created priority crime unit, tasked with solving high-profile criminal cases such as the Atteridgeville/Boksburg serial killings; the Johann Heyns assassination; arms smuggling in KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng and Mpumalanga; the murder of anti- apartheid lawyer Griffiths Mxenge; the murder of Dr Abu-Baker Asvat; and the letter bomb that killed activist Jeanette Schoon and her six-year-old daughter Katryn in exile. He committed suicide in 2018, at the age of 74.

Anemari Jansen is the author of Eugene de Kock: sluipmoordenaar vir die taat and the novel Glipstroom. She lives in Alberton.
Stefaans Coetzee is the author of Wit Wolf: die storie van die Worcester-bompanter se bevryding. He lives in Klerksdorp.
Jansen (J.) & (N.) SONG FOR SARAH, lessons from my mother
139pp., illus., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2017. R240
In this memoir Jonathan Jansen remembers his mother and all mothers who raise families and build communities in trying circumstances. Naomi Jansen, Jonathan's sister, offers her own insights and memories.

Jonathan Jansen is the former Vice Chancellor of the University of the Free State. His other books include "Letters to My Children", "We Need to Talk", "We Need to Act", and "How to Fix South Africa's Schools".

Naomi Jansen was born on the Cape Flats and has worked as a teacher, missionary, and travel consultant.
Jijana (T.) NOBODY'S BUSINESS, a taxi owner, a murder, and a secret, a memoir
180 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R225
In 2003, Thabo Jijana's father was killed in a fight between rival taxi associations. Ten years later, he investigates South Africa's taxi industry to try and understand why his father was murdered.
Johnson (C.) THE TWO TANGLED TREES, the improbable stories of Saartjie and Jan Daniel on their arrival in the Cape
106pp., illus., paperback, No Place, 2019. R440
Colin Johnson relates his family history. He focuses mainly on two of his ancestors: Saartjie (1800-1850), a young Indian woman sold into slavery at the age of 13 and bought by the owner of the farm Klein Drakenstein near Klapmuts, and John Daniel Giovanni de Pasqual (1780-1864) from Corsica, who came to the Kogmanskloof via St Helena. Children of the fourth generation of Saartjie and John Daniel married, establishing a new branch of the family from which Johnson stems.

Joseph (J.) & Focke (L.) DRUG MULED, sixteen years in a Thai prison, the Vanessa Goosen story
202 pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R195
In April 1994, 21 year old Vanessa Goosen, a Miss South African finalist, was caught at Don Muang Airport carrying books with 1,7 kilograms of heroin hidden in them and arrested on drug-trafficking charges. Sentenced to death, she appealed, and her sentence was commuted to life, to be served in Bangkok's Lard Yao prison. Pregnant at the time, she gave birth to her daughter in prison. After serving sixteen years she was released in October 2010, when the King of Thailand granted her amnesty. She had always maintained her innocence.

Journalist Joanne Joseph is currently the afternoon news anchor on 24-hour news channel, eNCA.
241pp., illus., paperback, London, 2018. R275
Paul Joseph grew up in the slums of Johannesburg in the 1930s. He was an active member of the Transvaal Indian Youth Congress in the early 1950s, was banned in 1954, and from 1956 to 1958 was one of the 156 defendants in the Treason Trial. He joined Umkhonto we Sizwe in the early 1960s, was jailed for 180 days in 1964 and in 1965 fled to Bechuanaland (now Botswana). He settled in Britain, where he became Vice-Chairperson of the International Defence and Aid Fund for Southern Africa. He lives in London.
Joubert (E.) A LION ON THE LANDING, memories of a South African youth
401pp., paperback, First English Language Edition, Hermanus, 2014. R280
Originally published in 2005 in Afrikaans as "'n Wonderlike Geweld". Translated into English by Irene Wainwright.

An autobiography by Afrikaans writer Elsa Joubert, in which she writes about growing up in the staunch Afrikaner community of Paarl in the Western Cape.

Elsa Joubert was born in 1922. In 1963 her first novel, "Ons wag op die kaptein", was awarded the Eugène Marais prize. "Die swerfjare van Poppie Nongena" (The Long Journey of Poppie Nongena) was awarded the WA Hofmeyer, CNA and Louis Luyt prizes. Her novel, "Die reise van Isobelle" (1995), was awarded the Hertzog Prize, and "Reisiger" (2011) won the University of Johannesburg Literary Prize, the Recht Malan Prize and the Louis Hiemstra Prize.
Joubert (E.) CUL-DE-SAC, translated by Michiel Heyns
212pp., paperback, First English Language Edition, Cape Town, 2019. R310
Originally published in Afrikaans in 2017 as Spertyd.

The third part of Afrikaans novelist Elsa Joubert's autobiography, completed in her 95th year, in which she writes about life after the death of her husband. It follows on 'n Wonderlike geweld (2005) and Reisiger (2009).

"Seldom has childhood been relived with such clarity, seldom have the humiliations of old age been so nakedly laid open. A moving farewell from one of our great writers." JM Coetzee

Elsa Joubert's first novel, "Ons wag op die Kaptein" (1963) won the Eugene Marais Prize. Her 1978 novel "Die swerfjare van Poppie Nongena" was awarded the WA Hofmeyr Prize, the CNA Prize and the Louis Luyt Prize. In 1981 she was awarded the Winifred Holtby Prize by the British Royal Society of Literature, also becoming a member. Her novel, "Die reise van Isobelle" (1995) won the Hertzog Prize.

Also available in Afrikaans.
Joubert (E.) REISIGER,
488 pp., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2009. R440
The second volume of award-winning Afrikaans novelist Elsa Joubert's autobiography. The first volume, "'n Wonderlike Geweld" (2005), is also available @ R275

Elsa Joubert's first novel, "Ons wag op die Kaptein" (1963) won the Eugene Marais Prize. Her 1978 novel "Die swerfjare van Poppie Nongena" was awarded the WA Hofmeyr Prize, the CNA Prize and the Louis Luyt Prize. In 1981 she was awarded the Winifred Holtby Prize by the British Royal Society of Literature, also becoming a member. Her novel, "Die reise van Isobelle" (1995) won the Hertzog Prize.

Text in Afrikaans.
Joubert (E.) SPERTYD,
207pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R295
Afrikaans writer Elsa Joubert reflects on the process of growing old. This book was written in her 95th year.

Elsa Joubert was born in 1922. In 1963 her first novel, "Ons wag op die kaptein", was awarded the Eugène Marais prize. "Die swerfjare van Poppie Nongena" (The Long Journey of Poppie Nongena) was awarded the WA Hofmeyer, CNA and Louis Luyt prizes. Her novel, "Die reise van Isobelle" (1995), was awarded the Hertzog Prize, and "Reisiger" (2011) won the University of Johannesburg Literary Prize, the Recht Malan Prize and the Louis Hiemstra Prize.
Jowell (J.) THE CRAZY LIFE OF LARRY JOE, a journey on the streets and stage
330 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R230
A biography of Larry Joe, an ex-gangster, ex-convict and ex-drug addict who turned his life around and is now a successful singer, songwriter, performer and motivational speaker.

"Sometimes a book comes along the opens an invisible world that exists alongside our own. This is such a book. It fascinates, horrifies, saddens, uplifts. It tells us about ourselves. We all need to read it." Mike Nicol

Joanne Jowell's previous books include "On the Other Side of Shame: an extraordinary account of adoption and reunion" and "Finding Sarah: a true story of living with bulimia".
Jowell (J.) ZEPHANY, two mothers, one daughter, an astonishing true story
206pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R260
Zephany Nurse was kidnapped from the cot beside her mother's bed in Groote Schuur Hospital in 1997, when she was two days old. She was reunited with her biological parents, Morné and Celeste Nurse, 17 years later after DNA tests confirmed her identity. She was removed to a place of safety by the Department of Social Services and the Nurse family were granted visiting rights. In March 2016 Lavona Solomon was convicted of the abduction and sentenced to 10 years in prison. In 2019 the High Court in Pretoria lifted the ban restricting the publication of her "real name", Miché Solomon. Miché Solomon, as she is now known, immediately announced the publication of this book, dedicated to both mothers.

Joanne Jowell is the author of On the Other Side of Shame: an extraordinary account of adoption and reunion and Winging It: journey from world-class ref to rookie solo dad. She lives in Cape Town.
ka Plaatjie (T.) SOBUKWE, the making of a Pan Africanist leader, volume 1
290pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R300
Volume 1 of Thami ka Plaatjie's study of the life and work of Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe, founder of the Pan Africanist Congress.

Thami ka Plaatjie is a research fellow at the University of Johannesburg. From 2014-2017 he headed ANC research at Luthuli House. He has worked as as advisor and speech writer to Minister Lindiwe Sisulu, served as Secretariat for the International Relations Policy Review Committee, and was Deputy Chair of the SABC Board.
Kabali-Kagwa (P.) FLAME AND SONG, a memoir
190pp., paperback, Cape Town, (2016). R250
A memoir by Philippa Namutebi Kabali-Kagwa, about her childhood in Uganda and time spent living in Addis Ababa and Nairobi, before settling in Cape Town.
Kalley (J.) MLAMULANKUNZI, the life and times of Dick King
160pp., illus., maps, paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2019. R420
Richard Philip 'Dick' King (1811-1871) was an English trader and colonist at Port Natal, (now KwaZulu-Natal). In 1842 he completed a journey of 960 km in 10 days, on horseback, to request help for the besieged British garrison.

Jacqueline Kalley was Librarian at the South African Institute of International Affairs on the Wits campus for many years. She is currently CEO of Otterley Press.
Kasrils (R.) ARMED AND DANGEROUS, from undercover struggle to freedom
355 pp., map, illus., paperback, Revised Edition, Johannesburg, (1993) 2013. R280
A revised edition of Ronnie Kasrils' autobiography, which includes a new introduction and "some additional observations and the provision of the real names of those not previously revealed which it is now possible to do." from pg xiv

South African politician Ronnie Kasrils was Minister of Intelligence Services from 2004 to 2007. He was also a member of the National Executive Committee of the ANC from 1987 to 2007 and a member of the Central Committee of the South African Communist Party from 1986-2007. He has written a book about his wife Eleanor's arrest by the Security Police, "The Unlikely Secret Agent".
Kasrils (R.) CATCHING TADPOLES, the shaping of a young rebel, a memoir
293pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R280
A coming-of-age memoir by South African politician Ronnie Kasrils.

"Ronnie Kasrils gives us the first 21 years of his life with all the elements that have made him beloved of freedom fighters and book readers alike: his dash, his cunning, his humour, his humanity and - most of all - his irrepressible joie de vivre. He comes of age, he comes to political consciousness and he brings his early worlds - from Jewish Yeoville to Bohemian Joburg - to life. Unputdownable." Mark Gevisser, author of Lost and Found in Johannesburg, a memoir

"Kasrils is irreverent and irrepressible - the original rebel without a pause." Zapiro, cartoonist

"This fine book illustrates that Karil's rebel child is father to the revolutionary man." Mongane Serote, author of Yakhal' Inkomo

Ronnie Kasrils (b. 1938) joined the ANC in 1960 after the Sharpville Massacre. He was a commander in Umkhonto weSizwe, the ANC's military wing, from its inception in 1961 until 1990 and served in government from 1994 until he resigned in 2008. He lives in Johannesburg. His other books include an autobiography, Armed and Dangerous, from undercover struggle to freedom, The Unlikely Secret Agent, which won the Alan Paton Award, and A Simple Man, Kasrils and the Zuma enigma.
183 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R240
Ronnie Kasrils' account of his wife Eleanor's arrest by the Security Police in 1963, her detention and interrogation, and her escape from Fort Napier, a mental hospital in Pietermaritzburg where she had been sent for assessment.

"Eleanor Kasrils was catapulted into the politics of the national democratic movement by the terrible events at Sharpville and Langa of March 1960. Because her conscience would not allow her to stand by passively muttering complaints she threw herself heart and soul into the struggle to eradicate racism and apartheid. That commitment led her to being cast in the unlikely roles of burglar, saboteur, underground courier and ultimately that of exile. For twenty-seven years Eleanor and her husband Ronnie were engaged in some of the most clandestine aspects of the struggle for liberation. Leading a life filled with the tensions, anxieties and suspense typical of a spy thriller, Eleanor was still able to run a household and bring up two sons. Perhaps it was precisely her image, belying the work she was engaged in, that made her successful. This slim volume retells the story of one more dimension of our multifaceted liberation struggle that has remained secret until now." Z.Pallo Jordan

"This 'little' book about an 'ordinary' woman with the heart of a lioness confirms the truth that our freedom was not free." Thabo Mbeki

"Fugitives, freedom fighters, lovers: 'The Unlikely Secret Agent' is the remarkable true story of the South African liberation struggle's very own Bonnie and Clyde." John Carlin, journalist and author of "Invictus"

Ronnie Kasrils became South Africa's Minister of Intelligence Services in 2004. He has also written an autobiography, "Armed and Dangerous".
Kathrada (A.) A SIMPLE FREEDOM, the strong mind of Robben Island prisoner, no.468/64
148 pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., DVD, Johannesburg, 2008. R149
Introduction by Nelson Mandela. Preface by Tim Couzens.

While in prison on Robben Island Ahmed Kathrada kept clandestine notebooks in which he noted down quotations from library books and newspapers that inspired him. This book offers a selection of these quotations, together with personal memories Tim Couzens collected in informal conversations with Ahmed Kathrada.

Also includes a DVD, directed by Anant Singh, which "shows the waves of Robben Island as they are washing up against the voice of Kathrada, interviewed by Couzens, off camera." Maureen Isaacson

This book was shortlisted for the 2009 Alan Paton Award.
274pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2017. R175
Originally published in New Zealand in 2016.

Journalist Sahm Venter met Ahmed Kathrada after his release, accompnied him on some of his travels, and worked on several projects with him over the years. In this book she records a series of discussions they had in 2015 and 2016.

"In this new phase of our struggle for democracy and freedom, the voices of giants like Ahmed 'Kathy' Kathrada sound ever more imperatively. This uplifting, charming and delightful book teaches us why we revere Mandela's circle and their commitment to principle, truth and public service. It's a read strongly recommended for this time." Judge Edwin Cameron

"'Conversations with a Gentle Soul' reminds me of the hours spent talking with Tata and Uncle Kathy; both of whom are individually strong personalities with extraordinary humility and a mischievous sense of humour. There are valuable lessons to be learnt from Uncle Kathy who shares his life experiences, many of which shaped the future of South Africa, in an unassuming, sincere and refreshing manner." Zindzi Mandela
Katopodis (K.) "I'M MISSING NEWS", when hard news and parenting collide
230 pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R220
Radio journalist Katy Katopodis writes about the challenges involved in being a working mother. Her book also includes short chapters of commentary from other women who work in the media. Contributors include Pippa Green, Robyn Curnow, Devi Sankaree Govender, Jenny Crwys-Williams, Vanessa Raphaely, and Neo Ntsoma.

Katy Katopodis has worked with Primedia Broadcasting since 1996 and with Talk Radio 702 since 1997. She has been editor-in-chief of Eyewitness News since 2001.
Kearney (P.) GUARDIAN OF THE LIGHT, Denis Hurley: renewing the Church, opposing apartheid
382 pp., illus., hardback, d.w, Pietermaritburg & New York, 2009. R395
A biography of Denis Hurley, Catholic Archbishop of Durban from 1951 to 1992 and Chancellor of the University of Natal from 1993 to 1998. He was an outspoken opponent of apartheid.

"Archbishop Hurley was one of our greatest South Africans. This biography reveals what gave him that stature - his integrity, fealessness, gentleness of spirit and his magnaminity. It is a must read for all of us." Desmond Tutu

Kemp (S.) MY LIFE, the making of an Afrikaner revolutionary in the South African liberation struggle
258pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R255
Stephanie Kemp was born in 1941 into a conservative Afrikaner family and grew up in Malmesbury. After completing her schooling in Port Elizabeth, she went on to the University of Cape Town in 1960, where she joined the Defence and Aid Fund and was subsequently recruited into the underground South African Communist Party (SACP). She also joined the African Resistance Movement sabotage organisation, was arrested in 1964, detained in solitary confinement, tortured, charged with sabotage and sentenced to five years imprisonment. On her release in 1966 she fled the country. In exile she married Albie Sachs and was active in SACP structures in the UK, working closely with Joe Slovo and Yusuf Dadoo. She returned to South Africa in 1990.
Keniston (B.) CHOOSING TO BE FREE, the life story of Rick Turner
251 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R225
A biography of South African academic philosopher Rick Turner, shot through the window of his Durban home by an unknown gunman in 1978.

A supporter of the emerging black trade union movement and the Black Consciousness Movement, Rick Turner taught political science at the University of Natal in the 1970s. In 1973 he published the book, "The Eye of the Needle, towards participatory democracy in South Africa". The following year he was banned for five years by the South African authorities. In 1976 he was awarded a Humboldt Fellowship by Heidelberg University but was refused permission to travel to Germany. His killers have never been identified.

"The continuing relevance of the ideas of Rick Turner and the challenge they pose need to be brought into the present, and Billy Keniston has made a valuable contribution through this book. Innovatively and with atmosphere, he recalls a very important period in the creation of a democratic South Africa." Professor Gerhard Maré
Kennedy (H.) VERWOERD, architect of apartheid
320pp., paperback, New Edition, Johannesburg, (1980) 2016. R250
In this book Henry Kennedy examines Hendrik Verwoerd's ideas in the context of his times and explores the rationale behind the policy of apartheid.

This edition contains a 37pp. new introduction by David Welsh, Professor Extraordinaire at the University of Stellenbosch.
Kenvyn (D.) ed. DENIS GOLDBERG, freedom fighter and humanist
209 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg & Manchester, 2014. R140
This collection of essays in honour of Denis Goldberg was originally published in 2013 in German as "Denis Goldberg: freiheitskämpfer und humanist". Translated into English by Pat Turnbull.

Contributions include:
"Denis Goldberg" by Zwelidinga Pallo Jordan
"The War of Position in Small Things" by Jeremy Cronin
"Denis our Leader" by Guy Berger
"Denis Goldberg in the Nordic Countries: 'build solidarity that was my task'" by Madi Gray
"A Mensch" by Ruth Weiss
"Early Solidarity with South Africa - Edelgard Nkobi Goldberg and friends" by Elizabeth Quart
"Books, Bands and Paintings - intercultural vision" by Tina Jerman
"'Because it's always so friendly': Denis Goldberg and the Peace City Osnabruck" by Reinhard Stolle.

Denis Goldberg was one of the eight Rivonia trialists sentenced to life imprisonment in 1964. Released in 1985 he went into exile and was ANC spokesperson in Britain, Europe, Scandinavia, Canada, and the USA. He also represented the ANC on the Anti-Apartheid Committee of the United Nations. In 1995 he founded the development organisation Community H.E.A.R.T. in London to help to improve the living standards of black South Africans. With the support of German friends he established Community H.E.A.R.T. e.V. in Essen in Germany in 1996. He returned to South Africa in 2002 and was appointed Special Adviser to Ronnie Kasrils, Minister of Water Affairs and Forestry until 2004. He lives in Cape Town.
Keohane (M.) BULLET PROOF, the James Dalton story
211pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R295
A biography of James Dalton, a former Springbok hooker. He was a member of the 1995 World Cup winning squad. He is known to have bee involved in South Africa’s underworld of drug running and brothels and in 2017 was arrested and charged with assault, reckless or negligent driving, crimen injuria and resisting arrest in Sea Point, Cape Town.

Sports writer Mark Keohane is the author of Springbok Rugby Uncovered.
Khumalo (S.) YOU HAVE TO BE GAY TO KNOW GOD, strong language, multiple triggers
287pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R270
Social and political commentator Siya Khumalo writes about being LGBTQI+ in South Africa today.

"A rollicking, unorthodox, provocative, often explicit text about sex, culture, language and South Africanness." Judge Edwin Cameron, from his foreword

"The late, unlamented Zuma era brought bales of misery, but it also birthed a generation of writers of coruscating brilliance. Siya Khumalo is one of them. Walk through South Africa with him, and you'll find yourself in a place that finally, blindingly makes sense, even if you'd rather it didn't." Richard Poplak, author of "Until Julius Comes, adventures in the political jungle"

"Transgressive, provocative, authentic and uncompromising, Siya Khumalo's account of growing up as a gay man in newly democratic South Africa takes him into potentially hostile territories in search of his authentic self. This book is a heady mix of desire, raunch, politics, intellect and principle all wrapped up in Khumalo's singular and fearless voice." Marianne Thamm, Assistant Editor at Daily Maverick
Kilian (H.) CHRONICLES OF A DOCK RAT, the ebb and flow of my life in boats at the Cape of Storms
286pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R300
Hans Kilian served as Coxswain with the NSRI for nearly 30 years and went on to become a charter boat skipper at the V&A Waterfront from 1995 to 2015.

Kilroe (S.) ANNE HOPE, the struggle for freedom, the life of the visionary co-founder of Training for Transformation
155pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, London, 2019. R225
Anne Hope (1930 - 2015) was President of the lay Catholic community, The Grail, in South Africa and co-founded the Training for Transformation programme for community development with her partner Sally Timmel. Writer and retired development worker Stephanie Kilroe, who knew Anne Hope for most of her life, had access to Hope's diaries and prayer journals when writing this biography.

"Anne Hope was a woman of substance, an activist and a leader whose global impact will live forever." Mamphela Ramphele, former Vice-Chancellor, University of Cape Town
King (S-J.) KILLING KAROLINE, a memoir
200pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R240
Sara-Jayne/ Karoline King, the daughter of a white British woman and a black South Africa man, was born in Johannesburg in 1980. Classified White at birth, her mother took her to the UK when she was six weeks old and on her return informed family and friends that her newborn had died abroad. She had in fact been adopted by a white British couple, she grew up aware that she was 'different' and, at the age of 26, returned to South Africa. A journalist and broadcaster, currently she lives in Cape Town and hosts her own show on CapeTalk radio.
119pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R200
Memoir by Dr Jongi Joseph Klass. Born in Stutterheim in the rural Eastern Cape, he was awarded a Fullbright and then a Mandela Magdealene Scholarship and went on to obtain a Doctorate of Philosophy in Sociology from the University of Cambridge.
Klatzow (D.) STEEPED IN BLOOD, the life and times of a forensic scientist
314 pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R270
Internationally recognised forensic scientist David Klatzow discusses many of the cases he has investigated in his career. These include the deaths of Brett Kebble and Inge Lotz, the Helderberg aeroplane crash, the Guguletu Seven and Trojan Horse massacres, and the assasination of David Webster.

Foreword by George Bizos.
244pp., illus., paperback, Edinburgh, 2017. R300
An memoir by author Sheila Kohler about growing up in 1950s South Africa and her sister's suspicious death in a car accident.

"Beautiful and disturbing...It is a tragic tale, with echoes of cultural sexism and misogyny, yet a triumphant story of a young woman's liberation from this culture and her emergence as a writer." Joyce Carol Oates

"A rich and poignant memoir." J.M. Coetzee

Sheila Kohler was born in Johannesburg. She is the also the author of the novels "Dreaming for Freud", "Becoming Jane Eyre" and "Cracks". She teaches at Princeton University and lives in New York City.
199pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R210
A selection of Koos Kombuis' columns that appeared between 2005 and 2015 in publications such as Rapport, De Kat, Taalgenoot, and on websites such as LitNet en Netwerk24.

Musician and writer Koos Kombuis is also the author of the autobiography, "Seks, drugs & boeremusiek", and the novels, "Hotel Atlantis" and "The Secret Diary of God and Raka - die roman".
Kongo (J-C.) & Zeilig (L.) THOMAS SANKARA, voices of liberation
227pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R350
Thomas Sankara (1949-1987), a Burkinabé and military captain, became President of Burkina Faso in 1983, when he seized power in a coup and launched an ambitious programmes for social and economic change. He was overthrown and assassinated in a coup d'état led by Blaise Compaoré in 1987.

Jean-Claude Kongo and Leo Zeilig offer a perspective on Sankara in the context of major events in the history of the region and continent, together with a selection of his speeches, broadcasts, and interviews.

Jean-Claude Kongo works as a journalist in Ouagadougou.
Leo Zeilig is a writer and researcher on African history and politics.
Koopman (K-E.) BECAUSE I COULDN'T KILL YOU, a memoir
167pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R240
Kelly-Eve Koopman writes about her attempts to forget her mentally ill and emotionally abusive father who disappeared. She also writes about coming to terms with herself as a "brown, newly privileged 'elder millennial', caught between middle-class aspirations and social justice ideals." from the back cover

"A brilliant watcher and gifted wordsmith, Because I Couldn't Kill You is brave, spiritual and sexy. An insight into one of Kaaps's sharpest minds." Chase Rhys, author of Kinnes

Kelly-Eve Koopman is co-creator with Sarah Summers of Coloured Mentality, a web series debating what it means to be coloured.
Koorts (L.) DF MALAN, and the rise of Afrikaner nationalism
466 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R430
A biography of Dutch Reformed minister D.F.Malan, who led the National Party to victory in the 1948 elections in South Africa and who introduced the policy of "apartheid".

"An excellent, often spell-binding work that reveals the many dimensions of the man who dominated the Afrikaner nationalist movement." Hermann Giliomee, author of "The Afrikaners" and "The Last Afrikaner Leaders".

"...a history that is understanding but not apologetic, sympathetic but not justificatory." Jacob Dlamini, author of "Native Nostalgia" and co-author of "Categories of Persons" (with Megan Jones)

Also available in Afrikaans.

Lindie Koorts is a historian and postdoctoral fellow at the University of the Free State's Centre for Africa Studies.
380pp., illus., paperback, Durban, 2019. R355
In 1980/81 Granger Korff served as a combat paratrooper with 1 Parachute Battalion in South West Africa (Namibia) and Angola. He wrote about his experiences during the Bush War in his first book 19 with a Bullet. In this sequel he describes his return to civilian life and his struggle to recover from the trauma of war, initially in South Africa and later in the USA. He now lives in Los Angeles and runs a plumbing business.
Krebs (S.) DRAGONS & BUTTERFLIES, sentenced to die, choosing to live
654 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R260
Shani Krebs was caught in Thailand trafficking heroin and sentenced to 100 years in prison. He was freed after serving 18 years in Bangkwang Central Prison.
245pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R250
A memoir by South African-born playwright and screenwriter Helena Kriel, about her life and her brother death from AIDS.

Helena Kriel lives in Los Angeles and South Africa. She is the author of the screenplay Kama Sutra (co-written with Mira Nair) and the plays Pigs on Passion, Arachnid and I Can't Wait to Tie You to the Sofa. She teaches screenwriting for Spalding University's MFA in Writing Programme and is the founder and president of Baby Rhino Rescue.
291 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2009. R260
"In 1992, a gang leader was shot dead by an ANC member in Kroonstad. The murder weapon was then hidden on Antjie Krog's stoep. In 'Begging to Be Black', Krog begins by exploring her position in this controversial case. From there the book ranges widely on scope, both in time - reaching back to the days of Basotho king Moshoeshoe - and in space - as we follow Krog's experiences as a research fellow in Berlin, far from the Africa that produced her." from the flyleaf

This book is shortlisted for the 2010 Alan Paton Award for non-fiction.

Award-winning journalist and poet Antjie Krog has published eight volumes of poetry, several of which have been translated. The book, "Country of My Skull" (1998), her account of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission which she covered for the SABC and Mail & Guardian newspaper, won numerous awards, including the Alan Paton Award and the Olive Schreiner Award. It was followed in 2003 by "A Change of Tongue", in which she examines issues of transformation.
Kruger (D.W.) PAUL KRUGER, 'n biografie
638 pp., illus., hardback, d.w., Second Edition, Johannesburg, (1961, 1963) 2009. R340
This biography of Paul Kruger (1825-1904), 5th President of the South African Republic, was originally published in 1961 and 1963, in two consecutive volumes.

Kumalo (B.) BASSIE, my journey of hope
253pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2019. R320
Basetsana Kumalo was born in 1974 in Soweto. She won the Miss South Africa title in 1994 and became the first black presenter of the lifestyle TV show Top Billing. Later she partnered with the show's producer, Patience Stevens, to establish Tswelopele Productions. The company is accredited as one of South Africa's top 300 empowerment companies. Under the Bassie brand she has launched her own clothing range as well as an eyewear range and a cosmetics range. In 2004 Kumalo was voted 74th on the list of 100 Greatest South Africans.
Kurgan (T.) EVERYONE IS PRESENT, essays of photography, memory and family
277pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2018. R460
In this collection of essays that are part memoir, part travelogue, part analysis Terry Kurgan presents a family snapshot made by her Polish grandfather in 1939 on the eve of WWII as "a repository of multiple histories — public, private, domestic, familial and generational" and goes on to explore how photographs work: "what they conceal, how they mislead, what provocations they contain". from the inside front cover

"Kurgan has achieved something rare in this book: a truly dynamic fusion of text and image. She brings a deep knowledge of craft to everyday images, whether she’s teasing fugitive meanings from a creased pre-war snapshot or taking the pulse of an apparently impersonal digital image. The result is both a moving family memoir and an illuminating reflection on photography and memory." Ivan Vladislavić, author of "Portrait with Key" and "Double Negative"

"On the basis of a detailed war-time diary and a collection of family photos left by her grandfather, Terry Kurgan builds a gripping family memoir/detective story that takes us from Poland through Romania, Turkey and India to South Africa. Balancing her account of this global Jewish refugee journey with illuminating microscopic readings of seemingly ordinary images, Kurgan invites us into the intimacies of family in conditions of extremity, even as she zooms out again to explore the revelatory power and the frustrating limits of photographs in our search for the textures of past lives." Marianne Hirsch, author of "The Generation of Postmemory: Writing and Visual Culture after the Holocaust"

Artist and writer Terry Kurgan has won the FNB Vita Art Prize and the inaugural Mbokoda Photography Award. Her previous books are "Johannesburg Circa Now" (co-edited with Jo Rachtliffe) and "Hotel Yeoville". She lives in Johannesburg.
253pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2019. R275
A selection of journalist Murray La Vita's columns and essays in which he reflects on his childhood and youth, shares experiences from his travels to New York, Paris, Rome and Amsterdam, and more.

“Niemand kan soos Murray la Vita met feitlik geen besonderhede subtiliteite aandui nie (ek dink hy is ’n stilistiese sjamaan en ons behoort almal by hom te leer)....Met sintuiglike taal en 'n lieflik hoflike toon word onvergeetlike taferele heskep..." Antjie Krog, author of Country of My Skull and 'n Ander Tongval

Journalist Murray La Vita writes for Netwerk24 and Die Burger.
Ladds (B.) THE MADIBA APPRECIATION CLUB, a chef's story
247pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R240
Brett Ladds served as the executive chef of the South African government from 1994 to 200 under President Nelson Mandela and President Thabo Mbeki. During this time he managed the Presdential Guesthouse, cooked daily for the president and his guests, and catered for state banquets. Today he owns Chefs@566 restaurant in Pretoria.

"A must-read for a sense of life behind the scenes at the Presidential Guesthouse, and a refreshingly new perspective on Nelson Mandela." Aziz Pahad, former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
Lamprecht (D.) TANNIE POMPIE SE OORLOG, in die Driehoek van die Dood
224pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R185
Journalist Deon Lampbrecht tells the story of the van der Westhuizen family, who lived on a farm, Koedoesvlei, outside Tsumeb. Their farm was situated in the so-called Triangle of Death, the area through which Swapo insurgents entered South West Africa during the Border War. The story is told from the perspective of Roland de Vries, who commanded the unit, 61 Mechanised Battalion Group, and Pompie van der Westhuizen, whose husband and son-in-law were killed in a SWAPO ambush in 1982.
Latter (G.) ANGOLSH, scenes from an army camp
170pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R220
South African writer and film director Greg Latter's account of the three-months he spent in Angola on a South African Defence Force army camp in 1976.

Greg Latter is the recipient of the Thomas Pringle Award for Creative Writing (1982), the Sithengi Best Screenplay Award (2005), the SAFTA Best Screenplay Award (2007) and the Naledi Best Play Award (2011).
397 pp., illus., hardback, d.w. , Cape Town, 2014. R265
Autobiography of writer Jeremy Lawrence.

Jeremy Lawrence was born in 1935 in Cape Town. After travelling widely he returned to Cape Town in 1983, and has lived there ever since. He is the author of "Mix Me a Metaphor", "Unmentionables (and other euphemisms)" and "Hocus-Pocus, an A-Z of reduplicative words and phrases", as well as a biography of his father, politician and cabinet minister Harry Lawrence.
le Clos (C.) & Subrayan (M.) UNBELIEVABLE!,
109 pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R175
South African swimmer Chad le Clos relates the story of his rise to Olympic stardom to writer and motivational speaker Myan Subrayan. Chad le Clos beat Michael Phelps in the 200 metres butterfly final at the 2012 Olympics. He came second in the 100 metres butterfly final.
258pp., paperback, (Cape Town), 2019. R245
Stephen le Roux writes about growing up poor in Carnarvon, living next to the railway tracks and having to collect bottles and bones to sell so that the family could survive.
Lee (D.) SYD KITCHEN, scars that shine
281pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R260
South African guitarist, singer-songwriter and poet Sydney Kitchen (1951-2011) was born in Durban. He released nine albums, including "Africa's Not for Sissies" and "Across", and performed at "Splashy Fen" each year from 1990–2010. He also published a book of poetry and prose, "Scars that Shine".

Donvé Lee is also the author of the autobiographical novel "An Intimate War".
Leggatt (H.) ed. MAUDY OF THE LEVANT, a personal memoir
196pp., illus., paperback, Wilderness, 2012. R200
A self-published book compiled by Helen Leggatt who found Maudy Campling's notebooks and letters about her life in the Levant from 1841-1941. Maudy, born in 1898 in Turkey, eventually moves to South Africa in 1941.
217pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, No Place, 2019. R320
A coming-of-age memoir by Zambian-born and South African-based actor, music writer and performer, radio and TV presenter and voice-over artist Chilu Thema (born 1975).

Leon (T.) THE ACCIDENTAL AMBASSADOR, from Parliament to Patagonia
281 pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R220
Tony Leon was the South African Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay from 2009 to 2012. In this book he shares his experiences, as well as reflections on governance, economic policy and politics in South Africa and his host countries.

"As a fellow accidental ambassador, reading Tony Leon's adventures in the land of the original Evita and the gauchos reminded me there are reasons to be grateful we live in South Africa after all." Pieter Dirk Uys aka Evita Bezuidenhout

Prior to his diplomatic appointment Tony Leon was leader of the opposition in the South African parliament and leader of the Democratic Alliance. He was also an attorney of the High Court in South Africa and a former lecturer in Law at the University of the Witwatersrand. He writes a weekly column in Business Day newspaper, advises local and overseas businesses, and lectures in South Africa and abroad.
186pp., paperback, Reprint, London, (2018) 2019. R195
Deborah Levy was born in Johannesburg in 1959. Her father was a member of the African National Congress and spent time in prison. The family emigrated to the UK in 1968. She is the author of six novels, including Swimming Home and Hot Milk. The Cost of Living is the second part of a three-part autobiography. The first part, Things I Don't Want to Know, is also available.

"At the age of 50 and after decades of what sound like the usual patterns of north London family-making, she finds herself cast adrift from her marriage and, crucially, without any desire to swim back. We’re not given names or details, but that is not so much a matter of tact as irrelevance, since the story Levy tells, she insists, does not belong to her alone. It is the story of every woman throughout history who has expended her love and labour on making a home that turns out to serve the needs of everyone except The Cost of Living, Levy explicitly recuperates De Beauvoir’s position, not only by engaging closely with The Second Sex, but by going deeply into the philosopher’s personal struggles to reconcile sexual love with intellectual liberty. The result is a piece of work that is not so much a memoir as an eloquent manifesto for what Levy calls 'a new way of living' in the post-familial world." The Guardian

"Deborah Levy is a most generous writer. What is wonderful about this short, sensual, embattled memoir is that it is not only about the painful landmarks in her life - the end of a marriage, the death of a mother - it is about what it is to be alive. I can't think about any writer aside from Virginia Woolf who writes better about what is is to be a woman. This is a little book about a big subject. It is about how to find a new way of 'living'." Observer
Levy (D.) THINGS I DON'T WANT TO KNOW, a response to George Orwell's 1946 essay "Why I Write"
162pp., paperback, Reprint, London, (2013) 2018. R195
Deborah Levy was born in Johannesburg in 1959. Her father was a member of the African National Congress and spent time in prison. The family emigrated to the UK in 1968. She is the author of six novels, including Swimming Home and Hot Milk. Things I Don't Want to Know is the first in a three-part autobiography. The second part, The Cost of Living, is also available.

"Starting to read her response was like chancing upon an oasis. The writing is of such quality that you want to drink it in slowly. Orwell said: "Good prose is like a windowpane." He would have approved of Levy, although he might have been surprised by what she sees through the glass. The essay is a mini-memoir that moves between three countries: Mallorca (to which she flies to reflect), South Africa (where she grew up and where her father, an ANC supporter, was imprisoned) and England (where she describes her teenage years as a baffled exile in lime-green platform shoes, in Finchley)...She does not take issue with Orwell (he would admire the way she weaves South African politics into her narrative), but her triumph is to show that the will to write may not always be rational...It gives one – as does everything in this original, dreamy, unmissable essay – pause for thought." Kate Kellaway, The Guardian
Levy (L.) RADICAL ENGAGEMENTS, a life in exile
213 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2009. R180
An autobiography by South African trade unionist Lorna Levy, forced into exile in London in 1963 where she became a Labour Party Councillor. She also involved herself in the work of the ANC in exile. She and her husband Leon returned to live in Cape Town in 1997.
Levy (N.) THE FINAL PRIZE, my life in the anti-apartheid struggle
478 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R340
"Norman Levy was born in South Africa in 1929 and entered the liberation struggle at an early age. A defendant in the Treason Trial in 1956 he was later detained under the 90 Day Detention Law before being imprisoned in 1965 for three years under the suppression of Communism Act. Exiled for twenty-two years in the UK, where he taught history at Middlesex University, he returned to South Africa in 1990 to work on the transformation of the new public service. He was Professor Extraordinary at the School of Government at the University of the Western Cape before retiring in 2002." from the inside front cover
272 pp., illus., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (1974) 2013. R200
The first part of this book, 'Bandiet', was originally published in London in 1974 under the title, 'Bandiet: seven years in a South African jail', and was banned in South Africa. The book was finally published in South Africa in 1989. This book, 'Bandiet Out of Jail", which reproduces the original 1974 text in full and includes a collection of related work by the author, was first published in 2000. It was awarded the Olive Schreiner Prize in 2003.

Includes original prison drawings by Harold Strachan, twice in prison with Hugh Lewin in Pretoria.

After serving a seven year sentence for sabotage activities against the apartheid state, Hugh Lewin left South Africa in 1971. After spending ten years in exile in London and another ten years in Zimbabwe, he returned to South Africa in 1992 to become director of the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism in Johannesburg. He died in 2019. He is also the author of "Stones Against the Mirror", a book about his experience of being betrayed by his most trusted friend under interrogation, which won the 2012 Sunday Times Book Award.
Lewin (H.) STONES AGAINST THE MIRROR, friendship in the time of the South African struggle
189 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R200
"This is the book that was waiting to be written. There have been many accounts of life in the active struggle against the apartheid regime but this one is a fearless exploration of the deepest ground - the personal moral ambiguity of betrayal under brutal interrogation - actual betrayal of the writer by the most trusted associate and closest friend and the lifetime question of whether one would have betrayed that same friend under such circumstances, oneself. Hugh Lewin is the man to have faced this with the courage of a fine writer. Unforgettable, invaluable in facing now the ambiguities of our present, and future." Nadine Gordimer

Hugh Lewin (1931-2019) is the author of "Bandiet Out of Jail", about his time in jail. It won the 2003 Olive Schreiner Prize. After serving a seven year sentence for sabotage activities against the apartheid state he left South Africa in 1971. After spending ten years in exile in London and another ten years in Zimbabwe, he returned to South Africa in 1992 to become director of the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism in Johannesburg.
Lewis (H.P.) OLIVE SCHREINER, the other side of the moon
242 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R130
A biography of Olive Schreiner that draws on her letters, some of them previously unpublished.
Lin (M-C.) YELLOW AND CONFUSED, born in Taiwan, raised in South Africa, and making sense of it all
231pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R280
Ming-Cheau Lin's family emigrated from Taiwan to South Africa when she was three years old. She grew up in the largely Afrikaans Bloemfontein within a small East Asian community in the 1990s, and writes about being "an in-betweener". Lin is the author of Just Add Rice", a cookbook of Taiwanese recipes.
Linscott (G.) INTO THE RIVER OF LIFE, a biography of Ian Player
342 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R270
Conservationist, writer and lecturer Ian Player was born in Johannesburg in 1927. He started his career with the Natal Parks Board in 1952. While Warden of Umfolozi Game Reserve he started Operation Rhino to save the white rhino from extinction and established wilderness areas in iMfolozi and St Lucia. He also founded the Wilderness Leadership School, which led to the formation of the International Wilderness Leadership Foundation and the World Wilderness Congresses, first convened in 1977. He lives near Howick in Natal.
Lodge (T.) MANDELA, a critical life
274 pp., illus., paperback., Reprint, Oxford, (2006) 2008. R155
This biography provides insight into the shaping of Nelson's Mandela's personality and public persona, examines the sources of his almost mythic appeal and the extent to which he self-consciously created the status of political hero he enjoys.

Tom Lodge was a member of the Department of Political Studies at the University of Witwatersrand between 1978 and 2005. He is now Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at Limerick University in Ireland. He is the author of five other books on South African politics.
Louw (L.) JUMP!, an epic travel and soul adventure
259pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R260
In 2013 advocate Lenerd Louw, CEO and founder of two direct life insurance companies, resigned, moved out of his Clifton home, sold or gave away all his possessions and bought a one-way ticket to Lima, Peru. He travelled for five years, across five continents and 35 countries. Today he works as a coach, runs sexuality workshops and continues to travel.
Lowe (G.) GET ME TO 21, the Jenna Lowe story
438pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R265
Gabi Lowe writes about the four-year battle to save the life of her daughter Jenna Lowe, diagnosed with pulmonary arterial hypertension, a rare degenerative lung disease. Jenna died in June 2015, at the age of 20.
269 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R225
An autobiography by South African musician, journalist, filmmaker and playwright Roger Lucey (1954-). In the 1980s Roger Lucey's music career was destroyed by South African Security Police (BOSS) officer Paul Erasmus, who confessed to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission that he used criminal methods against Lucey because his protest songs were considered a threat to the apartheid regime.
Luck (D.) & Lillie (J.) SURVIVING FLIGHT 295, life after the Helderberg, a memoir
240 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R195
Dominique Luck was eight years old when Flight SA 295 crashed into the Indian Ocean just off Mauritius, killing all one hundred and fifty nine people on board, including Dominique's mother and baby sister.

"After reading this heartrending account I am again reminded, starkly, of my reasons for pursuing this case with such determination for 27 years. The evil done by the apartheid regime in transporting rocket fuel aboard a passenger aircraft, and its subsequent cover-up attempts and dishonesty in trying to make certain that the truth never comes out, must stand as a monument to government perfidy throughout all time." David Klatzow, forensic scientist

Dominique Luck lives in Cape Town. She works as a personal shopper and wardrobe consultant.
Joanne Lillie is a freelance journalist and communications consultant based in Cape Town.
Luthuli (A.) LET MY PEOPLE GO, the autobiography of Albert Luthuli
253 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2006. R360
Orignally published in 1962.

Introduction by Kader Asmal. Includes President Thabo Mbeki's address at the launch of the Luthuli Legacy Project.
Mabalane (K.) & Brodie (N.) I RAN FOR MY LIFE, my story
217pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2015) 2016 . R160
Autobiography by Kabelo Mabalane, also known by his stage name 'Bouga Luv'. Kwaito musician, songwriter and actor Kabelo Mabalane is a member of the kwaito trio TKZee, owner of Faith Records and co-founder of ShoutSA, a local music initiative to raise money to fight crime. He was the host of the television show "Kabelo's Boot Camp". He is also an athlete and has run the Comrades Marathon eight times. He writes about his struggle with and victory over drug addiction.He lives in Johannesburg.

Mechama Brodie is a journalist and author.
Mabenge (L.) BECOMING HIM, a trans memoir of triumph
202pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R220
Landa Mabenge was born in 1981 in Umtata, moved to Port Elizabeth as a child and studied at UCT. In 2014 he became the first known transgender man in South Africa to successfully motivate a medical aid to fund his gender affirming surgery. Mabenge works as a transgender activist and educationalist through his consultancy, Landa Mabenge Consulting. In 2017 he was selected for the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.

"Brilliantly written. Fiercely brave. Effortlessly inspiring. His story is one of never allowing circumstances to dictate your destiny." Nickolaus Bauer, ENCA journalist
Mabuza (L.) TAMBO LENYOKA, enduring friendships - Olof Palme & Thabo Mbeki
266pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R285
Poetry by Lindiwe Mabuza, in which she celebrates the lives of Oliver Tambo, Olof Palme and Thabo Mbeki. Also includes a poetic response by Thabo Mbeki to the poem, "When Hostility Reigns"; a tribute to Thabo Mbeki by Mpho Ngozi; transcripts of the first Olof Palme Memorial Lecture delivered by Oliver Tambo and an address against apartheid by Olof Palme to the Swedish People's Parliament.

Lindiwe Mabuza was Ambassador to Germany from 1995 to 1999, High Commissioner to Malaysia, Brunei and non-resident Ambassador to the Philippines from 1999 to 2001 and High Commissioner to the UK and Northern Ireland from 2001 to 2009
MacMillan (H.) CHRIS HANI, a Jacana pocket biography
152pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R140
A short biography of Chris Hani, Chief of Staff of Umkhonto we Siswe (MK), the military wing of the African National Congress (ANC) from 1987 to 1992, and General Secretary of the South African Communist Party (SACP) from 1991. He was assassinated in April 1993.

Historian Hugh MacMillan is currently a research associate at the African Studies Centre, Oxford University, and an extraordinary researcher at the University of the Western Cape. His most recent book is "The Lusaka Years: the ANC in exile in Zambia 1963-94".
MacMillan (H.) JACK SIMONS, teacher, scholar, comrade, a Jacana pocket biography
167pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R165
Also published in the USA.

Marxist scholar Jack Simons (1907-1995) taught at the University of Cape Town, and spent time with the ANC in exile in Zambia and in MK's camps in Angola. He helped produce the ANC's "Constitutional Guidelines" for post-apartheid South Africa.

Historian Hugh MacMillan is currently an extraordinary researcher at the University of the Western Cape. His most recent books are "The Lusaka Years: the ANC in exile in Zambia, 1963-94" and "Chris Hani".
MacMillan (H.) OLIVER TAMBO, a Jacana pocket biography
165pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R160
A short biography of Oliver Tambo that covers his role as a leader of the ANC in South Africa through the Defiance Campaign, the Congress of the People and the Treason Trial and, after Sharpeville in 1960, as the pre-eminent leader in exile in London, Tanzania and Zambia.

Historian Hugh MacMillan is currently a research associate at the African Studies Centre, Oxford University, and an extraordinary researcher at the University of the Western Cape. His most recent book is "The Lusaka Years: the ANC in exile in Zambia 1963-94".
Madikizela-Mandela (W.) 491 DAYS, prisoner number 1323/69
249 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R220
In 1969 Winnie Mandela was detained and place in solitary confinement for 491 days under the notorious Terrorism Act. This book includes the journal she wrote while in detention, as well as some of the letters written between affected parties at the time. Many of the letters are written to and by Nelson Mandela, then on Robben Island.

Foreword by Ahmed Kathrada.
Madondo (B.) SIGH, THE BELOVED COUNTRY, braai talk, rock 'n roll & other stories
502pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R300
A collection of essays, memoirs, interviews, profiles, and travelogues by Bongani Madondo, author of "Hot Type: artists, icons & god-figurines" and "I'm Not Your Weekend Special: portraits on the life-style & politics of Brenda Fassie".

Foreword by Rian Malan.

"I found Madondo slightly unsettling. He has a penetrating gaze, and a sympathetic tone during interviews that invites you to more than just share the basic facts. In this way, he manages to capture the essence of his interviewees. His portraits come out almost 3D." Zolani Mahola, lead singer of Freshlyground

"I'd heard rumours about him. Some mythmaking and mysticism was goin' on, all at once. Some said he's full of shit. Some that he's retired in his early thirties and moved back to the village. Some said all he wants to do is compose for big band jazz orchestras, while others said his heart is still in it: The written word. We had a magazine to publish. We were on deadline. We tracked him down and commissioned a film review, full page. He travelled over 50 kilometres from his village to watch Djo wa Tunbda's set-in-Kinshasa's thriller, 'Viva Riva!' far off in the city at night, hiked back and worked on the piece overnight. When we switched on the following day: There, in full glory, was the most inciteful cinema review I'd read all year. We hired him immediately. At 'Rolling Stone', Madondo invented a new reportorial form altogether: Gonzoid, gothic, punk, township, spiritual and full of magic. His readers called it Afro Punk journalism, just as Fela Kuti has Afro-Beat. The man's possessed." Miles Keylock, publisher and ex-editor, Rolling Stone magazine

Bongani Madondo lives between Johannesburg, Cape Town and the Eastern Cape.
Maestro (K.) THE POLITICIAN, a novel
281pp., paperback, No Place, 2018. R200
A coming of age novel about a young black woman lured into a relationship with a powerful and wealthy politician.

Magena (M.) TRIUMPHS AND HEARTACHES, a courageous journey by South African patriots
335pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R260
The autobiography of Mosibudi Mangena, a lifelong member of the Black Consciousness Movement. Instrumental in organising the interim structure of the Black People’s Convention (BPC), he was elected as the organisation’s National Organiser in 1972. As a result of his political activities he was arrested, charged under the Terrorism Act, and imprisoned on Robben Island from 1973-8. After his release he was banned for five years and placed under house arrest. In 1981 Mengena and his family left the country for exile in Botswana, where he was elected as Chairperson of the Botswana Region of the Black Consciousness Movement of Azania (BCMA). He also served as a member of the central committee from 1982-1994. Mangena returned to South Africa in 1994 after the first democratic elections and was elected as President of the Azanian People’s Organisation (AZAPO). He was re-elected in 1998 and after the 1999 general election became AZAPO’s only Member of Parliament (MP). In 2001 he was appointed Deputy Minister of Education and served as Minister of Science and Technology from 2004 to 2009. When Thabo Mbeki resigned as President of South Africa AZAPO withdrew Mangena from his ministerial position.
Mangena is the author of four other books: "On Your Own" (1989), "A Twin World" (1996), "A Quest for True Humanity" (1996), and "My Grand Mother is Permanent" (2004).
Magona (S.) FROM ROBBEN ISLAND TO BISHOPSCOURT, the biography of Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane
300 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R300
Njongonkulu Ndungane succeeded Desmond Tutu as Archbishop of Cape Town.
Magubane (B.) & Mzamane (M.V.) BERNARD MAGUBANE, my life & times
387 pp., illus., paperback, Pietermaritzberg, 2010. R280
An autobiography by prominent ANC member, academic and author Bernard Magubane.

Bernard Magubane was born on a farm near Colenso in Natal in 1930. He grew up in Cato Manor in Durban, became a teacher, and in 1961 was awarded a scholarship to study in the USA. He taught anthropology at the University of Connecticut for twenty-seven years and returned to South Africa after his retirement in 1997. He is Professor Emeritus in Anthropology at the University of Connecticut and Director of the South Africa Democracy Education Trust. His books include "The Political Economy of Race and Class in South Africa" (1979), "The Ties That Bind" (1987" and "The Making of a Racist State" (1996).
Magubane (P.) photo. MAN OF THE PEOPLE, a photographic tribute to Nelson Mandela
204 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2008. R300
Includes the essays, "Through the Lens of a Resilient Storyteller" by Melanie Lawrence,
"'The Goodest Man in the World'" by Raymond Louw, and
"Generosity of Spirit" by Benjamin Pogrund.

Photographer Peter Magubane began his career in 1954 with Drum magazine. He joined the Rand Daily Mail newspaper in 1966. In 1990 he was selected as Nelson Mandela's offocial photographer to chronicle South Africa's transition to democracy.
Makgoba (T.) FAITH & COURAGE, praying with Mandela
223pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R280
Foreword by Graça Machel.

Thabo Makgoba's autobiography. He grew up in Alexandra township and studied at the University of the Witwatersrand and St Pauls College in Grahamstown. He became Archbishop of Cape Town on 31 December 2007, the youngest person ever to be elected to this position, and ministered to Nelson Mandela in the last few years of his life.

"A riveting account of one young black South African who beat the odds to become head of the Anglican church and courageously holds the government's feet in the fire." Desmond Tutu

"A moving tribute to Madiba whom Archbishop Makgoba celebrates as an exemplar and courage." Thabo Mbeki
Makhoba (M.) & Tom (P.) THE STORY OF ONE TELLS THE STRUGGLE OF ALL, metalworkers under apartheid, with an introduction by Paul F Stewart
169pp., illus., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, 2018. R100
A reprint of two books: The Sun Shall Rise for the Workers by Mandlenkosi Makhoba, first published in 1984 and My Life Struggle by Petrus Tom, first published in 1985.

Mandlenkosi Makhoba tells the story of the struggles of metalworkers in the hostels and factories of the East Rand (now Ekurhuleni). Petrus Tom tells the story of his life and work in the Vaal Triangle, first as a metal worker in a cable factory and later as a full-time union organiser.
Malan (R.) MY TRAITOR'S HEART, blood and bad dreams: a South African explores the madness in his country, his tribe and himself
519pp., paperback, Reprint, London, (1990) 2015. R230
A reprint of writer and journalist Rian Malan's memoir, with a new introduction by the author.

"A tragic masterpiece and a classic of our time" Time Out

"The remorseless exercise of a reporter's anguished conscience gives us a South Africa we thought we knew all about: but we knew nothing." John Le Carré

Rian Malan was born in 1954. In the 1970s he went to work as a crime reporter on a Johannesburg daily, and encountered the poverty, injustice and violence caused by apartheid. In 1977 he fled to the USA to avoid military service. On his return in the late 1980s he wrote this book. Rian Malan is also the author of "Resident Alien", a collection of his articles and essays. He lives in Johannesburg.
Mama (C.) FORGIVENESS REDEFINED, a young woman's journey towards forgiving the apartheid assassin who brutally murdered her father
206pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R280
Forgiveness advocate and public speaker Candice Mama's account of how she has dealt with the torture and murder of her father, Glenack Masilo Mama, by former South African Police colonel Eugene de Kock. Glenack Mama was one of the 'Nelspruit Four' killed by apartheid operatives in 1992. Candice Mama met de Kock in prison in 2014, chose to forgive him and later publicly supported his parole application.
Mandela (N.) GOING TO THE MOUNTAIN, life lessons from my grandfather, Nelson Mandela
258pp., paperback, London, 2018. R320
In 1993, at the age of 11, Ndaba Mandela left Soweto to live with Nelson Mandela. He writes about his life with his grandfather, and includes traditional Xhosa stories and sayings.
Mandela (N.) I AM NDILEKA, more than my surname
245pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R260
A memoir by Ndileka Mandela, the daughter of Thembekile Mandela, Nelson Mandela's son from his first wife, Evelyn Mase Mandela. A former ICU nurse and social activist, she heads the Thembekile Mandela Foundation, the rural upliftment organisation she founded in 2014 in memory of her father who was killed in a car accident in 1969.
Mandela (N.) LONG WALK TO FREEDOM, the autobiography of Nelson Mandela
768 pp., illus., paperback, Reprint, London, (1994) 2012. R340
Nelson Mandela's autobiography.
Mandela (N.) NELSON MANDELA BY HIMSELF, the authoried book of quotations
189 pp., hardback, d.w., First S.A.Edition, Johannesburg, 2011. R160
The authorised collection of quotations gathered from Nelson Mandela's private papers, speeches, correspondence and audio recordings, organised into over 300 categories for easy reference.
Mandela (N.) & Langa (M.) DARE NOT LINGER, the presidential years, with a prologue by Graça Machel
359pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., London, 2017. R325
This book draws heavily on a memoir Nelson Mandela began writing as he prepared to conclude his term as President. Using Mandela's unfinished draft, detailed notes that Mandela made and previously unseen archive material, South African author Mandla Langa has completed the book.

Mandla Langa is the author of several novels, including "The Lost Colours of the Chameleon", which won the 2009 Commonwealth Writer's Prize for Best Book in the African region.
261 pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R225
Autobiography by Zoleka Mandela, Nelson Mandela's granddaughter and Zindzi Mandela's daughter. She tells of the loss of her 13-year-old daughter, Zenani, in a car accident, her struggle with drugs and alcohol, the death of her 2-day-old baby, Zenawe, and her fight against breast cancer.

Foreword by her grandmother, Winnie Madikizela Mandela.
210pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R350
Foreword by Grahame Hayes.

"N. Chabani Manganyi is that rare thing in South Africa - a genuine and independent intellectual. His writings are, and always have been, more interesting and trustworthy for that. He has never courted popularity or personal glory. In this day and age of manufacturing and manipulating history his recollections are a sober corrective." Tim Couzens, author of "Tramp Royal: The True Story of Trader Horn" (1992)

Clinical psychologist and academic Noel Chabani Manganyi was born in Limpopo Province. After being awarded a Doctorate in Psychology from the University of South Africa he was given a post-doctoral fellowship at Yale. In 1976 Professor Manganyi took up a professorship at the University of Transkei, where he established the Department of Psychology and served as its first chair. In 1990 he became Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of the North. He served as Director-General in the Department of Education from 1994-1999 and was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Pretoria from 2003-2006. He is the author of "Being-Black-in-the-World" (1973), "Reverie" (1977), and "Looking Through the Keyhole" (1981). He has also written biographies on the novelist Es'kia Mphahlele, ("Exiles and Homecomings" and "Bury Me at the Marketplace"), on the painter Gerard Sekoto, ("A Black Man Called Sekoto" and "Gerard Sekoto: I am an African"), and on the artist Dumile Feni ("The Beauty of the Line").
Mangcu (X.) BIKO, a biography
348 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R290
"Xolela Mangu has brought Biko back to our lives. A must-read." Ngugi wa Thiong'o

"Mangu explores the complexities of his leadership and offers a far richer treatment of Biko than we have had thus far." Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Alphonso Fletcher University Professor, Harvard University

"Mangu's grasp of black consciousness is too limited to allow him the scope to deal with Biko in a satisfactory manner. Consequently he arbitrarily locates Biko's philosophy and political inspiration in the Eastern Cape's great Xhosa warriors of the 19th century and ends up reducing him to a Xhosa boy from the Ginsberg township." Andile Mngitama, in the Mail & Guardian

"A brilliant biography...a landmark in Biko studies." Jeff Peires

This book is short-listed for the 2013 Alan Paton Non-Fiction Award.

Xolela Mangcu is Founding Director of the Steve Biko Foundation and Assistant Editor and columnist for The Sunday Independent. He is also Executive Chairman of the Platform for Public Deliberation, University of the Witwatersrand, and Excutive Director of the Human Sciences Research Council.
300 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2008. R145
An autobiography by Shanthee Manjoo, a retired teacher who lives in Pietermaritzburg, where she grew up.

"Shanthee contributes richly to our history of education in KwaZulu Natal, then known as the Province of Natal. She experiences this education altogether in eight institutions, mostly Indian, in terms of the prevailing apartheid policies." Fatima Meer, in her foreword.
Manning (I.) NO REWARD FOR DUTY, a biographical note on the life and career of Captain G.V.Legassick DSC RD RNR
278pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R350
Captain G.V.Legassick DSC RD Royal Navy Reserve (1904-1964) served with distinction in the British Merchant Service. During WWII he served in escort ships in the North Atlantic and the Western Approaches. He was the Captain-Superintendent of the South African Nautical College '"General Botha" from 1947 to 1958.
Marais (C.) THE JOURNEY MAN, a South African reporter's stories
252pp., illus., paperback, Cradock, 2015. R220
Foreword by Dave Mullany, editor of Scope Magazine (1978-1996)

Between 1976 and 1990 journalist Chris Marais worked for the Rand Daily Mail and for Scope Magazine. He went on to edit Living Africa for seven years before joining forces with his wife, Julienne du Toit, in 1997. They have published several books together, including "Karoo Keepsakes", "Karoo Keepsakes II" and "Road tripper - Eastern Cape Karoo".

Marinovich (G.) SHOTS FROM THE EDGE, a photojournalist's encounters with conflict and resilience
218pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R250
Photojournalist, filmmaker and author Greg Marinovich recounts his experiences covering war and conflict throughout Africa and around the world. Over a period of 25 years he worked in South Africa, Angola, Mozambique, Uganda, Somalia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Chechnya, India, Saudi Arabia, Palestine and the USA.

Marinovich was a member of the Bang-Bang Club, and co-author of The Bang-Bang Club: snapshots of a hidden war. His book, Murder at Small Koppie: the truth behind the Marikana massacre, won the 2017 ALan Paton Award. He was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University in 2013/14 and teaches visual journalism at Boston University's journalism school and at Harvard University.
Marinovich (G.) & Silva (J.) THE BANG-BANG CLUB, snapshots from a hidden war
320 pp., illus., paperback, Reprint, London, (2000) 2001. R170
Foreword by Desmond Tutu.

Photographers Greg Marinovich, Joao Silva, Ken Oosterbroek and Kevin Carter covered the war in the townships of South Africa in the 1990s. In 1994 Ken Oosterbroek was killed by a stray bullet and Kevin Carter committed suicide weeks after he won a Pulitzer Prize. The two surviving members of the group tell the story.
Maritz (P.) KRUIS EN DWARS DEUR OU SUIDWES, herinneringe van 'n pelskoper
220pp., illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2016. R180
A collection of autobiographical writings by Piet Maritz (!928-2011). Born in South Africa, for thirty-seven years Maritz travelled across what was then South West Africa buying sheepskins.
Marnewick (M.) COACH, the life and soccer times of Clive Barker
232pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R240
A memoir of South African soccer coach Clive Barker (born 1944 in Durban). He led the South African national team to their only African Nations Cup title in 1996. He currently manages Mpumalanga Black Aces in the Premier Soccer League.
Martin (D-A.) WE DON'T TALK ANOUT IT. EVER, a girl who searched for love but found destruction instead
263pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R225
A memoir about addiction and recovery.

"Searing, beautiful and breathtaking." Rehana Rossouw, author of "New Times"

"Desiree-Martin has spun the straw of addiction into gold." Dawn Garisch, The life Righting Collective

Desiree-Anne Martin grew up in Cape Town in the 1980s. A recovering addict, she is a published poet, an addictions counsellor and a post-graduate student.
Martin (J.) A MILLIMETRE OF DUST, visiting ancestral sites
269 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2008. R235
A travel memoir in which Julia Martin describes her journey with her family from Cape Town to the Northern Cape to visit Stone Age archaeological sites.

"A delightful journey through the natural and cultural history of the Cape. This is an odyssey that explores the living landscape and allows Martin to excavate its underlying stories. It's well worth the trip". John Parkington, Professor of Archaeology, University of Cape Town.

"It is a story of our past and our present and our future. It is a poem to the country, then and now." Mike Nicol

Julia Martin teaches in the English Department at the University of the Western Cape. She is also the author of the novel, "Writing Home".
Martin (J.) THE BLACKRIDGE HOUSE, a memoir
252pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R260
Julia Martin writes about her search for her aging mother's early childhood home in Blackridge outside Pietermaritzburg.

"The narrative keeps sharpening its lenses...everything is irrevocably interwoven, but miraculously so." Antjie Krog, author of Country of my Skull

"The Blackridge House is a quiet masterpiece - a page-turning story told with deep empathy and insight, in luminous prose." Mark Gevisser, author of Lost and Found in Johannesburg

Julia Martin is Professor in the English Department at the University of the Western Cape. She is the author of the novel, Writing Home, the travel memoir A Millimetre of Dust and Nobody Home: writing, Buddhism, and living in places, a collection of correspondence and interviews with American poet and essayist Gary Snyder.
Masekela (H.) & Cheers (D.M.) STILL GRAZING, the musical journey of Hugh Masekela
394pp., illus,. paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2004) 2015. R225
Autobiography of South African jazz musician Hugh Masekela.

"Even though 'Still Grazing', Hugh Masekela’s biography, carries a subtitle that refers to his musical journey, the book is, in a word, the spiritual journey of black South Africans. Very few people have straddled so many eras, from the early sixties before the teeth of the Group Areas Act started biting, during a period of renaissance in the arts, through the years of exile that spanned almost three decades, to the years in post-apartheid South Africa. While a well-known raconteur and bon vivant, Hugh Masekela's journey is a representation of the invincibility of the human spirit. He has endured everything life could throw at him, from reaching stellar heights in his musical career to trawling the depths of desperation in active addiction. In all these different circumstance, Masekela has conducted himself with singular courage. His story, then, told in an accessible language that connected with all walks of life, is a story of a man who refused to be defined by circumstances that had defeated many of his peers. Anyone who has worked with him will attest to a greatness of spirit of a man who spurs us to excel in all our strivings. To the people in the international arena, Masekela's name is synonymous with the name of the country of his birth, South Africa." Mandla Langa

"He lived to put his native South Africa on the front stage. Not with a gun, but with his trumpet. Singing and playing deep into the heart of apartheid darkness; bringing light and hope. Laughter and rebirth. Touching lives. Giving hope. Helping to rebuild the land of his birth. Sharing his vision for a better world for the children of tomorrow. Hugh Masekela ... A genius of our time ..." Don Mattera

"Music is the soaring theme that carries a rough ride … Hugh Masekela has survived it all, tells it all ardently, ribald and honest, from his admirable perspective of wisdom gained." Nadine Gordimer

"A wild tale as forceful and engaging as a Masekela trumpet solo." Paul Simon

Mashaba (H.) & Morris (I.) BLACK LIKE YOU, an autobiography
237 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2012) 2017. R270
Herman Mashaba was born in 1959 in the rural village of GaRamotse, thirty kilometers north of Pretoria. In 1985 he started the first black-owned haircare company in South Africa and went on to become one of the country's wealthiest entrepreneurs. Currently he is Mayor of Johannesburg.

"I appeal to the government to save taxpayers money and stop writing more reports and instead study Herman Mashaba's autobiography." Moeletsi Mbeki

"A better role model, truer patriot and son of the soil I can hardly imagine. At a time when somewhat limited and even rapacious young business leaders descend on the trough of public tenders, our youth would do well to read 'Black Like Me'." Justice Dikgang Moseneke
Mashinini (E.) STRIKES HAVE FOLLOWED ME ALL MY LIFE, a South African autobiography
166 pp., illus., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (1989) 2012. R205
A reprint of trade union organiser and gender-rights activist Emma Mashinini's autobiography, with new acknowledgements and a new foreword by Jay Naidoo.

"When the manuscript of this book was put into my hands I began to skim through it. I became totally engrossed and unable to put it down. It is about being a woman. There is no one who will read unmoved the terrible description of how, while in solitary confinement in prison, Emma Mashinini forgot the name of her own daughter. There is no woman who will not feel the pain of that." Sheena Duncan (1923-2010), President of The Black Sash

"I met Emma Mashinini when she was staying in Denmark. She came to us because she had been treated so horribly during her imprisonment; and because she was still suffering from the physical and psychological consequences. In spite of the extremely difficult period that Emma Mashinini had to live through, she still had the strength to show great compassion and humanity towards other people. Her book is saturated with this humanity. It gives a wise and courageous account of her sufferings in jail. Read this book, read how this courageous woman all her life fights for what she feels is right - learn from Emma Mashinini what human dignity means." Dr Inge Kemp Genefke, International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims, Denmark

"This book reminds us of a challenge that is often forgotten in the hustle and bustle of the struggle for national liberation: the challenge to men and women involved in the different facets of the liberation struggle to reflect upon our common humanity and to ensure that in 'building tomorrow today' we pay attention to the triple oppression of women. Emma Mashinini has tackled those areas of our lives that we normally obscure for fear of being hurt. She has shared the pain, but it is a pain that is rooted in hope and therefore an experience of libertion, not of hatred. I hope that men and women everywhere will read and listen to Emma Mashinini's words as she confronts her own life. There are no words for this achievement - the discipline of creating space and time in this very repressive, stifling atmosphere." Brigalia Bam, Independent Non-Executive Chairperson and Member of the Audit Committee, AfriCentric Investment Corportation

Emma Mashinini was born in Johannesburg in 1929. At the age of 26 she started work at a clothing factory, was elected as a shop steward and later appointed as a floor supervisor. In 1975 she took up a position as the first General Secretary of the Commercial, Catering and Allied Workers' Union of South Africa (CCAWUSA). She was arrested in 1981 under the Terrorism Act and spent six months in solitary confinement. In 1985, through her role in CCAWUSA, she was involved in the formation of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU). In 1986 she was appointed head of the Department of Justice and Reconciliation, and later as Deputy Chairperson of the National Manpower Commission and Commissioner for Land Restitution. She lives in Pretoria.
Masilela (E.) NUMBER 43 TRELAWNEY PARK, KwaMagogo, untold stories of ordinary people caught up in the struggle against apartheid
227 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2007. R210
Number 43 Trelawney Park, in Manzini, Swaziland, was for many years a safe house and base of operations for the ANC. The house became known as "KwaMagogo" (place of the grandmother), after Rebecca Makgomo Masilela - the author's mother - who sheltered and supported many of the ANC cadres who operated from Swaziland.

Elias Masilela tells the story of the ANC and PAC cadres who passed through the house in which he grew up and provides background information on the Church Street bombing, the activities of Eugene de Kock, Craig Williamson and Dirk Coetzee, and the defection of Glory September.
Mathebula (M.) THE BACKROOM BOY, Andrew Mlangeni's story
218pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R320
Foreword by Kgalema Motlanthe.

Andrew Mlangeni was born in Soweto in 1925. He joined the Communist Party of South Africa and the ANC Youth League while still at school. In 1954 he joined the ANC, and was selected as one of the first members to receive military training in China. In 1963 he was arrested and sentenced to life imprisonment at the Rivonia Trial. He spent 25 years on Robben Island. After his release he served as a Member of Parliament for the ANC from 1994 to 1999.

Mandla Mathebula is Chief Communications Director for the Ministry of Water and Environmental Affairs. He is also the author of "800 Years of Tsonga History".
152 pp., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (1987) 2009. R160
A reprint of Don Mattera's famous autobiographical essay about his life in Sophiatown, covering his teenage years from 1948 to 1962.

Award-winning writer Don Mattera was born in 1935 in Western Native Township across the road from Sophiatown, a multicultural suburb bulldozed by the apartheid government in 1955 and replaced by the white suburb of Triomf. Partly under the influence of Trevor Huddleston, Don Mattera began writing about the struggle for liberation and produced many poems, stories and plays, among them "Azanian Love Song". He also worked as a journalist and was imprisoned, tortured and banned by the authorities.
Mavimbela (V.) TIME IS NOT THE MEASURE, a memoir
426pp., colour illus., paperback, (Johannesburg), (2018). R325
Autobiography by Vusi Mavimbela, former Director General of the National Intelligence Agency under Thabo Mbeki, and former Director General in the Presidency under Jacob Zuma. He is currently South Africa's ambassador to Zimbabwe.

"..this is the most freely written and undiplomatic memoir of a former Umkhonto we Sizwe combatant (and later super spy) that I have read....This book was completed shortly before the great changes in national leadership took place in December 2017. It took courage to write it then. It says something for the author that not a line needs to be altered now. If it has one overarching motif, it is that long service in the struggle in itself carries no entitlement to either power, riches or fame. As the book's title signals, this is a book about time. And it's about time that this book appears." Albie Sachs, former judge on the Constitutional Court of South Africa
Mbali (F.) IN TRANSIT, autobiography of a South African freedom fighter
237 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R225
Fanele Mbali was born in 1937 in eQolweni, a village in the Eastern Cape. In 1958 he joined the ANC Youth League and in 1962 he was sent to study in the USSR. As a member of Umkhonto weSiswe, he remained in exile until 1991. On his return to South Africa he taught at the University of the Transkei. Currently he is Treasurer General of the ANC Veterans League.
Mbalo (S.) DEAR BULLET, or a letter to my shooter
89 pp., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2014. R160
Afterword by Antjie Krog.

Sixolile Mbalo was born in 1986 in the village of Mpandela in rural Eastern Cape. In 2001, aged thirteen, she was repeatedly raped, shot, and left for dead in a pit latrine. She now lives in Cape Town and gives talks for Rape Crisis and NICRO and at prison centres. Her book, a University of the Western Cape multilingual writing project, was co-written with South African authors Sindiwe Magona and Antjie Krog.
Mbanga (W. & T.) SERETSE & RUTH,
387pp., paperback, Reprint, London, (2005) 2016. R250
Reprint of Wilf and Trish Mbanga's account of the marriage between Seretse Khama, heir to the Kingdom of Bamangwato, and Ruth Williams, who worked as a clerk for a firm of underwriters at Lloyd's of London. Their plans to marry caused controversy with the apartheid government of South Africa, the British government, and the tribal elders in Bechuanaland. Seretse Khama became the first President of independent Botswana in 1966 and Ruth Khama was an influential, politically active First Lady during his four consecutive terms as president.

Foreword by Alexander McCall Smith.
Mbeki (G.) LEARNNG FROM ROBBEN ISLAND, the prison writings of Govan Mbeki, compiled by Colin Bundy
336pp., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (!991) 2015. R210
This book was first published as "Learning from Robben Island: the prison writings of Govan Mbeki". Includes a new afterword by Colin Bundy.

A collection of essays, written by Govan Mbeki (1910-2001) while in prison on Robben Island. They were written for his fellow prisoners and their aim was to educate politically.

Govan Mbeki (1910-2001) was a leader of the African National Congress (ANC) and of the South African Communist Party (SACP). In 1964, after the Rivonia Trial, he was imprisoned on charges of terrorism and treason, together with Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Raymond Mhlaba, Ahmed Kathrada and other ANC leaders. He was released in 1987, and served in South Africa's post-apartheid Senate from 1994 to 1997 as Deputy President of the Senate. He then served in the Senate's successor, the National Council of Provinces, from 1997 to 1999.
Mda (Z.) SOMETIMES THERE IS A VOID, memoirs of an outsider
559 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R260
South African playwright and novelist Zakes Mda is also a musician, film maker and beekeeper. He is also a professor of creative writing at Ohio University. His novels include "Ways of Dying" (M-Net Book Prize), "Heart of Redness" (Commonwealth Writers' Prize), "Cion", and "Black Diamond". His plays include "We Shall Sing for the Fatherland" and "The Hill' (Amstel Playwright of the Year Award). He has also published short stories, poetry and literary criticism.
Mdluli (D.) SERVE, SUFFER, AND SACRIFICE, the memoirs of Dan Makhiyana Zwelonke Mdluli
69pp., colour illus., paperback, Third Edition, Department of Military Veterans, No Place, (1973) 2018. R280
First published in 1973 in the UK as Robben Island: the memoirs of Dan Makhiyana Zwelonke Mdluli

In previous editions of this book Mdluli used fictional names to protect fellow prisoners and comrades.

Dan Mduli joined Poqo, the armed wing of the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), in 1962. He was arrested in 1963, charged with belonging to a banned organisation, tortured and sentenced to 30 months imprisonment. After organising a hunger strike at Kroonstad prison he was sent to Robben Island. After his release he went into exile in Swaziland. When the PAC was expelled from Swaziland in 1978 he was detained and eventually deported to Canada, where he served as the PAC's chief representative. He returned to South Africa in 1994 and was a district councillor for the Nkangala District Municipality until he retired in 2011.
259pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R300
Foreword by Winnie Mandela. Introduction by Shamim Meer, who helped her mother work on the manuscript of this autobiography after her stroke in 2002, and finalised the manuscript after her death.

Writer, sociologist and activist Fatima Meer (1928-2010) was one of the founding members of the Federation of South African Women. She was banned several times, was detained without trial, and survived an assassination attempt. She was on the staff of the University of Natal from 1956 to 1988, where she founded the Institute for Black Research. She was also a fellow of the London School of Economics, and received two honorary doctorates for her work. Her books include "The Trial of Andrew Zondo" and "Higher Than Hope", a biography of Nelson Mandela.
Meersman (B.) A CHILDHOOD MADE UP, living with my mother's madness
237pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2020. R290
Brent Meersman's memoir about growing up in Cape Town in the 1970s and 1980s with his mother, a horse-loving artist struggling with schizophrenia, and his father, who battled alcoholism and depression.

"Infinitely poignant, acutely written, often witty . . . Through pain and grief, larded with comic flashes, Meersman skilfully guides us to an unexpected and deeply moving redemption." Justice Edwin Cameron

"Cathartic, insightful, funny and most of all, courageous." Zapiro

Brent Meersman is a journalist and writer based in Cape Town. His books include Primary Coloured, Reports before Daybreak, Five Lives at Noon, 80 Gays Around the World and Sunset Claws.
Mentor (V.) NO HOLY COWS, moments in my political life: 2002-2017
226pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R239
Vytjie Mentor is a former ANC Member of Parliament. She writes about corruption in government, which she claims has become endemic to the ANC, and alleges she’s been a target of President Jacob Zuma’s sexual advances. She was among the first to blow the whistle on state capture when she said she had been offered a ministerial position by the Gupta family.

Meredith (M.) AFRIKANER ODYSSEY, the life and times of the Reitz family
215pp., illus., maps, paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R250
A portrait of the influential Reitz family over three generations, focusing especially on Frank William Reitz (1810-1881); Frank Reitz (1844-1934), Chief Justice and President of the Orange Free State (1844-1934); and Deneys Reitz (1882-1944), whose books include "Commando: a Boer journal of the Boer War".

Martin Meredith has written many books on Africa, including "The State of Africa: a history of fifty years of independence", "Coming To Terms: South Africa's search for truth", "Nelson Mandela: a biography", "Fischer's Choice: a biography of Braam Fischer", "South Africa's New Era: the 1994 election", "In the Name of Apartheid: South Africa in the Postwar Era", "Diamonds, Gold and War. the making of South Africa" and "The State of Africa, a history of the continent since independence."
Meredith (M.) MANDELA, a biography
652 pp., map, illus., paperback, Revised S.A. Edition, Johannesburg, (1997) 2010. R210
An updated edition of Martin Meredith's biography of Nelson Mandela.

Journalist, biographer and historian Martin Meredith is the author of many books on Africa, including "Diamonds, Gold and War: the making of South Africa", "Mugabe: power, plunder and the struggle for Zimbabwe", and "Coming to Terms: South Africa's Search for the Truth".
Metelerkamp (J.) INGRID JONKER, a poet's life
249 pp., 4to., illus., paperback, Hermanus, 2012. R295
A biography of poet Ingrid Jonker. This biography is an expanded version of the Afrikaans, "Beeld van 'n digterslewe", published in 2003. The book is made up mostly of extracts from Ingrid Jonker's many letters and of conversations with her family, colleagues and friends.

Metelerkamp (P.) INGRID JONKER, 'n biografie
437pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R300
Afrikaans poet Ingrid Jonker was born in 1933 in the Northern Cape. Her debut volume of poetry, "Ontvlugting", was published in 1956. In 1964, she received the APB Award for her second collection of poems, "Rook en Oker". Ingrid is recognised as one of the group of writers known as the “Sestigers”. She committed suicide in 1965. Her third volume of poetry, "Kantelson", was published posthumously in 1966. Nelson Mandela read her poem, "Die kind (wat doodgeskiet is deur soldate by Nyanga)", in English translation, during his address at the opening of the first democratically elected Parliament in May 1994.

Publisher and writer Petrovna Metelerkamp is the author of "Ingrid Jonker, beeld van 'n digterslewe" and "Ingrid Jonker, a poet's life" and compiler of "Gesprekke oor Ingrid Jonker". She lives in Vermont.
Metelerkamp (P.) comp. INGRID JONKER, beeld van 'n digterslewe
253 pp., 4to., illus., paperback, Reprint, Hermanus, (2003) 2007. R250
Journalist Petrovna Metelerkamp's interest in Ingrid Jonker began when she got to know some of the poet's close friends shortly after her suicide in 1965. This biography is based largely on extracts from her correspondence and conversations with her friends and colleagues.
337pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R220
Foreword by Ahmed Kathrada.

Sindiso Mfenyana was born in 1940 in the Eastern Cape. He was recruited into the ANC underground while at Fort Hare University, went into exile in Botswana, and received further education in the Soviet Union. After graduating in 1967 from the Kiev Economics Institute he was deployed to Budapest to represent the ANC Youth Section at the World Federation of Democratic Youth. He played a leadership role in the ANC in exile for decades and was secretary to ANC President, Oliver Tambo. He returned to South Africa in the early 1990s and became the first black person to occupy the position of Secretary to Parliament. On his retirement from Parliament in 2004 he took up an ambassadorial position in Tanzania. He retired from the diplomatic corps in 2011.

"A true non-racialist with a broad view of the world, he reflects a generation of South Africans who were educated in the East European socialist countries. He was widely read and knowledgeable about global affairs; he understood the politics of most African countries and hoped to contribute to the building of a new South Africa." Professor Janet Cherry, Department of Development Studies, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Mgxashe (M.) IDEALS AND BETRAYALS, echoes of exile
320pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R250
Anti-apartheid activist and journalist Mxolisi “Bra Ace” Mgxashe (1944 - 2013) joined the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) in Langa, Cape Town, in the 1960s. Involved in the underground, he was captured and imprisoned on Robben Island. On his release in 1966 he went into exile in Botswana. Mgxashe was working on this book when he died. He is the author of Are You with Us? The story of a PAC activist.

"The book captures a complex and painful past in an amazingly humorous and accessible manner. We are again made aware that the freedoms, however incomplete, that South Africa enjoys come from sacrifices of many Africans in our region and peace-loving people across the globe. The intricacies of the liberation struggle are narrated marvelously and urge us to take the struggle forward, however imperfect it may be. The book eloquently, though indirectly, raises a number of critical questions about democratic South Africa and especially whether South Africa could have turned out differently if there had not been a split between the ANC and the PAC, or if these two parties and their military wings had collaborated." Vusi Gumede, former Director, Thabo Mbeki Institute, UNISA
Mjikeliso (S.) BEING A BLACK SPRINGBOK, the Thando Manana story
280pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R275
A biography of Thando Manana, the third black man to play for the Springboks after unification in 1992. He made his debut in a tour game against Argentina in 2000.

"Thando Manana is passionate about changing the system and giving people opportunities and hope. Those who read this book will realise what it means to play for the Springboks." Allister Coetzee

Sibusiso Mjikeliso is editor of Kick Off magazine. As a sports journalist he has written for the Sunday Times, The Times, Daily Dispatch and Sowetan. This is his first book.
Mkenke (A.) BLEEDING YET BLOODLESS, a memoir
88pp., paperback, (Cape Town), 2019. R220
Ayabulela Mkenke was 18 years old when he left Elliotdale, a rural area in the Eastern Cape, for Johannesburg, hoping to become a successful gospel singer. Later, in Cape Town, he was raped by a fellow congregant in his church and contracted HIV.

Mkhize (S.) A POLITICAL BIOGRAPHY OF SELBY MSIMANG, principle and pragmatism in the liberation struggle
256pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R250
Henry Selby Msimang was born in 1886 in Edendale, Pietermaritzburg. He was a founding member of the ANC, President of the Industrial and Commercial Workers Union, General Secretary of the All African Convention, a member of the Natives Representative Council and Provincial Secretary of the Natal ANC, a member of the Liberal Party, and a founding member of the Inkatha Yenkululeko Yesizwe.

Sibongiseni Mkhize is the CEO of the South African State Theatre. From 2010-2015 he was CEO of the Robben Island Museum World Heritage Site, and from 2004-2010 the CEO of the Market Theatre Foundation and Chief Director: Cultural Affairs at the Gauteng Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation.
Mncube (B.) THE LOVE DIARY OF A ZULU BOY, a memoir
234pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R230
Bhekisisa Mncube's account of his many sexual encounters.

Includes an interview with the author by Stephanie Saville, deputy editor at The Witness newspaper.

Bhekisisa Mncube is currently a director of speech writing for the Minister of Basic Education.
Mogoatlhe (L.) VAGABOND,
285pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R250
A travel memoir by Lerato Magoatlhe, who spent five years (2008-2013) travelling through Africa.

Lerato Magoatlhe is an editor at Global Citizen Africa and curates
Mokoena (H.) MAGEMA FUZE, the making of a "kholwa" intellectual
338 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2011. R270
Hlonipa Mokoena examines the life of Magema Fuze, a first-generation convert to Christianity, a printer, a "kholwa" intellectual, and the first Zulu author to write a book in Zulu, "Abantu Abamnyama Lapa Ngakona" (1922), in order to understand "what it meant for Fuze and his contemporaries to write as colonised subjects." from the introduction

"Hlonipha Mokoena's groundbreaking book on Fuze, written with incisive clarity and penetration, examines material from the vernacular press which has hardly been taken into consideration in the study of South African literature. This is a must-read for anyone interested in the turbulent colonial history of Natal and the emergence of black intellectuals in South Africa." Professor Jonathan Draper, School of Religion and Theology, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Hlonipha Mokoena is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Columbia Univesity.
Mokone (L.) KALAMAZOO REMEMBERED, South Africa's football legend
133pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R200
The biography of Steve Mokone (1932-2015), the first black South African to play in a professional European league. He played for Coventry City, Heracles, Cardiff, Barcelona, Marseille and Torino and was nicknamed "The Black Meteor" and "Kalamazoo". After he he settled in the USA, where he became an assistant professor in psychiatry at the University of Rochester in New York state. HE was also involved in the anti-Apartheid movement. In 2003 he was recognised as a member of the Order of Ikhamanga, South Africa’s highest honour for achievement in the creative and performing arts.

Louise Mokone is a development consultant. She was married to Steve Mokone.
Molema (S.M.) LOVER OF HIS PEOPLE, a biography of Sol Plaatje
122 pp., illus., paperback, First English Language Edition, Johannesburg, 2012. R320
Originally published in Setswana in 1965. Translated into English and edited by DS Matjila and Karen Haire.

"Seetsele Modiri Molema's "Sol T Plaatje: Morata Wabo" is the first biography of Solomon Plaatje written in his mother tongue, Setswana, and the only book-length biography written by someone who actually knew him.' from the back cover

Also includes an essay on the author. A doctor and surgeon, and a historian, Seetsele (1891-1965) belongs to the Molemas of the Boo-Tshidi Barolong royal house-the family who pioneered education and Christianity among the Batswana, and founded Mahikeng.
Moloi (A.) HOLDING MY BREATH, a memoir
166pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R225
Ace Moloi was born and grew up in Sekgutlong in Qwa-Qwa in the eastern Free State. In this memoir, written in the form of a letter to his mother, who died when he was thireteen years old, he confronts the trauma of her death.

A graduate of the University of the Free State, in 2011 Ace Moloi was chosen to be part of the University’s flagship programme, F1 Leadership for Change, and posted to the International Christian University in Japan for leadership development. He also participated in the 2012 OR Tambo Edu-Tour from South Africa to Swaziland, Mozambique and Tanzania, and later that year was a Young Ambassador at the International Young Ambassadors Summit held in Stellenbosch. He works as a corporate communicator.
Molotsi (T.) THE DARK SIDE OF THE LIBERATION STRUGGLE, memoirs of an MK combatant
86pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Department of Military Veterans, No Place, 2018. R285
In 1980 Teboho Molotsi (MK name Thami Khaya) was recruited by the ANC while serving in the South African Police Service. A few months after resigning as a detective and working as an undercover agent for the ANC, he was arrested, convicted and sentenced to five years imprisonment on Robben Island. When he was released on appeal in 1982 and placed under house arrest he went into exile and joined Umkhonto we Sizwe. He writes about his experience of being stigmatised as an enemy agent and incarcerated in Quatro, the ANC prison in northern Angola.
Morake (T.) AND THEN MAMA SAID..., words that set my life alight
162pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R220
A memoir by South African stand-up comedian, television host and actor Tumi Morake, in which she writes about her relationship with her mother, the race row at Jacaranda FM, body-shaming and South Africa's entertainment industry.
283pp., illus., paperback, London & Lanham, 2019. R395
Mabogo Percy More writes about what it meant to be a black philosopher in apartheid South Africa. Includes three philosophical essays from More's intellectual career.

"Looking Through Philosophy in Black is a compelling story of one man’s struggle for philosophy against the odds, willed by the author’s determination to think freedom under the heel of apartheid South Africa. Buoyed by the Black Consciousness Movement — the author was a classmate of the murdered student leader Abram Onkgopotse Tiro — Mabogo Percy More became a philosopher. Recognized today as one of the most important interlocutors of Steve Biko and Black Consciousness philosophy, More challenges us to reflect on 'Being-Black-in-an-Anti-Black-World' — the ontological impossibility of being Black and being a philosopher — as he engages Africana philosophies born of struggle. Looking Through Philosophy in Black is a remarkable and engaging story of life and the human condition. Doggedly resisting philosophy’s epistemic apartheid, its racism and its colored-blindness, More asks us to contest the absurd mediocrity, downright incompetency and paucity of thinking in higher education and by extension in civil society." Nigel Gibson, Associate Professor, Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies, Emerson College

Mabogo Percy More, formerly Professor of Philosophy at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, is currently Professor of Philosophy at the University of Limpopo. He is the author of Biko: philosophy, identity and liberation. He was awarded the Frantz Fanon Lifetime Achievement Award by the Caribbean Philosophical Association in 2015.
Morris (P.) BACK TO ANGOLA, a journey from war to peace
259 pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R230
Paul Morris was sent to Angola as a conscript soldier in 1987. In 2012 he returned to Angola and embarked on a 1500 kilometre solo bicycle trip from Cuito Cuanavale to the remnants of his unit's base in northern Namibia. In this book he recreates his experiences as a reluctant young soldier caught up in the Border war, and reflects on childhood, masculinity, trauma and friendship.
Morrow (S.) THE FIRES BENEATH, the life of Monica Wilson, South African anthropologist
443pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2016. R350
The biography of Monica Wilson née Hunter (1908-1982). Born to missionary parents in Lovedale in the Eastern Cape, she gained a doctorate in anthropology from Cambridge in 1934. She married Godfrey Wilson in 1935, and they undertook fieldwork with the Nyakyusa in Tanzania between 1935 and 1938. Godfrey Wilson committed suicide in 1944. Monica taught at the University College of Fort Hare from 1944 to 1946 and at Rhodes University from 1947 to 1951. She was Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Cape Town from 1952 until she retired in 1973.

"This book is a treasure - an intimate, illuminating portrait of two extraordinary human beings, written with grace, with respectfulness and with sympathetic curiosity. Monica and Godfrey's marriage illuminates with unusual clarity the relationship between the intellectual and the erotic life and speaks vividly to the connections between thinking, loving and being alive." Jonny Steinberg, author of "The Number", "Midlands" and "Three-Letter Plague"

"This is a rich and illuminating intellectual biography of one of Southern Africa's most important twentieth-century social anthropologists, but it is much more besides. Morrow's meticulous research and sensitive account reveals the wider political tensions inherent in apartheid-era social science research, and the personal consequences of intellectual positions." Professor Megan Vaughan

Seán Morrow is Adjunct Professor of History at the University of Fort Hare and a professional editor.
Moseneke (D.) MY OWN LIBERATOR, a memoir
378pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R300
Foreword by Thabo Mbeki.

Dikang Moseneke was active in the Pan-africanist Congress and was imprisoned for ten years on Robben Island. When the organisation was unbanned in 1990 he became its deputy president. He served on the technical committee that drafted the 1993 interim constitution, became deputy chairperson of the Independent Electoral Commission in 1994, and in 2001 was appointed to the High Court in Pretoria by Thabo Mbeki. A year later he was appointed as a judge in the Constitutional Court and in 2005 became deputy chief justice. He retired in 2016.
Motshumi (M.) THE INITIATION, 360 degrees trilogy, book one, a graphic autobiography
136pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R275
Artist Mogorosi Motshumi's first book in his autobiographical trilogy begins with his childhood in Batho township, Bloemfontein, in the early 1960s and ends in the late 1970s when he arrives in Johannesburg as a young political cartoonist on the run from the security police.

"Cartoonist, activist, 'skelm', jazz aficionado, father and lover: Motshumi's harrowing self-portrait demonstrates not only how his life as an artist has been intertwined with the social and political realities of his time and place, but also how art can turn tragedy into a triumph of the human spirit." from the introduction by Andy Mason, head of CCIBA's Comic Art Unit

Mogorosi Motshumi was born in 1955 in Batho township, Bloemfontein. He first worked as a cartoonist for The Friend newspaper. After spending time in detention for his political activities he was forced to relocate to Johannesburg, where he produced cartoons and comic strips for The Voice newspaper, contributed drawings to Staffrider magazine, drew his popular cartoon strip, "Sloppy", for Learn and Teach magazine, and worked as a sports cartoonist at City Press and Daily Sun. He also wrote a book, "The Angel and the Demon" (1999).
Mouton (C.) TRONKHOND,
197pp., illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2019. R180
China Mouton writes about his 35 years of experience as a dog handler in maximum security prisons in South Africa. His first post, when he was sixteen-years-old, was on Robben Island, where he met Nelson Mandela.

"China het 'n boeiende storie om te vertel, en hy doen dit eerlik, reguit en heerlik leesbaar." Deon Meyer, author of The Last Kill, Fever and Icarus
Mouton (F.) IRON IN THE SOUL, the leaders of the official parliamentary opposition in South Africa, 1910-1993
224pp., illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2017. R275
F.A.Mouton is Professor of History at the University of South Africa (UNISA). His other books include "Prophet Without Honour - F.S. Malan: Afrikaner, South African and Cape Liberal".
Mphahlele (E.) AFRIKA MY MUSIC, an autobiography 1957-1983
245 pp., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (1984) 2013. R200
A reprint of Es'kia Mphahlele's second autobiography. His first autobiography is entitled "Down Second Avenue" (1959).

South African writer, educationist, artist and activist Es'kia Mphahlele (1919-2008) wrote more than 30 short stories, two verse plays and a number of poems.
In 1984 he was awarded the Order of the Palm by the French government. He was the recipient of the 1998 World Economic Forum Crystal Award for Outstanding Service to the Arts and Education. In 1998 Nelson Mandela awarded him the Order of the Southern Cross.
Mphahlele (L.) CHILD OF THIS SOIL, my life as a freedom fighter
214 pp, paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2002) 2010. R196
An autobiography by Letlapa Mphahlele, who was a cadre of the Pan Africanist Congress's Azanian People's Liberation Army (Apla).
Mqhayi (S.E.K.) ABANTU BESIZWE, historical and biographical writings, 1902-1944
625 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2009. R320
Edited and translated by Jeff Opland.

Author, poet, newspaper editor, historian and translator S.E.K.Mqhayi (1875-1945) was a great Xhosa praise poet and earned the title "Imbongi yesizwe jukelele", the poet of the whole nation. Although a great figure in the history of South African literature his achievement has never been fully appreciated as he wrote only in Xhosa. This new volume of Mqhayi's writings, edited and translated by Jeff Opland, with the assistance of Luvo Mabina, Koliswa Moropa, Nosisi Mpolweni and Abner Nyamende, contains 65 historical and biographical essays contributed to newspapers between 1902 and 1944, as orginally published, with facing English translations.

Jeff Opland is Visiting Professor of African Language Literatures at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and Research Fellow in the Department of African Languages, University of South Africa (UNISA).
Msila (V.) MZWANDILE MAQINA, the untold story
265pp., illus., paperback, Durban, 2017. R320
Activist, playwright and preacher Mzwandile Maqina. Maqina, a controversial figure in the Eastern Cape, was born in 1937 and grew up in New Brighton, a township created for black people in Port Elizabeth. He was accused of fostering political violence between AZAPO and the UDF during the 1980s, a charge he denies. He founded the New Generations dancers and has written several plays, including "Give Us This Day" (1974), which was banned by the apartheid government.


Historian Vuyisile Msila was born in Port Elizabeth. He works at the University of South Africa's Institute for African Renaissance Studies. He is the author of "A Place to Live: Red Location and its history from 1903 to 2013".
Msimang (S.) ALWAYS ANOTHER COUNTRY, a memoir of exile and home
311pp., illus., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2017) 2019. R215
Sisonke Msimang writes about her exile childhood in exile in Zambia, Kenya and Canada, her college years in the USA and her return to South Africa in the 1990s.

"Sisonke Msimang comes along and kindles a new fire in our store of memoir, transforming it into art." Njabulo Ndebele, Chancellor of the University of Johannesburg and former Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Cape Town

"Brutally and uncompromisingly honest, Sisonke's beautifully crafted storytelling enriches the already extraordinary pool of young African women writers of our time. Sisonke, a child of the struggle, revisits the metamorphosis of the value system embraced by the liberation movements and she emerges as a powerful free spirit, nurtured by its resilient core values." Graça Machel, Mozambican politician and humanitarian, widow of former South African President Nelson Mandela and former Mozambican President Samora Machel

"Every South African who wants to define their own path to the future must read this book and hear this voice. Sisonke challenges us not to cry for help, but to scream for change." Jay Naidoo, founding General Secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions from 1985 to 1993

Sisonke Msimang commutes between South Africa and Australia where she is Programme Director at The Centre for Stories. Previously she was Executive director of the Open Society Initiative for South Africa and the Sonke Gender Justice Network. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Mail and Guardian, The Guardian and Daily Maverick.
Msimang (S.) ed. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, the Gerald Kraak anthology, African perspectives on gender, social justice and sexuality
167pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R260
A collection of the short-listed entries to the inaugural award, named after anti-apartheid activist Gerald Kraak (1956-2014). The Gerald Kraak Award is a joint initiative between The Other Foundation and the Jacana Literary Foundation.

Includes fiction, poetry, journalism, academic writing and photography from across Africa. Contributions by Sindiswa Busuku-Mathese, Beyes de Vos, Tania Haberland, Julia Hango, Justin Dingwall and Dean Hutton from South Africa. The joint winners were Farah Ahamed (Kenya) for her short story "Poached Eggs" and Sarah Waiswa (Uganda) for her photo-essay "Stranger in a Familiar Land"

"This anthology walks the line between all that is dissident and everything that is normative. The stories in this collection zigzag between a desire for justice and a refusal to be merely tolerated. In these pages you will find storylines that are achingly familiar, which play with tropes and mine them for truth. You will find characters that come from the future, whose tenacity resists categorisation even as it reflects a resilience we have always demonstrated. This collection reflects a political moment across this continent, a moment that is defined by space and freedom even as these continue to be constrained. In other words, this is a queer collection." Sisonke Msimange, editor and head judge
Msimang (S.) ed. THE RESURRECTION OF WINNIE MANDELA, a biography of survival
173pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R150
Writer and public commentator Sisonke Msimang's examination of the controversial life and career of Winnie Mandela, who died in April 2018.

"I will not pretend otherwise. I am interested in redeeming Ma Winnie. Like academic Shireen Hassim, who has done seminal work, I am intrigued by 'how Winnie Madikizela-Mandela accounted for her actions in her own words and on her own terms'...I am also interested in redeeming Ma Winnie because she appeared to feel no remorse, even as others were profoundly disappointed in her conduct...Still, from an ethical perspective, it is difficult to redeem Winnie Mandela without without falling into the trap of erasing the pain of those who fell foul of her. It is even harder to do so while honouring the memories of those who were of the Mandela United Football Club..." from the author's introduction

Sisonke Msimang divides her time between South Africa and Perth, Australia, where she is head of oral storytelling at the Centre for Stories. Msimang is the author of "Always Another Country", shortlisted for the 2018 Sunday Times Alan Paton Award.
Msomi (S.) MMUSI MAIMANE, puppet or prophet?
199pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R200
Political journalist S'thembiso Msomi examines how and why Mmusi Maimane rose rapidly to become leader of the opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), in 2015. Msomi discusses Maimane’s childhood and family, his early involvement in the Church, and assesses his first year as head of the DA in the run-up to the local government elections.

S'thembiso Msomi is currently Deputy Editor at the "Sunday Times".
Mtawarira (T.) with Andy Capostagno BEAST,
205pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R290
An autobiography by Zimbabwean-born, South African rugby player Tendai Mtawarira (b. 1985). Now retired, he played for the South Africa national team and the Sharks in Super Rugby. A prop, he is known by the nickname 'The Beast'. He made his debut for South Africa against Wales in 2008. In 2018 he became the most capped prop in Springbok history and in 2019 the most capped Super Rugby player in South Africa. He was a member of the team that won the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Andy Capostagno was the rugby correspondent for the Mail & Guardian for 25 years. He is the author of Jonty in Pictures: memorable moments in one-day cricket and Fancourt: the road to the President's Cup.
Mtshali-Jones (T.) THEATRE ROAD, my story, as told to Sindiwe Magona
206pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R280
Autobiography by South African singer, actress and playwright Thembi Mtshali-Jones (b. 1949). She grew up in the village of Sabhoza near Ulundi and after falling pregnant was forced to leave Nursing College. While working as a domestic servant in Durban, her employer's daughter heard her sing and encouraged her to audition for a show. Her first role was in the show uMabatha. She toured with the hit musical, Ipi Tombi, and in 1977 chose to stay on in New York when the company returned to South Africa. She moved back in 1984. She has performed with Miriam Makeba, Hugh Masekela, Gcina Mhlope and Abdullah Ibrahim. She sang for Nelson Mandela at his 80th birthday celebrations and performed for Thabo Mbeki in 2004. In 2019 she received the Living Legend Award from the National Black Theatre Festival in Winston Salem, NC. She is best known for her starring roles as aspiring actress Thoko on the CCV sitcom 'Sgudi 'Snaysi (1986-1992), and as shebeen queen Hazel Dube in the SABC sitcom Stokvel (2003-2012).

Includes an author's note by Sindiwe Magona, author of To My Children's Children, Forced to Grow, Mother to Mother, Beauty's Gift and Chasing the Tails of My Father's Cattle.
Mukoko (J.) THE ABDUCTION AND TRIAL OF JESTINA MUKOKO, the fight for human rights in Zimbabwe
113pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R170
Foreword by Elinor Sisulu.

On 3rd December 2008 broadcast journalist and human rights activist Jestina Mukoko was abducted during the night from her home in Harare. She was interrogated about her NGO, the Peace Project, accused of recruiting youths for military training with the opposition Movement for Democratic Change, and tortured.

On 24 December she appeared in court in Harare with seven other abductees on charges of attempting to recruit people for military training to overthrow the government. In March 2009 she was released on bail. She was required to report to her local police station on a weekly basis and surrender her passport. In September 2009 the Zimbabwe Supreme Court ordered a permanent stay of criminal proceedings against her.

Jestina Mokoko is currently the National Director of the Zimbabwe Peace Project. She has received a number of local and international awards, including the United States Secretary of State Woman of Courage Award.
Muller (C.A.) & Benjamin (S.B.) MUSICAL ECHOES, South African women thinking in jazz
348 pp., illus., paperback, Durham, 2011. R450
A biography of the South African jazz vocalist and composer Sathima Bea Benjamin. Born in 1936, she came to know and love American jazz and popular music, especially the voice of Billie Holiday. In 1962 she and South African pianist Dollar Brand (Abdullah Ebrahim) left South Africa together for Europe, and moved between Europe, New York City and South Africa until 1977, when they settled in New York and declared their support for the African National Congress. In New York Benjammin established her own record company and recorded her music independently from Ibrahim. She has released a dozen recordings including "Dedications", "Cape Town Love" and "Musical Echoes". In 2004 Thabo Mbeki honoured her with the Order of Ikhamanga Silver Award, in recognition of her musical artistry and anti-apartheid activism. "Musical Echoes" is based on twenty years of archival research and conversation between Benjamin and South African musicologist Carol Ann Muller.

Carol Ann Muller is Professor of Music at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the authour of "Focus: music of South Africa" and "South African Music: a century of traditions in transformation".
260pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R280
Retired architect Dave Muller's account of his family's seven weeks in captivity. In 1990, he sailed to Mozambique with his wife and two young children. The yacht ran aground near the Bazaruto Islands and while waiting for high tide, a patrol of five Renamo child soldiers armed with AK47s arrived, ransacked the yacht and took the family hostage. After 49 days they were rescued in a covert operation by the South African Navy and Navy Seals.
Mutambara (A.) IN SEARCH OF THE ELUSIVE ZIMBABWEAN DREAM, an autobiography of thought leadership, volume II, the path to power (2003-2009)
425pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R395
The second of three volumes on the life and thought of Professor Arthur G.O. Mutambara, former Deputy Prime Minister of Zimbabwe. This volume covers his return to Africa from the USA, his re-entry into Zimbabwean politics, his swearing-in as Deputy Prime Minister, the 2008 elections and his subsequent arrest and detention.
Mwamuka (N.), Mpofu (F.) & Garwe (W.) comps. TOWNSHIP GIRLS, the cross-over generation
248pp., paperback, Harare, 2018. R225
Women who grew up in pre-independence Rhodesia and in Zimbabwe post-1980 reflect on their childhoods.

"I found myself intrigued by this slice of history, the mirror on childhood, in a world we thought we knew, but now seems mysterious." Valerie Tagwira, author of The Uncertainty of Hope
Naidoo (B.) DEATH OF AN IDEALIST, in search of Neil Aggett
475 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R240
Foreword by George Bizos.

A biography of medical doctor and trade union organiser Dr Neil Hudson Aggett. On 5th Febuary 1982 Neil Aggett was found hanging from the steel bars of the grille in his cell in John Vorster Square after seventy days in detention. He was twenty-eight years old.

"This unique book, at once disturbing and inspiring, is without question one of the best accounts yet of white activism and black struggles available through the well-told life story of a remarkable individual." Professor Jonathan Jansen
Naidoo (I.) ISLAND IN CHAINS, prisoner 885/63
296 pp., illus., paperback, Second S.A.Edition, Johannesburg, (2000) 2006. R110
Foreword by Mac Maharaj. Includes the postscript to the first edition by Albie Sachs and the foreword to the first edition by Francis Meli.

Indres Naidoo's account of the ten years he spent as a political prisoner on Robben Island. First published in the UK in 1982 this book was written together with Albie Sachs after Indres Naidoo had been released from prison in 1973 and gone into exile in 1977.
Naidoo (J.) FIGHTING FOR JUSTICE, a lifetime of political and social activism
393 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R210
An autobiography by Jay Naidoo, the first General Secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU). He served as Nelson Mandela's Minister responsible for the Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP), and later as Minister of Communi
Naidoo (K.) KRISH, struggle lawyer
306pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Crown Mines, 2019. R260
Foreword by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Krish Naidoo was born in 1951 in Durban. He practised as a human rights lawyer in Johannesburg in the 1980s. His clients included the United Democratic Front, members of the ANC, PAC and AZAPO, the SA Domestic Workers Union and the National Union of Mineworkers. He was a founding member of the National Association of Democratic Lawyers and was the first General Secretary of the National Sports Congress. Currently he is a consultant to the ANC and legal adviser to the ANC's National Disciplinary Committee.
291pp., b/w & illus., paperback, Durban, 2020. R345
A collection of stories about the people and places of Chatsworth, part autobiography and part a "biography of place".

Chatsworth is a formerly Indian township in Durban created by the apartheid government in the 1950s.

Kiru Naidoo is a fifth generation descendant of Indian indentured workers shipped from the Madras Presidency to the sugar plantations of colonial Natal. He was born in Chatsworth, where he still lives.

Naki (E.) BANTU HOLOMISA, the game changer, an authorised biography
336pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R290
Bantu Holomisa is a Member of Parliament and President of the United Democratic Movement. Born in the Transkei in 1955, he became head of the Transkei Defence Force, led successive coups against the homeland regime and became leader of its military government from 1987 to 1994, when Transkei was reintegrated into South Africa. In 1994 he was elected to the African National Congress National Executive Committee and served as Deputy Minister of Environment and Tourism. Expelled from the ANC in 1996, he co-founded the United Democratic Movement in 1997.

Eric Naki works as a senior political reporter for The Citizen newspaper in Johannesburg.
Nataniël LOOK AT ME, recollections of a childhood, translated from the original Afrikaans by Iolandi Pool
268pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R280
Also published in 2019 in Afrikaans as kyk na my.

A memoir by Afrikaans singer, writer and cook Nataniël le Roux, known simply as Nataniël. He was born in 1963 in Grahamstown. Since he launched his career in 1987 with the release of his first single, he has released 13 albums, staged more than 50 original theatre productions and published 10 books.

"What many people don't realise is that Nataniël is a superb writer. Over the years he has quietly published volumes of exceptional short stories. He writes like a bruised angel. His new book and first full-length memoir Look At Me is several things: it is an affectionate memoir of an 'unusual' child growing up in the Western Cape; it is a love letter to that child's grandmother; a hilarious portrait of small-town life; and, not to put too fine a point on it, a study of the nascence of artistic genius." Michele Magwood, Sunday Times
Nation (S.) OUPA, O.B.E, family man, fighter, friend; Major Richard Granville Nicholson
105pp., illus., paperback, Durban, 2016. R185
Biography of soldier, hunter, farmer and politician Richard Granville Nicholson (1859-1931). Born in Cape Town, he joined the Kimberley Light Horse regiment in 1876, fought in the Eastern Cape, in the Galeka War, the Griqualand West Rebellion, and the Zulu War of 1879-1880. He was an intelligence officer with F.C. Selous in the Pioneer Column during the annexation of Rhodesia, fought against and was taken prisoner by the British during the Boer War, was elected to the Union Parliament (1910-1915), and fought in German South West Africa during the First World War. He was also awarded the OBE.

Atchitect Shelagh Nation is Richard Granville Nicholson's granddaughter.
Ndlovu (S.) & Strydom (M.) eds. THE THABO MBEKI I KNOW,
540pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R310
A collection of writings by friends, cabinet ministers, advisers, ambassadors, comrades, support staff, journalists, African leaders, and academics that celebrate Thabo Mbeki and assess his contribution to post-apartheid South Africa, Africa and the international community.

Forewords by Barney Afako and Mahmood Mamdani. Contributors include Brigalia Bam, Olusegun Obasanjo, Essop Pahad, Mangosuthu Buthelezi, Aziz Pahad, Alex Erwin, Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi, Frank Chikane, Wiseman Nkuhlu, Joel Netshitenzhe, Dumisani Kumalo, Mongane Wally Serote, Smuts Ngonyama, Bheki Khumalo, Miranda Strydom, Albie Sachs, Ben Turok, Willie Esterhuyse, Chris Landsberg, and many others.

"This collection presents a combination of personal and political accounts of Thabo Mbeki, his passage from youth to manhood, from political apprenticeship under Oliver Tambo to the presidency of South Africa, and his fall from that dizzy height." Mahmood Mamdani
Ndubela (S.) & Pearce (T.) MIRACLE GIRL, life stories from a Xhosa girl
84pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R95
Sivosethu Ndubela (Vovo) lives in New Brighton, Port Elizabeth. When she was orphaned at the age of 13, Tony Pearce, a family friend involved in an after-school dramatic arts project, became her guardian. A few years later she was diagnosed with a rare heart condition and underwent two open-heart surgeries.

"Even while you read about the harrowing realities of township life, you will be inspired by Vovo's resilience and optimism." Khaya Langa, author of These Things Really Do Happen to Me
Neame (S.) IMPRISONED, the experience of a prisoner under apartheid
472pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R280
Anti-apartheid activist and SACP member Sylvia Neame's account of her 3-year imprisonment in Barberton maximum security prison after being found guilty under the Suppression of Communism Act in 1965. On her release in 1967 she left the country and lived in Britain and Germany. She returned to South Africa in 2014 and lives in Johannesburg. She is the author of the three-volume "The Congress Movement, the unfolding of the Congress Alliance 1912-1961".
Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory and Commemoration Project A PRISONER IN THE GARDEN, opening Nelson Mandela's prison archive
209 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, New Edition, Johannesburg, (2005) 2013. R190
Forward by Nelson Mandela.

Introduction by John Samuel.

Nelson Mandela launched the "Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory and Commemoration Project" in 2004 with the aim of opening his prison archive, systematically releasing their contents into the public domain. The project was launched with an exhibition titled "466/64: A Prisoner Working in the Garden", a collaboration with the National Archive that displayed a selection of documents from the official archive, along with elements of the Prison Archive from other sources. This book builds on that exhibition.

"Anyone who has explored the world of archives will know that it is a treasure house, one that is full of surprises, crossing paths, dead ends, painful reminders and unanswered questions. Very often, the memories contained in archives diverge from the memories people carry with them. That is it's challenge. And it's fascination. Engagement with archives offers both joy and pain." Nelson Mandela, from his introduction.
Newman (S.), Piegl (P.) & Maughan (K.) LOLLY JACKSON, when fantasy becomes reality
257 pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R195
Emmanuel "Lolly" Jackson, founder of Teazers, an adult entertainment and revue bar, was murdered in May 2000. In this book the authors reveal a story of fast cars, money laundering, tax dodges, and mafia-style killings.

Sean Newman worked for Lolly Jackson as his media, marketing and public relations manager.
Karyn Maughan is a legal reporter who currently works for eNews.
Peter Piegl was the editor of Playboy South Africa.
131 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, No Place, 2014. R165
Connie Manse Ngcaba's autobiography. Connie Ngcaba grew up in the Eastern Cape, where she became a nurse and community leader. In 1986 she was detained for a year without trail at the age of 57.

"As accounts of South Africa's long, difficult 20th century proliferate, far too little space has been accorded to the women whose lives were lived at the intersection of the political, the domestic, and the personal. Connie Ngcaba helps us to correct that record in fine-grained detail, reminding us how important it is to listen to your grandmother." Nic Dawes, former editor, Mail& Guardian
Ngcelwane (N.) SALA KAHLE DISTRICT SIX, an African woman's perspective
160 pp., illus., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (1998) 2018. R195
Nonvuyo Ngcelwane describes social life in District Six, where she was born and lived for 20 years, until her family were forcibly removed to Nyanga West in 1963. She now lives in Khayelitsha.
Ngcobo (L.) ed. PRODIGAL DAUGHTERS, stories of South African women in exile
209 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2012. R210
Seventeen South African women of various political persuasions tell their stories of living in exile during the years of apartheid, and of coming home. The women include Brigalia Hlophe Bam, Baleka Mbete, AnneMarie Wolpe, Rajes Pillay, Carmel Chetty, Mathabo Kunene and Elizabeth Trew.

Lauretta Mgcobo returned to South Africa in 1994 after thirty-one years in exile. She is the author of two novels, "Cross of Gold" and "And They Didn't Die".
Ngqulunga (B.) THE MAN WHO FOUNDED THE ANC, a biography of Pixley ka Isaka Seme
290pp.,illus., paperback, Penguin, Cape Town. R290
Pixley ka Isaka Seme (1881-1951) studied law at Columbia and Oxford and became the first black person to practice as an attorney in South Africa. He founded the South African Native Farmers Association in 1911 and the South African National Native Council, a precursor to the African National Congress (ANC) in 1912. He also established the Abantu-Batho newspaper. He was elected President General of the ANC in 1930. His presidency is often associated with the virtual collapse of the ANC at that time and he was replaced in 1937. By the time he died in 1951 he had become a discredited public figure with a record of scandal and controversy and had been struck off the role of attorneys.

"Pixley ka Isaka Seme, best known as founder of the ANC, has long needed a biography. This is it - well written, well researched, a fascinating account of the life of a flawed but hugely important figure." Dr Brian Willan, Rhodes University

Bongani Ngqulunga is a senior research associate at the University of Johannesburg. He also currently serves as chief of staff and spokesperson to President Jacob Zuma.
195pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R250
Autobiography of South African bass-baritone Musa Ngqungwana. He writes about his impoverished and politicised background, with two uncles imprisoned on Robben Island, and his current life in USA, singing on the world’s top opera stages. Born in 1984 in Zwide township outside Port Elizabeth, he came to singing through church choirs. He was the Grand Finals winner of the 2013 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, graduated with honours in Performance (First Class) from the University of Cape Town, and is also a graduate of the Academy of Vocal Arts (AVA) in Philadelphia.
Nhlapo (T.) COLOUR ME YELLOW, searching for my family truth
223pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R265
Journalist Thuli Nhlapo writes about her unhappy childhood and how her experiences prompted her to search for the truth about her identity and uncover the family secret.

"Whilst exposing and exploding the impact of family secrets on people's sense of identity and well-being, it is also a celebration of one woman's determination to live her life to the fullest." Mmatshilo Motsei, founder of Afrika Ikalafe and Agisanang Domestic Abuse Prevention and Training (ADAPT)

"A meditation on a South african childhood, and a chronicle of a family whose fault lines were fractured because of apartheid." Khadija Magardie, Media Director, Magna Carta

"Heart-rending and humorous by turns, 'Colour Me Yellow' is tender-hearted, honest and unsentimental. It's a book that will make you cry, laugh and embrace hope." Fred Khumalo, author of "Bitches' Brew", "Touch My Blood" and "#Zumptas Must Fall, and other rants"

Thuli Nhlapo grew up in Pretoria, has worked in the communications and media field, both nationally and internationally, and has written for Drum, The Star, City Press, Mail & Guardian and True Love. She has published books in isiZulu and siSwati. "Colour Me Yellow" is her first English book. She is currently the Managing Director of her own media company, Thuli Nhlapo Media.
Nicholls (K.) UNDER THE CAMELTHORN TREE, raising a family among lions
312pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2019. R270
First published in the UK in 2019.

A memoir by actress Kate Nicholls (b.1954), who in 1994 left England for Botswana with her husband and five children to become a lion researcher in a lion conservation camp in the Okavango Delta. She is currently living in Rome, where she is running Brightlights Homeschool and writing her second book.
Nkabinde (N.Z.) BLACK BULL, ANCESTORS AND ME, my life as a lesbian sangoma
162 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2008. R180
Nkunzi Zandile Nkabinde was born in Soweto in 1975. She works as a sangoma and as a tour guide at Constitution Hill.
Noah (T.) BORN A CRIME, and other stories
342pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2016. R175
First published in the USA in 2016.

A collection of 18 autobiographical essays by South African comedian Trevor Noah, currently host of the American television series, The Daily Show.

"As much as 'Born a Crime' is about Trevor, you can't help but see yourself in the stories he tells. In many ways, he is all of us. When Trevor writes about his mother, I feel like he is writing about mine. He was born in the tragedy and comedy that was apartheid South Africa and he recounts his experiences with compassion and humour. He validates my view: although we all seem ordinary, we all have extraordinary stories to tell - and to live." Khaya Dlange, author of "To Quote Myself"

"'Born a Crime' stikes the perfect balance of humour and seriousness. It is wild and calming; it makes you want to sit and reflect silently, and also to pick up the phone to question loved ones. It is both Xhosa and Swiss - the two forces that created this crime. Bravo Trevor! This book gave me all the answers about you to questions I never knew I had." Anele Mdoda, South Africa radio DJ
Nomvete (P.) DANCING TO THE BEAT OF THE DRUM, in search of my spiritual home
200 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R195
An autobiography by South African actress Pamela Nomvete.

Pamela Nomvete was born in Ethiopia in 1964 and moved to South Africa in 1994. She is most well known for her role in the South African television series, Generations. In her book she reveals the personal difficulties she experienced at this time in her life, which ended with her selling old clothes on the streets of Johannesburg. She now lives in the UK, and regularly appears in the British TV series, Coronation Street.

Norman (D.) THE ODD MAN IN, Mugabe's white-hand man
234pp., illus., paperback, Harare, 2018. R250
A memoir by Denis Norman, appointed Minister of Agriculture in the inaugural Zimbabwean government. Born in England, he moved to Rhodesia, bought his own farm and was President of the Commercial Farmer's Union when Robert Mugabe came to power in 1980.

"This is an important book written by someone who was absolutely central to the events of the early part of the Mugabe government." Nicholas Soames, British Conservative Party politician
Nqakula (C.) THE PEOPLE'S WAR, reflections of an ANC cadre
384pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R325
"'The People's War' is an outstanding contribution to the historiography of our revolutionary struggle. It is well-written, easy to read and the many twists and turns in the political life of Charles and Nosiviwe are recounted in a refreshingly honest and engaging manner. It should be read and treasured by those who seek a better understanding of the historic, painful and bitter struggle for national liberation, peace, justice, democracy and human rights in South Africa." Essop Pahad, from his introduction.

Includes a 5000 word postscript, "How Did We Get Here?", in which the author criticises the current leadership of the ANC, as well as those who led the party to the deeply divided place he believes it is in. He ends it with a personal plea to President Zuma to step down after the ANC’s December 2017 elective conference.

Charles Nqakula was born in Cradock in the Eastern Cape province in 1942. He began his career as a journalist, covering political news from 1966 to 1982. After being arrested he went into exile and trained at MK camps before being infiltrated back into South Africa as one of the commanders of Operation Vula, with a mission to build underground structures for the ANC. In 1991 he was elected as the South African Communist Party's Deputy General Secretary. After Chris Hani's assassination he became General Secretary and later Chairperson. In 1994 he was elected to the National Executive Committee of the ANC and later served as Parliamentary Counsellor to the President. In 2001 he was appointed as Deputy Minister of Home Affairs, becoming Minister of Safety and Security in 2002 and thereafter Minister of Defense. He has been the High Commissioner for the Republic of Mozambique since May 2012.
Ntantala (P.) A LIFE'S MOSAIC, the autobiography of Phyllis Ntantala
238 pp., paperback, Revised Edition, Johannesburg, (1992) 2009. R200
A new edition of Phyllis Ntantala's autobiography in which she describes her life in South Africa before she moved to North America. She writes about being the wife and mother of famous men - the pioneering scholar A.C.Jordan and the ANC activist and intellectual, Pallo Jordan, the current Minister of Arts and Culture.
Ntleko (A.) EMPTY HANDS, the life of Sister Abegail Ntleko
158 pp., illus., paperback, San Francisco, 2012. R215
Autobiography by Abegail Ntleko. Born in rural KwaZulu-Natal Abegail Ntleko overcame enormous difficulties to qualify as a nurse. In response to the AIDS pandemic she began adopting orphans, educating her community and founding orphanages. She received an Unsung Hero Award from the Dalai Lama in 2009.

Introduction by Desmond Tutu.
Nuttall (J.) LETTERS HOME,
226pp., hardback, Cape Town, 2019. R250
A book in three parts. Part one is a collection of the weekly letters Jolyon Nuttall wrote to his parents in 1961 when he spent 12 months in New York as a foreign correspondent. Parts two and three are made up of essays that describe his efforts to re-engage with South African life on his return, and essays about life as he experiences it now.

Journalist Jolyon Nuttall was General Manager of The Star and a director of Argus newspapers in the 1980s. He is the author of A Literary Friendship, on his father's lifelong relationship with Alan Paton, and Vintage Love, and other essays. He lives in Cape Town.
Nuttall (J.) VINTAGE LOVE, and other essays
168pp., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2018. R240
A series of autobiographical essays by Jolyon Nuttall.

"Writing in the first-person singular is one of the few means through which ordinary people can democratically engage with history. Jolyon Nuttall offers a vivid example of the way one human being organises his experience of time, thinks of the temporal structure of his own actions, encounters and experiences and ultimately curates his own life. In a style of writing whose clarity and precision are unmatched, he gives ordinary people, places and events a name and a face, turning history into society's memory." Professor Achille Mbembe, Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER)

Journalist Jolyon Nuttall was General Manager of The Star and a director of Argus newspapers in the 1980s. He is the author of A Literary Friendship, on his father's lifelong relationship with Alan Paton. He lives in Cape Town.
Nyati (M.) BETTING ON A DARKIE, lifting the corporate game
255pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R280
Foreword by Thabo Mbeki.

Mteto Nyati grew up in Mthatha, in the Eastern Cape. After completing his studies in Mechanical Engineering at Natal University he turned down a Rhodes scholarship to take up a position at Afrox in Johannesburg. Former CEO of Microsoft South Africa and MTN South Africa he is currently CEO of the Altron group.

"Mteto's personal story is remarkable. This country needs many Mteto's and I salute him for his contribution." Professor Nick Binedell, GIBS

" I have known and admired Baba Mteto Nyati's career progression. His determination and dedication to succeed show that he, more than most, is an embodiment of: God has given his toughest battles to his strongest soldiers." Bonang Mohale, former CEO of Business Leadership SA.
Nyoka (B.) ARCHIE MAFEJE, voices of liberation
272pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R280
An intellectual biography and assessment of the life and work of Pan-Africanist scholar and activist Archie Mafeje (1936-2007). Includes seven of his original articles.

After obtaining an MA in political anthropology from UCT, Archie Mafeje left for the UK, where he obtained a PhD in anthropology and rural sociology in 1966. He was Head of the Sociology Department at the University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania (1969-1971), before moving to The Hague, where he was made Professor of Anthropology and Sociology at the Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in 1973. In 2000 he returned to South Africa, and was appointed Research Fellow by the National Research Foundation at UNISA’s African Renaissance Centre. He was appointed a CODESRIA Distinguished Fellow in 2005.

Bongani Nyoka is a researcher at the Archie Mafeje Research Institute at UNISA.
Nzongola-Ntalaja (G.) PATRICE LUMUMBA, a Jacana pocket biography
164pp., map, paperback , First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2014. R130
First published in the USA in 2014.

A short biography of Patrice Lumumba, leader of the independence struggle of what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo. After elections in 1960 he was declared the country's first Prime Minister. Dismissed from government a few months later, he was executed by firing squad in January 1961.

Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja is Professor of African, African American and Diaspora Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Professor Emeritus of African Studies at Howard University.
253 pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R200
A second book by heiress Pat Cavendish O'Neill, author of "A Lion in the Bedroom", which told the story of her life in Kenya with her beloved lioness Tana. "A Chimpanzee in the Wine Cellar" covers her life on the Cape Farm, Broadlands, where she settled in 1968, becoming one of South Africa's first woman racehorse trainers.
Onslow (S.) & Plaut (M.) ROBERT MUGABE, a Jacana pocket biography
214pp., illus., maps, paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2018. R165
First published in USA in 2018.

Robert Mugabe was Prime Minister of Zimbabwe from 1980 to 1987 and President from 1987 to 2017, when a coup led by some of his closest associates forced him to resign. He chaired the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU) from 1975 to 1980 and led its successor political party, the ZANU – Patriotic Front (ZANU–PF), from 1980 to 2017.

Sue Onslow is Deputy Director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London.
Martin Plaut is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London. He was Africa Editor, BBC World Service News, until 2013. His other books include "The First Struggle for a Non-Racial South Africa".
Oriani-Ambrosini (M.) THE PRINCE AND I, a South African institutional odyssey
383pp., b/w & colour illus., map, hardback, d.w., No Place, 2017. R360
Italian-American constitutional lawyer Mario Oriani-Ambrosini (1960-2014) writes about his 22-year relationship with Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi. From 1991 until his death, he served as Buthelezi's special advisor and provided Buthelezi with legal, policy and institutional advice in his roles as Minister of Home Affairs, Acting President of South Africa, leader of the Inkatha Freedom Party, and traditional Prime Minister to the Zulu monarch and nation.

Published posthumously by the estate of the late Dr Mario GR Oriani-Ambrosini.
Otter (S.) KHAYELITSHA, uMlungu in a township
294 pp., map, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2007. R180
Journalist Steven Otter lived in Khayeltisha, a black township outside of Cape Town, in 2002 and 2005. In 2016 he was stabbed to death by intruders in his home in Cape Town.
Owen-Smith (G.) AN ARID EDEN, a personal account of conservation in the Kaokoveld
610 pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R275
Conservationist Garth Owen-Smith's account of Namibia's "world-renowned community-based natural resource management programme" which he helped to found and develop.
Pahad (A.) INSURGENT DIPLOMAT, civil talks or civil war?
271 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R230
Foreword by Thabo Mbeki.

A memoir by Aziz Pahad, in which he discusses the role he played in the secret talks between the ANC and the South African government that paved the way for official negotiations. He also recounts his early years in South Africa, his time in exile in London, and provides insight into the leadership of Oliver Tambo, Thabo Mbeki and Yusuf Dadoo.

"Aziz Pahad brings to us that rare human species, an Insurgent Diplomat. If the insurgent seeks to overturn an order, a diplomat is committed to preserve and represent it. If the two meet, it is as protagonists. In this unusual memoir, Aziz Pahad gives us a rare glimpse, at once personal and political, of a gentleman revolutionary who seeks to subvert an order with a soft voice. There is no other book like it." Mahmood Mamdani, Professor of Anthropology, Political Science and African Studies at Columbia University

In 1964 Aziz Pahad was banned by the apartheid government and went into exile. He helped develop the Anti-Apartheid Movement in the UK and Europe. In 1984 he was elected as a member of the Central Committee of the SACP and in 1985 as a member of the ANC's National Executive Committee. He served as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of South Africa from 1994 to 2008. He was one of the Cabinet ministers who resigned following the recall of Thabo Mbeki. In 2014 President Jacob Zuma appointed him as a Presidential Envoy to deal with the Middle East crisis.
Pakendorf (H.) STROOMOP, herinneringe van 'n koerantman in die apartheidsera
240pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R230
Newspaper editor Harald Pakendorf founded the Pretoria newspaper Oggenblad in 1972 and in 1979 was appointed editor of the Johannesburg daily Die Vaderland. In 1985 he was one of a group of Afrikaners who met with the ANC in Zambia.
Palmer (E.) RETURN TO CAMDEBOO, a century's Karoo foods and flavours
323 pp., map, paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (1992) 2011. R170
A reprint of Eve Palmer's book on food and cooking on the farm Cranmere in the Karoo, where she grew up. She records recipes and culinary observations from generations of cooks at Cranmere, and explores the activities of choosing, cooking and eating food created from local seasonal ingredients.
Palmer (E.) THE PLAINS OF CAMDEBOO, a classic book of the Karoo
348 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (1966) 2011. R250
A reprint of Eve Plamer's famous book on the Karoo, a vast semi-desert that extends across parts of the Western and Eastern Cape provinces of South Africa. Eve Palmer grew up on the farm Cranemere, situated on the Plains of Camdeboo, where her family have lived for generations.

"Here is a book which is a unique combination of history, natural history, autobiography and research in many fields" Sunday Times

"Eve Palmer recreates with lovely prose the magical landscape of the Karoo and the East Cape where she grew up...If you love a good read, and if you love South Africa, buy a copy of this immediately and settle down for an enchanting trip to the nostalgic past in the company of a fine soul, Eve Palmer!" Panayoti Kelaidis, Senior Curator, Denver Botanic Gardens
219 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R230
Karen Paololli was born in the UK. As an adult she moved to Africa and eventually settled in the Save the Valley Conservancy in the south-east Lowveld of Zimbabwe. There she developed a relationship with thirteen hippos in their natural habitat, the Turgwe River. After saving their lives during the 1991/92 drought she founded the Turgwe Hippo Trust, dedicated to the conservation and protection of the hippos living in the valley.
Papenfus (T.) PIK BOTHA AND HIS TIMES, text translated from the Afrikaans by Sandra Mills, poems translated by the editorial team
1029 pp., illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2010. R420
A biography of South African politician, diplomat and negotiator Pik Botha, National Party Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1977 to 1994. He subsequently served as Minister of Mineral and Energy Affairs in the country's first post-apartheid government from 1994 to 1996 under President Nelson Mandela. He retired from politics in 1996 when F.W. de Klerk withdrew the National Party from the government of national unity.

" authoritative source of, with no mincing of words or empty praise. This is no 'Pik hagiography', but a work that attests to intensive research and broad knowledge, sensitive but without sentimentality of obfuscation." Marinus Wiechers, Professor Emeritus of Constitutional, International and Indigenous Law an former principal UNISA

Also available in Afrikaans.
Parow (J.) & Engelbrecht (T.) JACK PAROW, die ou met die snor in die bar
240pp., b.w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R200
Autobiography by Afrikaner rapper Zander Tyler aka Jack Parow.
Parsons (N.) CLICKO, the wild dancing Bushman
251 pp., map, illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2009. R230
A biography of Franz Taibosh (Clicko), who performed in circuses, music halls and freak-shows around the world in the 1920s and 1930s.

Neil Parsons is Professor of History at the University of Botswana. His previous books include "King Khama, Emperor Joe, and the Great White Queen: Victorian Britian through African eyes" (1998).
Paton (A.) ALAN PATON, selected letters
496 pp., map, illus., hardback, d.w., Van Riebeeck Society, Second Series No.40, Cape Town, 2009. R247
A collection of nearly 350 previously unpublished letters by Alan Paton, edited and introduced by Peter Alexander.

Peter Alexander is Professor of English at the University of New South Wales. His previous publications include "Roy Campbell: a critical biography" (1982), "William Plomer: a biography" (1989) and "Alan Paton: a biography" (1994).

Patterson (G.) MY LION'S HEART, a life for the lions of Africa
319 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback , Johannesburg, 2014. R265
An autobiography by environmentalist and independent wildlife researcher Gareth Patterson. The book covers his childhood in West and East Africa, the time he spent studying a threatened lion population in a reserve in Botswana, his work with George Adamson and the relocation of three of George's orphaned lions to the Tuli bushland in Botswana, as well as the part he played in exposing the canned lion industry in South Africa.
Pauw (J.) DANCES WITH DEVILS, a journalist's search for truth
393 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2006. R190
"This is not an autobiography...but rather a collection of events and encounters with extraordinary people in places where 'ordinary' people don't go. The journey stretches from the last, dark days of apartheid and its aberrations to the apocalyptic events in several African states around and since the dawn of the new millennium".

Jacques Pauw is the author of two previously published books: "In the Heart of the Whore: the story of apartheid's death squads" and "Into the Heart of Darkness: confessions of apartheid's assassins".

He was a founder member and assistant editor of the anti-apartheid Afrikaans newspaper "Vrye Weekblad" in 1988. In 1998 he was a founder member of the SABC's "Special Assignment" current affairs programme and is currently executive producer.
Phalime (M.) POSTMORTEM, the doctor who walked away
208 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R225
Maria Phamile's account of why, after nine years of study and four years of practice, she chose to give up working as a medical doctor. She also speaks to other doctors who have made a similar choice and exposes the often unbearable pressures that come with working as a doctor in South Africa.

Maria Phalime is the recipient of the City Press Tafelberg Nonfiction Award.
Philip (M.) BOOKS THAT MATTER, David Philip Publishers during the apartheid years, a memoir
154pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R185
Marie Philip's anecdotal account of the publishing company, David Philip Publishers, which she founded together with her husband David in 1971. They both retired in 1999. David Philip died in 2009.

"David and Marie Philip started an independent publishing firm in South Africa during some of the darkest days of censorship. Their unintimidated aim was to publish good books. In spite of all odds, they have come of age as among not only the bravest but also the most highly regarded of our publishers. I am happy to be on their list." Nadine Gordimer, 1992

"In you, David and Marie, all the ingredients for a successful joint venture are to be found in appropriate mix. Otherwise David Philip Publishers would not have been the happy meeting place for all of us who are presently associated with it." Govan Mbeki, 1992
Phosa (T.) & Webster (T.) FUELLING FUTURES, from influence to impact
128pp., paperback, (Durban), 2019. R200
A conversation between Timothy Webster and entrepreneur and philanthropist Tshepiso Phosa, daughter of Mathews and Pinky Phosa. Phosa discusses how she survived rape and an abusive relationship, her success as a fuel station entrepreneur and how she came to be the first woman to sit on the board of directors of iCollege Pumas, the Mbombela-based professional rugby team. She also talks about the orphanages in Tekwane and Mataffin which she adopted in 2015, and the school in Karino where she has established a life skills programme for matriculants.


Timothy Maurice Webster researches and writes on human and brand behavior. He is the author of Personal Brand Intelligence.
Piegl (P.) & Newman (S.) GLENN AGLIOTTI, a biography
219 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R220
A biography of Glenn Agliotti, convicted drug-dealer and close personal friend of disgraced former South African Police Commissioner Jackie Selebi. In 2006 Agliotti was arrested in connection with the murder of mining magnate Brett Kebble. He was acquitted in 2010 when the court ruled that the state had not made a prima facie case against him.

"...the appalling, an egregious act of publishing...It is not just that it is a badly researched, written and constructed book riddled with factual errors - there are lots of books like that, which I ignore. What I wonder about is the ethics of attempting to profit through a second-rate white wash of a known despicable scoundrel...Don't buy the Agliotti book. Your money is better spent on the Lotto, where at least someone might benefit." Anton Harber, Caxton Professor of Journalism at Wits University, in Business Day, August 2013.

Peter Piegl is a former editor of Playboy magazine and a contributing writer for Forbes magazine.
Sean Newman worked as marketing manager and spokesperson for controversial Teazers strip club boss Lolly Jackson, murdered in 2010.
Pikoli (V.) & Wiener (M.) MY SECOND INITIATION, the memoir of Vusi Pikoli
375 pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R220
Advocate Vusi Pikoli was National Director of Public Prosecutions from 2005 to 2007. He pursued criminal charges against Jacob Zuma and the convicted former National Police Commissioner Jackie Selebi. In 2008 he was suspended from his duties by then President Thabo Mbeki, and subsequently fired, amidst great controversy. Frene Ginwala led a commission of inquiry into his suspension. In November 2009 the government reached a R7.5 million out-of-court settlement with Pikoli to stop his legal bid for reinstatement. In this memoir Pikoli offers his perspective on a number of prominent cases, such as the Arms Deal, the Scorpions, the murder of Brett Kebble, Travelgate, and the hoax e-mail saga.

"A painful, but revealing book about a man who was fired for doing the right thing. Vusi Pikoli is a hero of South Africa's new struggle." Adriaan Basson, columnist, City Press

"An account that is as bold, honest and truthful as it is painful and discomforting. Vusi Pikoli is a person of unquestionable integrity, for which South Africa will be eternally grateful." Barney Pityana
Plaatje (S.T.) THE MAFEKING DIARY OF SOL T. PLAATJE, centenary edition
206 pp., maps, illus., paperback, New Edition, Cape Town & Oxford, (1973) 1999. R295
Edited by John Comaroff and Brian Willan with Solomon Molema and Andrew Reed.

A new edition of Sol Plaatje's diary of the siege of Mafeking (1899-1900) during the Anglo-Boer War. His is the only diary of the war written by a black South African to have survived.

Journalist, interpreter, author and politician Sol Plaatje (1876-1932) is also the author of "Native Life in South Africa" and "Mhudi".

Pogrund (B.) HOW CAN MAN DIE BETTER, the life of Robert Sobukwe
425 pp., illus., paperback, New Edition, Johannesburg, (1990) 2015. R275
Robert Sobukwe, leader of the Pan-Africanist Congress, and journalist Benjamin Pogrund, former Deputy Editor of the Rand Daily Mail, were personal friends and this biography of Sobukwe is also the story of their relationship. This new edition contains a number of previously unpublished photographs and an updated epilogue.
Poland (M.) text & Ivor (C.) illus. TAKEN CAPTIVE BY BIRDS, a memoir
143 pp., 4to., illus., hardcover, d.w. , Johannesburg, 2012. R250
Author Marguerite Poland recalls the birds that inhabited her childhood and the role they played in her family's life. She also discusses the myths and traditions associated with the different birds, and their names in Zulu and Xhosa culture.

Marguerite Poland's fiction includes "Train to Doringbult", "Shades", "Iron Love" and "Recessional for Grace". In 2003, together with artist Leigh Voigt and David Hammond-Tooke, she wrote "The Abundant Herds: a celebration of the Nguni cattle of the Zulu people". She has also written children's books, including "The Mantis and the Moon" and "The Woodash Stars".
Powers (P.J.) & Thamm (M.) HERE I AM,
164 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R240
A memoir by South African musician P.J. Powers.

PJ Powers was lead singer for the rock and roll band, Hotline, formed in Johannesburg in 1980. Hotline was the first all-white band to find a receptive audience amongst black South Africans, who gave her the nickname Thandeka (the loved one). After Hotline disbanded in 1987 PJ Powers pursued a solo career. One of her biggest hits with Hotline was "Jabulani", written by bass guitarist, George van Dyk. In 1995, she recorded the Rugby World Cup official song, "World in Union", with Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

Editor, journalist, columnist and author Marianne Thamm is also the author of "I Have Life: Alison's journey".
Primrose (J.) DIARY OF CAPTAIN JAMES MAURICE PRIMROSE, 43rd Regiment of Foot, edited and annotated by Dr Caroline Jackson
160pp., maps, colour illus., hardback, d.w., Grahamstown, 2016. R330
This diary was written between September 1851 and March 1853. James Primrose was sent with his regiment to South Africa to reinforce the British campaign against the Xhosa on the Eastern Cape frontier. The diary includes a description of Governor George Cathcart's expedition against Moshoeshoe in November 1852.

Caroline Jackson is a former Research Fellow of St Hugh's College Oxford and was for 25 years Member of the European Parliament for the South West of England.
Procter (M.) & Zama (L.) CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE, the autobiography of Mike Proctor
239pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, First SA Edition, Cape Town, 2017. R260
Former South African cricketer Michael Procter (born 1946) played very little international cricket because apartheid South Africa was banished from world cricket in the 1970s and 1980s. He was a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1970 and South African cricketer of the year in 1967. Following his retirement, Procter was appointed as a match referee by ICC for officiating cricket matches.
Pule (L.) ALONE, book 1, growing up in Alexandra
90pp., paperback, Reprint, No Place, (2014) 2019. R240
A memoir by Lebo Pule about growing up in Alexandra township with an alcoholic father who abused her mother, falling pregnant and marrying in her teens, becoming a millionaire at 26 and bankrupt at 30.

Self-published. Alone, book 2, from hustling to healing is also available.
Pule (L.) ALONE, book 2, from hustling to healing
160pp., paperback, No Place, 2019. R225
Lebo Pule writes about her 14 years of experience as an entrepreneur in South Africa.


Lebo Pule grew up in Alexandra township, fell pregnant and married in her teens, became a millionaire at 26 and was bankrupt at 30. She is the host of the podcast Stretch with Lebo Pule and director at FOLP Investment Company. She is the author of Alone, book 1, growing up in Alexandra.
134pp., paperback, Second Edition, Johannesburg, (1989) 2017. R100
New Edition of Alfred Temba Qabula's memoir includes a new introduction by the original translator, B.E. Nzimande, and a new foreword by Karin Pampallis and Eddie Webster from the Hidden Voices Project. "A Working Life, Cruel Beyond Belief" is the first book to be published in this series.

Qabula was born in 1942 in Pondoland. While working in a factory in Durban he joined the Metal and Allied Workers Union (MAWU). In 1984 he started performing "Izibongo zika Fosatu", a praise poem he had composed, at union meetings. His performances initiated a revival of "imbongi" poetry amongst workers throughout South Africa, who transformed this tradition into an expression of their struggles. After his poetry was published in the 1986 anthology, "Black Mamba Rising", he started working for the Culture and Working Life Project at the University of Natal. He died in 2002.
Qintu Collab MEANWHILE..., graphic short stories about everyday queer life in southern and East Africa
100pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R140
An anthology of autobiographical short stories that "highlight the heterogeneity of experience, identity and politics associated with African queerness".

Qintu Collab consists of 18 queer youth from Botswana, Kenya and Zimbabwe, two academics, three artists and a journalist. It was formed to "allow young queer people from a few African countries to come together, share experiences and create context specific, queer-positive media that documents relatable stories about and for queer African youth".
431 pp., 4to., illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2011. OUT OF PRINT
A biography of Niklaas van Rensburg (1884-1926), the Boer prophet whose predictions of future events made him a trusted companion of General de la Rey and President Steyn.

Andries Raath is senior professor in law at the University of The Free State.
352 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R250
Mamphela Ramphele's autobiography.

Mamphela Ramphele is a South African anti-apartheid activist, medical doctor and academic. She was born in a rural village in Limpopo Province in 1947. One of the founders of the Black Consciousness Movement along with Steve Biko, she was banished by the apartheid government to the town of Tzaneen from 1977 t0 1984. She is a former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town and one-time Managing Director of the World Bank. She founded a new political party, Agang (Sotho for "Build"), in 2013.
Ramsden (T.) EXPLORING THE UNKNOWN, a South African's backpacking adventures abroad
452pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Durban, 2019. R300
Between 1990 and 1996 Tim Ramsden travelled to 35 countries on three continents. He now lives in Canada.
Rappetti (I.) BECOMING IMAN, an adventure through rebellion, religion and reason
226pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R285
In her memoir Iman Rappetti reflects on growing up in apartheid South Africa, becoming a Muslim and living in Iran, and becoming a mother. Originally from KwaZulu-Natal, she now lives in Johannesburg, works as a journalist and hosts the weekday radio show POWER Talk.
Rasch (C.) BETWEEN ROCK & A HARD PLACE, (a memoir)
367pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R240
Musician, club owner and festival organiser Carsten Rasch’s memoir of South Africa’s counter-culture punk and new wave scene in the 1970s and 1980s.

"A great book about zol, jol and beautiful losers struggling to make a buck and topple apartheid in the days when that shit really mattered," Rian Malan, author of My Traitor's Heart

"This is history like you've never read it. Read it. You'll laugh out loud." Mike Nicol, author of A Good-Looking Corpse

"Turn this book up loud!" Gus Silber, journalist

Carsten Rasch is presently a music curator and the drummer for the Cape-based band, Hearts of Darkness. He is a director of STARTfest (Stanford Arts Festival) and the founder of the music startup Gigll.
Rautenbach (G.) MOOILOOP, mooiste reisstories
191pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2014. R240
These travel essays were first published in the magazine Mooiloop between 2006 and 2008. Authors include Eben Venter, Abraham de Vries, Hennie Aucamp, Koos Kombuis, Chris Barnard, André P. Brink and Riana Scheepers.
Reeder (M.) A SANGOMA'S STORY, the calling of Elliot Ndlovu
199 pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R250
Journalist Melanie Reeder's biography of Eliot Ndlovu, a "sangoma" (spiritual diviner) and "inyanga" (healer who uses plants in medicinal remedies). He lives in the Drakensberg Mountains in KwaZulu-Natal, commuting between two consultation huts: his room in Thendela and a newly acquited hut at the luxury hotel and spa at Fordoun, where he consults to wealthy tourists. He is also a passionate conservationist who had been led to create sustainable gardens of the traditional herbs used by "inyangas".
Reilly (J.) SHAME, confessions of an aid worker in Africa
232 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R180
American Jillian Reilly came to southern Africa in 1993 to be an "aid worker". In this book she describes her experiences, her increasing disillusionment, and her departure in 2000.
Reitz (D.) NO OUTSPAN, preface by General the RT Hon J C Smuts
370pp., paperback, Revised Edition, Edinburgh, (1943) 2019. R250
A revised edition of the third and final volume of the autobiography by Boer Commando, South African soldier, lawyer and politician Deneys Reitz (1882-1944).

Includes a new publisher's note.

This volume covers Rietz's life in South African politics from 1918 to 1942 and concludes with Reitz as Deputy Prime Minister of South Africa.

The first two volumes, Commando, a Boer journal of the Boer War and Trekking On, in the company of brave men are also available.
Reitz (D.) TREKKING ON, in the company of brave men
298 pp., maps, paperback, Revised Edition, Edinburgh, (1933) 2012. R190
A revised edition of the second volume of Deneys Reitz's autobiography, which deals with his involvement in the 1914 Rebellion, the German East Campaign, the German West Campaign, and his time on the Western Front during the First World War.

"In this edition of "Trekking On' we have taken the liberty of excising the first two chapters, entitled 'Exile' and 'Hard Times', which recount the aftermath of the Anglo-Boer War and the author's exile in Madagascar. In their place we have inserted two short chapters taken from the author's third work, 'No Outspan', which lead the reader swiftly into events commemorated in this publication." from the publisher's note
Richardson (K.) BEFORE THE WAX MELTS, musings of a South African headmaster
292pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R290
Keith Richardson taught Latin, History and English for 25 years at Plumstead High School and Wynberg Boys' High School. In 1999 until his retirement in 2015 he was Headmaster of Wynberg Boys' High School.


"High spirits and low moments are heard and felt in this anthology of experiences; some easy, some difficult, but all told in the compassionate voice of one who knows and cares." Tessa Fairbairn, Head, St Syprian's School (1990-2017)

"'Before the Wax Melts' celebrates the spirit of boys. Running a school for boys in any context is no easy matter. Running a boys' school in a society in the midst of a difficult transition is profoundly more complex." Andrew Feinstein, Wynberg Old Boy, former ANC politician, and author of "After the Party" and "The Shadow World"
224 pp., oblong 4to., maps, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2006. R350
Charles Michell (1793 - 1851) came to the Cape in 1828 to take up his appointment as the first surveyor-general and civil engineer and spent the next 25 years building roads, bridges and mountain passes, including Sir Lowry's Michell's and Montagu Passes. He also designed lighthouses at Mouille Point, Cape Agulhas and Cape Recife. Included in the book are the majority of Michell's watercolours, sketches and drawings, published for the first time.
298 pp., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (1981) 2013. R240
A reprint of Richard Rive's literary autobiography.

" of the first South African writers to examine what it means to be of mixed race in a rigid dualistic society." The New York Times Book Review

Writer, scholar, literary critic and college teacher Richard Rive (1939-1989) was born and raised in District Six. His other writings include the novels "Buckingham Palace, District Six", "Emergency" and "Emergency Continued" and "Advance, Retreat", a selection of his short stories.
Robb (N.) THE SASH AND I, a personal memoir and a tribute to the Black Sash
119 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2006. R180
Foreword by Mary Burton.

Noël Robb helped to establish the Black Sash in Cape Town in 1955 and was deeply involved in the organisation for fifty years. The Black Sash, a group of white suburban housewives and mothers, opposed apartheid legislation and alerted the white community to its devastating effects by wearing black sashes and standing or marching in protest. They also established advice offices to help black women cope with the pass laws.
Robbins (D.) ERROL HOLLAND, a life of colour, a South African doctor's pursuit of identity
210pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R250
Errol Holland grew up in Coronationville, a township outside Johannesburg created for people classified Coloured by the apartheid government. He qualified as a doctor from the University of Cape Town in 1972, and then as a specialist in internal medicine. He was Dean of the School of Medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand and Executive Dean of Health Sciences at the University of Limpopo. Currently he serves as a consultant with the Foundation for Professional Development, an organisation that is involved in academic training in the private sector.
314pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R260
Steven Robins' account of his attempts to uncover the truth of what happened to his father's family, trapped in Berlin during the Nazi terror. He also discusses the rise of eugenics and racial science before World War II, and how this justified the murder of Jews by the Nazis and caused South Africa and other countries to refuse asylum to Jewish refugees.

"This is a most exceptional and unforgettable book" Antjie Krog

Steven Robins is a professor in the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at the University of Stellenbosch.
Roderigues (J.) ONGESLYP, skitterende staaltjies van lank gelede
102pp., illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2019. R180
The story of Kingsley Seale who cleaned and valued diamonds for Hans Merensky in Alexander Bay in the late 1920s.

Jan Roderigues was born in Viljoenskroon in the Free State. He spent 13 years in the South African Police Force, after which he worked as a reporter. In 1983 he was appointed as a senior journalist at the National Parks Board.
Rogers (D.) THE LAST RESORT, a memoir of Zimbabwe
312 pp., map, paperback, 2009, Jhbg. R195
Award-winning journalist and travel writer Douglas Rogers' memoir about his parents' daily struggles to hold onto their farm in present day Zimbabwe.

"Do we really need another memoir by a white Zimbabwean? The surprising answer is yes, if it's as good as Douglas Rogers' 'The Last Resort'". Alex Perry, Time magazine

"I read it in a single sitting. I loved it." Rian Malan
Rostron (B.) ROBERT MCBRIDE, the struggle continues
358pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, First SA Edition, Cape Town, 2019. R290
First published in the UK in 1991 as Till Babylon Falls. This edition includes a new introduction and a new afterword that outlines McBride's controversial life post-1994.

Robert McBride led the Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) unit that bombed the "Why Not" Restaurant and Magoo's Bar on the Durban beachfront in June 1986. He was sentenced to death and spent 1 463 days on Death Row before having his sentence commuted to life imprisonment. He was released in 1992 and was later granted amnesty at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The book covers the 1986 Jacobs substation bombing, the Durban beachfront bombings, McBride's trial and his time on Death Row.

"A story thick with tension between love and violence, newly relevant for our complex times." Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh, author of Democracy and Delusion: 10 myths in South African politics

"A political thriller, biography and historic record all rolled into one." Marianne Thamm, assistant editor of the Daily Maverick and author of the memoir Hitler, Verwoerd, Mandela and Me

Journalist Bryan Rostron has written for The New York Times, The Guardian, The Spectator, the London Sunday Times and the New Statesman, as well as writing columns for the British political weekly Tribune and the magazine Private Eye. He is the author of five previous books, including the novels My Shadow and Black Petals. He lives in Cape Town.
Rotberg (R.) THE FOUNDER, Cecil Rhodes and the pursuit of power
800 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (1988) 2002. R495
A definitive biography of mining magnate and politician Cecil John Rhodes (1853-1902).

Robert Rotberg is the Fulbright Research Chair in Political Development at the Balsillie School of International Affairs in Waterloo, Canada. His other books include "When States Fail: Causes and Consequences"(2004), "Ending Autocracy, Enabling Democracy: The Tribulations of Southern Africa 1960–2000"(2002), "Governance and Leadership in Africa"(2007), and "Transformative Political Leadership: Making a Difference in the Developing World"(2012).
Rudner (I.) TEN PACES BEHIND, a family saga
361pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R300
A memoir by Ione Rudner, about her 53 years of marriage to Jalmar Rudner. Jalmar was a Swede and an architect and town planner with the Cape Town Municipality and Iona was a research assistant and editor at the South African Museum. They were also amateur archaeologists and undertook numerous archaeological expeditions in southern Africa. Together they translated nine books by early Scandinavian travellers to the region. They both wrote "The Hunter and his Art, a survey of rock art in southern Africa" (1974). Jalmar died in 2003.
Sachs (A.) I KNOW THIS TO BE TRUE, on love, liberty & justice, interview and photography by Geoff Blackwell
91pp., colour illus., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2020. R150
First published in New Zealand in 2020.

Former Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, Albie Sachs discusses his time as an anti-apartheid activist, which included three months in solitary confinement and surviving a car-bomb in Mozambique, his work as a member of the Constitutional Committee and the National Executive Committee of the ANC, and his years with the Constitutional Court.
Sadler (M.) WAR STORY OF SOLDIER 12480,
498 pp., illus., paperback, Durban, 2014. R320
Mike Sadler's account of his experiences as a young soldier who took part in the North Africa Campaign during World War II. Aged seventeen, he volunteered to serve with the South African Artillery as a signaller, was captured at Tobruk and spent three years as a PoW in Italy and Austria.
Sanders (M.) LEARNING ZULU, a secret history of language in South Africa
198pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2016. R385
First published in the USA in 2016.

Mark Sanders places his own efforts to learn the Zulu language within a wider context, examining the motives behind the development of Zulu-language learning. He looks at the white appropriation of Zulu language, music, and dance in South African culture, at the association of Zulu with a martial masculinity and with what is most properly and powerfully African. He also explores differences in English- and Zulu-language press coverage of Jacob Zuma's trial for rape, and the role of linguistic purism in xenophobic violence.

"Ostensibly about one man's quest to acquire a language, 'Learning Zulu' is a clever, surprising, and enlightening journey into 150 years of South African history. Nobody has written quite this subtly about race and language in South Africa in a long while." Jonny Steinberg, University of Oxford

"'Learning Zulu' is a brilliant book. Unprecedented in the South African arena and very likely beyond, Sanders's ‘secret history' is nothing less than a sustained tour de force and an extraordinary mix of linguistics, literary criticism, cultural studies, legal studies, psychoanalytic theory, and autobiography/memoir. This is very much a book about the psychic and psychopolitical investments involved in acquiring and teaching language in colonial and postcolonial settings." Stephen Clingman, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Mark Sanders in Professor of Comparative Literature at New York University. His books include "Complicities: the intellectual and apartheid" and "Ambiguities of Witnessing: law and literature in the time of a truth commission".
Satchwell (K.) "A BURNT SACRIFICE", the all too brief life of Clive Halse
166pp., illus., paperback, Port Alfred, 2016. R95
Records the life of Clive Harold Halse, who grew up in the Eastern Cape. In 1914 he signed up and served with Cullinan's Horse in German South West Africa before training with the Royal Flying Corps and qualifying as a pilot. A lieutenant of No 70 Squadron, he was shot down on his first reconnaissance mission to Cambrai in France on 24 April 1917.

Satchwell (K.) 'FOR THE GLORY OF SOUTH AFRICA AND THE EMPIRE", five Eastern Cape soldiers and the Great War
158pp., illus., paperback, Port Alfred, 2015. R95
A tribute to five of the soldiers named on the War Memorial for the Lower Albany district in Port Alfred, Eastern Cape: Leslie Morley Mandy, Hubert Douglas Openshaw, Victor Reginald Pattison, Charles Joseph Pattison and Barnard David Olyott, all killed on the battlefields in France during WWI.

Satchwell (K.) & Frater (J.) comps. ONE HUNDRED YEARS ON, personal stories of the Great War
229pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R295
South Africans remember family members who were involved in the First World War of 1914-1918.
Satchwell (K.) comp. YOUR LOVING SON, YUM, the letters of Grahame Alexander Munro to his family, 1915-1916
156pp., illus., maps, paperback, (Port Alfred), 2014. R100
Grahame Munro was born in 1896 on the farm Slaai Kraal outside Grahamstown. In January 1915, aged eighteen, he volunteered to serve with the South African forces in the First World War and fought in German South West Africa and German East Africa. He died of wounds in December 1916 and is buried in the Iringa Military Cemetery. This book is a collection of the letters he wrote to his family during those two years. His family deposited the letters with the Cory Library for Humanities Research at Rhodes University.

Kathleen Statchwell is a Judge of the Gauteng Division of the High Court.
Schadeberg (J.) THE WAY I SEE IT, a memoir
469pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R310
Photographer Jürgen Schadeberg was born in Berlin in 1931. In 1950 he emigrated to South Africa and became chief photographer, picture editor and art director at "Drum" magazine. In 1964 he left South Africa and worked in London, the USA and Europe before returning to South Africa in 1985 for 22 years. Currently he lives in Spain.

"Dapper man Jürgen Schadeberg, originally from Germany, is one of the few masters in journalism who welcomed me and kicked my ass to do better when I arrived in Sin City. This memoir is a broadcast of his journey South and through continental Europe - it is a reflection of Schadeberg's striking, interventionist, visual journalism: considerate, questioning, empathetic and ultimately beautifying." Bongani Madondo, author of "Sigh, the Beloved Country"
Schoeman (C.) REBEL, die lewe van kommandant Hans Lötter, 1873-1901
203pp., illus., map, paperback, Pretoria, 2019. R230
Kommandant Hans Lötter was a Boer commander and Cape rebel during the Anglo-Boer War. He was captured by the British in 1901, charged with treason, murder and robbery, convicted and sentenced to death. He died before a firing squad outside Graaff-Reinet.

Chris Schoeman's books include Angels of Mercy: foreign women in the Anglo-Boer War, Bothers in Arms: Hollanders in the Anglo-Boer War.
Schoeman (C.) THE UNKNOWN VAN GOGH, the life of Cornelius van Gogh, from the Netherlands to South Africa
217pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R230
A biography of Cornelis Van Gogh, brother to Vincent and Theo, who came to South Africa in 1889, aged twenty-two, and worked as an engineer. He sided with the Boers in the Anglo-Boer War and was a commando in the Free State. Suffering from fever, he was hospitalised in Brandfort in 1900, where he committed suicide.

Also available in Afrikaans.

Historian and journalist Chris Schoeman's recent books include "Boer Boy", "Brothers in Arms", "Angels of Mercy", "Churchill's South Africa" and "The Somme Chronicles".
Schoeman (K.) AT CLOSE OF DAY, reflections
183pp., hardback, d.w, Pretoria, 2018. R250
A collection of reflections on old age and the last stages of Karel Schoeman's life.

This volume concludes the autobiographical series beginning with '"n Duister aan die Kaap", followed by "Merksteen" and "Die Laaste Afrikaanse Boek".

South African novelist, historian, translator Karel Schoeman (1939-2017) write more than 19 novels as well as many historical and autobiographical works, mostly in Afrikaans.
Schoeman (K.) DIE LAASTE REIS,
47pp., hardback, Pretoria, 2018. R200
The manuscript of "Die Laaste Reis" was sent to the publishers on 1 May 2017, the day Karel Schoeman died. It covers three trips he made to Lesotho with the nurses who had cared for him for nine years.
Schoeman (K.) RIVIERELAND, twee besoeke aan Nederland
398 pp., map, hardback, d.w., Pretoria, 2011. R250
Karel Schoeman describes two visits to the Netherlands, one in 1999 and a longer stay in 2003 while doing research on the VOC-period at the Cape.

Text in Afrikaans.

Karel Schoeman is the author of many works of fiction and non-fiction, including "Stamland: 'n reis deur Nederland" (1999).
Schoeman (K.) ed. DIE BOSMANS VAN DRAKENSTEIN, persoonlike dokumente van die familie Bosman van Drakenstein, 1705-1842
393 pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2010. R250
In 1707 the Dutchman Hermanus Bosman was employed as sick-comforter to the Drakenstein community. He married the daughter of a French Huguenot. Over the next hundred years he and his family became prominent members of the district of Paarl and Stellenbosch.

Karel Schoeman has transcribed, edited and annotated about a hundred letters, other personal writings, poems and documents related to this family.

Text in Afrikaans.
Schroder (B.) A HEADMASTER'S STORY, my life in education
224pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R260
Bill Schroder taught at SACS, Western Province Prep, Rondebosch Boys', Westerford, Rhodes High and Pinelands in Cape Town, and York High in George. He was Head of Pretoria Boys High from 1990 to 2009.

Foreword by Jonathan Jansen.

"There will only be one boss in my Pretoria Boys High memory - wise, calm and a mentor to us all." John Smit, former Springbok captain
Schutte (A.) FOR THE PEOPLE,
312pp., paperback, London, 2019. R240
Anelia Schutte grew up in Knysna, a small town along the Garden Route, South Africa. Her mother, a social worker, served Knysna's black community living in the squatter camps outside the town. In this memoir, Anelia Schutte recounts her mother's involvement in the struggle against apartheid in the 1980s.

Anelia Schutte lives in New York and is the Chief Executive Officer at The Writer.
Seekings (J.C.) RUDD, the search for a Cape Merchant
210 pp., illus., paperback, Bradford-on-Avon, 2009. R225
John Cormac Seekings' story of researching the life of Charles Dunell Rudd (1844-1916), Cecil John Rhodes' main business associate. Rudd and Rhodes became partners in 1872, working diamond claims in Kimberley and dealing in diamonds. In 1880, together with others, they formed De Beers Mining Company. In 1887 they registered Gold Fields of South Africa Ltd. In 1888 Rudd secured an agreement to the mineral rights of Mashonaland and Matabeleland from Lobengula, King of Matebeleland, an arrangement known as "The Rudd Concession".
Selassie (B.) EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE, a Jacana pocket biography
146pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2014. R130
First published in the USA in 2014.

A short biography of Emperor Haile Selassie, who ruled Ethiopia from 1916 to 1974.

Bereket Habte Selassie is William E. Leuchtenburg Professor of African Studies and Law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and former Attorney General of Ethiopia as well as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Ethiopia. A former state official, he served in Selassie's government.
172pp., illus., map, paperback, Tzaneen, 2015. R285
An autobiography by retired advocate Ponele Seshai. He records the history of the Batubatse Ba-Shai community who migrated from Ghana more than 500 years ago and eventually settled in the area of present day Modjadjiskloof in Limpopo Province. He was born in 1948 at Boschplaas, near Hammaskraal, and grew up in the small rural village of Motsinoni. He began his career as a clerk in the Department of Justice, became the first black magistrate in Tzaneen and at the time of his retirement was Regional Magistrate, Siyabuswa regional division, in Mpumalanga Province.
Shaik (M.) THE ANC SPY BIBLE, surviving across enemy lines
247pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2020. R290
Former state security boss Moe Shaik writes about his relationship with The Nightingale, a Special Branch policeman turned secret agent whose files were so accurate Oliver Tambo named them The Bible. He discusses The Bible Project, the intelligence operation he led in the 1980s, supplying information to the ANC in exile and in South Africa, and sheds light on the role of Jacob Zuma, his brother Schabir Shaik and others.
Shakong (S.) I WANT TO SEE THE SUN RISE, a South African story of exile and fatherhood
208pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R200
In his autobiography Sam Shakong relates his experience of growing up in rural South Africa, his initiation into politics in Alexandra township, exile in New York, his time in Botswana and Zambia, and his eventual return to a democratic South Africa. He also writes about his special relationship with his daughter.

"An amazing journey, an insight into the worlds that make up exile life." Niq Mhlongo, author of Way Back Home
Shaw (J.) MY MEMOIRS OF THE BRITISH SOUTH AFRICA POLICE, 1966-1981, and a colonial upbringing in Northern Rhodesia
264pp, illus., paperback, Solihull & Durban, 2015. R250
John Shaw was born in 1947 in Livingstone and grew up in various towns in Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) where his father was a member of the Northern Rhodesia Police. The family moved to Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) in 1964 and in 1966 John joined the British South Africa Police. He retired in August 1981 as a superintendent. In this memoir he discusses the lifesyle of a district policeman and encounters with ZANLA fighters during the Bush War.
Shell (S.) PROTEAN PARADOX, George Edward Cory (1862-1935), negotiating life and South African history
286pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Grahamstown, 2017. R330
English-born historian and chemist George Edward Cory completed his studies at Cambridge University in 1891, emigrated to South Africa and took up the position of vice-principal at the Grahamstown Public School. He went on to become lecturer in physics and chemistry at St. Andrew's College in 1894. When Rhodes University College was founded in 1904 Cory took up the post of Professor of Chemistry, a position he held until he retired in 1925. He moved to Cape Town and worked in the Government Archives as honorary archivist and historiographer. In 1933 the Royal Empire Society awarded him a gold medal for his historical work. The Cory Library for Historical Research was established in 1931 when Cory donated his collection of books, letters, pamphlets, manuscripts, maps, journals, newspapers and photographs, to the Rhodes University College Library. He published a six-volume work, "The Rise of South Africa", between 1910 and 1939.

Sandra Rowoldt Shell was Cory Librarian at Cory Library for Historical Research and headed up the African Studies Library at the University of Cape Town from 2002 to 2011. Currently she is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Rhodes University.
Shober (D.) SINDIWE MAGONA, climbing higher
272 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R250
A literary biography of South African playwright, poet, novelist and activist Sindiwe Magona. Sindiwe Magona was born in rural Transkei in 1943. She has written two sequential biographies, "To my Children's Children" (1990) and "Forced to Grow" (1992), two short story collections, "Living, Loving and Lying Awake at Night" (1991) and "Push-Push"(1996), the novels, "Mother to Mother (1998) and "Beauty's Gift", and a play, "Vukani!".

Dianne Shober is currently Deputy Head of the English Department at the University of Fort Hare.
263pp., illus., paperback, Johannesbg, 2015. R300
In putting together this portrait of Chief Rabbi Cyril Harris, Geoff Sifrin has drawn together accounts and anecdotes collected from people who had personal contact with him.

In 1987 Cyril Harris left his position at St John's Wood Synagogue, London, and moved to Johannesburg to take up the position of Chief Rabbi, a position he held until he retired in 2004. He died in 2005.
Silberhaft (M.) & Belling (S.) THE TRAVELLING RABBI, my African tribe
360 pp., colour illus., paperback, Second Edition, Johannesburg, (2012) 2013. R225
Rabbi Moshe Silberhaft is the spiritual leader of the Country Communities Department of the South African Jewish Board of Deputies and the African Jewish Congress. His ministry encompasses the entire African continent south of the Sahara as well as the islands of Madagascar and Mauritius. This is the story of his journeys, as told to Suzanne Belling.

Foreword by Commonwealth Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks.
Sisulu (E.) WALTER & ALBERTINA SISULU, in our lifetime
671 pp., illus., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (2002) 2014. R350
Foreword by Nelson Mandela.

Reprint of a biography of Walter and Albertina Sisulu. Walter (1912-2003) served as Secretary-General and Deputy-President of the African National Congress. Albertina (1918-2011) was the co-president of the United Democratic Front. One of the Rivonia trialists, Walter spent twenty-five years imprisoned on Robben Island.

"Lucid, moving, with strands of personal and political narratives coming together from Walter and Albertina's extraordinary lives: this wonderful book is a tribute to them, on addition to being a monument to the ANC." Nuruddin Farah, Somali novelist, author of " Gifts"

"Elinor Sisulu must be congratulated for relating this important story, enabling readers to experience the lives of Walter and Albertina and more particularly the integrity with which they acted on their choices." Mail & Guardian

This book won the 2003 Noma Award for Publishing in Africa.
Sisulu (E.) & Magona (S.) ALBERTINA SISULU, abridged by Sindiwe Magona and Elinor Sisulu from the biography "Walter and Albertina Sisulu: in our lifetime" by Elinor Sisulu
129pp., illus., map, paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R180
New foreword by Brigalia Bam.

Nontsikelelo Albertina Sisulu (1918-2011) was an anti–apartheid activist, and the wife of Walter Sisulu, who spent 25 years on Robben Island alongside Nelson Mandela. While her husband was in prison Albertina Sisulu raised the couple′s five children alone. In 1963 she spent almost two months in solitary confinement and was banned for most of the 1960s. She became National Co-President of the United Democratic Front at its inception in 1983, was Deputy President of the ANC Women's League and in 1994 became a member of Parliament. She retired in 1998.
Slabbert (A.) 'N LUIPERD IN MY BED,
250pp., colour illus., map, paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R260
Annelize and Gerard Slabbert manage Deception Valley Lodge, situated next to the north-eastern border of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve.

Includes several recipes.
Slovo (G.) EVERY SECRET THING, my family, my country
366 pp., illus., paperback, Revised Edition, London, (1997) 2009. R175
A revised edition of Gillian Slovo's "family memoir", with a new introduction. The daughter of Joe Slovo and Ruth First, Gillian Slovo reconstructs the truth of her parents' relationship and her turbulent childhood, recalling the events that surrounded her family's persecution and exile and her mother's murder in 1982 by letter bomb.

Smirin (S.) LIFE INTERRUPTED, a bipolar memoir
219pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R240
Samantha Smirin's account of living with Bipolar Affective Mood Disorder. Today she is a life coach and runs a support group for people living with bipolar.
Smit (L.) with Lewis (R.) I AM LIZA SMIT,
260pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R240
In 1977 Liza Smit was thirteen when her parents, National Party politician Robert Smit and his wife Jeanne, were murdered in what the Truth and Reconciliation Commission described as a politically motivated killing involving the security forces. The case remains open. The TRC submissions are interspersed with the text.

Also available in Afrikaans.
Smith (J.) & Tromp (B.) HANI, a life too short, a biography
338 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2009. R190
A biography of Chris Hani, Communist Party leader and Umkhonto we Sizwe chief of staff, who was assassinated in 1993.

Janet Smith is an excecutive editor of The Star and Saturday Star and a special writer at Independent newspapers.
Beauregard Tromp is a senior reporter at The Star newspaper. He was awarded the Mondi Shanduka Newspaper Journalist of the Year in 2009.
Smith (N.) IN MAMELODI HET EK MY GOD GEVIND, my lewe in die township en hoe dit my geloof verander her
208pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Revised Edition, Cape Town, 2018. R220
A memoir by Afrikaner theologian, minister and anti-apartheid activist Nico Smith about his years leading a congregation in Mamelodi. First published in 2010 as "Die Dood van die God van my Vaders".

Includes a new epilogue by Maretha Laubscher, Nico and Ellen Smith's oldest daughter, who worked on this revised and expanded edition.

Nicolaas Johannes Smith (1929-2010) was Professor of Theology at the University of Stellenbosch, a member of the Afrikaner Broederbond and a minister in Dutch Reformed Church. However, he began questioning his beliefs, challenged apartheid in his classes, joined protests against forced removals, and eventually resigned his professorship, left the Dutch Reformed Church, which refused to condemn apartheid, and joined the anti-apartheid Dutch Reformed Church in Africa. He also left the Broederbond and in 1982 accepted a summons to minister to a Dutch Reformed Church in Africa congregation in Mamelodi, a township in the east of Pretoria designated for people classified Black under the Group Areas Act..
169 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, (2011). R205
A memoir by Rosemary Smith, who moved from England to Grahamstown in the mid-1960s. As a member of the Black Sash she was involved in the struggle for democracy.

"In providing a vivid, and highly personalised account of the activities of a few extraordinary, white, middle class women, in the small towns of apartheid South Africa, this book provides a new understanding of the anti-apartheid struggle." Jacklyn Cock, Professor Emeritus, University of the Witwatersrand.

"The Eastern Cape, for all it's rugged landscape and cruel apartheid divisions, worked it's way into the heart and head of a young English social worker. Facing it's challenges, she nurtured her family, threw herself into working for justice and peace, and found herself dealing with forced removals, detentions of political activists, and the viciousness of the state security system." Mary Burton, National President of the Black Sash, 1985-1990, and TRC commissioner.

Smuts (D.) DEATH, DETENTION AND DISAPPEARANCE, a lawyer's battle to hold power to account in 1980s Namibia
355pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R320
Justice David Smuts was a young lawyer in Windhoek, Namibia, in the 1980s. In this memoir he discusses the cases he took on defending detainees, setting up the Legal Assistance Centre of Namibia, and the assassination of his friend, SWAPO activist Anton Lubowski.

"An engrossing read, crammed with courtroom dramas and car chases to the border and back. A story about the battle for human dignity in the 1980s - inspiring for all who still live in history's shadow." Justice Edwin Cameron

"Shows how sheer courage and commitment to the attainment of freedom propelled activists like Smuts, not without risk to their lives, to hold the regime in southern Africa to account for its unlawful actions." Sisa Namandje, Namibian lawyer

David Smuts has been a Judge of the Supreme Court of Namibia since 2015. From 2011 to 2014 he served as Judge of the High Court of Namibia, before which he was in private practice in Windhoek as senior counsel. He co-founded The Namibian newspaper in 1985 and from 1988 to 1992 was founder director of the Legal Assistance Centre of Namibia. In 1990 he was elected an Orville H. Schell Jr Fellow at the Yale Law School and as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2019.
Smuts (D.) PATRIOTS & PARASITES, South Africa and the struggle to evade history
343pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R295
Journalist and politician Den Smuts' personal account of the transition to democracy in South Africa. Elected to Parliament in 1989‚ representing the constituency of Groote Schuur‚ on behalf of the then Democratic Party (DP), she was the first female whip, and was involved in the drafting of the Constitution and, in the 1994 elections‚ was one of seven members of Parliament elected on behalf of the DP. She opposed the merger of the DP with the National Party to form the Democratic Alliance (DA) in 2000‚ but continued to serve as a DA MP until 2014‚ when she retired. She died suddenly in 2016.

"It is clear that the enormous effort of hard work, immense courage and an uncanny legal tenacity that she put into her parliamentary portfolio will influence millions of lives for decades to come." Antjie Krog, author of "Country of My Skull"

"Dene said that every one of us needs to be accountable to our conscience, to our country, to our Constitution and to our constituency. I would be brave enough to say that no one South Afrivcan held up to these standards as much as she did." Mmusi Maimane, leader of the Democratic Alliance
Snyman (D.) IN DIE BLOU KAMP, facebook-stories
299pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R225
A new collection of one hundred anecdotes and reflections by Dana Snyman, written during his travels around South Africa. Many of these stories were first posted on facebook by the author.

Journalist, columnist and writer Dana Snyman's other books include ""Op die Agterpaaie", "Hiervandaan" and "Onder die Radar".
Snyman (D.) THE LONG WAY HOME, a journey through South Africa
176 pp., map, paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R175
Travel writer Dana Snyman describes three trips he made through South Africa between January 2010 and June 2011 to visit his ailing father - and to "explain the country and my place in it to myself" from the author's note

"A very fine book about love, loss and coming to terms with Africa." Rian Malan, author of "My Traitor's Heart"
124pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2015. R185
Rajan Soni's account of his search for his Indian paternal grandmother, Bibiji, and the journey that took him to his ancestral home in North Punjab.

Born in Mombasa, Rajan Soni has lived in Kenya, South Africa and the UK. He has travelled to over 60 countries on five continents and regards himself as a citizen of the world.
Spaarwater (M.) A SPOOK'S PROGRESS, from making war to making peace
283 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R230
An autobiography by Maritz Spaarwater, who was an intelligence agent in the apartheid era, first for Military Intelligence, then for the National Intelligence Service, and later worked for the Constitutional Development Service. In the late 1980s he was involved in initiating discussions overseas with the exiled ANC leadership, and in the negotiations that followed.
Sparks (A.) THE SWORD AND THE PEN, six decades on the political frontier
608pp., illus., paperback , Johannesburg, 2016. R300
Journalist Allister Sparks's autobiography, in which he also discusses how he has observed, participated in and recorded South Africa's struggle, from the birth of apartheid through the first democractic elections, to the present moment.

Allister Sparks was born in 1933 at Cathcart in the Eastern Cape. He started working as a reporter in 1951 and became editor of the Rand Daily Mail in 1977. In 1962-63 he was awarded a Nieman Fellowship to Harvard University. He has been South Africa correspondent for The Washington Post, The Observer, NRC Handelsblad and The Economist. In 1992 he founded the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism (IAJ). He is the author of "The Mind of South Africa", "Tomorrow is Another Country", "Beyond the Miracle" and "Tutu: the authorised biography" with Mpho Tutu. He lives in Johannesburg.
Sparks (A.) & Tutu (M.A.) TUTU, the authorised portrait
118 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Auckland & Johannesburg, 2011. R350
Foreword by Bono.
Introduction by his Holiness the Dalai Lama.

A biography of Desmond Tutu by South African journalist Allister Sparks, authorised by Desmond Tutu, and including over forty interviews with close family, friends, colleagues, comrades and critics, conducted by Tutu's daughter Reverend Mpho Tutu.
Stanford (J.) INUNGI,
125pp., illus., map, paperback, Grahamstown, 2018. R185
John Stanford (b.1929) writes about life on the family farm in East Griqualand, from his childhood years until 1984 when the farm was expropriated for inclusion in the Transkei.

274pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R260
A memoir by John Steed, who learnt to fly on Jet Provosts in the Royal Air Force, was a pilot in the Police Reserve Air Wing during the Rhodesian Bush War, and later flew aid missions in Mozambique, Sudan and Somalia with the charter airline, Sky Relief.

Steenkamp (J.) & Edworthy (S.) REEVA, a mother's story
280 pp., colour illus., paperback, London, 2014. R285
Reeva Steenkamp's mother, June Steenkamp, gives her account of her daughter Reeva's life and death, and of the Oscar Pistorius trial.
Steinberg (J.) A MAN OF GOOD HOPE,
335 pp., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2014) 2019. R195
A biography of Asad Abdullahi, forced into exile in 1991 at the age of eight after witnessing his mother's murder by Somali militiamen. Alone, he moved from country to country, mostly having to fend for himself. Eventually he made his way to Johannesburg, where he pursued s career as a shopkeeper in various townships. Jonny Steinberg met Asad in 2010, living with his wife and son in a displaced persons camp, victims of xenophobic violence in Khayelitsha and seeking refugee status in America. From interviews with Asad and with people in Europe and the United States who knew Asad's parents, from reports of nongovernmental organizations and international newspapers Jonny Steinberg pieced together Asad's story, placing it in the context of the Somali Diaspora.

"Through the remarkable tale of the truly astonishing character of Asad Abdullah, Steinberg returns all of us from the despair of distance to the dignity of brotherhood." Alexandra Fuller, author of "Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight"

"A masterpiece. Steinberg has illuminated a modern African odyssey to brilliant effect." Martin Meredith, author of "The State of Africa"

"One of the most interesting things about 'A Man of Good Hope' is the insight it gives into this country’s Somali population. Steinberg writes about 'the thousands of lone entrepreneurs who have crossed SA’s borders since the end of apartheid...They do not want to make friends. They do not want to make SA their home. They want to make money. And that is what they do...I think it has something to do with looking 10 generations into the future and wondering what role you will have played in changing the lives of those who came after you...It’s what drove Asad to make many of the decisions he made, to plunge into the unknown. For him, to have lived a fully human life is to have radically altered the course of his family’s history." from an interview with the author by Penny How of Business Day

Jonny Steinberg was born and grew up in South Africa. He is the author of "Three Letter Plague", "Midlands" and "The Number". He has won the Sunday Times Alan Paton Award for non-fiction twice, and received the inaugural Windham Campbell Prize. He teaches African Studies and Criminology at Oxford University and is an Associate at the Institute for the Humanities (HUMA) at the University of Cape Town.
Steyn (B.) & Fine (M.) UNDERCOVER WITH MANDELA'S SPIES, the story of the boy who crossed the square
266pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R240
In 1988 17-year-old Bradley Steyn was crossing Strijdom Square in Pretoria when Barend Strydom shot and killed eight black people and seriously wounded 16 more. Later he worked for the apartheid Security Branch, before being recruited by the ANC's Department of Intelligence and Security (DIS) and used to infiltrate the "third force", an alliance between the state's military intelligence and white supremacists determined to push South Africa towards a civil war.

"Bradley Steyn’s book Undercover with Mandela’s Spies is not just a rollicking read full of testosterone-driven skop, skiet and donner, treachery and treason, it is also about a young white man’s gradual attainment of wisdom, of understanding how psychologically, emotionally and spiritually corrosive the idea of unreconstructed whiteness is." Marianne Thamm, Daily Maverick

Bradley Steyn is a former government contractor specialising in risk mitigation and operational support within the US national security and defence arenas. He lives in Los Angeles, where he works as a security consultant in Beverley Hills.
Mark Fine is the author of The Zebra Affaire and Crooked Tales.
Steyn (R.) JAN SMUTS, unafraid of greatness
278pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R250
A re-examination of the life and thoughts of Jan Smuts. The book also draws a parallel between Smuts and President Thabo Mbeki.

"A revealing new study of one of South Africa's most celebrated, brilliant yet enigmatic figures" Tim Couzens

Journalist and writer Richard Steyn Edited the Natal Witness and was editor in chief of The Star. He was also a Nieman fellow at Harvard University.
Steyn (R.) LOUIS BOTHA, a man apart
300pp., illus., maps, paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R260
A biography of Louis Botha, the Boer general and first Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa.

Richard Steyn is the author of "Jan Smuts: unafraid of greatness" and "Churchill and Smuts: the friendship".
405 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R190
A coming of age memoir in which South African Martinique Stilwell recounts her childhood spent circumnavigating the world on board the family yacht.

"A magnificent travel narrative." Din Pinnock

"A remarkable account of a storm tossed childhood. Martinique Stilwell has an eye for the telling details and the prose talent to make each one matter." Nic Dawes
203pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R220
Springbok rugby player Theuns Stofberg writes about his personal life and his rugby career.The 36th captain of the Springboks, he is also the only player in the history of South African rugby to win the Currie Cup for three different provinces: Orange Free State, Northern Transvaal and Western Province.
Storey (P.) I BEG TO DIFFER, ministry amid the teargas
496pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R320
The autobiography of Peter Storey, a former bishop of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa and a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Duke University in North Carolina, USA. He was chaplain to Robert Sobukwe, Nelson Mandela and others on Robben Island and spent most of his 40 years of ministry in inner cities, including District Six and central Johannesburg. He led the South African Council of Churches with Desmond Tutu, chaired the National Peace Accord and served as a member of the panel that selected the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. He founded Life Line SA and Gun Free SA. Now retired, he lives in Simon's Town.

"Storey is one of the midwives of the freedom we cherish today." Thuli Madonsela, former Public Protector of South Africa

""One of the most compelling, compassionate and courageous accounts yet of a life lived under apartheid. It's a thriller - I read the book in one sitting." Jonathan Jansen, Distinguished Professor Faculty of Education, Stellenbosch University and former Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Free State
314 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R210
A memoir of Toni Strasburg's experiences as a documentary filmmaker covering the wars in southern Africa during the 1980s and 1990s.

"An eye opener! Not much is known about what transpired on the ground in our neighbouring countries during apartheid. This memoir tears into your comfort zone by means of the crackling story behind fluent documentaries on these places and times. Some of the details make your hair stand on end!" Antjie Krog

"It gave me a powerful sense of life in the Frontline States: the difficulties as well as the pleasures at a moment when the future of South Africa was still in the balance. At the same time it highlights the emotional experiences of a woman facing her own challenges in the male world of documentary film making. Toni Bernstein has integrated complex and difficult themes into a well written and fascinating account of her unique experiences in a time of personal and social conflict." Lesley Doyal, Emeritus Professor of Health Studies, University of Bristol

Toni Strasburg, daughter of Hilda and Rusty Bernstein, was born in South Africa and exiled to Britain in 1965. Her films include "Chain of Tears" and its sequel, "Chain of Hope", "The Other Bomb", "An Act of Faith", and "A South African Love Story".
Strasburg (T.) HOLDING THE FORT, a family torn apart
240pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R290
Toni Strasburg, the daughter of activists Rusty and Hilda Benstein, was 16 in April 1960 when her parents were arrested and held for three months without trial. She was left to look after her three younger siblings, and was the only one allowed to visit them in jail. In this memoir she pieces together the diary her mother kept while in detention, excerpts from her father's writings and her own recollection of this time.

"Toni is an amazingly brave woman to write about this period in her life with such cogent composure. We went through the same experiences as a family and we are scarred with anger. She is truly her mother's child - ever so rational as she makes sense of the brutality of apartheid and its impact on the most vulnerable - the children." Linda Sisulu, Minister of Human Settlements, Water & Sanitation

"A remarkable book providing slices of life, courage, flair and wit, and devices such as Hilda's prison diary, menus, sketches, letters - the family Bernstein at a perilous point in their lives." Ronnie Kasrils, Minister for Intelligence Services 2004-2008

Toni Stasburg worked as a documentary filmmaker while in exile in London. After 1994 she began returning to South Africa. Her memoir, Fractured Lives, was published in 2013. Currently she divides her time between London and Cape Town.
Strydom (C.B.) & Segerman (S. 'Sugar') SUGAR MAN, the life, death and resurrection of Sixto Rodriguez
285pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R435
Stephen "Sugar" Segerman and Craig Bartholomew Strydom, tell the story of their efforts to find out what really happened to Sixto Rodriguez, a Mexican-American musician whose music, although almost unknown in the USA, had been extremely popular in South Africa in the 1970s. Although rumoured to have committed suicide in 1998 they finally tracked him down, alive and well, living in Detroit and working as a labourer, and brought him to South Africa for a series of concerts. The books discusses Swedish filmmaker Malik Bendjelloul's determination to make the documentary, "Searching for Sugarman", that won the 2013 BAFTA Award for Best Documentary and the 2013 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Also ncludes information on Rodriguez's background, political activities, and the recognition that he received after the film's success.

Craig Bartholomew Strydom is a freelance writer.
Stephne 'Sugar' Segerman is a music writer and co-owner of the record store, Macu Vinyl, in Cape Town.

Strydom (T.) CHRISTO WIESE, risk & riches
274pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R290
A biography of South African businessman Christo Wiese (born 1941). He is the executive director of South African retail giant Shoprite. Under his leadership Shoprite, which started out as a chain of eight supermarkets in Cape Town, grew into a multibillion-dollar business. Wiese was formerly chairman and largest shareholder of Steinhoff International, a German-listed furniture conglomerate holding company. He resigned in 2017 in the wake of the Steinhoff accounting scandal and suffered a huge financial loss when the share price crashed.

"A fabulous, sweeping adventure read - almost a thriller - that chronicles the rags-to-riches rise of yet another giant of Afrikaner capitalism." Peter Bruce, journalist

Also available in Afrikaans.
Strydom (W.) & Steenkamp (A.) WYNIE, my bloed is blou
266pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R220
An autobiography by Wynie Strydom, as told to freelance journalist Amanda Steenkamp. Strydom worked for the Blue Bulls Rugby Union from 1992 and was the Blue Bulls Team Manager from 1997. He retired in 2013. He played rugby at school and from 1976 to 1978 played for the Blue Bulls B team.

Text in Afrikaans.
Styan (J-B.) HEARTBREAKER, Christiaan Barnard and the first heart transplant
292pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R240
A biography of Christiaan Barnard, the South African heart surgeon who, together with his medical team, performed the first successful human heart transplant at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town in 1967.

James-Brent Styan is also the author of "Blackout: the Eskom crisis".
272pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R200
In a collection of vignettes Mohamed Enver Surty writes about his life experiences. He practiced as an attorney and human rights lawyer in Rustenburg from 1977 until 1994, served as a member of the Management Committee of the Constitutional Assembly and was a negotiator for the ANC on the Bill of Rights. A Member of Parliament from 1994 until 2004, he was appointed Deputy Minister of Education (2004 - 2008) and subsequently became Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development (2008 -2009). He is currently serving as Deputy Minister of Basic Education in the cabinet of President Cyril Ramaphosa.

“Even though I have known comrade Enver for more than 24 years, I found his vignettes both absorbing and interesting. I am acutely aware of his quiet and unobtrusive but critical interventions in the negotiations on the Bill of Rights. I have enjoyed the stories that cumulatively make a fascinating narrative of how cadres from different walks of life have given unstintingly of themselves to create a better tomorrow…” Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa, from his foreword

“A riveting and compelling read. This is vintage Surty: committed, transparent, humble, witty and intelligent. This book is an insight into South Africa – today, yesterday and the future. There is so much to learn here: politics, constitutional law, family and social relations. A book from an insightful, truly amazing writer.” Naledi Pandor, Minister of Higher Education and Training
Sutcliffe (T.) text & illus. YET MORE SWEET DAYS, notes from a fly fisher's life
471pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R330
Tom Sutcliffe was born in Johannesburg in 1943. A semi-retired medical doctor, he lives in Cape Town. He is the author of Hunting Trout and several other books on fly fishing. In 2019 he was appointed President of the Federation of Southern African Flyfishers.
214pp., paperback, Revised Edition, Johnnesburg, (2002) 2017. R240
Updated, with a new preface and introduction by the author which include contemporary reflections on life outside the ANC.

"Raymond Suttner is one of a small number of white comrades who played a substantial role in bringing apartheid to an end. His book should be read by all who are interested in South Africa." Walter Sisulu

"Raymond Suttner's 'Inside Apartheid's Prison' is one of the most important documents of political struggle and imprisonment yet to emerge among the increasing number of apartheid memoirs. It sets itself apart from most other work within the genre by its candid vulnerability and Suttner's willingness to address the enormous human and personal costs of opposing the apartheid state." Professor Fran Buntman, author of "Robben Island and Prisoner Resistance to Apartheid"

Raymond Suttner was born in Durban in 1945. He joined the anti-apartheid movement as a student, was first arrested in 1975, and spent over 11 years in prison or under house arrest. In jail he was subjected to torture and solitary confinement. He was in the leadership of the African National Congress, the South African Communist Party and the United Democratic Front, but currently he is in disagreement with the directions taken by the ANC/SACP alliance and the ANC-led government under President Jacob Zuma. He is a part-time professor at Rhodes University and an emeritus professor at the University of South Africa.
Szczurek (K.) THE FIFTH MRS BRINK, a memoir
232pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R260
Writer and literary critic Karina Szczurek writes about her life before, during and after her marriage to Afrikaans writer and academic André P. Brink, who died in 2015.

Karina Szczurek is a writer and a literary critic. Born in Poland, she studied in Austria and Wales, and moved to South Africa in 2005. She is the author of "Truer than Fiction: Nadine Gordimer writing post-apartheid South Africa" and the novel "Invisible Others" and editor of "Touch: stories of contact by South African writers".
Szczurek (K.) comp. & ed. YOU MAKE ME POSSIBLE, the love letters of Karina M. Szczurek & André Brink
302pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2018. R230
A selection of the letters written between November 2004 and March 2005.

Foreword by Elleke Boehmer.

Writer and editor Karina Szczurek is also the author of "The Fifth Mrs Brink", a memoir about her years married to André Brink, and "Truer than Fiction: Nadine Gordimer writing post-apartheid South Africa" and "Invisible Others", and co-editor of "Encounters with André Brink", "Contrary: critical responses to the novels of André Brink" and "Water, new short fiction from Africa".
Szczurek (K.M.) comp. & Heyns (M.) ed. ENCOUNTERS WITH ANDRÉ BRINK,
223 pp., paperback], Cape Town, 2010. R200
A collection of essays published to celebrate André Brink's seventy-fifth birthday.

Contributors include Naas Steenkamp, Braam de Vries, Koos Human, Tim Couzens, Ariel Dorfman, Per Wästberg, Elleke Boehmer, Jakes Gerwel, Nadine Gordimer, J.M.Coetzee, Antjie Krog, Sindiwe Magona, Alberto Manguel and Bodil Malmsten.
Taruvinga (T.) THE EDUCATED WAITER, memoir of an African immigrant
226pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R240
Zimbabwean Tafadzwa Zimunhu Taruvinga's account of being a cash-strapped foreign student studying at Rhodes University.

Tafadzwa Zimunhu Taruvinga is a Rhodes University economics graduate. He has written non-fiction pieces for a Zimbabwean newspaper and has also self-published four books.
298pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R275
Nthabi Taukobong, founding member and managing director of Ditau Interiors, an interior design consultation company based in Johannesburg, writes about her 23 years of experience in the industry.
Taylor (S.) DEFIANCE, the life and choices of Lady Anne Barnard
388pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., London, 2016. R420
A biography of Lady Anne Barnard (1750-1825). Stephen Taylor was given access to Lady Anne Barnard's private papers, including six volumes of unpublished memoirs.

Born in Scotland, she married Andrew Barnard and in 1797 accompanied him when he was appointed colonial secretary at the Cape of Good Hope, which was then under British military occupation. Lady Anne remained at the Cape until January 1802. Her letters and her diaries of travels into the interior became an important source of information about the people, events and social life of the time.Stephen Taylor is a former foreign correspondent for The Times. He is also the author of "The Mighty Nimrod, a life of Frederick Courteney Selous" and "The Caliban Shore, the fate of the Grosvenor castaways". He lives in Berkshire.
Tebbutt (P.) & Hilton-Barber (D.) JUDGE PAT TEBBUTT REMEMBERS, a life spiced with variety
217pp., illus., paperback, (Durban), 2016. R285
A memoir by Pat Tebbutt, written in collaboration with David Hilton-Barber.

Pat Tebbutt was born in 1924 in Zimbabwe. His parents later moved to South Africa, and he studied law at the University of Cape Town. He worked as a journalist and broadcaster and advocate before being appointed as an acting judge in 1965. In 1971 he resigned from the Bench and joined Syfrets Trust Company, where he became Managing Director. After his resignation in 1978 he returned to the Bar, and served as a permanent judge, as a judge in Botswana's Appeal Court, and later as that country's Judge President.
Tema (B.) LAND OF MY ANCESTORS, an epic South African story, based on true events
269pp., paperback, Revised Edition, Cape Town, 2019. R220
Originally published in 2005 as "The People of Welgeval". This edition has a new prologue and epilogue.

Bothlale Tema's fictional re-telling of the history of the Tema family from the farm Welgeval in the Pilansberg, set against the backdrop of slavery, colonialism, the Anglo-Boer War and the rise of apartheid. "All of the main characters were real", from the author's prologue.

"South Africa has been waiting for its Alex Hailey, who traced his family back through slavery and wrote the classic Roots...A rich and moving account of Tema's family history." Fred Mouton, journalist at Die Burger

Bothlale Tema was born in Johannesburg and raised in small villages and towns in the western Transvaal. She was the first Secretary General of the South African National Commission for UNESCO and later worked as Director of Human Resources for the African Commission in Addis Ababa. She is now retired.
Thamm (M.) HITLER, VERWOERD, MANDELA AND ME, a memoir of sorts
302pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R280
Writer and journalist Marianne Thamm's autobiography.

Marianne Thamm is Assistant Editor at Daily Maverick. She is also the author of "To Catch a Cop, the Paul O'Sullivan story" and "I Have Life, Allison's story."
Thema (R.) FROM CATTLE-HERDING TO EDITOR'S CHAIR, a forgotten founder of the ANC, edited and introduced by Alan Cobley
328pp., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (2016) 2018. R200
First published by the Van Riebeeck Society (now Historical Publications Southern Africa) in 2016 as "From Cattle-Herding to Editor's Chair, the unfinished autobiography snd writings of Richard Victor Selope Thema".

Richard Victor Selope Thema (1886-1955) was a member of the ANC from 1912 and served on its Natives Executive Committee. He was a founder of the All African Convention, was elected to the Natives Representative Council, and was the first editor of 'Bantu World' (today's Sowetan').

Alan Cobley is also the author of "Class and Consciousness: the black petty bourgeoisie in South Africa, 1924-1950" and "The Rules of the Game: struggles in recreation and social welfare policy in South Africa".
Thomas (C.) comp. & ed. TIME WITH DENNIS BRUTUS, conversations, quotations and snapshots 2005-2009
86 pp., illus., hardback, d.w., East London, 2012. R310
Foreword by Patrick Bond.

Cornelius Thomas seeks to capture how his friend, activist and poet Dennis Brutus, lived the last five years of his life, 2005 through 2009. During this time Dennis Brutus visited East London, Alice, Grahamstown and Port Elizabeth. He served as resident honorary professor in Patrick Bond's Centre for Civil Society at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and as visiting professor at the National Heritage and Cultural Studies Centre at the University of Fort Hare. He also took part in the Sport and Liberation Conference (2005), the Conversations across Generations seminar (2007) and the 50th Anniversary of the Non-Racial Sport Movement Conference (2008). In the book Thomas has combined conversations he had with Dennis Brutus with photographs and quotations from various sources.
Tiro (G.) PARCEL OF DEATH, the biography of Onkgopotse Abram Tiro
244pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R290
Anti-apartheid activist Onkgopotse Abram Tiro was born in 1945 in Dinokana, a small village in North West Province. In 1972, while studying at the University of the North (now known as University of Limpopo) he made a speech condemning the 1953 Bantu Education Act, for which he was expelled. While teaching history at Morris Isaacson High School in Soweto he introduced his pupils to the philosophy of Black Consciousness and encouraged them to question the content of the history books prescribed by the Department of Bantu Education. After six months, the apartheid government put pressure on the Principal to fire him. He began travelling around southern Africa gathering support for the Black Consciousness Movement and played a leading role in the Southern African Student Movement and the South African Student Organisation. When he discovered that he was about to be arrested he fled to Botswana, where he was killed by a parcel bomb in February 1974.

"A biography of Onkgopotse Tiro, who was at once a catalyst and an active change agent in the South African struggle for freedom, is long overdue. For generations to come, this book will be a source of valuable information and inspiration." Mosibudi Mangena, former President of the Azanian People's Organisation

Gaongalelwe Tiro, Onkgopotse Tiro's nephew, is a communications professional who has worked for Reuters news agency, Business Day, the Sunday Times, City Press and The Star. He lives in Pretoria
Tlhabi (R.) ENDINGS & BEGINNINGS, a story of healing
288 pp., paperback, Jacana, 2012. R265
When Redi Tlhabi was eleven years old, two years after her father's death, she was befriended by Mabegzo, a young man rumoured to be a gangster, murderer and rapist. Eight months later he was killed on the street corner where he regularly waited for her after school. As an adult she spoke to everyone who knew Mabegzo, tracked down his mother and found his son, as she sought to make sense of this unlikely friendship.

"In sharing Mabegzo with the world, I hope this book will offer some insights on the effects of trauma and how it often morphs the child into a hardened adult. My fervent belief that social conditions create the monsters who terrorise our lives and make us prisoners in our own country has made me curious about their background." Redi Tlhabi, from her preface

This book is short-listed for the 2013 Alan Paton Non-Fiction Award.
Tlhabi (R.) KHWEZI, the remarkable story of Fezekile Ntsukela Kuzwayo
250pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R270
Fezekile Kuzwayo, or 'Khwezi" was President Jacob Zuma’s rape accuser. In May 2006 Jacob Zuma was found not guilty and 'Khwezi' was forced to flee South Africa. She lived in safe houses in the Netherlands and Tanzania before returning to a still hostile South Africa in 2016. She died later the same year, just months before this book was completed.

"Tlhabi is no hagiographer. Khwezi does not glorify Kuzwayo, or make a martyr or hero of her. Tlhabi writes candidly of a woman who could be maddeningly flighty, unsure of what she wanted and prone to squandering opportunities. Kuzwayo comes across as by turns exuberant and troubled; often depressed but capable of easy joy. The Fezekile in Tlhabi’s pages is garrulous and funny; an over-sharer, but hard to pin down; impulsive and a poor planner. “One fool at a time” is her wry catch-phrase. She is complicated, and human.
But Kuzwayo’s life also provides an opportunity for a wider view: about the effects of the Struggle on families and relationships in particular." Rebecca David, Daily Maverick

Redi Tlhabi is a radio talk-show host, broadcast journalist and author. Her book, "Endings and Beginnings" won the 2013 Sunday Times Alan Paton Award.
Tobias (P.) INTO THE PAST, a memoir, memorial edition
314 pp., illus., paperback, Revised Edition, Johannesburg, (2005) 2013. R230
Philip Tobias was well-known for his pioneering work at South African fossil hominid sites, such as Sterkfontein, and for his partnership with Louis and Mary Leakey, studying fossils from Tanzania and Kenya. He died in 2012. This memorial edition, originally published in 2005, contains material from an unfinished second volume of his memoirs, which describes his collaboration with the Leakeys on the fossil remains of Olduvai Gorge.
Tomson (A.) ALWAYS ANASTACIA, a transgender life in South Africa
206pp., paperback, Johnnesburg, 2016. R240
A memoir by Johannesbug doctor Anastacia Tomson about transitioning and being transgender.
Tovey (N.) with Landheer (E.) A CAPTAIN'S JOURNEY,
245pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R230
Forewords by Clive Barker and Kaizer Motaung.

Neil Tovey was born in 1962 in Pretoria and grew up in Durban. He was captain of Bafana Bafana and led the team to their only AFCON title in 1996. He was also captain of Kaizer Chiefs and retired at the club. His successes as coach include winning the Rothmans Cup (three times), Castle League (twice), Telkom Charity Cup and the COSAFA Cup. In 2015 he became technical director of the South African Football Association (SAFA). In 2018 he was conferred with the Order of Ikhamanga in Silver by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

"This book is the life story of one of the great legends of South African soccer. It’s about true leadership, his passion for the game of football and his love for his country." Kaizer Motaung, chairman and Managing Director Chiefs FC

Ernest Landheer is research and publishing manager at Kaizer Chiefs. He is the author of Man of Action, the biography of Roger de Sa.
Trapido (A.) HUNGER FOR FREEDOM, the story of food in the life of Nelson Mandela
216 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2008. R225
"This book explores Madiba's life and his hunger for freedom in a literal and metaphorical manner. What follows is not so much a cookbook as a gastro-political history with recipes. Food has provided the backdrop and occasionally the primary cause for momentous personal and political events in Madiba's life". Anna Trapido

Contains recipes from and photographs of Madiba's family and friends.

Anna Trapido trained an an anthropologist at King's College Cambridge and completed her PhD in the Department of Community Health at the University of the Witwatersrand. She qualified as a chef at the Prue Leith Chef's Academy in Centurion and is now responsible for the Pan African cuisine programme at the Prue Leith Chef's Academy. She is co-author of "To the Banqueting House: African cuisine - an epic journey", which won the Golf Medal at the World Gourmand Cookbook Awards in 2007.
146 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R160
An autobiography of Menziwa Esau Tsholoba, born in 1936 in a small town between Queenstown and Aliwal North. As a young man he joined the Pan Africanist Congress, was arrested in 1963, sentenced to three years imprisonment for being a member of a banned organisation and sent to Robben Island.
Turok (B.) WITH MY HEAD ABOVE THE PARAPET, an insider account of the ANC in power
219 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R250
ANC member Ben Turok has been a Member of Parliament since 1994. In this book he analyses the ANC's years in power and reflects on the party’s decline.

Ben Turok was born in Latvia in 1927. His family moved to South Africa in 1934. A leading member of the South African Congress of Democrats and the South African Communist Party he was convicted under the Explosives Act in 1962 and sentenced to three years in prison. After his release he was placed under house arrest but escaped to London via Botswana. As an ANC MP he abstained from voting on the Protection of State Information Bill, and was censured by the ANC for his "counter-revolutionary conduct." He edits the journal "New Agenda".
Turton (A.R.) SHAKING HANDS WITH BILLY, the private memoirs of Anthony Richard Turton
534 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Durban, 2010. R370
Anthony Richard Turton describes his work as an soldier in three South African Security Force structures, the 2nd Light Horse Regiment, 81 Armoured Brigade, the Chief Directorate Covert Operations of the National Intelligence Service, and the South African Secret Service. In 1997 he applied to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Register for Reconciliation, a register for those who had no need to apply for amnesty but wished to apologize for not making their voices heard in the past. He now works as a scientist specialising in water resource management.
Tweddell (C.H.) CHARLIE'S FIRST WAR, South Africa, 1899-1900, edited by Carman Miller
246pp., illus., map, hardback, d.w., Montreal, 2014. R650
Charles Tweddell (1869-1921) was one of several thousand Canadians who fought with British forces in the Anglo-Boer War. This is the diary he kept from the time he left Quebec City until his return.

Carman Miller is Professor Emeritus of History at McGill University.

"Miller offers a detailed, rich, and thorough introduction to C.H. Tweddell's diary that embraces and incorporates the leading scholarship on the war, both in Canada and from around the world. Situating the wartime experience within late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Canada, Miller provides new material to understand the war and sheds light on what motivated Canadians to participate." Tim Cook, Director of Research at the Canadian War Museum
Tyson (H.) END OF THE DEADLINE, behind the news 2
341pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R345
Part two of journalist and newspaper editor Harvey Tyson's autobiography.

Harvey Tyson was born in Johannesburg in 1928. At the age of 18 he became a cadet newspaper reporter, before becoming a general and senior reporter; a political correspondent; a columnist, and a newspaper editor. In the 1960s he was an assistant editor of The Daily News in Durban, and later of The Argus in Cape Town. In 1970 he became Deputy Editor of The Star newspaper in Johannesburg, and retired officially as Editor-in-chief in 1990. He is the author of "Editors Under Fire" (1993). He died in 2018.
Tyson (H.) THE OTHER SIDE, behind the news 1
404pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R400
Part one of Harvey Tyson's autobiography.

Harvey Tyson was born in Johannesburg on 27 September 1928. At the age of 18 he became a cadet newspaper reporter, before becoming a general and senior reporter; a political correspondent; a columnist, and a newspaper editor. In the 1960s he was an assistant editor of The Daily News in Durban, and later of The Argus in Cape Town. In 1970 he became Deputy Editor of The Star newspaper in Johannesburg, and retired officially as Editor-in-chief in 1990. He is the author of "Editors Under Fire" (1993). He died in 2018.
Urdang (S.) MAPPING MY WAY HOME, activism, nostalgia, and the downfall of apartheid in South Africa
304pp., illus., paperback, New York, 2017. R300
Memoir by journalist and researcher Stephanie Urdang. Born in Cape Town, she left apartheid South Africa in 1967 aged 23, settled in the United States and became active in the anti-apartheid and solidarity movements. She has worked as a gender specialist and advisor on Gender HIV/AIDS for the United Nations. She is the author of "And Still They Dance: women, war, and the struggle for change in Mozambique".
Uys (P-D.) THE ECHO OF A NOISE, a memoir of then and now
192pp., illus., paperback, cape Town, 2018. R280
A memoir by South African political satirist Pieter-Dirk Uys, whose most famous alter-ego is Evita Bezuidenhout.

Also available in Afrikaans.
Vadi (Z.) ed. TRIUMPH OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT, Ahmed Kathrada and Robben Island
196pp., colour illus., hardback, d.w., (Lenasia), 2015. R710
A tribute to Rivonia trialist Ahmed Kathrada (1929-2017), who was sentenced to life imprisonment and spent 18 years on Robben Island.

Includes tributes from fellow Robben Island prisoners, South African politicians and activists and some of the international guests whom Kathrada took on tours of the island: Elinor Sisulu, Dikang Moseneke, Eddie Daniels, Trevor Manuel, Marwan Nargghouthi, Abdullah Abdullah, Fidel Castro, Barak Obama, Martti Ahtissari, Mary Robinson, Gerry Adams, Charlize Theron, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Denzel Washington, Harry Belafonte, Anant Singh, Ashwin Desai, John Pilger, and many others.
Vahed (G.) AHMED DEEDAT, the man and his mission
288pp., illus., paperback, Durban, 2013. R285
Ahmed Hoosen Deedat (1918 – 2005) was a South African writer and public speaker of Indian descent. A Muslim missionary, he held inter-religious public debates with evangelical Christians, as well as video lectures on Islam, Christianity, and the Bible. He also established an international Islamic missionary organisation, IPCI, and wrote several booklets on Islam and Christianity.

"As provocative as he may have been, 'Shaikh' Ahmed Deedat gave dignity to millions of Muslims worldwide. In their minds, 'Shaikh' Deedat confronted the white man and prompted the most powerful nations to remember that Islam, misunderstood and marginalised by most Christian theologians, still had a voice." Shafiq Morton, "Muslim Views", South Africa

Goolam Vahed is Associate Professor in the Department of Historical Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. His other books include "Blacks in Whites: sporting struggles in KwaZulu-Natal" "Inside Indian Indenture: a South African story, 1860-1914" and "Mahatma Gandhi in South Africa, 1893-1914".
Vahed (G.) CHOTA MOTALA, a biography of political activism in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands
300pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2018. R425
Chota Motala (1921-2005) studied medicine in India and on his return to South Africa in 1948 set up a practice in Pietermaritzburg. He was elected chairperson of the Pietermaritzburg branch of the Natal Indian Congress in 1953 and was one of the 156 accused in the 1956 Treason Trial. In 1960 he was charged with incitement for his role in a strike by local leatherworkers, detained during the 1960 State of Emergency, banned from 1963 to 1968, and detained again during the 1986 State of Emergency. When the ANC was unbanned in 1990 he was elected chairperson of his branch. Although he declined nomination to serve as an ANC MP he accepted Nelson's Mandela request to become Ambassador to Morocco.

Goolam Vahed is Professor of History at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. His recent books include "Schooling Muslims in Natal" (with Thembisa Waetjen), "The Making of a South African Township" (edited with Ashwin Desai) and "Crossing Space and Time in the Indian Ocean" (with Surendra Bhana).
Vahed (G.) & Waetjen (T.) comps. DEAR AHMEDBHAI, DEAR ZELEIKHABEHN, the letters of Zuleikha Mayat and Ahmed Kathrada, 1979-1989
282 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2009. R195
A collection of letters that chronicles the development of a friendship between Ahmed Kathrada, convicted of treason and serving out a life sentence on Robben Island, and Zuleikha Mayat, a freelance writer, community organiser and editor of the cookbook "Indian Delights".
424 pp., illus., paperback, Durban, 2013. R230
An autobiography by Yvonne van den Dool, the first South African woman to hold a Senior Commercial Pilot's Licence. Born in 1930, Yvonne went on to fly Tiger Moths whilst spraying Tsetse flies at Kariba Dam, establish altitude records, represent South Africa in Washington DC as their first Governor of the Ninety-Nines, and navigate the Basutoland Mountains. She also includes a general history of women aviators from the 1950's to the 1980s. She lives in Hermanus.
van der Merwe (C.) DONKER STROOM, Eugène Marais en die Anglo-Boereoorlog
531pp., map, illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R435
Carel van de Merwe's revealing research on the five years Eugène Marais spent in Europe just before, during and after the Anglo-Boer War.

"Deur nongesette historiese speurwerk en 'n heldere sfryfstyl baan die skrywer 'n boeiende weg deur voorheen versluierde fasette van Eugène Marais se lewe." Albert Grundlingh

Carel van der Merwe has written three novels, including "Geldwolf" (2009), which won the Eugène Marais Prize. This is his first work of non-fiction. He lives in Stellenbosch.
van der Merwe (C.) KANSVATTER, die rustlose lewe van Ben Viljoen
520pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2019. R350
Biography of Boer general, politician and adventurer Benjamin Johannes "Ben" Viljoen (1869 – 1917). Viljoen was born in the Wodehouse district of the Cape Colony and grew up on a farm near Umtata. In 1890 he moved to Johannesburg, founded the Krugersdorpse Vrywilligerskorps in 1896 and participated in the Jameson Raid. He was a member for Krugersdorp in the Transvaal Volksraad. During the Second Anglo-Boer War he led the Johannesburg Commando, fought at the Battle of Elandslaagte and confronted British General Ian Standish Monteith Hamilton with De la Rey and the Lichtenburg Commando. He was later appointed Assistant Commandant-General of the Transvaal Burgher Forces. Captured at Lydenburg in January 1902 he was a prisoner-of-war on St. Helena until May 1902. It was there that he wrote his autobiography, My Reminiscences of the Anglo-Boer War. After the war he was involved in forming a Boer colony in Mexico and later in New Mexico, USA. He died at home and is buried at the Masonic Cemetery in La Mesa, New Mexico.

"'n Pakkende werk oor die wel en wee van die enigmatiese Ben Viljoen. Van der Merwe het geen steen onaangeroer gelaat nie en diepgaande navorsing hier te lande en in die buiteland gedoen." Albert Grundlingh

Carel van der Merwe is the author of Donker Stroom - Eugene Marais en die Anglo-Boereoorlog, awarded the Protea Boekhuis Prize, the Kyknet-Rapport Prize and the L.W. Hiemstra Prize. He has written several novels, including Skaduwee and Geldwolf, which won the Eugene Marais Literary Prize.
van der Walt (H.) ARE YOU TWO SISTERS?, a memoir
127pp., paperback, First English Language Edition, Cape Town, 2019. R200
Originally published in Afrikaans in 2017. Translated into English by Suenel Bruwer-Holloway.

"It's a story of a terrible time. A testimony to the power of the human spirit, even in a weak, sickly body, and in the love that overcomes all. It's full of fine observation and humour. It's simply a lovely little book; it was as if there had always been a gap in me waiting to be filled with the knowledge of two brave women who, without fuss, unmoved, followed their hearts, kept their principles and did what their hands found to do to relieve others' suffering." Deborah Steinmair, LitNet

A memoir by poet and author Hester van der Walt focusing on her 50 year relationship with her partner, Lies Hoogendoorn. Hester van der Walt lives in McGregor and is the author of "Hester se Brood", published in English as "Hester's Book of Bread".
van Diemel (R.) JOSIAH TSHANGANA GUMEDE, 1867-1946, 4th President of the African National Congress, 'in search of freedom, liberty, justice and fair play'
240pp., illus., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2001) 2013. R335
A biography of Josiah Tshangana Gumede. Gumede was born in Natal in 1867 and attended school in Grahamstown. He taught for a while, before returning to his home town where he became adviser to Natal and Orange Free State chiefs. In 1899 he played a significant role in the formation of the African Political Organisation and in 1900 was one of the co-founders of the Natal Native Congress, where he was Secretary General for several years.

In 1906, Gumede was part of the delegation to Britain to address the land laws of the Orange Free State. He represented the Basotho chiefs and many of them served under him as scouts in the Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902. In 1907 he was a co-signatory of the Constitution of lliso Lesizwe Esimnyama (The Eye of the Black Nation), an organisation of Wesleyan Methodist converts and chiefs formed in the Dundee and Newcastle area. He was one of the founding members of the South African Native National Congress, which in 1923 became the African National Congress (ANC).

Gumede was elected ANC president between 1927 and 1930. In December 1943 in Mangaung, he was conferred as an Honorary Life President of the ANC. It was under his presidency that the ANC and the Communist Party of South Africa formally signed an agreement to work together, laying the foundation for what would become known as the Tripartite Alliance. In 2012 he was posthumously awarded the Order of Luthuli in Gold for his contribution to the struggle for democracy and freedom.

Raymond van Diemel is an educationist at the South African Military Academy. He is currently Chair of Interactive Telematic (E-Learning) Education, Faculty of Military Science, Stellenbosch University.
van Niekerk (D.) LEGKAART VAN 'N JONG LEWE, essays oor wat was en geword het
160pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2019. R195
A collection of 48 essays in which Dolf van Niekerk recalls his earliest memories of his birthplace, his family and the people who formed him, and his years at university.

Author, dramatist and radio presenter Dolf van Niekerk was born in 1929 in Edenburg in the Free State. He is the author of Kroniek van Turf and Koors. In 1963 he was awarded the Eugène Marais Prize for Skepsels, a collection of short stories, and in 1986, he won the MER Prize and the Scheepers Award for Youth Literature for the novel Die Haasvanger.
van Onselen (C.) SHOWDOWN AT THE RED LION, the life and times of Jack McLoughlin, 1859-1910
515pp., illus., maps, paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R295
A biography of "One-armed Jack" McLoughlin, brigand, soldier, sailor, mercenary, burglar, highwayman, safe-cracker, and Johannesburg's most infamous "Irish" anti-hero and social bandit.

"This enthralling saga of crime, passion, and betrayal is a compelling portrait of one of empire's great, unsung anti-heroes" Jean Comaroff, Harvard University

Charles van Onselen is the author of "The Small Matter of a Horse", "The Fox and the Flies", "Masked Raiders" and "The Seed is Mine", which won the Alan Paton and Herskovits prizes. He is currently Research Professor in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Pretoria.
van Onselen (C.) THE SEED IS MINE, the life of Kas Maine, a South African sharecropper, 1894-1985
664pp., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (1996) 2019. R350
Winner of the Sunday Times Alan Paton Award for Nonfiction and the African Studies Association Herskovitz Award.

Charles van Onselen spent over 15 years doing the research for this social history, interviewing Kas Maine and his neighbours, employers, friends, and family. Kas Maine was born in 1894, lived as a traditional black patriarch and sharecropper on the Highveld, and died at the age of 91 in a racially segregated rural slum.

"The seed is mine. The ploughshares are mine. The span of oxen is mine. Everything is mine. Only the land is theirs." Kas Maine

"Historian Charles van Onselen's biography of Kas Maine, The Seed is Mine, is a truly great work of devotion, to a man's life and to the discipline of history ... Van Onselen evokes the relentless, seasonal rhythms of Kas Maine's life like a Homer relating the wanderings of a black Odysseus. The book reveals a hero, but it does not spare us the ironies and cruelties of the patriarchal culture that defines this hero." Paul Trachtman, Smithsonian Magazine

"If ever one wondered whether the life of a single man could illuminate a century, [this] brilliant biography . . . proves the point." Carmel Schrire, The Boston Globe

"[Van Onselen] teases out the subtleties of the paternalistic relationships between rural whites and blacks which gave rise to real friendships but also to much betrayal, anger, and humiliation ... It is a monumental masterpiece of research, and a poetic evocation of the human spirit to survive " Linda Ensor, Business Day (South Africa)

Charles van Onselen's books include The Night Trains, moving Mozambican miners to and from South Africa, circa 1902-1955, Showdown at the Red Lion, the life and times of Jack McLoughlin, 1859-1910 and The Small Matter of a Horse, the life of "Nongoloza" Mathebula, 1867-1948. He has been elected to visiting fellowships at Cambridge, Harvard, Oxford and Yale Universities and has been Research Professor in the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship (CAS) at the University of Pretoria for the past two decades.
van Reenen (L.) NET MOOI FINE, die vervolg of C'est la Vie
138pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R230
The sequel to Lanie van Reenen's first book C'est la Vie, about her hotel project in the village of Aubusson in France. Here she describes life after the project failed and her efforts to save or sell the château.

Lanie van Reenen lives in Cape Town and works as an interior decorator.
van Tonder (T.) MY AFRICAN HEART,
259 pp., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (2012) 2014. R195
Reprint of the autobiography by Tossie van Tonder, a South African creative movement director and performing artist.

First published in 2012 as "Nobonke, she of all people".
van Wyk (C.) EGGS TO LAY, CHICKENS TO HATCH, a memoir
294 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R210
Chris van Wyk's second memoir about growing up in Riverlea, a coloured township outside Johannesburg in the 1950s, and his friendship with their Zulu housekeeper, Agnes. The first memoir, "Shirley, Goodness & Mercy" was published in 2004.

"Van Wyk's eggs are Fabergé, and his chickens are story-morsels that melt in the mouth and stay in the heart." Darryl Accone, Mail & Guardian Books editor

"Alert - this is no mere sequel to 'Shirley, Goodness & Mercy'. Chris van Wyk's recall, his wonderful use of language and his sense of purpose give an entirely different dimension to time, circumstance and interpersonal relationships in Riverlea. These are tales of joy and sadness rivetingly told - and always, the durable truths are buried in the title itself." Trevor Manuel

Writer Chris van Wyk was born in 1957 and educated at Riverlea High School. He lives in Johannesburg.
van Wyk (C.) SHIRLEY, GOODNESS & MERCY, a childhood memoir
313 pp., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2004) 2012. R180
Novelist, short story writer and poet Chris van Wyk was born in Riverlea in 1957. This memoir is about growing up in the coloured townships of Newclare, Coronationville and Riverlea during the apartheid era.
In 1979 he won the Olive Schreiner Award for his collection of poems, "It Is Time to Go Home". In 1977 he was awarded the Sanlam Prize for the best South African short story for a story entitled "Magic".
Vance (A.) ELON MUSK, how the billionare CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is shaping our future
392pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, London etc, 2015. R315
A biography of South African-born Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX, co-founder of PayPal and Tesla Motors, and chairman of SolarCity.

"Elon Musk is a man after my own heart: a risk taker undaunted by setbacks and ever driven to ensure a bright future for humanity. Ashlee Vance's stellar biography captures Musk's remarkable life story and irrepressible spirit" Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group
182pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R275
Autobiography by Major-General Jeremy Vearey, Deputy Commissioner of Crime Detection in the Western Cape. Vearey grew up in Elsies River, a Cape Town suburb formerly restricted to coloured people. Recruited into Umkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of the ANC, he was arrested in 1987 and imprisoned on Robben Island. When he was released in 1990 he served as Nelson Mandela's bodyguard before joining the post-apartheid South African Police Service. He is well-known for his work as head of the province's anti-gang unit.

In Afrikaans.

"Dié boek sal jou ontroer, laat lag, laat kopskud en laat nadink, maar bowendal sal dit jour elke nou en dan laat vergeet on asem te haal. 'n Outobiografie wat in die riller-afedeling hoort." Nathan Trantraal, author of "Wit Issie 'n Colour Nie" and "Alles Het Niet Kom Wôd"

"'n Baasspeuder met 'n vlymskerp pen" Jacques Pauw, author of "The President's Keepers" and "Into the Heart of Darkness"
Veldsman (P.) & Rautenbach (E.) WAT DIE HART VAN VOL IS, herinneringe van 'n fynkok
250pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R230
Peter Veldsman writes about the food and the people in his life. Peter Veldsman was food editor at Sarie magazine, food columnist at Rapport newspaper, owns the well-known Emily’s Restaurant in Cape Town’s V & A Waterfront, and is the author of 11 cookbooks
463 pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, Pretoria, 2013. R285
Al J. Venter relates some of his and his friends' experiences in Africa. Venter served as an African and Middle East correspondent for various publications in the stable of Britain's Jane's Information Group. His other books include "War in Angola", "Africa at War", "The Chopper Boys", "War Dog", "War Stories, up close and personal in third world conflicts" and "Barrel of a Gun, a war correspondent's misspent moments".
Venter (A.J.) BARREL OF A GUN, a war correspondent's misspent moments in combat
503 pp., map, illus., hardback, d.w., Drexel Hill & Newbury, 2010. R350
War correspondent, filmmaker and author Al J. Venter's memoirs. During his career, spanning more than four decades, Al Venter covered the Rhodesian bush war, the wars in Angola and Mozambique and the border war in South Africa, as well as many other conflicts around the globe. His other books include "War in Angola", "How South Africa Built Six Atom Bombs", "Africa at War", "The Chopper Boys: helicopter warfare in Africa" and "War Dog: fighting other peoples' wars".
Venter (A.J.) GUNSHIP ACE, The wars of Neal Ellis, helicopter pilot and mercenary
324 pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2012. R250
International war correspondent Al J.Venter discusses the career of mercenary combat aviator Neal Ellis, who flew South African Air Force helicopter gunships in Angola during the Bush War. He has also fought in the Balkans War, worked for Mobutu Sese Seko in the Congo, Executive Outcomes in Sierra Leone, and a private security company in Iraq. In the last few years he has been flying support missions for USAID in Afghanistan.
Verbaan (M.) [a.k.a. Ben Trovato] INCOGNITO, the memoirs of Ben Trovato
255 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R230
The autobiography of satirist Mark Verbaan a.k.a. Ben Trovato, who is the author of ten books, including, "The Ben Trovato Files", "Ben Trovato's Art of Survival", "On the Run" and "The Whipping Boy". He writes "The Whipping Boy" column for The Sunday Times newspaper.
Verster (F.) OMEGA, OOR EN UIT, die storie van 'n opstandige troep
207pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R215
François Verster's account of completing his basic training in the South African Defence Force in the 1980s, and then being posted to Omega, a military base in the Caprivi strip in Namibia, where he taught Bushmen schoolchildren. He also discusses his present job as an archivist in Cape Town.
Verwoerd (M.) THE VERWOERD WHO TOYI-TOYIED, a memoir of politics and love
334 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, First S.A.Edition, Cape Town, 2013. R245
Melanie Verwoerd née Fourie married Wilhelm Verwoerd, grandson of the architect of apartheid and former prime minister Hendrik Verwoerd. They both joined the African National Congress (ANC) a few years before the first democratic elections and Melanie served as a Member of Parliament for the ANC under Mandela. In 2001 Thabo Mbeki sent her as ambassador to Ireland. When her term ended she was appointed as director of UNICEF Ireland. Divorced from Wilhelm, she fell in love with the Irish broadcaster Gerry Ryan, who died suddenly in 2010. The inquest into his death triggered a huge scandal because minute traces of cocaine were found in his blood. She wrote this book in three months, largely to counter many of the stories that appeared in the media after Gerry Ryan's death.
Verwoerd (W.) BLOEDBANDE, 'n donker tuiskoms
304pp., illus., paperback, Tafelberg, 2018. R290
In this memoir Wilhelm Verwoerd writes about coming to terms with the legacy of his grandfather, former National Party Prime Minister HF Verwoerd, assassinated in 1966. He reads old diaries belonging to his grandmother, Betsie Verwoerd, talks to friends and colleagues who suffered under apartheid, and to his mother about her experiences of the family.

"Unieke materiaal, insiggewend end angrypend - 'n belangrike boek." Annemarie Mischke, former senior deputy editor of Rapport

"Sny tot die kern van menswees en ons daaglike keuses - liries en onthutsend." Tobie Wiese, author of "Corporate Governance in South Africa"

Wilhelm Verwoerd was born in 1964. He joined the ANC in the early 1990s and worked for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and for reconciliation in Northern Ireland and South Africa.
Verwoerd (W.) VERWOERD, my journey through family betrayals
244pp., illus., paperback, First English Language Edition, Cape Town, 2019. R290
Originally published in Afrikaans in 2018 as Bloedbande, 'n donker tuiskoms.

A memoir by Wilhlem Verwoerd in which he writes about making peace with his family and dealing with the legacy of his grandfather, former National Party Prime Minister HF Verwoerd, assassinated in 1966. He reads old diaries belonging to his grandmother, Betsie Verwoerd, talks to friends and colleagues who suffered under apartheid, and to his mother about her experiences of the family.

"Filled with fascinating insights into the legacy of a man who represented good for his people, while entrenching himself as one of the cornerstones of evil for my people." Lukhanyo Calata, author of My Family Died for This

Wilhelm Verwoerd was born in 1964. He joined the ANC in the early 1990s and worked for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and for reconciliation in Northern Ireland and South Africa.
Viljoen (S.) RICHARD RIVE, a partial biography
258 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R320
"This biography is primarily concerned with the way Rive embodied a vision of non-racialism in his often angry protest fiction, his literary scholarship, his interventions in education, sport and civil society, as well as in an inner life that battled contradiction between vocal assertiveness and tense silences." From the preface.

"Written with sensitivity and sophistication, Shaun Viljoen reflects on Richard Rive's experiences of love, abjection and 'staring in the dark'. His great achievement is to mark Rive off from his peers, pushing beyond a purely apartheid-shaped ethos and reading practice and into a world of ambiguity, humour, satire and strangeness; a world which and apartheid mindset could not fully capture or subdue." Sarah Nuttall, director, WISER, University of the Witwatersrand.

"I found the clarity of the exposition, the informed speculation, and the warp and weft of intimate portrait and contextual embedding to be exceptional. The book's mode - adhering broadly to the conventions of biographical writing and then disrupting them in creative, cogent and intellectually persuasive ways - makes it the most compelling biography of a South African writer that I have read." Michael Titlestad, Associate Professor, University of the Witwatersrand.

Writer, scholar, literary critic and college teacher Richard Rive (1939-1989) was born and raised in District Six. His writings include the novels "Buckingham Palace, District Six", "Emergency" and "Emergency Continued", "Advance, Retreat", a selection of his short stories, as well as the autobiography "Writing Black".

Sean Viljoen is Associate Professor in the English Department at Stellenbosch University.
Vollenhoven (S.) THE KEEPER OF THE KUMM,
300pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R265
Sylvia Vollenhoven writes about how engaging with the history of //Kabbo, the Bushman storyteller interviewed by Wilhelm Bleek and Lucy Lloyd, enabled her to unearth her own story, heal from a long nameless illness, and explore the almost forgotten world of her forefathers.

"Our ancestry is about our forebears, their languages, their culture and their stories. Apartheid sought to cut this off...Nowhere more so than with the creation of a 'new race' of coloureds. Sylvia reconstructs the tapestry of what she was not meant to know. Her fine storytelling skills makes this a journey of discovery you must take with her and marvel at the complexity. Then ask the questions about who you are." Trevor Manuel, ex-Minister of Finance

Sylvia has always been a seeker of truth. Blatantly honest. Sometimes recklessly honest. I admire profoundly the way she tackles difficult issues by going honestly, even recklessly, to the heart of the matter." Shaleen Surtie-Richards, actress

Journalist, playwright and filmmaker Sylvia Vollenhoven was a producer for the BBC mini-series "Mandela: the living legend". She is the author of the plays "My Word: redesigning Buckingham Palace" and "Cold Case: revisiting Dulcie September". She is the founder of the Vision in Africa media organisation. Her film in development, "The Keeper of the Kumm", was part of the National Film & Video Foundation showcase at the Cannes Film Festival.
von Hirschberg (M.W.) TREVOR LLOYD WADLEY, genius of the tellurometer
112 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2009. R180
A biography of Trevor Lloyd Wadley, the South African electronics engineer who invented the tellurometer, an instrument for measuring land, in 1954.
Vosloo (T.) ACROSS BOUNDARIES, a life in the media in a time of change
294pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R275
Ton Vosloo was editor of Beeld newspaper and managing director and then chairman of Naspers. He also established M-Net, South Africa's first pay-television network. He retired in 2014.
Vundla (P.) DOING TIME,
241 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R250
Businessman Peter Vundla's autobiography.

Foreword by Barney Pityana.

"Peter Vundla's memoirs are a testament to and a celebration of an extraordinary life lived in extraordinary times. A boy from humble beginnings who made good against all the odds; who at the apex of his achievements hobnobbed with the great and good (and still does), and eminently cares about more than just his immediate surroundings. There's an unmistakable restlessness, regret and sadness coursing through the narrative, i.e. that the freedom attained at such great cost to so many seems to have turned into a mirage for most of his people. A dream betrayed." Barney Mthombothi, former editor, Financial Mail

Peter Vundla was born in 1948 in Western Native Township outside Johannesburg. In 1958 his family were forcefully removed to Soweto by the apartheid government. He founded the first black-owned advertising agency, HerdBuoys, in 1991. He is currently Chair of African Merchant & Investment Bank and Chair of Pamodzi Investment Holdings Ltd.
wa Afrika (M.) NOTHING LEFT TO STEAL, jailed for telling the truth
268 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R250
In this memoir, investigative reporter Mzilikazi wa Afrika reveals the details behind his exposure of the R1.7 billion lease scandal between ex-police commissioner Bheki Cele and property tycoon Roux Shabangu, for which he was arrested in 2010 on charges of fraud and defeating the ends of justice. He worked for the Sunday Times newspaper at the time.

Mzilikazi wa Afrika is currently chairperson of the Forum for African Investigative Reporters and sits on the board of the Global Investigative Journalism Network.
Walker (S.) DEALING IN DEATH, Ellen Pakkies and a community's struggle with tik
223pp., paperback, New Edition, Cape Town, (2009) 2018. R220
Includes a new foreword by Helen Zille.

In 2007 Ellen Pakkies, a working mother from Lavender Hill on the Cape Flats, strangled her son, a tik addict, to death. She was sentenced to community service. Sylvia Walker details the desperate situation faced by parents of addicted children. She also looks at the global and local drug culture and the impact of drug and alcohol abuse on those who live in poverty.

Sylvia Walker is the co-author, with David Klatzow, of "Steeped in Blood". She is currently the resident financial advisor on the Cape Talk Early Breakfast Show.
Wanner (Z.) HARDLY WORKING, a travel memoir of sorts
214pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R205
In 2016 Zukiswa Wanner travelled by road with her family from Kenya via South Africa to Uganda. She continued on her own to Denmark, the Ukraine and South Africa, before returning to Kenya via Nigeria.

"Zukiswa has mastered the art of writing a travel memoir. Through engaging prose she takes you on a journey - which she seamlessly intertwines with her innocent childhood memories - through Africa, Europe and then back to Africa. Even better she is doing part of the trip with her family which is unchartered territory: an African family exploring their own continent by public transport for adventure's sake. What a way to bond." Sihle Khumalo, author of "Sleeping My Way to Timbuktu", "Heart of Africa" and "Dark Continent, My Black Arse".

South African writer Zukiswa Wanner is also the author of "The Madams", "Behind Every Successful Man", "Men of the South ", "Maid in South Africa" and "London Cape Town Joburg". She lives in Nairobi.
Wardle (B.) ODYSSEY OF A WOMAN, Coloured diaries, experiences of an Eastern Cape 'mixed-breed'
163pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R130
Prologue by Max du Preez. Foreword by Russell Ally. Editorial preface by Fezile Domino Mji. Postscript by Tony Harding.

In this essay on racism legal analyst Brenda Wardle draws on her experience of growing up in a racially diverse family in Parkridge, and East London suburb designated a Coloured residential area by the apartheid government.


"In this highly personal memoir, Ms Brenda Wardle grapples with these complex and compelling issues of identity and politics and the role they play in shaping consciousness and being...As the offspring herself of that particularly South African creation, the 'mixed-breed', Ms Wardle explores what it means to grow up in a world of warped and inverted identities, where the oppressed often do the work of the oppressor, by establishing their own divisions among themselves. Hers is a story of exclusion, alienation and 'othering', but ultimately, a story of transcendence and acceptance...Our 'born-frees' will derive invaluable insights into that 'other country' which still continues to shape their own identities." Russell Ally
203pp., paperback, New Edition, Cape Town, (1997) 2015. R150
New edition of the late poet and essayist Stephen Watson's "diary", written over twelve months, 14 December 1995 and 29 December 1996.

"To savour the diary as a vehicle for the expression of a unique and extraordinarily imaginative sensibility, go back a couple of decades and discover - or renew an unforgettable encounter - with the late Stephen Watson's "A Writer's Diary"...Stehpen Watson's insights into language, culture, landscape, ideologies, writers, painters, politics, society, and the baffling nature of the human condition nail his colours to the mast. In this, his small volume is also a manifesto. As an approach to life as an intellectually serious business, it presents a rich and engaging range of beliefs which fan out from a primary impulse. That impulse is to grasp at the heart of the matter, with unsparing candour." Bill Nasson, Professor of History, Stellenbosch University, from his new foreword

Steven Watson (b.1954) is the author of "The Music in the Ice" and the poetry volumes, "In This City", "Cape Town Days", "Presence of the Earth: new poems" and "The Light Echo and Other Poems". He was Professor in English, Director of the Writing Centre, and one of the founders of the Creative Writing Programme at the University of Cape Town. He died in 2011.
Weintroub (J.) DOROTHEA BLEEK, a life of scholarship
250pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R352
A biography of Dorothea Bleek (1873 to 1948), who devoted her life to completing the "bushman researches" that her father, Wilhelm Bleek, and aunt, Lucy Lloyd, had begun in the late nineteenth century. Jill Weintroub examines Dorothea Bleek’s life and family legacy, her rock art research and her fieldwork in southern Africa, and evaluates her scholarship and contribution to the history of ideas in South Africa. She is the author of "The Naron, a Bushman tribe of the Central Kalahari" (1928) and "Comparative Vocabularies of Bushman Languages" (1929.

“A magnificent contribution to the broader understanding of the Bleek and Lloyd archive, both in so far as Dorothea’s own work is a part of it, and as she shepherded her father and her aunt’s work into the future in which it has become so valued.” Pippa Skotnes, artist, curator and author of "Claim to the Country: the archive of Lucy Lloyd and Wilhelm Bleek" and "Miscast: negotiating the presence of the Bushmen"

Jill Weintroub is Research Fellow at the Rock Art Research Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Weiss (R.) A PATH THROUGH HARD GRASS, a journalist's memories of exile and apartheid
276 pp., illus., paperback, Basel, 2014. R140
Foreword by Nadine Gordimer.

The autobiography of journalist Ruth Weiss. Born in 1924 in Germany, she moved with her parents to South Africa in 1936 to escape Nazi persecution. Her journalistic career began in Johannesburg in the 1950s. Very critical of apartheid and racism, she was forced to flee South Africa and then Rhodesia. She began reporting from Lusaka, London and Cologne and interviewed many African leaders including Kenneth Kaunda, Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki and Robert Mugabe. She now lives in Germany.
390 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R185
Also published in the USA.

Foreword by Nadine Gordimer.

"Demonized by apartheid, Joe and Ruth were revolutionary heroes for black South Africans. They were formidable opponents in word and deed. This absorbing account does them justice and illuminates the complexity and richness of their often stormy relationship and extraordinary times." Ronnie Kasrils

"Wieder's book enlarges and enriches our understanding of the lives of First and Slovo, their intense and turbulent relationship, their personalities and impact on others, and their various roles as lawyer journalist, underground operative, researcher, teacher, author, political and military leader, negotiator and cabinet minister." Colin Bundy, former Principal of Green Templeton College, University of Oxford

Oral historian Alan Wieder is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of South Carolina. He has also taught at the University of the Western Cape and Stellenbosch University.
Wiese (T.) comp. WREED ÉN MOOI IS DIE DOOD, verhale oor verlies, hunkering en heling
260pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R270
A collection of personal reflections on death, loss and longing by Afrikaans writers, including Marita van der Vyver, Dana Snyman, Karin Brynard, Annelie Botes, Kerneels Breytenbach, Antoinette Pienaar, Christina Landman and Wilhelm Jordaan.
Willan (B.) SOL PLAATJE, a life of Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje, 1876-1932
711pp., illus., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2018. R380
"This book started out as a modest attempt to update the biography I wrote in 1984. It has ended up, however, as a wholly new book and, I hope, the better for it. I have been able to uncover far more new evidence and information than I had imagined possible, shedding new light on almost every aspect of his life..." Brian Willan, from his preface

Journalist and writer Sol Plaatje (1876-1932) was one of the founders of the ANC, a leading spokesperson for black opinion, and the author of "Mafeking Diary", "Native Life in South Africa" and "Mhudi".

"When a master craftsman spends decades engaging with a historical figure of towering proportions and importance, one has all the makings of a classic. Willan's 'Sol Plaatje' should stand - centre-shelf - in every personal and public library in southern Africa and beyond because it offers us a magnificent evocation of the life of one of our greatest countrymen.: Charles van Onselen, author of "Small Matter of a Horse" and "The Seed Is Mine, the life of Kas Maine, a South African sharecropper"

"This is a commanding – and important – biography of Sol Plaatje with a clear purpose, to bring to light a story of how this very remarkable South African figure understood himself and to illuminate the ideas and beliefs that sustained him. A blockbuster of humane historical writing and a monumental research achievement." Bill Nasson, author of "The War for South Africa" and "Springboks on the Somme"

"It takes a historian who was invested many years in research to write a biography as detailed as this one. Willan relates Plaatje’s story with such amazing skill that this biography is a pleasure to read. It is as detailed as it is beautifully written in accessible language." Sabata-mpho Mokae, author of "The Story of Sol T. Plaatje"

Brian Willan is currently an Honorary Research Associate at the Institute for the Study of English in Africa, Rhodes University. His most recent books are "Sol Plaatje's Native Life in South Africa: past and present", co-edited with Janet Remmington and Bheki Peterson, and "Sol Plaatje, selected writings".
Williams (A.) PUSHING BOULDERS, oppressed to inspired, an autobiography
252pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R245
Athol Williams grew up in Mitchell's Plain in Cape Town. He overcame immense social and economic challenges and was educated at Oxford, Harvard, MIT, LSE, London Business School and Wits University. He gave up a successful international career as a business strategy advisor to found Read to Rise, a youth literary NGO. He has published three volumes of poetry and is the author of the "Oaky" series of children's books.

"'Pushing Boulders' is a testimony to a remarkable person whose life history and experiences will undoubtedly be an inspiration to many people. The book gives us hope to achieve our dreams, no matter how small or unrealistic they may seem, for Athol's life is certainly a life being lived well - not just materially but ethically and in a compassionate way. The book, which is a delight to read, is a tribute to the resilience and determination of the human spirit." Professor Zubeida Desai, Dean of Education, University of the Western Cape
Williams (P.) KING KONG - OUR KNOT OF TIME AND MUSIC, a personal memoir of South Africa's legendary musical
324pp., paperback, London, 2017. R220
Pat Williams was the lyricist for South Africa's first musical, King Kong, about heavyweight boxing star Ezekiel Dhlamini. The show, which opened in Johannesburg in February 1959, had an all-black cast and played to 200 000 South Africans before moving to London's West End.

In her memoir Pat recounts her experience of growing up in apartheid South Africa, her involvement in the musical, and it's lasting impact on both herself and the show's cast, which included Miriam Makeba and Hugh Masekela.

"An extraordinary memoir of the first ever South African musical, which has since acquired mythical proportions. Essential reading for anyone who loves our country - and, of course, its music." Athol Fugard
Williams (P.) SOLDIER BLUE,
407 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2008. R185
A memoir about growing up during the Rhodesian bush war of the 1970s.

Paul Williams was born in England and grew up in Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe. In 2001 his novel, "The Secret of Old Mukiwa" won the Zimbabwe International Book Fair Prize for young adult fiction. He is Professor of English and Humanities at South Florida Community College.
Wilson (J.M.) ISAAC ROSENBERG, the making of a great war poet, a new life
468 pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., London, 2007. R385
Poet Isaac Rosenberg (1890-1918) spent eight months in Cape Town, from June 1914 to February 1915, where he was stimulated "to produce more verse than at any other period of his life." Jean Moorcroft Wilson

Includes an interesting account of Jewish immigrant society and District Six, as well as colour reproductions of portraits Rosenberg painted while in Cape Town.
Wilson (L.) BIKO, a Jacana pocket biography
160 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R100
A brief biography of Black Consciousness Movement leader Steve Biko, outlining the role he played in the transformation of South Africa and his relevance today.

Writer and documentary filmmaker Lindy Wilson met Steve Biko when he was banned and has interviewed many of Biko's colleagues and friends.
Wisner (G.) ed. AFRICAN LIVES, an anthology of memoirs and autobiographies
401 pp., paperback, Boulder, 2013. R350
An anthology of excerpts from memoirs and autobiographical writings by African writers.

Southern African writers include Bessie Head, Sol T.Plaatje, Albert Luthuli, Ruth First, Molefe Pheto, Steve Biko, Joshua Nkomo and Chenjerai Hove.
278pp., illus., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (1994) 2016. R160
An autobiography by AnnMarie Wolpe.

AnnMarie Wolpe married lawyer Harold Wolpe in 1955. When he was arrested, together with other ANC leaders, in Rivonia in July 1963, she smuggled a saw and files to him in prison and helped him and three others escape. Later she and their three children joined him in London. She taught at Middlesex Polytechnic from 1974-1991. They returned to South Africa in 1991 and lived in Cape Town, where she worked as a senior researcher at the University Western Cape. Harold Wolpe died in 1996. She died in 2018.
Wood (F.) in colloboration with Lewis (M.) THE EXTRAORDINARY KHOTSO, millionaire medicine man from Lusikisiki
368 pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2007. R220
A biography of the herbalist Khotso Sethuntsa, who remained famous and feared throughout South African and beyond even after his death in 1972. Khotso, who claimed to be in spiritual contact with Paul Kruger, was best-known for his remedy for sexual potency and a terrifying procedure for acquiring wealth.

Includes photographs by Obie Oberholzer.

Felicity Wood lectures in the English Department at the University of Fort Hare.
Worrall (D.) THE INDEPENDENT FACTOR, my personal journey through politics and diplomacy
236pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, (Johannesburg), 2018. R275
A memoir by politician, academic, businessman, and diplomat Denis Worrall (b. 1935). He represented the National Party (NP) in Parliament, was chairman of the Constitutional Committee of the President's Council and served as Ambassador to Australia (1982-1984) and Ambassador to the United Kingdom (1984-1987). Opposed to the NP's shift from reform to security after 1985 he formed the liberal anti-apartheid Independent Party with Wynand Malan in 1988. He subsequently became one of the three co-leaders of the Democratic Party, and won the Berea constituency for the DP in the 1989 election. Self-published.
Wotshela (L.) WISEMAN NKUHLU, a life of purpose
254 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg & Alice, 2014. R260
A biography of Wiseman Nkuhlu.

Wiseman Lumkile Nkuhlu was born in 1944 at Cala in the Eastern Cape. In 1963, his matric year, Nkuhlu was expelled from Lovedale College, arrested and imprisoned on Robben Island under the Suppression of Communism Act. After his release in 1964 he worked on the gold mines in the Orange Free State before going to the University of Fort Hare. He went on to become the first black person to qualify as a chartered accountant in South Africa. While working as an auditor he also taught at the University of Fort Hare. In 1983 he was appointed Vice-Principal of the university and in 1987 became Vice-Chancellor. In 2000 he was appointed Economic Advisor to President Thabo Mbeki, for him the highlight of his career.
Wylie (D.) SHAKA, a Jacana pocket biography
155 pp., map, paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R100
A short biography of Shaka in which Dan Wylie reassesses all the earliest written sources to produce an image of Shaka very different from the popular stereotype. Dan Wylie, who teaches English at Rhodes University, has written two more substantial books on Shaka, "Savage Delight: white myths of Shaka" (2000) and "Myth of Iron: Shaka in history" (2006).
Wyngaard (H.) A HOME FOR ZEPHANY, the story of a Cape Town girl kidnapped at birth and discovered 17 years later by her own sister
114pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R125
Zephany was kidnapped from Groote Schuur hospital three days after she was born - and discovered and reunited with her biological family 17 years later.

Introduction by Jonathan Jansen.
Xuma (A.B.) A.B.XUMA, autobiography and selected works, edited by Peter Limb
402 pp., illus., hardback, d.w., Van Riebeeck Society, Second Series no.43, Cape Town, 2012. OUT OF PRINT
Alfred Bitini Xuma's previously unpublished autobiography, together with a selection of his letters, speeches, pamphlets and submissions to government commissions.

Teacher, medical doctor and social reformer Alfred Bitini Xuma (1893-1962) was president of the African National Congress from 1940 to 1949.
Zille (H.) NOT WITHOUT A FIGHT, the autobiography
529pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2016. R390
Helen Zille was born in 1951 in Hillbrow, Johannesburg, to German immigrant parents. She worked as a political journalist at the Rand Daily Mail, where she wrote the story exposing Steve Biko's murder. She joined the Democratic Party in the mid-1990s. Under the newly formed Democratic Alliance (DA) she was elected as a member of parliament in 2004 and became mayor of Cape Town in 2006. In 2007 she was elected leader of the DA. When the DA won the Western Cape in the 2009 general election she was appointed premier of the province, a position she still holds, after stepping down as DA leader in 2015.
Zulu (L.) I CHOOSE TO LIVE, life after losing Gugu
183pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R240
In 2016 Letshego Zulu and her husband, South African racing champion Gugulethu Zulu, set out to climb Mount Kilimanjaro with the team of the Trek4Mandela initiative. Gugulethu Zulu died before reaching the summit after experiencing respiratory problems. Letshego Zulu writes about losing her husband, raising their daughter, Lelethu, and her return to Mount Kilimanjaro the following year.

Biokineticist, athlete, columnist and motivational speaker Letshego Zulu is co-founder of the health and fitness business PopUpGym.
Zunckel (P.) SADF JULY 77 INTAKE, a conscript's story
211pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, No Place, 2019. R300
Paul Zunckel writes about his experience of military conscription. He was drafted into the South African Defence Force in July 1977, did his basic training at 1 Maintenance Unit in Kimberley, served eight months on border duty in Owamboland, and completed his National Service at Natal Command in Durban. Now semi-retired, he lives on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast.