New Arrivals 25th to 1st of May 2014

Angelou (M.) HIS DAY IS DONE, a Nelson Mandela tribute
43 pp., illus., hardback, d.w., New York, 2014. R225
"This poem was written on behalf of the American people on the occasion of the death of Nelson Mandela on December 5, 2013, at the request of the U.S.Department of State."

American poet, writer, teacher and director Maya Angelou lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Gray (S.) ROUGH PASSAGE, and other poems
95 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R160
A new collection of poems by Stephen Gray, bringing together poems previously published in English-language journals around the world.

Academic, critic, editor and writer Stephen Gray was born in Cape Town in 1941 and lives in Johannesburg. Until 1992 he was Professor of English at Rand Afrikaans University. He has published novels, poetry, biography, essays and a play. His latest volumes of poetry include "Shelley Cinema" (2006) and "Taking Off" (2012).
Grobbelaar (T.) ed. ROAD TRIPPING, South Africa
208 pp., 4to., maps, colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R295
A selection of twenty road trips, with detailed maps, distances, driving times, useful websites and suggestions on where to eat, drink and stay. Trips include St Lucia, through Swaziland to the Kruger National Park; Long Tom Pass to Sabie, Pilgrim's Rest, Motlatse River Canyon and Graskop; the Anglo-Zulu War battlefield route from Dundee to Durban; the Cederberg from Ceres via central Cederberg, Clanwilliam and Wuppertal; and the circular route around Makhado via Elim and Thohoyandou.
Horwitz (A.K.) ed. & Sekete (M.) photo. STEPPING UP, the stories of a new generation of South African leadership
289 pp., oblong 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R250
Thirty alumni of the Ford Foundation International Fellowship Programme tell their stories. Alumni include filmmaker Lichelle Barry and writer Andile Mngxitama.
Khosa (G.) ed. SYSTEMIC SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT INTERVENTIONS IN SOUTH AFRICA, some practical lessons from development practitioners
111 pp., 4to., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R150
This book looks at two systemic improvement programmes implemented in Mthawelanga circuit in the Eastern Cape and Retladirela circuit in the North West Province by partnerships between government, JET Education Services, and private sector organisations.

Contributions include:
"The Systemic School Improvement Model" by Godwin Khosa
"JET's Approach to Teacher Development" by Chimwenwe Kamanga
"Parental Involvement in Improving Schooling" by Kedibone Boka
"Lessons on District-level Support and Integration" by Godwin Khosa, with Dina Mashamaite and Koleka Ntantiso.
le Clos (C.) & Subrayan (M.) UNBELIEVABLE!,
109 pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R175
South African swimmer Chad le Clos relates the story of his rise to Olympic stardom to writer and motivational speaker Myan Subrayan. Chad le Clos beat Michael Phelps in the 200 metres butterfly final at the 2012 Olympics. He came second in the 100 metres butterfly final.
Leonard (F.) THE CHICKEN THIEF,
223 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R220
A political thriller about "a bright young man struggling to find his way is a southern African country wracked by political unrest and a crumbling economy." from the back cover

Fiona Leonard was born and grew up in Australia. She has worked as a diplomat, foreign and trade policy consultant and freelance writer and has travelled the world. Currently she lives in Ghana.
Nicol (M.) et. al MANDELA, the authorised portrait
400 pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Second Revised Edition, Johannesburg, (2006) 2014. R700
A biography of Nelson Mandela.
Mac Maharaj and Ahmed Kathrada were editorial consultants.
Foreword by Kofi Annan.
Introduction by Desmond Tutu.
Includes more than sixty specially commissioned interviews conducted by Tim Couzens, Rosalind Coward and Amina Frense. Interviewees include Ahmed Kathrada, Pallo Jordan, Gillian Slovo, Tony Blair, Antjie Krog, Nadine Gordimer, Gordon Brown, Bono, Mac Maharaj, Thabo Mbeki, Verne Harris, Jakes Gerwel, Cyril Ramaphosa, Bill Clinton, and many others.
New to this edition are 28 pages of tributes from the South African and international community following Nelson Mandela's death on 5 December 2013.
Uys (I.) ENDURING VALOUR, South Africa's Cross of Honour
293 pp., map, illus., paperback, Revised Edition, Durban, (1992) 2014. R250
A revised edition of "Cross of Honour", originally published in 1992.

The Honoris Crux (Cross of Honour) was South Africa's premier gallantry decoration awarded to members of the South African Defence Force between 1952 and 2003. Ian Uys relates the stories behind over three hundred of these awards and other medals for bravery awarded to South African soldiers, sailors and airmen.
Wilcox (J.) FIRE ACROSS THE VELDT,
380 pp., paperback, Reprint, London, (2013) 2014. R175
A new Simon Fonthill novel by John Wilcox set in South Africa during the Anglo-Boer War.

British author John Wilcox has written ten Simon Fonthill novels, a Simon Fonthill short story and two works of non-fiction.

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