New Arrivals 19th to 25th of September 2017

de Lille (P.) & Keson (C.) VIEW FROM CITY HALL, reflections on governing Cape Town
240pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R265
"In this world of metropolis, mayors emerge as the enablers of innovation and progress. Patricia and Craig take us into the engine room of Cape Town and show us how it's done." Mo Ibrahim, entrepreneur and founder of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation

"This is a fascinating and insightful book from one of the world's best mayors. Anyone who is interested in the future of Africa's cities can learn from the wisdom of Mayor de Lille." Edward Glaeser, author of "Triumph of the City" and Fred & Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics at Harvard University

Patricia de Lille is the Executive Mayor of Cape Town. First elected in 2011, she was re-elected in 2016. She previously served as a Member of Parliament for 15 years after a career as a trade unionist and anti-apartheid activist.

Craig Kesson is the City of Cape Town Executive Director: Directorate of the Mayor as well as Chief Resilience Officer.
Fisher (J.) WORDS ON PAPER, reflections on an incurable collector
370pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., maps, hardback, d.w., No Place, 2017. R485
Jeff Fisher is a collector of handwritten letters, antiquarian books, manuscripts, share certificates, photographs, and maps. In this book he discusses his collection, which includes letters to and/or from Olive Schreiner and Cecil John Rhodes and several Africana maps.
Küsel (U.) comp. AFRICA CALLING, a cultural history of the Hermannsburg Mission and its descendants in South Africa
448pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Magalieskruin, 2017. R730
The Hermannsburg Mission was established in the mid-19th century in Germany by Lutheran Pastor Ludwig Harms. The first group of missionaries were sent to Africa in 1854 and, when refused entry to the East Coast of Africa, set up headquarters in Pietermaritzburg and worked amongst the Zulu and later the Tswana peoples.

Udo Küsel was head of the National Cultural History Museum in Pretoria, where he still lives. He retired in 2001.
Kaganof (A.) dir. G-STRING BLUES, the legendary Syd Kitchen
45 minutes, DVD, , 2010. R285
A documentary on Sydney Kitchen, South African guitarist, singer-songwriter and poet. Aryan Kaganof composed a piece of music called "G-String Blues" which Syd Kitchen "re-composed" and performed.

Kitchen was born in 1951 in Durban. He released nine albums, including “Africa’s Not for Sissies” and “Across”, and performed at “Splashy Fen” each year from 1990–2010. He died in 2011, shortly after this film was made.
Kunene (M.) EMPEROR SHAKA THE GREAT, a Zulu epic, translated from Zulu by the author
438pp., paperback, New Edition, Pietermaritzburg, (1979) 2017. R295
Includes a new foreword by Ntongela Mosilela.

Poet, academic and anti-apartheid activist Mazisi Kunene (1930-2006) was member of the ANC and represented the organisation at the United Nations. He was Professor of African Literature at the University of California, Los Angeles, from 1975 until his retirement in 1992.
Lewis (H.) THE PRISON SPEAKS, men's voices/ South African jails
160pp., paperback, Revised Edition, (2003) 2017, Cape Town. R200
An updated and revised edition of Heather Parker Lewis' book on conditions in South Africa's overcrowded and understaffed jails.

Heather Parker Lewis is also the author of "Also God's Children? Encounters with street kids" and "God's Gangsters? The Number Gangs in South African prisons".
Mpofu-Walsh (S.) DEMOCRACY & DELUSION, 10 myths in South African politics
178pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R225
"Articulates the complexity of post-colonial and post-apartheid South Africa - Siswe is one of our brightest young minds." Gugulethu Mhlungu, presenter on 702 radio, lifestyle editor and writer at City Press

"Remarkably thoughtful and evocative...raises difficult socio-political posers for our troubled land is a manner that does not allow us to take refuge in self-deluding orthodoxy." Dikang Moseneke, judge and former Deputy Chief Justice of South Africa

Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh was a prominent member of the Rhodes Must Fall movement at Oxford University, where he is currently pursuing a doctorate in international relations.
Nhlapo (T.) COLOUR ME YELLOW, searching for my family truth
223pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R240
"Whilst exposing and exploding the impact of family secrets on people's sense of identity and well-being, it is also a celebration of one woman's determination to live her life to the fullest." Mmatshilo Motsei, founder of Afrika Ikalafe and Agisanang Domestic Abuse Prevention and Training (ADAPT)

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

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

Thuli Nhlapo grew up in Pretoria, has worked in the communications and media field, both nationally and internationally, and has written for Drum, The Star, City Press, Mail & Guardian and True Love. She has published books in isiZulu and siSwati. "Colour Me Yellow" is her first English book. She is currently the Managing Director of her own media company, Thuli Nhlapo Media.
Rademeyer (P.) & Youngleson (P.) SIEMBAMBA,
58pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R190
A play that explores the relationship between a black domestic worker and the white child she raised in South Africa in the 1980s.

Writer, director and designer Philip Rademeyer is co-founder of the theatre-collective, Rust Co-Operative. His other plays include "The View" and "The Graveyard".
Penelope Youngleson is a theatre maker, writer, designer and educator and was a co-founder of Rust Co-Operative. She has written, co-writen, directed and designed seven plays for Rust Co-Operative, including "Expectant", and "Sillage".
Steyn (R.) CHURCHILL & SMUTS, the friendship
329pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R295
An account of the friendship between Winston Churchill and Jan Smuts. Brought together a enemies during the Anglo-Boer War, and later as allies in the First World War, their friendship endured until Smuts's death in 1950.

Also available in Afrikaans.

Richard Steyn is also the author of "Jan Smuts: unafraid of greatness".
Veriava (F.) et al BASIC EDUCATION RIGHTS HANDBOOK, education rights in South Africa
400pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R250
"The aim of this book is to empower communities, school governing bodies, principals, teachers and learners to understand education law and policy and to know when learners' rights have been violated and what steps are required to protect those rights." from the preface

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