New Arrivals 15th to 21st of August 2013
624 minutes, 4 DVDs,
The 26 separate but interlinked episodes of Series 1 of the television drama series about relationships, sex, HIV/AIDS, and the devastating consequences irresponsible behaviour can have.
"Intersexions", the result of a collaborative partnership between SABC 1, SABC Education and John Hopkins Health & Education in South Africa, won eleven SAFTA Awards and the prestigious Peabody Award in 2011, as well as the Africomnet Best Mass Media Award in 2012.
Catholic Health Care Association of Southern Africa
IN THE SERVICE OF HEALING,
a history of Catholic health care in southern Africa
128 pp., maps, illus., paperback,
An account of the work done by the Catholic missionaries in southern Africa who established hospitals and clinics in the rural areas.
Dangarembga (T.) dir.
80 minutes, DVD,
A Zimbabwean feature film based on a story written by Shimmer Chinodya, author of "Harvest of Thorns", about four siblings whose parents die from AIDS. The film is directed by Tsitsi Dangarembga, author of "Nervous Conditions", and the soundtrack features songs by popular Zimbabwean musicians.
THE BARONET AND THE SAVAGE KING,
the intriguing story of The Tati Concession
134 pp., illus., paperback,
David Hilton-Barber relates the story of the concession to mine gold at Tati, granted by Matabele king Lobengula to baronet Sir John Swinburne in 1887.
ONE GREEN BOTTLE,
a novel, inspired by a true story
283 pp., paperback,
A novel about a woman's experience of mental illness.
Debrah Anne Nixon was born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, in 1965. Currently she lives in Eshowe in KwaZulu-Natal.
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE COWLEY TWINS?,
276 pp., paperback,
A novel about the disappearance of two-and-a-half-month-old twins.
Gail Schimmel is also the author of the novel, "Marriage Vows".
SOUTH AFRICAN LAW,
what you should know
383 pp., paperback,
A guide to the South African legal system for the lay reader. François Smuts addresses day-to-day issues such as family law, rights in the workplace, neighbour disputes, contracts and court procedures.
François Smuts is an advocate of the Cape Bar.
South African Democracy Education Trust
THE ROAD TO DEMOCRACY,
volume 6 (1990-1996), parts 1 & 2
1480 pp., illus., hardback, 2 volumes,
The sixth, and final, volume in The Road to Democracy Series, published by the South African Democracy Education Trust (SADET).
"The National Party and the Changing of the Minds: the 1970s and the 1980s" and "The National Party and Negotiations: 1990-1994" by Max du Preez
"The ANC's Radio Freedom, its audiences and the struggle against apartheid, 1963-1991" by Sekibakiba Oeter Lekgoathi
"The End Conscription Campaign and the Committee on South African War Resistance: supporting war resistance in the South African struggle" by Janet Cherry
"Violence in Natal and Zululand: the 1980s" and "Violence in Natal and Zululand: the 1990s" by Mary du Haas
"The Return of the ANC 'Exiles' and Other Challenges in the early 1990s" by Sifiso Mxolisi Mdlovu
"A Party of the New Type: The South African Communist Party in the 1990s" by Eddy Maloka
"The Black Consciousness Movement in the Early 1990s: perspectives on negotiations" by Brown Bavusile Maaba
"Women and the Struggle for Gender Inclusivity During the Transition, 1990-1994" by Zine Magubane
"The Arts in the Aftermath of Democracy: old bottles, new wine, and the discontents of the 'nation'" by Bhekizizwe Peterson
"CODESA at the Centre of a Complex Moral Question: traditional leadership in negotiated political settlement" by Mpilo Pearl Sithole and Sifiso Mxolisi Mdlovu.
The Caine Prize for African Writing 2013
A MEMORY THIS SIZE,
and other stories
320 pp., paperback,
Oxford and Johannesburg,
A collection of the five stories shortlisted for the 2013 Caine Prize for African Writing. Also includes stories by twelve writers from six different countries who took part in the Caine Prize Writers' Workshop, held in Uganda, including Wazha Lopang from Botswana and Melissa Tandiwe from Zimbabwe.
The 2013 Caine Prize was awarded to Tope Folarin from Nigeria for his story, "Miracle".
van der Merwe (F.)
SPORT IN DIE BOERE-KRYGSGEVANGEKAMPE TYDENS DIE ANGLO-BOEREOORLOG,
269 pp., 4to., map, illus., paperback,
Floris van der Merwe discusses the role of sports and games amongst Boer prisoners-of-war during the Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902.
Text in Afrikaans.
van Heerden (E.)
IN LOVE'S PLACE,
455 pp., paperback,
This novel by Etienne van Heerden was first published in Afrikaans as "In Stede van die Liefde" in 2005, and won the WA Hofmeyr Prize and the ATKV Prize. It has been translated from the Afrikaans by Leon de Kock.
Etienne van Heerden is Hofmeyr Professor in the School of Languages and Literatures at the University of Cape Town. His other novels include "30 Nagte in Amsterdam" (M-Net Prize, WA Hofmeyr Prize, and Hertzog Prize), "Die Swye van Mario Salviati" (M-Net Prize, WA Hofmeyr Prize), and "Toorberg" (CNA Prize, WA Hofmeyr Prize, Hertzog Prize, ATKV Prize and University of Johannesburg Literature Prize).