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.
UMLUNGU, the Sakhu story
79pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R180
A collaborative educational initiative between Qhayiya Production Group in Khayelitsha and students from Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography, this book documents the life of Sakhu Fonya, a young man living with vitiligo, a condition that causes de-pigmentation of the body's skin cells. The students' photographs are accompanied by interviews with Sakhu and his family.
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.
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).
Adhikari (M.) AGAINST THE CURRENT, a biography of Harld Cressey, 1889-1916
56 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R180
Educationist, teacher and civil rights activist Harold Cressey led the group of coloured teachers who founded the Teachers' League of South Africa (TLSA) in 1913, and was elected as it's president.
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.
Alcock (G.) THIRD WORLD CHILD, born white, Zulu bred
327 pp., map, paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R250
An autobiography by GG Alcock, 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

Alfred (L.) EARLY ONE SUNDAY MORNING I DECIDED TO STEP OUT AND FIND SOUTH AFRICA,
240pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R250
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".
Allan (J.) JANI CONFIDENTIAL, a memoir
285pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R225
A memoir by Jani Allan, a controversial columnist with the Sunday Times between 1980 and 1989. In 1992, she filed an unsuccessful libel suit against the UK broadcaster Channel 4 for airing a documentary by Nick Broomfield, "The Leader, His Driver and the Driver's Wife", which suggested that she had an affair with Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging leader Eugene Terre'Blanche, allegations she has always strongly denied. She now lives in the USA.
Allen (J.) RABBLE-ROUSER FOR PEACE, the authorised biography of Desmond Tutu
481 pp., maps, illus., paperback. d.w., London, 2006. R165
"As a religious correspondent of a major South African daily newspaper, John Allen covered Desmond Tutu's rise to prominence in the years following the Soweto uprising in 1976. He served with Tutu for 13 years from 1987, first as his press secretary and then as Communications Director of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission and at Emory University in the United States."
Allen (V.) LADY TRADER, a biography of Mrs Sarah Heckford
307 pp., paperback, Reprint, Pretoria, (1979) 2010. R225
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".
Alter (C.) NO SUBSTITUTE,
351pp., illus., paperback, (Johannesburg), 2015. R250
Self-published biography by Cindy Alter, a South African musician and lead singer in the all-female South African rock group, Clout (1977-1981), best known for their hit single, "Substitute".
Amathila (L.) MAKING A DIFFERENCE,
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.
Aucamp (H.) MITS DESE WIL EK VIR JOU SÊ, briewe van Hennie Aucamp
394 pp., hardback, d.w., Hermanus, 2013. R230
A collection of Hennie Aucamp's personal letters to his friends, including Elize Botha, Amanda Strydom, Abraham de Vries, Dave Pepler, Helize van Vuuren and Margaret Bakkes, compiled by Petrovna Meterlekamp. The letters span more than fifty years of the writer's life, from 1958 to 2011.

Text in Afrikaans.

Afrikaans poet, writer, playwright and academic Hennie Aucamp was born in 1934 in Dordrecht, Eastern Cape, and grew up on a farm. In 1964 he joined the Department of Afrikaans, Faculty of Education, at Stellenbosch University, where he remained until his retirement in 1994. He has been won many literary awards, including the WA Hofmeyr Prize (1974) and the Hertzog Prize (1982). In 2010 he received a Lifetime Literary Achievement Award. He now lives in Cape Town.

Baai (S.) OLIVER REGINALD TAMBO, teacher, lawyer & freedom fighter
312 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2006. OUT OF PRINT
Preface by Dr N.C.Dlamini-Zuma. Foreword by Desmond Tutu. Includes an edited selection of Tambo's articles, papers, speeches, statements and other documents compiled by E.S.Reddy.

A biography of Oliver Tambo by Dr Sandi Baai, who is originally from Kwa Ndunge village Bizana, Pondoland, Tambo's birthplace.
Bacher (A.) & Williams (D.) JACQUES KALLIS, and 12 other great South African all-rounders
246 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R230
ALi Bacher and David Williams examine the careers of thirteen South African cricketers: Jimmy Sinclair, Aubrey Faulkner, Trevor Goddard, Eddie Barlow, Tiger Lance, Basil D'Oliveira, Mike Proctor, Clive Rice, Tony Greig, Brian McMillan, Shaun Pollock, Lance Klusener and Jacques Kallis.

Foreword by Sir Garfield Sobers.

Cricket player, captain, selector and administrator Ali Bacher worked closely with all but two of the thirteen players and for this book interviewed the seven who were alive in 2012.
Journalist David Williams specialises in sports and business coverage and has written several books on sport.
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.
Bam (B.) DEMOCRACY MORE THAN JUST ELECTIONS,
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. R270
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".
Barnard (M.) & Norval (S.) DEFINING MOMENTS, an autobiography
440 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R250
The autobiography of cardiac surgeon Marius Barnard. A member of the medical team that performed the world's first human heart transplant at Groote Schuur Hospital in 1967, with his brother Chris, he became a pioneer in heart surgery around the world. He was also an active anti-apartheid campaigner and MP for the Progressive Federal Party, and for the last thirty years he has played a leading role in the creation of critical illness insurance.

Simon Norval has known the Barnard family for many years. He is the author of the novel "Adamastor Rising".
Barry (A.) ONS JAPIE, die Boereoorlogdagboek van Anna Barry, met voor- en nawoord deur Ena Jansen
200pp., illus., map, paperback, New Edition, Pretoria, (1960) 2016. R220
First published in 1960 under the title "Ons Japie, dagboek gehou gedurende die Driejaringe Oorlog".

New foreword and afterword by Ena Jansen, author of "Afstand en Verbintenis" and "Soos Familie: stedelike huiswerkers in Suid-Afrikaanse tekste".

Anna Barry was born in 1884 in the Free State. During the Anglo-Boer War she lived on the family farm in the Ficksburg district and later in Basutoland. In 1908 she married the lawyer Charlie Reitz and spent the rest of her life in Bloemfontein.
Basson (J.) 'MENEER DIE SPEAKER!", uit die plakboek van Japie Basson
146 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R215
A selection of Japie Basson's speeches and writings.

Politician and political journalist Japie Basson was born in 1918 in Paarl. He was an MP from 1950 to 1980. In 1959 he was expelled from the National Party by Dr Verwoerd when he openly expressed opnions against apartheid. He then founded the National Union, which amalgamated with the United Parry in 1961. When the United Party was dissolved in 1977 he co-founded the Progressive Federal Party. He served on the President's Council for seven years, founded various party-political newspapers, reported on parliamentary proceedings, wrote articles and a weekly column from the Sunday Times, and published collections of his reminiscences. Retired, he lives in Cape Town.

Text in English & Afrikaans.
Batley (K.) ed. A SECRET BURDEN, memories of the Border War by South African soldiers who fought in it
133 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2007. R110
A collection of prose and poetry by white South African conscripts deployed during the "Border War" in Namibia and Angola. All contributions are published anonymously.

Foreword by Justice Yvonne Mokgoro. Introduction by Carol Allais and Ian Liebenberg.

Includes the essay, "Socialised Warriors: anti-heroic subversion in writing by South African soldiers in the Border War" by Karen Batley.
Beckett (D.) RADICAL MIDDLE, confessions of an accidental revolutionary
228 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R180
Denis Beckett's memoir about his experiences as a journalist, political activist and editor of the anti-apartheid magazine,"Frontline", in the turbulent 1980s in South Africa.
Belling (S.) BLOOD MONEY, the Cyril Karabus story
202 pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R195
In August 2012 retired South African paediatric oncologist Cyril Karabus was arrested during a stop over in Dubai. Unbeknown to him, ten years earlier he had been found guilty in absentia of the death of a young leukaemia patient in the United Arab Emirates, where he had served as a locum. After eight months of delicate negotiations a United Arab Emirates medical review committee ruled that the 77-year-old Professor Karabus was not responsible for the death of the child, and he was able to return home to Cape Town.

Suzanne Belling is also the author of "The Travelling Rabbi".
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.
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".
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.) 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. R240
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".
Bloem (T.) KROTOA-EVA, the woman from Robben Island
239 pp., maps, paperback, Cape Town, (1999) 2002. OUT OF PRINT
Krotoa, a member of the Goringhaikona tribe, was employed by Maria van Riebeeck and given the name Eva. She became the chief interpreter of the Dutch and later married Pieter van Meerhoff, who was appointed overseer on Robben Island. Shortly after her arrival there in 1665 she became an alcoholic and after his death was frequently confined on Robben Island because of her drinking. She died in 1674.
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.
Bloomberg (D.) MY TIMES, the memoirs of David Bloomberg, man of the theatre, lawyer, businessman and former mayor of Cape Town
286 pp., illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2007. OUT OF PRINT
David Bloomberg was mayor of Cape Town from 1973-1975. As an impresario he brought a number of famous performers to Cape Town and produced many acclaimed theatre productions between 1956 and 1967. He was a director of the Cape Performing Arts Board and closely involved with the Cape Town Municipal Orchestra. He was also an attorney and defended Demitrio Tsafendas, the assasin of Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd. He and his wife left South Africa in 1988.
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.
Boesak (A.) RUNNING WITH HORSES, reflections of an accidental politician
427 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2009. OUT OF PRINT
A collection of essays in which Rev. Allan Boesak, co-founder of the United Democraic Fronf (UDF), reflects on 30 years as a theologian and political activist.
Boraine (A.) A LIFE IN TRANSITION,
332 pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2008. OUT OF PRINT
Foreword by Desmond Tutu.

Alex Boraine was born in Cape Town in 1931. He entered the ministry and was appointed youngest-ever President of the Methodist Church of Southern African in 1970. In 1974 he was elected to Parliament as an MP for the Progressive Federal Party. He resigned in 1986 and, together with Frederick van Zyl Slabbert, founded IDASA, which organised the 1987 meeting with ANC leaders in Dakar, Senegal. He was one of the main architects of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and served as its deputy chairperson from 1996 to 1998. After teaching transitional justice at the New York University Law School, he became founding president of the International Center for Transitional Justice.
Boshoff (C.) DIS NOU EK, 'n outobiografie
595 pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Pretoria, 2012. R305
An autobiography by Afrikaner leader Carl Willem Boshoff (1927-2011). Boshoff studied Missionary Science at the University of Pretoria and worked as a missionary before serving as Secretary of Missions for the Dutch Reformed Church. He was leader of the Voortrekker movement, chairman of the Afrikaner Broedebond, and chairman of the Freedom Front in the northern Cape. He founded the Afrikaner Vryheidstigting (AVSTIG) and Orania, an Afrikaner settlement intended as the beginning of a "volkstaat", or people's republic.

Text in Afrikaans.
Botha (D.) DIE HELDER DAE, outobiografiese verhale, rubrieke en essays
348 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R190
A collection of autobiographical stories about his youth, articles about Afrikaans literature and theatre, and religious columns by Danie Botha, a well-known figure in South African publishing, radio and theatre.
Botha (D.) comp. OM HENNIE AUCAMP TE ONTHOU,
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.
Botha (W.) BURNING BRIGHT, extraordinary women of KwaZulu-Natal
200 pp., 4to., illus., paperback, Durban, 2009. R228
Wilma Botha tells the stories of twelve women of different ages and from diverse cultures and walks of life, including Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) spokesperson Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge, Miss South Africa Peggy-Sue Khumalo, Leona Theron, the first black woman judge appointed to the High Court of South Africa, newspaper columnist, psychologist and former Dean of Student Development Devi Rajab, and Gugu Moloi, CEO of Umgeni Water.
Bould (G.) ed. CONSCIENCE BE MY GUIDE, an anthology of prison writings
294 pp., paperback, Second Revised Edition, Harare & London, 2005. OUT OF PRINT
A collection of prison literature by prisoners of conscience, including Breyten Breytenbach, Pitika Nulti, Steve Biko, Frank Chikane, Anita Kromberg, Dennis Brutus, Rommel Roberts, Bram Fischer, Cedric Mayson, Richard Steele, Ruth First, Beyers Naude and Albie Sachs from South Africa, Welshman Mabhena, Gertrude Mthombeni, Vincent Ndlovu, Lovedale Madhuku, Wilfred Mhanda, Paul Themba Nyathi and Fletcher Dulini Ncube from Zimbabwe, Henrique Guerra and Agostinho Neto from Angola, Magdelena from Namibia, Wole Soyinka from Nigeria and Ngugi wa Thiong'o from Kenya.
Brand (C.) & Jones (B.) DOING LIFE WITH MANDELA, my prisoner, my friend
271 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R220
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".
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".
Brink (A.) MEDITERREENSE HERINNERINGE,
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.
Brits (E.) EMILY HOBHOUSE, beloved traitor
336pp., b/w & colour illus., map, paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R320
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
Brockes (E.) SHE LEFT ME THE GUN, my mother's life before me
340 pp., illus., paperback, London, 2013. R320
Emma Brockes' account of her attempts to uncover the story of her mother's mysterious childhood in South Africa.

Emma's mother Pauline was born in 1932, lost her mother when she was two, and was raised by her father, who remarried and had seven more children. The family lived in Zululand. Pauline emigrated to England in 1960, married a lawyer, and lived a tranquil village life in Buckinghamshire. She rarely spoke of her childhood in South Africa but when she was dying she revealed that, in her mid-twenties, she had had her father arrested, that there had been a trial, and that he had been acquitted. After she dies Emma, now a journalist, sets out to investigate the story.

"'She Left Me the Gun' is quite simply an extraordinary book. In the hands of any halfway decent author, this would be an incredible story: a mother with a mysterious South African past who arrived in England with a beautiful antique handgun and a mission to forget who she used to be. In the hands of a writer as gifted as Emma Brockes, it's basically the perfect memoir: a riveting, authentic tale elegantly told." Viv Groskop, The Telegraph

Emma Brockes writes for The Guardian Weekend magazine, the New York Times, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and Elle. She is also the author of "What Would Barbara Do?", a book about her love of musicals. She lives in New York.
Browde (D.) THE RELATIVELY PUBLIC LIFE OF JULES BROWDE,
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. R220
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.) 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.
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. R280
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. R130
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,
442 pp., illus., paperback, Revised Edition, Johannesburg, 2007 (2011). R250
A revised and updated edition of Anthony Butler's biography of Cyril Ramaphosa, general secretary of the National Union of Mineworkers in the 1980s, secretary-general of the ANC after its unbanning and its chief negotiator of the new democratic constitution, and now successful businessman.

"a thoughful, fair-minded and scrupulously researched book about the internationally renowned union boss turned politician turned businessman." Drew Forrest, Mail & Guardian

"After Mandela, Ramaphosa was probably the most important figure in South Africa's transition to democracy. Here for the first time is the full story of his remarkable career to date, told with great skill by one of the leading analysts of South Africa today." Professor Chris Saunders, University of Cape Town

Anthony Butler, educated at St Anne's College, Oxford, and King's College, Cambridge, now teaches politics at the University of the Witwatersrand. He also writes a weekly column for the newspaper, Business Day.
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.
Callender (M.) LEOPARD ON A RAZOR WIRE,
381 pp., paperback, St. Albans, 2011. R190
Michael Callender writes about the forty years he lived in South Africa, from 1969. He currently spends his time between his home in Provence and Africa.
Callinicos (L.) OLIVER TAMBO, beyond the Ngele Mountains, foreword by Thabo Mbeki
684pp., illus., paperback, Reprint, (2004) 2015, Cape Town. R295
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.
Cameron (E.) JUSTICE, a personal account
347 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R255
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".
Capstick (F.C.) BETWEEN TWO FIRES, the African saga of Margarete Trappe
182pp., 4to., map, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2011. R400
Biography of Margarette Trappe. Born in Austria she settled in German East Africa (later Tanzania) in 1907. She became the first full-time professional woman hunter in Africa and guided European aristocracy on big-game hunting expeditions.
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. R250
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.

Cesare (M.) THE MAN WITH THE BLACK DOG,
306 pp., map, colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R195
Game ranger and conservationist Mario Cesare's tribute to his beloved dog, Shilo. He is also the author of the memoir, "Man-Eaters, Mambas and Marula Madness: a game ranger's life in the Lowveld".
Chapman (J.) SATURNALIA, traveling from Cape Town to Kampala in search of an African utopia
314pp., b/w & colour illus., map, paperback, Los Angeles, 2015. R295
In 2012 American journalist Justin Chapman travelled alone by bus, train and boat across eight countries in Africa: from Cape Town, South Africa, through Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Zanzibar, and Rwanda, to Mityana, Uganda.
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.
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.



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.
Claassen (W.) WYNAND CLAASSEN, kaalvoetklong tot rugbytoks
346 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2011. R190
Retired ex-Springbok rugby player Wynand Claassen writes about his childhood years in Schweizer-Reneke in what was then the Western Transvaal (now North-West Province).

Wynand Claassens was born in 1951. In 1981, as captain of the Springbok rugby team, he led the infamous "Rebel Tour" to New Zealand. His autobiography, "More Than Just Rugby", was published in 1985, and re-issued in a revised edition, "The Final Chapter", in 1996.
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 (J.M.) BOYHOOD, scenes from provincial life
166 pp., paperback, Reprint, London, (1997) 1998. R190
J.M.Coetzee writes about his childhood in a small country town in South Africa.

J.M.Coetzee was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003.
Coetzee (J.M.) SCENES FROM PROVINCIAL LIFE,
484 pp., hardback, d.w., London, 2011. R330
J.M.Coetzee's trilogy of fictionalised memoir, "Boyhood" (1997), "Youth" (2002), and "Summertime" (2009) in one volume. They have been revised for republication.
Coetzee (J.M.) YOUTH,
169 pp., paperback, London, (2002) 2003. R170
J.M.Coetzee's account of his life as a young man.

J.M.Coetzee was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003.
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 (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). R195
Lindsay Gratton Cooper lived on the island of St Helena for ten years.
Coullie (J.) et. al. (eds.) SELVES IN QUESTION, interviews on southern African auto/biography
487 pp., paperback, Honolulu, 2006. R230
Includes "I Speak Their Wordless Woe", Dennis Brutus interviewed by Simon Lewis;
"All Autobiography is 'Autre'-biography", J.M.Coetzee interviewed by David Atwell;
"We Would Write Very Dull Books If We Just Wrote about Ourselves", Sindiwe Magona interviewed by Stephan Meyer;
"Metaphors of Self", Es'kia Mphahlele interviewed by N.Chabani Manganyi; "Writing Autobiography and Writing Fiction", Doris Lessing interviewed by M.J.Daymond;
"Reflections in Identity", Breyten Breytenbach interviewed by Marilet Sienaert;
"'Every Secret Thing' as Family Memoir", Gillian Slovo interviewed by Margaretta Jolly;
"Reflections in a Cracked Mirror"' Pieter-Dirk Uys interviewed by Mervyn McMurty;
"Philosophical Reflections on Chronicles of Conversion", Wilhelm Verwoerd interviewed by Stephan Meyer;
"Group Portrait: self, family and nation on exhibit", Paul Faber, Rayda Jacobs and David Goldblatt interviewed by Stephan Meyer, and much more.
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).
Cowen (S.) FROM WHISKEY TO WATER,
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. R435
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.

Crawford-Browne (L.) comp. & ed. TUTU AS I KNOW HIM, on a personal note
224 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2006. OUT OF PRINT
Reminiscences from people who have known Desmond Tutu, including Njabulo Ndebele, Justice Richard Goldstone, Ahmed Kathrada, Allan Boesak, Nelson Mandela, Kofi Annan, Nadine Gordimer, Pieter-Dirk Uys, Mamphela Ramphele, HH The Dalai Lama, Jonathan Shapiro, Antjie Krog, Justice Edwin Cameron and Bono.
Dallas (D.) THE FATHER OF WOODSTOCK, the life and times of WE Moore, lawyer, politician, benefactor
218 pp., illus., maps, paperback, Rosebud West, Australia, 2014. R270
David Dallas' biography of his great-grandfather, William Edward Moore (1831-1917), a lawyer who was the driving force behind the development of the hamlet of Papendorp at the Cape into the municipality of Woodstock. He was its first mayor, and involved in the founding of schools, an old-age home and the Woodstock Presbyterian Church.

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.
Daniels (E.) THERE AND BACK, Robben Island 1964-1979
264 pp., illus., paperback, Third Edition, Cape Town, 2002. R195
Foreword by Nelson Mandela.

The autobiography of Eddie Daniels who spent 15 years on Robben Island in the company of Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Ahmed Kathrada and others.
Davis (H.D.) & Davis (G.D.) MEMOIRS OF A TRANSKEI TRADING FAMILY,
245 pp., illus., hardback, Ashburton, 2011. R225
Grant Davis' memoir of his father, Harold, who grew up in the Transkei and ran a trading district there as an adult.
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. R250
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 Kok (K.) GOING BACK TO SAY GOODBYE, a boyhood on the mine
138pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R195
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 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 (S.) & Slabbert (M.) DAVID KRAMER, a biography
384 pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R195
The biography of musician David Kramer, famous for albums such as "Bakgat!", "The Story of Blokkies Joubert", "Delicious Monster" and "Hanepootpad", the musicals "District Six" and "Kat and the Kings" which he produced together with Taliep Petersen, and the show "Kitaar Blues" in which he popularised the music of Karoo artists.

Dawid de Villiers and Mathilda Slabbert are lecturers in the English Department at the University of Stellenbosch.

Also available in Afrikaans.
de Vries (R.) EYE OF THE FIRESTORM, strength lies in mobility
911 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R255
An autobiography by Major General Roland de Vries.

Major General Roland de Vries has been called the "Rommel of the SADF". He was involved in the Border War and helped create the Ratel Infantry Combat Vehicle.
de Wet (D.) & Kersandt (U.) BOONTJIESKRAAL, die storie van 'n plaas en sy mense/ the story of a farm and its people
453 pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., hardback, Cape Town, 2013. R405
The story of the farm Boontjieskraal near Caledon in the Overberg, and the de Wet family, from the arrival of the progenitor, Jacobus de Wet, in 1695, to date.

Text in English and Afrikaans.
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.
Dickin (R.) UNDER THE WHITE ENSIGN, memoirs of his Second World War service with the Royal Navy
168pp., illus., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R350
In this memoir Ray Dickin relates his experiences between 1939 and 1946. Dickin was born in Queenstown in 1923. As a seventeen-year-old cadet at the General Botha he was drafted to HMS Dorsetshire. Later, as a sub-lieutenant and then lieutenant serving in destroyers and corvettes, he experienced action at sea in the Aegean and Mediterranean.
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. R180
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. R250
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.
Dlamini (J.) NATIVE NOSTALGIA,
169 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2009. R210
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.
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
Dommisse (E.) FIRST BARONET OF DE GRENDEL, Sir David Pieter de Villiers Graaff
366 pp., illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2011. OUT OF PRINT
The biography of Sir David Graaff, the pioneer of large-scale refrigeration in South Africa. He was also mayor of Cape Town and a member of the first cabinet in South Africa after Unification in 1910. He is the father of Sir De Villiers Graaff, who was leader of the United Party from 1956-1977.
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
Driver (C.J.) THE MAN WITH THE SUITCASE, the life, execution and rehabilitation of John Harris, liberal terrorist
89pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2015.
John Harris (4 July 1937–1 April 1965) was detained and banned for his activities as Chairman of SANROC (the South African Non Racial Olympic Committee), which included petitioning the International Olympic Committee in 1964 to have South Africa excluded from the Olympics for fielding a white-only team. He was a member of the anti-apartheid African Resistance Movement (ARM). On 24 July 1964, he informed the Johannesburg Railway Police that a bomb had been planted on a whites-only platform of Johannesburg Park Station. The bomb later exploded, killing a woman and injuring 23 others. Harris, a school teacher, was convicted of murder and hanged in Pretoria Central Prison, aged 27.

Jonty Driver was born in Cape Town in 1939. As a student he served as President of the National Union of South African Students (NUSAS) and spent time in solitary confinement. Forced into exile in 1964 he worked as a teacher and headmaster in England and Hong Kong. Now retired and a full-time writer, he lives in East Sussex. He is the author of five novels, six volumes of poetry and a biography of Patrick Duncan.
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.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. R280
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
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.
Eglin (C.) CROSSING THE BORDERS OF POWER, the memoirs of Colin Eglin
374 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2007. R225
Colin Eglin was a founding member of The Progressive Party, becoming leader in 1970. "He served in parliament through the terms of seven successive prime ministers and presidents - from J.G.Strijdom to Thabo Mbeki; and under five constitutions, from the union constitution to the constitution of 1996. In the constitutional negotiations that followed Nelson Mandela's release from jail in February 1990, Mandela described Eglin as 'one of the architects of our democracy'".
Engler (H.) MARRYING BLACK GIRLS FOR GUYS WHO AREN'T BLACK,
211 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R180
Former editor of FHM magazine, Hagen Engler, writes humorously about his marriage to a black woman.
Engombe (L.) CHILD NO.95, my German-African odyssey
220pp., illus., paperback, WIndhoek, 2014. R260
Recorded by Peter Hilliges. Translated from German into English by Imme Delius.

In 1979 seven-year-old Lucia Engombe was taken from her home in rural Namibia and placed in a children's hostel in the German Democratic Republic (GDR), together with seventy-nine other Namibian children. They were to be educated to be the "new elite" of a future independent Namibia. In 1990, after the fall of the Berlin Wall, these children were suddenly returned to Namibia, a country now completely foreign to them.

"The book by Namibian author Lucia Engombe about her years as 'Child No.95' in the GDR has shed a new light on this almost forgotten chapter of German-Namibian relations." Horst Köhler, former President of the Federal Republic of Germany

Lucia Engombe was born in 1972 in Oshakati. She is studying journalism at the University of Technology in Windhoek and is finalising her law studies at the Windhoek-based Triumphant College through the Open University of Tanzania. She is a senior producer for the German Radio Service at the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation in Windhoek, where she lives.
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.
Fagan (G.) NAUTI'S GWENDOLINE,
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".
Fahrenfort (P.) SPANNER IN THE WORKS,
222 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R180
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
Farred (G.) LONG DISTANCE LOVE, a passion for football
209 pp., paperback, Philadelphia, 2008. OUT OF PRINT
Grant Farred explores how, as a boy growing up disenfranchised in apartheid South Africa, he became a life-long supporter of Liverpool Football Club.

Grant Farred grew up on the Cape Flats. He now lives in the USA where he teaches in the Literature Programme at Duke University. He is also the author of "Midfielder's Moment" Coloured literature and culture in contemporary South Africa: (1999) and "What's My Name? Black vernacular intellectuals" (2003).
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.
Feinberg (B.) TIME TO TELL, an activist's story
169 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2009. R160
Foreword by Pallo Jordan.

Activist, poet, painter and filmmaker Barry Feinberg went into exile in Britain in 1961, becoming one of the leading activists in the international solidarity movement. He was also involved in the secret work of both the ANC and the SACP and was one of the founding members of Mayibuye, an ANC music and poetry performance ensemble. He also headed up the information division of the International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF). He returned to South Africa in 1991, after the unbanning of the ANC.
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.
Ferreira (O.J.O.) SERPA PINTO AMONGST BOER AND BRIT, his travels through the Transvaal and Natal, 1879
174 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Jeffrey's Bay, 2012. OUT OF PRINT
A reprint of Portuguese explorer, Alexandre Albero da Rocha de Serpa Pinto's (1846-1900) journal documenting his journey from Angola to Natal in 1877-1879. This travelogue was originally published in both Portuguese and English in London in 1881. This edition includes chapters on the life and career of Serpa Pinto by O.J.O Ferreira.
Field (R.) ALEX LA GUMA, a literary & political biography
258 pp., illus., paperback, First S.A.Edition, Johannesburg, 2010. R220
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.
Forman (S.) LIONEL FORMAN, a life too short, a personal memoir
254 pp., paperback, Alice, 2008. OUT OF PRINT
A memoir about Lionel Forman written by his wife, Sadie.

South African communist Lionel Forman was born in Johannesburg in 1927. At the age of fourteen he joined the Young Communist League. As a student he was active in NUSAS and edited the student newspaper, Witwatersrand Student. He was also editor of Advance, the South African Communist Party newspaper. As an advocate working in Cape Town he defended trade unionists and victims of apartheid. A Treason Trialist, he died during a heart operation in 1959, at the age of 31.
Forsyth (O.) AGENT 407, a South African spy breaks her silence
331pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R230
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
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
Fuller (A.) COCKTAIL HOUR UNDER THE TREE OF FORGETFULNESS,
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.) LEAVING BEFORE THE RAINS COME,
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".
Garfield (B.) THE MEINERTZHAGEN MYSTERY, the life and legend of a colossal fraud
352 pp., hardback, d.w., Washington DC., 2007. OUT OF PRINT
Col Richard Meinertzhagen was a British war hero, secret agent and dean of international ornithology. Brian Garfield reveals how many of the events recorded in Meinertzhagen's diaries are imaginary and how he committed scientific, military and political fraud.
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".
Gemmell (D.) COLOUR BLIND FAITH, the life of Father Stan Brennan
185 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R180
Biography of Irish Franciscan friar, Father Stan Brennan. Born in rural Ireland in 1929 he came to apartheid South Africa in 1957. As parish priest of St Francis Church he came into contact with the people of Reiger Park, a Coloured township in Boksburg. He established St Francis Care Centre hospice, St Anthony's Rest Centre for the Aged, The Rainbow Cottage Baby Sanctuary, House of Mercy, an alcohol and drug and rehabilitation centre, Mercy Haven, a shelter for abused women and children, St Anthony's Technical Training Centre, as well as clinics, libraries, and other community-based projects. All these projects are still running. He died in 2012.
Gevisser (M.) LOST AND FOUND IN JOHANNESBURG,
354 pp., illus., paperback, First S.A.Edtion, Johannesburg, 2014. R240
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

Gevisser is an Open Society Fellow and writer-in-residence at the University of Pretoria, where he teaches in the journalism programme. His latest book, "Thabo Mbeki: the dream deferred", won the Sunday Times 2008 Alan Paton Prize and the NB Books 2008 Recht Malan Prize. He lives in France and South Africa.
Gevisser (M.) THABO MBEKI, the dream deferred
892 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2007. R325
Journalist Mark Gevisser is well-known for his insightful political profiles, originally published in Mail & Guardian and later collected in the book, "Portraits of Power: profiles in a changing South Africa". He began working on his biography in 1999.
Gevisser (M.) THABO MBEKI, the dream deferred, the updated international edition
376 pp., illus., paperback, Revised Edition, Johannesburg, 2009. R200
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. R380
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.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".
Godwin (P.) WHEN A CROCODILE EATS THE SUN, a memoir
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.
Goldberg (D.) THE MISSION, a life of freedom in South Africa
427 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, DVD, Johannesburg, 2010. R220
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. Now retired, he lives in Hout Bay.

Foreword by Pallo Jordan.

Includes a DVD with footage ofr Denis' life and work.
Gool-Ebrahim (N.) THE TRUTH IS ON THE WALLS,
204 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R200
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.
Goudvis (B.) SOUTH AFRICAN ODYSSEY, the autobiography of Bertha Goudvis
218 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R195
Edited by Marcia Leveson.

Bertha Goudvis (née Cinamon) was born in England in 1876 and came with her family to South Africa at the age of five. She spent her youth trekking by ox-wagon from one small mining town to another. She worked as a correspondent for The Natal Mercury, as a journalist for Johannesburg's The Star, published a novel, "Little Eden" (1949) and short stories in "The Mistress of Mooiplaas and Other Stories" (1956). She also wrote a libretto for a musical and several plays. She died in 1966.
Govender (P.) LOVE AND COURAGE, a story of insubordination
261 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2007. R185
The autobiography of activist, feminist, teacher and trade unionist Pregs Govender who, from 1994 to 2002, was a member of South Africa's democratic parliament.
Govender (R.) IN THE MANURE, memories and reflections
222 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2008. R162
Writer and playwright Ronnie Govender is the author of 15 plays including "The Lahnee's Pleasure" and "At the Edge", a collection of short stories called "At the Edge and Other Cato Manor Stories" and the novel "Song of the Atman".
In these memoirs he looks back on his childhood in Cato Manor, Durban, and his experiences in journalism, teaching and the theatre.
Green (P.) CHOICE, NOT FATE, the life and times of Trevor Manuel
602 pp., map, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2008. OUT OF PRINT
A biography of Trevor Manuel that covers his birth into a working-class family on the Cape Flats, his childhood under apartheid, his role as one of the most prominent leaders in the United Democratic Front (UDF) in the 1980s and his rise through the ranks of the ANC to become minister of finance in 1996. This book was shortlisted for the 2009 Alan Paton Award.

Journalist Pippa Green has been a deputy editor of The Sunday Independent and Pretoria News. She was a recipient of the Nieman Fellowship at Harvard in 1999, and was Ferris Visiting Professor of Journalism at Princeton University in 2006.
Guha (R.) GANDHI BEFORE INDIA ,
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.
Gumede (W.M.) THABO MBEKI AND THE BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF THE ANC,
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.
Gunn (S.) & Krwala (S.) eds. KNOCKING ON, mothers and daughters in struggle in South Africa
264 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2008. R95
A collection of life stories told by six pairs of mothers and daughters, who talk about how activism in the struggle against apartheid affected their sense of self, family relationships, life options, and hopes for the country's future.

Shirley Gunn is Director of the Human Rights Media Centre.
Gunn (S.) & Visser (R.) eds. LABOUR PAINS FOR THE NATION, eight women workers share their stories
254 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2007. R95
As part of their Women Workers Life Story Project the Human Rights Media Centre (HMRC) compiled this collection of stories from taped interviews with eight South African women workers in the Western Cape: Charlotte Petersen, Lizzie Phike, Florence De Villiers, Darlina Tyawana, Myrtle Witbooi, Pat Van Voore, Rachel Vissr and Sarah Claasen.

Foreword by Pregs Govender.
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.
Hain (P.) OUTSIDE IN,
462 pp., illus., hardback,dw, London, 2012. R395
An autobiography by Peter Hain, leader of the Anti-apartheid Movement in Britain in the 1970s and 1980s.

Peter Hain was born in Kenya in 1950, grew up in South Africa, and moved to Britian when his parents were forced into exile in 1966. He was elected Labour MP in 1991 and a Cabinet minister from 1997 to 2010. He the author of fifteen books, including "Don't Play with Apartheid", "Mistaken Identity: the wrong face of the law", "Sing the Beloved Country" and "Mandela".
Hall (S.) ZULU, with some guts behind it, the making of the epic movie
431 pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Revised Edition, Sheffield, (2005) 2006. OUT OF PRINT
The 1964 film, "'Zulu', produced by Stanley Baker and directed by Cy Endfield, tells the story of the Battle of Rorke's Drift in 1879.

Includes first-hand accounts of shooting the film, extracts from the screenplay, script notes, letters and production documents, biographies of all the principal actors and filmakers and screenwriter John Prebble's original article on Rorke's Drift.

Sheldon Hall lectures in film history, theory and criticism at Sheffield Hallam University. A former freelance journalist, he has published articles and contributed to numerous books.
Harrison (R.) THE BLACK CHRIST, a journey to freedom
180 pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2006. OUT OF PRINT
Foreword by Dr Albertina Luthuli. Introduction by Marilyn Martin.

In his oil painting, "The Black Christ", unveiled in Cape Town in 1962, artist Ronald Harrison portrayed Chief Albert Luthuli as Christ and modelled the two centurions on John Vorster and Hendrick Verwoerd. This is Harrison's account of the context in which the painting was made, the state's response and his subsequent imprisonment, torture and harrassment, the banned painting's tour abroad and it's return to South Africa more than 30 years later. It is now in the permanent collection of the Iziko South African National Gallery.
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.
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.
Hattingh (M.) I'M THE GIRL WHO WAS RAPED,
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.
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.



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.
Hermann (D.) BASTA!, ons voetspore is in Afrika
88 pp., illus., paperback, Pretoria, (2010). R115
Dirk Herman's letter to his four daughters, in which he outlines the history of their family, and of the Afrikaner in general. In an attempt to re-awaken cultural pride and a sense of belonging he challenges them, and all Afrikaners, to be proud of their Afrikaner identity and to claim their rightful place in Africa.
The book was launched at the Boer Concentration Camp Cemetery in Irene.

Dirk Herman is deputy general secretary of Solidarity, the largest independent trade union in South Africa, with mainly white members.

Text in Afrikaans.
Herrington (N.) CALL THE STATIONMASTER, if he can hear you
782 pp.., paperback, Durban, 2014. R250
Self-published autobiography of Neville Herrignton. A radio journalist, playwright, and director of Tekweni Television Productions, Herrington taught in the Department of Speech and Drama at the University of Natal in Durban. He was a Durban City Councillor in the 1980s and served on the boards of the Natal Performing Arts Council and the Durban Arts Association.
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. R295
Coming-of-age memoir by actor, lecturer and TV producer Neville Herrington (1939 to 1964). 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).

Self-published.

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".
Hilton-Barber (B.) GARDEN OF MY ANCESTORS,
200 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2007) 2008. R130
Bridget Hilton-Barber's story about her family's farm, Kings Walden, outside Tzaneen in Limpopo Province.
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.
Hirson (D.) WHITE SCARS, on reading and rites of passage
197 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2006. R155
Denis Hirson discusses four books which influenced him at important times in his life: "Shooting at Sharpville" by Ambrose Reeves, "Die Ysterkoei Moet Sweet" by Breyten Breytenbach, "In a Marine Light" by Raymond Carver and "Je me souviens" by George Perec.

Hirson is the author if "The House Next Door to Africa", "I Rembember King Kong (The Boxer)" and "We Walk Straight So You Better Get Out the Way".
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.
Hodgson (R.) FOOT SOLDIER FOR FREEDOM, a life in South Africa's liberation movement
273 pp., b/w & colour paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R225
An autobiography by political activist Rita Hodgson, born in 1920 in Johannesburg, a child of emigrant Jews. She was a member of the Springbok Legion, the Communist Party and the African National Congress, working full time for the movement.
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".
Holland (H.) THE COLOUR OF MURDER, one family's horror exposes a nation's anguish
270 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2006. R110
The story of Sabrina van Schoor who, in 2002, aged 22, had her mother murdered. She is the daughter of Louis van Schoor, a security guard who was convicted in 1991 of murdering at least 90 people.

Journalist Heidi Holland's previous books include "Born in Soweto", "African Magic", "From Jo'burg to Jozi" with Adam Roberts, and "The Struggle: a history of the African National Congress".
Holmes (R.) THE SECRET LIFE OF DR JAMES BARRY, Victorian England's most eminent surgeon
335 pp., illus., paperback, Reprint, Stroud, 2007. OUT OF PRINT
First published by Viking in 2002 as "Scanty Particulars".

James Barry, "innovative medical pioneer, radical humanitarian and flamboyant dandy" 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.

Writer Rachel Holmes is also the author of "The Hottentot Venus: Saartjie Baartman's life, adventures and death."
Hopkins (P.) JOHNNY GOLIGHTLY COMES HOME, a portrait of eccentricity
234 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2009. R190
This book "defies a neat categorisation. The narrative follows a journey of discovery by author Pat Hopkins - discovery of himself, of the nature of eccentricity and the multiple identities of a unique South African conceptual artist, John Anthony Boerma." John Boerma is otherwise known as Johnny Golightly.

Author and journalist Pat Hopkins is also the author of "Voëlvry: the movement that rocked South Africa".
Horwitz (A.K.) ed. & Sekete (M.) photo. STEPPING UP, the stories of a new generation of South African leadership
289 pp., oblong 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R250
Thirty alumni of the Ford Foundation International Fellowship Programme tell their stories. Alumni include filmmaker Lichelle Barry and writer Andile Mngxitama.
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.
Human (K.) 'N LEWE MET BOEKE,
176 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2006. R150
Koos Human was born in 1931 in Witfield, Transvaal. This memoir tells of the founding of Human & Rousseau publishers, together with Leon Rousseau, in 1959, and of the many great Afrikaans authors they published, such as André P.Brink, Jan Rabie, Etienne Leroux, Antjie Krog, Uys Krige, Breyten Breytenbach, and many others.
Jackson (H.) ANOTHER FARM IN AFRICA,
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.
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. R270
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.
Jijana (T.) NOBODY'S BUSINESS, a taxi owner, a murder, and a secret, a memoir
180 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R195
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.

Jordan (Z.P.) ed. OLIVER TAMBO REMEMBERED,
463pp., illus., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2007. R250
A compilation of memories in celebration of what would be Oliver Tambo's 90th birthday. Contributions by Thabo Mbeki, Z.Pallo Jordan, Kader Asmal, Nelson Mandela, Ruth Mompati, Sam Njoma, Wally Serote, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Ronnie Kasrils, Reg September, and many others.
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.
Joubert (E.) A LION ON THE LANDING, memories of a South African youth
401pp., paperback, First English Language Edition, Hermanus, 2014. R230
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.) REISIGER,
488 pp., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2009. R300
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.
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".
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.
Kannemeyer (J.C.) JM COETZEE, a life in writing
710 pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2012. R325
The first biography of J.M.Coetzee, written with his co-operation. Translated from the Afrikaans by Michiel Heyns.

"This book is exactly what is needed in the first biography of Coetzee: it is thorough, factually reliable, informative and sensitive in its handling of difficult episodes. John Kannemeyer has placed Coetzee scholarship on a completely different footing." David Attwell

"This is a highly impressive undertaking, providing the reader with an immense amount of information hitherto not in the public domain and throwing light on the composition of all JM coetzee's writing." Derek Attridge

Also available in Afrikaans.

Afrikaans academic and literary critic JG Kannemeyer's extensive list of publications includes seven literary biographies. He died shortly after completing this biography of JM Coetzee.
Kapelus (I.) FROM THE BALTIC TO THE CAPE, the journey of three families
273 pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, No Place, 2013. R250
Ivan Kapelus traces the history of the Kapelus, Dorfman and Hotz families, from fourteenth century Lithuania to twentieth century South Africa.
Kaplan (E.) TIME, GENTLEMEN!,
315 pp., illus., paperback, Durban, 2011. R220
A self-published memoir by Evan Kaplan, in which he recalls his childhood in Colesburg in the Karoo, where his parents ran a hotel. He studied medicine and worked as a doctor at Groote Schuur. Even Kaplan is now retired.
Kapp (P.) NALATENSKAPPE SONDER EINDE, die verhaal van Jannie Marais en die Marais-broers
216pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, No Date. R290
A biography of Jannie Marais (1851-1915). In 1870, aged nineteen, Marais left the family farm, Coetzenberg, in Stellenbosch, with three of his brothers to seek his fortune on the diamond fields on at the confluence of the Vaal and Orange Rivers. After his brother, Christiaan, found a fortune of diamonds here the brothers moved to Kimberley to extend their business interests. They eventually became major shareholders in De Beers Consolidated Diamond Mines. On his return to Stellenbosch in 1891 Marais and one of his brothers bought the farm Coetzenburg from their mother. Jannie became a leading figure in the town and in 1910, when South Africa became a Union, he became the first representative of Stellenbosch to serve in the House of Assembly. A great philanthropist, Marais' legacy includes the founding of Stellenbosch University, Naspers and the Cape Town daily Die Burger.
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.) THE UNLIKELY SECRET AGENT,
183 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R180
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.
Katjavivi (J.) UNDISCIPLINED HEART,
300 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R170
A memoir by writer, publisher and book development activist Jane Katjavivi who moved from London to newly independent Namibia with her Namibian husband in 1990.
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.
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

Keim (M.) comp. & ed. UMAMA, recollections of South African mothers and grandmothers
176 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2009. R150
Forty South Africans celebrate their mothers and grandmothers.
Includes contributions from Mac Maharaj, Desmond Tutu, Sibongile Khumalo, Antjie Krog, Kader Asmal, André Brink, JM Coetzee, Richard Goldstone, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Miriam Makeba, Rian Malan, Nelson Mandela, Trevor Manuel, Zakes Mda, Albie Sachs, Helen Suzman and Pieter-Dirk Uys.

Marion Keim is associate professor at the University of the Western Cape, Advisory Boards member of Women for Peace Western Cape and an advocate of the High Court.
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.
Klaas (J.) MEMOIRS OF RELENTLESS PURSUIT,
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.
Kohl (L.), Meela (C.) & Kohl (R.) LIRA, making herstory, a decade of achievement
257pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, DVD, Cape Town, 2013. R195
Foreword by Hugh Masekela.

This book includes LIRA's own account of her music career, a biographical overview of her life by Clyde Meela, information on the LIRA brand by Robin Kohl, and a promotional DVD.

Multi-platinum selling Afro-Soul vocalist LIRA was born Lerato Molapo in the Daveytown township outside Johannesburg.
Kombuis (K.) SHORT DRIVE TO FREEDOM, a personal perspective on the Afrikaans rock rebellion
256 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2009. R190
The memoir of Koos Kombuis, musician and author, about his involvement in the Alternative Afrikaans Movement of the 1980s and the Voëlvry tour.

Koos Kombuis has also written an autobiography, "Seks, Drugs & Boeremusiek: die memoires van 'n volksverraaier" (2000) and several novels and short story collections, some under the name André LeToit.

Also available in Afrikaans.

Kombuis (K.) VER IN DIE WÊRELD, SUSHI!,
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".
Koorts (L.) DF MALAN, and the rise of Afrikaner nationalism
466 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R375
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.
Kotzé (D.J.) DAPPER KINDERS VAN SUID-AFRIKA,
223 pp., maps, illus., hardback, Reprint, Pretoria, (1962) 2010. R180
A collection of thirty-seven stories of brave children in the history of South Africa, including stories of the many children who participated in the Anglo-Boer War.

Dirk Kotzé was Professor of General History at the University of Stellenbosch from 1959 to 1985.
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.
Krog (A.) BEGGING TO BE BLACK,
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.

Kruse (S.) THE UBUNTU GIRL, umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu/ people are people through people
239 pp., maps, colour illus., paperback, (Cape Town), 2014. R390
In 2009 Sonja Kruse resigned from her job, gave away her car, and set off on a year-long journey around South Africa to prove that the spirit of uBuntu is alive. Along her unplanned route 150 families from 16 different cultures opened their homes to her.
Kuajeua (J.) TEARS OVER THE DESERTS, an autobiography
140 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, DVD, Reprint, Windhoek, (1994) 2009. R275
Namibian musician Jackson Kaujeua was born in 1953 in Keetmanshoop. In the 1960s his family were forced to move to an area designated for Hereros under the Odendaal Commission. In 1975 he went into exile in Botswana, Zambia, the UK, Angola and Sweden, contributing to the liberation struggle as one of SWAPOs leading musicians. He returned to Namibia in 1989. In 2004 he was awarded the NBC/Sanlam Music Lifetime Achievement Award.

Includes the 7 minute music DVD, "Kalahari".
la Guma (B.) & Klammer (M.) IN THE DARK WITH MY DRESS ON FIRE, my life in Cape Town, London, Havana and home again
214 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R165
The autobiography of Blanche La Guma, who worked as a nurse-midwife in poor communities in Cape Town and Athlone in the 1950s and 1960s while supporting her writer husband, Alex La Guma. She also operated as an underground activist.

"The ironic title of this book captures two important dimensions of Blanche La Guma: a woman of the people who served as district nurse among the poor of Cape Town during the 1950s and 1960s, she was also a liberation movement activist, subsequently driven into exile by relentless persecution. This is a biography that truly enriches the tapestry and South Africa's recent history." Z.Pallo Jordan

The editor of these memoirs, Martin Klammer, is Professor in the Africana Studies Department, Luther College, Iowa.
La Vita (M.) GESPREKKE MET MERKWAARDIGE MENSE,
252 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R208
A collection of journalist Murray La Vita's conversations with South African writers, artists, musicians, chefs, and activists, including Breyten Breytenbach, André Brink, Joan Hambidge, Antjie Krog, Ingrid Winterbach, Deon Meyer, Pieter Dirk-Uys, Abdullah Ibrahim, David Kramer, Desmond Tutu, Rhoda Kadalie, Helen Suzman and Frederick Van Zyl Slabbert.

These interviews were originally published in "Die Burger", an Afrikaans newspaper published in Cape Town.

Text in Afrikaans.
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.
Lawrence (J.) PAST IMPERFECT,
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.
Lazar (K.) HEMISPHERES, inside a stroke
85 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R145
A collection of essays on life after a stroke. Karen Lazar had a stroke in 2001, from which she has partially recovered. She lives in Johannesburg and is an English educator at the Wits School of Education.

"A filigree of finely-crafted pieces, 'Hemispheres' narrates the journey of recomposing life, joy and love from a body made alien through stroke. Wry, ironic, comic, joyous, desolate, celebratory, surreal, the mosaic of text reconfigures love from loss; each subtle fragment a tessera against time. A book of desolation and consolation. I will return to it often." Isabel Hofmeyr, Professor of African Literature, University of the Witwatersrand.

"A collection of rare/nuanced and tender insights, Lazar takes us into the gyre of re-orientation post-stroke, sharing what is lost and what is claimed when what you've always been and known changes. A book that pulses with quiet courage and celebrates it in others." Joanne Fedler, author of "Things Without a Name" amnd "When Hungry Eat".
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.
LeFanu (S.) S IS FOR SAMORA, a lexical biography of Samora Machel and the Mozambican dream
321 pp., paperback, First S.A.Edition, Pietermaritzburg, 2012. R225
First published in the UK in 2012.

An A to Z of Samora Machel, who led FRELIMO, the Mozambican Liberation Front. He became independent Mozambique's first President in 1974, and died eleven years later in a mysterious plane crash.

"This is an arresting and original 'biography' of Samora Machel. The Mozambican leader emerges as a complicated human being, combining an uncanny ability to relate to people with an implacable commitment to the construction of a new Mozambique. Mixing journalism, diary and academic research in an A to Z dictionary, LeFanu succeeds in offering one the most wide-ranging accounts of Machel available to date and a gripping insight into the personal and political mix which made him the outstandingly successful leader he undoubtedly was." Patrick Chabal, Professor of African History, King's College, London

"Sarah LeFanu first visited Mozambique as a solidarity worker soon after its 1975 independence. Now, so many years later, she has returned to the subject. In a very personal way, 'S is for Samora' combines what LeFanu sees today with the memory of what she experienced in the late seventies. Vivid and clear-eyed, it tells the exciting story of the 'Birth of a Nation' - a story that should be of interest to more than just those who have their own direct experience of Mozambique. Profoundly interesting and highly recommended." Henning Mankell, author and Maputo resident

Sarah LeFanu has been RLF Fellow at the University of Exeter and currently teaches at the University of Bristol's Department of Lifelong Learning.

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.
Lenta (M.) ed. PARADISE, THE CASTLE AND THE VINEYARD, Lady Anne Barnard's Cape diaries
311 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2006. R180
Lady Anne Barnard lived at the Cape from 1797 to 1802. For the first two years she was the official hostess of the colonial administration. This book is an abridged version of her diaries of the years 1799 and 1800 and is illustrated with her drawings, paintings and handwriting.

Introduction and annotations by Margaret Lenta, an emeritus professor and senior researcher at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She co-edited the two-volume, unabridged "The Cape Diaries of Lady Anne Barnard, 1799-1800", published in 1999 and still available @ R500, as well as "The Cape Journals of Lady Anne Barnard, 1797-1798", which is out of print.
Lentin (A.) JAN SMUTS, man of courage and vision
221 pp., map, illus., paperback, First S.A.Edition, Johannesburg, 2010. R160
A biography of Jan Smuts. Antony Lentin discusses Smuts' role in the birth and development of South Africa but his main focus is on his contribution on the world stage, especially at the Paris Peace Conference of 1918-19.

Professor Antony Lentin is a Senior Member of Wolfsohn College, Cambridge, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and a Barrister.
Leon (T.) ON THE CONTRARY, leading the opposition in a democratic South Africa
766 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2008. R250
From 1994 to 2007 Tony Leon (b.1956) led the Democratic Alliance and it's predecessor, the Democratic Party. For eight of those years, from 1999 to 2007, he was leader of the Official Opposition. After standing down he was awarded a Fellowship to the John F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He lives in Cape Town.

Also available in hardback @ R325.
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.
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
Lewin (H.) BANDIET OUT OF JAIL,
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 High 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 works as a freelance media trainer. 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 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. He works as a freelance media trainer.
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.
Limb (P.) NELSON MANDELA, a biography
144 pp., hardback, Westport, 2008. R282
Peter Limb is Africana bibliographer and associate professor (adjunct) of history at Michigan State University.
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.
Lipman (A.) ON THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN, colliding with apartheid and other authorities
220 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2009. R175
A memoir by retired South African architect, architectural critic and academic Alan Lipman. A professor emeritus in the School of Architecture at the University of Wales, he is also the author of "Architecture on My Mind: critical readings in design" (2003).

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.
Lovell (L.) FOR THE LOVE OF JUSTICE, the autobiography of Leo Lovell
182 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2009. R106
The memoirs of lawyer and politician Leo Lowell (1907-1976). A member of the Labour Party, he was elected as the Member of Parliament for Benoni in a 1949 by-election. He was an outspoken opponent of apartheid in Parliament until 1958, when he lost the election and returned to law. In 1961 he opened a law office in Mbabane in Swaziland, and went on to become Swaziland's first Minister of Finance from 1967 to 1972.

Preface and postscript by Leo Lovell's daughter, Barbara Brown.
Lubowski (G.) ON SOLID GROUND, one women's search for identity and the truth
283 pp., illus., paperback, (Cape Town), 2011. OUT OF PRINT
Gabrielle Lubowski's account of her marriage to Namibian advocate and SWAPO member Anton Lubowski, the family's fight for justice after his death, and her Christian faith. Anton Lubowski was assassinated by operatives of South Africa's Civil Cooperation Bureau (CCB) in 1989. No-one has ever been prosecuted for his murder.

Foreword by Tony Weaver.
Prologue by John Carlin.
Lucey (R.) BACK IN FROM THE ANGER,
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. R335
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.
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. R100
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".
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.
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. R260
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.
Maharaj (Z.) DANCING TO A DIFFERENT RHYTHM, a memoir
201 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2006. R140
Zarina Maharaj, the wife of Mac Maharaj, former Minister of Transport, tells of her life in exile while her husband was on Robben Island.
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.
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 (Z.) WHEN HOPE WHISPERS,
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.
Manganyi (N.C.) APARTHEID AND THE MAKING OF A BLACK PSYCHOLOGIST, a memoir
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. R250
"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.
Manjoo (S.) CLASSROOMS IN THE SHADE,
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.
Manong (S.) IF WE MUST DIE, an autobiography of a former commander of uMkhonto we Siswe
331pp., illus., paperback, (Cape Town), 2015. R275
Stanley Manong left South Africa illegally after the 1976 student uprisings, joined the military wing of the ANC, uMkhonto we Sizwe, and played an active part in organising underground activities. Later he went on to study civil engineering in Hungary. After his return to South Africa in 1993, he established his own engineering company in Cape Town.
Marais (J.) TIME BOMB, a policeman's true story
185 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R180
Johan Marais was sixteen years old when he joined the South African Police Force. He was transferred to Koevoet, took part in the Border Wars and in the 1980s worked in the townships of the East Rand as a member of the Riot Unit. He writes about how daily exposure to extreme violence destroyed his life.
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.
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".
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, Johannesburg, 2012. R195
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.

"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.
Mathiane (N.) EYES IN THE NIGHT, an untold Zulu story
265pp., maps, paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R280
Journalist Nomavenda Mathiane reconstructs her grandmother's life. Nombhosho Makhoba was the daughter of one of King Cetshwayo's generals and survived the Anglo-Zulu War.

"From an old photograph, the gripping story of a remarkable woman and her times unfolds." Njabulo Ndebele, author of "Fools, and other stories" and "Rediscovery of the Ordinary"

"An expression of radical love and the battle, nay, triumph of memory and commitment to storytelling over mere celebration. Part ode to the undying spirit of grandma oka Makhoba, and part travelogue to a romantic Zuluness that's gone forever" Bongani Madondo, author of "Hot Type" and "Sigh, the Beloved Country"

Nomavenda Mathiane is the author of "Beyond the Headlines" and "South Africa: diary of troubled times".
Mattera (D.) MEMORY IS THE WEAPON,
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.
Matthews (C.) WALKING ON AIR,
149 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2006. R80
The story of ANC activist John Edward Matthews written by his oldest daughter, Colleen Matthews.

Foreword by Hugh Lewin. Prologue by Jeremy Cronin, whose poem about Matthews provides the title for this book.

John Matthews was a member of the South African Communist Party. In 1964 he was charged under the Suppression of Communism Act and was in prison for fifteen years in Pretoria.
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. R160
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.
McCrae (D.) UNDER OUR SKIN, a white family's journey through South Africa's darkest years
418 pp., illus., paperback, London, 2012. R220
Donald McCrae's memoir about a family divided by apartheid. Don grew up in an ordinary middle-class white family oblivious to the injustices of apartheid. When he declared himself a conscientious objector he and his father had a furious row and went their separate ways. He emigrated to London and only later discovered that his father - as chief executive of Eskom, South Africa's main electricity company - had embarked on a programme to electrify the black townships.

Writer and journalist Donald McCrae is also the author of "In Black & White" (2002) and "Every Second Counts" (2006).
McGregor (L.) KHABZELA, the life and times of a South African
240 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2005. R165
Foreword by Zackie Achmat.

A biography of Fana Khaba a.k.a. Khabzela. Born and raised in dire poverty in Soweto he managed to realise his dream of becoming a DJ, only to fall ill with AIDS. He died in 2004, aged 35.
McGregor (L.) & Nuttall (S.) eds. AT RISK, writing on and over the edge of South Africa
246 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2007. R130
A collection of non-fiction pieces by academics and journalists including Deborah Posel, Fred Khumalo, Sarah Nuttall, Liz McGregor, Achille Mbembe, Jonny Steinberg and Njabulo Ndebele.
McGregor (L.) & Nuttall (S.) eds. LOAD SHEDDING, writing on and over the edge of South Africa
250 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2009. R140
A collection of non-fiction pieces by authors, academics and journalists, including Imraan Coovadia, Deborah Posel, Achille Mbembe, Jonathan Hyslop, Jacob Dlamini, Pamila Gupta, Kgomotso Matsunyane, and Makhosazana Xaba. This book is a successor to the collection, "At Risk, writing on and over the edge of South Africa", published in 2007.

Journalist Liz McGregor is the author of "Khabzela: the life and times of a South African" and co-author, with Sarah Nuttall, of "At Risk".
Sarah Nuttall is a senior researcher ar WISER. She is the author of "Entanglement" and co-editor, with Liz McGregor, of "At Risk", with Achille Mbembe, of "Johannesburg", and with C. Coetzee of "Negotiating the Past".
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.
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, author of "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.) FISCHER'S CHOICE, the life of Bram Fischer
164pp., illus., paperback, Revised Edition, Johannesburg, (2002) 2016. R200
A revised edition of Martin Meredith's biography of Bram Fischer (1908-1975), South African Communist Party member who led the defence team at the Rivonia Trial. In 1966 he was convicted on counts of violating the Suppression of Communism Act and conspiracy to commit sabotage and sentenced to life imprisonment.

Journalist, biographer and historian Martin Meredith has written extensively on Africa. His other books include "Diamonds, Gold and War", "The State of Africa", "Mugabe" and "Mandela: a biography".
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.) 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.
Mokae (S) THE STORY OF SOL PLAATJE,
90 pp., illus., paperback, Kimberley, 2010. R195
A biography of Sol Plaatje.

Foreword by Kgalema Motlanthe.

"Sabata-mpho Mokae's expert sifting of the records, published and unpublished, reliably and wonderfully brings the entire saga to light in a form both manageable and enthralling." Stephen Gray

Journalist and poet Sabata-mpho Mokae works for the Diamond Fields Advertiser in Kimberely and is a research associate at the Sol Plaatje Museum.
Mokoena (H.) MAGEMA FUZE, the making of a "kholwa" intellectual
338 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2011. R260
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. R260
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. R195
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.

Momberg (J.) FROM MALAN TO MBEKI, the memoirs of an Afrikaner with a conscience
235 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R190
Jannie Momberg (1938-2011), a member of the National Party from 1957, joined the Independent Party and was a founding member of the Democratic Party, becoming a Member of Parliament. In 1991 he joined the African National Congress and served as House Whip and Chairperson of the Programming Committee. In 2001 he was appointed Ambassador to Greece. He was also President of the South African Athletics Association and manager of the runner, Zola Budd. He retired in 2007.
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 (F.A.) PROPHET WITHOUT HONOUR, F.S.Malan: Afrikaner, South African and Cape liberal
184 pp., illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2011. R180
A portrait of Afrikaner newspaper editor and politician, Francois Stephanus Malan (1871-1941). Mouton focuses on Malan's liberalism, religious beliefs, Afrikaner nationalism and anti-capitalist views.

F.S.Malan was editor of "Ons Land", the Cape's leading Dutch language newspaper, from 1895 to 1908. Strongly opposed to Cecil Rhodes, the Progressive Party and Lord Milner, he was sentenced to a year's imprisonment during the Boer War. In 1900 he was elected to the Cape Assembly for the Afrikaner Bond, of which he later became leader. In 1908 he served in John X.Merriman's government and in 1910 he was elected to the Union Parliament for the South African Party and joined Louis Botha's government. He remained in government under Jan Smuts until that government fell in 1924. In 1927 he was elected to the Senate and became its Speaker in 1940, a position he held until his death.

F.A.Mouton is Professor of History at the University of South Africa.
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. R270
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).
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".
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.
Mukwahepo & Namhila (E.) MUKWAHEPO, woman, soldier, mother
138pp., map, paperback, Windhoek, 2013. R220
In 1963 Mukwahepo and her fiancé left Namibia to go into exile. They made their way to Tanzania, where she became the first woman to undergo military training with SWAPO. For years she was the only woman in SWAPO's Kongwa camp. Later she was given the task of taking care of children in SWAPO camps in Zambia and Angola. After independence she returned to Namibia with five children. When these children were claimed by their parents Mukwahepo was left alone and, unable to find employment, survived on handouts until the government introduced a pension for veterans. Ellen Namhila records Mukwahepo's story, based on a series of five interviews she conducted with Mukwahepo over a period of fifteen years.

"Mukwahepo's story is a fascinating one that fills a gap not only in the history of the liberation struggle but also the very neglected history of how liberation movements dealt with the transition to the post-liberation period" Elinor Sisulu

Ellen Namhila is University Librarian at the University of Namibia.
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".
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
Ndlovu (S.) & Strydom (M.) eds. THE THABO MBEKI I KNOW,
540pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R299
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

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.
Ngcaba (C.M.) MAY I HAVE THIS DANCE,
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
136 pp., illus., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (1998) 2006. R65
Nonvuyo Ngcelwane describes the general social life in District Six, where she grew up. Her family were forcibly removed to Nyanga West in 1968. 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. R200
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".
Ngenelwa (T.) THE DAY I DIED,
127 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2007. R95
In October 2003 Thembelani Ngenelwa was shot five times from close range by gangsters, but managed to survive.
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. R285
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
Noakes (T.) & Vlismas (M.) CHALLENGING BELIEFS, memoirs of a career
392 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Second Edition, Cape Town, 2011 (2012). R220
Medical doctor Tim Noakes is the Discovery Health Professor of Exercise and Sports Science at the University of Cape Town and author of the book, "Lore of Running". He is the co-founder of the Sports Science Institute of South Africa, together with Morné du Plessis. In 2008 he was awarded the Order of Mapungubwe by the president of South Africa for his "excellent contribution to the field of sport and the science of exercise".
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.


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.
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.
O'Malley (P.) SHADES OF DIFFERENCE, Mac Maharaj and the struggle for South Africa
648 pp., hardback, d.w., Reprint, New York, 2007 (2008). R160
Foreword by Nelson Mandela.

A South African of Indian descent, Mac Maharaj was a member of the South African Communist Party and the African National Congress for nearly forty years. He spent twelve years on Robben Island with Nelson Mandela and was Minister of Transport in Mandela's government before retiring in 1999.

Padraig O'Malley draws on extensive interviews with Maharaj over the last eleven years, as well as previously unavailable documentation, to tell Maharaj's story.

O'Malley is the John Joseph Moakley Professor for International Peace and Reconciliation at the McCormack Graduate School of Studies, University of Massachusetts, and a visiting professor of political studies at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town. He edited the books "Uneven Paths: advancing democracy in Southern Africa" and "Southern Africa: the people's voices".
O'Neill (P.C.) A CHIMPANZEE IN THE WINE CELLAR,
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.
Otter (S.) KHAYELITSHA, uMlungu in a township
294 pp., map, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2007. R180
Journalist Steven Otter's lived in Khayeltisha, a black township outside of Cape Town, in 2002 and 2005.
He now lives 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.
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. R170
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
Paolillo (K.) A HIPPO LOVE STORY,
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,
1029 pp., illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2010. R408
A biography of politician, diplomat and negotiator Pik Botha, National Party Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1977 to 1994. He retired in 1996 and joined the African National Congress in 2000.

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.
Pauw (J.) RAT ROADS, one man's incredible journey
299 pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R210
South African journalist and documentary filmmaker Jacques Pauw chronicles the journey of Kennedy Gihana, a young Tutsi man who joined the Rwandan Patriotic Army, the army that fought against the Hutu extremists in Rwanda, but also committed atrocities. War-weary and longing for an education, he left Rwanda in 1998 and walked 5 680 kilometres from Kigali to Johannesburg. He found work as a security guard and saved up enough money to enrol for a law degree at the University of Pretoria. He received a master's degree in international law in 2011.

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

Jacques Pauw is also the author of "In the Heart of the Whore, the story of apartheid's death squads", "Into the Heart of Darkness: confessions of apartheid's assassins", "Dances with Devils: a journalist's search for truth" and the novel, "Little Ice Cream Boy". He has been awarded the CNN African Journalist of the Year Award, the Award for Outstanding International Investigative Reporting, the Young African Leadership Award and the Nat Nakasa award for bravery and integrity in journalism.
Phalime (M.) POSTMORTEM, the doctor who walked away
208 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R210
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
Pick (W.) THE SLAVE HAS OVERCOME,
292 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2007. R185
The autobiography of William Pick, who grew up in Elsies River, a coloured suburb of Cape Town. He is Professor Emeritus and former Head of the School of Public Health at the University of the Witwatersrand. William Pick holds honorary professorships at the universities of Cape Town and the Western Cape and was a Fellow in International Health at Harvard University, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine. He was also Temporary Advisor to the World Health Organisation, and is a member of the Academy of Science of South Africa.
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 book...is 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.
Pienaar (A.) THE GRIQUA'S APPRENTICE, ancient healing arts of the Karoo
143 pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2009. OUT OF PRINT
Translated from the Afrikaans by Catherine Knox.

In 2000 Afrikaans singer and actress Antoinette Pienaar met Oom Johannes Willemse and became his apprentice to learn from him about the healing power of Karoo herbs. Includes an index of herbs and their uses.
Profusely illustrated, with photographs of the Karoo landscape and indigenous herbs.

Also available in Afrikaans as "Kruitjie Roer My".
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
Pincott (S.) THE ELEPHANTS AND I, pursuing a dream in troubled Zimbabwe
280 pp., map, colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2009. R195
In 2001 Sharon Pincott moved from Australia to South Africa to live and work among elephants on land bordering Hwange National Park.

"Sharon Pincott has written a brave and passionate book about her work in Zimbabwe trying to protect the special herd called the 'Presidential Elephants'. Against all odds and her own safety she has stayed in this troubled country for over eight years trying to deal with poaching, land grabbing, unethical hunters and personal harassment. Sharon vividly portrays both the tragedies and the joys of her mission. Her writing about individual elephants and their behaviour is fascinating." Cynthia Moss, world-renowned elephant expert

"A moving account of Africa's power to attract, inspire, and change the course of one's life, giving it a new meaning. Sharon's story is of courage, adventure, love and commitment to the elephant of Zimbabwe." Kuki Gallmann

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. R260
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".
Polela (M.) MY FATHER, MY MONSTER,
256 pp., paperback, Johanneburg, 2011. R180
An autobiography by police spokesperson and former TV journalist McIntosh Polela, in which he tells of his mother's murder, abandonment by his father, and a childhood filled with brutal abuse.
Poplak (R.) JA, NO, MAN, a memoir of pop culture, girls, suburbia...and Apartheid
225 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2007. R160
Writer Richard Poplak was born in Johannesburg in 1973 and emigrated to Canada with his family in 1989, where he now lives. This is his first book.
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.
Pule (L.) ALONE, growing up in Alexandra
86 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R160
A memoir by Lebo Pule, in which she writes about growing up in Alexandra township and her experiences as a young entrepreneur.

Lebo Pule is the founder and CEO of Lebo Pule Business Networks, an agency that specialises in sales consulting, as well as "Lead Generation" training, team building, facilitation and strategic planning. She is also a coach and facilitator for ENABLIS Entrepreneurial Network South Africa.
Raath (A.W.G.) NIKLAAS VAN RENSBURG - DIE SIENER,
431 pp., 4to., illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2011. R357
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.
Rall (M.) PEACEABLE WARRIOR, the life and times of Sol T Plaatje
314 pp., illus., hardback, d.w., Kimberley, 2003. R355
A biography of journalist, interpreter, author and politician Sol Plaatje (1876-1932), author of "Boer War Diary", "Native Life in South Africa" and "Mhudi".
Ramphele (M.) A PASSION FOR FREEDOM,
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.
Raphaely (J.) JANE RAPHAELY, unedited
352 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R180
A memoir by Jane Raphaely, doyenne of magazine publishing in South Africa.

"They don't come cooler, tougher, shrewder or feistier than JR. 'Jane Raphaely unedited' is a tour de force of a memoir, bit it's more than that: it's a history of pioneeering women's journalism over the last 50 years in one of the toughest countries in the world. It's no small thing to have played a significant part in that history - but to have done it with style, chicken soup, babies and courage takes extraordinary resources and JR had them all in spades. This is a wonderful, courageous and heart-warming book." Jenny Crwys-Williams

Jane Raphaely was born in 1937 in Birmingham, UK. She moved to Cape Town in 1960. She founded Fairlady, Cosmopolitan and Femina magazines. She is currenly CEO of Associated Magazines.
Rautenbach (E.) THE UNEXPLODED BOER,
240 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R190
In 1975 Erich Rautenbach was arrested for selling marijuana. In this memoir he recounts his experiences at the hands of drug squad policemen in Johannesburg and his time at Sterkfontein Sanatorium, where he was sent for observation.

Erich Rautenbach was born in Namibia and grew up in Cape Town. He currently lives near Vancouver, Canada.
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.) 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
Renwick (R.) HELEN SUZMAN, Bright Star in a Dark Chamber
148 pp., illus., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2014. R220
The biography of liberal South African politician Helen Suzman (1917-2009). Helen Suzman was elected to the House of Assembly in 1953 and spent a total of thirty six years in Parliament. For thirteen of those years, from 1961 to 1974, she was the sole Progressive MP in Parliament, and for six years she was the only woman. She consistently challenged apartheid legislation and the security laws introduced by the government. Twice nominated for the Nobel Prize, she was made honorary Dame Commander (Civil Division) of the Order of the British Empire in 1989.

Robin Renwick was British ambassador to South Africa during the period leading up to the release of Nelson Mandela, from 1987-1991. On the proposal of Helen Suzman he was awarded an honorary degree by the University of the Witwatersrand for services to the struggle against apartheid. He is now a member of the House of Lords.
Richings (G.) THE LIFE AND WORK OF CHARLES MICHELL,
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.
Rive (R.) WRITING BLACK,
298 pp., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (1981) 2013. R240
A reprint of Richard Rive's literary autobiography.

"...one 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.) PRIVATE EXCAVATIONS, exploring the roots of dogma
204 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R175
David Robbins travels in Germany, Sweden and Norway seeking to understand the Pietist-inspired convictions that brought his Scandinavian ancestors as missionaries to the Zulu people in the 19th century. He also reflects more generally on the historical links between one-truth beliefs and totalitarianism and how this was reflected in the violence that erupted in KwaZulu-Natal in the late 1980s.

David Robbins' other books include the novels "Wasteland", "Inside the Last Outpost" and "Aspects of Africa", and the travel trilogy "The 29th Parallel", "Driving South" and "After the Dance".
Roberts (R.S.) NO COLD KITCHEN, a biography of Nadine Gordimer
733 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2005. R220
This biography, drawing upon "unpresedented access to Gordimer and her documents", charts the Nobel Laureate's life and times and discusses her work in depth.

Nadine Gordimer attempted to stop publiscation of this book.

Ronald Suresh Roberts was born in London, grew up in Trinidad, graduated from Balliol College Oxford and Harvard Law School, worked in New York and came to Johannesburg in 1994 as coordinator of an international election monitoring delegation. He is co-author of "Reconciliation Through Truth: a reckoning of apartheid's criminal governance" (1997).
Robins (S.) LETTERS OF STONE,
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.
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
Romain (T.) BLIND DATE AT A FUNERAL, memories of growing up in South Africa
139pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R200
Recollections about growing up in South Africa in the 1970s, based on real events.

Author, illustrator and TV personality Trevor Romain was born in Johannesburg and currently lives in the USA. He is the author of several children's books as well as "Random Kak I Remember About Growing Up in South Africa" and "Random Kak 2: living, loving, learning and laughing in South Africa".
Rorke (F.) THE CALL, a true story of love and courage
368 pp., map, illus., paperback, Revised Edition, Morija, (2011) 2012. R198
Fleur Rorke's grandparents, Nelly and Louis Germond, worked for forty years at the mission stations of Siloe and Thabana-Morena in Lesotho, serving the Paris Evangelical Missionary Society. This historical novel is based on events related in a diary kept by Nelly and covers the years between 1886 and 1906.

"I must say I thoroughly enjoyed 'The Call' by Fleur Rorke. It was, in fact, quite nostalgic for me, reminding me of the names and places I was so familiar with during the 1990s while researching and writing 'Murder at Morija'. One of the things the book accomplishes so well is to humanise the missionaries." Tim Couzens
Rose-Innes (H.)comp. NICE TIMES!, a book of South African pleasures and delights
320 pp., hardback, Cape Town, 2006. R185
A collection of writings by South African writers past and present on South African pleasures.

"Pieces were chosen not for their ability to represent a category of experience, but for their zing, their joie de vivre, their humour, and mostly their ability to move me or show me a new facet of the world." Henrietta Rose-Innes, from her preface

Includes writing by C.Louis Leipold, Herman Charles Bosman, Marthinus Versveld, Can Themba, Darryl Accone, Rayda Jacobs, Sol Plaatje, Denis Hirson, Kagiso Lesego Molope, Brett Bailey, Fred Khumalo, Lionel Abrahams, Ivan Vladislaviç, and Zoë Wicomb.
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).
Rowan (Z.) NONNIE DE LA REY, pioneer van die Wes-Transvaal, 1856-1923
197pp., illus., paperback, Pretoria, (2016). R270
Biography of Jacoba Elizabeth de la Rey (born Greeff), wife of the Boer general Koos de la Rey.

Includes a CD-Rom with genealogy, a map of farms in the Lichtenburg district, and a conversation between the publisher and the author.
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.
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.
Sampson (A.) THE ANATOMIST, the autobiography of Anthony Sampson
283 pp., illus., hardback, d.w., First S.A.Edition, Johannesburg, 2008. OUT OF PRINT
Journalist and author Anthony Sampson was born in England in 1926. He came to South Africa in 1951 to edit Drum magazine and later joined the Observer in London. He returned to South Africa many times, attending the Rivonia trial. Later, Nelson Mandela asked him to write his biography, published as "Mandela" in 1999. Sampson died in 2004 and this autobiography was completed by his wife, Sally.
Sanders (M.) LEARNING ZULU, a secret history of language in South Africa
198pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2016. R350
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.) 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.
Saul (J.S.) REVOLUTIONARY TRAVELLER, freeze-frames from a life
436 pp., paperback, Winnipeg & Johannesburg, 2009. R250
A memoir by John Saul in which he links together a series of his own occasional papers written over the years to trace his career as an anti-apartheid activist and liberation support movement activist in both Canada and southern Africa. He also recounts the history of the various struggles in which he has been involved.

John Saul's other books include "Recolonization and Resistance: southern Africa in the 1990s", "Namibia's Liberation Struggle: the two-edged sword", "The Next Liberation Struggle: capitalism, socialism and democracy in southern Africa", and "Decolonization and Empire: contesting the rhetoric and reality of resubordination in southern Africa and beyond".
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.) DIE LAASTE AFRIKAANSE BOEK, autobiografiese aantekeninge
679 pp., illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2002. R300
Autobiographical writings by novelist and historian Karel Schoeman. This book grew from autobiographical notes and sporadic diary entries he started making after he retired to Trompsburg, the town in the Free State where he was born. He claimed this would probably be his last book.

In Afrikaans.

Karel Schoeman is a research fellow in the Department of History and the Department of Afrikaans and Dutch, German and French at the University of the Free State. He is the author of many works of fiction and non-fiction, both in English and Afrikaans.
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.
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.
Shaw (G.) BELIEVE IN MIRACLES, South Africa from Malan to Mandela - and the Mbeki era, a reporter's story
148 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2007. OUT OF PRINT
Journalist Gerald Shaw's memoir covers over 50 years of South African history, from the first apartheid government until the birth of democracy in 1994.

Gerald Shaw has been writing for South African newspapers since 1954 and worked for 30 years on the Cape Times. He is currently a freelance journalist and researcher.
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.
Sheldrick (D.) AN AFRICAN LOVE STORY, love, life and elephants
334 pp., map, b/w & colour illus., paperback, London, 2012. R195
A memoir by conservationist Dame Daphne Sheldrick. Born in Kenya in 1934, from 1955 to 1976 she was co-warden with her late husband, David, of Tsavo National Park. During this time she raised and rehabilitated back into the wild orphans of many different species and perfected the milk formula and necessary husbandry for infant milk dependent elephant and rhinos. Since David's death in 1977 she has continued her work in the Nairobi National Park. She was decorated by the Queen in 1989 with a MBE, elevated to UNEP's Global 500 Roll of Honour in 1992. In 2001 the Kenyan government decorated her with a Moran of the Burning Spear and in 2002 she received BBC's Lifetime Achievement Award. She was knighted by the Queen in 2006.
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.
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. R295
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.
Slingsby (P.) & Johns (A.) T.P.STOKOE, the man, the myths, the flowers
151 pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2009. R318
A biography of Thomas Pearson Stokoe, the mountain climber and botanical explorer who discovered 150 plants in the Cape Floristic Kingdom previously unknown to science. Thirty Cape flowers and the colophone beetle are named after him.

T.P.Stokoe was born in Yorkshire, England, in 1868. He emigrated to Cape Town in 1911 where he lived until his death in 1959.

Foreword by John Rourke, President of the Botanical Society.
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.

Smith (G.) A CAPTAIN'S DIARY 2007 - 2009,
243 pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2009. OUT OF PRINT
Captain Graeme Smith's diary, beginning with the South African cricket team's arrival in Pakistan in October 2007 until Australia's departure from South Africa in April 2009.
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 (R.) SWIMMING WITH COBRAS,
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.) 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"
Soni (R.) LOOKING FOR LAKSHMI,
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.
Stainbank (M.) WE LOOK AT WHITE PEOPLE AND WE THINK OH! MY GOD!, the true story of two racist white men and The Apartheid Museum
150 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R300
The story of the court battle between Mike Stainbank and Akani Egoli (Pty) Ltd, the consortium that owns Gold Reef City Casino, over the legal rights to South Africa's Apartheid Museum.

The name The Apartheid Museum was registered as a trademark by Mike Stainbank in 1990. In 1995 Akani eGoli made a successful bid to build a casino in Gold Reef City. Their plans included a complex called Freedom Park. When they changed the name to The Apartheid Museum at Freedom Park Mike Stainbank took legal action, but lost the case. He insists the verdict was a betrayal, even criminal, and maintains an alternative Apartheid Museum website.
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, First S.A.Edition, Johannesburg, 2014. R230
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 (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.
Stilwell (M.) THINKING UP A HURRICANE,
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
Stofberg (T.) STORIES FROM THE TOUCHLINE,
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.
Strasburg (T.) FRACTURED LIVES,
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".
Streek (F.) 5: 3: 1, ratio of racism
148 pp., paperback, Durban, 2011. R195
An "imaginary autobiography" of Jacko Swartz, a Coloured man from District Six who joined the Cape Corps during World War II. Frank Streek, who served in the 1st Royal Natal Carbineers, met Jacko Swartz while fighting against German and Italian forces in North Africa. Although after the war Streek tried to trace Swartz he never saw him again and in 2006 discovered he had recently died. Streek then embarked on this book, imagining the life Swartz might have lived before, during and after the war.
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 (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.
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.
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. R250
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.
Terre'Blanche (E.) & van der Merwe (A.) EUGENE TERRE'BLANCHE, my storie
296 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R220
An autobiography by Eugène Terre'Blanche, leader of the Afrikaanse Weerstands Beweging (AWB), told to Amos van der Merwe. Eugene Terre'Blanche was murdered in April 2010.

Text in Afrikaans.
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."
Thomas (C.) TANGLING THE LION'S TALE, Donald Card, from apartheid cop to crusader for justice
276 pp., illus., hardback, d.w., East London, 2007. OUT OF PRINT
The story of Donald Card, a former police officer and a security policeman who, after meeting Steve Biko, came to a new understanding of South African politics and committed himself to the struggle for democracy.
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.
Till (C.) & Potenza (E.) curators MANDELA, character, comrade, leader, prisoner, negotiator, statesman
125 pp., oblong 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johanneburg, (2010). R150
Catalogue of the exhibition on the life and times of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, produced as part of his 90th birthday celebrations at the Apartheid Museum in 2008. In 2009 this exhibition was installed as the permanent exhibition at the Nelson Mandela Museum in Mthatha. It explores Nelson Mandela's life through six themes - character, comrade, leader, prisoner, negotiator and statesman. In each theme the narrative is presented through images and text supported by films, photographs and displays of original artifacts.
Tlhabi (R.) ENDINGS & BEGINNINGS, a story of healing
288 pp., paperback, Jacana, 2012. R225
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.
Tobias (E.) PURE GOLD,
144pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R190
Autobiography by Springbok rugby player Errol Tobias. In 1980 Errol Tobias was selected for the Springbok rugby team, becoming the first black Springbok, at a time when South Africa was isolated from international sport. He writes about the South American tour, the 1981 New Zealand tour, and the 1984 tests against England and the South American Jaguars. He also offers his opinion on the current quota system.
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.
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.
Tsholoba (M.E.) IN AND OUT OF ROBBEN ISLAND PRISON,
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.
Tsvangirai (M.) & Bango (T.W.) MORGAN TSVANGIRAI, at the deep end
563 pp., map, colour illus., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2011. R280
The autobiography of Morgan Tsvangirai, founding member and leader of Zimbabwe's main opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC).

Written in collaboration with his spokesperson, journalist and editor T William Bango.
Turok (B.) WITH MY HEAD ABOVE THE PARAPET, an insider account of the ANC in power
219 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R225
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
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".
van Blommestein (J.) IN THOSE DAYS, a memoir of a Cape childhood in the 1920s and 1930s
87 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R235
Joan van Blommestein shares memories from the first ten years of her life. Her family lived in Ronderbosch, Cape Town.
van den Dool (Y.) FROM KITCHEN TO COCKPIT,
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. R375
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 Ross (D.) A BLOW TO THE HOOP, the story of my life and times
236 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R165
The autobiography of Richard van der Ross, Rector of the University of the Western Cape from 1975 to 1986. After a term as Member of the Western Cape Legislature he served as South Africa's Ambassador to Spain and Andorra.

Foreword by Helen Zille.
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 FOX AND THE FLIES, the world of Joseph Silver, racketeer and psychopath
646 pp., maps, illus., paperback, paperback, Reprint, London, (2007) 2008. OUT OF PRINT
The biography of psychopath, gangster, brothel-owner, pimp and trafficker in women Joseph Silver, born Joseph Lis in Poland in 1868. During his research van Onselencame to the conclusion that Joseph Silver was Jack the Ripper.

Biographer Charles van Onselen's earlier works on the social history of southern Africa won him the American African Studies Association's Herskovits Prize and the Institute of Commonwealth Studies' Trevor Reese Memorial Prize. He won the Sunday Times Alan Paton Award for non-fiction for "The Seed is Mine, the life of Kas Maine, a South African sharecropper, 1894-1985", published in 1996. He is also the author of "New Babylon, New Nineveh, everyday life on the Witwatersrand, 1886-1914, published in 1982.











































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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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.) DAAR'S 'N HOENDER WAT 'N EIER NOE KAN LE, 'n memoir
291 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R195
Originally published in 2010 in English as "Eggs to Lay, Chickens to Hatch, a memoir".

Translated into Afrikaans by Kirby van der Merwe.

Chris van Wyk is also the author of "Shirley, Goodness & Mercy, a childhood memoir" (2004 and "It is Time to Go Home", a collection of poems for which he was awarded the 1979 Olive Schreiner Prize.
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. R110
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
Varty (D.) & Buchanan (M.) THE FULL CIRCLE, to Londolozi and back again - a family's journey
223 pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2008. OUT OF PRINT
The story of how conservation pioneer Dave Varty turned his family's bush camp on the border of the Kruger National Park into the famous Londolozi Private Game Reserve, as told to Molly Buchanan.
Vassen (R.D.) ed. LETTERS FROM ROBBEN ISLAND, a selection of Ahmed Kathrada's prison correspondence, 1964-1989
300 pp., illus., paperback, Second Edition, Cape Town, (1999) 2000. OUT OF PRINT
Foreword by Nelson Mandela. Introduction by Walter Sisulu.

Ahmed Kathrada spent 26 years on Robben Island, having been sentenced to life imprisonment in the Rivonia Trial. This book is a collection of 103 of the more than 900 letters he wrote from the Island.
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
Venter (A.J.) AFRICAN STORIES,
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. R200
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.
Vigne (R.) THOMAS PRINGLE, South African, pioneer, poet and abolitionist
270 pp., map, illus., paperback, First S.A.Edition, Cape Town, 2012. R335
A biography of Scottish writer, poet and abolitionist Thomas Pringle (1789-1834). Pringle led a party of settlers to the Cape Colony in 1820, ran a school, launched a literary journal, co-edited the Cape's first independent newspaper, and later formed a group to fight for democratic rights for the settlers and the indigenous people. On his return to Britain he became Secretary of the Anti-Slavery Society, and on 15 June 1834 announced the implementation of abolition.

Randolph Vigne, active in South African Liberal Party politics, went into exile in 1964 and worked in London as a publisher and, latterly, as an author and editor.
Viljoen (S.) RICHARD RIVE, a partial biography
258 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R290
"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. R220
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.
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.
Watson (S.) A WRITER'S DIARY,
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. R320
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.
Wessels (H.) PK VAN DER BYL, African statesman
240 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R265
Foreword by Ron Reid-Daly.

A biography of Pieter Kenyon van der Byl (1923-1999), one of the leading agitators for the Unilateral Declaration of Independence for Rhodesia. Born in Cape Town he moved to Rhodesia in 1950 to manage family tobacco farming interests. A member of Ian's Smith's Rhodesian Front, he served as Foreign Minister of Rhodesia and as Minister of Defense.



White (J.) & Ray (C.) IN BLACK AND WHITE, the Jake White story
342 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2007. R190
The autobiography of controversial Jake White, Springbok rugby coach from 2004. The team he coached won World Cup in 2007.
Wicomb (R.) & van der Merwe (A.) KLEUR, my lewe, my lied
173pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, CD, Cape Town, 2015. R255
An autobiography by well-known Afrikaans musician Randall Wicomb (b. 1949).

Foreword by Adam Small.

Includes a CD featuring six of Wicomb's songs.
Wieder (A.) RUTH FIRST AND JOE SLOVO IN THE WAR AGAINST APARTHEID,
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.
Wildschut (G.) CHILDREN OF THE HARTS AND TYNE,
298 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, (Kimberley), 2011. R230
Gladys Wildschut's family history.
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.) 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.
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.
Woods (K.J.) THE KEVIN WOODS STORY, in the shadow of Mugabe's gallows
304 pp. map, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2007. R265
Zimbabwean Kevin Woods was a high-ranking agent in Robert Mugabe's intelligence agency while working for the apartheid government. He assisted in a South African Defence Force attack on ANC facilities in Harare in 1986. He also planned the 1988 bombing of a Bulawayo ANC facility, for which he was arrested, charged and sentenced to death for murder and sabotage. He spent 18 years in prison, five of them in solitary confinement on death row, before being pardoned by Mugabe and released in 2006.
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. R285
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.
Yach (T.) IN MY ELEMENT,
164 pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2012. R275
Theodore Yach is a South African ultra swimmer. He crossed the English Channel in 1996 and has swum from Robben Island to Cape Town sixty two times.
Zille (H.) NOT WITHOUT A FIGHT, the autobiography
529pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2016. R380
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.
Zwolsman (M.) LOVE LOSS LIFE,
192 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R195
A memoir by South African journalist Monica Nicolson Oosterbroek Hilton-Barber Zwolsman. Monica was married to Ken Oosterbroek, of the Bang Bang Club, shot and killed in Thokoza township, east of Johannesburg, days before the 1994 elections. She then married journalist Steven Hilton-Barber, who died of a heart-attack a few years later. Their one year-old son, Benjamin, died soon afterwards. Monica has remarried and now lives in Australia.