New Arrivals 18th to 24th of April 2018

Beake (L.) HAP,
17pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R160
A novel for young adults about a troubled girl from New York who joins her archaeologist father on South Africa's West Coast, where she identifies with the fossil of a young woman whom she names Hap. This novel won the 2017 Gold Sanlam Prize for Youth Literature.

Lesley Beake's other novels for children include "The Strollers", which won the 1987 Percy FitzPatrick Award, and "A Cageful of Butterflies", winner of the 1989 Percy FitzPatrick Award and the 1991 M-Net Book Prize.
Bohler-Muller (N.), Cosse (M.) & Pienaar (G.) eds. MAKING THE ROAD BY WALKING, the evolution of the South African Constitution
227pp., paperback, Pretoria University Law Press (PULP), Pretoria, 2018. R325
"This book looks at the character and thinking of some of the judges who have helped to start the process of making our Constitution real. The text reminds us that behind the structure of state and the mechanisms of power stand human beings, in all their frailty, but also in all their courage and determination to make our country better for the poorest in it. In other words, judges who take seriously the promise of constitutional governance and of social justice under law." Justice Edwin Cameron, Constitutional Court of South Africa

Includes chapter on Justices LWH. Ackermann, Richard Goldstone, Johann Kriegler, Yvonne Mokgoro, Kate O'Regan, Albie Sachs, Thembile Skweyiya, and Zak Jacoob.
Brink (A.) DIE ROOIKOP EN DIE REDAKTEUR, en ander stories, 1955-1959
253pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R240
A collection of Afrikaans love stories André Brink wrote in the 1950s for family magazines like "Die Huisegenoot" and "Die Brandwag", complied by Cecilia van Zyl, former story editor of "Die Huisegenoot".

André Brink is the author of 27 novels, many of which have been translated into other languages. He won the CNA Award three times. He died in 2015.
268pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R280
Foreword by Paul Verryn.

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

"Fort Calata's struggles are transposed into the contemporary challenges of managing freedom and democracy through the microcosm of the heroism demanded of today's generation...A brilliant and emotion-filled read." Mathatha Tsedu, Adjunct Professor in the School of Journalism at Wits University and Acting Executive Director of the National Editors Forum (SANEF)
270pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R265
A novel about a young woman who's sister is dying of breast cancer.

Nozizwe Cynthia Jele is also the author of "Happiness is a Four-Letter Word", which won the 2011 Commonwealth Writers' Prize in the First Book category (Africa) and the 2011 M-Net Literary Award in the Film category. The film adaptation was released in 2016.
Khoza (M.) UZALO, isiZulu grammar textbook
489pp., 4to., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R395
Makhosi Busisiwe Khoza has reconfigured isiZulu nouns into 12 systematically determined clusters, a noun arrangement called UZALO Non Cluster (UZL NC) system.
47pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R190
A collection of poetry by Afrikaner musician and writer Koos Kombuis. He 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". He was involved in the Alternative Afrikaans Movement of the 1980s and the Voëlvry tour.
237pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R
A collection of interviews by journalist Ruda Landman. Interviewees include John Kani, Ferial Haffajee, Pieter Dirk-Uys, Zapiro, Marc Lottering, Anton Harber, Patricia de Lille, and Katlego Maboe.

Ruda Landman was one of the anchors for M-Net's investigative news programme, Carte Blanche.
Maluleke (S.) THE LIFE AND TIMES, SOUL BROTHERS, through the eyes of Black Moses Ngwenya, edited by Max Mojapelo
124pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, No Place, 2017. R305
Soul Brothers, a South African mbaqanga group, was formed in 1975, with David Masondo on vocals and Black Moses Ngwenya on keyboard. They successfully fused the mbaqanga sound with soul music and with the township jive sound. They continue to perform, record albums, and go on tour.


Sydney Fetsie Maluleke was born in 1990 in the village of Muyexe in Limpopo. Currently he teaches English at a school in Soweto.
288pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R290
A novel about two brothers who, after burying their sister and mother, begin a journey to the city in search of their remaining family.

Winner of the 2016 Wilbur and Nico Smith FOundation's Prize for Best Unpublished Manuscript.

"Easily one of the most exquisitely written novels I have ever read. Heartbreaking, joyful, and suffused with love." Jenny Crwys-Williams, journalist

Kirsten Miller is also the author of the novels "All is Fish" and "Sister Moon". She lives in Durban and manages an early intervention centre for autistic children.
More (M.) BIKO, philosophy, identity and liberation
306pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R220
"'Biko: philosophy, identity and liberation' is a book of weight and consequence. Biko's rebellion, an intervention into being, is shown to have been philosophically informed and an event with enduring philosophical consequences. This book, written in sustained fidelity to human freedom, is a major contribution to South African philosophy and our understanding of the drama of oppression and resistance. It will be read, taught and discussed, here and abroad, for many years to come." Richard Pithouse, author of "Writing the Decline"

"Mabogo More has added a much needed intellectual substance to the many volumes of work on Steve Biko and Black Consciousness in South Africa. He writes out of political and philosophical conviction because he has first-hand knowledge of the emergence and development of Black Consciousness...With the renewed struggles for decoloniality on our campuses, and African thought and ideas, this is an essential text for every student and activist, and required reading at our universities." N. Barney Pityana, Professor Emeritus of Law (UNISA), Honorary Visiting Professor, Department of Philosophy, Rhodes University

Mabogo Percy More is currently Professor of Philosophy at the University of Limpopo.
Ngcelwane (N.) SALA KAHLE DISTRICT SIX, an African woman's perspective
160 pp., illus., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (1998) 2018. R195
Nonvuyo Ngcelwane describes the general social life in District Six, where she was born and lived for 20 years, until her family were forcibly removed to Nyanga West in 1963. She now lives in Khayelitsha.
Strasburg (T.) dir. THE TAP,
50 minutes, DVD, , 2003. R
Filmed over ten months, this documentary records the life of one woman, Nolindile Mdatshwa, and her community in the village of Sicambeni, Transkei, as she collects and carries water over long distances, and the difference that the installation of a water pipes and a tap makes to village life.

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