New Arrivals 12th to 18th of September 2013
on architecture and order in imperial Cape Town
242 pp., illus., hardback,
Farnham & Burlington,
Through a specific architectural lens, and through reference to previously unexamined archival material, Nicholas Coetzer exposes the significant role British architects and British architectural ideas played in facilitating white dominance and racial segregation in pre-apartheid Cape Town.
"A younger generation of scholars is now rethinking the architectural history of South Africa, and with this book, Nic Coetzer proudly joins their ranks. He provides a fascinating yet chilling tale of how British Garden City planning and housing design played a role in racial segregation in Cape Town, creating appalling social problems which would have ramifications for decades after." Murray Fraser, UCL Bartlett School of Architecture, UK
Nicholas Coetzer is a senior lecturer in the School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics, University of Cape Town.
Edjabe (N.) ed.
CHIMURENGA CHRONIC ,
who no know go know, now-now, a quarterly pan African gazette
48 + 72 pp., illus., paperback,
Produced in the format of a broadsheet newspaper with a separate literary supplement.
The Chimurenga Chronic is an initiative of Chimurenga and the Kalakuta Trust.
"Love and Learning Under the World Bank", Stacy Hardy on the impact the World Bank Structural Adjustment Programme has had on African universities
"Boyhood and Transit", Bongani Kona reflects on the rise and fall of three Zimbabweans in South African rugby
"Mining the Biennale", Cedric Vincent covers the two biennales that took place in Benin in 2012
"The New Thing", Lindokuhle Nkosi on Cape Town jazz.
Also includes the literary supplement, "How to be a Nigerian, Chronic Books, August 2013", which includes essays, interviews and book reviews.
462 pp., illus., hardback,dw,
An autobiography by Peter Hain, leader of the Anti-apartheid Movement in Britain in the 1970s and 1980s.
Peter Hain was born in Kenya in 1950, grew up in South Africa, and moved to Britian when his parents were forced into exile in 1966. He was elected Labour MP in 1991 and a Cabinet minister from 1997 to 2010. He the author of fifteen books, including "Don't Play with Apartheid", "Mistaken Identity: the wrong face of the law", "Sing the Beloved Country" and "Mandela".
how South Africa's sporting heroes are made
217 pp., illus., paperback,
Michael Jenkins interviewed thirteen of South Africa's sporting champions, including AB de Villiers, Francois Hougaard, Ryan Sandes, "Beast" Mtawarira and Bridgitte Hartley.
Michael Jenkins works in the film and media industry. He started the Ubuntu Football Academy in Cape Town in 2009.
FROM THE BALTIC TO THE CAPE,
the journey of three families
273 pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback,
Ivan Kapelus traces the history of the Kapelus, Dorfman and Hotz families, from fourteenth century Lithuania to twentieth century South Africa.
the road from Mangaung to 2030
186 pp., paperback,
Raymond Parsons examines the economic, social and political factors behind the unemployment, poverty and inequality that continue to plague South Africa.
Raymond Parsons is currently Professor in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences at North West University. He has published a number of books on the South Africa economy, and edited the collection of essays, "Zumanomics" (2009).
272 pp., paperback,
A literary biography of South African playwright, poet, novelist and activist Sindiwe Magona. Sindiwe Magona was born in rural Transkei in 1943. She has written two sequential biographies, "To my Children's Children" (1990) and "Forced to Grow" (1992), two short story collections, "Living, Loving and Lying Awake at Night" (1991) and "Push-Push"(1996), the novels, "Mother to Mother (1998) and "Beauty's Gift", and a play, "Vukani!".
Dianne Shober is currently Deputy Head of the English Department at the University of Fort Hare.
EVEN THE COWS WERE AMAZED,
shipwreck survivors in South-East Africa, 1552-1782
176 pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback,
Gillian Vernon, former director of the East London Museum, has studied the narratives of Dutch, English and Portuguese survivors of shipwrecks that occurred along the coast of south-eastern Africa between the 16th and 18th centuries: the Belem, the Stavenisse, the Bennebroeck, the Grosvenor, the Dodington, the Santo Espiritu and the Madre de Deus. In this book she describes the background of these narratives, the circumstances of the wrecks, the long journeys the survivors undertook on foot, and the people they encountered.
MAID IN SA,
30 ways to leave your madam
100 pp., illus., paperback,
A humorous look at the relationship between domestic workers and their madams.
Zukiswa Wanner, writer and journalist, was born in Zambia and currently lives in Nairobi. She is the author of the novels 'Madams: a wildly provocative novel', 'Men of the South', 'And Behind every Successful Man'. She wrote a book with Alf Kumalo, '8115: A Prisoner's Home' about Nelson Mandela's family home.