New Arrivals 21st to 27th of November 2013

Cann (J.P.) THE FLECHAS, insurgent hunting in eastern Angola, 1965-1974
64 pp., 4to., maps, illus., paperback, Solihull & Durban, 2013. R185
The Flechas were an elite Portuguese special forces unit created in 1966 during the Portuguese colonial war in Angola. Composed of indigenous Bushmen able to live and fight in the extremely difficult terrain of eastern Angola and under the command of the Portuguese secret police (PIDE), this unit was active until the end of the war in 1974.

John Cann is a Research Fellow at Marine Corps University. U.S.A. A retired naval captain and flight officer he served on the staffs of the Chief of Naval Operations and the Secretary of Defence and was awarded the Portuguese Medal of Don Afonso Henriques and the Portuguese Navy Cross Medal.
Dugard (J.), St.Clair (A.L.) & Gloppen (S.) eds. CLIMATE TALK, rights, poverty and justice
250 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R370
A collection of essays which focus on the impacts of climate change on poor communities and seek to integrate fairness related to environmental issues and fairness related to socio-economic issues.

Contributions include:
"The Role of Social Justice and Poverty in South Africa's National Climate Change Response White Paper" by Kjersti Flottum and Oyvind Gjerstad
"Climate Change, Poverty and Climate Justice in South Africa: the case of COP17" by Jill Johannessen
"Qwasha! Climate justice community dialogues compilation vol.1: voices from the streets" by Molefi Mafereka Ndlovu
"Payment for Ecosystem Services versus Ecological Reparations: the 'green economy', litigation and a redistributive eco-debt grant" by Khadija Sharife and Patrick Bond
"Let's Work Together: environmental and socio-economic rights in the courts" by Jackie Dugard and Anna Alcaro.

Jackie Dugard is a visiting senior fellow at the School of Law, University of the Witwatersrand. She is also a senior researcher at the Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa (SERI).
Asunción Lera St.Clair is Research Director at the International Centre for Climate and Environmental Research-Oslo (CICERO), former Professor of Sociology at the University of Bergen, and Associated Senior Researcher at the Chr Michelsen Institute in Bergen.
Siri Gloppen is Professor of Comparative Politics at the University of Bergen.
Keniston (B.) CHOOSING TO BE FREE, the life story of Rick Turner
251 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R225
A biography of South African academic philosopher Rick Turner, shot through the window of his Durban home by an unknown gunman in 1978.

A supporter of the emerging black trade union movement and the Black Consciousness Movement, Rick Turner taught political science at the University of Natal in the 1970s. In 1973 he published the book, "The Eye of the Needle, towards participatory democracy in South Africa". The following year he was banned for five years by the South African authorities. In 1976 he was awarded a Humboldt Fellowship by Heidelberg University but was refused permission to travel to Germany. His killers have never been identified.

"The continuing relevance of the ideas of Rick Turner and the challenge they pose need to be brought into the present, and Billy Keniston has made a valuable contribution through this book. Innovatively and with atmosphere, he recalls a very important period in the creation of a democratic South Africa." Professor Gerhard Maré
Mhlongo (N.) AFTER TEARS,
226 pp., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (2007) 2013. R235
A reprint of Niq Mhongo's novel about a young man who, having failed his law studies at the University of Cape Town, has gone home to Soweto and is afraid to tell his family and friends the truth.

"Niq Mhlingo is one of the most high-spirited and irreverent new voices of South Africa's post-apartheid literary scene." New York Times

"'After Tears' has all the ingredients of a rollicking read; humour, colourful characters and sobering, social relevance." Fred Khumalo, Sunday Times

Niq Mhlongo is also the author of the novels "Dog Eat Dog" and "Way Back Home".
Oosthuizen (A.) photo & Kleyn (L.) & Slinger (D.) text BRIEWE UIT DIE TANKWA,
184 pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Reprint, Pretoria, (2013) 2016. R415
A collection of photographs by Adriaan Oosthuizen, taken while travelling the smaller roads between Ceres and Calvinia, through the desert region known as the Tankwa-Karoo. In the accompanying text Leti Kleyn describes her visits to this area of South Africa and farm labourer Dawid Slinger shares memories and stories from his life.

Text in Afrikaans.
Opperman (D.) DONKERLAND, soos oorvertel deur Kerneels Breytenbach
443 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R225
A re-working of Deon Opperman's Afrikaans drama, "Donkerland", written for South African television. Seven generations of the De Witt family, on a farm in Natal, live through the Great Trek, the Zulu Wars, the Anglo-Boer War, the Great Depression, the 1948 election, the Border War, the Soweto Uprising and the transition to a democratic South Africa.

Playwright Deon Opperman has written over fifty plays and has twice been awarded the Hertzog Prize. Recent television dramas include "Kruispad" and "Getroud met Rugby".
Journalist, writer and publisher Kerneels Breytenbach. His collection of short stories, "Morsdood van die Honger", won the 1993 CNA Debut Prize. He is also the author of the novels, "Glimlag" and "Piekniek by Hangklip".
198 pp., illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2012. R140
Foreword by King Goodwill Zwelithini Zulu.

A collection of Zulu folk tales, told to Myra Scheepers by Zulu speakers in the vicinity of Vryheid.

Text in Afrikaans.

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