New Arrivals 8th to 14th of August 2013
twelve short stories
167 pp., paperback,
Russell Kaschula is Professor of African Language Studies, and holds the NRF SARChl Chair in the Intellectualisation of African Languages, Multilingualism and Education, at Rhodes University in Grahamstown. He is the author of a number of short stories, novels and academic works in English and Xhosa. His novels include "The Tsitsa River and Beyond", "Take Me to the River", and "Mama, I Sing to You".
and the Brotherhood of Breath
242 pp., illus., hardback, d.w.,
Revised Second Edition,
A biography of South African jazz pianist, composer and band leader Chris McGregor, written by his wife, Maxine.
Chris McGregor was born in 1936 in Somerset West, the son of a Scottish missionary. He grew up in what was then the homeland of the Transkei, where he was exposed to Xhosa music. In the early 1960s he put together the famous sextet, The Blue Notes, with Mongezi Feza, Nik Moyake, Johnny Dyani, Louis Moholo and Dud Pukwana. Harassed by the apartheid authorities, they left the country in 1964, establishing themselves on the European jazz circuit. In 1969 he formed the big band, The Brotherhood of Breath, which was essentially an extension of The Blue Notes and included several European free jazz musicians. Chris McGregor died in France in 1990.
"He really enlightened me that people are all the same, blue, black, pink, yellow...he was a very good composer. He was a godsend actually, he was a very good arranger, a very good man...he had a very big heart, he worked very hard, he loved people, he lived life...and he somehow changed the world" Blue Note drummer Louis Moholo on Chris McGregor, interviewed in 2013
OF COPS & ROBBERS,
391 pp., paperback,
A new crime thriller set in Cape Town by Mike Nicol, author of "Payback", "Killer Country" and "Black Heart".
Mike Nicol has published eight previous novels, two poetry collections, and several works of non-fiction. He lives in Cape Town.
331 pp., paperback,
The fifth novel in Margie Orford's Clare Hart series. The first four crime thrillers in the series are "Daddy's Girl", "Blood Rose", "Like Clockwork" and "Gallows Hill".
Maggie Orford was born in London, grew up in Namibia, and currently lives in Cape Town.
Phiri (I.A.) & Werner (D.) eds.
HANDBOOK OF THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION IN AFRICA,
1110 pp., hardback,
First published in the U.K.
A survey of theological education on the African continent.
Forewords by John Mbiti, Andre Karamaga, Russel Botman, Olav Fyske Tveit, Mercy Oduyoye and Denise Ackerman.
"The Future Is Not What It Used To Be: changes and choices facing theological education in Africa" by Bill Houston
"Theological Education in Angola and Mozambique" by Luciano Chianeque
"Theological Education in Southern Africa" by James Amanze
"Theological Education in South Africa" by Christina Landmann
"Theological Education and Ministerial Formation in Madagascar" by Laurent Ramambason
"Theological Education in South Africa from a Reformed Perspective" by Nico Koopman
"The Development and Role of Pentecostal Theology in Botswana" by Fidelis Nkomazana
"Theological Education in African Pentecostal Churches - perspectives from Zimbabwe" by Kudzai Biri
"Biblical Studies in South(ern) Africa: an overview" by Madipoane Masenya
"Doing Theological Education from the Context of Migration in Southern Africa: a theology of reconstruction in missiological perspective" by Chammah Kaunda
"Methods for Interrogating HIV and AIDS in Biblical Studies" by Musa Dube
"Religion and Masculinities in Africa: an opportunity for Africanization" by Ezra Chitando
"Sustainability in African Theological Education" by Ernst Conradie
"The School of Religion, Philosophy, and Classics: doing contextual theology in Africa in the University of KwaZulu-Natal" by Gerald West
"Seth Mikitimi-a new way of doing seminary?" by Peter Storey
"Theological Education By Extension-a case study on TEE College Johannesburg" by Michael Taylor and Craig Dunsmuir.
THE ASSAULT ON THE RAND,
Kevin Wakeford and the battle to save a currency
291 pp., paperback,
Barry Sergeant relates the events surrounding the collapse of the S.A.Rand in 2001, including Kevin Wakeford's accusations of corporate greed and manipulation of the currency markets, and the Rand Commission set up by Thabo Mbeki.
Advocate, journalist and investment banker Barry Sergeant is also the author of "Brett Kebble, the inside story".
South African Democracy Education Trust
THE ROAD TO DEMOCRACY IN SOUTH AFRICA,
volume 5, African solidarity, part 1
573 pp., illus., hardback,
Volume 5 in The Road to Democracy Series, published by the South African Democracy Education Trust (SADET), focuses on the importance of African solidarity in South Africa's struggle for liberation.
There are plans to publish volume 5 part 2 in late 2014.
"The Role of the African Union Liberation Committee in the South African Liberation Struggle" by Elias Tarimo and Neville Reuben
"Zambia and Developments in the South African Liberation Struggle, 1960-1994" by Chris Chirwa
"Botswana and the Liberation of South Africa: an evolving story of sacrifice" by Part T.Mgadla and Brian Mokopakgosi
"'Paying the Ultimate Price': Zimbabwe and the liberation of South Africa, 1980-1994" by Ngwabi Bhebe and Gerald Chikozho Mazarire
"Lesotho and the Struggle in South Africa" by Tefetso Henry Mothibe and Munyaradzi Mushonga.
a Detective Kubu mystery
477 pp., paperback,
Detectives David "Kubu" Bengu and Samantha Khama investigate the disappearance of young girls in Botswana.
"Readers may be lured to Africa by the landscape, but it takes a great character like Kubu to win our loyalty." New York Times Book Review
Michael Stanely is the writing team of Michael Sears and Stanley Trollip. Michael Sears was born in Johannesburg, grew up in Cape Town and Nairobi, and teaches at the University of the Witwatersrand. Stanely Trollip was also born in Johannesburg and before retiring taught at universities in the USA. He divides his times between Knysna, South Africa, and Minneapolis, Minnesota.