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191pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, Cape Town , 2015. R400
A collection of essays, maps, illustrations, photographs and interviews that explore the movements that have made Cape Town the city it is today and current movements that are starting to define a new future.

Contributors include Bonita Bennett, Nick Shepherd, Rashiq Fataar, Heinrich Wolff, David Southwood, Jay Pather, Trevyn McGovan. Also includes Zahira Asmal in conversation with Albie Sachs and Pumla Gobodo--Madikizela.
Athiros (G.) & (L.) comps. & eds. AROUND THE CAPE IN EIGHTY WAYS,
288pp., illus., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R250
80 articles on the history of the Cape Peninsula.

Most of the articles were originally published in Cape Odyssey magazine. New material and pictorials have been added.
Bickford-Smith (V.), van Heyningen (E.) & Worden (N.) CAPE TOWN IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, an illustrated social history
255 pp., 4to., maps, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 1999. R400
A history of twentieth century Cape Town from the British colonial town on the brink of the Anglo-Boer War to the post-1994 city struggling with the legacy of apartheid.

Vivian Bickford-Smith, Elizabeth van Heyningen and Nigel Worden are all in the History Department at the University of Cape Town.
Brodie (N.) THE CAPE TOWN BOOK, a guide to the city's history, people and places
328pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R420
This guide to Cape Town includes chapters on the Cape of Good Hope, Group Areas and forced removals in Cape Town, Robben Island, Table Valley and the City Bowl, the harbour and docklands, the Atlantic seaboard, False Bay, the Northern suburbs and the Cape Flats.
Choudry (A.) & Vally (S.) eds. HISTORY'S SCHOOLS, past struggles and present realities
260pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Pietermaritzburg, 2018. R325
First published in the UK in 2018 as "Reflections on Knowledge, Learning and Social Movements, history's schools".

"...forthrightly explores how various social movements around the world can serve as pedagogical and curricular models for understanding contemporary and future social justice struggles and initiatives. The essays in the volume move far beyond conceptual and theoretical assessments and explicate how oral history, archival history, and 'hidden histories' might be consulted to bring about social change. This book is destined to become a classic in the study of education and social movements." Professor Derrick Alridge, Curry School of Education, University of Virginia

"In this world dominated by market capitalism, developing a people's history is vitally important to clarify the lessons and preserve the heritage for today's and future generations of struggles for freedom, from Palestine to South Africa. This important book foregrounds accounts by and about those who actually participated in fighting for freedom, invaluable primary sources, acute critical insights, and urges us to reflect and draw on the enduring legacies of radical ideas and action which in the passing of time should not be lost." Ronnie Kasrils, former member of the National Executive Committee of the ANC and the Central Committee of the SACP and former Minister for Intelligence Services

Contributions include:
"Learning from Alexander Defence Committee Archives" by Archie Dick
"Anti-apartheid People's Histories and Post-apartheid Nationalist Biographies" by David Johnson
"Learning in Struggle: an activist's view of the transition from apartheid to democracy in South Africa" by Trevor Ngwane
"Remixing Past and Present Struggles: cultural activism in the Western Cape, South Africa" by Emile YX? Jansen and Paul Hendricks.

Aziz Choudry is Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Social Movement Learning and Knowledge Production in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education, McGill University, Canada. He is also Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Education, University of Johannesburg.
Salim Vally is Professor at the Faculty of Education and Director of the Centre for Education Rights and Transformation, University of Johannesburg, and Visiting Professor at Nelson Mandela University.
Davis (H.I.) MUIZENBERG, the story of the shtetl by the sea
263 pp., 48pp. illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. OUT OF PRINT
Hedy Davis's well researched history of the Jewish community of Muizenberg, from 1880-1980. Includes a selection of 120 personal photographs.
Davison (P.) & Folb (A.) ORANJEZICHT, recalling the past, cultivating the future
119pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R365
A history of Oranjezicht, a middle-class suburb in central Cape Town. The book was inspired by the Oranjezicht City Farm, created in 2012 on the site of the original Oranje Zicht homestead. The Oranje Zicht farm was once the largest cultivated estate in the Upper Table Valley, owned by seven generations of the Van Breda family. The farm supplied fresh vegetables and fruit to the Settlement of the Cape and to the ships that anchored in Table Bay. The earliest land grant dates backs to 1709. In 1901 the estate was sold, and subdivided. The homestead was demolished in 1955.
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.
Field (S.) ed. LOST COMMUNITIES, LIVING MEMORIES, remembering forced removals in Cape Town
142 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2001. R260
Records and interprets the memories of some of the Capetonians who were forcibly removed from their homes as a result of the Group Areas Act. Includes histories of the communities of Windermere, Tramway Road in Sea Point, District Six and Simon's Town, destroyed by these removals.

This book is the result of a project conducted by the Centre for Popular Memory at the Univerity of Cape Town and was edited by the Centre's director, Sean Field.
Field (S.), Meyer (R.) & Swanson (F.) eds. IMAGINING THE CITY, memories and cultures in Cape Town
240 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2007. R235
A selection of oral histories drawn from people who live and work in Cape Town researched, written and produced by the staff and students of the Centre for Popular Memory at the University of Cape Town.

Contents include "Sites of Memory in Langa" by Sean Field,
"Between Waking and Dreaming: living with urban fear, paradox and possibility" by Renate Meyer,
"'Catch with the eye': stories of Muslim food in Cape Town" by Gabeba Baderoon,
"'Julle kan ma New York toe gaan, ek bly in die Manenberg': an oral history of jazz in Cape Town from the mid-1950s to the mid-1970s" by Colin Miller,
"'Die SACS kom terug': intervarsity rugby, masculinity and white identity at the University of Cape Town, 1960s-1970s" by Felicity Swanson,
"'The quickest way to move on is to go back': bomb blast survivors' narratives of trauma and recovery" by Anastasia Maw,
"Da Struggle Kontinues into the 21st Century: two decades of nation-conscious rap in Cape Town" by Ncedisa Mkonyeni, and more.

Sean Field is the Director of the Centre for Popular Memory and Senior Lecturer in the Historical Studies Department at the University of Cape Town. Both Renate Meyer And Felicity Swanson work at the Centre, Meyer as the Senior Audio-Visual Archivist and Swanson as a researcher.
176pp., colour illus., maps, paperback, Fourth Edition, Cape Town, (1998) 2015. R250
Seven one-day tours around Cape Town, including the CBD, the V&A Waterfront and Robben Island, Table Mountain and Kirstenbosch, and the Atlantic Seaboard, as well as six itineraries for excursions to the winelands, Garden Route, Southern Cape and West Coast.
Grogan (T.) FORGOTTEN CAPE TOWN, a visual history, 1850-1950
176pp., 4to., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R260
Tony Grogan's selection of 334 old photographs that capture the changing character of Cape Town.

Also available in hardcover @ R335.
152pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R385
A history of the early estates, houses, streets and residents of District Six and surrounds, Cape Town. This area was originally referred to as "behind the Castle".

Jim Hislop is the author of Wheatfields & Windmills.
Jack (M.) TO THE FAIREST CAPE, European encounters in the Cape of Good Hope
231pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, hardback, d.w., Lewisburg, 2019. R500
Malcolm Jack focuses especially on the encounters that European visitors had with the Khoisan peoples - from Batolomew Dias' rounding of the Cape in 1488 to the abolition of slavery in the British Empire in 1833.

"Anyone interested in travellers' accounts will want to read Malcolm Jack's lively and well-researched discussion of how visitors, from the Portuguese in the late fifteenth century to Lady Hershel in the 1830s, viewed the Cape and its people. Along with the sometimes colourful accounts the travellers gave of what they saw as the exotic landscape, fauna and flora of the Cape, Malcolm Jack focuses on their perceptions of the indigenous Khoisan, perceptions that helped shape the way the early colonial society developed." Chris Saunders, Professor of History Emeritus, University of Cape Town.
Jansen (D.) & Leresche (K.) EXPLORING THE CAPE WINELANDS, scenic day routes to the 101 best wineries
176pp., colour illus., maps, paperback, Third Edition, Hermanus, (2013) 2019. R385
Includes 10 day routes, each accompanied by a detailed map showing the location of each winery and interesting stops along the way.
Jattiem (R.) DISTRICT SIX, thanks for the memories
127pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, No Place, 2017. R175
Rashaad Jattiem's memoir of growing up in District Six.


Rashaad Jattiem lectured in personnel management at Peninsula Technikon until his retirement in 2004.
Kilian (H.) CHRONICLES OF A DOCK RAT, the ebb and flow of my life in boats at the Cape of Storms
286pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R300
Hans Kilian served as Coxswain with the NSRI for nearly 30 years and went on to become a charter boat skipper at the V&A Waterfront from 1995 to 2015.

Law (B.) BUILDING THE MOTHER CITY, Cape Town 1880-1930, in the steps of A.B.Reid, master builder and city councillor
187pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., maps, hardback, Cape Town, 2015. R350
A social and cultural history of Cape Town, covering the period in which it developed from a small town into a city. Beatrice Hall explores this transformation by tracing the various activities of Andrew Reid in his life in Cape Town. A builder and a public servant, Reid became Mayor of Mowbray in 1904 and of Cape Town in 1907.
Liedtke (R.) & Trankovits (L.) 111 PLACES IN CAPE TOWN THAT YOU MUST NOT MISS,
235pp., colour illus., maps, paperback, Cologne, 2015. R410
111 unusual places to visit in Cape Town and the surrounding region, including The African Music Store; Auwal Mosque, the oldest house of Muslim worship; M'hudi, the first black-owned wine farm in South Africa; Langa Cultural Centre; Mzoli's, a restaurant in Guguletu; The Operating Room, where Chris Barbard performed his first heart transplant; Slangkop Point, the tallest cast-iron lighthouse on the Cape; Straight No Chaser, an intimate jazz club; The Boomslang, the tree walkway in Kirstenbosch; and the Zip Zap Circus.
144 pp., maps, colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R160
Includes the Winelands, Cape Point, the West Coast, the Cederberg, Tulbach and Hermanus.
Malan (A.), Halkett (D.), Hart (T.) & Schietecatte (L.) GRAVE ENCOUNTERS, archaeology of the burial grounds, Green Point, South Africa
122pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, hardback, Cape Town, 2017. R545
An account of the discovery of long forgotten burial grounds in central Cape Town, exposed and excavated as a result of urban growth. "It falls to biologists, archaeologists, archivists, and civic authorities to retrieve and interpret the remains, and it becomes a burden taken on by their putative descendants to reclaim and control the bones themselves." from the preface by Carmel Schrire.
Mason (J.E.) photo. & text ONE GHOEMA, ONE BEAT, inside the Cape Town Carnival
128 pp., colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2010. R210
Historian, photographer and musician John Edwin Mason spent three seasons with one troupe, the Pennsylvanians Crooning Minstrels and came to know several other troupes, including the Fabulous Woodstock Starlights. In this book he explores the Cape Town Carnival's history in an eight page introduction and records its public and private moments.

John Edwin Mason teaches African history and history of photography at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, USA.
McDonald (D.A.) WORLD CITY SYNDROME, neoliberalism and inequality in Cape Town
355 pp., maps, hardback, d.w., London & New York, 2008. R599
David McDonald "argues that Cape Town must be understood as a neoliberal city, wracked by the socio-spatial inequalities inherent to market-oriented reforms. Despite the pro-poor rhetoric of local and national government in post-apartheid South Africa, Cape Town has arguably become the most unequal city in the world".

David McDonald is Associate Professor and Director of Global Development Studies at Queen's University, Canada.

McGregor (L.) text & Bartholomae (E.) photo. WINERIES OF THE CAPE, the essential companion to touring the winelands
184 pp., colour illus., maps, hardback, Second Edition, Cape Town, (2013) 2015. R265
A guidebook to fifty-six of the Cape's wineries, including Groot Constantia, Cloof, Durbancille Hills, Paul Cluver, Boschendal, La Motte, Solms-Delta, Babylonstoren, Glen Carlou, Meerlust, Muratie, Rust en Vrede, Simonsig, Spier, Tokara, Vergelegen, and many more.

Lindsaye McGregor has been a contributor to fourteen editions of Platter's South African Wine Guide and has written several food-and-wine recipe books.
Mounton (M.) text & Fraser (C.) photo. BO-KAAP KITCHEN, heritage recipes and true stories
245 pp., 4to., map, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2012. R455
A collection of personal stories and traditional recipes collected from inhabitants of the Bo-Kaap, a Cape Malay community in central Cape Town.
O'Connell (S.) IMPOSSIBLE RETURN, Cape Town's forced removals, with the photographs of David Brown
159pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R275
Dr Siona O’Connell uses David Brown's photographs of the Harfield Village community pre- and during forced removals as a starting point to investigate questions around trauma, memory and freedom after apartheid. The book features Brown’s photographs alongside narrative chapters detailing the experiences of families forcibly removed from Harfield. Brown's 1972 images are counterbalanced by photographs of some of the Harfield residents taken today by Capetonian anti-apartheid photographer Zubeida Vallie.

"Timely and crucial. Shows the tragic effects of forced removals in our communities even today." Zoë Wicomb, author of You Can't Get Lost in Cape Town

"Captures the violence of our past and asks hard questions of our unsettling present. Impossible Return foregrounds human beings to give flesh to our anger, blood to our empathy and a heart to our activism." Mike van Graan, author of the plays When Swallows Cry and Brothers In Blood

Siona O'Connell was born in Walmer Estate, Cape Town. Her paternal grandparents were forcibly removed from District Six to Hanover Park on the Cape Flats. She is Professor in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Pretoria, a Brown International Advanced Research Institute alum, a Trilateral Reconnections Project Fellow, a NEH Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Colgate University, USA, and a research associate at the Centre for Curating the Archive at the University of Cape Town.
Sculptor David Brown (1951-2016) took these photographs in Harfield Village in his final year at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town.
Olver (C.) A HOUSE DIVIDED, the feud that took Cape Town to the brink
307pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R275
Against the backdrop of the 2018 water crisis in Cape Town author and academic Crispian Olver investigates how the city is run and uncovers back-stabbing, feuds and back-room deals. He examines the relationship between local politicians and property developers and dubious developments in the agriculturally sensitive area of Philippi, on the West Coast and along the Atlantic seaboard. He also looks into the in-fighting within the Democratic Alliance and the resignation of mayor Patricia De Lille.

Medical doctor Crispian Olver joined Nelson Mandela’s office in 1994 as Head of Planning for the Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP) and later served as Director-General of the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism. In 2015 he led an intervention into corruption in the Nelson Mandela Bay metro. His previous book, How to Steal a City, grew out of this epxerience.
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.
Penn (N.) ROGUES, REBELS AND RUNAWAYS, eigthteenth-century Cape characters
195 pp., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (1999) 2003. R150
A collection of essays about some lesser-known men and women from the eighteenth-century Dutch Cape who, in their day, were regarded as having transgressed the boundaries of acceptable behaviour.

Dr Nigel Penn lectures in the Department of History at the University of Cape Town.
Pimstone (M.) THE JEWS OF DISTRICT SIX, another time, another place
81 pp., oblong 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. OUT OF PRINT
This book accompanied the exhibition that was held at the South African Jewish Museum, Cape Town, in 2012.

The book and exhibition set out to capture the lives of the Jews who lived in District Six, and makes extensive use of personal memoirs and a series of interviews conducted in the early 1980s by the Kaplan Centre for Jewish Studies and Research at the University of Cape Town.

Includes a 12 minute DVD.
Pinnock (D.) GANG TOWN,
312pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R275
Investigative journalist and criminologist Don Pinnock's portrait of gangs in Cape Town.

"You will not find a more insightful and unsettling book on gangs. Through unforgettable imagery, first-hand stories and a lifetime of research on troubled youth in this afflicted city, it helps us to understand not only how gangs came to be and are sustained, but how they destroy young lives and whole families can be overcome. Gang Town might well become the most important resource for generations of social scientists seeking to understand how one of the world's most beautiful cities could come to be so disfigured by gansterism." Jonathan Jansen, Vice-Chancellor, University of the Free State

"This is not only an absorbing history of Cape Town but an insight into the city the like of which I'd not come across before...fascinating and deeply troubling but at least offers a way out of what looks like an intractable problem." Mike Nicol, novelist

"This book contains cogent, yet accessible arguments about the evolution of gangs on the Cape Flats. It explores both the criminogenic impact of gang activity as well as its historical roots. In doing so, it offers an integrated strategic solution to the problem." Maj-Gen Jeremy Vearey, SAPS head of anti-gang strategy in the Western Cape

Don Pinnock is an honorary research associate of the Safety and Violence Initiative at the University of Cape Town, a founding member of the Usiko Trust working with high-risk youths and a trustee of the Chrysalis Academy. He is also the author of "Gangs, Rituals and Rites of Passage" (1997) and "The Brotherhoods: street gangs and state control on Cape Town" (1984). He lives in Cape Town.
Plaatjies-Van Huffel (M.-A.) & Modise (L.) eds. BELHAR CONFESSION, the embracing confession of faith for church and society
501pp., paperback, Stellenbosch, 2017. R740
Includes a historical background, a collection of essays on theological and ethical themes relating to the Belhar Confession and 16 church documents issued by the World Alliance of Reformed Churches, the Dutch Reformed Church, the Reformed Church in Africa and the Uniting Reformed Church in Southern Africa.

The Belhar Confession is a Christian statement of belief written in Afrikaans in 1982. According to the confession, racial and social segregation is "sin" and leads to enmity and hatred.

Mary-Anne Plaatjies-Van Huffel teaches Ecclesiology and Church Polity at Stellenbosch University. Currently she also serves as one of the presidents of the World Council of Churches.
Leepo Modise teaches Systematic Theology at the University of South Africa and is currently a moderator of the Uniting Reformed Church in Southern Africa.
Provoost (M.) ed. CAPE TOWN, densification as a cure for a segregated city
156pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, Rotterdam, No Date. R325
This book, produced by the International New Town Initiative (INTI), presents proposals challenging the prevailing ideas on urban-development in Cape Town and envisages a more compact and dense city that could solve the problems caused by unequal and unjust land-use.
Rive (R.) comp. & ed. QUARTET, Alex La Guma, James Matthews, Alf Wannenburgh, Richard Rive
158 pp., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (1963) 2008. R176
"Here is a piece of Cape history, recorded, forty years ago, in compassion and in truth of mood. The Cape, and Cape Town, are changing at a more rapid pace than ever, and Quartet offers us a holdfast to whom we were. This book, this quartet of storytellers, was first published in 1963 by Crown Publishers New York, to be followed by the Heinemann Africa Series in 1965. Of the four contributors, two have passed on - Richard Rive (who also edited the collection), and Alex La Guma." Brian O'Connell, from his foreword
Rossouw (H.) XAMISSA,
120pp., illus., paperback, New York, 2018. R430
A book-length poem that explores the history of Cape Town. "Xamissa adapts the mythical name for the springs and streams running from Table Mountain to the sea, under the city itself, before the colonial Dutch ships came" from the back cover

"Both poetry and the capacity to recover history's untold cruelties find a home in Xamissa, the name 'crossed out' beneath the one we know. 'Cape Town'. In Henk Rossouw's stunning collection of this name, crossed-out histories refuse their erasure, spill their liquid meaning, and reclaim the name that means' place of sweet waters'. But because what you see when you look at this place is too easy at first, you might miss that its bright surfaces are like 'a beautiful wet bag over the mouth of'. Xamissa misses nothing." Gabeba Baderoon, author of The Dream in the Next Body and The History of Intimacy

Henk Roussouw teaches at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Samara (T.R.) CAPE TOWN AFTER APARTHEID, crime and governance in the divided city
238 pp., map, illus., paperback, Minneapolis, 2011. R350
Tony Roshan Samara discusses how liberal democracy and free-market economics reproduce the inequalities of apartheid in Cape Town, and how "security and governance technologies from the global North combine with local forms to create new approaches to social control in cities across the global South." from the back cover

"'Cape Town after Apartheid' is a major contribution to the field of urban studies and criminal justice. It provides a framework for understanding gangs, violence, and neoliberal crime policies, emphasizing how security policies are rooted both in neoliberalism and apartheid-era policy and how they serve to strengthen gangs and fail to stem violence." John Hagedorn, author of "A World of Gangs"

"Samara's book mastefully connects the dots between local segregation in South Africa and what he calls the 'transnational network of neoliberal urban governance'. Samara's brilliant treatment of crime, 'terrorism', and gang violence also reminds us of the profound social degradation that the next struggle for genuine emancipation must confront." Patrick Bond, Centre for Civil Society, University of KawZulu-Natal

Tony Roshan Samara is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at George Mason University.
176 pp., map, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Second Edition, Cape Town, 1997 (2013). R132
A revised and updated edition of Charlene Smith's social and political history of Robben Island.

Charlene Smith is a South-African born journalist and writer. Her other books include "Mandela: in celebration of a great life". She lives in the USA.
Stevens (U.) BO-KAAP & ISLAM,
132 pp., map, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R125
Foreword by Robert Shell.

Teacher and tour guide Ursula Stevens' history of the Bo-Kaap. She focuses especially on the various mosques found in the neighbourhood and on how the religion of Islam has shaped the community.
Trotter (H.) CAPE TOWN, a place between
141pp., illus., map, paperback, Pleasanton, 2019. R215
Henry Trotter writes about his experience of Cape Town. From California, he has lived in Africa for 20 years and is currently based in Cape Town. He is the author of Sugar Girls & Seamen: a journey into the world of dockside prostitution.
van Graan (V.) CAPE TOWN, then and now
159 pp., 4to., map, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2013. R250
A visual portrait of Cape Town and the Peninsula that contrasts archival photographs taken from the 1880s to the 1930s with contemporary ones. The book draws from the collections of the Western Cape Archives and Records Service and include photographs by Arthur Elliott, Thomas Ravenscroft and Henry Steer.
Vladislavić (I.) THE DISTANCE,
269pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R270
A novel about a writer who turns to the scapbooks of newspaper cuttings about Mohammed Ali he created as a child in an attempt to understand his past.

Novelist, essayist and editor Ivan Vladislavic has won the University of Johannesburg Prize, the Sunday Times Fiction Prize and the Alan Paton Award for non-fiction. His books include The Folly, The Restless Supermarket, Portrait with Keys and Double Negative. In 2015 he was awarded Yale University's Windham-Campbell Prize for fiction. He lives in Johannesburg where he is Distinguished Professor in Creative Writing at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Walker (M.) SIMON'S TOWN, an historical overview with early postcard illustrations
91 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Revised Edition, Cape Town, (1998) 2010. R106
A history of Simon's Town at the turn of the century illustrated with the picture postcards so popular at that time.

This is a new updated edition.
Walker (M.) THE ARTISTS OF THE SOUTH PENINSULA, their paintings along the coastal road from Simon's Town to Muizenberg (1806-1906)
70pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, (2019). R220
A brief history of the early artists of the Cape, including Thomas Bowler, Abraham de Smidt, Wilhelm Heinrich Hermann, Jean Marius Rogier, Johannes Poortermans and Harry McCormick.

Michael Walker is the author of Muizenberg, a forgotten story, Kalk Bay - St James, in search of rest,(1855-1923) and Travels Along the Coastal Road, Simon's Town to Muizenberg, 1743-1890, the journey
120pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2016. OUT OF PRINT
A history of the more prominent loan and livestock grazing farms in Simonstown, along the Elze River, Glencairn, in the Noordhoek Valley and the Fish Hoek Valley, and those that now form part of the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, beginning in 1738. Farms include Die Klein Tuin (Seaforth), Elsemere Valley Farm (Millers Point), Slangkop Farm (later Imhoff's Gift), Zilvermyn (Silvermine) Farm, and Poespaskraal (Sunnydale Farm).
Walker (M.) THE OLD HOTELS OF CAPE TOWN (1890-1911), a history long forgotten, seldom told
84pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, Cape Town, 2015. R365
Records the history of some of Cape Town's hotels at the end of the era of Art Noveau architecture, including The Hotel Belvedere, The Firemans' Arms, Hotel Metropole, The Kimberely Hotel, and The Mount Nelson Hotel.
Walker (M.) & Stuart-Findlay (D.) ST JAMES, a place of dreams, bicentary edition, 1810-2010
178 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, Cape Town, 2011. OUT OF PRINT
A history of the suburb of St James, which lies between the mountain and the sea along the False Bay coast.
Werz (B.) THE 'HAARLEM' SHIPWRECK (1647), the origins of Cape Town
171pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, Pretoria, 2017. R395
Bruno Werz discusses the "Haarlem" shipwreck and the sojourn of 62 survivors on the shores of Table Bay, events that led to the establishment of the Dutch East India Company refreshment station in 1652. Includes transcriptions of original VOC manuscripts and the hitherto unpublished journal kept by a junior merchant while he was stranded, all with English translations.

Bruno Werz is an authority on maritime archaeology and history. He is currently research co-operator for the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies at the University of Pretoria and Chief Executive Officer of the African Institute for Marine and Underwater Research, Exploration and Education.
Worden (N.), van Heyningen (E.) & Bickford-Smith (V.) CAPE TOWN, the making of a city, an illustrated social history
283 pp., 4to., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (1998) 2004. OUT OF PRINT
A history of Cape Town under Dutch and British rule, from 1652 to 1899.

A companion volume, "Cape Town in the Twentieth Century", is also available @ R400.

The authors, Vivian Bickford-Smith, Elizabeth van Heyningen and Nigel Worden, are all at the History Department at the University of Cape Town.