New Arrivals 24th to 30th of October 2013

Davids (C.) & Abrahams (J.) BULLETS OVER BISHOP LAVIS,
92 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R120
A play set in Cape Town about two men, both of whom were involved in the struggle for democracy, who re-connect years later. This play premiered at the KKNK in 2011.

Christo Davids has been an actor since he was eleven years old, has written and directed several plays, and has won numerous awards including a Naledi Theatre Award, and a Kanna Award. This is his first published play. He is Artistic Director of Cape Heart Theatre Company and one on the company directors of Jester Productions, together with Jody Abrahams.
Actor, playwright, choreographer, film producer and director Jody Abrahams, collaborated with Davids in writing this play, and has directed it.
Grootes (S.) S.A. POLITICS UNSPUN,
239 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R180
Stephen Grootes' guide to contemporary South African politics.

"Always incisive and articulate, Grootes has become one of the most crucial voices in South African political analysis." Zapiro

Stephen Grootes hosts talk radio shows. He is also the senior political correspondent for Eyewitness News.
Martin (D.) text & illus. RONDEBOSCH, as I knew it
89 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. OUT OF PRINT
Desmond Martin records the history of forty old buildings in Rondebosch, Cape Town, where he grew up and went to school.
Nasson (B.) & Grundlingh (A.) eds. THE WAR AT HOME, women and families in the Anglo-Boer War
272 pp., map, 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2013. R410
A collection of essays that explore the causes, nature and consequences of the internment of Boer women and children in concentration camps during the Anglo-Boer War.

Contributions include:
"The Defiance of the 'Bittereinder' Woman" by Helen Bradford
"In the Veld with Nonnie de la Rey" by Zelda Rowan
"Daily Life in the Concentration Camps" and "A Clash of Cultures: British doctors versus Boer women" by Elizabeth van Heyningen
"Black People and the Camps" by Bill Nasson
"'Faded Flowers'? Children in the concentration camps" by Se Duff
"The 'Terrible Laughter' of the Boers: humour in the war" by Sandra Swart
"In Emily Hobhouse's Words" by Albert Grundlingh.
Shaft (K.) dir. CAST THE FIRST STONE,
70 minutes running time, DVD, , 2012. R355
A film about a priest who takes a job in crime-ridden Alexandra township.
Singh (A.) et. al. MANDELA, a film and historical companion
159 pp., oblong 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback , First S.A.Edition, Johannesurg, 2013. R295
Published to accompany the release of the feature film, "Mandela", based on Nelson Mandela's autobiography, "Long walk to Freedom", directed by Anant Singh.

Foreword by Ahmed Kathrada.

Contributions include:
"Producing 'Mandela'" by Anant Singh
"Directing 'Mandela'" by Justin Cartwright
"Designing 'Mandela'" by production designer Johnny Breedt
"Introduction" by screenwriter William Nicholson.

Includes extracts from Nelson Mandela's autobiography and other writings, quotes from the film script, stills from the film and historical photographs.

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