New Arrivals 30th to 5th of June 2017

Heywood (M.) GET UP! STAND UP!, personal journeys towards social justice
288pp., illus,. paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R260
A memoir by Mark Heywood, Executive Director of SECTION27, co-founder of the Treatment Action Campaign, and a key figure in SaveSouthAfrica and Unite Against Corruption.

"A remarkable memoir. Poetry, music and activism combine in a life that contains an astonishing range of insights and experiences...the pages throb with eloquent intensity" Stephen Lewis, former UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa
Jansen (J.) AS BY FIRE, the end of the South African university
285pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R280
Jonathan Jansen, former Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Free State, interviews 11 of the Vice-Chancellors most affected by the student protests of 2015 and 2016, examines the forces at work, why the protests turned violent, and what this means for the future of South African universities.

"The dysfunctional interactions of poorly educated electorates, anarchic, impoverished students, insurgent nationalists, short-sighted governments and corrupted states - all poorly interpreted by weak mass media - erode the foundations of university systems operating amidst pervasive economic and social injustice. Exposing the nervous system of such deep-seated misery requires a rare combination of surgical skill, courage and compassion - qualities that Jonathan Jansen, easily the country's leading expert on education at all levels, has in abundance. Anyone wanting to know why South Africa's best universities are now set to become indistinguishable from the worst simply has to engage with this chilling - superb - study." Professor Charles van Onselen, University of Pretoria

"#Feesmustfall but what must rise? This pre-eminent educationist and thinker shines a light on higher education and the student protests that rocked SA. A must read" Ferial Haffajee, journalist and newspaper editor

"This is what really happened, told with the clarity and compassion of a brilliant insider." Don Pinnock, author of "Gang Town"
Kantor (B.) GET SOUTH AFRICA GROWING,
290pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R250
Brian Kantor offers arguments for freer markets and less government intervention in the South African economy.

"This book is a masterclass of economic erudition and a crucial contribution to solving South Africa's plight." Tim Cohen, Editor, Business Day

Economist Brian Kantor was Head of the School of Economics of the University of Cape Town from 1986 to 1990 and Dean of the Faculty of Commerce from 1997 to 2001. He is Investment Strategist and Economist at Investec Wealth and Investment And Profesor Emeritus at UCT.
Kotzè (E.) WINTERSRUST,
570pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R290
First published in English in the UK in 2012 as "The Runaway Horses". A revised edition was published in South Africa in 2015. Translated into Afrikaans by Daniel Hugo.

The story of a family of mixed British and Boer ancestry who's loyalities are tested during the Anglo-Boer War.

"Joyce Kotzè het 'n uiters leesbare en boeiende stuk werk gelewer. Dit word sterk aanbeveel, veral vir lesers met 'n voorliefde vir die epiese roman." Christiaan Bakkes, author of "Krokodil aan my skouer" and "Bushveld, Desert, and Dogs: a Game Ranger’s Life"
van Heerden (S.) TIME TO TREK, the unthinkable thought
84pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2017. R295
This call for the next Great Trek invites Afrikaners to examine themselves and to move out of their "laager mentality" into solidarity with their fellow South Africans.

"I found it very surprising to see the new generation of Afrikaners doing some serious soul searching. I also appreciate that 'Time to Trek" was written in English, allowing all of us to witness the journey and understand one another better." Thabo September, ex-Bafana Bafana and SuperSport United football defender

Schalk van Heerden is a founding member of Youthzones and the Foundation for a Safe South Africa. He recently launched Zebra Crossing, an online platform to build relationships across socio-economic and racial divides.
Venter (I.) SIRKUS,
358pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R240
A new crime novel set in Johannesburg in the 1980s by Irma Venter, author of "Skoenlapper", "Skrapnel", Sondebok" and "Skarlaken".

Young Adriana van der Hoon is blackmailed by the security police to trace the source of the money her father - an anti-apartheid activist and Dutch citizen - smuggles for the ANC.
Weinberg (P.) photo. & text TRACES AND TRACKS, a thirty-year journey with the San
176pp., oblong 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w, Johannesburg, 2017. R380
Foreword by Megan Biesele.

Photographer, filmmaker and writer Paul Wienberg has documented modern San communities throughout southern Africa since the early 1980s. This book includes many of his photographs and the text records their stories, as well as the challenges and opportunities the different communities face.

Paul Weinberg is currently Senior Curator at the Centre for African Studies Gallery at the University of Cape Town, and lectures in documentary arts.

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